Next edition Apr 17th -23rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Temps have remained mild during the past week and some rain on Mon and Tue evenings has helped freshened things up. Some farmers are in the field and planting their crops others are still waiting for it to warm up and dry out some more before planting. It is still cool in the eves.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: St J spring fling will be held today (Sat) at the church from 10:30 am to 1 pm
Tom and Pearl Horning will be leading the services at ST J on Apr. 18th
On Apr. 25th there will be joint services at Kong at 11 am with the SS kids singing. Our services will also be broadcast on KMRS sponsored by Gary and Pat Smith.
The Apr edition of the parish newsletter is now out. Extra copies are available in the narthex of ea church.
Thanks to everyone who provided the special music for the Easter season in our parish and for all the Easter Lilies that were displayed on Easter Sun at both churches.
The Apr. edition of Meyer Mission news is now out. Copies are available in the narthex of ea church as well as on my blog.
There will be citywide garage sales in Donnelly on May 21st & 22nd. If you are interested in having one that weekend please call Kathi Biesterfeld at 246-6271 or Kathy Eystad at 246-3262. If you are having one let me know and I will post it on my blog.
Congratulations to the Stampede 4- h club that won the spirit award at the St C o 4-h share the fun event held recently. Cammi and Rebeckah Aanerud and Sami Searle are members of that club
Congratulations to the MAES sixth grade math masters, who finished fourth at the regionals, held in Alex recently. Adam Uphoff is a member of that team and also earned an individual ribbon.
Hadley Marie Knabe passed away on Apr 6th. Among her survivors are her Uncle and Aunt, Scott and Jackie Raths of Donnelly
Jon Strand of Welsh MN passed away on Apr. 2nd. Among his survivors is his mother Virginia (Dornquast), Aunt, Ruth Strand and uncle and aunt Don and Joyce Huebner. He was preceded in death by his father Milton. They are all former Donnelly area residents. I have posted his obit on my blog.
A good crowd attended the planning ahead seminar held at the Pederson funeral home on Apr 7th.
On Apr. 8th a big crowd was on hand for the “Metal to Money” sale held on the Hanson farm near Hoffman. Later I stopped at the Good Samarian home to say “hi” to my former “egg man” and also visited some with Vedar Harstad at the Sherman Long farm.
Apr 9th a good crowd was on hand for the concert by the "Two by Four family band" at the sr center in Morris.
Apr 10th Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the WA mtg at Fron Lutheran in Starbuck. Rev Norm Olsen gave a presentation on “why liturgy matters. We sang Happy Birthday to Lou Eystad who turned 75. It was announced that the next area Lutheran worship service is scheduled for May 2nd and the next WCAWA meeting will be held on May 1st at Our Savior’s in Chokio.
After services on Apr. 10th the Kong Thrivent group had a meeting where information about the new Thrivent giving plus program was given out. Watch for more info in the Apr Thrivent mag and in future mailings or contact you local Thrivent agent for more info.
One of the “perks” of doing this column is hearing stories from some of the people who read it. I recently had an e-mail from a reader in Morehead who told me that when she lived in Donnelly in the 50’s she and two other girls were hired for civil defense and their job was to spend time in library of the school which was on the top floor in Donnelly looking for enemy planes.
Apr 12 the Don Com Club held its monthly meeting at the community hall. We are making plans for the bee on Aug 28th and 29th. This yrs feature is Allis Chalmers. The next meeting will be held on May 10th. As always any one with ideas or suggestions for it or anything else is encouraged to share them with us. Afterwards I visited Verle and Della Dunn at their home.
“Reaping What We Sow” is the newest exhibit put together by the SCHS. I stopped into the museum on Apr. 14th to take a look at it. It is a very interesting and informative exhibit and I would encourage you take the time to go take a look at it.
A sign of spring is the return of the “snow birds” Welcome Home!!