Friday, February 15, 2013

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 16th-22nd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

  Weather news: after a few nice days last week we got hit with a major snowstorm on the 10th that dumped about a foot of snow on our area. Most churches and other activities were cancelled on Sun and most schools and some business were closed on Mon as the area started to dig out. We also get a few more inches on the 13th.  Thanks to Mark and the others who helped dig me out this week.

ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s (February 20th) and Kongsvinger (February 27th) until March 20th @ 7 pm. There will be coffee and fellowship afterwards .The cash offering will be divided between the local Salvation Army and Evangelical Lutheran Church of America God’s global barnyard

Good Shepherd news: Lenten services will continue every Wednesday @ 7 pm until March 20th, with supper at 6 pm however it will not be potluck this year

New member sun is February 17th
The baptismal service for Freddy Hanson will be held at 2 pm on February 24th at St John’s starbuck.
Services were cancelled at all three churches on Sunday however there are bulletins in the back of the church if you want to pick one up and read the announcements

St. Mary's School will be holding their 7th Annual Dinner/Auction today (Saturday) at The Old No. 1 Southside.  Social hour and silent auction will begin at 5:30pm, with dinner to follow at 6:30pm.
World day of prayer at first Lutheran on March 1ST @ 2PM
The bookmobile will be in town on February 18th
 Kaylee Lavonne Loher was born to Gerald and Erica Loher III on
           January 22nd.  Grandparents are Gerald Loher Jr.; Jody Loher and Great-Grandmother is Bertha Larson of Donnelly
The post office will be closed on February 18th a quick reminder that there have been changes to the window hours as well as some of personal working there so be sure to stop into there for more info.
Niemakel park pancake fundraiser will be held on February 17th at the legion in Herman from 10:30 am -1 pm

The following were science winner at the Morris area schools recently Becca Holland, Brittany Cardwell, Brady Jergenson, Jonna Moser, Sydney Speer. Katie Giese
Chandler Erickson – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Boys Basketball was recently named Kmrs player of the game
Tiger Gymnast Kourtney Giese was named to the all-conference team in the west central conference
Shadow Olson of Donnelly and Syd Beyer of Morris were named to fall 2012 dean’s list at Minnesota state -Moorhead
Steve Fults and I attended the new horizons Ag services annual meeting on Feb 7th at the prairie inn.  They had another great year with a net local profit of 9.3 million. Earlier in the day I attended the funeral for Ralph Williams at First Lutheran, I also attended his visitation on the 6th at the funeral home, his son Brian was a classmate of mine

Mark Koepke and I visited Geshein Kill at the heritage apartments on Feb 8th
Chester and Gloria Larson and I attended the Concordia band /MAHS symphonic winds concert on Feb 9th at the Morris area elementary school music hall.
While it is never easy to go to visitations and funerals it does sometime afford me the opportunity to see and visit with some people I have not seen for a long time.  such was the case last week at Metra’s funeral on the 4th with Francis VanZomern’s girls Kay and Lois,(former neighbors); at Ralph Williams visitation on the 6th it was with a couple of former classmates Tony and Art cruze; at his funeral on the 7th  my former dentist Dr. Ketterling ,he said his daughter Colleen was in Hawaii.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Ash Wednesday services at good shepherd on February 13th. Earlier in the day I attended the open house at Morris bearing.

According the caring bridge website Dani Kloos is now home after being discharged from the Knute Nelson home.

I have received word  that Morris High school class of ‘73  is planning a 40th class reunion in June, we are looking for names, address, e-mail address, etc. for class members if you are a member of the class or a family member of one and have such info you can e-mail it to Ginger Nohl @  or leave info in one of my “mailboxes” at Hd & co and the post office in Donnelly and McCollar jewelry in Morris. Monday noon is the deadline for news in the Donnelly boxes; Tuesday eve for the one in Morris

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