Friday, February 4, 2011


Next edition Feb 5th-11th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: as I am writing this on ground hog day it is sunny out here so he will see his shadow and that means we are in for 6 more weeks of winter. We enjoyed a few days of respite from winter last week with some mild temps but it did not last long as by Sat aft it was storming again and has stormed off and on most of this week. It has also turned very cold again. I did see my annual sign of spring last week the cougar bb was beginning workouts at the rfc. Thanks to my neighbor for blowing me out again this week.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: the parish ss and Luther league are sponsoring a sweetheart luncheon on Feb. 13th at noon at st J. For tickets (advance reservations only) or for more info contact sandy Dunn at 246-3292. Menu includes chocolate dipped strawberries, “seasoned with love" bread, “hearty" lasagna, salad, desert, punch coffee
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 677-2786. There is collection box in the parish hall; financial donations are also being accepted.
Thanks to the ss kids for singing on Jan 30th always a joy to hear them.
GSLC news: The Feb mission project is support for the food shelf. A portion of the monthly offering will be given to them. Having raised most of the money need for the completion of phase one of the building projects the board has decided to proceed with fund raising for phase two: installing tile, carpet, trim, kitchen cupboards etc.
Wam will have their annual meeting today (sat) at the minnewaska Lutheran home in starbuck at 10 am followed by a potluck dinner (the one in Dec was cancelled 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 795-277
Several weeks ago I talked to Delano Meyer as he and Linda were preparing to leave for a short tem mission trip to Africa. I recently received an e-mail from them stating that they had arrived safely and they were busy doing agricultural training in Kenya and Tanzania. Next week they will be traveling to South Africa to do more of the same. he informs me that their trip has been fully funded however if you would like to support their type of work you can send donations to LCMS World Mission Missionary Support PO Box 790089 St. Louis, MO 63179-0089

The Donnelly city council meeting will be on Feb 7th at 7 pm. I had a note in my box concerning the meetings apparently there is some misunderstanding about them being taped and televised. There is no cost to the city for having this done. They are now also be aired on the web go to ris main menu, Ch. 6 videos. In the drop down menu under folders chose misc. and you will see it. I understand the volume is not too good but that is being worked on
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 @ 7 pm
The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Feb. 7 and the 21st from 3:30-3:5 pm
The Morris sr. citizens will have a valentine’s party at the sr. center in Morris on Feb 11th beginning at 5 pm.
The 2nd annual nonprofit resources expo will be held on Feb 17th beginning at 4 pm at the Amory in Morris. For more info or to register call 392-5281 or visit their website at
Former Donnelly area resident Lloyd C. Neudick, of Lewistown MT passed away on Dec 27th. His parents were the late John and Hilda (Anderson) Neudick
Elmer Madison of Chokio formerly of the Donnelly area passed away on Jan 29th. His brother Ed ran a gas station in Donnelly for many years.
Marvin wilts of Herman passed away on Feb 1st. Survivors include his wife bev (Diehl) sister Shirley (Geo) Libbon and mother in law myrta Diehl
Congratulations to the Morris business professional assoc. chapter that won several awards at the regional competition at Alex tech, Sydney Beyer, Sami Searle, and Kendra Speer are members of that org.

Congratulations to the following who recently named to the national honor society at MAHS, Sydney Beyer, Kaitlin van horn, and Jacob Moser
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the visitation for Carol Brevig at the funeral home and Rudy Gulbrandson at st j on Jan 28th, their funerals at Kong and St J on the 29th, worship services at good shepherd on the 30th ,and the memorial service for burton strand on the 31s t at Kong. I told Lou on Mon that I think we have seen enough of each other for a while. In their “spare” time they have been visiting Ruth Moerke in the hosp. in Morris. I guess if there is an “up” side to all the funerals it is the chance to see and visit with some people you have not seen for a long time.
Jim Aanerud and I were among those who attended the Donnelly co-op’s winter crop day at the Donnelly hall on Feb 1st. Even though I am no longer actively involved in farming, I am still a “farmer at heart” and enjoy attending meetings like this.
Pearl A. Anderson celebrated her birthday on Jan 27th. Several members of her family and friends stopped in during the week to wish her a happy birthday. I stopped by to visit her enroute home from Morris on Feb 2nd. I also visited my cousin Bev Hurlbut at LL on the 2nd.

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