Friday, April 1, 2011


Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news in order to keep up with the times I have created a Donnelly news page on Facebook. Just search Facebook for Donnelly news
Weather news: since mar came in like a lion it is supposed to go out like a lamb but it sort of a timid lamb. Although it appears that winter has finally left, however spring is slow to arrive with cool temps for much of the last week so there is still a lot of snow and ice around.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: Lenten services continue each week alternating between Kong (Apr 6th) and ST J (13th) at 7 pm with a lunch to follow. The offering will be used for the cups of compassion; the lunch money will be used for the elca Malaria inactive. The Lenten quarter offering will divided between the SA and Red Cross for flood relief

There will be joint services at St J on Apr 3rd at 8:30 am. SS will also be at St J at 9:45 am
There will be a benefit noon meal for family of Burton Strand of Donnelly, on April 3, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall, Free will donation. All are welcome. Donations may also be left at the UFMSB through April 15. Anyone who can help before, during, or after the benefit please call 677-2784

St J spring fling is Apr 16th they are looking for “white elephant” items and donations for the raffle. Items can be left at the church about a week beforehand for more info contact the church office
GSLC news: There will be an Easter memorial garden at Good Shepherd on Easter Sun at the church if you would like to buy a flower for it please call 392-5548
I have stopped out to the church site several times in recent weeks they have been painting the ceiling of the church and varnishing the floor. They are still planning on having their first service there on Apr 17th.
The Good Shepherd call committee has asked for a special meeting of the congregation on Apr 3rd following the 10 am coffee for the purpose of presenting a candidate for pastor of gslc. All voting members are encouraged to attend
Other church news: WAM will meet today (Sat) at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in starbuck. The program will be a report on the 5 new mission start churches in the area. Coffee at 9:30 am program at 10 am
There will be a farewell open house for Rev Kristine Braaten- Lee at the Christus house in Morris on Apr. 5th from 3-6 pm.
The Donnelly community club will have their first meeting of the year on Apr. 4th at 7 pm at the town hall in Donnelly. We will be starting to make plans for this threshing bee as always ideas or suggestions for it or any other events are always welcome.
Also on the 4th the red hatters will meet at the place to be at 1 pm (please wear an Easter bonnet); the bookmobile will be in town @ 3:30 pm, the city council will meet in the council chambers, and the Rendsville 4-h club will meet at the fire hall at 7 pm
The st co gen soc will meet on Apr. 7th @ 1:30 pm at the library in Morris.
NHAS is raising money to fight hunger you can leave donations at the elev. in Donnelly.
Pederson funeral home is sponsoring a spring seminar on Apr. 5th at the old #1 Southside at 10 am
The Two by Four Family Band will be in concert at the Maes concert hall on Apr 9th at 7 pm, free will offering. I have heard them several times and they are very good
The dfd fish fry will be held on Apr 15th at the town hall.
The Donnelly rod and gun club will have their annual meeting on Apr 5th at the Donnelly hall at 6:30 pm
There is a 50th birthday party for a former Donnelly resident today (Sat) at 7 pm and a 70th for a current resident on the 9th at 4 pm both at the Legion in Morris. Since both parties are supposed to be a surprise I will not put the names in here.
Richard (Dick) Haupert of Herman passed away on mar 23rd. among the family members that survive him is a sister Lois (John (Bud) Anderson of Donnelly.
Haroldine Walker passed away on mar 24th, a nephew Wally McCollar is among the family members that survive her.
Katelyn Wulf was born on Mar 12th to Byron and Amy Wulf of Hancock, grandparents are Charles and Deb Hacker of Hancock and Doug and Joyce Wulf of Morris, great grandmother is Wanda LeSage of Phoenix AZ Vi Wulf of Morris.
Buyers from all over the USA and Canada attended the Wulf Limousin sale at the Wulf farms of Hancock on Mar 15th. The top bull sold for $66,000 total sales were about $1.6 million. After the sale I attended the visitation for Dick Haupert at the funeral home, his sister in law Franchetta was Dad’s home care nurse for several years.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the benefit for Aaron Luthi at faith Lutheran on Mar 25th services at good shepherd the 26th and the community meal at the sr. center the 27th.Enroute home from the benefit I visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson at her home . After the meal on the 27th I attended the st co rep party mtg at Detoy’s and enroute home visited with Sam and Dorothy Johrdheim at their home in Donnelly. The next rep party mtg is scheduled for Apr 25th
Tuesday, 29th, Joan Kopacek caught the VFW bus at Alexandria and traveled to the Capital for VFW Legislative Day. After updates on Veteran’s affairs she met Senator Ingebrigtsen, and Representative Westrom to discuss some current concerns. Later the bus stopped at the White Bear Lake VFW for Lunch and to meet the Mayor.

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