Sunday, October 11, 2009

donnelly news

Next edition Oct 10 Oct 16thth

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. If you want to read my full column, be sure to visit my blog.

The weather during the past week has been cloudy, cool, and wet. In addition to raining some every day it has been very cool and heat feels good. The forecast calls for some sunshine in the next few days but also the possibility of a hard freeze. Some farmers were able to get a few bean fields picked before the rain but everything has pretty much been at a standstill in the last week as it is very wet around here.

STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: St J Fall festival is Oct 10th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Advance sale tickets for their beef supper on Nov 10th are now on sale at the parish office or call 246-3436 or 589-3155.

There will be special congregational meetings on Oct 11th after services at both Kong and St J for the purpose of voting on calling a new pastor for the parish. Please plan to attend

The Oct parish newsletter is now out and extra copies are available in the narthex of ea church.

The Donnelly Community Club will meet at the town hall on Oct 12th at 7 pm.

The bank and po in Donnelly will be closed on Oct 12th (Columbus Day)

Deborah Denise Pritchard of Walker passed away on Apr 12th. Her mother is Alice (Devick) Hallman of Morris formerly of Donnelly.

Janet Riley of Morris passed away Sept 29th, her funeral was held on Oct 1st at Assumption church. Her son Eric (Jen) Riley and their family of Barnesville, formerly of Donnelly, are among the family members that survive her.

Fern Pasche of Hoffman passed away Oct 3rd.Two former Donnelly area resident’s; niece, Ruth (McRoberts) Cooper and sister in law Esther Pasche are among her surviving family members.

The St Co Gen Soc met on Oct 1st at the library. An open house celebrating the 25th aniv of the org will be held on Nov 5th at the library in Morris.

A baby shower for the expected baby of Tylise and Brock Graff will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17th from 2-4 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Brock’s parents are Keith and Brenda Graff; grandparents are Arven and Joan Graff. Everyone welcome

An open house wedding shower will be held for Adam and Carla (Long) Ritter on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church. Recipe cards are requested.

Congratulations to Roxanne Hammer and Austin Van Zomeren on their engagement, his parents are Bob and Deb Van Zommern of Wash, grandmother is Francis Van Zomeren of Morris formerly of Donnelly.

Congratulations to Dona (Greg) Greiner who recently won “Deputy Director of the Year” at a statewide meeting. She works for the St Co Sheriff’s dept.

Oct 2nd Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the customer appreciation breakfast at Willie’s SV and later were among a goodly crowd at the retirement open house for Janet Nordstrom at the Donnelly PO. She has been postmaster in Donnelly for over 23 yrs. Nadine Hack will be the officer in charge until a new postmaster is appointed. I also spent some time visiting friends at the WWV and the Sunrise Apts in Morris as well as Sam and Dorothy Jordheim in Donnelly.

A little sidelight to the above story, a former neighbor was working at a camp out in Montana one summer and got to visiting with one of the guests who said he was from PA. She said she was from a small town in MN. He said I only know of the two towns in MN, Breckenridge and Donnelly. It turns out his grandfather had been postmaster in Donnelly for a number of years preceding Fred Gerber.

Oct 3rd Jim and Lou Eystad & I were among others from the area that traveled to Willmar for the mtg on recent ELCA church wide decisions. Rev Scott Ground and Rev Steve King talked about the implications of the decisions made at the assembly. It also afforded me the opportunity to visit a little with former Donnelly resident Rev Luther Johnson.

Oct 5th I attended the visitation for Earl Wevley at First Lutheran in Morris. His son Willard is a classmate.

Joan Kopacek and I were among those who took in the health care forum at the MAES on Oct 7th. En route home
I stopped to visit my aunt Pearl (Albert) Anderson.

The following were guests of Peal A Anderson on Sun , her daughter Nancy and Harold Leir from Pine City, Carol Karmendy of Minneapolis, Bonnie Fabian Herman, Nave and Wink Johnson of Herman , Larry and Peggy Wilke of Donnelly. I stopped in to visit her in the eve en route home from the Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center fund-raising dinner at the Assumption Catholic church in Morris.

Jim and Lou Eystad recently attended the supper at the Eden reformed church in Herman. On Mon Oct 12th they celebrated Jim’s birthday at the Pizza ranch in Morris.

Jerry and Joan Kopacek spent the first weekend in October at the Luther Crest Bible Camp Fall Colors Retreat. They had a very enjoyable time and the fall leaves were gorgeous.

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