Thursday, April 5, 2018

donnelly news

Apr 7th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, this column marks the start of my 11th year doing this Manga Takk to all my loyal readers out there for supporting my work
Weather news: “If you do not like the weather in Mn. just wait, and it will change.” We woke up to several inches snow on Saturday morning, by late aft /early eve much of it had melted. Sunday was kind of cool, but not too bad. Monday brought us more snow, and we had a storm on Tuesday. Some of the snow melted on Wednesday
 St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: On April 8th there will be the installation of council members at both churches during services
St John's spring fling ppd to April 21st at the church from 10:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. bake/white elephant/card sale and lunch served
GSLC NEWS: there will be a family fun day at Gs on April 8th starting at 3 pm with board games and a potluck dinner at 5 pm
There will be an open forum after Sunday service's on April 22 and 29 to begin our discussion.  Pastor Randy Freund of the Augustana District will join us on that day to give us an overview of mission needs in our area as well as abroad
Bridges of Hope, a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one is being held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10: 00 a.m., call the funeral home for information  
Widows and widowers meet on April 8th for lunch in the basement of the old #1 there is an elevator in the front of the building
CROP walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Church
Glacial ridge women of the elca will meet on April 23rd at Trinity –Benson, with registration starting at 4 p.m., at 6:15 p.m. there will be a concert by the Benson 9th grade girls’ choir and a presentation about 25 years at the Heartland Ranch of Benson
Marian Grossman will be performing at Zion Lutheran-Morris on April 8th potluck lunch at 11:30 am the recital at 1 pm
The following events are being held today (Saturday) Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner starting at 3 p.m. at the Hancock community center. ( His grandfather is from Donnelly ); the Donnelly city council at city hall at 4 p.m., RUSC Kinship 3rd annual Quarter Kraze at 3 p.m. at the legion Morris, An open house bridal shower honoring Laura Johnson, bride-to-be of Tyler Roske, will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris. The couple is registered at Target. Please bring your favorite recipe for the bride to be, Easter egg hunt at Hosanna worship center at 11 a.m. (ppd from last week) Morris community church fellowship 4-8 p.m. at the church
We are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Laura Johnson and Tyler Roske. Parents of the bride are Amanda and Chris Graham, Ellabell, GA and Paul Johnson, Morris. Parents of the groom are Holly and John Riley, Morris and Russell Roske, Donnelly. A June 2, 2018 wedding is being planned.
Donnelly community club meeting scheduled for April 9th has been postponed to April 16th 7 p.m. at the community hall. The firemen will also meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall that night. Stacy (Volker) Peterson was the winner of the hoodie for those that joined the community club.

A belated 102nd birthday wish goes out to former Donnelly area resident Ruth (Jergenson) Strand
Death notice David Pederson of Woodbury passed away on March 31st Local survivors include his sister in law Lorraine (Jim) Aanerud of Donnelly
Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her apt ; Maundy Thursday , Good Friday services and Easter services at Gs w/Eystad’s; Jerry Anderson visitation at funeral home, and  memorial service at first; fish fry at Eagles, Jerry Lesmeister visitation at funeral home and service at assumption, NAPS with Eystad’s  at senior center, BBB at met lounge




Thursday, March 29, 2018

donnelly news

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well old man winter refuses to go away, although we did not get the predicted storm over the weekend, we have gotten several inches of snow but most of it is rapidly melting this week. However, they are predicting more snow for the weekend
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: On April 8th there will be the installation of council members at both churches during services
St John's spring fling is April 14 at the church from 10:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. bake/white elephant/card sale and lunch served
Bridges of Hope, a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one is being held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10: 00 a.m., call the funeral home for information  
Widows and widowers meet on April 8th for lunch in the basement of the old #1 there is an elev. in the front of the bldg.
Dakota Road in concert on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at faith-Morris, CROP walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Church
There is an Easter egg hunt at the Hosanna Worship Center –Morris today (Saturday) at 11 a.m.

Donnelly Community Club, Inc. is giving away a 50th Anniversary Donnelly Threshing Bee Hoodie on April 1, 2018. And that's no fooling! Anyone who signs up and pays for a membership by April 1 will have their name entered in the drawing for the hoodie. Memberships are $10 per person and payment needs to be paid to the DCCI Treasurer by Aprilia 1 to qualify for the drawing. Joining the Donnelly Community Club is a GREAT way to show support for your community. We host the annual Donnelly Threshing Bee, Annual Ice Cream Social, Community Halloween party, and Santa's visit to Donnelly. Join us and help make Donnelly the best that it can be! Please note there is no work obligation associated with membership Mail memberships to 22662 120th Street Herman, MN 56248
Death notice: Jerry Anderson of Morris passed away on March 23rd local survivors include his wife Arndell (Jergenson) and her family of Morris/Donnelly area
May Beyer of Alexandria passed away on March 17th survivors include her sister Peggy (Wally) Horning of the Chokio/Donnelly area
Jerry Lesmeister of Morris passed away on March 25th preceded in death by his first wife Jeanne (Anderson) of Donnelly; her parents were Shirley (Anderson) Holman and the late (Richard) Dick Anderson of Donnelly
Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner will be held on Aprilia 7th starting at 3 p.m. at the Hancock community center. His grandfather is from Donnelly
Rendsville 4-h meets on April 2nd at 7 p.m. at St John's
Donnelly city council meets on April 7th at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Stevens County Genealogical Society meets on April 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library meeting room
RUSC Kinship 3rd annual Quarter Kraze April 7th at 3 p.m. at the legion Morris
On April 9th from 3:30-3:34 P.M. the bookmobile will be in town on main st, and at 7 P.M. the Community club and the firemen will meet at the community and fire halls
An open house bridal shower honoring Laura Johnson, bride-to-be of Tyler Roske, will be held Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris. The couple is registered at Target. Please bring your favorite recipe for the bride to be
We are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Laura Johnson and Tyler Roske. Parents of the bride are Amanda and Chris Graham, Ellabell, GA and Paul Johnson, Morris. Parents of the groom are Holly and John Riley, Morris and Russell Roske, Donnelly. A June 2, 2018 wedding is being planned.
Donnelly rod and gun club annual meeting April 3rd starting at 5 P.M. at West Pomme Lodge
Tom Holland and Tyler Henrichs were members of the old # 1 bb team that won the MACE Men's Class A Basketball Tournament.
 Casey's Courage! Be the Match!  (Casey Lesmeister) at Prairie Ridge medical associates, Morris campus, on April 3rd, and at the Elbow Lake campus on April 4th, 9 A.M. 3 P.M both days
Past week: Donnelly co-op mtg –Donnelly, open house at titan machinery and Larson farm supply –Herman, visit to my aunt pearl at her apt as Skyview, habitat for humanity pork chop feed-faith, westrom-Backer town hall mtg library –Morris, dfd fish fry community hall, this and that sale federated, cattlemen's steak fry hotel 200, be the match at faith, wbl ins annual meeting Minnewaska house starbuck





Thursday, March 22, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 24th-30th 
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: As I am writing this on Tue. morning, it is the first day of spring, but it looks more like the first day of winter outside with several inches of snow on the ground, and they are also talking more snow for this weekend.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news:  Joint services at St John’s on March 25 at 11 a.m., Sunday school will meet at St John’s that day at 9:45 a.m., and be singing at services that day
Bridges of Hope, a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one is being held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10: 00 a.m., call the funeral home for information
 Gslc news:  Holy week Services: March 25th Palm Sunday services, and confirmation at 9 a.m.  March 29th and 30th services at 7 p.m., Easter Sunday at 9 a.m.
There will be a Choir for Community Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00P.m.at Assumption Church in Morris. Please call Linda Hodgson with any questions or to let her know you would like to participate at 320-287-1027. The final rehearsal will be Sunday evening March 25 at 6:00 P.m.
There is a Easter egg hunt at Hosanna Worship Center March 31st at 11 a.m.
The "This and That" sale will be held at the Federated church today (Saturday) 9 a.m. -12:30 P.m.
Dakota Road in concert on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at faith-Morris, CROP walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Church
There will be a Palm Sunday breakfast at Faith at 9:30 a.m.
Casey's Courage! Be the Match! March 25th, 1-4 P.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris (Casey Lesmeister) There will be a silent auction and bake sale on Sunday, March 25 at Faith Lutheran Church during the “Be the Match” drive, with the proceeds going to the Lesmeister family. If you are willing to donate some baked goods or silent auction items that would wonderful! Silent auction items can be dropped off at the church during their business hours M-F and baked goods can be dropped off Sunday A.M. before their 8:45 a.m. service. Please have baked goods packaged for sale. 

Donnelly Community Club, Inc. is giving away a 50th Anniversary Donnelly Threshing Bee Hoodie on April 1, 2018. And that's no fooling! Anyone who signs up and pays for a membership by April 1 will have their name entered in the drawing for the hoodie. Memberships are $10 per person and payment needs to be paid to the DCCI Treasurer by April 1 to qualify for the drawing. Joining the Donnelly Community Club is a GREAT way to show support for your community. We host the annual Donnelly Threshing Bee, Annual Ice Cream Social, Community Halloween party, and Santa's visit to Donnelly. Join us and help make Donnelly the best that it can be! Please note there is no work obligation associated with membership Mail to: 22662 120th Street Herman, MN 56248
Death notice: none
Lola Michaelson was born February 26, 2018, to Jeremy Michaelson and Hannah McNally of Morris, MN. Lola weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18.75 in. long. Grandparents are Joan and the late Gary Michaelson of Morris, MN, Audrey and the late Steven Larson of Donnelly, MN, and Tom McNally of Crawfordsville, IN. the great-grandparents, are Don and Algene Larson Donnelly, great- great, grandmother is Bertha Larson of Morris
Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner on April 7th starting at 3 p.m. at the Hancock community center
Rendsville 4-h meets on April. 2nd at 7 p.m. at St John’s
Donnelly city council meets on April. 7th at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Stevens County Genealogical Society meets on April. 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library meeting room
RUSC Kinship 3rd annual Quarter Kraze April 7th at 3 p.m. at the legion Morris
The MBA Storm Bantams are the Minnesota Class B third place winners; Brady Loge is a member of that team
Past week: a visit to my aunt peal in her apt. KMRS spring expo the lee center; Lions pancake breakfast at Lee Center, FFA alumni dinner MAES, defibrillator training at Kongsvinger. Meatball dinner at Peace –Barrett, a visit to friends at the Barrett Care center, Lenten services at Gs with Eystad's










Thursday, March 15, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 17th-23rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news thankfully the blizzard predicted for Sunday failed to arrive, temperatures have been fairly mild this week, enabling some snow and ice to melt. Of course, we still got a few more weeks of bb tournaments to come

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services conclude with services on March 21st at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward, see the March newsletter for a list of Holy week services
Defibrillator training will take place on March 18th at Kongsvinger about 9:30 a.m. following services
Contact the church office for info about ordering Easter Lilly's for either church


Gslc news:  Lenten services at the church conclude at 7 p.m. on March 21st, there is a sign- up sheet at the church for Easter lilies
Holy week services March 25th Palm Sunday services and confirmation at 9 a.m.  March 29th and 30th services at 7 p.m., Easter sun at 9 a.m.
Mitch Koosmann will give a presentation during adult Ed about 10:30 a.m. on March., 18th about his mission work in North Africa
There will be a Choir for Community Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00P.m.at Assumption Church in Morris. Please call Linda Hodgson with any questions or to let her know you would like to participate at 320-287-1027. The rehearsals will be Sunday evenings on March 18 at 7:00 P.m., and March 25 at 6:00 P.m.
Easter egg hunt at Hosanna worship center March 31st at 11 a.m.
Installation service for Rev. Daniel Belgum-Blad, as pastor of First Lutheran on March 25th, at 9:30 a.m. with potluck dinner to follow
The "This and That" sale will be held at the Federated church on March 24th 9 a.m. -12:30 P.m.
Dakota road in concert on Apr 7th at 6:30 pm at faith-Morris, crop walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 pm at Federated church
Palm Sunday breakfast at Faith at 9:30 am
Donnelly youth club will meet on March. 21st, 4-6 p.m. at St John's
Donnelly fire dept. annual fish fry is March 23rd, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the community hall



Casey's Courage! Be the Match! March 25th, 1-4 P.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris (Casey Lesmeister)

Habit for humanity pork chop feed March 22nd 4:30-7P.m. Faith- Morris free will offering
Donnelly community club held a lengthy meeting on March 12th at the Hall as we start making plans for this yrs. bee and other events
Donnelly Community Club, Inc. is giving away a 50th Anniversary Donnelly Threshing Bee Hoodie on April 1, 2018. And that's no fooling! Anyone who signs up and pays for a membership by April 1 will have their name entered in the drawing for the hoodie. Memberships are $10 per person and payment needs to be paid to the DCCI Treasurer by April 1 to qualify for the drawing. Joining the Donnelly Community Club is a GREAT way to show support for your community. We host the annual Donnelly Threshing Bee, Annual Ice Cream Social, Community Halloween party, and Santa's visit to Donnelly. Join us and help make Donnelly the best that it can be!
Mail to:
22662 120th Street Herman, MN 56248
Death notice: Edward Stahn, of Clear Lake, SD passed away on March 8th survivors include his father former Donnelly area resident Art (Pat) Stahn of Chokio and their family
On March 19th at 7 p.m.., the Donnelly Fire Department will meet at the fire hall
B Inspired-Morris 2nd anniversary open house is on March 17th starting at 9 a.m.
Lola Michaelson was born February 26, 2018, to Jeremy Michaelson and Hannah McNally of Morris, MN. Lola weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18.75 in. long. Grandparents are Joan and the late Gary Michaelson of Morris, MN, Audrey and the late Steven Larson of Donnelly, MN, and Tom McNally of Crawfordsville, IN. the great-grandparents, are Don and Algene Larson Donnelly, great- great, grandmother is Bertha Larson of Morris


Past week a visit to my aunt Pearl in apt in Morris, owl bb in Hancock and subsection bb games at the UMM, glacial ride elca conference in Alberta, community club mtg in Donnelly ,Lenten services at GS










Thursday, March 8, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 10-16th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, this issue is dedicated to the memory of my mom who passed away March 14th, 1994

Weather news well after hibernating most of the year old man winter decided to wake up and make up for lost time, Monday brought another storm with about 10 inches of snow meaning snow removal equipment has been kept very busy the past few weeks. It appears he is not done yet as another storm is predicted for the weekend, thankfully temps have been fairly moderate.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue every week until March 21st at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches, March 14th at St John’s  March 21st Kong. A complete schedule can be found in the February newsletter

Contact the church office for info about ordering Easter Lilly’s

Gslc news:  Lenten services continue at the church at 7 p.m. until March 21st, there is a sign- up sheet at the church for Easter lilies

The ELCA glacial ridge conference assembly will be held at 3 P.m. on March 11th at Trinity Lutheran church -Alberta

There will be a Choir for Community Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00P.m.at Assumption Church in Morris. Please call Linda Hodgson with any questions or to let her know you would like to participate at 320-287-1027. The rehearsals will be Sunday evenings on March 11 at 7:00P.m., March 18 at 7:00P.m., and March 25 at 6:00P.m.

The “This and That” sale will be held at the Federated church on March 24th 9a.m. -12:30 P.m.

Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on March 11th; all widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elevator in front of the old # 1

The Stevens County Republican Party convention is March 16th 7 p.m. at the legion-Morris

Casey’s Courage! Be the Match! March 25th, 1-4 P.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris (Casey Lesmeister)

Habit for humanity pork chop feed March 22nd 4:30-7P.m. faith Morris free will offering

Death notice: Robert “Danny” Kloos of the Herman/Donnelly area passed away on March 4th. Many of you will remember him as the bass singer of the Kongsvinger quartet for about 50 years.

On March 12th, from 3:45-4 p.m., the Bookmobile will be in town on Main St., and at 7 p.m., the Donnelly Fire Department will meet at the fire hall and Donnelly community club meets  at community hall at as we start making plans for the bee on August 25th, and 26th the tri-feature Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt
 B Inspired-Morris 2nd aniv open house Mar 17th starting at 9 am

Past week visit to aunt Pearl in apt in Morris, Lou Kopel birthday party at the Donnelly community hall, tiger boys bb game at h.s, West Central homes annual meeting at Faith, NAPS at sr. center, Lenten services At Gs (w/Eystads) dinner with Mark Koepke at old # 1











Thursday, March 1, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 3rd-9th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:  well we got a lot of snow last week enough to keep the snow removal equipment busy all weekend and into this week, thankfully warmer weather has melted some of it
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue every week until March 21st at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches, March 7th at Kongsvinger and March 14th at St John’s. A complete schedule can be found in the February newsletter
Gslc news:  Bridal shower for Janessa Maier bride to be of Tyler Solive at 10 a.m. today (Saturday) at the church. She is the granddaughter of Myron Bruer
Lenten services continue at the church at 7 p.m. until March 21st  
There will be a Kingdom ball at the Morris Evangelical Free church today (Saturday) 6-8 p.m. at the church
Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays: March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elevator in front of the old # 1
Herman red hatters meet at Hunan Spring Buffet in Fergus Falls on Monday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m.
Rendsville 4-h meets on March 5th at 7 p.m. at St. John’s
The Stevens County Republican Party convention is March 16th 7 p.m. at the legion-Morris
Copies of the 2018 RTA phone books are now available at HD and co in Donnelly or in other towns served by the company.
Today (Saturday) there is a celebration of Lou Kopel's 90th birthday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall. (No gifts, please) and the Donnelly city council meets at 4 p.m. in the council chamber
 Death notice: Johnny Manning of Morehead passed away on February. 25th survivors include his wife former Donnelly resident Maryann Sutter
On March 12th, from 3:45-4 p.m., the Bookmobile will be in town on Main St., and at 7 p.m., the Donnelly Fire Department will meet at the fire hall and Donnelly community club meets  at community hall at as we start making plans for the bee on August 25th, and 26th the tri-feature Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt
Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt in Morris, Odd fellows meatball dinner, wilts visitation and funeral in Herman, visit to Sam Johrdheim, in his house in Donnelly, community meal at Faith-Morris, and Bible study and Lenten services at Gs w/ Eystads







Thursday, February 22, 2018

donnelly news

Feb 24th-mar 2nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.



Weather news: As I was writing my column last week, they were talking about a blizzard for the weekend, but it never materialized although I understand there was some blowing and drifting in the country on Tuesday. We did get several inches of snow Monday evening, however, which was enough for me to have to blow for the first time this year, and as I am writing this more snow is predicted for this week

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Chad Smith will lead a course in the use of the defibrillator installed at Kongsvinger in memory of Steve Larson on February 25th following services. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lenten services continue every week until March 21st at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches, February 28th at St John’s, March 7th at Kongsvinger.A complete schedule can be found in the February newsletter

KLCW will meet on March 1st at 11 a.m. in the blue room of the West Central Homes, followed by a potluck dinner. Note change of meeting place

Gslc news:  Lenten services continue at the church at 7 p.m. until March 21st   

There will be a Kingdom ball at the Morris Evangelical Free church on March 3rd, 6-8 p.m. at the church

There will be a BOLD women’s event, at First-Morris on February 25th, 12-4 p.m.



Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays: March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elevator in front of the old # 1

St Mary's –Morris annual dinner auction is today (Saturday) 4-10 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Morris                   

Herman red hatters meet at Human Spring Buffet in Fergus Falls on Monday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. 

Donnelly city council meets on March 3rd at 4 p.m. in the council chamber

Rendsville 4-h meets on March 5th at 7 p.m. at St. John’s

Copies of the 2018 RTA phone books are now available at HD & co in Donnelly or in other towns served by the company.

Death notice: Millie Wilts of Herman passed away on January 21st survivors include her son Doug (Ellen) Willits & their family of the Donnelly/Chokio area

The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on March 12th 3:45-4 p.m.

The Hancock Owls boys’ basketball team won the Pheasant Conference championship this year; Bennett Nienhaus is a member of that team

Past week a visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, Backman welding open house Morris, a visit to friends in the Barret Care center, a visit to my friend Mark Koepke, at his apt in Morris. Lenten services at Gs (w/Eystads)