Friday, January 8, 2010

donnelly news

Next edition Jan 9th -Jan 16th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to thank all the loyal readers of this column who have made it such a success during the past yr ."Mange Takk"
Last week was fairly nice until Sat when the bottom dropped out of the thermometer and we awoke to -30 temps. It has stayed cold since although it did manage to get above 0 on Tue. As I am writing this column on Wed it is snowing and the forecast calls for a winter storm to hit our area tonight and tomorrow along with the return of very cold temps.

STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS : The regular worship schedule with S.S. will resume on Jan. 10th.
Parish Bible study on Psalms 23 begins on Jan 28th at St J (10 am) and will be repeated at Kong @ 7 pm
The area youth- org will be going tubing at Andes tower hill near Alex on Jan 17th. Meet at Kong at 1:30 pm to pool rides ,supper will follow. If you want to sign up or have any questions call 246-3293 or 246-3292
There will be an LCMC meeting at St John's church of rural Starbuck on Jan 17th at 2 PM. A rep from LCMC will be on hand to give a presentation and answer questions. for more info call 795-2477
The Jan edition of Meyer mission news is now out copies are posted in the narthex of each church for you to read as well on my blog.
The following events are taking place today (Sat) :

Former Donnelly residents Doddie Overson Williams and
Elaine Overson Storck are starting a "Donnelly Girls"
lunch get-together at Culvers Restaurant (13605 Northdale Blvd).in Rogers, MN . Any ladies who have ever lived in Donnelly are welcome to attend. Any questions, call Doddie at 763-477-5360 or Elaine at 612-385-8295.

The Stevens County Pheasants Forever is having their annual predator hunt. Skeeters Saloon in Donnelly will serve as headquarters and all entries must be turned into there by 6:30 PM. For more info call 246-3221

The Learning unlimited program "Understanding Afghanistan" that was scheduled for Jan 13th has been postponed to Jan 27th at 1 PM, at the conference room of the USDA soils lab in Morris.

Congratulations to Jake Long of the WCA Knights wrestling
team who recently notched his 175th career win.
Congratulations to Natalie Johnston and Kendra Sperr who were inducted into the National Honor Society at MAHS on Jan 4th.
Frank Snorek of St Cloud passed away on Dec 28th. Two nieces: Donna (Barry) Gades ;Gloria (Delroy) Heuer ;a nephew Gordon (Jane) Harstad and their families are among the family members that survive him
Lisa Van Horn and Josh Hennessy were married on Aug 1st at the WROC horticultural gardens in Morris .

Several from the area were among those of us who braved the frigid temps to attend the WCAWA meeting at the Glenwood retirement village on Jan 2nd. Rev Norm Olsen gave a presentation on "Standing up for the Truth" based on material from Hosanna Lutheran's experince in St Charles Ill. The next meeting will be on Feb 6th at Nora Lutheran of rural Kensington en route home I stopped at the Minnewaska home to say "Hi" to some of the residents there.
I had a call from Jerry Loher Jr who shared some news about his sons who are the MN Nat Guard. He said they had a letter recently from Andrew who is doing well so far and looking forward to coming home later this year. He plans to re enroll in St Cloud St when he returns. A unit from Fl is now training to take over the duties of Charlie Co later this year. His other son Gerald Loher III was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on Dec 19th after graduating from St Cloud St with a major in the survey of maps and science and a minor in military science. He was assigned to the 682nd engineering battalion based out of Litchfield and will be doing gold star recruiting for the guard at colleges in the St Cloud area. In June he will be going to Ft Leonard in Missouri for engineering and leadership training. You can listen to an audio clip of Andrew in Iraq at
Jan 3rd I visited Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly.
Verle and Della Dunn entertained members of the Dunn family on Christmas day and the Stevenson family on Dec 26th. Jim and Julie Busse and family of Holloway visited Verle and Della on Dec 28th.


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