Next edition Nov 29th –Dec 5th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: the weekend was fairly nice, Monday brought some light snow and blowing and drifting
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Services on Nov 30rd will be at 8:30 a.m.at St John’s and at 11 a.m.at Kongsvinger; no Sunday school
Deaconess Deborah Robinson from the St Joseph area has accepted the parish’s call to be the new interim pastor; her first Sunday will be on Nov 30th.I had an opportunity to meet her after the funeral very nice lady.
KLCW is combining their annual Advent Brunch with a Welcome Potluck for Deaconess Deb. Please join us for a potluck salad, breads, and Christmas sweets dinner (Scalloped potatoes/ham and beverage furnished) following the 11 a.m. worship service on December 7th (about noon) at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. We will enjoy food and fellowship as well as celebrate the Advent season with a short program following the dinner. All members of the Parish are invited to attend. Due to this there will no KLCW meeting on Dec 4th
The parish is collecting food for the food shelf during Nov. and will also have a hat/mitten/scarf/gift tree in the back of both churches until about mid Dec.
The Kongsvinger Relay for Life team will be busing tables for tips at the Pizza Ranch in Morris on Monday, December 1 from 5-8 p.m.
Good shepherd news: the church is sponsoring a youth and family ski day at Andes towers hill by Alex on Dec. 14th. Leave the church at noon and ski until 5 p.m. call the church at 585-6868 for info on price or to sign up. Everyone welcome!
Community news: the city council and rendsville 4-h will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire and community halls in Donnelly on Dec. 1st
The bookmobile will be in town on Dec 8th at 3:30 P.M. on main St.
Stevens county habit for humanity chapter will have a holiday festival Dec. 7th 1-3 pm at common cup coffee house Morris
Pedersen funeral home’s “A time to remember” Dec 7th 4 p.m. at the funeral home
The VFW Christmas Party will be 2 P.M. Dec 7 at Old #1 South Side
unger furniture open house 11/30 11 am -4 pm
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Shirley Henrichs passed away on Nov 21st. I was among those who attended her visitation at the funeral home on Tue eve and her funeral on wed a.m. at Kongsvinger
Celebrations: Tiger volley ball awards: west central conference -all conference Brooke Gillespie and Kourtney Geise (honorable mention). Brooke was also named honorable mention on the west central tribune-all tournament team and Kourtney was named to the academic all -state team
Jen Kopel and Scott Rudnicki were married Sept. 6th at West Pomme Lodge rural Donnelly. Jen is the daughter of Rob and Kathy Kopel of Donnelly her grandmother is Evelyn Kopel. Scott is the son of Ernie and Ann Rudnicki of Avon, and Patty and Steve Brees of Fargo, N.D.
The Tiger B volleyball team finished the season on a 18 game winning streak; Morgan Biesterfeld, was a member of that team ;the C team finished 21-4 taking 2nd in the Alex tourney, Islande Sperr was a member of that squad
Morris area schools staff awards: support staff nominees included Cork Loge, Betty Kill, and Shirley Kill; Deb Erickson, Sue Erdahl-Nelson, and Donna Gades were recognized for 5, 20 and 25 years of service to school district respectively
Jackson Loge finished 2nd in the Morris area elementary school Geography Bee recently
A good crowd was on hand for the annual Donnelly fire department bingo at the community hall in Donnelly on Nov 21st. It was announced that bar bingo will once again be held at “a place to be” in Donnelly starting in Jan.
Several of us from the Donnelly area were among some 70 “Backer backers” that attended the Backer victory party at the pizza ranch on Nov 20th.
John Huebner had the lead in play “Grease” that many of us from the area attended on Nov 22nd at the Morris Area High School.
Kongsvinger had another good turnout for their annual fall festival on Nov 23rd thanks to Corrine Larson for the “fall table runner” I won there.