Next edition January 12-18th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: We had a cold start to the New Yea however temperatures have rebounded in to the lower ‘30’s this week, meaning some of the ice on sidewalks, parking lots etc. has melted.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: the Kongsvinger annual meeting will be held on Jan 20th, after services (about noon), with potluck dinner to follow, the ST John’s one will be on the 27th.
There are 3 dates available for sponsorship for broadcasting services on KMRS this year, March 3rd, September 1st, and December 29th if you are interested in sponsoring one in memory or in honor of somebody contact the parish office
Good Shepherd news: 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, today (Saturday)from 1-3 pm at good shepherd they are expecting a boy later this month. Everyone welcome
Adult Ed will resume on Jan 20th
There will be an all you can eat pancake fundraising breakfast at the Morris legion on January 20th, sponsored by Habit for Humanity, free will donation.
There will be a family movie night on January 20 at 7 pm, at Morris Evangelical Free Church. The movie is based on the book, ‘Golf’s Sacred Journey- 7 Days at the Links of Utopia.’ T
There will be tying of quilts for nursing home Veterans on January 15th, 22nd and 29th 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.
Ice fishing contest on Cottonwood Lake NW of Donnelly on 230th ave. on January 19th from 11 am – 4 pm sponsored by the Donnelly rod and gun club
A meeting of The Stevens County Republican Party is tentatively scheduled for Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm at Detoy’s.
According to a notice posted in the Donnelly po beginning in mid-Mar there will be no more aft window service, the hours will only be from 8 am-noon Monday through Friday; Saturday hours will remain the same
Myles Thorstad of Chokio passed away on Jan 3rd, survivors include a sister former Donnelly area resident Bernice Boerner and her family, a grandson Justin (Tiffany Koehntop) Thorstad, and a nephew Steve Nelson of Donnelly.
Ida (Maggie) Esther Alama of Morris passed away on January 3rd survivors include her brother Butch Marquet (friend Shirley Pieske) of Donnelly
Kelly and Paula Zimmerman of Chokio along with the late Kelly Jo Zimmerman are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Lynn Zimmerman to Erik John Whittemore, son of Dave and Julie Whittemore of Donnelly.
Becca and Beth Holland of the tiger’s Girls bb team and Gabbi Nienhaus of Hancock girl’s bb team were among those named KMRS players of the game last year
teve Nelson and I were among those who attended the funeral for Myles Thorstad in Chokio on July 7th, I also attended his visitation at the funeral home on the 6th. His daughter in law was my dad’s home health care nurse for a number of years, enroute home from the funeral I stopped in Alberta to say goodbye to Kermit Lange who is moving to Montana
Elroy Frank informs me that he has now moved his wife to the Knute Nelson home in Alex.
In last week’s column it was implied that Dec 31st was the last day you could visit Mark Koepke here, however that was an editing error by the paper, he is still here and will be until he finds another place to live, so feel free to come by and visit him anytime, or give him a call here. If all goes as planned we will have him moved down here by the time you read this.
Lou Eystad had surgery on her shoulder on Jan 7th ; I ran into Jim in the salvation army store on the 9th he said she was doing ok just tired.