Friday, November 12, 2010


Next edition Nov 13th -19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: Sunny mild weather during the past week has enabled most farmers in the area to finish getting their corn picked and fall tillage done. A few are still doing some ditching and other jobs.

STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: due to the fall festival On Nov 21st services at Kong will be 8:30 a.m. and St J at 11 a.m.
The fall festival will be held at Kong from 11 am -1 pm at Kong. New on the menu this year is pork chops. Tickets will be available at the door.

Parish bible study “I wonder as I wander” will be held on Nov. 17th, Dec 1 and 9th. Studies will be at St J from 10:30 am -11:30 am and at Kong from 7-8 pm.

Lefse making day will be held at Kong today (Sat) beginning at 9 am
Thanksgiving eve services will be held at St J at 7pm on Nov 24th.
Joha Tomma (Andrea Bergstrom) and their son Mason were baptized at Kong on Nov 6th at Kong. Grandmother is Becky bergstrom great grandparents are Burton and Irene Strand.
Community thanksgiving dinners will be served at the assumption catholic church in Morris from 11 am – 1 pm and at the UM church in Herman from noon to 1 pm
Correction the St Luke’s west services at the Keng community center are at @ 11am.
The haining family of Fergus falls will be in concert at the UM church in Herman on Nov 14th at 2:30 pm
The Morris life care pregnancy center Italian dinner (served by Bello cucina) and silent auction will be held on Nov 14th at the assumption catholic church from 4:30-7:30 pm. Free will offering
The don com club will meet on Nov 15th at 7 pm at the Donnelly hall. Note change of day.
The DFD annual turkey bingo will be held on Nov 19th at 7 pm at the hall.
Congratulations to Eric smith (Dick and Suzanne) who was recently chosen to design a home for an “extreme makeover” family in Fargo
Congratulations to bonnie onnen of park rapids, who recently won the adult carrier of the month award from the northern states circulation managers’ assoc. She is the pelican rapids area carrier for the Fergus Falls daily journal and a former Donnelly area resident. Her parents are Norma and the late Ken Osterman.
Congratulations to George Libbon who was reelected to soil and water conservation board and to Joel Flatten for being elected to the Hancock school board.
Congratulations to the following winner at the Lion’s awards banquet on Nov 8th: cross country: Mackenzie smith most valuable runner, all conf and performer of the week wcc. Swimming and diving most valuable swimmer Natalie Johnston; vb Carrie roske most valuable defensive player and all conference. Natalie was also a winner of the Merle felstul leadership athlete award.
Marie Sims of Morris passed away on Nov 4th. A granddaughter Angie (Ryan) smith and their son hunter are among the family members that survive her.
Jack eissel of Hancock passed away Nov 26th 2004. Among the family members that survive him, is his father Robert (Dorothy Hilla) of Donnelly. He walked away from a group home in Hancock and his body was finally found last week.
Chuck messinbrink Sr of Hancock passed away on Nov 7th. Among the family that survives him is a grandson Adam (Carla) Ritter of Donnelly

roger realdson of AZ passed away on Nov 10th. Among his survivors is his mother Mable Realdson of Morris formerly of Donnelly.
The st co gen soc met at the Morris public library on Nov 4th. Jerry Kopacek was re-elected president and I was reelected to the board. The next meeting will be in Mar.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the wam meeting at the minnewaska home in starbuck on Nov 7th. It was announced that a new Lcmc church shalom Lutheran has started up in Starbuck and was meeting at the starbuck community center. It was also announced that the new reclaim hymnal is available for pre order by congregations and/or individuals; it should be ready to be shipped sometime next year. The next wam meeting will be held on Dec 4that our savior’s Lutheran church in Chokio. It will be the annual advent potluck beginning at 10 am
After the meeting I attended the holiday bazaar at the community center then visited with Darlene Christofferson at her home in Starbuck. En route home I stopped by the site of the Good Shepherd Lutheran church  the church is on its foundation and the slab for the fellowship hall is poured. construction will soon begin.     

Elaine Harstad and I were among the family and friends who attended confirmation services at Kong on Nov 7th, the Thrivent reception after wards and the dinner for mark Dunn at the parish hall in the aft.
Nov 10th Joan, Jon and Jack kopacek attended the Lu meeting at Morris public library. In the eve Wally McCollar and I attended the visitation for Millie LeSage at the funeral home. He also attended the visitation for Chuck Messinbrink at Zion Lutheran. In the eve Andy brevig and I attended the parish bible study at Kong.

As some of you know Millie was the first person to write the Donnelly news and I had a nice note from her after I started writing it telling me I was doing a good job. When she got married she gave the job to her sister Della Ruff who did it for over 50 yrs.

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