Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after spending most of last week in the deep freeze again, temperatures have moderated some this week; but it is still very icy out there and even us hardy Minnesotans are getting tired of it. The groundhog did not see his shadow on Saturday so we are supposed to have an early spring
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: Ash Wednesday services will be at Kongsvinger on February 13th, at 7 pm thereafter it will alternate between St John’s (February 20th) and Kongsvinger (February 27th) until March 20th . 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 start with Ash Wednesday services on February 13th @ 7 pm, and continue every Wednesday until March 20th there will be no supper on ash Wednesday however there will be one at 6 pm every wed thereafter however it will not be potluck this year
New member sun is February 17th
St. Mary's School will be holding their 7th Annual Dinner/Auction on February 16th at The Old No. 1 Southside. Social hour and silent auction will begin at 5:30pm, with dinner to follow at 6:30pm.
The Concordia (Moorhead) band will be in concert in Morris at the elementary music hall today (Saturday) at 7:30 pm. They will be joined by the Morris area hs wind ensemble, free will offering
An open house bridal shower honoring Melissa Zimmerman, bride to be of Erik Whittemore, will be held today (Saturday) from 9-11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Bring your favorite recipe to share with the couple. The couple is registered at Target and Herberger's
An open house baby shower for Daphne Nicole, infant daughter of Jessica Bergstrom and Joe Oelke will be held today (Saturday), from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Please bring diapers and/or wipes for a special drawing.
There are number of changes occurring at the post office in Donnelly beginning next week. Nadine Hack who has been the officer in charge has been transferred back to Morris, Mary Shultz will be taking her place, and Rose Athey will remain the rural mail carrier. Window hours will be from 8 am –12 pm for more info about these and other changes taking place in Donnelly post office talk to Marry in the post office.
Niemakel park pancake fundraiser will be held on February 17th at the legion in Herman from 10:30 am 1 pm
Former Donnelly area resident Harriet "Myrta" Diehl passed away on January 31st. Ruth stand and I were among those who attended her funeral on February 4th at the Morris evangelical Free Church.
Eleanor "Ellie" Agnes Logan of Morris formerly of Chokio passed away on Feb 2nd survivors include her husband, former Donnelly area resident Sam Logan, and daughter Jerri Erickson. I was among the many friends and family that attended her visitation at the funeral home on February 2nd.
Darrell "Bud" Clifton Johnson of Chokio passed away on February 2nd. Survivors include a sister Lorraine Awsumb. Former Donnelly area residents Phyllis and Dale Smith and Torgney Awsumb are among the brothers and sisters in law that preceded him in death
Stella Charlotte Lair was born on November 30, 2012 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center to Ryan and Jackie (Kill) Lair. Grandparents are Mike and Rhonda Lair of Morris and Nick and Sandy Kill of Morris. Great-grandparents are Barb and Don Rilley of Chokio, Kermit and Karen Stahn of Morris, Jim and Ruth Lair of Rochester, and Jean and Ron Anderson of Nisswa. Great-great-grandmother is Marlys Alm of Morris formerly of Morris
Tom Holland was a triple AAA (arts athletics and academics) winner at Morris area high school
Jim and Lou Eystad served cake and coffee at Good Shepherd on February 2nd in honor of their 59th wedding anniversary
Jody Wilke visited his mom Pearl A. Anderson over the weekend; I visited her on February 5th.
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 @ email@example.com
Every so often I like to remind everybody about my contact info: my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone numbers are 585-6435 (h) 288-8692 (c); mailing address is: 11 east 9th street, Morris MN 56267
The Morris sun tribune has launched a new web site so here is the new location for my column http://www.morrissuntribune.com/tags/donnelly-news