Next edition Mar 20th–Mar 26th
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)
The past week has been cloudy, cool, and damp with rain and fog most of the wk. Mild temps have meant that the snow is rapidly disappearing and there is even some green grass showing up. Wed was the nicest day we have had in a long time.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: 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. 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. Sign up sheets in the narthex of both churches. Contact the parish office for more info.
The schedule for Holy week includes :joint services at St J on Mar 28th, Maundy Thur services at St J; Good Fri services at Kong and Easter services at Kong and St J (no S.S.)
After the last WCAWA chapter meeting several local people expressed interest in offering area wide Lutheran worship services in the vacant Hancock church building. Sufficient interest was expressed for a committee to be formed to rent a building and plan a worship service. The first service will be held on Apr 11th at the former E Free Church building in Hancock. I will have more info later in my column and on my blog.
The Parish Bible study will take a break for a few wks with plans to resume in late Apr.
There will be a fundraising pancake breakfast for Niemackel Lake Park at the legion in Herman on Mar 21st f from 10:30 am -1 pm.
The Donnelly Fire Dept will have its annual fish fry on Mar 26th from 4:30 -8 pm.
Last week I mentioned that Donna Wolking Agosti had passed away. I have been told that her wedding was one of most memorable events to occur in Donnelly because her husband’s family came to Donnelly in a private rail car which they had parked on a side rail and stayed in until after the wedding. That was quite an event for our small town!
I have posted her obit, as well as those of Gloria Brouwer and Elysia Moyle on my blog.
Barry and Nancy Erdahl were among the Lions who helped serve the pancake breakfast at the KMRS/KKOK spring expo on Mar 13th, held at the Lee Center in Morris. A good crowd was on hand for both days of the event.
Julie Busse, Lyle, Verle and Della Dunn recently returned home from a trip to Calif. to visit Verle’s brother in law Marlyn Hagen and his family.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the Thrivent Cares program at Faith Lutheran in Morris on Mar 15th.
Dan Frank of Northfield spent some this week visiting his mother Shirley Frank and other family and friends in the area.
St John’s WELCA hosted the St Pat’s party at the WWV on Mar 17th. Thanks to Lynn Shultz for playing. After attending the party I had a chance to visit with a few of the residents there.