Friday, April 15, 2011


Next edition Apr. 16th -22nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: The advent of sunny warm temps during the past few days means that most of the snow is gone and the grass is starting to green up and spring is finally here a relief after our long winter. It is still very wet and it will be a while before field work can start.

STJ/KONG PARISH News: The schedule for Holy week is as follows: Joint services at Kong on Palm Sun Apr 17th at 11 am with the ss kids singing, On Apr. 21st (Maundy Thursday) supper at 6 pm at Kong followed by an informal communion service at 7 pm, Apr 22nd, (Good Fri) Luther league pancake supper at St J at 6 pm followed by services at 7 pm. Services on Easter Sun will be at 8:30 am (st J) and 11 am (Kong) no s.s.

St J spring fling is today (sat) from 10:30 am –1 pm

There will again be an Easter Lilly garden in the parish again this year there are sign-up sheets in the narthex of ea. church or you may contact the parish office to order one. You may also purchase one yourself and if you wish you can designate your Lilly to be donated to a nursing home or women’s shelter

Baccalaureate Sun. will be May 22nd if you have a grad in your family this year please let the parish office know so it can be included in the May newsletter

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

The Holy week schedule for Gslc is at follows Palm Sun Apr. 17th first services at the church site at 9 am Maundy Thursday and good Friday services at 7 pm and Easter sun at 9 am (no SS).

The federated church will have their” this and that sale” today (sat) beginning at 9 am

The glacial ridge conference for the women of the elca spring gathering will be held on Apr 25th at Fron Lutheran church in Starbuck beginning with registration at 4:30 pm for more info or to share rides contact the parish office or call 677-2784

Faith Lutheran in Morris will have a rummage sale on Apr 27th

The st co rep party will meet on Apr 25th at Detoy’s at 6:15 pm

Mary Jipson of Chokio passed away on Apr 8th among the family members that survive her is a sister Shirley Henrichs and her family.

Emil Haack of Hoffman passed away on Apr 6th, among the family members that survive her are a sister Arlene Gulbrandson and her family.

Roy Johnson of Keng passed away on Apr. 5th, among the family that survives her is a great granddaughter Kayla (Aaron) Erdahl of Donnelly

Correction: Eugene Carlin of Nevada passed away on Dec 25th.

Congratulations to Keaton Long who as a member of the wca little knights wrestling team finished 2nd at the regional competition held at NL-S. Tristan raths (Scott and Jackie) also competed in that tournament placing 2nd. They both competed at the state tournament in Rochester where Tristan placed 6th and Keaton won once and lost twice

Congratulations to the w-h-n “16s” JO vb team that took first place at the UMM tournament on Apr. 2nd. Samantha Larson is a member of that team. She was also one of the members of the h-n fccla chapter that earned medals at the region 6 star event at Barnesville qualifying her for a trip to the state convention

Congratulations to Danny Ennen who won a motorcycle at grant co choppers open house in Herman on Apr.

The Morris FFA had their annual awards night on Apr. 4th. Sami Searle, Brady Jergenson, Kendra Speer and Natalie Johnston were among those recognized for their work during the past year. Kaitlin Van Horn was elected as sec for the 2011-12 yr.

The st co gen soc had their monthly meeting on Apr 7th the next meeting is on May 5th
Wally McCollar and I attended the funeral or Walt Hokanson at First Lutheran on Apr. 9th. After the funeral I travel out to the site of the gslc to see the progress being made out there. Later in the aft I attended the birthday party for Ron Carlson. In the eve Jim and Lorraine Aanerud and I attended the concert by the two by four family band at the Maes music hall.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at gslc on Apr. 10th. Afterwards the council served cake made by Irene Strand of Donnelly in honor of the church’s first birthday. That eve several friends and family helped Lou celebrate her birthday.

One of the signs of spring is the return of the “snowbirds”. Welcome Home!

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