Thursday, June 22, 2017

Donnelly news

June 24th-June 30th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to especially welcome my new readers in the Hancock area.
Weather news it has been cooler this week and we have had a few rain showers, crops look very good
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are: June 25th at St John’s, June   28th and July 2nd at Kongsvinger. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
There will be an Independence Day celebration on July 4th at Kongsvinger, starting at 11:30 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a potluck dinner. Everyone welcome
The newest member of Kongsvinger is Phebe Joy Oelke (Joe and Jessica (Bergstrom)) who was baptized on June 10th
Brad Searle and Crystal Henrichs were married on June 17th at West Pomme De Terre Lodge
GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m., will continue until fall
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year
Other church news: ST. John’s Lutheran rural Starbuck will have their annual ice cream social on June 25th starting at 11 a.m. free will donation
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a hog roasted meal fundraiser for the Cancer Relay for Life on the Assumption lawn today (Sat). from 4 – 8 p.m. Free will offering,
Community news:  the city council will meet at 4 p.m. on July 1st at city hall in Donnelly
On July 3rd, from 3:45-4 P.M, the bookmobile will be in town on Main Street, and at 7 P.M., the Rendsville 4-h and the firemen will at St. John’s and at the fire hall
Death notice Lucille "Lucy" Ann Krupke Heil of Hancock passed away on June 14th survivors include her granddaughter Ann (Brian) Erdahl and their family of Morris, Brian is a former Donnelly area resident
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting on June 12th as we continue planning for the bee. Our tri-feature next yr. will be Cockshutt, Oliver, and Moline. This year’s show is August 26th and 27th and the feature is Allis. Posters and buttons should be out in about a month. Also look for an ad about the bee, on the back of your Willie’s Super Valu register slips soon too.

Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and threshing bee queen will be accepted from July 1st-15th, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492

The threshing bee royalty were part of the parades in Chokio (community picnic) and Kensington (Runestone Days) on June 10th and 18th.

Past week, visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Morris, Runestone Days activities in Kensington, Ardeth Larson visitation at funeral home, little league games, bible study at Gs

Thursday, June 15, 2017

donnelly news

June 17th-23rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to esp. welcome my new readers in the Hancock area.
Weather news Last week was very hot; this week has seen some severe weather in the area with several reports of tornadoes in the area on Tuesday evening.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are: June  18th,  28th at Kongsvinger, June 25th at St John’s. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
The newest member of Kongsvinger is Phebe Joy Oelke (Joe and Jessica (Bergstrom)) who was baptized on June 10th
Our services will be broadcast on June 18th at 11 a.m. on KMRS sponsored by the Lawrence Erdahl family
GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m., will continue until fall
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year
Other church news: ST. John’s Lutheran rural Starbuck will have their annual ice cream social on June 25th starting at 11 a.m. free will donation
Assumption _Morris will have a family picnic today (Saturday) at Pomme de Terre park, Morris. 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. more info call the church office
Saturday June 24th from 4 – 8pm the Knights will be hosting a hog roasted meal fundraiser for the Cancer Relay for Life on the Assumption lawn. Free will offering,
Jam with Jesus at 1st-Morris June 20th at 5 pm
Bethany Barnett will be sharing about her new book and their ministries in Ireland  June 22nd 7pm at Morris Library, sponsored by Morris community church
Community news:  The bookmobile will be in town on June 19th on Main Street from 3:45-4 P.M.
The firemen will meet at fire hall at 7 P.M. on June 19th at the fire hall
The Donnelly Rod and Gun club will hold their annual fishing tournament on June 18th at Pomme De Terre Lake public access starting with registration at 9 a.m., followed by their annual picnic about midafternoon. For more info call 808-3490 or 287-2070

Death notice Kaj Christensen, of, Mandan ND passed away on June 13th survivors include his nieces Karen (Richard) Johnson, Morris Mona (John) Dickey, of Donnelly
Postseason accolades continue to roll in for University of Minnesota, Morris senior Chandler Erickson. He was named to two All-Region squads on Tuesday, May 23, including a d3baseball.com First Team All-Midwest selection. He was also picked as an ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-Midwest Region selection.
Dr. Pat Burke was recently given the Earnst Strube award from Pheasants forever at their annual banquet
The threshing bee royalty summer parade season continued, with the Chokio community picnic parade. on June 10th.
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting on June 12th as we continue planning for the bee. Our tri-feature next yr. will be Cockshutt, Oliver, and Moline. This year’s show is August 26th and 27th and the feature is Allis. Posters and buttons should be out in about a month. Also look for an ad about the bee, on the back of your Willie’s super valu register slips soon too.
Former Donnelly area resident Howard Kruize has retired from the ministry.   He and his wife Meredith are moving to Green Bay Wis.

Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. in Morris, Rusc garden gala at Pomme De Park, fedtel annual meeting at Mahs, Chokio community picnic events, ice cream social at Inhered Lutheran church rural Starbuck, ice cream social in Donnelly, Marylyn Hagen committal services at Kongsvinger, Pioneerland band festival in Benson

Thursday, June 8, 2017

donnelly news

June 10th-16th

Welcome to part 2 of the graduation edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: the past week has felt very summer like with highs in the upper ‘80’s. Most fields are planted and crops are up. Some low spots being planted ,and some haying is taking place
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evenings are at 7 P.M. Upcoming services are :June 11th ,at ST. John’s; June 14th.and 18th ,at Kongsvinger . A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
Vacation bible school will be held on June 12-15th 3-6:30 pm at St. John’s. Walk in’s welcome ,contact the parish office for more details

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m.
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year

Community news: Donnelly community club will meet on June 12th about 8:30 P.M. at the community hall
The bookmobile will be in town on June 19th on Main Street from 3:45-4 P.M.
The firemen will meet at fire hall at 7 P.M. on June 12th and 19th at the fire hall



Committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marilyn Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly


The threshing bee royalty started their summer parade season with the Cyrus day’s parade in Cyrus, on June 3rd
Brooke Gillespie has been named an honorable mention to the West Central Tribune’s All-Area Team in softball.
Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl Anderson at her apt., Cyrus day activities, Grad reception for Jessaline Backer in Graceville, watched  little league games at Wells Park
Higher Ed grads

Chandler Erickson (Dean and Jeri)  (UMM )
Mark Dunn (Lowell and Sandra )(Lake Area Tech institute) (Watertown)
Hannah Lee Casselton (Cindy and late Rusty) (Concordia St. Paul,)
Jana Loher (Jerry, Jody Loher) (Dickinson state )(ND )

As far as I know except for a few track athletes all tiger athletes are done for the year.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

donnelly news

June 3rd -9th

Welcome to part 1 of the graduation edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: the first part of Memorial Day weekend was sunny and nice, the second part cold and windy. There are still a fair number of fields to be planted yet.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evenings are at 7 P.M. Upcoming services are on June 4th at Kongsvinger, June 11th ;at ST. John’s: June 14th.at Kongsvinger. A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services start on June 7th at 7 p.m. and continue through the end of June
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year

Community news:  On June 5th the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main Street from 3:45-4 p.m.; the Herman Red Hats meet at AJ's in Herman at 9 a.m. Please bring photo of your dad 

Raising up Stevens County Kinship’s” Growing Kids and Kinship Garden Gala and patio dedication” will be held at the Pomme de Park, on June 8th from 5-7:30 p.m.

City council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m.in the city hall
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Stacy Fussy, bride-to-be of Justin Koehntop, from 10 a.m. to noon today (Saturday) at the Morris Eagles Backroom. Everyone is welcome. His parents are Dan and Jeanne Koehntop of Donnelly, Tom and Kelly Classen of Chokio, his grandmother is Lois Koehntop of Donnelly



Committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marilyn Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly


Tiger track :subsection 21 :boys (1st )200 m Brady Cardwell (14th )discus (6th )4x100 relay team (1st) Levin Strand was a member of that team ;girls( 2nd )800 m Savannah Aanerud( 6th )she was also part of the 4x800 M relay team that finished 3rd ;600 m Isabelle Fynboh (9th  )
Tiger trapshooting: week 4 Brady Cardwell (47)
High School graduates: (upper Ed next week)
Unless otherwise indicated all grads are from Morris Area H.S.
Mason Dunn (Lowell and Sandra)
Makayla Mau (Maynard and Lori)
Levin Strand, (Jason and Jodi)
Dakota Lupke, (Alan and Mary Uphoff)
Morgan Biesterfeld, (Walt and Kathi)
Wyatt Vavra, (Vilem and Laurie)
TaJara Kill (Jeremiah Kill)
Brooke Gillespie, (Curt and Judy) (Chokio-Alberta)
Savannah Aanerud, (Heather and Andy) (Century Farm Academy)
Past week: visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt. graduation exercises at MAHS, visiting Iver Aal at the Barret care center, grad reception for Kalley Hottovy at her home, Memorial Day services at Morris armory, bible study at GS w/Eystad’s; LL game at UMM;BBB at Met Lounge. I also spent time Saturday decorating graves in the area and Mon went to Hancock to see the trails for transplant riders go through the area



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Thursday, May 25, 2017

donnelly news

May 27th-June 2nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, I have decided to wait until next week for my annual grad issue


Weather news most of the last week has been cloudy, cool and rainy ,I talked to a former neighbor on Sunday he said they had only one field to put in yet, see some crops are already up

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule starts May 28th with joint services at St.  John’s at 10 a.m.; continues on May 31st at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger, and June 4th at Kongsvinger.  A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, the po in Donnelly, or from the parish office

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services start on June 7th at 7 p.m.
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year to ensure a t-shirt sign up by May 29th

Community news:  On June 5th the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.,

Herman Red Hats meet June 5th, at 9 a.m. at AJ's in Herman. Please bring photo of your dad 

RUSC Kinship Growing Kids and Kinship Garden Gala and patio dedication will be held at the Pomme de Park on June 8th from 5-7:30 p.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet the Morris museum June 1st at 1:30 p.m. note change of location from previous meetings. More info 585-6435
City council meets on June 3rd at 4 p.m.
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Stacy Fussy, bride-to-be of Justin Koehntop, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3, at the Morris Eagles Backroom. Everyone is welcome. His parents are Dan and Jeanne Koehntop of Donnelly, Tom and Kelly Classen of Chokio, his grandmother is Lois Koehntop of Donnelly


Death notices: Edna Mae Niss of Wheaton passed away on May 20th; survivors include her niece Linda (Dick) Wente of Donnelly and their family.
Committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marilyn Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly


Tiger track :west central conference: boys and girls 2nd  boys: Brady Cardwell (100 m) 16th, girls: Savannah Aanerud (800 m) 7th ;Ortonville :boy and girls 1st; Brady Cardwell (100 m) 6th; girl’s ;Savannah Aanerud (800 m) 3rd
Tiger Soft ball team west Central conference champs: Brooke Gillespie is a member of that team
Tiger trap shooting: Brady Cardwell earned his first 25-straight patch on Saturday, May 13.
Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt.; services for Jim Weinreis at WWV, birthday party for Helen Peterson at Buddies Bar and Grill, lefse dragen in Starbuck; visit to Donna Frank, Norm and Ramona Olsen in their homes, Agralite annual meeting- Benson, Bible study at GS (w/Eystads) and BBB at the Met Lounge



Thursday, May 18, 2017

donnelly news

May 20th-26th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,

Note I will have my annual graduation list in next week’s Column. If you have a graduate you want me to recognize especially from higher Ed let me know

Weather news: it has been sunny and mild most of the week, although as I am writing this Wednesday it has been raining most of the day, farmers are busy making up for lost time in getting crops in

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: On May 21st, the graduates from our parish will be recognized during a brunch at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. and at services at 11 a.m.

The summer schedule starts May 28th with joint services at St.  John’s at 10 a.m. continues on May 31st at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger, June 4th at Kongsvinger.  A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, the po in Donnelly, or from the parish office

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services start on June 7th at 7 p.m.

Community news:  On May 22nd the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.,

Herman Red Hats meet June 5th, at 9 a.m. at AJ's. Please bring photo of your dad 

RUSC Kinship Growing Kids and Kinship Garden Gala and patio dedication will be held at the Pomme de Park on June 8th from 5-7:30 p.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet the Morris museum June 1st at 1:30 pm note change of location from previous meetings. More info 585-6435

Death notices: committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marylin Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly

Former Donnelly area resident Joann (Frank) Christianson of Lakeville passed away on May 13th, her funeral is at 1 pm on May 22nd at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, MN.
Tiger track: true team at Holdingford girls (3rd) Savanah Aanerud 1600 m (18th) and was part of the 4x800 m relay team (2nd) Wcc meet tiger boys and girls 2nd

Tiger trapshooting Brady Cardwell (45) Kallen Erdahl (39) Makayla Mau (23)

Joe  Oelke and Jessica Bergstrom were married in Barrett on May 13th

Cork Loge was recognized for 30 yrs. of service to Morris area schools

Chandler Erickson first team all-conference team in the Upper Midwest athletic conference in baseball

MaKenzie Smith has been named a Butch Raymond Scholarship recipient by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Brooke Gillespie was named to the National Honor Society at Chokio-Alberta H.S.

Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl to wish her a happy mother’s day, Hancock rummage sales, UMM graduation, Grant co fair fundraiser in Herman, Syttende Mai celebration at First Morris







Thursday, May 11, 2017

donnelly news

May 13th-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, I want to wish my mom a happy mother’s day in heaven

Weather news: as they say in Minnesota if you do not like the weather, wait it will change been true in the last week as we went from snow on May 1st to 80 degrees a few days later. Needless to say farmers are very busy in the fields making up for lost time getting their crops in.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: youth club will meet on May 17th St. John's at 4 p.m.
The graduates from our parish will be recognized during a brunch at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. and at services at 11 a.m. on May 21st; anyone in the parish who has a graduate this year please let the parish office ASAP so they can be recognized then.
The summer schedule starts May 28th and ends on Sept 3rd. A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, the po in Donnelly, or from the parish office
Community news: The Rockin C ranch of rural Donnelly will have a special promotion on May 14th, all mothers get in free
On May 15th the Donnelly fire department will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
On May 22nd the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.,
Death notices: Marie Elizabeth Kne of Brainerd passed away on May 5th. Survivors include her daughter Sue (Rev. Mike) Nelson of Donnelly.
Former Donnelly area resident Keith Henrichs of Milaca passed away on May 4th. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Shirley Heinrich of Donnelly
Former Donnelly resident Jim Weinreis of Morris passed away on May 8th his memorial service is May 19th at the West Wind Village
A daughter Phebe Joy, was born to Jessica Bergstrom of Donnelly and Joe Oelke on May 3rd, her grandmother is Becky Bergstrom of Donnelly, her great grandmother is Irene strand of Morris
Tiger track :Little Croix meet :boys (5th )100 m Levin Strand (15th ) ;was part of the 4x100 relay team (that finished third; Girls :(3rd )100 m Islande Speer (40th   ); Savannah Aanenurd was part of 4 x 800m relay team finished third; Breckinridge  meet boys (3rd )200 m Brady Cardwell (7th )Micah Aanerud (17th ) ;Girls (1st) ;100M Islande Speer (16th )800 m Savannah Aanerud (4th  )she was part of the 4x800 relay team that finished first; Density Pollard throws (31st )  discus (36th ) true team at Holdingford Savannah 1600m (first)

The Donnelly community club had another lengthy meeting on May 8th as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events reminder the bee is Aug. 26 and 27th this year’s feature is Allis Chalmers
Past wk. st co gen soc. mtg at library, visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. ,Nat day of prayer at Morris e free church, Morris lumber’s tour of home, egg bake fundraiser breakfast at gslc (w/Eystads) steve fults visitation at funeral home and funeral at Assumption Morris, bible study at Gs (w/Eystads)











Thursday, May 4, 2017

donnelly news

May 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,

Weather news: Although we have had a few nice days in the past week, it has mainly been cold & wet with some rain and even snow on Monday a.m. It sounds like a broken record but I still have yet to see any evidence of widespread field work anywhere I have traveled
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: Baccalaureate Sunday is May 21st anyone in the parish who has a graduate this year please let the parish office ASAP so they can be recognized then
The S.S. kids will be singing during services at ST. John’s at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School will be held at 9:45 a.m. at ST. John’s note change of location

GSLC News: There will be a vote on May 7th to add a steeple to the church, Weekly bible study has resumed every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church. The church is looking for part-time secretary contact the church at 585-6868 for more information
Other church news:  Southwest MN Women of the ELCA will meet today (Saturday) at Gloria Die Lutheran church Redwood Falls starting with registration at 8 a.m.

Community news: The Rockin C ranch of rural Donnelly will open up again on May 7th and be open every Sunday through October. Special promotion on May 14, all mothers get in free

On May 8th the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m., the community club will meet at the community hall and the firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 P.M.
The city council will meet today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall-Donnelly
Wags whiskers and wine sponsored by the Stevens County Humane society today (Saturday) at Old #1 Southside starting with social hour at 6 p.m.
Death notices: Betty Elkhart of Calif. Passed away on May 1, 2017, survivors include her brother Jim (Lou) Eystad of Donnelly
Donnelly area resident Steve Fults died on May 3rd, his funeral is Mon a.m. at Assumption Morris
Congratulations to Andy Brevig on receiving a lifetime achievement award from the 7th district Republican Party for his outstanding work as a member of the Stevens County Republican Party.
Savannah Aanerud First place in Discussion meet in Extemporaneous speaking at the State FFA Convention

Zachary Dennis Kieffer was born on April 24, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Beth and Josh Kieffer of Morris.  Zachary weighed 6 pounds 9.2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Dennis Kieffer and Bev Clausen-Kieffer from Alexandria and Jeff and Cindy Gulbrandson from Hoffman.  Great-grandparents are Gerry Pashen of Morris, Jim and Pat Lachowitzer of Battle Lake, and Arlene Gulbrandson of Herman/Donnelly area
Tiger trapshooting: reserve week: Brady Cardwell led the boy’s side with 48 targets He also led after week 1, scoring a 44 total
April. 28th I met Pr Aj Kluver from Lwlc-Alex in Glenwood; from there we traveled to Christ the King Lutheran church in Hutchinson for the Augustana District (LCMC) convention. We stayed overnight and attended the “Destination Reformation” event at ST. John’s Lutheran church in Howard Lake. (Rev Angel Scott our former intern pastor at Good shepherd is youth director there) we returned home late Saturday eve.
On April 30th I visited with two former Donnelly area residents Ruth Stand and Marge Sherstad in Alexandria
When I was at the convention in Hutchinson I visited a little with Rev. Paulus Pilgrim, his grandfather Rev Gustav Pilgrim was pastor at St. J Donnelly and other churches in the area for 40 years.
Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl Anderson in her apt. birthday supper with friends at detoy’s, musings & music of Martian Lutheran at LWLC-ALEX visit with Rosie Hanson in her apt. in Alex, bible study at Gs w/Eystads, visit to Sam J at his house in Donnelly, helped with naps ,Vikings tailgate party at Big Cat, BBB at Met lounge








Thursday, April 27, 2017

donnelly news

April 29th –may 5th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,
Weather news: a nice weekend has given way to a cold and rainy week so far have not seen any evidence of widespread field work, saw North Dakota had some snow over the weekend and we may get some this weekend too.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: Baccalaureate Sunday is May 21st anyone in the parish who has a graduate this year please let the parish office ASAP so they can be recognized then 
Women’s book club will meet on May 1 at 1:30 P.M. at Jeanne Ennen’s home note change of date
Gslc news: there will be a special meeting on April 30th to discuss options for adding a steeple to the church the vote will be on May 7th
The church is looking for part-time secretary contact the church at 585-6868 for more information
Kobert Evink is the newest members of Gs he was baptized on April 23rd
Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages continues every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Met Lounge
Southwest MN Women of the ELCA will meet on May 6th at Gloria Die Lutheran church Redwood Falls starting with registration at 8 a.m.
 Destination Reformation will be held at St John’s Lutheran church Howard Lake MN today (Saturday) starting at 9 a.m.
National day of prayer activities will be held at Morris Evangelical Free Church on May 4th with the church open from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. for individual prayer and a worship service at 6 P.M.
Community events: There will be an open house bridal shower at the Kongsvinger parish hall for Crystal Henrichs bride to be of Brad Searle today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-noon her parents are Rollie and Deb, his parents are Lowell and Janet Searle grandmother is Agnes
The Herman red hatters will meet on May 1st at Mai Mexico in Morris at 11 a.m.
The Rockin c ranch of rural Donnelly will open up again on May 7th
On May 8th the Bookmobile will be in town on Main St.-Donnelly from 3:45-4 p.m., the community club will meet at the community hall and the firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 P.M.
The Rendsville 4-h will meet on May 1st at 7 p.m. at St. John’s-Donnelly
The city council will meet on May 6th at 4 p.m. at city hall-Donnelly
The Stevens county Genealogical society will meet on May 4th at 1:30 p.m. at the library. More info 585-6435
Wags whiskers and wine sponsored by the Stevens County Humane society May 6th at Old #1 Southside starting with social hour at 6 p.m.
Ladies ducks unlimited at the old #1 Southside on May  3rd starting with social hour  at 5P.M. more info contact Muriel Cardwell,815-4422 or Judy Johnson 287-1431
Death notices: none
As many of you heard my aunt Pearl A. Anderson fell in her apartment last wk. and spend a couple days in the hospital thankfully she did not break any bones and came home last Friday, I visited her last Saturday she is doing ok.
Congratulations to Andy Brevig on receiving a lifetime achievement award from the 7th district Republican Party for his outstanding work as a member of the Stevens County Republican Party.
Brooke Gillespie made the senior honor roll at Chokio-Alberta H.S. She was also part of Tiger softball team that finished 2nd in its own tournament on April 22nd
Chandler Erickson of the cougar BB team was named Upper Midwest athletic conference player of the week earlier this week
Tiger track: Minnewaska meet; girls 2nd 400 m Islande Speer 2nd  ,was part of the 4x100 relay team that finished first 800 Savannah Aanerud 8th was part of the 4 x 800 m relay team that finished 8th  ,boys (1st) 200 m Brady cardwell  800 M (11th),discus (13th) Micah Aanerud( 19th  )Levin Strand was part of the  4x 100, and 4x200 M relay teams that  finished first  ;long jump Micah  Aanerud 19th
Savannah Aanerud First place in Discussion meet in Extemporaneous speaking at the State FFA Convention

Past week: visit to Geesien Kill and Irene Strand in their apartments at Heritage apartments. St J spring fling, Mitch Kendall memorial archery shoot at Niemackl Lake Park, community dinner at faith-Morris, bbb at the met Lounge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

donnelly news



Apr.22nd-28th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,

Weather news: a nice weekend has given way to a cold and rainy week so far have not seen any evidence of widespread field work, although I have heard of a few farmers planting wheat.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: St. John’s spring fling is today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., cradle roll sun and adopted grandparent Sunday is on April 23rd during Sunday school
Gslc news: deadline to return the options for women fundraiser baby bottles is April 23rd
Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will return on April 26th at 7 p.m. at the Met Lounge
Glacial ridge conference of the WELCA will meet on April 24th at Glenwood Lutheran-Glenwood starting with registration at 4 p.m.
SW MN women of the ELCA will meet on May 6th at Gloria Die Lutheran church Redwood Falls starting with registration at 8 a.m.
The ABC sale at Zion-Morris is April 27th 3-6 p.m. and April 28th 2-5 p.m.
Augustana district (LCMC) will have their annual meeting on April 28th starting at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran church Hutchinson. Destination Reformation will be held at St John’s Lutheran church Howard Lake MN on April 29th starting at 9 a.m.


Community events: There will be Open house bridal shower at the Kongsvinger parish hall for Crystal Henrichs bride to be of Brad Searle on April 29th from 10 a.m.-noon her parents are Rollie and Deb, his parents are Lowell and Janet Searle grandmother is Agnes

The Herman red hatters will meet on May 1 at Mai Mexico in Morris at 11 a.m.
The Mitch Kendiel Memorial Archery shoot at Neimackl Park is on April 22 & 23rd starting at 8 a.m. both days the park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman on Hy. 9
The Rockin c ranch of rural Donnelly will open up again in early May
The Bookmobile will be in town on April 24th on Main St.-Donnelly from 3:45-4 p.m.
The Rendsville 4-h will meet on May 1st at 7 p.m. at St. John’s-Donnelly
The city council will meet on May 6th at 4 p.m. at city hall-Donnelly
The Stevens county Genealogical society will meet on May 4th at 1:30 p.m. at the library. More info 585-6435

Wags whiskers and wine sponsored by the Stevens County Humane society May 6th at Old #1 Southside starting with social hour at 6 p.m.
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Pam (Alm) Peterson of Buffalo MN passed away on April 13th survivors include her cousin Lou Eystad of Donnelly. Her parents were the late Parnell and Marlys Alm of Donnelly
Colleen Spittle of Elbow Lake passed away on April 19th her husband Sid was co-op manger in Donnelly for many years

Girls track tiger invite girls (first); Savannah Aanerud 1600 m (8th) and was part of the 4x800 m team that finished third, Islande Speer was part of the 4x100 relay team that finished first; boys (first) Levin Strand was part of the 4x100 m relay team that finished 2nd and 4x200 m relay team that placed first

FFA awards:  Savanah Aanerud Morris area FFA star in Ag placement, Sam Greiner outstanding Jr. Award, Justus Moser outstanding 8th grader



Past week: Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services at GSLC, Easter services at GS and Kongsvinger a visit to my aunt Peal in the eve to wish her a Happy Easter, lunch w/PR. AJ in Alex, visit to Harold Rippe in Glenwood en route home, Pam Peterson funeral at Pedersen funeral home, rummage/bake sale and supper at Faith _Morris

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Apr.15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,
Weather news: other than some light rain sun and cool temperatures on Sunday most of rest of week has been mostly sunny and nice. Saw one farmer in the field on my way to Hoffman last week heard there was some work going on south of Morris on Highway 59
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  Easter Sunday (April 16th) services at St. John’s at 8:30 a.m.; Kongsvinger at 11 a.m.; no Sunday school
 St. John’s spring fling April 22nd from 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the church, the church councils meet on April 19th at 7p.m. at Kongsvinger (note change of date)the  youth club meets on April 19th from 4-6 p.m. at St John’s ;cradle roll sun and adopted grandparent Sunday  is on April 23rd during Sunday school at Kongsvinger
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Easter Sunday services at 9 a.m. followed by an Easter brunch
Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will return on April 26th at 7 p.m. at the Met
Lounge-Morris
Faith-Morris’s semi-annual rummage sale is on April 19th from 4-7p.m.
Glacial ridge conference of the Women of the ELCA will meet on April 24th at Glenwood Lutheran starting with registration at 4 p.m.
Community events: There will be two Open house bridal showers at the Kongsvinger parish hall. First one is for Jessica Bergstrom (her parents are Becky and the late Charlie; grandmother is Irene Strand) bride to be of Joe Oelke today (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. The second one is for Crystal Henrichs bride to be of Brad Searle on April 29th from 10 a.m.-noon
On April 17th the firemen meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m. The bookmobile is in town on Main Street on April 24th from 3:45 pm- 4pm
Someplace safe’s –Morris benefit race today (Saturday) at Pomme De Park starting with registration at 8 a.m.
Stevens County’s habit for humanity pork chop supper will be held at the Morris legion starting at 4:30 p.m. on April 20th  Free will offering
The annual Mitchell Kleindl Memorial Archery shoot, will be held at Neimackl Park on April 22nd and 23rd starting at 8 am both days. The park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman
Death notices: Howard Norman of Alex passed away on April 2nd survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Joan Kopel of Alex


Islande Speer was part of the Morris Junior Olympic volley ball team that won the championship at SW Minn. State in Marshal.
Girls track: LPV meet :the 4x100 relay,4x200 relay 4x400 relay team all took first, the 4x800 relay team took 2nd,100 m dash Islande Speer 100 M (3rd) ,Savannah Aanerud 400 m (5th ) 800 m (4th )triple jump (5th ); boys Brady cardwell 100 m (12th )200 m (6th) discus (9th) Micah Aanerud 400 m (12th)  the boys and girls both won the Morris met on April 1th I will have individual results next week
Donnelly community club held their monthly mtg on April 10th at the community hall. Discussion was held on future years, features, upcoming events i.e. ice cream social, etc. We are always looking for ides and/or suggestion for the bee and/or other events. A reminder that this year’s bee is Aug. 26th and 27th and the feature is Allis


Past week: st co gen soc. mtg at library, Morris co-op annual mtg hotel 200,metal to money sale Hoffman ,pioneer power tr. show Viking plaza Alex ,dfd fish fry Donnelly , Darrell Gulbrandson visitation Hoffman, pope co expo, Minnewaska h.s ,st co pork producers supper old # 1cina pow-wow, umm Pe center ,confirmation services at Gs, someplace safe Belgian waffle fundraiser, community club mtg Donnelly, evangelism cmte mtg at gslc 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

donnelly news


Apr. 8th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,
Weather news: There have been some fairly nice temps here the past week, have not seen any sign of fieldwork yet. When I was on the farm I knew when spring fieldwork started by the steady stream of Donnelly co-op vehicles going by my place but no more
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  Holy week services: Palm Sunday (April 9th) joint services at Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. with Sunday school kids singing (services will also be broadcast on the radio at 11 am in memory of Ervin & Leana Smith by Gary & Pat Smith and family.)Maundy Thursday (April 13th) supper/ services at Kongsvinger at 6 p.m. Good Friday (April 14th) pancake supper at 6 p.m.at ST. John’s, services at 7 p.m. at St John's Easter Sunday (April 16th) services at St. John’s at 8:30 a.m.; Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. ;no Sunday school
There are still several dates left to sponsor in 2017 for the KMRS radio broadcast. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office at 246-3211 and reserve your date
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Holy week services: Palm Sunday at 9 a.m. (with confirmation) Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday at 9 a.m.
Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will return on April 26th at 7 p.m. at the Met Lounge
There will be a community ecumenical Good Friday tabernacle service at Assumption Catholic Church on April 14th at 7:30 p.m. featuring a community choir.
Glacial ridge conference of the WELCA will meet on April 24th at Glenwood Lutheran starting with registration at 4 p.m.
Community events: Someplace Safe’s annual Belgian Waffle fundraiser at Old# 1 Southside April 9th from 9am -12:30 p.m.
There will be two Open house bridal showers at the Kongsvinger parish hall. First one is for Jessica Bergstrom (her parents are Becky &and the late Charlie; grandmother is Irene Strand) bride to be of Joe Oelke on April 15th from 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. The second one is for Crystal Henrichs bride to be of Brad Searle on April 29th from 10 a.m.-noon
On April 10th the bookmobile is in town from 3:45-4 p.m. on main St., the firemen meet at the fire hall, and the community club meets at the town hall both at 7 p.m.
the Freddy’s force benefit at Faith on March 18th served about 900 people and raised about $40,000, and, the donkey ball game on March 13th raised about $4,000.
Death notices: Former Donnelly/Herman area resident Darrell Gulbrandson of Alexandra passed away on March 30th his funeral is today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at the Hoffman community center. 

Former Donnelly area resident Les Nelson passed away on April 4th his service is today (Saturday) at Faith Lutheran Morris. Survivors include his nephew Steve (Sue) Nelson of Donnelly, sister former Donnelly area resident Agnes Searle of Morris

Islande Speer was part of the Morris Junior Olympic volley ball team that won the championship in a tournament at UMM on Sunday

Savanah Aanerud is one of the captains of the Tigers girls track team and Dakota Lupke is one of the captains of the boy’s team.  They opened the season at the Marv Meyer invitational at UMM both the boys and girls placed first in the meet. Savannah placed 2nd in the 400 meter dash. Islande Speer was part of the 4x100 relay team that finished 1st. In the boys Levin Strand was part of 4x200 m relay team that took first, was part of the 4 x 100 m team that finished 2nd

Wyatt Verle Busse was born on March 29, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Maggie Wiener and Tyler Busse of Appleton. Grandparents are Al and Jane Wiener of Sauk Centre and Jim and Julie Busse of Appleton.  Great-grandparents are Ray and Joyce Citterman of Ivanhoe, Della Dunn of Donnelly and late Verle & Helen Dunn of Donnelly

Past week: seminar and sale at the Wulf farm, Hancock, John Inman funeral at WWV, meatball supper at Peace Lutheran Barrett, afterwards visited Iver Aal at the Barret Care center, helped with naps at sr. center, Lenten services at Gs.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

donnelly news

Apr. 1st-7th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,

Weather news temperatures warmed up this week making it feel more like spring. One farmer thought they might be in the field in about another week.

St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services conclude on April 5th at St. John’s 7 p.m. with coffee fellowship afterwards

Holy week services: Palm Sunday joint services at Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. with Sunday School kids singing Maundy Thursday services (supper) at Kongsvinger at 6 p.m. good Friday pancake supper at 6 p.m. ,services at 7 p.m. at St John's Easter sun services at 8:30 a.m. Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. no Sunday school

There are still several dates left to sponsor in 2017 for the KMRS radio broadcast. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office at 246-3211 and reserve your date

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Lenten services continue every Wednesday 7 p.m. at the church until April 5th

Our weekly radio program has resumed every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on KKOK 95.7 FM

Holy week services: Palm Sunday at 9 a.m. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7 p.m. Easter sun at 9 a.m.

Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will be on hiatus until after Easter

Attention all Singers!  We are joining others in our community for an ecumenical Good Friday Tenebrae worship service.  Everyone who loves to sing is invited to participate!  Practices will be held at Assumption Church in Morris Sunday evenings at 7:00 P.M., April 2nd, and April 9th.

Community events: The Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual meeting is on April 4th starting at 6 p.m., they are raffling off a fish house, contact any member for a ticket or talk to Craig Awsumb at Super Valu

There will be two Open house bridal showers at the Kongsvinger parish hall. First one is for Jessica Bergstrom bride to be Joe Oelke on April 15th from 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. The second one is for Crystal Henrichs bride to be of Brad Searle on April 29th from 10 a.m.-noon

Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship fundraiser supper today (Saturday) from 3-7 p.m. at the Hancock community center, free will offering, Kurt’s grandfather (Vern) is from Donnelly

The Donnelly fire department fish fry is April 7th at the community hall starting at 4 p.m.

The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on April 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the library

Herman Red Hatters meet April 3rd at 9 a.m. in AJ's in Herman. 

City council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at the city hall in Donnelly
The Rendsville 4-h meets on April 3rd at 7pm at ST. John’s Lutheran church in Donnelly

On April 10th the bookmobile is in town from 3:45-4 p.m. on main St., the firemen meet at the fire hall, and the community club meets at the town hall both at 7 p.m.
The Freddy’s force benefit at Faith on March 18th raised about $40,000, and served about 900 people, the donkey ball game on March 13th raised about $4,000.

Megan Mecklenburg and Patrick Uphoff were married at Morris Evangelical Free Church in Morris on Mar 22nd

Past week Pearl A. Anderson and I attended the don-cop mtg in Donnelly; st Mary’s fish fry at the legion; Stacey Fromm benefit at the armory, services at Lwlc –Alex, soup and sandwich luncheon at our saviors Lutheran church nelson, visit to Erickson petting zoo, osakis, visit with Harold Rippe at this home in Glenwood, with PR. norm and Ramona Olsen at their home near Starbuck.umm college republicans fundraiser at the pizza ranch, wbl ins annual meeting at Minnewaska house



Thursday, March 23, 2017

donnelly news






Mar 25th-31st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,

Weather news although daytime temps have been fairly mild during the past week some strong winds have made it seem colder than it actually was still a few snow piles left to melt away

St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue on March 29th at Kongsvinger and April 5th both at 7 p.m. with coffee fellowship afterwards and alternating between churches each week

There are still several dates left to sponsor in 2017 for the KMRS radio broadcast. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office at 246-3211 and reserve your date``````

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Lenten services continue every Wednesday 7 p.m. at the church

Our weekly radio program has resumed every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on KKOK 95.7 FM

Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will be on hiatus until after Easter
Attention all Singers!  We are joining others in our community for an ecumenical Good Friday Tenebrae worship service.  Everyone who loves to sing is invited to participate!  Practices will be held at Assumption Church in Morris Sunday evenings at 7:00 P.M., April 2nd, and April 9th.

Community events: The Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual meeting is on Apr 5th starting at 6:00 pm., they are raffling off a fish house, contact any member for a ticket or talk to Craig Awsumb at super Valu





The 2017 Runestone telephone association telephone directories are here; copies are available at HD and co in Donnelly, the RTA office in Hoffman, and most banks in their service area

There will be two Open house bridal showers at the Kongsvinger parish hall. First one is for Jessica Bergstrom bride to be Joe Okle on April 15th from 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. The second one is for Crystal Henrichs bride to be of Brad Searle on April 29th from 10 a.m.-noon

Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship fundraiser supper on April 1st from 3-7 p.m. at the Hancock community center, free will offering Kurt’s grandfather is from Donnelly

The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on April 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the library

Herman Red Hatters meet April 3rd at 9 a.m. in AJ's in Herman. 

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Graveside services for former Donnelly area resident Marylyn Hagen will be held on June 5th at Kongsvinger cemetery at 11 a.m.

Former Donnelly resident Dot Wolking recently celebrated her 91st birthday

Past week open house at Pedersen’s imp and Larson farm supply in Herman, KMRS/KKOK spring expo at Lee community center, lion’s pancakes breakfast Freddie Hanson benefit at Faith Lutheran



Thursday, March 16, 2017

donnelly news

Mar 18th-24th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, this issue is dedicated to the memory of my Mom who passed away March 14th 1994
Weather news winter made a return on Sunday with strong winds and several inches of snow. The forecast calls for warmer temperatures this week
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue on March 22nd at St. John’s and March 29th at Kongsvinger both at 7 p.m. with coffee fellowship afterwards and alternating between churches each week
There are still several dates left to sponsor in 2017 for the KMRS radio broadcast. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office at 246-3211 and reserve your date
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Lenten services continue every Wednesday 7 p.m. at the church
Our weekly radio program has resumed every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on KKOK 95.7 FM
Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will be on hiatus until after Easter
There will be a St. Patrick’s Day dinner at Assumption –Morris on March 19th 10:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
~Attention all Singers!  We are joining others in our community for an ecumenical Good Friday Tenebrae worship service.  Everyone who loves to sing is invited to participate!  Practices will be held at Assumption Church in Morris Sunday evenings at 7:00 P.M., March 22nd, April 2nd, and April 9th.
Community events: The Donnelly fire department will meet on March 20th at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
The Donnelly Rod and Gun club is raffling of a fish house, contact any member for a ticket
The 2017 Runestone telephone association telephone directories are here; copies are available at HD and co in Donnelly, the RTA office in Hoffman, and most banks in their service area
There will be a benefit for Freddy Hanson (4 year old son of Pr Mike and Pr Martha Hanson), (grandson of Chuck and Liz Spohr) today (Saturday.) from 4-8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran- Morris. There will be a pulled pork meal (Free will donation); Also a kid’s carnival and silent and live auction.
Donnelly co-op annual meeting will be held on March 23rd starting with a dinner at noon meeting to follow about 1 p.m.
There will be two Open house bridal showers at Kongsvinger. First one is for Jessica Bergstrom bride to be Joe Okle on April 15th from 9:30 a.m-11:30 at the Kongsvinger parish hall. Jessica is the daughter of Becky and (the late Charles Bergstrom of Donnelly granddaughter of Irene Strand of Morris. The second one is for Crystal Henrichs bride to be of Brad Searle on April 29th from 10 a.m.-noon at Kongsvinger. Crystal is the daughter of Rollie and Deb Henrichs. Rollie is a former Donnelly area resident. Brad is the son of Lowell & Jan Searle of Donnelly and grandson of former Donnelly area resident Agnes Searle
Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship fundraiser supper on April 1st from 3-7 p.m. at the Hancock community center, free will offering
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on April 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the library
There will be a double baby shower held for Beth and Josh Kieffer (baby boy), and Sarah and Dustin Sauter from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today (Saturday) at the West Wind Village - Wells Park. Beth is a former Donnelly area resident her parents are Jeff and Cindy Gulbrandson of Hoffman, grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson of the Donnelly/Hoffman area
Donnelly rod and gun club annual meeting on April 4th starting with a meal at 6 pm at the community hall in Donnelly
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Death notices former Donnelly area resident Marylyn Hagen passed away on January 26th graveside services will be held on June 5th at Kongsvinger cemetery at 11 a.m.
Donna Haugen of Milan passed away on March 11th survivors include her sister in law Jeanne (Dale) Ennen of Donnelly and their family
The Donnelly community club had their first regular meeting of the year on March 13th as we start making plans for this year’s bee August 26th and 27th; this year’s feature is Allis Chalmers


Past week visit to aunt Pearl at her apt in Morris, including her son Jody and his wife Colleen Wilke who were up for his sister -in -law’s father’s funeral, Dot Speer funeral in Herman, birthday dinner at Kong visit with Iver Aal at the Barrett care center, Harold Mohegan birthday party in Evansville, visit with Mom’s cousin Ellard Larson in the assisted living facility, visit to Rosie Hanson in her apt in Alex, Lenten services at Gs

Thursday, March 9, 2017

donnelly news

Mar 11th-17th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, this issue is dedicated to the memory of my Mom who passed away March 14th 1994
Weather news this week has featured several days of very strong winds making it feel much colder out than it was temperature wise
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue on March 15th at Kongsvinger and March 22nd at St. John’s both at 7 p.m. with coffee fellowship afterwards and alternating between churches each week
''CELEBRATE YOU"!  KLCW Birthday/Fellowship Dinner on March 12, at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall, beginning about noon (following the 11:00 a.m. worship service).  MEAL IS POTLUCK – please furnish either a hot dish or a salad (and we'll have dessert for you). Come and join in on the fun and fellowship!  All members of the Parish are invited
There are still several dates left to sponsor in 2017 for the KMRS radio broadcast. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office at 246-3211 and reserve your date
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Lenten services continue every Wednesday 7 p.m. at the church
Our weekly radio program will resume soon
Other church news: Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will be on hiatus until after Easter
There will be a St Pat’s day dinner at Assumption –Morris on March 19th 10:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
~Attention all Singers!  We are joining others in our community for an ecumenical Good Friday Tenebrae worship service.  Everyone who loves to sing is invited to participate!  Practices will be held at Assumption Church in Morris Sunday evenings at 7:00 P.M., March 22nd, April 2nd, and April 9th.
Father daughter banquet will be held at the Hosanna worship center-Morris on March 12 at 6 p.m.
Community events: township annual meetings and elections will be held on March 14th check with your town clerk or the county auditor for time and place of your local township meeting/election
The Donnelly Community club and fire department will meet on March 13th at city hall and fire hall at 7 p.m.
The Donnelly Rod and Gun club is raffling of a fish house, contact any member for a ticket
The 2017 Runestone telephone association telephone directories are here; copies are available at HD and co in Donnelly, the RTA office in Hoffman, and most banks in their service area
There will be a benefit for Freddy Hanson (4 year old son of Pr Mike and Pr Martha Hanson), (grandson of Chuck and Liz Spohr) on March 18th from 4-8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran- Morris. There will be a pulled pork meal (Free will donation); Also a kid’s carnival and silent auction. If you would like to help or make a donation you can contact Amy Swanson (287-1867) or sign up at Good Shepherd Lutheran church. He has been diagnosed with cancer
Donnelly co-op annual meeting will be held on March 23rd starting with a dinner at noon meeting to follow about 1 p.m.

Another fundraiser for him is a Donkey basketball games on March 13th at 7 p.m. at the Morris area elementary school gym advance tickets available at Super Valu, the school offices, pizza ranch etc.
Death notices Former Donnelly area resident Dorothea Speer of Morris passed away on March 6th
Loren Lennox of Herman passed away on March 4th, survivors include his daughter Sue (the late Gary) Wilke, of St Cloud, Gary was a former Donnelly resident

Knight wrestling: Keaton Long was part of the team that finished 4th in the sate A wrestling tournament he finished runner up at 152 lbs.
Rob Bisgard won the Steve Larson memorial double dart tournament in Donnelly recently.
Tiger swimming and diving :The 200-yard medley relay team of Dalton Dierks, Levin Strand, Andrew Messner, and Ryan Bowman finished ninth with a time of 2:05.38. Final meet for sr. Levin strand

Past week hdc annual meeting in Herman, visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt in the sunrise apts. Rusc Kinship quarter craze at old # 1 Southside, glacial ridge conf meeting at st J, visited Jim and Lou Eystad at their home in Donnelly, helped with NAPS, Lenten services at Gs.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

donnelly news

Feb 25th-Mar 3rd.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it was cloudy cool and rainy on Monday but otherwise most of the rest of the week  has been sunny and mild; except for snow piles, most of the snow and ice has melted. It was so nice over the weekend that the UMM Cougars actually play a doubleheader of baseball in the cities, unfortunately as I am writing this snow is in the forecast for later this week.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services start on March 1st at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger and continue on March 8th at St John’s, with coffee fellowship afterwards and alternating between churches each week

There are still several dates left to sponsor in 2017 for the KMRS radio broadcast. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office at 246-3211 and reserve your date
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Lenten services start with Ash Wednesday services on March 1st at 7 p.m. at the church, there will be a fundraising supper (scalloped potatoes and ham) beforehand starting at 5:30 p.m., free will offering for the youth trip this summer
Other church news: a Kingdom ball will be held on  March 4th from 6-8 p.m. sponsored by the Morris Evangelical Free Church at the church call 589 2808 for more info on the event
St Mary’s School –Morris: annual auction and dinner will be held today (Saturday) starting at 4 p.m. at the National Guard Amory in Morris.
The West Central Homes annual meeting is February 26th at the Federated Church Morris at 1 p.m.
There will be a Family movie night at Zion Lutheran-Morris on February 26th at 6:30 p.m. (movie is a “surprise”)

Starting March 1st Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will be on hiatus until after Easter
Community events: the Donnelly city council will meet on March 4th at 4:00 p.m. note new day and time
The Rendsville 4-H will meet on February 6th at 7 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran church -Donnelly
The Donnelly Rod and Gun club is raffling off a fish house; contact any member for a ticket
Draw doubles dart tournament in memory of Steve Larson to benefit American Heart association today (Saturday) at The Place to Be in Donnelly starting at 11 a.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society will not meet in March, first meeting of the year will be in April
There will be a benefit for Freddy Hanson (4 year old son of Pr Mike and Pr Martha Hanson), (grandson of Chuck and Liz Spohr) on March 18th from 4-8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran- Morris. There will be a pulled pork meal (Free will donation). There will also be a kid’s carnival and silent auction. If you would like to help or make a donation you can contact Amy Swanson (287-1867) or sign up at Good Shepherd Lutheran church. He has cancer
Open house for Megan Mecklenburg bride to be of Patrick Uphoff on March 4th 2-4 p.m. at Faith-Morris
Raising Up Stevens County's 2nd annual quarter Kraze will be held at the Old # 1 Southside in Morris March 4th starting at 2 p.m.
Herman Red Hats will meet March 6th at 11 a.m. at the Hunan Spring Restaurant in Fergus Falls
9-F sportsmen club will have their annual meeting on February 27th at 7 p.m. in the back room of the legion at 7:30 p.m., talk to Craig Awsumb at Super Valu for more info.

Death notices:  funeral arrangements for former Donnelly area resident Marlyn Hagen of Calif. are still pending
Richard DeLong of Benson passed away on February 6th survivors include his brother former Donnelly area resident John Delong of Morris
Gary Carlson of Louisville KY passed away on February 19th survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Barbara (Stahn)
Steve and Chandra Schmitz along with their daughter Shaelyn, are the proud parents and sister, of twin girls. Layla Kay, and Olivia Helen, where born February 16. Grandparents are Jim and Julie Busse of Appleton; Great grandparents are Della Dunn of Donnelly and the late Verle and Helen Dunn.

Tiger gymnastics sec 8A tigers 6th;  Savannah Aanerud vault  29th with an 8.3 bars  ;22nd with a 7.65;  floor 27th with a 7.95 ;all around  20th with a 30.60
Knight wrestling: Keaton Long was part of the Knights wrestling team that won the section 6A wrestling title and is headed to the state tournament
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Perfect attendance awards at Morris Area Elementary School included: Addison Chihak (grade 3) Charli Erdahl (grade 4)
Dona Greiner was recently given an award for outstanding commitment to emergency management by the St. Of Mn. department of public safety division of homeland security and emergency Management
Baily Armstrong was named to the honor roll at west central area H.S.
Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt at the west central homes, Dorothy Johrdheim funeral at st j boys/girls bb doubleheader at MAHS, Burmeister visitation at Pedersen funeral home, bbb at met lounge