Thursday, April 3, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition: Apr. 5-11th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well in the past week it has been Minnesota land of 10,000 different weather patterns as we have had sunny mild weather, rain, sleet, hail, snow, stormy weather even reports of tornadoes. 
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will conclude on April 9th at Kongsvinger with coffee fellowship to follow. There will be joint services on Apr13th at 11 a.m. at St John’s ; Apr 17th at  St John’s ,Apr 18th at Kongsvinger both at 7 p.m. (supper preceding both services), no Sunday school on Apr 20th. See newsletter for details.

The St John’s spring fling is April 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 by April 10th.
Good Shepherd news:  Lenten services will conclude on Apr 9th at 7 p.m. Confirmation services will be on April 13th (Palm Sunday) and there will be services at 7p.m. on April 17 and 18th.
It’s a celebration of Gary Weers 75th birthday. Join us for coffee and refreshments after services Sunday, April 6th provided by his daughter Irene Maloney.
There are signup sheets at all three churches for flowers for Easter
The April newsletters for the parish and good shepherd are now out; extra copies are available in the back of all three churches
Community hymn sing on April 13th at 2 p.m. at the federated church everyone welcome
This that that sale at Federated in Morris April 12th 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Community news: The 2nd Annual Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation Dinner (free will donation) will be held today (Saturday) 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.
Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be several meetings on the community mentoring program throughout Stevens County in the weeks ahead contact her for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at
Red hatters meet April 7th at 9 a.m. at the Herman bar and grill, the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. at HD & co, the rendsville 4-h, and the Donnelly city council will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire and community hall
Donnelly community club will meet on Apr 14th at 7 p.m. at the community hall as we start making plans for the bee and other events.
There will be an open house bridal shower honoring Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, today (Saturday) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris.
Muriel Cardwell announces that after 25 years her business MC Cutters will be closing on April 17th due to issues with carpal tunnel syndrome
the Donnelly fire department annual fish fry at the Donnelly hall will be held on April 11th serving starts at 4:30 p.m.

Douglas and Leah Nelson of Hancock are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Colter Combellick, son of Bill Combellick and Elizabeth Athey of Chokio. Grandparents are former Donnelly residents Harvard and Karen Jaeck of Mapleton MN the wedding is set for June 21st There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of them Saturday April 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center in Morris
Kinsley Jo Whittemore was born on March 13, at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls to Erik and Melissa Whittemore of Donnelly. Grandparents are Dave and Julie Whittemore of Donnelly, and Kelly and Paula Zimmerman of Chokio
Vernon Jesse Griffith of Fiesta Village, Mission, Texas and Morris, Minnesota, died March 9th survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Elaine (Hatlestad) Loher
Former Donnelly area resident Claudia Whilite passed away on April 1st her funeral is today (Saturday) at Zion Lutheran in Hoffman at10 a.m. survivors include her niece Joyce (Alan) Olson of Donnelly 

Savannah Aanerud was named Most Valuable Gymnast at the tiger sports banquet held recently she and Kourtney Geise were named to all west central conference team.
Beth Holland was named all area team -honorable mention from the west central tribune
Former Donnelly resident Karenna Johnson won an award for her science fair project “in other words- does learning a second language increase your mental flexibility?” ; at the Springfield MN elementary school and she will be going  to the regional competition next month.
Past week I attended the seminar at wulf farms and their cattle sale, traveled to Willmar for 7th district republican convention, afterwards I visited with some relatives in the area , went to see the Christy play in Glenwood., and helped Jim and Lou Eystad with NAPS distribution



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