Friday, March 1, 2013

donnelly news

Next edition March 2nd-8th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

  Weather news:  after several weeks of snow, cold, and icy conditions the weather has moderated some and it has been nice enough to be out and about some.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: Lenten services will again alternate between     St John’s (March 6th) and Kongsvinger (March 13th) until March 20th @ 7 pm. There will be coffee and fellowship afterwards  
St. John’s in Donnelly is serving a “St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast” 10 A.M. -1 P.M. Sunday March 17th, they will have their annual St Pats day party on the 15th at the west wing village at 2 pm
Good Shepherd news: Lenten services will continue every Wednesday @ 7 pm until March 20th, there will be a prepared supper at 6 pm this year instead of a potluck.

Ken Erlandson the Director of Lutheran Island Bible Camp near Henning MN will give a presentation on March 3rd during adult education hour about the camp, the first drive to collect shoes for them was such a success we plan to do it again in the near future.
 On March 3rd there will be a family skating party at the Lee community center from 2-4 pm. bring your own skates of there will be some for rent. if not interested in skating join us for hot drinks and treats in the lunch room.

The Northwestern choir and orchestra will be in performance at the Alexandria Convent church (404 Dakota ave.) in Alexandria on March 7th @ 7 pm. Matthew Hagestuen is a member of that choir. His parents Dale and Janet Hagestuen are members of Good Shepherd
Other church news: A true women conference will be held at the Morris Evangelical Free Church and the 2nd & 4th Tue of the month beginning at 6:30 pm staring on March 12th

An open house 90th birthday party for john DeLong will be held at the LaFave house (305 college ave.) in Morris from 2-5 pm on March 10th
St Mary’ catholic school fish fry @ legion Morris on March 1st from 4-8 pm
Eagle’s fish fry 3/8 at the eagles club to benefit the mahs gymnastic team from 5:30- 7 PM
Bar bingo at the place to be in Donnelly on March 8th and Apr 12th proceeds benefit the Donnelly fire department

Ida Mae Lawson of Meridian, Idaho, passed away on Feb 12. Survivors include a nephew former Donnelly area resident Billy Madison
Former Donnelly area resident Irving Sperr of Herman passed away on Feb 23rd
Survivors include a brother Neal of Donnelly
Henning Awsumb of Donnelly passed away on Feb 24th survivors include his son Craig daughter (pat) mark) smith and their family many of you will remember that he was a part of the Kongsvinger men’s quartet for 50+ years
Former Pepperton Township resident Wynette “Nettie” [Mrs. Paul] Strubbe age 87 died February 22 at the Frazee Care Center. Survivors include Lynn [Linda] Strubbe and Cora Strubbe.
Ryker Emmett Jones was born on Feb 13th to Paige strand and Jordan jones grandfather is Kelly Strand great grandfather is Vern strand of Morris
Matthew Lesmeister and Lacey Hanson announce they will be wed April 2, 2013 in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Parents are Jerry and Jane Lesmeister and the late Jeanne Lesmeister; grandmother is Shirley Holman

Ellen and Glen Hefty of Verona, Wisconsin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Hefty, to Michael Burke, son of Pat and Carol Burke of Donnelly.
Beth Holland, a junior at the Morris Area Schools, has been selected as one of the Minnesota State High School League’s 2013 ExCEL Award recipients she will be recognized during the state girls’ bb tournament. Bryce Jergenson was also nominated to represent Morris area schools
Sara Stallman was given a character roundup award by pizza ranch
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the funeral service for Dennis stahn at st John’ Donnelly on February 22nd, I attended his visitation and prayer service on the 21st at the funeral home. Earlier in the day I attended the open house at accelerated chiropractor and snap fitness in Morris.
Steve Fults and I attended the Westrom/ Dutcher town hall meeting at the pizza ranch in Morris on Feb 22nd in the eve we attended the Stevens county Republican Party.   A special thank you was extended to our long time treasurer Andy Brevig who decided to retire this year.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the baptism of Freddy Hanson at st John’s starbuck on feb 24th.  Later I attended the visitation and prayer service for Orval Bratten at the funeral home; his son Kevin is a member of good shepherd.  In the eve I attended the worldview conference at Morris area elementary music hall.
Mark koepke and I attended the community meal at faith Lutheran on February 25th later I attended the 2nd night of the world view conference at the Morris Evangelical Free church
George and Elaine Harstad and I attended the visitation for Irving Speer at Bethel in Herman on February 26th, and later the visitation and prayer service for Henning Awsumb at the funeral home, Mark Koepke and I attended his funeral at Kongsvinger on Feb 27th in the eve I attended supper and Lenten services at good shepherd

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