Next edition Nov 28th – Dec 4th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Mostly sunny mild weather last week enabled many area farmers to get most of their corn crop picked and field work done although it will probably take another week or so for everybody in this area to finish up; that is if the weather stays semi-decent. I rode with my neighbor for a while on Fri. He said moisture levels were still about 25%; they had not figured out the yields yet but it looked good and considering the crazy growing season we had this year they were just glad to get a crop.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS The parish is collecting items for the food shelf during the months of Nov and Dec. Non perishable items may be left in the shopping cart located in the narthex of both churches. There will also be a cap and mitten tree in the narthex of both churches for the SA.
A community Christmas carol sing will be held on Dec 6th at 4 pm at St J followed by a light supper, everyone is welcome to come and help celebrate the Christmas season.
There will be no S.S. on Nov 29th due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Rev Steve King who is the education director for WA and head of Sola Publishing will be speaking at the Morris high school at 7 pm on Nov 30th responding to recent decisions of the ELCA assembly in Minneapolis last Aug. The event is sponsored by WCAWA. I have heard him speak several times and he is very good. If you want to eat before the presentation come to Morris Sr Center (603 Oregon Ave) for a free community meal beginning at 5:30 pm. Please note that the two events are not related.
WCAWA will have their annual Advent potluck dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus on Dec 5th. The program will begin at 10 a.m. with dinner to follow.
Thrivent is sponsoring a bus to the Concordia College Christmas concert on Dec 5th from Glenwood. For info about this trip or the WCAWA events call 795-2477
There are three events in the area today (Sat): Come and meet baby Ben, the son of Anna (Wernsing) and Matt Dorweiler at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Chokio, from 9-11 a.m. Come and go as you please.
A 90th birthday open house for Ruth Moerke will be held today at the Morris Sr Center from 2-4 pm.
A golden wedding anniversary celebration for Delroy and Gloria Heuer will be held at Faith Lutheran church in Morris today from 2-4 pm No gifts please.
An open house baby shower for Britney Marie Woodke, daughter of Derek and Elysia Woodke, will be held Sunday, Nov. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center.
There will be a Holidazlle trim a tree contest at the Donnelly Hall from Dec 3-5th from 2-5 pm ea day. The public can vote for their favorite tree display as well as sign up for the door prize. Winners of the Trim a Tree and door prize will be announced Saturday Dec 5 at 5 pm. Tickets will be available at the door, you can either buy a one or three day pass. The money raised will go towards the Donnelly Town Hall remodeling. Stop in for some fresh Coffee, hot Cider, and baked Goodies! Contact Sandy Dunn at 246-3292 if you would like to bring in a tree to display or for more information.
Kris Christensen of Morris passed away on Nov 18th. Survivors include his sister Karen (Richard) Johnson and family of Donnelly. Jim and Lou Eystad were among those who attended his funeral at Assumption Catholic church in Morris on Nov 21st
Robert Speer of Fergus Falls formerly of Donnelly passed away on Nov 19th. Among family members that survive him are his wife Marjorie (Trost) of Morris and her family. The family had a private family service for him.
Allie Marie Paul was born on November 17, 2009 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Mike and Trish Paul of Hancock. Grandparents are David and Connie Paul of Morris and Dianne Thomas and John Grossman of Alberta. Great grandparents are Evonne Berg of Devils Lake, N.D. Dianne and Trish are former Donnelly residents.
Congratulations to the following people who were honored for their years of service to the VFW ladies auxiliary: Liz Ascheman 35 yrs; Rosie Sax and Phyllis Smith 45 yrs; and Millie LeSage 50 yrs.
Congratulations to Nichole Gillespie who was recently named to the Pheasant Conf all conf team; the all-state academic team in VB; and MVP for the CA/HN Titians.
Pearl (Albert) Anderson and I were among those from the area who traveled to First Lutheran church in Alex on Nov 19th for the memorial service for David Heinrich. In the aft Wally McCollar and I were among those who attended the open house at SV and watched the parade of lights in Morris in the eve. Joe Kill pulled the Threshing Bee royalty float in the parade; Sandra D’s flowers also had a float in the parade.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among a good crowd at the Fireman’s annual bingo on Nov 20th. Thanks to Unger’s furniture for donating the turkey dinner I won there.
Nov 28th several of us from the area enjoyed the musical “State Fair” at the MAHS auditorium in the aft (Alyssa Uphoff was a member of the cast) and the St Olaf hand bell choir concert at Faith Lutheran in the eve. Thor Dosdall is a member of the choir and also sang a solo.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among many from the area who attended the fall festival at Kong on Nov 22nd. Later in the aft they visited David and Lavonne Day and their son Kevin at their place in Morris.