Next edition Jan 8th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: The New Year’s weekend was pretty much a “washout” due to freezing rain snow and stormy weather. Conditions were so bad that some roads were closed in the area over the weekend and no travel was advised at times. I spent several hours digging out again on Sat. It is still very slippery out there roads can only be described as fair driving around Morris on Tuesday I did a lot of slipping and sliding at some intersections.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: The regular worship schedule resumes on Jan 9th with reclaim services at both churches (8:30 ST J and 11 am Kong) and adopted grandparents event during ss at Kong at 9:45 am
The Luther league and parish ss families are sponsoring a Norwegian luncheon on Jan 9th at noon at the Kong parish hall. Advance tickets only are available from sandy Dunn at 246-3292. The menu included tea sandwiches, coleslaw, rommegrot, desert and beverage
On Jan 16th service times will switch with service of Holy Communion at Kong at 8:30 am and at st j at 11 am (tom and Pearl Horning will be playing and singing) followed by the St J annual meeting at noon and a pot luck dinner to follow. The Kong annual meeting will be on the 23rd
If you are interested in sponsoring a radio broadcast in 2011 please contact the parish office for more info.
The Jan newsletter is now out, extra copies are available in the narthex of ea. church,
GSLC news: I stopped by the site of the church enroute to Morris on Jan 4th. The fellowship hall is enclosed and they are working on the interior of it. They are continuing to raise funds for the building project and interviewing candidates for full time pastor,
GFWC is hosting a baby shower for Life Care Pregnancy Center today (sat) from 1-3 p.m. at the Morris Public Library Multi-purpose room.
Habit for Humanity will have a pancake breakfast on Jan 16th from 8 am -1 pm at the legion in Morris free will offering
A fund drive has been established to help the van horn family after their house burned down. Contributions can be made at the UFMSB in Donnelly Morris and Chokio or mailed to box 341 Chokio MN 56221
There will be a predator hunt today (sat) sponsored by St. co pheasants forever. The headquarters is the “place to be” in Donnelly all entries must be turned in by 6:30 pm. For more info call Zach Arnold at 320-808-0960 or Jason Kirwin at 589-4537
The F.I.R.S.T. team from mahs will have a fundraising dinner from 5-8:30 pm on Jan 14th at the legion in Morris free will offering.
Walter van Epps of East grand forks passed away on Dec 29th. A daughter Suzanne (dick) smith is among the family members that survive him.
Grant smith of Donnelly passed away on Jan 4th. His funeral is today (sat) at 10 am at st J.
Laura Beyer of Morris passed away Dec 4th. Family members that survive her include her sons Dale and Bruce (Vikki) Beyer of Donnelly and a sister Esther Pasche of Morris formerly of Donnelly. Bruce is the city maintenance man in Donnelly and owner/operator of the body shop.
Arne Colden Jr. of Alberta passed away on Dec 31st. His mother in law Marvel Wagner of Morris formerly of Donnelly is among the family members that survive him.
Charlie Edim of Burnsville passed away on Dec 28th. His parents John and Helen (Erdahl) Edim are among the family members that survive him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Henry and Doris Erdahl.
Alexis Marie Smith was born on Jan 4th to Ryan and Angie smith of Donnelly grandparents are Gary and pat smith of Donnelly and Lynn and Lori Boots of Morris.
Clayton Lloyd Anderson was born on December 6, 2010 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D., to Curtis and Amy Anderson of Felton. Grandparents are Lloyd and Jan Anderson of Alberta, and Don and Bonita Gieselman of Donnelly. Great grandparents are Lorraine Jordahl of Detroit Lakes and Elsie Spiczka of St. Cloud.
Congratulations to the Morris area bantam hockey team that won the Sauk Centre tournament on Dec 11-12th Brady Jergenson and Bo Gullickson are members of that team.
Congratulations to the following athletes who were named athletes of the wk. by the Morris sports boosters for the fall season; MaKenzie smith (cc); Natalie Johnston (s&d) Jana Loher (cc)
Congratulations to Jeanne Ennen who was sworn in as county commissioner on Jan 4th.
Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the ss program at Kong on Dec 29th it was rescheduled from the 23rd due to the weather.
Jeanne Ennen and I were among those who attended the open house retirement party at the courthouse in Morris for herb Kloos on Dec 30th. Later I stopped into LL to wish my cousin Bev Hurlbut a Happy New year. Dianne Amundson and I also visited her on Jan 5th.
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the funeral for Frank Farwell at Faith Lutheran on Dec 4th. He was their best man at their wedding.