Friday, April 22, 2011


Next edition Apr 23rd -29th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: There is a saying in MN, that if you do not like the weather, just wait 10 min; it will change. That was the case last week where we went from a high of 75 on Tue. to waking up to snow on the ground on Sat am. Temps have remained cool there is still some snow around here and fields are still very wet.

STJ/KONG PARISH News: Services on Easter Sun will be at 8:30 am (st J) and 11 am (Kong) no s.s. Services will be broadcast on Kmrs at 11 am Apr 24th in memory of Ervin and Leana Smith by Gary and Pat Smith and family

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

There will be a May Day luncheon at St J on May 1st at 12:30 pm. There will also be a raffle associated with it. For tickets to the luncheon or to purchase a raffle ticket contact Sandy Dunn at 246-3292 or the parish office

GSLC news: There will be services on Easter sun at 9 am (no SS) at the new church site, with an egg bake afterwards

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 4-7 pm

The Morris e free church will open from 6 am -9pm on May 5th for those who wish to participate in ndp activities I was told there will be no observance at the library this yr.

The federated church is having a “crane Project” to help the people of Japan today (sat) at the church beginning at 10 am

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

The st co humane soc will have their annual meeting on Apr. 30th at the common cup in Morris beginning at 7 pm

Tickets are now on sale for the new wine show at first Lutheran in May for more info call 589-3242.

Dean Mthethwa from the SW MN companion synod in South Africa will be the speaker at Faith Lutheran in Morris on May 4th at 7 pm

There will be an open house baby shower for Kelly and Randy Frank (expecting a baby girl) on April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Kelly is the daughter of Virgil and Theresa Fults and Randy is the son of Kenny Frank

The 2nd annual Mitch Kleindl memorial archery shoot will be held at Niemakel Lake Park on Apr. 30th and May 1st. For more info call 808-0447 or 808-4562

There will be a benefit for former Donnelly area resident Sharon Anderson today (Sat) at the Legion in Morris from 5-8 pm. She has had a brain aneurysm and a kidney transplant. Her parents are Shirley Holman and the late Richard Anderson.

There will be a Donnelly girls get together Apr 30th at 1 pm at the culvers restaurant in Rogers MN. Any ladies who have lived in Donnelly area are welcome. For more info call Doddie Williams at 763-477-5360

Citywide garage sales will be held in Donnelly on May 5th and 6th.

St co gen soc mtg May 5th 1:30 pm Morris public library

Correction: in the recent youth wrestling tournaments held in NL-S and in Rochester, Keaton Long competed as a member of the West Central area Little Knights wrestling team and Austin Raths competed as a member of the Morris Area Elem wrestling team.

Fayette Jipson of Chokio passed away on Apr 15th. Family members that survive him include a sister Myrtie Diehl and her family and a sister in law Shirley Henrichs.

Apr 16th I attended the fun expo at the Herman h.s, visited Selma Bruse and took in some of the arts festival at MHS

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the spring fling at St J on Apr. 16th, Palm Sun services at gslc on Apr. 17th, and the community meal at sr. center in Morris on the 18th.

According to the census figures in the last ten years the population of Donnelly declined from 254 to 241.

There is now a public computer and internet connection at HD & co in Donnelly
Congratulations to the w/h-n Jr. Olympic 16 vb team that took gold at the minnewaska tournament Samantha Larson is a member of that team her parents are Jon and Bev grandmother is Bertha.

Rev Michael Hanson of Glenwood has accepted the call to be the pastor of GSLC. He will be installed on May 22nd. He is currently Chaplain at the Glenwood retirement village (grv) and the minnewaska Lutheran home, starbuck.
He is married to Martha (nee Spohr) who is also a pastor. They have two children, Charlie and Arne. Her parents are Chuck and Liz Spohr of Morris. She is currently on leave from call although she has preached at Good Shepard and other churches in the area in recent months.

Congratulations to Tara flaten who was named to the honor role at Hancock H.S.

Congratulations to the stampede 4-h club which won the snickers award at the share the fun event held at Hancock on Apr 2nd several Donnelly area 4-h'ers are members of that club

Congratulations to mahs boys track team that won their own invitational on Apr 19th and the Marv Meyer invitational on Apr 12th Tyler Rouske is a member of that team and he won the 200 dash at the Myer invitational
Congratulations to John Huebner who took 2nd place e in the NCAA pick em contest at mahs His parents are Mark and Mary.
Congratulations to Dylan Recker who won the local contest for the young American creative patriotic arts award scholarship contest. His parents are Roger; Deann Recker grandmother is Marcella Recker
Congratulations to Katie Geise who was one of the winners in the Americanism contest and the speech contest at St. Mary’s school. Her parents are Brain and Holly grandparents are Howard and Ditto

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