Friday, March 4, 2011


Next edition Mar 5th -11th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Due to the large amount of news this week I have had to omit the long list of “honorees” I had this week I will post them on my blog and hopefully have an opportunity to recognize them in a future column

Weather news: Mar has definitely come in like a lion with cold temps and some stormy weather. I think by now just about everybody is getting tired of never ending winter we are experiencing this year,

STJ/KONG PARISH News: The parish will be participating in the MN food share campaign during Mar. carts are locate in the narthex of ea. church in which to place nonperishable food items for the food shelf or You can also make a financial donation

The mar newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the narthex of ea. church.

Ash wed services will be on Mar 9th at Kong beginning at 7 pm with a lunch to follow. Services will alternate between st J (16th) and Kong (23rd) each week

St J welca will hold their annual st pat’s day lunch and entertainment at the WWV on Mar 17th at 2:15 pm

GSLC news: Staring on Mar 9th and continuing throughout the Lenten season members of the church will join with members of St J of rural starbuck for services at St J. The eve starts with a light supper (if planning on attending please rsvp to 795-2477) at 6 pm (free will offering) followed by Lenten services at 7 pm. For more info call 589-1461

WAM will meet today (sat), at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home with coffee at 9:30 am program at 10 am. The speaker will be Pr. Julie Smith, from the Institute for Lutheran Theology, the new seminary in Brookings, S.D. She will also be the guest speaker at gslc on Mar 6th and have a forum after services. For more info call 795-2477

The glacial ridge conf. of the ELCA will meet on Mar 13th @ 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran church in Cyrus,

“Physical and spiritual beauty with Karen and Kevin Leaf will be held at the Hosanna worship center in Morris from 10 am -3 pm for tickets or more info call shelly at 585-5951

West central Lutheran homes will have their annual meeting on Mar 13th @ 2 pm in the fireside room at First Lutheran in Morris

Allisia Melberg will present a program “Researching Families in West Central Minnesota” at the st co museum today (sat) at 10 a.m. on Mar. 12th .The movie “tales of the last river rat” will be shown there on Mar 13th @1:30 pm for more info about either event call 589-1719

Donnelly and other area townships will have their annual meetings/elections on Mar 8th. For more info contact your town clerk or your county auditor’s office.

The following events will take place on Mar 7th in Donnelly: the bookmobile will be in town @ 3:30 pm; the red haters will meet at 1 pm at “a place to be” (bring a favorite flower seed packet); the Donnelly city council and Rendsville 4-h will meet at 7 pm at the hall and fire hall.

Evelyn Kopel informs me that the homemakers will meet at her house in Donnelly on Mar 10th at 2 pm for more info call her at 246-3310

The red hatters will have a st pat’s day party on Mar 17th at Denny’s in Herman at 1:30 pm for pie day Dutch treat.

Habit for humanity is sponsoring a “build your burger night” at the Old#1 on Mar 10th from 4-7 pm free will offering. They will also have a special story time with Miss Midwest Rachel sands on Mar 17th at the Morris public library for more info call 392-5451

The Donnelly community club will have their annual meeting on Mar 7th at the Donnelly hall beginning with supper at 6:30 pm meeting to follow. For more info call 795-2437. If unable to attend you can mail your dues to the don com club Donnelly MN.

Lloyd Stier of Donnelly passed away on Feb 23rd. a memorial gathering will be held on Mar 6th at 2 pm at the community center in Hoffman.

Ralph Jipson of Graceville passed away on Feb 24th. A sister Myrta Diehl is among the family members that survive him.

Larry Rohloff of Atwater passed away on Feb 26th. His step mother Ardeth (Anderson) Rohloff is among the family members that survive him.

Mitchell Rohloff and Courtney Johnson are engaged to married on Aug. 20 in Brookings sd. Parents of the couple are LuAlan and Shawn Rohloff of Morris and Diana Johnson of Tulare, S.D. step grandmother is Ardeth Rohloff of Morris formerly of the Donnelly area

I have another long list of accomplishment to acknowledge this week so congratulations go out to: ; Thelma Leegard who named queen of the good Sam home in Hoffman on Feb. 14th; the h-n usat team that finished 2nd in st Cloud. Keaton Long and Levin strand are members of that team; to Samantha Larson who was named to the a honor roll at h-n h. to Amy Kloos on the opening of her new business "hair expressions" at 714 Atlantic ave. in Morris; to Melanie van horn citizenship( freshman); Becca Holland most improved (7th grade) for being named students of the quarter at mahs and to Brady cardwell who won third place in the weboles division of the cub scouts annual pinewood derby on Feb. 13th at heartland motors

On Feb 25th Andy brevig and I attended the Westrom/Inglebreigtsen town hall meeting at Detoy’s in Morris and later the co-op meeting at the Donnelly hall. Thanks to the KCLW for the delicious meal they served.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among the good crew that helped with the cleanup at the site of the new gslc on Feb 26th. It was truly a case of “many hands make light work as the church” was literally cleaned from top to bottom and much of the fellowship hall was painted. Another workday is planned for the near future to do more painting and other odd jobs. On the 27th we attended services at gslc and on the 28th the community meal at the sr. center in Morris.

Jim and Lorraine Aanerud and I attended the “answers in genesis” conference on the 27th and 28th at the Maes musical hall and at the Hosanna worship center

Thanks to bob burner for the following info. The co-op experienced its second best year ever with a net income of over $345,000. Carol boelend from Hennen and associates presented the annual report. Mike Lonergan a director for 9 yrs. completed his term and was replaced by Paul Daly, Chris smith was reelected to the board. Guest speaker Todd Monroe dist. manager Cenex energy sales and lubricants gave a very informative presentation about Cenex 5w-40 full synthetic diesel oil and the warranty program they are offering for those users. Joe Altrich was recognized for 53 yrs. of service to the Donnelly co-op. Dave Whitmore will be replacing him in the agronomy dept. after 17 years as custom applicator his son Erick will replace him. Joel Schmidt has been hired to replace David Haynes who passed away about a year ago in the LP department. In Dec 2010 the Donnelly co-op paid $170,000 to those 70 years of age and older, at the meeting patrons received $95,000 in 30% cash dividends. In the past five years the don co-op has reinvested $850,000 in fixed asset back into the company along with retiring $720,00 to it patrons

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