Next edition January 19th-25th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it rained most of Fri., and then froze in the evening, making for some very icy conditions in the area, over the weekend. It has also been cold this week, with some light snow and drifting on Jan 16th.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: the Kongsvinger annual meeting will be held on Jan 20th, after services (about noon), with potluck dinner to follow,
Service times will switch on January 27th, with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 am; St John’s will be at 11 am; followed by their annual meeting (about noon) and pot luck dinner
Good Shepherd news the choir will sing during services on the 20th.
The baby shower scheduled for PR Mike and PR Martha on the 12th was canceled due to the weather, and will not be rescheduled. Any gifts you have for them can be left at the church
We sang happy birthday to PR mike during coffee hour on the 13th his birthday was on the 12th.
an all you can eat pancake fund raising breakfast, will be held at the Morris American legion on January 20th, sponsored by Habit for Humanity, free will donation.
A family movie night will be held 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.”
January 22nd will be the last day for tying of quilts for nursing home Veterans from 9 to 11 A.M. at St. John’s Church (weather permitting!). Joan says they have had such a good turn out that the one scheduled for the 29th has been canceled. This event is sponsored by veterans of foreign wars and American Legion. All are welcome to participate. For questions, contact Joan Kopeck at 246-3381
Ice fishing contest on Cottonwood Lake NW of Donnelly on 230th avenue today (Saturday) from 11 am – 4 pm sponsored by the Donnelly rod and gun club
According to a notice posted in the Donnelly post office beginning in mid-Mar there will be no more afternoon window service, the hours will only be from 8 am-noon Monday through Friday; Saturday hours will remain the same. Due to the Martian Luther King Junior holiday on the 21st the post office will be closed.
Former Donnelly area resident Jeff Henrichs of Coon Rapids passed away on Jan 16th survivors include his mother Shirley, brothers ,Dennis ,Keith, and Larry ,and sister Sandy ,and their families. His funeral will be held today (Saturday) at 2 pm in Anoka. I have posted what info I have on my blog.
This is paraeductor week those from the Donnelly area are Vicky Beyer, Sue Erdahl-Nelson, Deb Erickson, Kris Kloos, Lori Speer, Sharon van horn
Chandler Erickson was named an AAA (academics, arts, and athletics) award winner from Chokio-Alberta H.S.
Jeanne Ennen was recently elected vice chair of the Stevens county board of commissioners
The Rendsville 4-h club was given the West Central Minn. communities action’s community spirit award
Rose Uhden and I attended the opening of the “sheep to shawl” exhibit at the museum on Jan 10th
Joe and Linda Holland and I were among those who attended the f.i.r.s.t. robotics supper at the legion on Jan 11th.
Mark Koepke is now officially a resident of Morris after we moved him down here from west Fargo on Jan 10th. we will be out and about more after he gets settled and adjusted to life down here.,
Steve Fults, Andy Brevig and & I attended the st co rep party meeting at DeToy’s on Jan 13th the date for the county convention is February 22nd at 7 p.m. ; place to be announced,. The 7th dist. convention will be held in Mar in Bemidji