Next edition Jan 30th –Feb 5th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
The weather made traveling anyplace over the weekend an iffy proposition with rain, sleet and snow on Sat and Sun and a full blown blizzard causing white conditions on Mon. Our church services were canceled on Sun due to icy roads; and just about everything in the area was shut down; canceled and/or ppd. on Mon. In Westbrook MN students had to spend the night at the school. Thankfully there was not much snow in the storm so things were pretty much back to normal on Tue without a lot of digging out. Thanks to the Good Samaritan who blew out the end of my driveway again.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: Parish Bible study on Psalms 23 continues on Thursday’s at St J (10 am) and will be repeated at Kong @ 7 PM
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. Annual reports are available in the narthex of the church.
St Johns annual meeting has been rescheduled for Feb 7th following the 11 am services with pot luck dinner to follow.
The program “keeping the farm in the family” scheduled for Jan 25th has been rescheduled for Feb 1; 10 am at the community building in Elbow Lake, and at 1 pm at the Old #1 in Morris
WCAWA will meet on Feb 6th at Nora Lutheran Church of rural Kensington. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; program will be at 10 am. There will a short annual meeting preceding a program on “staying informed and connected” For more info call 795-2477
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 Brain Kruize who was recently elected treasurer of the Morris Fire Dept.
Congratulations to Lee Johnston on being named Director of Operations at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris.
Carly Rose Bartell was born on January 18, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Jason and Bonnie Bartell of Morris. Grandparents are Don and Doreen Plocker of Morris and Larry Bartell of Foley and Charlie and Pat Karels of Rosen. Great grandparents are Grace and Earl Steuck of Chokio and Lloyd, and the late June Plocker of Morris
Precinct caucuses will be held on Feb 2nd at 7 pm. 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.
There will be an open house baby shower for Jada Leigh, infant daughter of Nikki (Bergstrom) and Jeremyah Wittern, on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church Parish Hall, rural Donnelly.
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
Several of us from the area took in the Minnesota Twins caravan stop at the Old # 1 Southside on Jan 21st. Later I stopped in to the center for small towns at UMM to visit with David Flugel. He informs me that this yrs symposium on small towns in June will be co hosted by MN rural partners and has high hopes that it will bigger and better then ever. En route home I stopped to visit my aunt Pearl (Albert) Anderson in Donnelly.
Several of us from the area attended the indoor car sale at Heartland Motor Co in Morris on Jan 22nd. As usual the food was very good. En route home I stopped to visit Verle and Della Dunn in Donnelly.
The Kopeck family and I were among those from the area that attended the LU program about Afghanistan at the soils Lab in Morris on Jan 27th. Afterward the Stevens County Genealogical society board had a special meeting to discuss our exhibit for the non profit expo to be held at the armory in Morris on Feb 27th. En route home I stopped by to visit Jim And Lou Eystad in Donnelly She said they had visited Lavone Day at the WWV in Morris as well as her aunt Marlys Alm in the hosp this wk.