Thursday, February 26, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 28th – Mar 6th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news with the exception of one mild day on Fri the rest of the week has been very cold we got several inches of snow on Wed.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kongsvinger (March 4th) and St John’s (March11th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
On Mar 1st Services will be broadcast on the radio (1230 KMRS) at 11 a.m. 

Good shepherd news: there will be breakfast following the Mar 8th services to raise funds for parking lot improvements. 

Other church news:
ST. John’s Lutheran church of Starbuck will offer Sunday Lenten series, at 10:45 a.m. and broadcast over the Morris station (KMRS) 1230AM at 5:35 p.m., all Sundays during Lent beginning on Feb 22nd.-Mar 22nd
West central Christian homes, Inc. annual meeting will be held on March 15, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, MN
There will be a World day of prayer at assumption church on March 6th at 1:30 p.m. and at several other churches in the area
Community news:  there will be a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Loren and Kaylene (Kleinhans) Mecklenburg on March 7, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church Morris 
Mar 2nd Bookmobile will be in town by HD and CO at 3:30 p.m., rendsville 4-h and city council will meet at 7 p.m. at St John’s and community hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on March 5th at the West wind village ,room 108 at 1:30 p.m. (end of Atlantic Ave.)
Received this from former Donnelly resident David Flugel: Farmers Lead the Way, March 16 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the U of M SW Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, MN 56152 Event is free; advanced registration is requested at or call David Fluegel, 320.349.0498

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Ed Kill of Monticello passed away on
Feb 18th he is survived by his brother Wally (Diane) Kill of the Donnelly area ,he was proceed in death by his parents Herb and Irene Kill
Former Donnelly area resident Evelyn Kopel passed away on Feb 23rd her funeral is today (Sat) at Assumption-Morris
Mille trost of Madison passed away on Feb 23rd survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Marjorie (Trost) Speer
Celebrations: Individual wrestling results sec 6A Keaton Long of the west central area knights was 2nd at #132 and will be going to the state and in Section 3AAA Tiger Jacob Sperr, 4th place at #220
Several area students were named to the Academic High Honor and Honor lists for the fall 2014 semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato including Junior Amber Recker of Donnelly who qualified for the high honor list.
Senior Natalie Johnston has been named to the 2014 fall semester Dean's List at the     University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Isaac Nienhaus was a member of the Hancock 5th gr boys’ basketball team that won the championship in Wheaton recently

Chandler Erickson umm cougar baseball player of the week
Past week I attended the Backer/Westrom town hall meeting at the Morris library, the Stevens county republican county convention at the legion in Morris, the habit for humanity pancake fundraiser in Hancock, (visiting Wally McCollar and Helen Peterson in their home of rural Hancock afterwards), the 100th open house for Marlys Alm at the West Wind Village (afterwards Wally and I visited Mary Dripps and Marvel Wagner there), and the community meal at Faith Lutheran.
John Ruff and his daughter Deb Gocke from TX spent some time over the weekend attending Marlys birthday party, visiting his sister Lou Eystad, and other friends and family members in the area
 The plans for the 60 yr. reunion for the Morris High school Class of ’55 on Aug 26-28th   are progressing right along. Earlier this week I got a sneak peek at the invitation letter that will be going out in the mail in the near future. An option to stay and attend the Donnelly threshing bee that weekend is also available

In addition to Mecklenburg’s other Donnelly area couples that have or will celebrate significant anniversaries recently are Mark and Karen Janaowscky (35yr) 3/22 ,Steve and Jeanne Halbe (30yrs), 3/30 Robert and Dorothy Eissle (20yr,), 3/18 Vance and Kim Gullickson (20yr) 3/11 Ray and Laura Theilke (20 yrs.) 3/18


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