Friday, January 13, 2012
Next edition Jan 14th-20th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Weather news there is a saying in MN. if you do not like the weather wait 5 min and it will change. That has been true the past couple of weeks. We have gone from snow and cold temps a couple weeks ago ,to enjoying sunshine and record high temps during the past week. Kopecks report sitting on their deck in t-shirts and bare feet on Tue. Wed it was back to reality with snow and cold temps. St J/Kong parish news: there will not be communion services on Jan 15th as previously announced they will be on Jan 22nd. On the 15th there will also be a welcome coffee hour for Irene Goldstein before services and Tom and Pearl Horning will be providing music at ST J on the 15th. GSLC News: there will be adult forums following coffee hour every sun. New member sun is Jan 15th. There will be a 2nd work night in the church basement on Jan 17th at 7 pm. bring hammers, pry bars and dust masks. A third night is tentatively scheduled for the 24th at 7 pm. Due to a mold problem the plaster in the ceiling has to be torn out. Rev Paul Erdal will be installed as the new pastor of first Lutheran on Jan 15th at the 8:15 and 10: 45 am services followed by a pot luck dinner after the second service. He is the former pastor of our Savior’s Lutheran church in Chokio. The movie a “shot in the dark” will be shown at first Lutheran on Jan 20th at 7 pm free will offering Habit for humanity will hold their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Jan 15th from 8:30 am -1 pm at the legion in Morris. Free will offering I have learned that Fr. Bob Kieffer who was recently appointed to be the new priest at Assumption Catholic church is a nephew of a former Donnelly area resident Emma (Larson) Kieffer. The Donnelly rod and gun club is sponsoring an ice fishing derby today (sat) on cottonwood lake (north of Donnelly on 530th ave.) from 11 am to 4 pm. Many of you like me have heard of thin ice and fishing houses going through the ice so I checked with a member of the club on wed to make sure it was still on and safe to go out on the lake. He said it was with about 14 inches of ice out there. Genevieve M. Swenson, passed away on Jan 2nd, family members that survive her include a nephew Tim (deb) root and his family Freda Melchert of Alex passed away on Jan 9th. Survivors include her son Dennis (Jan) Melchert and grandson Mike (Lisa) Melchert. Congratulations to Matt Flogstad who was recently appointed the chief of police in Hancock Enroute to elbow lake on Jan 6th I stopped at the Barrett care center to say hi to my cousin bevy and Esther cline. After concluding my business in el I traveled to Hoffman stopping into see Elroy frank at his computer shop. he said business has been very good. a reminder that if like me you have something to sell he is also an e-bay store. I then stopped at Hoffman home to visit with Marvel Wagner before traveling to Alex where I visited with a friend in the Bethany home. Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the funeral services for Millie Asmus at gslc. she is the first member of our gs “family” to pass away. We were also among the overflow crowd that attended the showing of the move “courageous” at the Morris e free church on Jan 8th. Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the st co rep party mtg at Detoy’s on Jan 9th. the next meeting is scheduled for Jan 30th. precinct caucuses will be held at the prairie inn on Feb 7th. this is a change from what was announced earlier. the co convention is scheduled for Mar 2nd. A good group of men from gs got together at the church on Feb 10th to work in the basement tearing out the plaster in the ceiling earlier I attended the meeting of the evangelism committee. Feb 11th I stopped in to visit Mary Drips in home in Morris. We talked a lot about many Donnelly people we knew and her brother buzzy who passed away last year, later I stopped in to see Wally McCollar at his shop.