Friday, March 21, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition:  March 22nd-28th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well I guess we knew that the nice weather of the past few weeks was too good to be true we had several inches of snow Tue a.m. creating very slippery condition forcing many events to be canceled and/or ppd.  Oh well it is tournament time so we have to have a storm.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s and Kongsvinger with coffee fellowship to follow. The complete schedule is printed in the March newsletter and is also posted on the doors of the churches
The St John’s spring fling is Apr 12th items are wanted for the raffle and white elephant sale.  Contact Joan Kopacek at 246-3381 for a list of items you can bring them to the church starting on April 3rd.
Joint services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. March 23rd and 11 a.m. at St John’s on March 30th note the change from what was announced earlier
Good Shepherd news:  Lenten services will be held every Wed @ 7 p.m. until holy week.
 There will be another game of bunko at the church on March 23rd starting with a bbq dinner following adult bible study about 11:30 a.m. then we will play for a while. Everyone is welcome.
Other church news: Assumption Catholic Church will have guest speakers during lent and the St Mary’s school fish fry is March 21st, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the American legion-Morris.  Contact the church office for details on any of these events.
Community news: Lighthouse productions presents “Christy” at Central Square in Glenwood March 27-29th at 7 p.m. and March 30th at 2 p.m. several members of the Andy Aanerud family are members of the cast
Farm Bureau Estate & Business Succession Seminar will be held at West Pomme Lodge, 45572 140th Street, Donnelly on March 26 from Noon – 2 p.m. Rsvp by March 19! Call 320-589-3553.
The 2nd Annual Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation Dinner (free will donation) will be held on April 5th from 3 – 7 P.M. at the Hancock Community Center. 
Someplace safe –Stevens County is having all you can eat Belgian waffle brunch on April 6th at Old # 1 Southside Morris from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Donnelly rod and gun club annual meeting April 1st at west Pomme lodge registration begins at 5 p.m.
Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be upcoming meetings on the community mentoring program though out Stevens County starting next month contact her for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at

Former Donnelly area resident Eugene “Sam” Logan passed away on March 8th. Survivors include his daughter Jerri (Dean) Erickson. His funeral is today (Saturday) at St Mary’s catholic church in Chokio at 10:30 a.m.
Gerald (Gene) Kellen of TX passed away on March 10th; survivors include his daughter Jean (Bob) Ritzschke
Raymond Runyon of Gillette Wyoming passed away on March 15th; survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Rebeca (Sperr) and her parents Paul and Betty Sperr of Donnelly.
Among the Winter Athletes of the Week recognized at the Tiger sports banquet were gymnasts Kourtney Giese, Savannah Aanerud, girls' basketball players Beth and Becca Holland, Rebekah Aanerud, and boys' basketball player Bryce Jergenson
Joan Kopacek was amongst the group that traveled to the State Capital Monday March 17th for “Veterans on the Hill Day”. They listened to speeches in the Rotunda and later talked to Senator Tory and Rep. Jay
The Donnelly community club had it annual meeting on March 17th at the hall. Kermit Lange was reelected to the board, and Ron Bouressa was elected to it. We had a fair year last year, our button sales at the gate this year were down considerably due in part to the excessive heat during the bee weekend ,which meant less income to pay the bills with. That is why we have reserves and hope for better things this year.  Mark your calendars for this year’s bee on August 23rd-24th. This year’s feature is Ford ,next year (2015) we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary so we are looking for ideas on how to celebrate, and would also appreciate any pictures or memorabilia from past shows that you might have, contact Harry Kruize at 246-3337 or e-mail  for more info. Thank you to the community club for the Donnelly bucks I won at the meeting and a huge thank you to Corrine Larson for making a new robe for threshing bee queen. The next meeting is April 14th at 7 p.m. at the community hall.
In the past week several of us from the Donnelly area attended the noon lunch at Pederson’s Agri serv, open house at Larson’s farm supply, and the New Horizons Ag services annual meeting, I also visited Sam and Dorothy Johrdheim at their home in Donnelly. She was among the St John’s WELCA ladies who hosted their annual ST. Pats day party at the WWV and afterwards stopped to visit some of the residents there.


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