Saturday, January 29, 2011


Next edition Jan 29th-Feb 4th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. One of my new years resolutions is do a better job of making sure I get the names right.

Weather news: after a week of very cold temps, more stormy weather giving snow removal equipment another good workout, temps are forecast to moderate some this wk. I talked to a friend in N.M. last week and he said the temp was 70 there, I offered to trade places with him but he declined my offer.
ST J/KONG PARISH News: On Jan 30th there will be a joint service of Holy Communion at st J at 11 am with the SS kids singing. SS will be at 9:45 am at st j.
Copies of the annual report for ea. church are available in the narthex of each church.
The klcw is collecting items for health kits for in kind offerings at the glacial ridge spring gathering and the SW MN synod women’s meeting this spring. For a list of items needed please contact the parish office or call 677-2784. There is collection box in the parish hall finical donations are also being accepted.

GSLC news: The Feb mission project is support for the food shelf. A portion of the monthly offerings will be given to them. I stopped at the church site on the 22nd to see the progress being made out there they are working on electrical, plumbing, and sheet rocking the fellowship hall.
On Jan 30th there will be a Friendship Sunday and open house at Zion Lutheran Church, 315 South Columbia, Morris, the 9:30 a.m. service will be followed by fellowship
Wam will have their annual meeting on Feb 5th at the minnewaska Lutheran home in starbuck at 10 am followed by a potluck dinner (the one in Dec was canceled due to the weather). The program will be election of officers and a DVD by Dr. Paulson on “why Lutherans are still needed in the church today” for more info call 795-2477

The Donnelly city council meetings are now being taped and airing on Ch. 6 on the Runestone cable system. Times are posted on channel 6 and in the future at the post office. They will also be available on the web in the future. If anyone has any questions or concerns they would like the city council to address they may drop them in the slot at the town hall where you pay your water bill. Anyone is welcome to attend the city council meetings which are open to the public the next one will be on Feb 7th at 7 pm.
The Donnelly co-op will have a winter crop meeting on Feb 1st at 10 am at the hall with lunch to follow. For more info call the co-op at 246-3555

The red hatters will be at the place to be on Feb 7th at 1 pm. Bring a valentine and a small chocolate.
The Rendsville 4-h club will meet on Feb 7th at the fire hall @ 7pm

The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Feb. 7 and the 21st from 3:30-3:45 pm

Two former Donnelly area residents, carol brevig of Morris and Rudy Gulbrandson of AK passed away on Jan 24th both of their funerals will be held today (sat).
The funeral for Carol will be held at Kong at 10 am, the funeral for Rudy will be at 3 pm at St J. A memorial service for Rudy will be held at our savior’s Lutheran church in Wasilla AK on Feb 19th at 3 pm. In a bit of irony not only did they die on the same day and will have their funerals on the same day some of carol’s family is also related to Rudy.
Burton strand of Donnelly passed away on Jan 26th. As of this writing funeral arrangements are pending.
Congratulations to the h-n FFA Ag sales team that finished 6th in an Ag day completion in Crookston on Dec 3rd Samantha Larson is a member of that team.

Congratulations to the wca area little knights wrestling team that took 2nd place at the minnewaska tournament. Keaton Long is a member of that team his parents are Clyde and Brenda Long.

Congratulations to the following who recently installed as officers of the sons of Norway: Andy brevig, (marshal), and Bernice Erdahl, (trustee).

Congratulations to Ashely Mecklenburg who was recently awarded an administrative assistant scholarship and the Jim michaelson bpa memorial scholarship and to Amy (brad) Searle who was eagle’s 3063 scholarship at Alex tech.

Congratulations to Carrie and Tyler Roske who were some of the MAHS students recently chosen to have their art work displayed at the common cup coffeehouse in Morris

On Jan 22nd I attended the indoor car sale at heartland Chevy as usual the food was very good.

Andy brevig and I were among those who attended the annual meeting at Kong on Jan 23rd and dinner after wards and the Thrivent chapter meeting after dinner.

Karen Long, Dianne Amundson and I visited bev Hurlbut at LL this week.

Jan 27th several Donnelly area residents and I attended the MN twins’ caravan stop at the Maes auditorium. Later I attended the lunch and lecture program at the senior center presented by big stone therapy and prairie ridge hosp. En-route home I stopped by the home of my aunt Pearl to wish her an early happy birthday.

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