Next edition Mar 12th -18th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after several days of cold and stormy weather last week and several inches of snow on Sun the weather has settled down and temps moderated some this week
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
Lenten services continue each week 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
The KLCW birthday dinner will be held on Mar 20th at noon following services. Dinner is potluck, please furnish a hot dish or salad desert will be furnished.
The sweetheart luncheon has been rescheduled for May1st at ST J; there will be benefit for the Burton Stand family on Apr. 3rd.
GSLC news: 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
GSLC plans to have their first worship service in the GS church on 480th Ave. on Palm Sunday, April 17.
Om Mar 13th the glacial ridge conf. of the elca will meet @ 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran church in Cyrus, and the West central Lutheran homes will have their annual meeting @ 2 pm in the fireside room at First Lutheran in Morris
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 will have a special story time with Miss Midwest Rachel sands on Mar 17th at the Morris public library
Earl Severance of Herman passed away on Mar 4th. A sister Arlys (George) Pederson of Donnelly is among the family members that survive her.
There will be an open house baby shower for Angela Halbe and Cody Rutherford, Saturday, March 19, 2 to 4 p.m., First Lutheran Church Morris. A baby boy is on the way. Her parents are Steve and Jeanne, grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson
I have another long list of accomplishment to acknowledge this week so congratulations go out to: the following FFA teams on their recent accomplishments. The Ag issues team placed first in the cde at the state, Kaitlin van horn is a member of that team, the general livestock teams finished 6th Natalie Johnston is a member of that team, the horse team finished 2nd Sami Searle is a member of that team. Sami also finished first in the district FFA proficiency applications for regional judging and interviews. Kendra Speer also won first in agribusiness service placement proficiency and Natalie Johnston was also first in sheep production placement proficiency. Kendra, Kaitlin, and Natalie were also among those earned state degree and Kendra will be considered for region 3 stars in agri- business award; the Morris FFA Ag knowledge bowl team which finished first at the skills fest in Willmar on Feb 10th. Jake Moser and Natalie Johnston are members of that team; 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, the h-n ffa crop team that finished 5th in the Holdindgford competition ,Landon Strand is a member of that team and he finished 10th in individual competition.
Thanks to Donnelly co-op manager 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 who has been the custom applicator for 17 years will be replacing him in the agronomy dept. , his son Erick will replace him in that job.. In the LP department Joel Schmidt has been hired to replace David Haynes who passed away about a year ago. 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
The st co gen soc met at the library on Mar 3rd, the next meeting will be on Apr. 7th
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the wam meeting at the minnewaska Lutheran home on Mar 5th the next meeting will also be there on Apr. 2nd. We also attended the services at gslc and the forum afterwards on Mar 6th. In the aft Jeanne Ennen and I were among those who attended the memorial gathering at the Hoffman community service for Lloyd Stier. Afterwards I visited a friend at the Hoffman home.
Pearl A. Anderson and I attended the annual meeting of the Donnelly community club on Mar 7th, Thanks to everyone who helped prepare and serve the delicious meal. It was another good year for the club due in part to a successful threshing bee. This year’s show is Aug 27 and 28th, the feature will be John Deere. The next meeting will be on Apr 4th due to a schedule conflict. Anyone with ideas and/or suggestions about the bee and /or other events is encouraged to contact a member of the club or put a note in one of my boxes. After the meeting I visited with Verle and Della Dunn at their home.
Andy Brevig and I attended the annual meeting of Donnelly twp. on Mar 8th at the fire hall in Donnelly.
Michelle Papesh, Karen Long and I visited Bev Hurlbut at LL in the past week