Thursday, January 5, 2012
Next edition DEC 30th Jan 6th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Weather news: A light dusting of snow made for a sort of “white Christmas” but temps have continued to remain mild with no major snow storms in the immediate forecast. St J/Kong parish news: there will be joint services on Jan 1st at 10 am at St J GSLC News: The Jan mission of the month is Mission Mexico ( a mission church) John Kirkhoff's mission trip this winter The movie “courageous” will be shown on Jan 8th at the Morris E Free Church. Free will offering UFMSB will be closing at noon on Dec 30th and be closed on Jan 2nd. The Donnelly branch will reopen on Jan 3rd and be open on Tue and Fri. The Donnelly co-op and the po will also be closed on Jan 2nd. The red hats will meet on Jan 9th at 1 pm at the place to be in Donnelly. The city council will meet on Jan 3rd at 7 pm in the council chambers. There will be a New Year’s Eve party at the sr. center today (Fri) beginning at 5 pm. Rsvp at 589-2951 Helen Kloos of Hoffman formerly of the Donnelly area passed away on Dec 26, her funeral is today (Fri) at 10 am at Kong. Martha Hood of Morris passed away on Dec 25th; survivors include her daughter Marlene (Herb) Nelson and their family of Donnelly. Congratulations to e Morris Area/Minnewaska area swimming and diving team which received the McDonalds silver academic award. MyKalla smith (Mike and Rhoda) is a member of that team; she was also named MVP of the team. Congratulations to Keaton Long and Kody Armstrong who made the honor role at WCAHS A good crowd was on hand at Kong on Dec 22nd of the 2nd installment of the stj/Kong ss program, after the program I stopped in to visit Sam and Dorothy Jordheim. They celebrated their silver anniversary in Sept. On Dec 23rd I stopped in to visit my aunt Pearl Anderson at the sunrise apartments and wish her a merry Christmas. Afterwards I also did the same for several other friends in Morris. On Dec 24th Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at gs in Morris. Afterwards they travel to Herman, to attend services at the Eden Reformed church in Herman while I went to Faith for the living nativity service. That eve we were part of a good crowd that attended the services at ST J. Kara and Maren Mathis granddaughters of Geo and Elaine Harstad provided some special music for the service. I finished the day by attending the late services at first Lutheran. On Dec 25th Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at Gs and later the community dinner at first Lutheran. After dinner I traveled to the WWV to wish some of the residents a Merry Christmas while there I had an opportunity to visit a little with my former neighbor John Armstrong. In the eve Jim and Julie Busse of Appleton stopped by for a while. Verle and Della Dunn entertained members of the Dunn family for supper on Christmas Eve. One of the nice things about doing this column is that on occasion I hear from somebody with more details on something I wrote. In last week’s column I mentioned that Jim Weinreis had stopped by to visit with McCollar and mentioned his daughter had a very popular restaurant in the cities, Carol’s in Blaine. I had an e-mail from Ron Holdgrafer from Chicago who said that when Carol was growing up, she spent a lot of time on his farm and was hoping to get to see her, if he gets up this way this summer. Sam and Dorothy Jordheim traveled to Avon on Dec 24th first attending services at Bethlehem Lutheran then traveling to their daughter Gail’s for supper and gift exchange. They stayed overnight and returned home the next day. Bonnie Fabian of Hoffman spent some time Sat aft visiting her mother (Pearl A. Anderson) at her apt in Morris, in the eve Pearl’s son Larry ( Peggy) Wilke and their daughter Kris spent some time visiting her. Mark and Pam, Mathis, and their daughters Kara and Maren spent some time over the weekend visiting her parents George and Elaine Harstad and other family and friends in the area.