Next edition Feb 1st-feb 7th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news temps moderated some after I finished my column last week, but Saturday brought some snow, and Sunday brought a blizzard to the area, forcing most church services and other activities to be cancelled, and or ppd. Much of Monday was spent digging out so most schools in the area were cancelled for the day. It has been bitterly cold most this week so far; we had nice day on Wednesday but the forecast calls for a return to the deep freeze.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: please note the following changes in the announced schedule of events that are taking place in the weeks ahead:
Annual meetings: The Kongsvinger one has been rescheduled to Feb 2nd, after the 11 a.m. service, service times will be St John’s at 8:30 a.m., Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. on that day. St John’s has been rescheduled to Feb 9th, following the 11 a.m. services, at St John’s; both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner. Leadership ballots are posted in both churches. Kongsvinger members will be voting on proposed changes to the constitution. Kongsvinger Lutheran church women will meet on Feb 13th at 11 a.m. not on the 6th
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Skiing/Snowboarding Day at Andes Tower Hills is planned for Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00. We need 15 people for the group rate - $35 lift & rental. Bring a friend! Please let Carla Peterson at 589-4664, know if you plan to attend or sign up on the bulletin board at church. Let's hit the slopes!! The 2nd is also food shelf Sunday.
There will be Weekly bible studies on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. until further notice.
Other church news: group cares camp will be held on July 13-19th based in Glenwood preforming repairs on home improvement repair projects for the elderly disabled single parents with low income. This is the group that built a deck and handicapped ramp out on the farm for my Dad, for more info or to apply for assistance call 1-800-492-4804
Morris community Red Cross blood drive February 4th 12:30 pm --6:30pm at Faith Lutheran church-Morris
Precinct caucuses on Feb 4 at 7 p.m. the Stevens county republicans will meet in the cougar room at the prairie inn in Morris, DFL at the Morris area schools, and check with your county auditor for the place of yours.
On Feb 3rd the red hatters meet at 9 a.m. at the Herman bar and grill, city council and Rendsville 4-h will meet at 7 p.m., at the Donnelly community and fire halls and the Bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. at HD & co, it will also be in town on the 17th
The Donnelly Fire Department is sponsoring “Bar bingo” at the “Place to be”, every Friday evening at 7 p.m. proceeds benefit the fire department.
Celebrations: Eli Michael Smith was born on December 16, 2013 at the Douglas County Hospital to Corey and Karla Smith of Miltona. Grandparents are Mike and Joanie Kopel of Donnelly and Charlie and Gwen Smith of Madison. Great-grandparents are Eddie and Lou Kopel of Donnelly, Evelyn Hennen, Veronica Smith and Gerry Pashen of Morris. There will be an open house baby shower for Eli today (Saturday), from 2 to 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris .Baby gift registry is at Target and Babies R Us
Aiden Michael Pederson was born on January 8, 2014 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Ryan and Christina Pederson of Johnson. Grandparents are Gordy and Marge Smith of Rock Rapids, Iowa and Lyle and Correen Pederson of Dumont. Great grandparents are Bernard and Madonna Hall of Elk Point, S.D., Virene Olson of Morris and James Gray of Menahga.
Duane and Lori Sperr of Donnelly and Lee and Judy Johnston of Morris wish to announce the engagement of their children Brandi Lee Sperr and Justin Edward Johnston. A May 24, 2014 wedding is being planned in Morris.
Beth and Becca Holland, Rebekah and Savannah Aanerud are the Morris area High school sports boosters’ athletes of the week for Jan.
New National honor society members at Morris Area High School are Kourtney Geise (Brad and Kristi) and John Huebner (Mark and Mary).
In the past week Mark and I attended indoor car sale and dinner at heartland motors in Morris, the elementary bb tournament at the Morris area H.S., and services at Faith-Morris. I also attended the open house at “’Options for Women’s” new offices on Atlantic ave. in Morris.