Next edition APR 6TH-Apr 12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news spring is slow to arrive with cool temperatures making it feel more like early fall. Thankfully most of the ice is gone, but the snow is slow to melt, there is still a lot around here.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: St John’s spring fling is April 13th from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can bring items to the church, small household appliances, knickknacks etc. (no clothes) anytime in the next week
Good Shepherd news: Six weekly studies on "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S.Lewis will begin Wednesday, April 10. The 75 minute presentations will include a video followed by discussion. The 10:30 a.m. class will be repeated at 7 p.m. You can purchase a copy of the book though the church, you can purchase it yourself elsewhere i.e. amazon.com or you check it out from the library. Each lesson is self-contained, so do not worry about missing a session, come as often as you can
Other church news: A true women conference will be held at the Morris Evangelical Free Church, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Community news: Bar bingo at the place to be on April 9th, to benefit the Donnelly fire department
Benefit for Corey Rohloff, son of Lowell and Cindy on April 14th 11 A.M.-1 P.M., at the legion in Morris, his step grandmother is Ardell (Anderson) Rohloff, he had liver transplant
Ducks unlimited ladies banquet at the old # 1 Southside on April 17th beginning at 5 pm for tickets contact Muriel Cardwell or Judy Johnston
Donnelly community club will meet on April 9th (note change of date) at 7 pm at the town hall
Rendsville 4-H Club received top honors with their skit “4-H Memories”, at the Stevens county 4-h share the fun night on March 23rd
Amanda A. Weitgenant of Ham Lake passed away on March 17th, survivors include a 2nd cousin former Donnelly area resident Marie (Ron) Hagen. Her great grandmother, Irene Gulbrandson, owned and operated the café in Donnelly for many years.
Ruben Reimers, of Mankato passed away on March 30th, survivors include his wife former Donnelly resident Connie Alm and her family; mother in law Marlys Alm, sister in law Barb (Don) Rilley and their family, Connie’s cousin Lou (Jim) Eystad and other family members in the area
Valdene Gerber of Elbow Lake, passed away on March 30 survivors include a granddaughter, Amy (Blake) Heinrich, his folks are Scott and Beth
Former Donnelly area resident Milo Smith of Libby Montana passed away on Mar 21st survivors include his sister in law Jan (Cal) Bumgardner and brother in law Don Bahr
I have posted copies of all three obits on my blog
Kadem Arthur Erickson was born to Adam and Katie Erickson of Morris on March 26th, grandparents are Mark and Deb Erickson of Donnelly and Barry and Jodie Braaten of Glenwood, and great-grandmother is Evelyn Raasch of Morris
Bill and Evelyn Underwood and I attended services at the West Wing Village on March 28th, Pastor Mike Hanson was the preacher, that evening Joan and john Kopacek and I attended Maundy Thursday services at Kongsvinger
March 29th Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the Good Friday pancake supper at St John's, later that evening Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at Good Shepherd.
March 30th Mark Koepke and I visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson and Virginia Long at the sunrise apartments to wish them a happy Easter
Mark Koepke and I attended Easter services at Good Shepherd on March 31st and the brunch afterwards
Sam and Dorothy Jordheim traveled to Avon to spend part of the Easter weekend, with Jeff and Gail Gibson and their family, other family members in the area also joined them for Easter dinner
Bonnie Fabian was home Easter Sunday to visit her mother Pearl A. Anderson at her apartment, in the Sunrise Apartments
Verle and Della Dunn were guests of Jim and Julie Busse of Appleton, on Easter Sunday
Mark Koepke enjoyed a phone call from his sister Linda on Easter Sunday
April 2nd I stopped into McCollar Jewelry, for one of my frequent visits with Wally
A sign of spring is that the “snow birds” are slowly starting to trickle back.
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