Next edition Jan 3rd-10th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well after fairly nice Christmas weekend it is back to the deep freeze this week with –0 temps and cold wind chills
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be no Sunday school on Jan 3rd. the annual meetings will be Jan 18th @ St. John’s and Jan 25th @ Kongsvinger both at noon. Service times will switch on the 18th.
Good shepherd news: be sure to look at our beautiful new church sign when driving past the church. This boulder sign was made possible in part by memorial donations.
John Craig Beem of Alexandria passed away Dec 26th. He was one of the pastors who led services when we had services at the Prairie Inn
Community news: the city council and Rendsville 4-h club will meet on Jan 5th at 7 p.m. at the city hall and St John’s church in Donnelly. The bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on main St. on Jan 12th.
Celebrations: Morris- Benson area storm hockey peewees recently took first place at Dakota premier classic in Brookings SD, Brady Loge was a member of that team his dad Ryan was a coach
Morris Area H.S. knowledge bowl team “Morris mahogany” finished 4th in the Concordia college meet Adam Uphoff was a member of that team
Death notices: Ruth Vipond of Herman passed away on Dec 27th survivors include her nephew Doug Gulbrandson and his family.
Calvin Mattheis of Morris passed away Dec 24th survivors include his daughter Barb (Wayne) Stoneburg of Willmar. Wayne is a former Donnelly resident.
Neil Sperr, 82, of Donnelly, died Tuesday, December 30th a memorial gathering for him will be held today (Sat) 1-3 pm at the Erickson smith funeral home in Elbow Lake.
On Christmas Eve I attended the living nativity at Faith Lutheran, candlelight services at Good shepherd-Morris and St John’s Lutheran church in Donnelly. Christmas day I attended services at Good Shepherd , the community Dinner at First Lutheran, visited some residents at the West Wing Village, to wish them a Merry Christmas and also Ruth Strand at the west central homes where she was enjoying a family Christmas dinner. I also visited Lou Eystad in the hospital on Sun afternoon; she was able to return home on Dec. 30th. She informs me that a 100th birthday is planned for her aunt Marlys Alm in Feb.
Thank you to “Santa” for the fruit basket he left at my house last week