Thursday, December 10, 2015

donnelly news

Dec 12th-18th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well after the snowstorm last week the weather has been fairly mild and nice.  Some snow has melted but not as much or as fast as I thought it would.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:   Sunday school program Dec 20th 9:45 a.m. at St. John’s, followed by coffee hour; and Dec 23rd 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger, followed by lunch
Installation service for Rev Mike Nelson will be held on Dec. 13th during services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m., and St. John’s at 11 a.m. followed by a parish potluck dinner at noon at Kongsvinger
St. John’s “where’s the beef dinner” raffle is currently going on with the drawing to be held on December 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s. Tickets available from the church office
Good shepherd news: the S.S. program will be presented during the 9 a.m. services on Dec. 20th followed by coffee fellowship. There is also a ski trip to Andes tower hill that afternoon meet there at 12:45 pm for a group rate.
Other church news: on Dec 13th the 1st Lutheran kids will present their S.S. program at their church at 10:30 a.m. (no 8:30 a.m. services); the Faith –Lutheran kids will present theirs at 11 a.m. at their church, followed by lunch. Both churches are in Morris
Living naivety at 3:00 and 5:15 p.m. at Faith Lutheran-Morris on Dec. 24th
Latino Community Welcomes You to a Celebration. A special Mass will be celebrated today (Sat.) at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption-Morris. Bring a dish to pass for a potluck following Mass and your dancing shoes for a grand fiesta! Everyone welcome!
Faith Lutheran’s Annual Cookie Factory and Holiday Expo will be held today (Saturday), from 9 a.m. to noon
“The gift of Christmas” a Christmas program and dinner at Assumption- Morris Dec. 21 @ 4 p.m. tickets available at the door, sponsored by “widows on Wednesday”
Community Christmas dinner at First Lutheran-Morris at noon on Dec. 25th, free will donation
Community news: The Bookmobile will be in town on Main Street in Donnelly on Dec. 21st from 3:45-4 p.m.
The Donnelly fire dept. will meet on Dec. 14th and 21st at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
Death notice former Donnelly resident Marlys Alm passed away on Dec. 5th she would have been 101 in Feb. local survivors include her niece Lou (Jim)Eystad of Donnelly.
Tiger gymnastics; tiger invite: team (5th) Savannah Aanerud 6th all-around 7th on balance beam Katie geise personal best on balance beam; VS. Fergus Falls Savannah vault 6th, bars 4th, beam 4th, floor 7th, all around 4th, Katie geise vault 9th, beam 7th,
Connor Arlo Sperr was born on Dec. 6th at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Adam and Michelle Sperr of Donnelly.  Grandparents are Tom and Pearl Horning from Chokio and Don and Tamela Sperr from Morris. Great-grandparents are Roger and Nancy Horning from Chokio, Paul and Betty Sperr from Donnelly, and Carolgene and Ed Wolf-Matthiesen from Jamestown, North Dakota.
A good crowd was on hand for Santa days in Donnelly on Dec.6th. Thanks to the royalty and their families for all the hard work they put into decorating the hall and helping serve the delicious meal and of course to Santa for taking time to come down from the North Pole to visit with the kids
 The st co rep party executive committee had a meeting on Dec. 7th at the library. It was announced that precinct caucuses will be held on Mar 1st at Hotel 200 in Morris in the tiger room.  We also discussed some of the changes that have been made to the results of the straw poll that will be conducted and how resolutions are handled.
Mark Koepke and I helped Wally McCollar celebrate his 78th birthday at the Hotel 200 on Dec. 3rd

I had an e-mail from Dot Wolking asking for info on names and address of the Roth family that used to live in Donnelly, if anyone has them please let me know and I will pass the info along to her. Frank was the depot agent in Donnelly for many years
Received word that former Donnelly resident  Allen Bouressa has cancer and would like  to hear from Donnelly area residents about their days in Donnelly  his address is Allen Bouressa  9145 Indian Rd Rice, MN 56367
My contact info 11 e9th st Morris mn 56267 e-mail; ph. 585-6435 or 288-8692
Past wk. st co gen soc. mtg library, Schs open house, sr. citizens’ bazar, Wilcox aniv celebration-faith, "a time of remembrance" at Pedersen funeral home, Marlys alm visitation at funeral home

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