Next edition Mar 13th–Mar 19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. If you have news for me please remember my deadlines are Tue eve for my “mailboxes” and Wed eve for other means (e-mail, phone call, snail mail, etc)
After a fairly nice start for the month; this week has been cold and damp with light rain on and off and areas of fog esp. in the eve. The good news is the snow is starting to melt and there are some patches of bare ground around here.
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 at 7 PM
Parish Lenten services “The Sign of Jonah” with supper at 5:30 p.m. and services at 6:45 p. m. will continue through Easter. Supper and Services will alternate ea week between St J (Mar 17th) and Kong (Mar 24th). The offering this yr will be divided between the St Co Food shelf and ELCA disaster service Haitian earthquake recovery efforts. There will also be carts in the narthex to collect non perishable food items. Thanks to the Kong Men’s trio for providing special music at the services on Mar 10th
There will be an Easter Garden in both churches again this yr. There are sign up sheets in the narthex of both churches. Contact the parish office for more info.
The Mar parish newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the narthex of ea church.
The St J WELCA will be having their annual St pats party at the WWV on Mar 17th at 2 pm.
There will be a fundraising pancake breakfast for Niemackel Lake Park at the legion in Herman on Mar 21st.
I have a long list of achievements to report this week so congratulations to: Levin Strand who recently placed 1st in the Herman Cub Scout pack’s pinewood derby:
To: Cody Amundson, who as a member of the WCAHS FCCLA; recently earned a trip to the state with his presentation “down time –AHD”. His parents are Gary and Dianne Amundson of Barrett grandfather is Cliff Bjorlin of Donnelly.
To: Paige and Landon Strand who as members of H-N HS speech team earned 1st and 3rd place ribbons at the Morris speech meet.
To: Aryn Parker (Jake and Mindy Eystad); who recently earned Honorable mention in the Youth Flag art design competition.
To: Sarah Burke for making the Dean’s list at the College of St Benedict.
To Jake Long; who finished second in his class at the state wrestling championships held in St Paul on Mar 6th. He finishes his career with over 200 wins.
The following MAHS students are to be congratulated for winning ribbons at the science fair; Zach Geise;Mazenicke Smith; Jana Loher; Jesse Vera and Tom Holland (ninth grade) John Huebner & Kourtney Giese (seventh grade).
Congratulations also The Morris FFA Ag Salesmanship team which finished 2nd in regional competition and advanced to state competition. Tom Holland is a member of that team he finished 5th individually. The Morris FFA JR Officer team also recently placed first in the Regional Novice Parliamentary Procedure CDE. Members of the team include Sami Searle; Kendra Speer; and Katlin Van Horn.
Ed Lund of Alex passed away recently, survivors include his sister Corrine (Harry) Kruize of Donnelly.
Dona (Wolking) Agosti, age 85, formerly of Donnelly passed away peacefully on March 9, 2010 at the Anchorage Pioneer Home of Parkinson’s disease. Her family ran the Wolking station at what is now the site of the Donnelly co-op.
Gloria Mae (Gerber) Brouwer, age 78, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Donnelly passed away Friday, March 5, 2010 at her home.
Mason Sakari Torma was born on March 6, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Andrea Bergstrom and Joha Torma of Morris. Grandparents are Becky Bergstrom of Donnelly and the late Charles Bergstrom and Sharon Torma of Hancock and the late Simo Torma. Great grandparents are Burton and Irene Strand of Donnelly and Lennie Torma of Wahpeton, N.D.
Austin Reid Werner was born February 24, 2010, to Brian and Kristi Werner of Lamberton. Austin Reid weighed 7 lbs. and was 19” long. Grandparents are Tom and Kelly Claassen of Chokio, Dan and Jeanne Koehntop of Donnelly and Al and Janice Werner of Sanborn. Great grandmother is Lois Koehntop of Donnelly
Jim and Lou Eystad and I traveled to Hancock on Mar 6th for the WCAWA chapter meeting at the E Free Church in Hancock. Afterwards an informal meeting was held by local Lutherans to discuss the possibility of providing a monthly worship services for Lutherans in the Hancock building. The first service will be held on Apr 11 at the E- Free Church in Hancock. The next WA meeting will be on Apr 10th (note change of day due to the Easter Holiday) at Fron in Starbuck
ON Mar 4th I stopped at the Christus House in Morris to visit with the LCM pastor “PK” for a few min. I picked up some literature that explains a little bit about campus ministry and placed it in the literature racks of St J and Kong. If you would like a visit from the LCM team to explain more about that ministry give her a call at the Christus House. Jim and Lou Eystad attended international night there on Mar 28th. They also recently traveled to Springfield for the baby shower for Isaac Johnson. They were overnight guests of the Johnson family and attended church with them before returning home.
The St Co Gen Soc met on Mar 4th and the Don Community club on Mar 8th. Due to other commitments I could not make either meeting.
On Mar 9th I stopped into the Old # 1 in Morris for the Habit for Humanity fund raiser.
The Kopacek family and I attended the LU mtg at Morris Library on Mar 10th.
Pearl A Anderson visited Pearl (Albert) Anderson on Mar 5th.
Julie and Mike Olgardad, Lisa and Mariak spent the weekend at the Allen and Joyce Olson home in Donnelly. Other visitors were Tami and Damian McAllister; Alyssa and Braiden of Fargo; Tim and Shannon Olson Emily and Connor of Albany & Scott and Stephanie Olson ,Bryon & Jainen of Morris. They all helped Brainden celebrate his 5th birthday.
Thanks to Bob Burner the co-op manager in Donnelly for this info. The Donnelly co-op experienced a good year in 2009. It was not the record setting year that 2008 was but it mirrored the trend set by most companies. The audit was presented by Carol Boehland representing Hennen and Assoc of St Paul. Sales were projected be down $1.5 million due to reduced volume of fertilizer and petroleum products. Sales were actually down only $675,000. The co-op showed positive earnings of $204,000 compared to $436,000 in 2008. The guest speaker was Milt Lund from co-bank the bank that the Donnelly co-op bowered funds from. Milt assured patrons that the Don co-op is very secure & meets the banks working capital needs and should be around to borrow funds as needed for years to come. Both directors up for reelection were reelected to the board were re-elected to the board. The meeting concluded with door prizes.