Next edition Mar 7th-13th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. This issue is dedicated to the memory of my Mom who passed away on Mar 14th 2004
Weather news well I guess March has come in like a lion with blizzard like conditions for part of the day on Tue along with about 6” of snow requiring the snow removal equipment to be put back into use again. Also some very cold weather with it thankfully things are supposed to warm up some soon.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s (March 11th) and Kongsvinger (March 18th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
There will be a potluck birthday dinner at Kong on March 15 following services about noon.
The st John’s WELCA will have their annual St. Pats day party on March 17th at 2:15 pm at the west wing Village
Good shepherd news: there will be breakfast following the March 8th services to raise funds for parking lot improvements.
Other church news: 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
Men of life at Hosanna worship center on March 14th 8-10:30 a.m.
There will be a St Pat’s dinner at Assumption -Morris on Mar 15th starting at 11 a.m.
Community news: Today (Sat) there will be a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Loren and Kaylene (Kleinhans) Mecklenburg at First Baptist Church Morris from 9 am-noon, and there will be an open house 80th birthday party for Richard Cady from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall. If you can’t make it, wish him a Happy Birthday when you see him as I did when I saw him into a local restaurant on Sun.
New horizons Ag services (elevator) will have their annual meeting on Mar 9th at the Bigwood event center, in Fergus Falls, beginning with a noon meal.
`The Donnelly co-op annual meeting will be held on Mar 19th at the town hall beginning with a noon meal.
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 z.umn.edu/adpt or call David Fluegel, 320.349.0498
Township annual meetings will be held on Mar 10th at various locations, most townships will have their annual meeting at 4 p.m. followed by voting from 5-8 p.m. Contact your town clerk or the st co auditor treasures office for specific meeting places and times.
Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Millie (Stambaugh) Jarski of St Louis Park passed away on Feb 20th.
Celebrations: Cambrie Diane Fehr was born on February 19th, to Mitch and Abbie Fehr of Morris. Grandparents are Gary and Sandy Fehr, Vance and Kim Gullickson and Mark and Mick Ekren all of Morris. Great grandmother is Ardis Gullickson
Hadley Jo Ehli was born on February 17th, to JoDee and Matthew Ehli of Donnelly. . Grandparents are John and JoAnn Klosowski of Cokato, and Terry and Stacy Ehli from Wheaton. Great-grandparents are William and Betty Clark of Amery, Wis. and Audrey Slapnicher of Wheaton.
The Tiger 6th grade girls’ basketball team took first place in the Benson tournament recently Courtney Lehman is a member of that team
4-h share the fun: Savannah Aanerud won the award for best actress
In addition to Mecklenburg’s other current or former 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
I need to clarify something from earlier columns. There is NO all school reunion this year for either the Morris or Donnelly schools, but there will be a 60th class reunion for the MHS class of ’55, Aug 26th-28th.
Past week I attended the visitation and funeral for Evelyn Kopel