Friday, March 9, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition mar 10th -16th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. This week’s column is dedicated to the memory of my Mom who passed away on Mar 14 1994 Weather news: as they say in Minn. if you do not like the weather just wait and it will change. Last week was very winter like with snow cold temps and some blowing and drifting. It has done “a 180” with some sun shine and above normal temps again so the snow is quickly melting this week. St J/Kong parish news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kong (Mar 14th) and St J (Mar 21st) this year with services at 7 pm coffee fellowship to follow. Parish bible study continues during lent at ST J on Thursday am at 10:30 am and repeated in the eve at Kong at 7 pm. The Mar newsletter is now out; extra copies are available in the narthex of each church The advent quarter offering this year will be split between the local SA unit and Lutheran World Relief The St J welca will have their annual st pat’s day party at the WWV on Mar 16th at 2:30 PM Mar is food shelf month the parish will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items and financial donations for the st co food shelf. There are carts in the narthex of ea. church. GSLC news: from now until the end of lent there will be a pot luck supper at 5:45 pm with services at 6:45 pm at the church, for more info call PR Mike. The mission of the month is Ethiopian mission and the coffee money will go to the courage cottage West central homes will have their annual meeting on Mar 11th at Zion in Morris at 2 pm The glacial ridge assembly of the ELCA will be held on Mar 11th at 2:00 pm at Our Redeemers Lutheran church in Benson There will be a supper at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus on Mar 18th beginning at 5:30 pm followed by the band “Dakota road” in concert at 7 pm, free will offering. I had an opportunity to hear them last year they are very good. On Mar 18th there will be a st pat’s day dinner at assumption catholic church in Morris. Serving starts at 11 am The annual meeting of the Donnelly community club will be held on Mar 12th at the Donnelly hall beginning with a meal at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting, rsvp’s requested at donnellythreshingbee @ or ph. 795-2440. If you cannot make it to the meeting but would like to join you can mail your dues to the Donnelly community club Donnelly MN 56235 The fireman will meet at the fire hall on Mar 12th at 7 pm Township elections will be held on Mar 13th contact your town clerk or the county auditor for times and places. NHAS is having a hunger for harvest pancake fundraiser at the Legion in Herman from 9 am – 1 pm for more info call 246-3239 The bookmobile will be in town on Mar 19th at 3:30-pm The 2012 Viking land phone directory published by RTA is now out extra copies are available at HD & co in Donnelly as well as other places in their service area Dale Vipond of Alex passed away on Mar 6th among the family members that survive him are a nephew Doug Gulbrandson and his family I have a long list of “honorees” again this week so congratulations go out to: the wcroc that was named as Stevens county‘s outstanding conservationist of the year. Lee Johnston is the director of operations out there. Adam Erickson on his new job as wetland specialist at the NRCS The “boet” team at Mahs that took 2nd in the area and 4th in the Minn. state envirothon, Natalie Johnston was a member of that team, the simply superior team which took 5th place in the area one, Brody Bahr was a member of that team Judy Johnston who received the 2011 MACDE extraordinary contribution award Chandler Erickson, tom Holland, Tyler heinrich and Brady bahr are members of The MAHS boys’ bb team than finished in second place, in the wcc south conference that team. Mar 1st The St co gen soc. had its first meeting of the year at the Morris Library. That eve I attended the dollar dinner at the Christus house in Morris, later I was part of a good crowd that attended the presentation by David Weis at the senior center. I also attended the session he had at the Briggs library on the umm campus on Mar 2nd. Mar 2nd Liz Ascheman and I attended the thank you presentation by “someplace safe” at the prairie inn, in the aft Andy Brevig and I attended the westrom /Ingebrigtsen town hall meeting at Detoy’s and in the eve the st co rep convention at the senior center Mar 3rd Shirley Libbon and I were among those who attended the presentation at the museum “getting ready for the 1940 census”. It will be released in April, afterwards I visited Marlys Alm and others at the WWV, Jim and Lou Eystad did the same later in the day Mar 6th a good crowd was on hand at the pe center in Morris for the Hancock- pp girl’s bb game Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the supper and services at gs on Mar 7th earlier in the day I attended services at 1st Lutheran

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