Thursday, January 23, 2014


Next edition Jan 25th -31st  
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Our month of extreme temp changes continues this week with temp’s soaring to about 35 on Sunday, by Monday we were in the deep freeze again, along with dangerous wind chills on Tue. Wed brought a blizzard that closed most schools, and cancelled most activities in the area. Unfortunately the forecast calls for more of the same in the week ahead
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:
The Kongsvinger annual meeting 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 is Jan 26th, following joint services at 11 a.m., at St John’s; both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner. The SS kids will not be singing on the 26th as previously announced. 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: We will be playing “bunko” on Jan 26th at the church after adult Ed we will have some bbq’s then start playing games everyone is welcome to come and play. No experience necessary
There will be Weekly bible study on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., no study on the 22nd. The study will be on the texts for the Sunday services. 
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
Precinct caucuses on Feb 4 at 7 p.m. the Stevens county republicans will meet at the prairie inn in Morris check with your county auditor for the place of yours
Feb 3rd 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 hall and the Bookmobile in town    at 3:30 p.m. at HD & co
The Donnelly Fire Department is sponsoring “Bar bingo” at the “Place to be”, every Friday evening at 7 p.m.
An open house baby shower for Eli Michael Smith, infant son of Cory and Karla Smith of Miltona, will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Eli is the grandson of Mike and Joanie Kopel of Donnelly and Charlie and Gwen Smith of Madison. Baby gift registry is at Target and Babies R Us.  Great grandparents are Eddie and Lou Kopel of Donnelly
Nicole Daly of Donnelly was one of the Southwest Minnesota State University students who have been honored for achievement during the fall semester of study.
Dave and Sabrina Toso won the Miss Tootsie contest in Rothsay Jan 18th. Sabrina is Mark’s niece.
Kaleb James Koepke was born on Jan 22nd to Luke Koepke and Jessica Dillien of Orlando Fl.; Grandparents are Robert and Sondra Koepke, of Orlando, Florida.
In the past week Mark and I attended the Morris area high school robotics team fundraiser at the high school cafeteria, the habitat for humanity fundraiser at the legion, and community dinner at Faith. Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the Good Shepherd Lutheran church annual meeting. They also attended the funeral for Joe Eystad at the Assumption church and the Larson fundraiser at Trinity in Cyrus.  I also attended the Donnelly Rod and
Gun fishing derby at Cottonwood lake about 2 dozen fish were caught.  It was announced that the annual meeting of the club would be held at West Pomme lodge this year on Apr 1st.  Membership has increased to the point where the Donnelly hall is too small to accommodate everybody.  They will also have a fishing contest on Pomme de Terre River in late June.

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