Friday, November 16, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition November 17-23rd
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news: The weather has been cool damp with rain/snow off and on during the last week
ST Johns/Kongsvinger News The Kongsvinger fall festival will be held on November 18th beginning at 11 am, service times will switch on that Sun with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 am and Saint John’s at 11 am
Thanksgiving eve services will be held at Saint John’s on November 21st at 7 pm followed by lunch and fellowship
The parish will once again have hat /mitten tree for the Salvation Army toys for tots program contact the parish office (246-3211) for info on needed/wanted items
Good Shepherd news: The mission of the month is the New International Health services; coffee money goes to the local Salvation Army unit
There will be a special meeting of the congregation on November 18th following services (about 10 am) to vote on an addition to the building; that will be followed by the annual meeting, followed by a pot luck dinner.
Thanks to the highway department for putting up a new direction sign for the church on highway 9
Thanksgiving eve services will be at held on November 21st at 7 pm followed by lunch and fellowship
No women’s Bible study or confirmation November 21st regular schedule will resume on November 28th
Alan Saugstad will give a presentation about his mission trip to Honduras during Adult Ed on November 25th
Mission fest at Trinity Cyrus on November 18th from 11 am- 2 pm
Christmas Sing a long at Eden Reformed church in Herman on November 25th at 6 pm coffee and refreshments to follow
Thanksgiving Day dinner at the United Methodist church in Herman on November 21st from noon to 1 pm, free will offering
There will be a 80th birthday party for Ruth Bengston today (Saturday) at the Morris senior center from 2-4 pm
Blake and Gabrielle Strittmatter were born recently to Steve and Krystal (Engbly) Strittmatter. Grandparents are Steve and the late Cathy Engbly. There will be baby shower for them today (Saturday) at Grandpa Steve’s farm 12615 160th st Hoffman from 10 am-noon,
Stella Elizabeth Amthauer was born recently to Brad and Robyn (Werk) Amthauer. Grandparents are Bob and Phyllis Werk. There will be a baby shower for her November 24th at the Rollie and Jan Greiner farm 13842 state highway 9 Donnelly MN
Faith Linda Erdahl was born on October 22, 2012 at Lakewood Health System in Staples, to Joshua and Kayla Erdahl of Alexandria.  Grandparents are Jeff Harstad of Donnelly and the late Linda Harstad, Steve and Sue Erdahl-Nelson of Donnelly and the late Bruce Erdahl. Great-grandparents are Edward and Sandy Backman, Shirley and Paul Lohmyer, Eugene Harstad, Bernice Erdahl and Dorothy Kiser.

Nicole Wittern passed away on November 12 survivors include her husband Jeremyah and daughter Jada Leigh; sisters: Jessica, Andrea, and Samantha; her mother: Becky Bergstrom; her grandmother: Irene Strand and their families. Her funeral is today (Saturday) at Kongsvinger.
Dorothy Bour of St Paul passed away on November 5th. Survivors include her sister in law Pearl A. Anderson, She and her son Jody traveled to St Paul for the memorial service on November 8th.
Marion Beck of Morris passed away on November 10th survivors include her daughter in law, former Donnelly resident, Joyce (Ersted) (Ken) Beck her funeral is November 24th at Federated
Dwane Stoneburg of Herman passed away recently survivors include his uncle Verle (Della) Dunn, his funeral is Nov. 19th at Bethel in Herman
Samantha Larson was recently elected as reporter for the Herman Norcross Future Farmers of America chapter
Members of the Stevens County Genealogical Society Board met at the Hoffman Nursing Home on November 8th. Marvel Wagner was recently re-elected to the Board.
A good crowd was on hand at Valu Fords’ customer appreciation event at the National Guard Amory on November 1st ,I had an opportunity to visit with my former neighbor Gary Huebner there, he said was his grandson’s first birthday
A good crowd was on hand at the Shalom Lutheran church in Alexandria on November 10th for the Elroy and Loiann Frank benefit and at the Legion for the Hafker family one. Enroute to Alexandria I stopped the Starbuck home and visited with Denny Anderson’s daughter Jill (he was sleeping) and at the Hanson home in Glenwood to visit with Pr. Martha.
A good crowd was on hand at the Salem convent church near Pennock on November 10th for the concert by the Ophoveron family band. Molli says they have tentative plans to be at the Morris Evangelical Free Church on Christmas Eve
November 13th I visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson in her apartment at the sunrise apartments, Opal Harstad in hers at the Green River apartments, and Gary Weirs at the hospital
November 14th I attended the final ILT course as GS plans are to have another one this spring. 
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the Veterans Day program at the Morris area schools on November 12th Jim was one of those honored
The bookmobile will be in town on November 28th
The po and most Donnelly business will be closed on November 22nd
Since this is thanksgiving week I want to say thank you to all my loyal readers who have made this column the success it is.  MANGE TAKK!!!!

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