Friday, April 13, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Apr 14th- 20th” Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news; As I begin my fourth year of writing this column I want to say “Mange Takk” to everyone who has taken the time during the past few years; to tell me how much they enjoy this column. There is a saying “time flies when you are having fun” and that certainly has been true over the past few years while I have been writing this column. Weather news: some cool temps and strong winds have made it feel more spring like in the recent weeks. I have not personally seen much field work going on but in talking to some people I understand a lot of wheat planting is going on and some is already up. S J/Kong parish news: The St J spring fling will be held today (Sat), from 10:30 am 1 pm lunch will be served among many other things Spring LWR/ Marie Sandvick center drive is Apr 27th. All items must be at the Kong parish hall by prior to Apr 23rd. A list of acceptable items is included in the Apr. newsletter or you can contact the parish office Services will be broadcast on KMRS on Apr 22nd at 11 am sponsored by Bernice Erdahl GSLC news: Apr 22nd is new member Sun. There will be citywide garage sales in Donnelly again next month if you are interested in having one call Kathy at 246-3462 to register or for more info There will be an open house wedding shower for Brian Wall, son of Jim and Bonnie Wall of Donnelly, and his fiancée Michelle DuMont. The festivities will be at Hosanna Worship Center beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Brian and Michelle are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and at Target One of the disadvantages of living in Morris is that I am not always aware of happenings in Donnelly. Kim Quam is the new manager at the bank in Donnelly replacing Gail Kloos and deposits are now picked up only when the bank is open on Tue and Fri. Also HD & co now closes at 6 pm The annual memorial archery shoot will be held at Niemakel Lake Park on Apr 21st and 22nd Merrill Strand of Toddville IA passed away on Mar 30th. He was preceded in death by his parents Edisteen (a former Donnelly area resident) and Vivian (Stark) strand Joyce Kill of Morris passed away on Apr. 7th; survivors include her step son Howard (Deb) Kill of Donnelly and their family. Maurice Dale Simpson of Fergus falls passed away on Apr 4th survivors include his brother Lowell (Barb) Simpson and their family Les Vipond of Herman passed away on Apr 5th survivors include a nephew Doug Gulbrandson and his family Noah Nohl of Hancock passed away on Apr 7th survivors include his daughter in law Tracy (Loge) (Ray) Nohl and family Jace Robert Asmus was born on March 6, 2012 at Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls, to Jarrod and Heidi Asmus. Grandparents are Rob and Kathy Kopel of Donnelly and Robert and Jan Asmus of Morris. Andon Thomas Ekren was born on March 27, 2012 at Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls, to Anthony and Amy Ekren on Morris. Grandparents are Gary and Sandy Fehr, Vance and Kim Gullickson, and Mark and Mick Ekren all of Morris, great grandmother is Ardis Gullickson. The Stevens County Genealogical society had their monthly meeting at the library on Apr 5th the next one is May 3rd. in the eve a good crowd was on hand for Maundy Thursday supper and services at St j. After services the fellowship committee had a meeting, It was decided that we would have a block party again this year tentatively scheduled for July 28th however instead of chicken we would be serving hot dogs and brats. Andy Brevig and I attended the pancake supper served by the youth on Apr 27th at Kong, later Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended good Fri services at gs in the eve. Earlier in the day I stopped to visit Jack Fuchs at his home in Morris. He informs that Ron Carlson’s brother in TX passed away. Jim and Lou Eystad attended the Easter breakfast at the Eden reformed church in Herman on Apr 8th later they and I attended Easter services at good shepherd. Apr. 9th the Kopacek family and I attended the Agralite dist. meeting in Alberta, in the eve the Donnelly community club had their first meeting of the year as we began the process of planning for this year’s threshing bee Aug. 25 and 26th . Remember the feature this year is Oliver so if you have any Oliver tractors or machinery be sure to bring them to the show. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for events feel free to bring them to one of the meetings, the next one will be on May 14th. It was announced that due to a conflict the June meeting will be held on June 18th. It was also announced the pictures of the former royalty taken from the depot still have not been found. If you know where they are please call Sandy Dunn at 246-3292 A large crowd was on hand for the visitation for Noah Nohl at the Pederson funeral home on Apr 10th Sam and Dorothy Johrdheim were dinner guests of Jeff and Gayle Gibson of Avon on Apr 8th

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