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.