Friday, May 15, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 7th-13th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: weather has been a bit of a potpourri this last week some nice days followed some colder ones Tue was had freezing rain in the a.m. which made for slippery driving
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between
St John’s and Kongsvinger at 7pm with a soup supper at 6 pm preceding services starting with Ash Wed services at Kong on Feb 18th (no supper) continuing at St john’s on Feb 25th.
  An inter-generational Sunday School Event “A Mountain Top Experience” will be held on Sunday, February 15th from 9:45 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. All people of all ages are most welcome to join us for this event

Good shepherd news Lenten services will be held on Wed eves at 7 pm starting with Ash Wed services on Feb 18th 
There will be a breakfast on Mar 8th following services to raise money for improvements to the parking lot.
Other church news: St. Mary’s School annual dinner and auction will be held today (Sat) beginning with social hour at 5 p.m. at the Old No. 1 Southside in Morris.

The glacial ridge assembly of the ELCA that was ppd on Feb 8th has been rescheduled for Feb 22 at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran –Alberta
Habitat for humanity pancake breakfast: Saturday February 21st 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. @ Hancock community center. Free will donation

Community news: The Donnelly Fire Department meets on Feb. 16th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall and bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm
The Stevens County Republican Party’s annual convention will be held on Feb 20th at 7 p.m. at the Morris American Legion. Rep Backer and Sen. Westrom will also be holding a town hall meeting at the library from 3:45-4:30 pm earlier that day
There will be an open house 100th birthday celebration for Marlys Alm on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Wind Village. Everyone is welcome. No gifts, please.   

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Della Cin passed away on
Feb 9th
Celebrations: tiger Sports: Wrestling at the Dr. Busian wrestling tournament mahaca 3rd place ,Jacob Sperr 3rd at 220 lbs., Brady Cardwell 4th place 132# Keaton Long from West Central area was the champ at 132#
Gymnastics west central conference meet tigers 3rd  Tiger gymnastics wcc meet tigers 3rd (also third in conference standings) Savannah Aanerud Tied for 10th Place on Vault, Tied for 8th Place on Bars, 5th Place on Beam, 9th on Floor, 5th in All-Around
Katie Giese and Savannah Aanerud performed stuck Beam routines; Savannah also made all conference
Amanda Luthi of Donnelly graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Scholastica on Dec. 13 in a commencement ceremony at the Reif Gymnasium on campus. Luthi graduated with a bachelor of science in Nursing.
Huxton Evan Brustuen was born on February 4, 2015 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Abigail Kontz and Josh Bogenreif of Donnelly.  Grandparents are Tom and Elise Kontz of Clara City, Brian Daly and Kris Kontz of Alberta, and Brenda Brustuen of Morris.
On Jan. 27, the Morris Area High School knowledge bowl teams attended a meet in Fergus Falls. Morris Mahoney took first place in the written round and third place overall, Adam Uphoff is a member of that team. Morris Misty Blue took eighth place. Amber and Dalton Uphoff are members of that team
Hancock Jr. high girl’s bb team won a tournament in Sisseton bennet Nienhaus was a member of that team
Keaton Long is a member of the west central area knights wrestling team that won the prairie lakes conference tournament
Past week attended the memorial service for Don Uphoff at faith, Mark Koepke and I attended the gymnastic fundraiser at the Pizza ranch, worship services at West Central homes with Deaconess Deb presiding afterwards we visited a few min with my aunt Pearl A. Anderson in the eve we attend the spaghetti fund raiser at the Morris evangelical free church, 
Burgers and blessing at the diamond supper club (this will be on hiatus until after Easter.)

As many of you know I spent last weekend in the hospital for some medical issues thanks to Wally McCollar and Mark for their help while I was in the hospital, and to Pr Mike Hanson and everyone else who visited me up there.
Class of’55 update: Wally is putting the finishing touches on the invitations for the class reunion and they should be in the mail shortly. He says he has already booked 7 rooms at the Prairie inn for his classmates .a reminder if you have any pictures of the class, or a ’55 Iwatka you can drop them off at Wally’s store ,send them to him, or e-mail them too me at His # at the store is 320-589-0127


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