Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news this issue is dedicated to my Dad who passed away on October 31st 2005 and my aunt Mabel Van Olst who passed away on November 10th 2002
Weather news well it has been a very nice week with very mild temps. Most corn is harvested and fieldwork done although there still a few fields left to get their fall tillage done
St. John’s Kongsvinger news Kongsvinger fall festival is November 20th from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on the menu pork chops baked potatoes, candied carrots, salads etc. tickets available at the door there will also be a bake sale and raffle. In preparation for this leffsa making day # 1 is November 12th at 9 a.m. #2 is November 16th at 4 p.m.
Service times will switch for Sunday November 20 only Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. (with Sunday school kids singing) St John’s at 11 a.m. ss will be at Kongsvinger. Thanksgiving services will be held on November 23rd at 7 p.m. at St John's coffee fellowship to follow no confirmation classes that day
November will be Food Shelf Month. You are invited to bring non-perishable food items with you to worship during the month of November to place in the baskets provided. Please be mindful of expiration dates on items you donate. Financial contributions are also welcome and may be left at the Parish Office! Thank you for what you are able to share with those in need.
**Hat and Mitten Trees – St. John’s and Kongsvinger will once again be providing Hat and Mitten trees – during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
Tickets for St. John’s “where’s the beef dinner” raffle are now available from any St John's members the drawing will be held on Dec. 4th at 9:30 a.m.
GSLC news THE GS ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON November 20th following services, a pot luck dinner will follow
Thanksgiving Eve services on November 23rd at 7 p.m. at the church
Operation Christmas child boxes are due back on November 13th
Reminder the services are broadcast every Sunday at 10:35 a.m. on KKOK 95.7 FM
Other church news: There will be no more burgers beverages and blessing until next year at the Met Lounge due to church dinners, thanksgiving, advent, Christmas etc.
Most churches in the area will have thanksgiving eve services.
There will be a community thanksgiving meal at Messiah Lutheran church in Hoffman on Nov 13th from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran church -Cyrus is having their annual mission fest on November 19th starting with a silent auction at 5 pm followed by a dinner and music and live auction. Free will donation
Community events: On November 21st the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. Donnelly from 3:45- 4 p.m.,
November 14th and 21st the Donnelly fire dept. will meet at the fire hall
Donnelly area youth group will meet on November 16th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
Donnelly fire Department annual turkey bingo will be held on November 18th starting at 7 p.m. at the Donnelly hall
Former Donnelly area resident Dora Irene (Gudahl) Behrens, of Moorhead, MN passed away on November 3rd.
Happy 75th wedding anniversary to former Donnelly residents Jim and Deloris Weinreis of Morris
Former Donnelly resident Howard A. Larson and Theresa (Vankempen) Larson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary November 6th
Tiger football team is the section 6AAA champions & the Tiger volleyball team is the section 6AA champs several Donnelly area kids are on both teams & Judy Gillisepe is the ast vb coach
Kirby Sayles and Alissa Melberg were married on October 15th at Kongsvinger
Election results for Donnelly Dale Ennen mayor Jacob Eystad, Gordy Lea and Howard Kill council members
Past week open house birthday party for Eliane PUHL and golden wedding aniv for Monroe and Cheryl (Armstrong) Estenson visits to friends at wwv & heritage apt, meatball supper at Faith-Morris tiger pep fest at elementary gym