Friday, May 3, 2013

donnelly news

Next edition May 4th -10th

 Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

 Weather news: Last weekend was a case of if you do not like the weather, just wait and it will change.  We basically went  from winter to spring  overnight, with high temps going from the ‘30’s, to 50’s-60’s+  .As I remarked to Mark on Friday I cannot remember the last time I was out and about in short sleeves.  Needless to say most of the snow melted in a hurry, however last I saw there was still a lot of ice on area lakes. I would suspect by the time you read this, a few farmers in the area will be able to get in the fields. On my trip to Hutchinson on Saturday, I did a see a couple fields that had been worked up. Thankfully we escaped the snow some areas got on May 1st, with just some snow flurries here.

 ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger, at 11 A.M., on May 5th. This will be the last day of Sunday school, so the kids will be singing, and it will also be Sunday school awards day.

The May parish newsletter is now out, it includes a copy of the summer worship schedule, and extra copies are available in the narthex of each church.

 Good Shepherd news: Six weekly studies on "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S.Lewis will continue every Wednesday at 10:30 A.M.., and 7 p.m., until May 15th.

 The first Sunday of the month will be food shelf month; you can put items for it in the container in the fellowship hall. We will also be collecting Christian Literature, for International Christian Literature Distributors, in the Twin Cities, for the next several months.

 The May mission of the month is Christ Victory church in Redwood Falls MN, the coffee money will go to Lutheran Island bible camp near Henning MN.

 The May newsletter is now out, extra copies are available on the table in back hall.

 Other church news: the following events will be held on May 5th:

 The play “Godly Women out of History” will be performed at Trinity Lutheran church, Cyrus, @ 2 pm, in honor of Marcella Hanson's 90th birthday; Free will offering.

 Heaven bound trio will be in concert, at the community center in Kensington, at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Kensington Lutheran LCMC church, free will offering.

 The first performance of the new wine show “the Rock Singer and his greatest hits” will be at 7 P.M., with dinner at 6 P.M., at first Lutheran Morris, additional performances are on May 15th, 19th, and 22nd tickets are on sale at the church, there will also be a show at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus, on June 9th at 3 p.m.

 Community news: there will an open house bridal shower for Mindy Janachovsky, bride to be of Scott Schmidt, on May 4th from 10:30 A.M.-12:30 St John’s. Her parents Mark and Karen, grandparents are Milford and Janet Kahler.

 The red hatters will meet at the Herman bar and grill in Herman on May 6th at 9 A.m., the Rendsville 4-h, and city council, will meet at 7 the fire hall, and city hall, in Donnelly.

 The Donnelly community club will meet on May 13th, at 7 P.M., at the Donnelly Hall, as we continue to make plans for the threshing bee, and other events. As always suggestions and ideas for the bee, and/or other events are always welcome.

Death notice:  former Donnelly resident Mable Realdson passed away on April 27th. Many of you will remember that she was the bookkeeper at the Donnelly elevator, when her husband Richard, was the manager there for 20+ years. Many of us from the Donnelly area attended the visitation for her, at the funeral home, on April. 30th.    Mark Koepke and I attended her funeral at St John’s, on May 1st.

 Former Donnelly area resident, Bernice Boerner of Alexandria, passed away on April 29th. Survivors include a step son, Tom.

 Accomplishments: now the weather is nice it means the spring sports season is finally under way :girls track results from Lac qui Parle Valley:  Rebekah Aanerud 4th in the 100 and 300 intermediate hurdles ;MaKenzie Smith first in 3200 meter run, and first in the discus.

 Becca Holland was a member of Tiger softball team that won its own tournament, on April 27th.

 4-h news: project bowl: Junior livestock team fished 3rd in state , Jon Moser  ,coach;  senior general livestock team placed 9th, Jonna Moser was a member of that team ,and Lee Johnston was the coach; senior horse bowl placed 9th, Rebekah Aanerud was a member of that team.

 Former Donnelly resident Karenna Johnson’s project received first place in the Physical Science category, at the regional Science fair in Mankato recently.

 Mark Koepke and I attended the Habit for Humanity pork chop fundraiser, on April 25th, at the old #1 Southside and the regional fitness center fundraiser spaghetti dinner, at the elementary school, on April 26th.

 April 27th I traveled to Glenwood, where I met Rev A.J. Kruger of Alexandria, from there we traveled to Christ the King Lutheran church, in Hutchinson, for the Lutheran Church in Missions, Augustana district, convention.  April 28th, Rosie Sax and I attended the Haining family concert, at Calvary Lutheran Free Church in Fergus Falls. Earlier in the day I attended the Wycliffe associates banquet, at the Bigwood event center, in Fergus Falls. While taking Mark home on April 29th we stopped at the Heritage Apartments, to visit with Irene Strand. In the evening the Stevens Community Humane society had their annual meeting at the Morris senior center. After the meeting, a lengthy discussion took place about the future of the society, due to a sharp decrease in members and revenue in recent years, and increased expenses.

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