Thursday, September 24, 2015


Next edition: Sept. 26th –Oct. 2nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Weather news: although it is officially fall it has felt more like summer this week with some very nice temps.  Bean harvest is in full swing

St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be a special congregational meeting following services at both St. John’s (about noon) and Kongsvinger (about 9:30 a.m.) on Oct 4th for the purpose of issuing a call to a new pastor.

The picture directories are here and can be picked up in the narthex of ea. church

Good shepherd news: You are invited to a tea party today (Sat.) at 2 pm at the church. The Speaker is Pam Behan who will tell her story as a nanny for the Kardashians. Rsvp to Joan Bruer at 585-2569

Other church news:: On September 27 Pastor Dean Mandla Ndwande, the Dean of the Eshowe Circuit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa will be at the 8:30 am services at Faith Lutheran Morris and at 10:30 am at First Lutheran Morris. There will also be a meet and greet for him today (Sat) at first Lutheran at 7 pm and an adult forum on the 27th at faith about 9:45 a.m.

Community news: Open house bridal shower in honor of Rachel Sperr, bride to be of Andrew Chalmers, will be held today (sat.) from 9:30 - 11:30 at Morris Evangelical Free Church. Couple is registered at Target and Zola. Go to for links to both registries. In lieu of cards, please bring your favorite recipe card with name.

 Options for women respect life banquet on Oct. 4th at the Morris evangelical Free Church on Oct 4th starting with seating and silent auction at 4:30 pm dinner starts at 5:30 pm. The speaker will be Kim Padan.

The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on Oct. 1st at 1:30 pm at library in Morris

The city council and rendsville 4-h will meet on Oct. 5th at 7 pm at St. John’s church  and the community hall in Donnelly

Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Jeanette Mickelson of Cyrus passed away on Sept. 18th local survivors include her sister Lou (Eddie) Kopel of Donnelly

Former Donnelly area resident Paul Bjorlin of Cottage Grove passed away on Sept 19th local survivors include his brother Cliff and sister Carolyn Smith of Donnelly, and  Fern Haley Rasmussen of Morris and their families.

Celebrations Girls Tiger CC –little Croix meet Savannah Aanerud finished 4th

Rebekah Aanerud of the Morris Area FFA was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award, in Agricultural Communications – Entrepreneurship/Placement. Aanerud is one of only four people chosen to compete for this award at the national finals held Oct. 28 to 31 during the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.

An open house honoring Carol Sperr's 80th birthday will be given by her family on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at West Pomme Lodge. No gifts please.

There will be a bridal shower for Brandon Koehentop and Andrea Singleton at Faith Lutheran –Morris today (Sat.) from 10 am. 12 p.m.

The threshing bee royalty were part of the parade in Appleton on Sept. 20th
I was asked for results from the car show at the bee I hope to have the results next week

Past week big Iron in Fargo ND, Maynard Koehentop funeral at faith-Morris, pioneer days in Albany, Neimackl park day-Herman, and Applefest activities in Appleton, fall sale/supper at faith and bbb at old # 1 Southside

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