Friday, December 16, 2011
.Next edition Dec 17th-23rd Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news remember if you are going to be gone for the holidays or the winter you can keep up on the Donnelly news via my blog donnellyminn.blogspot.com Weather news: after a weekend of unseasonably warm temps they have become more seasonal this week but they continue to remain fairly mild and there is still no snow. St J/Kong parish news: Christmas schedule for the parish: ss program Dec 18 at ST J @ 2 pm; repeated at Kong on the 22nd @ 7 pm, lunch follows both programs. Christmas Eve services will be held at St J at 9 pm and Christmas day services at Kong at 10 a.m. GSLC News: On Dec 21st there will be supper at 5:45 pm followed by the SS program with lunch to follow the program. Note this is a change from what was announced earlier. In place of the ss program on Dec 18th Josh Fisher will hold a forum on the use of the deliberator located in the church There will be services on Christmas Eve at 4 pm and Christmas day at 9 am at the church First Lutheran will have services at 3:30, 5:30 and 11:00 pm There will be a community dinner at first Lutheran on Dec 25th beginning at noon, everyone welcome free will donation. Funeral services for former Donnelly area resident Gloria Buntje will be on Dec 17th at 11 am at St Paul’s Lutheran church in Morris Funeral services for Elda Carol Best of AZ are still pending. Jody K. Sundlee of Alexandria passed away on Dec 6th. She is a distant relative of mine her parents were the late Palmar and Blossom Anderson Wally McCollar informs me that Hugo Halpert of Surprise AZ passed away recently. Survivors include his wife Ruth ((Stambaugh) formerly of the Donnelly area. Jean Peterson of Morris passed away on Dec 11th. Survivors include her son in law Mark (Mary) Ness. Many of you will remember her as the librarian in the Morris school dist. for many years Congratulations to MaKenzie Smith who was named MVP of the Morris-c-a girls cc team The Morris bpa chapter collected about 1600 lbs. of food and $3,000 for the st. co food shelf. Sydney Beyer is a member of that chapter. Congratulations to Elroy and Lorraine Frank who recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. Congratulations to the following that were named “students of the quarter” at MAHS: Riley Biesterfield (freshman-citizenship) and Kaitlin Van horn (senior -citizenship) Ellen Wilts (“the spicy lady”) was one of the vendors at the cookie factory at faith Lutheran in Morris on Dec 10. In the aft a good crowd was on hand for the community dinner at the Donnelly hall and many kids climbed onto Santa’s lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. After dinner I travel to Hoffman where I stopped in to visit Elroy Frank in his new computer shop on main St. I also stopped into the community center for the festival or the trees. In the eve a good crowd was on hand to help Irene Strand celebrate her 80th birthday. Thanks to the threshing bee royalty who along with their families put a lot of time work and effort into decorating the hall again this year and made it look very festive on Sat. They also helped serve the dinner and served as Santa’s helpers during his visit. Special thanks to the community club officers and their families who helped to prepare and serve the delicious dinner. Thanks also to the Dfd for giving Santa a ride into town in the fire truck due to lack of snow he had to leave his reindeer at the North Pole. Rev Mark Richardson of the Augustana dist. of the Lcmc was the guest speaker at worship services at gs on Dec 11 and afterwards gave a very informative talk on the Augustana dist. In the aft Joan and John Kopeck were among those who attended the Christmas sing a long at St J. In the eve Rose Uhden and I were among those who attended the concert at the UMM HFA Dec 12th I attended the open house at the prairie trailer in Morris and on the 14th the open house at the fed tel office in Morris. In the eve Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the supper and advent services at gslc.