Thursday, January 7, 2021

Donnelly news

 

January 19th-26th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: we spent much of last week digging out from a storm that occurred on Dec 29th. so far, temps have been fairly mild this week

St, John's/Kongsvinger news: services are now being held indoors again with some restrictions in place. If you do not wish to go inside, you may remain in your car and listen in on your car radio. Services are at 9:30 a.m., on the 1st, 3rd, 5th Sun at Kongsvinger, the 2nd and 4th Sun at St, John's. Communion is on the 1st and 4th Sun of the month. The Parish office remains closed; call or e-mail if you need assistance. For the time being, Rev. Rochelle Anderson is providing pastoral care. Please contact a council president if you need pastoral care or call her at 320-287-2663. Full-fledged ss, a start-up on Jan 10th at Kong at 10:30 a.m. in the parish hall. Please check with somebody about the status of other events in the parish, i.e., .ladies aid

St. John's annual meeting is on Jan 24th, following services at about 10:30 a.m. Kong TBA

Gslc news: Annual meeting on Jan 17th following the 9 a.m. Services. Following the annual meeting, the 10:15 a.m. service will be discontinued, and there will be only one service at 9 a.m., followed by s.s.

Since things are in a state of flux, please check with your local church for their latest update on service times and details and other events. Also, remember that there are services, devotionals, etc., available on FB, YouTube, church websites, local access channels, radio, etc.

Donnelly fire Department meets on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. City council on the 1st sat of the month at 4 p.m. at city hall, Rendsville 4-h on the first Mon of the month at 6:30 p.m. at St John's. Note these are scheduled meetings and subject to change. Some, i.e., 4-H, may be done by Zoom.

Bookmobile is offering limited services along its route; contact them for specifics.

Donnelly rod & gun club's annual ice fishing contest is tentatively scheduled for Jan 16th, starting at 10 a.m. on Perkins Lake north of Morris. Even if the tournament does not happen, they will still be a drawing for raffle tickets; please mail everything into PO box 197 more info, call 287-1039 or 287-2070

Death notices: Dagny Schwendemann of Starbuck passed away on Jan 12th survivors include her brother Andy Brevig of Starbuck, formerly of the Herman/Donnelly area, and his family.

I had to get a new cell, and thus a new cell #320-349-1912. Everything else is the same 11 e 9th; aeanders@fedtel.net; landline 320-585-6435

Past week:   I drove around to see some Christmas decorations; one of my favorites was Bryon Gilbertson's home near Herman, New Year's Eve services at St. John's, Morris; worship services at ST. John Starbuck. Afterward, I had a nice visit with Pr Norm & Mrs. Olson.

 

 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

donnelly news

 

January 5th-12th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish everyone a Happy New year and say Tusen Takk for your loyal support during the past year.

Thank you to Santa's helper for the fruit basket I got for Christmas Eve. & the KCLW for the gift card I got from them

Weather news, well, we had a white Christmas; after all, it stormed here most of Wed only a few inches of snow, but visibility was not very good. We got a couple more inches on Dec. 27th

St, John's/Kongsvinger news: services are now being held indoors again with some restrictions in place. If you do not wish to go inside, you may remain in your car and listen in on your car radio. Services are at 9:30 a.m., on the 1st, 3rd, 5th Sun at Kongsvinger, the 2nd and 4th Sun at St, John's. Communion is on the 1st and 4th Sun of the month. The Parish office remains closed; call or e-mail if you need assistance. For the time being, Rev. Rochelle Anderson is providing pastoral care. Please contact a council president if you need pastoral care or call her at 320-287-2663. Please contact somebody on the status of S.S. or other events before planning to attend any events in the parish.

Several dates are available for 2021 to sponsor a KMRS broadcast; please contact the parish office if you wish to do so.

Gslc news: no morning bible study again until Jan 12th.

Since things are in a state of flux, please check with your local church for their latest update on service times and details and other events. Also, remember that there are services, devotionals, etc., available on fb, YouTube, church websites, local access channels, radio, etc.

Donnelly fire Department meets on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. City council on the 1st sat of the month at 4 p.m. at city hall, Rendsville 4-h on the first Mon of the month at 6:30 p.m. at St John's. Note these are scheduled meetings and subject to change. Some, i.e., 4-H, may be done by Zoom.

Bookmobile is offering limited services along its route; contact them for specifics.

Death notices: Leroy (Butch) Brandt of Morris passed away on Dec. 24th. He & his family used to come up to Donnelly & pitch horseshoe at the Bee for many years.

Madison Grace Morrison of Sioux Falls s.d. PASSED away on Dec. 23rd.  She was preceded in death by her great-great-grandmother former Donnelly area resident Millie LeSage.

Courtney Lehman was named honorable mention on the KMRS/KKOK/SCT all-area team

I had to get a new cell, and thus a new cell #320-349-1912. Everything else is the same 11 e 9th; aeanders@fedtel.net; landline 320-585-6435

Past week:   past week bible study at G.S., Christmas Eve services at Gs, and St John's Donnelly Christmas day services at GSLC.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

donnelly news

 

December 29th- January 5th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish everyone a Happy New year and say Tusen Takk for your loyal support during the past year.

Most Donnelly businesses will close early on New Year’s Eve and be closed on New Year’s Day.

Weather news, well, it does not appear we will have a white Christmas this yr. Temps are forecast to be relatively mild this week. However, they are now forecasting snow for later this week

St, John’s/Kongsvinger news: services are now being held indoors again with some restrictions in place. If you do not wish to go inside, you may remain in your car and listen in on your car radio. Services are at 9:30 a.m., on the 1st, 3rd, 5th Sun at Kongsvinger, the 2nd 4th Sun at St, John’s. Communion is on the 1st and 4th Sun of the month. The Parish office remains closed; call or e-mail if you need assistance. For the time being, Rev. Rochelle Anderson is providing pastoral care. Please contact a council president if you need pastoral care or call her at 320-287-2663. Please contact somebody on the status of S.S. or other events before planning to attend any events in the parish.

Several dates are available for 2021 to sponsor a KMRS broadcast; please contact the parish office if you wish to do so.

Gslc news: Our former choir director Matt Hagestuen plans to return to sing during worship services on December 27th. No Tue. A.M. bible study for the next two weeks

Since things are in a state of flux, please check with your local church for their latest update on service times and details and other events. Also, remember that there are services, devotionals, etc., available on fb, YouTube, church websites, local access channels, radio, etc.

A live-streamed event will replace the public living Nativity at Faith-Morris also no live services at first Lutheran or Federated church this year.

 

 

 

Donnelly fire Department meets on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. City council on the 1st sat of the month at 4 p.m. Rendsville 4-h on the first Mon of the month. Note these are scheduled meetings and subject to change. Some, i.e., 4-H, may be done by Zoom.

Bookmobile is offering limited services along its route; contact them for specifics.

Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Pearl Struck of Buffalo mn passed away on December 16th survivors include her granddaughter Tanya (Gulbrandson) (Ryan)Kellen of Norcross, formerly of the Donnelly area & her family

Mike Amborn of Belfair Wash passed away on December 15th .survivors include his sister Betty (Paul) Sperr of Morris, formerly of Donnelly, and their family.

Former Donnelly area resident Lloyd Bendt passed away on December 13th in Salome, AZ.

There are no services scheduled.

 

 

I have an early deadline this week, today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m., back to normal next week.

Past week:   living nativity at the Stevens county fairgrounds, parade of lights in Elbow Lake, Stacy Johnson recital at gslc

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Donnelly news

 

December 22nd- 29th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Most Donnelly businesses will close early on Christmas Eve and be closed on Christmas day. The same will be true next week for New Year’s.

Weather news, some light snow, and cold winds are a reminder of what time of the year it is

St, John’s/Kongsvinger news: services are now being held indoors again with some restrictions in place. If you do not wish to go inside, you may remain in your car and listen in on your car radio. Services are at 9:30 a.m., on the 1st, 3rd, 5th Sun at Kongsvinger, the 2nd 4th Sun at St, John’s. Communion is on the 1st and 4th Sun of the month. The Parish office remains closed; call or e-mail if you need assistance. For the time being, Rev. Rochelle Anderson is providing pastoral care. Please contact a council president if you need care or call her at 320-287-2663. Please contact somebody on the status of S.S. or other events before planning to attend any events in the parish.

Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m. at St John’s and Christmas day at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger

Several dates are available for 2021 to sponsor a KMRS broadcast; please contact the parish office if you wish to do so.

Gslc news: Christmas Eve services December 24th at 3 and 5 p.m. Christmas day; December 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Covid services at 9 a.m., regular services at 10:15 in the sanctuary, ss at 9:40 a.m. in the dining area every Sunday. No advent services on the 23rd.

 

Our former choir director Matt Hagestuen plans to return to sing during worship services on December 27th.

Since things are in a state of flux, please check with your local church for their latest update on service times and details and other events. Also, remember that there are services, devotionals, etc., available on fb, YouTube, church websites, local access channels, radio, etc.

A live-streamed event will replace the public living Nativity at Faith-Morris this year. 

 

 

 

Donnelly fire Department meets on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. City council on the 1st sat of the month at 4 p.m.

Bookmobile is offering limited services along its route; contact them for specifics.

Death notices. Jerry Sullivan of Morris passed away on December 13th survivors include his brother John and Tom of Morris. They own the old blacksmith shop and the Catholic Church in Donnelly.

Former Donnelly area resident Dorothy (Erdahl) Perry of Minneapolis, daughter of the late Henry and Doris Erdahl of Donnelly, passed away on December 8th.  Survivors include her aunt, former Donnelly area resident Bernice Erdahl of Morris, and her family.  Due to Covid 19, her service and committal was a private family one.

 

Former Donnelly resident Diane Frank Mitchell of the Minneapolis area passed away recently. Her parents were the late Clearance and Myrtle Frank. For many years they owned and operated the Donnelly hardware store.

Congrats to Courtney Lehman, a Tiger volleyball athlete of the week, Isabel Fynboh, the same in cross country

 Congrats to the Rendsville 4-h club that recently received an award for having 100% of their members turning in their records

FFA Hope Sperr, Hannah Flogstad, Jacob Moser leadership team

 

I have an Early deadline this week, today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. the same will be true next week.

Past week   bible study and advent services at Gs

Thursday, December 10, 2020

donnnelly news

Dec. 15th-22nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Weather news after a mild sunny weekend it has turned more fall-like this week.

St, John’s/Kongsvinger news: services are now being held indoors again with some restrictions in place. If you do not wish to go inside, you may remain in your car and listen in on your car radio. Services are at 9:30 a.m., on the 1st, 3rd, 5th Sun at Kongsvinger, the 2nd 4th Sun at St, John’s. Communion is on the 1st & 4th Sun of the month. The Parish office remains closed; call or e-mail if you need assistance; for the time being, Rev. Rochelle Anderson is providing pastoral care. Please contact a council president if you need care or call her at 320-287-2663. Please check with somebody on the status of S.S. and/ or other events before planning to attend else in the parish.

Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m. at St John ’s and Christmas day at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger

Several dates are available for 2021 to sponsor a KMRS broadcast contact the parish office f you with to do so.

 

 

If you wish to purchase a poinsettia for the church gardens, contact the parish office for details 246-3211

 

  Gslc news: advent services continue at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through December 23rd; Christmas Eve services December 24th @ 5 p.m. Christmas day December 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the church possible another aft Christmas eve service might be added to the schedule stay tuned. Sun a.m. Covid services at 9 a.m., regular services at 10:15 in the sanctuary, ss at 9:40 a.m. in the dining area every Sunday

 

Our former choir director Matt Hagestuen plans to return to sing during worship services on December 27th.

Since things are in a state of flux, please check with your local church for their latest update on service times and details and other events. Also, remember that there are services, devotionals, etc., available on fb, YouTube, church websites—local access channels, radio, etc.

a live-streamed event will replace the public living Nativity at Faith-Morris this year

 There will be a drive-thru live Nativity on December 19th from 2 - 5 at the Stevens County Fairgrounds.

 

 

They are looking for volunteers, so if anyone wants to help, please contact the Chamber!

 

Donnelly fire Department meets on the 2nd & 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire hall.

Bookmobile is offering limited services along its route; contact them for specifics.

Death notices:  Glenn George Matejka of Alexandria, formerly of the Donnelly area, passed away on December 1st; survivors include his sister Lou Kopel of Donnelly and her family.

Dorothy (Erdahl) Perry passed away recently.. Her parents were the late Henry & Doris Erdahl of Donnelly. Survivors include her aunt, former Donnelly area resident Bernice Erdahl & her family of Morris.  I am told she lived in the cities and arrangements are still pending

Past week tour of lights on the threshing show grounds in Dalton & Albany bible study and advent services at Gs, Sauter funeral Assumption


Thursday, December 3, 2020

donnelly news

 

Dec. 8-15th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Happy Thanksgiving!! Tusen takk to all my readers out there who have helped make my column the success it is. Special thanks to my fill-in writer last week, Nancy Olson. I was in the hospital, so unable to do it.

Weather news after a mild sunny weekend it has turned more fall-like this week. Most farmers in the area have completed their fieldwork for the year.

Stj/Kong news services are now being held indoors again with some restrictions in place. If you do not wish to go inside, you may remain in your car and listen in on your car radio. Services are at 9:30 a.m., on the 1st, 3rd, 5th Sun at Kong, the 2nd 4th Sun at Stj. Communion is on the 1st & 4th Sun of the month. Parish office closed; call or e-mail if you need assistance; Rev Rochelle Anderson is providing pastoral care for the time being contact a council president if you need care. Please check with somebody on the status of S.S. and or other events before planning to attend

 

Christmas trees are in the back of each church for the annual HAT AND MITTEN TREE / TOYS FOR TOTS program, where you may drop off your donations. We are collecting scarves, hats, mittens, socks, and Christmas gift items, including books, blankets, games, colors/markers, activity/coloring books, cars, dolls, etc.) The deadline to participate in this program will be Tuesday, Dec 15th. All the items collected will be distributed locally. Thank you for making Christmas a little brighter for others

 

At our Thanksgiving Eve worship, our parish welcomed Owen James Sayles, son of Alissa and Kirby Sayles as the newest member of God's family at Kongsvinger Audray & Nancy Henrichs are the great grandparents.

Kong. Christmas card club is now open until Dec. 20th donations will go to Lu Minn, .mail your donations to the parish office or drop them off there, hat mitten toys for tots collection is underway trees located in the back of the church` if you wish to purchase a poinsettia for the church gardens contact the parish office for details 246-3211

 

  Gslc news: advent services continue at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Dec 23rd; Christmas Eve services Dec 24th @ 5 p.m. Christmas day at 10:00 a.m. at the church Covid services at 9 a.m. regular services at 10:15 in the sanctuary ss at 9:40 a.m.

Our former choir director Matt Hagestuen plans to return to sing during worship services on Dec 27th.

Other church news: Faith, First & Federated churches have suspended all live services until further notice and have gone to live stream on fb

Since things are in a state of flux, please check with your local church for their latest update on service times and details and other events. Also, remember that there are services, devotionals, etc., available on fb, YouTube, church websites—local access channels, radio, etc.

 

Dfd meets on the 2nd & 3rd Mon. of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire hall.

No more Stevens' county genealogical society meetings until further notice

Bookmobile is offering limited services along its route; contact them for specifics.

Past week Steve Krupke visitation, bible study, and advent services at Gs.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Donnelly news

 

 Nov 24-31st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news  p Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, please note that due to the Thanksgiving holiday I have an early deadline next week Wed aft about noon

lease note that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I have an early deadline next week Wed aft about noon

Weather news sort of a typical fall week, some lovely sunny warm days along with a few cold ones and some snow.

S.T. John's/Kongsvinger news: starting Nov 1st, the parish moves back inside with services at Kongsvinger on the first 3rd & 5th Sunday 2 & 4th Sundays St. John's 9:30 a.m. With restrictions masks, social distancing, no coffee hour. etc., there is SS. every Sunday after services at Kong, more info, call Aaron & Kayla Erdahl 246-3234

Thanksgiving services will be held on Nov 25th at 7:00 p.m. at St John's

Rev. Rochelle Anderson of Morris will be providing pastoral care until further notice; if you need care, contact the parish office or one of the church presidents. You can also watch our "virtue" services on Facebook, and YouTube.

 

GSLC news: there will be two services on Sun a.m. the first at 9 a.m. will be informal with no singing, and the 2nd one will be a regular one at 10:15, both in the sanctuary.  For more info, call the church at 585-6868. 

There will be a thanksgiving service on Nov 25th at 7 p.m.; advent services will be held at 7 p.m. from Dec.2nd-23rd

 A reminder that you will find virtual services, devotions, etc. on fb, YouTube, local access

No Fall Festival at Kongsvinger this yr.  I assume this applies to most of the other fall church dinners in the area. I have not seen any ads or announcements about any. Most church services have moved inside bow at least faith first have with some restrictions in place.

 

Sandra D's designs and D├ęcor is hosting a Merry & bright pop up sale on Nov 28 & 29th on the farm

.north of Donnelly on Cty rd. 9 & 14

 

Cognates' to Howard & Ditto Hennen on their 50th golden wedding anniversary r den wed celebration on Nov.21stm

Dive   by 85th birthday party for former Donnelly area resident Barb (Alm) Riley on Nov 19th from 2-4 p.m.  at her home   2nd st email to box 155 Chokio 56244

Not been feeling 100% for a while, so I have not gone to much of anything. Did drive up to Donnelly on Oct 31st. The setup  the t bee royalty had for their drive-in event this year looked nice. The ham dinner at first was good, although I would like to have had lutefisk; the veteran's bbq. They had at the legion a while ago was delicious too.