Next edition: May 3rd -9th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: it has been cold, rainy, and windy most of the week.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint worship services at St John’s at 11 a.m. on May 5th with the Sunday school kids singing. This will be the last day of Sunday school
Baccalaureate Sunday on May 18th, if you have a graduate this year please let the parish office know ASAP
Good Shepherd news. The youth will be serving breakfast and have a bake sale on May 11th to raise money for their trip to Mont. this summer. The May coffee money will also go to help defray their expenses
Adult Ed will resume after coffee hour on May 4th
Other church news: the SWMN synodical convention of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran church will be held at the American Lutheran church in Windom MN today (Saturday)
“Be a Leader Worth Following” - Chick-Fil-A Leadership Simulcast on Friday, May 9 – 8 am – 3 pm. at Hosanna Worship Center, Morris
Community news: Jeanne Ennen announces that the next community mentoring meeting is scheduled for May 8th in Morris at the elementary cafeteria at 7 p.m. Other meetings will be scheduled in the future. Contact her for more info. About 6 Alberta area residents attended the one in Alberta on May 29th
An Open House Bridal Shower in honor of Jessica Nohl, bride to be of Taylor Witt will be held today (Saturday) at the Morris Evangelical Free Church
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Chelsea Ringler on Saturday May 10th, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Citizen Center.
May 9th and 10th is the weekend for all town garage sales in Donnelly.
Meeting on May 5th are the Red hatters, at 9a.m. at the Herman bar and grill; Donnelly city council and rendsville 4-h, at the fire hall and council chambers in Donnelly, at 7 p.m.
On May 12th bookmobile is in town at 3:30 p.m. the firemen and the Community club meet at 7 p.m., at the fire and community halls, in Donnelly
Willis Volker of Herman passed away on Apr 24th. His visitation is today Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at the Pedersen funeral home in Morris, no funeral services. Bill and Linda Volker, Geff and Brenda Volker and their families are among the cousins and other family members in the Donnelly area that survive him.
Graveside services for Cathy Elgin will be held at 11 a.m. on May 17th at Calvary cemetery in Morris, she passed away on Jan. 17th. Among her survivors are a sister, Deloris (Donald) Braun of Donnelly, and a sister in law Elaine (Hatlestad) (Loher) Griffith
Wilton “Willie” Bock, of Wheaton passed away on April 25th survivors include his sister in law Debra (Marlyn) Riley of Elbow Lake. Marlyn is a former Donnelly area resident
Isaac Mark Horning was born on April 13, to Jessica and Mark Horning of Minneapolis. Grandparents are Linda and Ray Weber of Maple Grove, and Pearl and Tom Horning.
Other celebrations: Beth Holland, Kourtney Geise ,Rebekah and Savannah Aanerud are members of the tiger girls track team that have placed in the top 10 individually in their events or as members of the relay teams in all their meets to date. For complete results see the sports section of the sun tribune and/or my blog
Pat Daly won the Morris area schools scholarship car raffle car
Tiger girls’ bb awards: Rebekah Aanerud hardest worker; Beth Holland MVP, Beth and her sister Becca were named all –conference team in the west central conference
Becca Holland was a member of the tiger sb team that finished third in their own tournament on Apr. 26th
Bryce Jergenson was a member of the tiger bb team that won their own tournament in Morris on Apr 16th
Sydney Beyer of Morris is one of two winners of the L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarship from Minnesota State University Mankato.
Former Donnelly area resident Scott Boener recently received a lifesaving award from the MN state patrol.
Apr 26th I traveled to Glenwood to meet PR. Mike Hanson at his home, we traveled to DeGraff to pick up Jon Ahndt then went to the Augustana district convention in Hutchinson. Well there I had an opportunity to visit with Rev Palius Pilgrim whose grandfather Rev Gastus Pilgrim was a pastor at St. John’s -Donnelly for over 40 years. In the eve I attended the Philips 66 birthday party at the old # 1 Apr. 27th I attended services at first Lutheran with rev moon as guest pastor then to Neimackl park for the archery shoot. En route home I stopped in to visit with Jim and Lou Eystad in their home in Donnelly. Apr. 30th 50th birthday party for Julie thymian at McGinnis appliance in Morris
Dorothy Hilla called me to tell me she is having a moving sale may 8th starting at 1 p.m. also may 9th, and 10th at 9 a.m. 306 5th St. Donnelly 246-3339
Dennis stahn estate auction today Saturday near donnelly.