Next edition Feb 25th –Mar 2nd Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news note that due to weekly bible study I will be checking my boxes on Thursday a.m. for the next few weeks
Weather news: winter made a comeback on Mon with the heaviest snowfall (2-5”) of the year so far making roads very slippery and unfortunately that resulted in several deadly accidents in the area. It also resulted in the cancelation of several events and first late start of winter for several schools in the area on Tue. Thankfully temps continue to be fairly mild although there is more snow in the forecast. Guess it is to be expected after all it is tournament time! Thanks again to Good Samaritan who continue to blow our sidewalk out.
St J/Kong parish news: Lenten services will again alternate between St J (Mar 7th) and Kong (Mar 14th) this year with services at 7 pm coffee fellowship to follow.
There will be a parish bible study “Christ in the strangest places” during lent at ST J on Thursday am at 10:30 am and repeated in the eve at Kong at 7 pm..
There will be joint services at Kong Feb 26th at 11 am with the ss kids singing. Services will also be broadcast on KMRS at 11 am in memory of Erwin and Lenna Smith by Gary and Pat smith and family. If you are out of range of the station you can listen to it live on the web go to kmrskkok.com and click on listen live tab
The advent quarter offering this year will be split between the local SA unit and Lutheran World Relief
GSLC news: beginning on Feb 29th and continuing until the end of lent there will be a pot luck supper at 5:45 pm with services at 6:45 pm, for more info call PR Mike.
LCM Morris is one of sponsors of a forum “Christian basis for welcoming glbt persons”. The event begins on 3/1 with dinner at the Christus house from 5:30 -7 pm followed by the keynote speaker from 7:30 -9pm at the senior center. On Mar 2nd the event concludes with a discussion in the McGinnis room of the brigs library on the umm campus. The speaker for the weekend is David Weiss the author of the book “to the tune of a welcoming God”
The annual meeting of the Donnelly community club scheduled for Feb 13th has been ppd to Mar 12th.
The st co gen soc will hold its first meeting of the year on Mar 1st at 1:30 pm at the library
The st co rep party will have their county convention on Mar 2nd at 7 pm at the Morris senior center; this is a change of location from what was announced earlier
On Mar 5th the bookmobile will be in town in the aft; the city council will meet at the hall and the Rendsville 4-h will meet in the fire hall at 7 pm
Several ladies in our area have celebrated significant birthdays lately, Bertha Larson (90), Selma Brusse (93) and Marlys Alm (97)
Congratulations to Kristi Geise who was named all-conference in gymnastics from MAHS
Congratulations to Adam Uphoff (extra mile 8th grade) and Dalton Leupke (citizenship 9th grade); who were recently named students of the quarter, at mahs
Congratulations to Kendra Sperr who won a corn growers Scholarship she is a student at SDSU
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at gs and bible study at gslc on Feb 19th.
Later we travelled to Herman for the Niemackl lake park fundraiser. Afterwards I visited Selma brusse in her apt.
Later Agnes Searle and I were among those who attended the memorial service for Harley Grantham at Federated church in the aft, he was a former counselor at mahs
The Donnelly community club was among the non-profits org that exhibited at the nonprofit expo at the mahs gym on Feb 20th. Thanks to the region 4 mental health council for the nice sweatshirt Iwon
David Flugel and I were among those who partook in the “listening session” held out at the wcroc administrative building on Feb 22nd.
There was a 97th birthday party for Marlys Alm at the home of her granddaughter Rhonda and Kevin Asmus in Chokio on Feb 19th. Among those attending were son, John from Ohio; daughters; barb Riley & Connie Reimers who came up from Texas for the party along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great –great grandchildren as well as Sid and Carol Wilcox of Morris and Jim and Lou Eystad of Donnelly
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended Ash Wednesday services at gslc on FEB 22nd.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Next edition Feb 18th-24th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news please remember that although I try to double check everything at time I get the info wrong for an event of meeting so please double check before you plan to attend something that the day, time, and place are accurate \Weather news: After a cold snap last week that saw some of the coldest weather of the winter temps have rebounded back into the ‘30’s this week and there are still no major storms on the horizon. St J/Kong parish news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kong (Feb 29th) and St J (Mar7th) this year with services at 7 pm coffee fellowship to follow. There will be a parish bible study “Christ in the strangest places” during lent; time, dates, and place to be announced The kclw will be selling tubes of m&M’s for sale after services. Take the tubes home and fill them up with quarters and bring them back to be used in the fight against malaria The ss kids will be making fleece blankets to distribute to those in our congregation who are sick in the hospital have had surgery etc. They need anti pill fleece, donations and cutters. Contact the parish office for more info There will be joint services at Kong Feb 26th at 11 am with the ss kids singing. Services will also be broadcast on KMRS at 11 am. If you are out of range of the station you can listen to it live on the web go to kmrskkok.com and click on listen live tab GSLC news: the mission of the month is The ReClaim Hymnal, copies of which will very be available for purchase later this year. Ash wed services will be held on Feb 22nd at 6:45 pm (no meal) ,beginning the 29th and continuing until the end of lent there will be a pot luck supper at 5:45 pm with services at 6:45 pm for more info call PR mike at 287-3218 The po will be closed on Mon due to the president’s day holiday The red hatters have a Dutch treat meeting on Feb 21st at noon at the knotty pine in el. There will be an open house bridal shower for Alisha Roske today (sat) from 10 am to noon at the Morris sr. center St Mary’s school will have their dinner and auction today (sat) at the old #1 Southside starting with a social hour at 5:30 pm The annual pancake breakfast fund raiser for Niemakel Lake Park will be held on Feb 19th at the legion in Herman from 10:30 am –1 pm. Free will offering. For more info call 677-2763 The bookmobile will be in town on Feb 20th The non -profit expo will be held from 4-8 pm at the MAHS gym on Feb 20th. The annual meeting of the Donnelly community club scheduled for Feb 13th has been ppd to Mar 12th. The st co gen soc will hold its first meeting of the year on Mar 1st at 1:30 pm at the library The st co rep party will have their county convention on Mar 2nd at 7 pm at the legion. DeWayne Jackson of Starbuck passed away on Feb 11th, among the family members that survive him are his sister in law Corrine (devick) and husband Eldred Jackson of Starbuck. Virene Olson and Alice Hallman were among those who attended his funeral at Immanuel Lutheran church of rural starbuck on Feb 15th. Congratulations to Paul Erstad Jr. who was recently reelected as treasurer the board of the seic Congratulations to Brady Gillespie who was recently chosen as snow week king at C-A HS A good crowd, including some from the Donnelly area; were among those of us who attended the NHAS annual meeting at the bigwood event center in Fergus falls Feb 9th. They had another good year with over $ 8 million dollars in profit. Enroute home I stopped at the barret care center to visit with my cousin bev Hurlbut Several Donnelly area residents were among those of us who attended the funeral for Lloyd Brandt at Kong on Feb 10th. He was a good friend and former neighbor and I will miss him a lot. After the funeral I stopped in Donnelly to visit with Verle and Della Dunn in their home. On Feb 11th several of us spent some time cleaning up at gslc in the am. In the aft I traveled to the lakeside ball room in Glenwood for the 100th birthday party for Cora stoen. Bernice Erdahl and I were among those who attended the schs dinner and annual meeting at the museum on Feb 12th. Unfortunately Doug Ohman was sick and unable to attend. Afterwards I stopped in to visit David Flugel at his house. Feb 15th I traveled to Donnelly to check my boxes then stopped in to visit Sam Johrdheim for a while in his home. Returning to Morris I stopped into GSLC to visit with PR mike for a while then went to visit Virene Olson at her home. She said Elda Carol passed away from a heart attack. Enroute home I made one of my frequent stops at McCollar Jewelry for a visit with Wally. February 9th, Jerry and Joan Kopacek along with Helen Kill spent an enjoyable afternoon in Hoffman visiting Marvel Wagner.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Next edition Feb 11-17th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Please remember that occasionally the date, time, or place of a meeting or event gets changed at the last minute or may get cancelled all together so please double check info before traveling to any of meetings or events I have listed here Correction: it was Erwin Anderson from Heartland motors that moved to town (Morris). \Weather news: according to news reports the ground hog saw his shadow last week meaning 6 more weeks of winter. However if it continues to be as mild has it has been we do not mind. Fog has been more a problem that anything else St J/Kong parish news: Lenten services will again alternate between stj and Kong this year with services at 7 pm coffee fellowship to follow. Ash Wednesday services will be at st j on February 22nd and services continue on the 29th at Kong The parish newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the narthex There will be a parish bible study “Christ in the strangest places” during lent; time, dates, and place to be announced The kclw will be selling tubes of m&M’s for sale after services. Take the tubes home and fill them up with quarters and bring them back to be used in the fight against malaria The ss kids will be making fleece blankets to distribute to those in our congregation who are sick in the hospital have had surgery etc. They need anti pill fleece, donations and cutters. Contact the parish office for more info. GSLC news: the coffee money in Feb will be given to the st co food shelf The red hatters meeting that was scheduled for Feb 6th has been ppd to the 13th still at a place to be in Donnelly at 1 pm (they will also have a Dutch treat meeting on Feb 21th at noon at the knotty pine in el). St Mary’s school will have their dinner and auction on Feb 18th at the old #1 Southside starting with a social hour at 5:30 pm The schs will hold their annual meeting on Feb 12th at the museum beginning with a social hr. at noon followed by the meal at 12:30 followed by the annual meeting. This year’s guest is Doug Ohman and his program is “libraries of MN”. As most of you know he has presented several programs at the threshing bee and I also had a chance to see this program in elbow lake year. To rsvp call 589-1719 The fireman will hold their monthly meeting on Feb 13th at the fire hall. The bookmobile will be in town on Feb 20th The annual meeting of the Donnelly community club scheduled for Feb 13 has been ppd to Mar 12th. neimakel lake park day will be held on Feb 19th at the legion in Herman form 10:30am-1pm There will be an open house bridal shower for Alisha Roske on February 18th from 10 am to noon at the Morris sr. center Delroy Heuer of Morris passed away on Feb 4th. Family members that survive him include his wife Gloria and daughter Denna of Donnelly. Joan Fults and I were among those who attended the visitation for Delroy Heuer at the funeral home on Feb 7th. His wife Gloria is a distant relative of mine. Lloyd Brandt formerly of Donnelly passed away Feb 6th. Many of you may remember him as the “anchor” of the Kong men’s quartet for many decades Thanks to Dick Goldenstein for the following info: Alma (Goldenstein) Quaal passed away 2/6/12 at Wadena, MN. She was the wife of Ruben Quaal of Donnelly who preceded her in death. The funeral is @ 2:00 pm Monday 2/13 at Hohnson Memorial Home in Wadena. She was a bookkeeper at the Donnelly creamery for over 30 years her obit is in this edtion of the morris s-t it is also on my blog Congratulations to the following Morris bpa students that won at the regional meet and will be competing in state competition: James Burke and Justine Huebner (as Individuals) John Huebner, Bo Gullickson, Sydney Beyer, Kourtney Geise, Carely Gullickson and Beth Holland (as members of a team). Feb 4th I represented gslc at a mission’s conference in Watertown SD, enroute home I stopped in Madison to visit a distant relative Doris Peterson. In it’s a small world category while shopping at the Watertown Wal-Mart I ran into Dick and Deb Mahoney from Morris who had a grandson in a wrestling tournament there Feb 5th Andy Brevig and I were among a good crowd that attended the Kong annual meeting and dinner afterwards About a hundred twenty people including some from the Donnelly area attended the precinct caucuses at the prairie inn on Feb 7th; Rick Santorum won the straw poll. The county convention is scheduled for Mar 2nd at 7 pm at the American legion. The DFL convention will be held on Mar 24th also at the legion at 9 am A good crowd including many from the Donnelly area attended the funeral for Delroy Heuer at faith Lutheran in Morris on Feb 8th. Later in the day I traveled to Donnelly to check my boxes and ran into glen werk who had stopped at the po for his mail. He said he was feeling better, as many of you know he has been in and out of the hospital lately.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Alma Quaal Memorial services for Alma E. Quaal of Wadena, will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 13, 2012 at the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena with Pastor Stephen Meltzer presiding. Alma passed away at the age of 89 years on Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Alma Elvira Quaal was born on August 2, 1922 to Siebelt W. and Ella K. (Rankin) Goldenstein at Pipestone, MN. She was united in marriage with Reuben Alfred Quaal on June 22, 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. She worked for over 30 years as a bookkeeper at the Donnelly Creamery in Donnelly, MN. She also worked for a number of years at the Wayzata Bank before working at Erickson’s Super Valu in Wayzata, MN. She retired and moved to Verndale in 1985 then later moved to her home in Wadena. She enjoyed cooking, especially cookies, jams and preserves for family and friends. She also enjoyed collecting cookbooks, embroidery, and tending her flowers and vegetable gardens from which she became known as the “Tomato Lady”. Alma was preceded in death by her husband Reuben in 1980; parents Siebelt and Ella Goldenstein; son Quentin; daughters Grace Sackman and Candace Ertl; five brothers, five sisters and 2 infant siblings; and granddaughters Heather Sackman and Brianna Sackman. She is survived by her sons John (Connie) of Underwood and Myron (Linda) of Verndale; sons-in-law Bill Sackman of Alta Loma, CA and Richard “Dick” (Ruth) Ertl of Mayer, MN; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Alma’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery at Long Lake, MN
Friday, February 3, 2012
Next edition Feb 4th-10th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Weather news: several inches of snow over the weekend brought out the shovels and blowers and made winter sports enthusiasts happy. However temps continue to remain mild and there is still no forecast of any major storms on the horizon, Thanks to the Good Samaritan who blew out the sidewalk on our block several times again this week. It is very much appreciated. St J/Kong parish news: Kong will have their annual meeting on Feb 5th following services @ 11 am with pot luck dinner to follow.ST J services will be at 8:30 am that Sun. There are two radio broadcasts on KMRS left to sponsor in 2012, Sept 2nd and Dec 30th. If interested in doing so in honor or memory of someone contact the parish office at 246-3211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org There will be a parish bible study “Christ in the strangest places” during lent; time, dates ,and place to be announced GSLC news: there will be two upcoming workdays at the church the first is today (sat) @ 9 am the 2nd one is Feb 11th also at 9 am. The 2nd mission conference sponsored by the Augustana District of LCMC will be held today (sat), hosted by Hosanna Lutheran church at the Watertown event center in Watertown SD from 9:30 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. For more info e-mail email@example.com or call 239-2618 or 287-3218 On Feb 6th the red hatters will meet at a place to be in Donnelly at 1 pm (they will also have a Dutch treat meeting on Feb 21th at noon at the knotty pine in el). Also on the 6th, the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm by the bank; the city council will meet in the council chambers, and Rendsville 4-h will meet in the fire hall both at 7 pm. Jan 6th, the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm by the bank; the city council will meet in the council chambers, and Rendsville 4-h will meet in the fire hall both at 7 pm. The red hatters meeting scheduled for Feb 6th has been ppd to the 13th still at a place to be in Donnelly at 1 pm (they will also have a Dutch treat meeting on Feb 21th at noon at the knotty pine in el). Precinct caucuses will be held on Jan 7th; in Stevens County the republicans will meet at the tiger room of the prairie inn (this is a change from what was announced earlier) the democrats will meet in the lunchroom of MAES, the independence party at Morris library. NHAS will have their annual meeting at the big wood event center in Fergus Falls MN, beginning with a noon meal meeting to follow For info about your local caucuses contact your local county auditor The schs will hold their annual meeting on Feb 13th at the museum beginning with a social hr. at noon followed by the meal at 12:30 followed by the annual meeting. This year’s guest is Doug Ohman and his program is “Libraries of MN”. As most of you know he has presented several programs at the threshing bee in past years and last year I had an opportunity to hear this program on Libraries in elbow lake year and it was very good. To rsvp call 589-1719 The Donnelly community club will have their annual meeting on Feb 13th at the Donnelly hall with a meal starting at 6:30 pm meeting to follow. Rsvp to 246-3474 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend and would like to be a member you can mail your dues to the Donnelly community club. Congratulations to Nancy Woodke whose picture of Dillion Johnson in the barrel race at the Stevens county fair recently won a prize from the MN newspaper association Congratulations to Chandler Erickson who was one of the members of the C-A bpa team that earned a trip to the state. Alyssa uphoff is one the artists whose work is being showcased at the common cup. Jan 26th Kathy Bahr and I attended the twins’ caravan stop at the pizza ranch in Morris. Jan 27th I visited Irene Strand in her apartment at the heritage apartments in Morris. She said that earlier in the week she attended a birthday party for Lyla Cin at the Glenwood home and she was very good that day. Jan 28th I visited my aunt Pearl Anderson at her apartment in the sunrise apartments in Morris to wish her a belated happy birthday ,her birthday was the 27th. She said several members of her family had been home to help her celebrate the previous day. Later I visited Gary Weirs in his apt the green river apartments and enroute home I stopped at McCollar Jewelry for one of my frequent visits with him. In the eve I attended the contemporary worship service sponsored by the Morris community church at the MAHS auditorium. Jan 29th Andy Brevig and I attended youth service sun at St J; Joan Kopacek reports that there was a good crowd on hand afterward for the ST J annual meeting and dinner. Andy and I also attended the Stevens county Republican Party central committee meeting on Jan 30th at Detoy’s in Morris. Plans were finalized for the precinct caucuses to be held on Feb 7th.It was announced that the county convention will be held in early Mar, the 7th district convention will be held in Alex in late Mar and the state convention in St Cloud in early May Last week Jim and Lou Eystad traveled to Wheaton with Doug and Ellen Wilts and girls to a bb game where w-h-n played c-g- b, Kellie Wilts was one of the players on the team Feb 1st they helped Vince Dalager celebrate his 95th birthday at the senior center. Feb 1st PR Mike Hanson and I enjoyed a visit together at the common cup coffeehouse in Morris