Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Please remember that the success of this column depends in part on my readers feeding me info so if you have news for me please call or e-mail me or leave it one of my "mail" boxes
As I was writing my column last week it started snowing and then stormed most of Thur forcing most schools in the area to cancel classes and much of the weekend was spent digging out again a task made more difficult by -0 temps. They have moderated some this week but it still felt cold due to the wind.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS : The Jan newsletter is now out and extra copies are available in the narthex of ea. church.
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
Dates for the annual meetings of both churches have now been set. St. John's will be held on Jan 24th following the 11 am worship service; potluck dinner to follow.
Kongsvinger's will be held on Jan 31st following joint services at 11 am followed by a pot luck dinner.
Habit for Humanity will have their annual pancake breakfast at the American Legion in Morris on Jan 17th from 8 am -12:30 PM, free will offering
There will be an LCMC meeting at St. John's church of rural Starbuck(17852 350th Ave.) 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 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.
The Donnelly Rod & Gun Club’s Ice House Fishing Contest will be held today (Sat) from 11-4:00 on Cottonwood Lake near Donnelly. Contact Brad Backman—246-3307—with questions
The bank and the PO in Donnelly will be closed on Jan 18th for the Martian Luther King Jr. holiday.
Jada Leigh Wittern is the first baby born in 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center and thus was the winner of many prizes. Jada was born at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Her parents are Jeremyah and Nicole Wittern of Donnelly, grandparents are Becky and late Charlie Bergstrom, great grandparents are Burton and Irene Strand all of Donnelly. She was over to see her great grandparents on Jan 9th.
Claudia Anderson of Morris formerly of Donnelly passed away on Jan 4th. Her son Frederick and his father John Spohr of Donnelly are among the family that survive her.
Wally McCollar informs me that the MHS class of '55 in planing on having a 55 yr. reunion this yr. The kids who started school in Donnelly are planing on having their own mini reunion at the same time. My Mom was their first grade teacher. Tentative plans call for it to be held during PPD in Morris this summer. In addition to Wally some of the classmates from the Donnelly area are Joanne Frank,Wayne Speer,Edith Speer ,Ruth Stambaugh,Curtis Sax, David Aanerud. Sonja Sather went to school with them in Donnelly but did not graduate from Morris. If you are a member of this class or have a family member who is and want more info give Wally a call at 589-0127 or stop into see him at his shop in the CC Mall.