Saturday, February 6, 2010

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 6th –Feb 12th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

The sun was out on Tue meaning the groundhog saw his shadow so we are in for another 6 weeks of winter, but I did see a sign of spring when working out at the rfc the cougar baseball team was starting it’s workouts. We had several inches of snow on Mon that made travel somewhat difficult and it has been cold with temps struggling to get above 0 most of the week.
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
St Johns annual meeting has been rescheduled for Feb 7th following the 11 am services with pot luck dinner to follow.
WCAWA will meet at Nora Lutheran Church of rural Kensington (36528 130th ST.) today (Sat) with Coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the 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 UPDATE THIS MEETING HAS BEEN PPD TO A LATER DATE!!!

There are two events upcoming at the St Co Museum in Morris: LU will present the program “Buddhism in practice” there on Feb 10th beginning at 1 pm. On Feb 14th the Stevens county historical society will have their annual meeting there. Events begin with a dinner at noon followed by the business meeting and a program at about 2 pm. Author Gordon Fredickson a former Donnelly area resident will be the guest speaker for the program. I had an opportunity to hear him last year and he has a very good program. Tickets for the dinner can purchased at the St Co Museum

The bank in Donnelly is now open on Tue and Fri instead of Mon and Fri.
The Donnelly Community Club will have their annual meeting on Feb 8th at Sax’s café in Donnelly beginning with supper at 6:30 pm. If you plan to attend please rsvp at 246-3217 or e-mail If you cannot attend you may mail your dues to the Donnelly community club or leave it one of my boxes.
Don and Tammy Sperr welcomed a new family member last week. Islande is a 10 year old Haitian orphan that they are in the process of adopting. They hope that Auddy another 11 year old Haitian orphan they are trying to adopt will be able to join her here soon.
Elroy Stock of Woodbury passed away on Jan 5th. His sister Marlys (Wally) Giese and their family are among the family members that survive him
Andrew James Adamietz was born on January 29, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Adam and Danielle Adamietz of Morris. Grandparents are Cheryl Beebe of Donnelly, James Gerber of Colfax, Wis. and Rick and Dawn Adamietz of Staples. Great grandparents are Irene Erlandson of Cyrus and Betty Smith of Staples.

Megan Lange, second-year radiology student at St. Luke's College in Sioux City, Iowa, earned Chancellor's List honors for the 2009-2010 fall semester. Her parents are Keaton and Rhonda Lange. Keaton is a member of our threshing bee “family”
Congratulations to Christina Bahr and Holly Varmum who were recently named to the Dean’s list at Alex Tech.

Congratulations to Mark Dunn who won first place in the Lions local Peace Poster Contest. A check and certificate was awarded to Mark on December 14 at the Lions Banquet held at the Old #1 Southside. His poster was sent onto the District Level.
Mark and his family were invited to attend the Lions Midwinter Convention held at the Holiday Inn of Alexandria on December 30. There he was presented with a check and certificate for placing 2nd in the District Level Contest.

Jan 28th after attending bible study at St J I traveled to Morris where I visited Marlys Alm at SCMC, and later visited with Ruth Stand at her home. Lou Eystad tells me that Marlys is now at the WWV but hopes to return home soon.
Feb 1st several of us from the area attended the seminar “keeping the farm in the family” sponsored by Thrivent at the old # 1 in Morris
Andy Brevig and I were among those from the area that attended the republican caucuses at MAHS. Marty Seifert won the straw poll. The republican convention will be held on Feb 14th at Legion in Morris; the DFL on Mar 6th.
En route home from Morris on Feb 3rd I stopped to visit my aunt (Pearl (Albert) Anderson in Donnelly. Dorothy Jordheim also visited her last wk
Jody Wilke of St Cloud came home Fri to wish his mother Pearl A Anderson a happy birthday and took her out to dinner at Sax’s, her granddaughter Kris Wilke of Fergus Falls did the same on Sun. Her brother Charlie & Lavone Dupree called to wish her a happy birthday too.

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