next edition Jan 23-29th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. One of the things that makes living in this community so nice, is knowing that there are people who will go out of their way to assist you and I want to thank those who have done that for me recently
Temps in the 20’s and 30’s during the past week has been a welcome relief from the frigid temps of the past few weeks and it made it much easier and nicer to be out and about especially over the weekend. It has also been nice for winter sports enthusiasts especially the snowmobilers.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: Parish Bible study on Psalms 23 begins on Jan 28th at St J (10 am) and will be repeated at Kong @ 7 PM
St John's will have their annual meeting on Jan 24th following the 11 am worship service, Tom and Pearl Horning will be playing and singing; potluck dinner to follow. Annual reports are available for you to pick up in the back of the church.
On Jan 31st there will be JOINT services at Kong at 11 a.m. with the S.S. kids singing. Following services Kong will have their annual meeting followed by a pot luck dinner
Thanks to Karen Janachovsky, Jan Greiner, Elaine Harstad and Steve Nelson for helping conduct services while Pastor Judy was on vacation.
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.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is presenting a workshop: "Keeping the Farm in the Family”, Monday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. in Morris. Please RSVP to 589-1731.
Madison Rae Kaehler was born on November 19, 2009, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis, to Kraig and Sarah Kaehler. Grandparents are Bruce and Sandy Loycano of Coon Rapids, Eugene Stoneburg of Starbuck, and Milfred and Janice Kaehler of Morris. Great-grandmother is Shirley Henrichs of Donnelly.
Alice Rebecca Mahoney was born on January 15, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to David and Nichole Mahoney of Donnelly. Grandparents are David and Virginia Mahoney of Morris and Tom and Becky Olson of Fairfax. Great grandparents are Raymond and Helen Buerkle and Kathy Olson all of Fairfax.
Kyle Koehntop and Mandi Kloos were married Nov. 7, 2009 at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris. A reception and dance followed at the Old No. 1. Parents are Roger and Bonnie Koehntop of Morris and Parker and Renee Kloos of Donnelly. The couple currently resides in Morris.
Linda Harstad of Donnelly passed away on Jan 19th her funeral was held at Faith in Morris on Jan 21st. Her husband Jeff, daughter Kayla (fiancé Josh Erdahl) of Pine River, and grandson Becket Erdahl are among the family members that survive her.
Palmer Harstad of Barrett formerly of Donnelly passed away on Jan 19th, his funeral will be held today (Sat.) at the United Methodist church in Herman at 2 pm with burial at Kong Lutheran Cemetery. His mother Selma Bruse, a brother Stan (Konnie) and their family of Herman formerly of Donnelly are among the family members who survive him.
Congratulations to Nicolle Gillesipe who was named KMRS/KKOK player of the game for the Morris/C-A girls BB team on Jan 12th
Congratulations to former Donnelly resident Dr. Randy Hamling of Accelerated Chiropractic who was recently elected to the board of the Morris Chamber.
Congratulations to Brain Kruize who was recently elected treasurer of the Morris Fire Dept.
Several friends and family members from the area traveled to St Paul’s Lutheran church in Springfield on Jan 17th for the baptism of Isaac Johnson.
Precinct caucuses will be held on Feb 2nd. In Stevens County all DFL precincts will meet at the Old # 1 in Morris, all Republican precincts will meet in the cafeteria at Morris Area High School. Contact your local county auditor for info on where your precinct caucus will be held.
Wally McCollar informs me that the MHS class of '55 in planning on having a 55 yr reunion this yr. The kids who started school in Donnelly are planning 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 Sperr, Edith Sperr, Ruth Stambaugh, Curtis Sax, and David Aanerud. Sonya 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.
Richard Olsen and I were among those from the area who participated in a technology workshop about digital cameras at the Morris Public Library on Jan 16th. In the aft I stopped by Cottonwood Lake for the Rod and Gun Club's ice fishing tournament. They had a great turnout with over 100 fisherman registered for the contest and it looked like there were almost as many fish houses out there.
Several former Donnelly area residents were among those of us who took in the Habit for Humanity pancake breakfast at the Morris American Legion on Jan 17th. In the aft Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those from the area that took in the LCMC presentation by Rev Dave and Ann Gran of Alex at St John's Lutheran Church of rural Starbuck. Rev Gran is a former interim pastor of the StJ/Kong parish. The event was videotaped contact me for info about obtaining a DVD of the event.
Rev Judy Gieleinske returned home on Jan 21st after spending some time visiting her family in Portland Oregon.
Jan 20th I stopped into McCollar Jewelry to visit with Wally some and en route home to visit with my aunt Pearl A. Anderson in her home in Donnelly.