Friday, January 23, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Jan 24th—30th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: the weather has been fairly mild during the past week some snow this week meant that snow removal equipment got a good work out again. Some freezing rain made for some very icy roadways on Sat. Highway 9 between Donnelly and Herman was closed for a while on Sat. due to an overturned cattle truck.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Kongsvinger’s annual meeting will be on Jan 25th at noon followed by a potluck dinner
Good shepherd news: none
Community news: The UMM College Republicans have scheduled Kristan Hawkins to give a lecture on February 3 at 7 pm in SCI 2950.(between the east and west wings of the science building) The topic will be "The Ugly Truth about Abortion: How it does more than just kill babies." Information on her and the organization can be found at

Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics Three Rivers Gymnastics meet (Wahpeton / Breckenridge) Savannah Aanerud 1st Place on Bars, 2nd Place on Beam, 3rd Place on Floor, 2nd Place in All-Around; Long Prairie /Grey Eagle/ Browerville meet Savannah Aanerud 1st Place on Vault, 1st Place on Bars, 1st Place on Beam, Tied for 2nd Place on Floor, 1st Place in All-Around; jv Katie Giese Tied for 2nd Place on Floor; Shannon Kill Tied for 1st Place on Vault
Science fair: blue Ribbons: Kamren Sperr (7th gr.)Sydney Sperr and Kendra Wevely (9th)
Spelling bee top 20 participants included Kellen Erdahl 7th grade; Jackson Loge 5th grade
Jackson Loge was named to the math masters’ 5th grade team
Death notices: LouAnn Moen, Glenwood, passed away on Jan 14th survivors include her sister Judy (Glen) Heinrichs and their family of the Morris/ Donnelly area
Jim and Lou Eystad attended Ruby Olson's funeral at the Pedersen funeral home on Jan. 12th
Past week I attended visitation for Rita Mulcahy, at the Pedersen funeral home; memorial service for Evelyn Underwood at Kongsvinger, the f.i.r.s.t. robotics fundraiser at Morris area elementary school, the Good Shepherd annual meeting, the habit for humanity fundraiser at the Legion, the twins winter caravan at Morris area elementary school music auditorium, the community meal at Faith Lutheran and the Stevens county republican party executive council meeting. It was announced that the county convention will be held on Feb 20th at the legion.  Several members of the college republicans from umm were on hand and announced plans for some upcoming events next month. I also visited Cal and Jan Bumgardner at their home, and my aunt Pearl A. Anderson at the west central homes
Jan 21st I attended “burgers and a blessing” at the diamond supper club where I had an opportunity to visit a little with the new interim pastor at First Lutheran-Morris Pr. Don Berheim. He lives on a farm between Benson and Starbuck.

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