Next edition Mar 27th–Apr 3rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
In weather news it appears spring has arrived with temps in the 50’s most of the last week. The snow is disappearing fast making it one of the earliest springs in recent memory. It appears Mar will go out like a lamb and we will have gotten through the whole tournament season with out a storm.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS:The schedule for Holy week includes :joint services at St J on Mar 28th at 11 am; Maundy Thur supper/services at St J at 6 pm; Good Fri pancake supper at 5:30 pm services at 6:45 pm at Kong and Easter services at Kong 8:30 am and St J 11 pm (no S.S.)
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 Mar edition of Meyer Mission News is now out. Copies are available for you to read in the narthex of ea church and on my blog.
The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on Apr 1st at the Library in Morris at 1:30 pm
Congratulations to Bobby Kloos who was recently named grand master of the odd fellows lodge in Herman. His parents are Robert (Dan) and Lavone Kloos.
Congratulations to Landon and Paige Stand who earned 2nd and 4th place ribbons as members of the H_N speech team at the C-T speech meet held on Mar 12th.
Congratulations to the following students of the month at MAHS Riley Beisterfeld (Walt and Kathi) (7th grade), Katlin Van Horn (Mark and Karen), and Kristi Kopel (Mike and Joanne), (10th grade)
Congratulations to Sami Searle who won second place in the FFA public speaking and creed speaking cde’s with her speech on “Pony’s in America” at the regional level and well advance to state competition.
Congratulations to Nichole Gillesipe who was recently named to the white team at the Orth Jamboree in Bird Island. She was also named defensive player of the year for the tiger girls’ bb team at the winter sports banquet on Mar 22nd. Also at the banquet Kourtney Geise was named most improved gymnast.
A special Happy Birthday goes out to Bill Underwood, who celebrated his 90th birthday this week.
Illah Grote of Morris passed away on Mar 17th, a niece Gloria (Chester) Larson are among the family members that survive her.
Many friends and family attended the visitation for Don Leuthhardt at the Pederson Funeral home on Mar 18th. Two of his children Connie and Ron were classmates of mine. Enroute home I stopped by to visit my aunt Pearl (Albert) Anderson and cousin Bev.
Lyle and Lowell Dunn and I were among the good crowd that took in the dinner at Pederson agri -sv in Herman on Mar 19th. After dinner it was off to Larson’s farm supply for lunch. After lunch I visited with Selma Bruse and her sister and brother in law at her apt in Herman.
A good crowd was on hand for the grand opening of Meadowland Market in Morris on Mar 20th. Joanna Backman of Donnelly is co-manager of the store. Later I stopped in to visit with Mary Dripps at her home in Morris.
Mar 21st Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the Niemackel Lake park fundraising breakfast at the Legion in Herman. They are raising money to restore the observation tower out at the park. I was informed that they are planning on having a work day out there again this summer.
A good crowd was on hand at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chokio on Mar 22nd for a presentation by Rev Linda Peterson from the SW MN Synod Staff on what happened at the ELCA church wide assembly last Aug and how it will affect its members.
On Mar 20th Jerry and Joan Kopacek traveled to Alexandria where they attended a meeting to plan the upcoming Quilt Auction July 10th at Luther Crest Bible Camp. On the way home they swung by Fron Church in Starbuck to wish a happy 80th birthday to Marilyn Staples.
On Mar 23rd Joan Kopacek was amongst those who took the VFW bus to the State Capital for an update on how Veteran legislation stood.