Next edition Feb 12th-18th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: a few days of moderate temps last week gave us a brief respite from winter before it returned again sun aft with blowing and drifting. By Mon am we were back in the deep freeze again a pattern that has continued all week. Thankfully the forecast calls for some nicer weather by the end of the 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
There are still two Lutheran worship broadcast dates left to sponsor on kmrs for our parish. If you wish to sponsor one in honor or memory of someone please contact the parish office
GSLC news: 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. I stopped by the site on Feb 8th several crews were busy working in the parish hall.
Members of the good shepherd church will be going tubing at Andes towers hill on Feb 13th leaving Morris about noon and returning about mid aft. If you need a ride or want more info call 392-5548
Feb 20th is new member Sun. if you want to become a full or associate member call 392-5548
The annual meeting of Luther Crest bible camp will be held at 3 pm on Feb 13th at the camp.
St Mary’s school in Morris will have their annual dinner and auction on Feb 19th at old #1 Southside in Morris beginning with a social hour at 5:30 pm dinner at 6 pm
The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Feb. 21st from 3:30-3:50 pm
The st co historical soc will have their annual meeting on Feb 13th at the museum with dinner at 12:30 pm, meeting and program to follow. For tickets or more info call 589-1719
There will be a benefit spaghetti supper and silent auction at the American legion in Morris today (Sat) from 4-7 pm for Brandon thorson of Morris. He was critically injured in an auto accident in Mont in Jan. He is a nephew of Joan Fults of Donnelly, Free will offering.
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 resourceconections.info
The st co rep party executive committee will have a meeting at Detoy’s in Morris at 6 pm on Feb 21st. The party convention will be held on Mar 4th at the Legion in Morris.
The 2011 RTA telephone books are now out. Extra copies are available at HD & co in Donnelly, the RTA offices in Hoffman and other places in their service area.
Nhas will have their annual meeting beginning with a noon meal at the Herman American legion on Feb 15th. For more info call 246-3239
Niemakel Lake Park board will have their annual fund raising pancake breakfast on Feb 20th from 10:30 am- 1 pm at the legion in Herman. When I talked to one of the board members after the park day last year he indicated that future plans for the park include making it more handicapped accessible.
Leona Halbe of Willmar passed away on Feb 3rd. Among the family members that survive her are her son Steve (Jeanne Gulbrandson) and their family. Jeanne’s parents are Arlene and the late Wilbur Gulbrandson.
Haley Jean Bertram was born on Dec 20th to Scott and Jamie Bertram of Herman. Grandparents are dale wilts, Brenda wilts, Pete and Rita Kaiser and mike Bertram, great grandparents are Don and Marilyn Bates; Les and Darlene Bertram, and Mary Ann Kaiser.
Congratulations to the umm vb team that finished as runner-ups in the umac. Nichole Gielispe is a member of that team.
Congratulations to Beth Holland who was named kmrs/kkok player of the game on Feb. 1st.
Congratulations to Becky Hennen on being named support staff person of the year at the Morris public schools.
Congratulations to Zach Geise (brad and Kristi) who was one of the winners in the KMRS/minnewaska bait and tackle ice fishing contest
Congratulations to Pat (Kopel) Dingman who was awarded an 8 gallon pin from the bloodmobile this week
In last week’s paper there is an article about the Cyrus school being used for an observations post to watch for planes during the cold war. As I mentioned in an earlier column I had an e-mail from a former Donnelly resident who told me that she and several other young ladies did the same thing in the library of the Donnelly school during that time period.
Jerald and June itzen and I attended the wam potluck meeting at the minnewaska Lutheran home in starbuck on Feb 5th. The next meeting is scheduled for Mar 5th. After wards I visited Donna Frank at her home in starbuck.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the services at good shepherd in Morris on Feb. 6th and the bible study afterwards. I also stopped by the bridal showcase next door, Sandra d’s flowers was one of the exhibitors. Later I visited marvel Wagner in her apt in Morris and the visitation for Leona Halbe at the funeral home. Marvel was one of the founders of the st co gen soc and she says that in her research she discovered that one of the people in her family tree is astronaut Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon.
Arlene Henrichs, Karen long, Diane Amundson, bob winther and I all visited Bev Hurlbut at Legacy Living this week,