Next edition Dec 29-Jan 4th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: We had a white, but very cold Christmas, with -0 temperatures and cold winds. The roads are good now but it still very slippery around here. Mark talked to his sister in southern Wisconsin on Christmas Eve; they had about 15” of snow
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger at 10 am on 12/30, no Sunday school. The regular schedule will resume on Jan 6th
The parish secretary has announced that she has resigned her position effective Dec 31st
Good Shepherd news: worship services at 9 am on Dec 30th followed by coffee fellowship. Other activities will resume in early Jan.
Most Donnelly area business will close early on the 31st and be closed all day on Jan 1st
The bank in Donnelly is now closed
Former Donnelly resident James Flannigan of Alex passed away Dec 20th his funeral was Dec 27th in Benson
Alexander Brian Kolden was born on November 26, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Jeremy and Stacey Kolden of Morris. Grandparents are Bruce and Debra Koehntop of Morris and Debbie Kolden of Morris and the late Arnie Kolden. Great grandparents are LaVonne and Al Watson, Betty Kolden and Marvel Wagner of Hoffman.
Bentlee James Anderson was born on December 20 at Stevens Community Medical Center, to Jeremy Anderson and Stacy Ehrp of Donnelly Grandparents are Rick Ehrp of Chokio, Tammy Ehrp of Morris and Kevin and Sue Anderson of Nisswa.
Deann Recker was a nominee for support staff person of the year at Morris area school ,Vicky Beyer was awarded a 20 year pin, Lori Speer a 10 year pin during staff recognition day at the Morris area schools
Della Dunn was the grand prize winner in the St John’s “where’s the beef supper” raffle
Dec 19th I met my cousin Jan Melchert at the Drew Drop inn in Hoffman for some pie and conversation. I also stopped at the Hoffman home to wish Marvel Wagner a Merry Christmas. In the eve Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the final advent service at good shepherd.
Dec 20th I met Mark Koepke in Fergus falls. After stopping Elbow Lake for some business we traveled to Donnelly for the open houses at the elevator and post office in Donnelly; the bank and the federated telephone office in Morris, in the eve we attended the Sunday school program at Kongsvinger.
Dec 23rd we attended the ss program at Good Shepherd Lutheran church. In the eve we visited my aunt Perl A. Anderson in her apartment at the sunrise apartments to wish her a Merry Christmas. On the 24th we attended the candle light service at Good Shepherd. Earlier I attended services at the Morris Evangelical Free Church and in the eve Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at ST John’s in Donnelly.
Mark and I also attended Christmas services on Dec 25th at Good shepherd. In the aft we attended the community meal at First Lutheran then visited some friends at the West Wing Village to wish them a Merry Christmas
Mark was my guest for supper on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, I talked him into eating some lutefisk, he kind of liked it, having1` had it only once before in his life.
Sam and Dorothy Johrdheim were guests of Jeff and Gail Gibson and family in Avon on Christmas day.
Dec 26th Mark Koepke and I traveled to Alexandria and visited with a friend in the Bethany home. Later we stopped by Knute Nelson home to say “hi” to Dani Kloos’
Ryan and Anna Weispfenning from Minneapolis spent some time during the Christmas holidays visiting her mother Corinne Larson grandmother Bertha Larson and other family and friends in the area
Several family members gathered at the Don Larson home on the 25th for a combination Christmas party and birthday party for Don.
As we conclude another year I want to say Mange Takk to all my loyal readers who have made this column the success that it is