Friday, November 2, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Nov. 3rd – 9th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news

Weather news:  the weather has been very fall like with cool temps a light dusting snow reminds us winter is not far away. farmers are doing some fall tillage tiling and other odd jobs
ST Johns/Kongsvinger News there will be no beef supper at St John ’s this year instead they will have “where’s the beef supper” raffle with the grand prize being a hind quarter of beef tickets can be purchased from St Johns members or are available at the parish office

Good Shepherd news:  The ilt course on “discipleship”; from “the word at work” series; will continue at 10:30 am and will be repeated at 7 pm Wed. through Nov 14th.
The deadline to return the shoeboxes for operation Christmas child is Nov 11th.
Scandinavian heritage dinner and silent auction at First Lutheran Morris Nov 7th from 4-7 pm
Meatball supper at Faith Nov 14th beginning at 4:30 pm
There will be a bridal shower for Jill Marie Thompson and Ryan Lee Winther   today (Saturday) from 10-11:30 am at the Kong parish hall. 
Verlys Nissen of Morris, formerly of Donnelly passed away on Oct 27th
Former Donnelly resident Esther Cline passed away on Oct 30th her funeral is today (Sat) at United Lutheran in Elbow Lake

Arnold Leroy Volker of Sisseton SD passed away on Oct 22nd. Survivors include many cousins, nieces and nephews in the Donnelly area
ll be an open house baby shower for Chevelle and Whittemore at the Morris sr center today (Saturday) from 2-4 pm  parents are Crystal Henrichs and Nathan Whittemore of Donnelly.  
The red hatters will meet on Nov 4th at 9 am at the Herman bar and grill note new location/time
There are two benefit meals on Nov 10th, the first one is at the legion in Morris from 4-8pm for the Bill Hackfer family ,on the menu is chili and fixings (free will offering) ,there will also be a silent auction and bake sale. He recently passed away from cancer and his family had no insurance. The second one is for Elroy and Loiann Frank at Shalom Lutheran Church, 800 Co. RD 44 NW, Alexandria from 4:30-7 pm; on the menu is Lasagna, salad, bread, desert ($7 or free will donation) there will also be a silent auction. She became ill in early Aug. and is still recovering from it. Elroy is a former Donnelly resident

Chandler Erickson, Tom Holland Bryce Jergenson and Tyler Heinrichs are members of the Morris/C-A fb team that finished the regular season undefeated and also became wcc co-champs
The Morris/C-A girls’ vb team finished the regular schedule in a tie for 2nd place in the wcc; Beth Holland is a member of that team.
The C-A Jr. High vb team recently won the Morris tournament Brooke Gillespie is a member of that team
Savannah Aanerud was recently named performer of the week by the wcc in cross county
McKenzie Smith finished 2nd in the region 6 A  4000 meter girls cc meet on Oct 25th. She will be running in the state tournament today (Saturday)
Joan and Jerry Kopacek with Helen Kill were participants in the Welcome ceremony for National VFW Auxiliary President Leanne Lemley who visited the Osakis VFW post. On the way home they stopped at the Starbuck nursing home to visit with some of the residents including Denny Anderson
Oct 25th the Kopacek family and I attended the warehouse sale at Unger’s warehouse in the eve I attended the fundraising supper at the sky view plaza afterwards I visited with Dorothy Sperr  in her apt

Steve Fults and I were among those who helped the Westrom and Dutcher campaigns with a lit drop in Morris and surrounding communities and later attended the funeral for Pauline Smith at First Lutheran on Oct 27th .I also attended her visitation on the 26th at the funeral home.

Oct 28th a good crowd was on hand at Kongsvinger for confirmation services and the Thrivent reception afterwards
A good crowd was on hand at the Maes music hall for the band concert on Oct 29th
Oct 30th Jim Eystad and I were among those of us who helped plant more trees at Good shepherd that Dick Goldenstein donated to the church. In the eve I travelled to Starbuck to visit my friend Denny Anderson in the nursing home there.
A good crowd was on hand at the Donnelly hall on the 31st for the community club annual Halloween party.  I am glad I was not a judge as there were a lot of great costumes there. In the eve I attended the ilt course at Good Shepherd
The bookmobile will be in town on Nov 14th
The city council will meet at city hall on Nov 5th at 7 pm

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