Feb 27th-Mar 4th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Weather news: bare fields, Sidewalks, streets etc.; are signs that spring is not too far away, temps have been fairly mild the past week, although most days have featured some cold winds
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kongsvinger Mar 2nd and St John’s Mar 9th at 7 p.m. with coffee hr. to follow
KONGSVINGER EASTER LILY MEMORIAL GARDEN – The signup sheet to order Easter lilies is up in the narthex at Kongsvinger. Please indicate the number of lilies you wish to purchase and the memorial/honoree information. The cost of the lilies will be $12.50 each – payable to KLCW. If you have questions, please contact Deb Erickson or Cork Loge. There is also a signup sheet for St. John’s at the church too (same price) contact the church office for more info
Good shepherd news. Lenten continue ever Wed at 7 p.m. until Holy week.
The youth will go tubing at Andes tower hills on Feb. 28th at 1 p.m., members of the community are invited to join the fun Sign up at church or call the church at 585-6868
Other church news: WEST CENTRAL CHRISTIAN HOMES, INC. will have their Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris, MN. All delegates are urged to attend.
Glacial Ridge Conference Assembly (ELCA) will be held on March 13th at Our Redeemers, Hancock beginning with registration at 1:30p.m.
Mn all state Lutheran choir, will be having additions throughout the St. of mn until Mar 7th call 651-707-0727 for more info.
Community news: The Bookmobile will be in town on Main Street in Donnelly on Feb 29th from 3:45-4 p.m.
Former Donnelly area resident Ruth Strand will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Mar. 5th at the sunrise apartments (6 Thomas Street) in Morris from 2-5 p.m. everyone welcome no gifts please
Precinct caucuses will take place on Mar 1st at 7 p.m.; all of the precincts in Stevens county will meet in one location; hotel 200 (tiger room) (republicans); old # 1 Southside (dfl)
Stevens county genealogical society will meet on Mar. 3rd @ 1:30 p.m. @ the library
The 2016 rta phone directories are now out extra copies are available hd and co Donnelly.
Township annual meeting and elections will he held on Mar 8th at various locations. Most voting is from 5-8 p.m. with meetings at 4 p.m. check with your local county auditor office for specific meeting places and times
The Donnelly city council and rendsville 4—h will meet in Donnelly at the city hall and St. John’s Lutheran church on Mar 7th at 7 p.m.
Death notices: none
Celebrations: Lacey Jo Fahl and Brian Luke Harstad of Morris are happy to announce they are engaged to be married on October 15, 2016, at the West Pomme Lodge near Morris, Minnesota. Parents of the couple are Sherri and Jonathan Fahl of Benson, Minnesota, and Jane and Gordon Harstad of Morris.
Tiger gymnastics: The Tigers were honored as the STATE GYMNASTICS CLASS 'A' ACADEMIC TEAM CHAMPION for 2016. The Team GPA Average is an impressive 3.960.
Knight wrestling: in the section 6A individual tournament Keaton Long won first place at 145 lbs., and is wrestling in the state tournament, this weekend in St. Paul.
Xavier running hawk is a member of The Morris youth wrestling team that won another tournament in New London Spicer recently
FFA officers Becca Holland Jonna Moser, Savannah Aanerud ,Savannah also received region 3 sec other awards she won include being part of the ag communications team that placed 2nd at the state convention and first in the regional cde in extemporaneous speaking and will compete at the state level Beth Holland earned an American decree at nationals her sister Becca ,Savannah and Jonna competed in proficiency areas at completed applications and then interviewed at the regional level they placed first and will advance to the state, Becca and Jonna will receive state degrees this spring
Mark Koepke and I were among those who attended the visitation for Alice Jaeck at the Pederson funeral home on Feb 18th. His foster Dad used to work for her foster son Harvard Jaeck at the Donnelly co-op
Past week: visitation and funeral for Todd Hovendick at funeral home and GSLC, “stork bus” fundraiser at Pizza Ranch, Lenten services at Gs.