Next edition Jan 17th-23rd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: it has been a very cold week with -0 temps and strong winds making for some dangerous wind chills but temps are forecast to moderate later this week.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: St. John’s annual meeting will be Jan 18th at noon followed by a potluck dinner. Service times will switch on that day with Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. and St J at 11 a.m. Kongsvinger’s annual meeting will be on Jan 25th at noon followed by a potluck dinner
Plans are underway to once again utilize the shuffle board courts at St John’s by playing Sunday mornings about 9:45 A.M.
There are 3 radio broadcast scheduled for this year that need sponsorship contact the parish office for more details
Good shepherd news: the annual meeting will be on Jan 18th following worship services followed by a potluck dinner
The Jan newsletter for all 3 churches is now out extra copies are available in the back of all of them.
Stevens county Habit for humanity will have their annual pancake breakfast at the legion in Morris on Jan 18th from 8 am-12:30 pm free will offering
Community news: on Jan. 19th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm on main st at HD & co and the fireman will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
Bar bingo starts on Jan. 16th at 7p.m. at “The Place to Be” in Donnelly to benefit the fire department
Donnelly rod & gun club is having their annual ice fishing contest today (Sat.) on Pome De Terre (Perkins) lake (public access) starting at 9 am
There will be an open house baby shower for Addison Lockrem (Tracey Kopel) at the Hedi Asmus home 8 riverside rd. in Morris from 3-5 pm on Jan 18th
Celebrations: MAHACA wrestling: Paynesville invite Jacob Speer 4th at 220#
Tiger gymnastics vs. big stones lake area meet Savannah Aanerud 3rd Place on Vault, 1st Place on Bars, 1st Place on Beam, 1st Place on Floor, 1st Place in All-Around; Jv action Katie Giese 1st Place on Beam, 3rd Place on Floor also 4th on the vault in varsity action; Moorhead meet: tigers took first in their division Savannah Aanerud took third overall. She took fourth on the vault, second on the bars, and tied for second with her floor routine. Kourtney Geise is out for the season with an injury
Death notices: former Donnelly resident Evelyn Underwood passed away on Jan 9th her memorial services is at 10:30 am today (Sat.) at Kongsvinger Lutheran church rural Donnelly. As many of you know, she and her husband Bill worked in the Donnelly bank for many years.
Marion Sax of Hancock, passed away Jan 9th survivors include her stepsons’ former Donnelly area residents Wally, Curtis, Bob Jr. and the family of the late Donald (Tubby) Sax
Update on the community mentoring program that Jeanne Ennen started last spring. They now have a name RUSC Kinship (Raising Up Stevens County through mentoring) and board members including Matt Flogstad and Algene Larson from the Donnelly area
During coffee hour at Good Shepherd on Jan 11th we congratulated Jim and Lou Eystad on the occasion of their 61st wedding anniversary.
Congratulations also go out to former Donnelly area residents Ken and Irene Van Horn who recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
On Jan 7th I helped out with NAPS at the sr. center in Morris and on the 14th attended “burgers and a blessing” at the met lounge, due to the cold weather and car trouble have not been out and about too much in the past few weeks except to stop in to see Wally McCollar and talk about his 60th class reunion this summer.