Thursday, December 26, 2013

donnelly news

Next edition 12/28-Jan 3rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.  I want to say “manga takk” to all my loyal readers for all their support during the past year to make this column the success it is.
It has been very cold the past week, plus some snow, and some blowing and drifting
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on Dec. 29th at 10 am .services will also be broadcast on KMRS @ 11 am that day sponsored by Evelyn Underwood in memory of Bill and Jon uphoff
No Sunday school on Dec. 29th.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  there will be no ss on Dec 29th; this is a change from what was announced earlier
There will be an Epiphany Tree Burning Service Sunday January 5th, at 5:00pm sponsored by First-Morris @ engebreston’s sanitary disposal service
Pianist Jim Hendricks in Concert @ Trinity -Cyrus Dec 29th, @ 6 pm, supper at 5 pm
Russell Thomas Salverson passed away on Dec 7th survivors include his niece Debrah Danelz (Robert) of Donnelly. A memorial service will be held today (Saturday) at the Kingdom Hall in Morris
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the Sunday school program at Kongsvinger on December 19th.  A good crowd was on hand despite the weather.
Ezekiel Craig Swanson (Craig and Amy) was baptized at Faith on Dec 22nd
Congrats to the Morris Area Knowledge Bowl teams. They placed 1st, 5th, and 7th up at Concordia recently. The 5th place team had Dalton Luepke (Junior), Adam D. Uphoff (sophomore), Dakota Luepke (freshman), and 2 other freshmen
Arbela Rose was born on Dec 16th to Jake and Sheena grandparents are Alan and Mary Uphoff
Matt Flogstad was recently hired as a full time deputy sheriff for Stevens County
Kopaceks spent Christmas at their cousins Brian and Diane Richardson of Herman
Dec 13th I attended the visitation for Ray Thymian at Pedersen funeral home in Morris.  He and my uncle Larry often found themselves working togather, Ray installing furnaces, and Larry the ductwork.
Mark and I attended the living nativity at Faith on Dec 24th, later Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at Good Shepherd, in the evening Joan and John Kopacek and I attended services at St John ’s. Jim and Lou and I attended services at Good Shepherd on Dec 25th later they and Mark and I attended the community dinner at First Lutheran
Mark was my guest for Christmas Eve dinner
Reminder that if you are going to be gone for a while, for the holidays, or going south you can read my column online or .I have also posted a copy of my annual Christmas letter on my blog too.

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