Next edition January 5th -11th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it has been very cold here this week and we have had some light snow on and off during the last week.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: The regular schedule with services at St John’s at 8:30 am and 11 am at Kongsvinger and ss at 9:45 at Kongsvinger will resume on January 6th. This is the deadline for advent quarter offering and it will also be adopted grandparents event at SS
There are 4 dates available for sponsorship for broadcasting services on KMRS this year, March 3rd, September 1st, October 20th, and December 29th if you are interested in sponsoring one in memory or in honor of somebody contact the parish office
The Christmas card club raised $145 for Lutheran campus ministry
Good Shepherd news the regular schedule with services at 9 am; coffee fellowship afterwards and ss at 10:30 am will resume on January 6th. Adult Ed will resume on January 20th
The mission of the month is the reclaim hymnal; and the coffee money goes to Stevens County food shelf
There will be a baby shower for PR Mike and PR Martha, on January 12 from 1-3 at good shepherd they are expecting a boy later this month.
The church collected 54 pair of mittens and 29 hats at the hat/mitten tree this year
Former Donnelly area resident Richard Reynolds passed away on Dec 25 his funeral was held on Dec 29th at Faith in Morris
Bret Willie of Donnelly passed away on Dec 29th, he is survived by his wife Joyce and their family; his parents were the late Henry and Martha Willie. There will be no public funeral services for him.
There will be tying of quilts for nursing home Veterans on Tuesday January 8th from 9 to 11 A.M. at St. John’s Church (weather permitting!).This event is sponsored by VFW and American Legion. All are welcome to participate. For questions, contact Joan Kopacek at 246-3381.
January 7th the bookmobile will in Donnelly @ 3:30 pm; the red hatters will meet at the Herman bar and grill @ 9 a.m. the city council and the Rendsville 4-h will meet at 7 pm at the city and fire halls.
Elroy Frank informs me that this wife Loiann is now a resident of the Barrett Care center in Barrett
Donna (Greg) Greiner was sworn in as emergency management director for Stevens County on December 31st. Becca and Beth Holland of the tiger’s Girls bb team were named KMRS players of the game on Dec 6 and 11th, Gabbi Nienhaus of Hancock girls team was also named one on Nov 29th
Jeff Stallman has sold his blacksmith shop in Donnelly to the Sullivan brothers; the previous owner was Ken Johnson
Mark Koepke and I attended the open house at the bank in Donnelly on Dec 28th; this was the last day of business for the bank. Retuning to Morris we stopped out to heartland motors so he could visit with Kaylene Mecklenburg for a few min, later we visited Ruth Strand at her house in Morris, she and her late husband Stan, and Mark’s foster parents, lived close to each other in Florida for a few years; later we visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson in her apartment to wish her a happy new year
Dec 30th we traveled to Hoffman to pick up my computer from Elroy Frank and visit with him a little. Afterwards I stopped to visit Marvel Wagner in the Hoffman home, and congratulate her on the birth of great grandchild # 14
After a lot of prayer and consultation with family and friends and conversation with each other Mark Koepke has decided to move down here permanently later this month, he will be staying with me until he finds a place to live. Feel free to call or stop by here if you wish to visit with him here.