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

donnelly news


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

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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

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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


Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Feb 11th-17th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  After a sunny mild day on Sunday it has cooled off some this week.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  the Kongsvinger service will be broadcast on KMRS on February 19th at 11 a.m. in memory of Verle Dunn sponsored by his family. It will also be adopted grandparent Sunday during Sunday school.
Lenten services start on Mar 1st at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger

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: there will a tubing event at Andes towers Hills on February 19th. Meet at Andes at 3:15 p.m., Ash Wednesday services on Mar 1st at 7 pm at the church
Other church news: “Knight out” sponsored by the Morris Evangelical Free church today (Saturday) from 6-8 p.m. at the Lee community center, they are also sponsoring a Kingdom ball March 4th 6-8 p.m. call 589 2808 for more info on either event
St Mary’s School –Morris: annual auction and dinner will be held on February 25th; 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”)
Community events: The Donnelly city council will now meet the first Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. starting in March on a trial basis for the next 6 months
The Donnelly Fire department will meet on February 19th at 7 pm at the fire hall
The Donnelly Rod and Gun club is raffling of a fish house, contact any member for a ticket

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
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
The post office will be closed on Feb 19th for president’s day

Death notices:  funeral arrangements for former Donnelly area resident Marlyn Hagen of Calif. are still pending
Dorothy (Frank) Johrdhiem of Donnelly passed away on February 14th her funeral is today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at St John’s – Donnelly
Robert J. Leuty, of El Cajon, CA passed away on Feb 1st survivors include his niece Karen (Charles) Long of Donnelly /Herman area and other family members in the area
Tiger gymnastics Savannah Aanerud: 10th on Bars with a new personal best of 8.25, 7th on Beam with a new personal best of 9.1, 7th on Floor, 5th in All-Around with a new personal best of 34.7
Brooke Gillisepe was named to the honor roll at Chokio-Alberta H.S.
Knight wrestling: Keaton Long was part of the Knights wrestling team that won the Park Region conference tournament and the Dr. Busian invitational at Morris; where he won the championship  at 152 lbs. He also ranked 6th in the state individually in the latest edition of the Guillotine Magazine rankings
Tiber wrestling: Brady Cardwell part of the team that finished 3rd in Dr. Busian tournament held in Morris he finished 4th at 152 pounds He was also named to the West Central Conference all -conference team
Tiger swimming and diving western regional finals: Levin Strand was part of the 200 medley relay that finished 7th and he finished 7th in the 100 breast. Lee Eystad finished 15th in the 50 free and 100 free and was part of the 400 free relay that finished 11th ;Lee and Levin were part of the 200 free relay that finished 7th
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
The Donnelly community club had their annual meeting at the community hall in Donnelly on February 13th. Two directors were reelected to the board. It was another good year for the bee and the community club. Next mtg is March 13th at 7 p.m. at the hall. Reminder that this year’s bee is August 26th and 27th and the feature will be Allis Chalmers. Anyone with suggestions or ideas for it or any other community club sponsored activity is encouraged to share it with the club if you did not make it to the mtg but would like to join you can send your dues to the Donnelly Community club ,Donnelly Minn. 56235
Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl at the west central homes, st co rep convention, Schs annual meeting, BBB at the met lounge


Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Feb 11th-17th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: last week the ground hog predicted we are going to have 6 more weeks of winter this year; it appears his prediction will be true with some of the coldest temps in about a month and some light snow this week.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  youth group tubing event February 12th at 3 p.m. at Andes
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 Shepard news: thanks to everyone who participated in the fund raiser for the Ronald McDonald house on January 29th we raised about $2500 for it
Other church news: Valentine’s Day Tea Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the First Lutheran Fellowship Hall
“Knight out” sponsored by the Morris Evangelical Free church on February 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Lee community center, they are also sponsoring a Kingdom ball March 4th 6-8 p.m. call 589 2808 for more info on either event
Community events: On February 13th the bookmobile will be in town on Main Street at 3:45-4 p.m., the firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m. and the Donnelly community club will have their annual meeting staring with a meal at 6:30 p.m. at the community hall. If unable to attend you can send your dues to the Donnelly Community Club, Donnelly MN. 56235
Stevens County Historical Society will have their annual meeting on February 12th at the Old # 1 Southside beginning with social hour at noon, meal at 12:30 p.m.; meeting at 1 p.m. followed by entrainment.
The Donnelly city council will now meet the first Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. starting in March on a trial basis for the next 6 months
Donnelly area youth club meets on February 15th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
The Donnelly rod and gun club is raffling of a fish house, contact any member for a ticket
Death notices:  Ellerd Larsen of Hoffman passed away February 4th he was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Jacobson of Donnelly
Eldren Lichtsinn of Wheaton passed away on February 1st survivors include his granddaughter Kelly (Corey) VanHorn of Morris, Corey is a former Donnelly area resident
Celebrations: JoLette Faye Searle was born on January 22 at Stevens Community Medical Center to Marilyn and Josh Searle of Morris.  JoLette weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.  Grandparents are Jan and Lowell Searle of Donnelly and Ace and Lois Sperr of Morris.  Great-grandparents are Agnes Searle, Laverna Lesmeister, and Bertie Sperr from Morris.
Tiger gymnastics vs. Big Stone Lakes Area: Savannah Aanerud Tied for 4th on Vault, 1st on Bars, Tied for 3rd on Beam, 1st on Floor, Tied for 1st in All-Around. Kate Giese Tied for 4th on Vault, 5th on Beam JV Shannon Kill fifth on vault
Brooke Gillisepe was named to the honor roll at Chokio-Alberta H.S.
Knight wrestling: Keaton Long was the champion at 160 lbs. in the Park Region conference tournament
Tiger swimming & diving vs. Detroit lakes JV Lee Eystad 1st in 50 m free & 100 m free; V Levin Strand 3rd 100 breast, Lee & Levin were part of the 200 free relay team that finished 4th ,Lee was part of the 400 free relay team that finished 6th,Levin was part of the 200 medley team that finished 3rd
Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl at the sunrise apt, visitation for Chester Larson at the Pedersen funeral home, services at st J starbuck, helped out with NAPS at the sr. center, BBB at the met lounge



Thursday, February 2, 2017

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Feb 4th-10th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: we had several days of light rain and snow this week, it has been cool.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:  youth group tubing event February 12th at 3 p.m. at Andes
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 Shepard news: February 5th is food shelf Sunday and new member Sunday  
Other church news: Valentine’s Day Tea Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the First Lutheran Fellowship Hall
There will be a youth super bowl party at faith-Morris on February 12th starting at 5 pm
Community events: On February 6th at 7 p.m. the city council and Rendsville 4-H will meet at city hall and St. John’s
On February 13th the bookmobile will be in town on main st at 3:45-4 p.m., the firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m. and the Donnelly community club will have their annual meeting staring with a meal at 6:30 p.m. at the community hall. If unable to attend you can send your dues to the Donnelly community club Donnelly mn
The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th at the Morris Legion at 7 p.m. registration starts at 6:30 p.m.
Stevens County Historical Society will have their annual meeting on February 12th at the Old # 1 Southside beginning with social hour at noon, meal at 12:30 p.m.; meeting at 1 p.m. followed by entrainment.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Megan Mecklenburg, bride-to-be of Patrick Uphoff today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Morris, with a program starting at 10. The couple is registered at Menards, Target, and B Inspired.
Donnelly area youth club meets on February 15th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
Death notices:  Betty Hoyer of Morris passed away on January 19th survivors include her daughter former Donnelly area resident Fran Cin
Chester Larson of Donnelly passed away on January 30th survivors include his wife Gloria, daughters Jane, Cindy, and son Chuck and their families. Many of you will remember him as being part of the Kongsvinger quartet, and custodian at Kongsvinger for more years, then most of us can remember his funeral services are private.
Former Donnelly area resident Marlyn Hagen of Calif. passed away last wk. survivors include his nephews Lyle and Lowell Dunn of Herman/Donnelly area and niece Julie Dunn Busse of Holloway and their families. Funeral arrangements are pending
Marrida A. Bjerke Myron of Elbow Lake passed away on January 27th according to the obit she was teacher and principal in Donnelly in 1954 according to Eliane Overson Stork
Celebrations: Tiger wrestling: West Central Conference tournament: Tigers (5th) Brady Cardwell runner up 152 lbs. (all conference) 160 Dakota Lucas 5th 160 lbs.
JoLette Faye Searle was born on January 22 at Stevens Community Medical Center to Marilyn and Josh Searle of Morris.  JoLette weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.  Grandparents are Jan and Lowell Searle of Donnelly and Ace and Lois Sperr of Morris.  Great-grandparents are Agnes Searle, Laverna Lesmeister, and Bertie Sperr from Morris.
On January 29th I stopped into the Sunrise Apartments to wish my aunt Pearl A. Anderson a belated 91st birthday. Her birthday was January 27th. She says thank you to everyone who sent her a birthday card
Past wk. Gordon Ekberg funeral in Herman, Ronald McDonald house fundraiser at Gs, annual mtg at Kongsvinger; snowmobile races at Page Lake; services at the sunrise apts. with Pr. Mike Nelson bbb at met lounge


Thursday, January 26, 2017

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January 28th-Feb. 3rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Weather news: Weather news: weather this week has been cool & damp. Lot of icy spots around meaning one has to be careful where you walk

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The Kongsvinger annual meeting is on January 29th, about noon following services, followed by a potluck dinner

KMRS radio broadcast dates for 2017 are February 19, April 9, June 18, August 20, October 15, and December 31. The cost to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion is $65.00. 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 news:   There will be a fundraising breakfast (French toast, sausages etc.) on January 29th after services (about 10:30 a.m.) for the Ronald McDonald house proceeds will provide food supplies for the people staying there. Matching funds provided by Thrivent, free will donation The Hanson family is now home (hopefully) for good

Community events: on Feb.6th at 7 pm the city council and Rendsville 4-H will meet at city hall & St. John’s
The bookmobile will be in town on January 30th on main st from 3:45 -4 pm
On February 13th the firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 pm and the Donnelly community club will have their annual meeting starting with a meal at 6:30 pm at the community hall. If unable to attend you can send your dues to the Donnelly community club Donnelly mn

The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th    at the Morris Legion at 7 p.m.

Stevens County Historical Society will have their annual meeting on February 12th at Old #1 Southside beginning with social hour at noon meeting at 1 pm followed by entrainment. Rsvp by Jan 30th to 589-1719

There will be an open house bridal shower for Megan Mecklenburg, bride-to-be of Patrick Uphoff on Saturday, February 4th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 601 Lyndale Ave, Morris, with a program starting at 10. The couple is registered at Menards, Target, and B Inspired.

Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Judy (Sather) Suther of N.J. passed away May 18th 2016 her parents were the former Arne and Hannah Sather of Donnelly.

Betty Hoyer of Morris passed away on January 19th survivors include her daughter former Donnelly area resident Fran Cin

Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics vs. LPGE/Browerville Savannah Aanerud 3rd on Vault, 2nd on Bars, Tied for 3rd on Beam, 4th on Floor, Tied for 2nd in All Around

Knight wrestling vs. LPGE/Browerville and Pierz Keaton Long went 2-0

Tiger swimming: Detroit Lakes triangular: Levin Strand, third in the 100 breast stroke, and was part of the 200 medley that took third ;  vs. Perham Levin placed first in the 100 breast was part of the 200 free relay that finished third 200 medley that finished first

My aunt Pearl A. Anderson celebrated her 91ST birthday on January 27th. You can send her a card at 6 Thomas St. Morris MN. 56267

Jill Loge was recently elected to the board of directors of the Morris area chamber.

Past wk. Mark Koepke and I attended the Twins caravan at the Pizza Ranch, the visitation for Sharon Carlson at the Pedersen funeral home and visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson at her apt. I also took in the Donnelly Rod and Gun club ice fishing derby on Perkins Lake, the indoor sale at heartland Mtrs. Visitation for Betty Hoyer at the funeral home, and RUSC hot dish event at Faith, visitation for Don Larson at St. Charles Catholic Church in Herman and bbb at the met lounge. Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the memorial service for Deloris Weinreis at the WWV.




Thursday, January 19, 2017

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January 21st-27th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after several weeks of bitter cold it has turned nice this week and is supposed to stay nice for the immediate future. Hard winds plus cold temps made last week’s snow very hard and almost impossible to blow at first
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The annual meetings are as follows: St. John’s on January 22nd, at noon following worship services; note change of service times for that day only; Kongsvinger at 8:30 a. m. and St. John’s at 11 a.m. The Kongsvinger meeting is on January 29th, about noon following services, both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner
KMRS radio broadcast dates for 2017 are February 19, April 9, June 18, August 20, October 15, and December 31. The cost to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion is $65.00. 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 news:   There will be a fundraising breakfast (French toast, sausages etc.) on January 29th after services (about 10:30 a.m.) for the Ronald McDonald house proceeds will provide food supplies for the people staying there. Matching funds provided by Thrivent, free will donation co-sponsored by Faith-Morris and Zion Hoffman
The Hanson family is now home (hopefully) for good 
Community events: Raising up Stevens County Kinship is sponsoring a Hot dish cook-off on January 24th at Faith Lutheran Morris starting with entries at 4:30 p.m. meal at 5:00 p.m. tickets available at the door more info about either event call the RUSC office at 585-7872

Donnelly community club annual meeting February 13th

The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th    at the Morris Legion at 7 p.m.
Events today (sat) are the Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual ice fishing tournament will be held on Pomme De Terre (Perkins) Lake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the memorial service for former Donnelly resident Deloris Weinreis is at 1:30 p.m. at the West Wind Village (Villa)
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Judy (Sather) Suther of N.J. passed away May 18th 2016 her parents were the former Arne and Hannah Sather of Donnelly.
Sharon Carlson of Donnelly passed away on January 14th.
Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics vs. Benson/KMS Savannah Aanerud Tied for 2nd on Vault, Tied for 4th on Bars, 5th on Beam, 5th on Floor, 2nd in All-Around Moorhead invitational Tigers  2nd black division Savannah Aanerud 1st Place on Vault, 3rd Place on Beam, 1st Place on Floor, 1st Place in All Around
Knight wrestling Barret triangular Keaton Long went 2-0
Tiger wrestling Minnewaska triangular Dalton Lupke went 2-0
Storm hockey: Kellen Erdahl scored his 1st goal and points as a varsity hockey player on January.14th
Tiger swimming vs. fusion Levin strand first place breaststroke, he was also part of the 200m medley that took third 200 free relay that took 4th  
Jacob Speer of Donnelly was named to the honor roll at Ridgewater College in Willmar, for fall semester 2016
Congratulations to Bertha Larson who celebrated her 95th birthday January 16th
Past wk. RUSC pool party at RFC, Jost memorial gathering at funeral home, youth fundraising breakfast at GSLC habitat for humanity pancake feed at Legion, MLK community meal at Faith, bbb at met lounge




Thursday, January 12, 2017

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January 14th-20th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well temps have moderated a little since last week but warmer temps brought several inches of snow and some blowing and drifting on Tuesday
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The annual meetings are as follows: St. John’s on January 22nd, at noon following worship services; note change of service times for that day only; Kongsvinger at 8:30 a. m. and St. John’s at 11 a.m. The Kongsvinger meeting is on January 29th, about noon following services, both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner
KMRS RADIO BROADCAST DATES FOR 2017 are February 19, April 9, June 18, August 20, October 15, and December 31. The cost to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion is $65.00. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office and reserve your date
Good shepherd news:  The Sunday school will have an egg bake fundraiser for the youth, after services, on January 15th. There will be a fundraising breakfast (French toast, sausages etc.) on January 29th after services (about 10:30 a.m.) for the Ronald McDonald house proceeds will provide food supplies for the people staying there. Matching funds provided by Thrivent, both events are free will donation
Freddy’s force t-shirts are now available for sale contact Lisa at 589-2406

Community events: The bookmobile will be in town on January 16th on Main St. at 3:45 p.m., the firemen will meet a 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Habit for Humanity fundraising pancake breakfast January 15th at the Morris Legion from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. free will offering
. Donnelly youth club will meet on January 18th from 4-6 pm at St John’s
There are two upcoming Rising up Stevens County events: the first is a free pool party at the Regional Fitness Center pool in Morris today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. co-sponsored by the Donnelly Rod and Gun club and the second is a Hot dish cook-off on January 24th at Faith Lutheran Morris starting with entries at 4:30 p.m. meal at 5:30 p.m. tickets available at the door more info about either event call the Rusc office at 585-7872

Donnelly community club annual meeting February 13th

The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th    at the Morris legion at 7 p.m.
Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual ice fishing tournament will be held on Pomme De Terre (Perkins) Lake on January 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. register by January 18th for early bird drawing, there is also a raffle associated with the contest, for more info or to buy a ticket talk to Craig Awsumb at Super Valu or any member of the Rod and Gun club.
The memorial service for former Donnelly resident Deloris Weinreis is January 21st at 1:30 p.m. at the West Wing Village (Villa)
There will be a Celebration of Life service for Robert (Bobby) Koepke on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Fort Christmas in Orlando, FL, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. his ashes will be scattered here in Minn. later this year
Death notices: Sherrie Frank of St. Cloud passed away on Jan 8th survivors include her husband former Donnelly resident Keith Frank

Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics vs. Melrose; Savannah Aanerud Tied for 4th on Vault, 3rd in All-Around
Tiger wrestling Sauk center triangular Brady Cardwell & Dalton Lupke both went 2-0
Rilynn Mackenzie Anderson was born on January 6, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Stacy and Jeremy Anderson of Donnelly.  Grandparents are Jerry and Tammy Thorstad of Morris, Rick Ehrp and Lois Tatge of Chokio, and Kevin and Sue Anderson of Nisswa
Past week visit to aunt Pearl A. Anderson at her apt at the sunrise Apartments. Bbb at the met lounge


Thursday, January 5, 2017

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January 7th-13th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: Well in contrast to the Christmas weekend, the New Year’s one was fairly mild and storm free.  However the start of the New Year has brought very cold temps and wind chills , several inches of snow, and some blowing and drifting
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:The annual meetings are as follows: St. John’s on January 22nd  ,at  noon following worship services; note change of service times for that day only; Kongsvinger at 8:30 a. m. and St. John’s at 11 a.m.. The Kongsvinger meeting is on January 29th ,about noon following services ,both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner
Good shepherd news : the ski trip has been rescheduled for January 8th ,meet at Andes at 1 p.m. for a group rate ,to register or for more info contact  Elysia  Woodke at 320-815-5485.  The Sunday school  will have an egg bake fundraiser for the youth , after services, on January 15th. There will be a fundraising breakfast (French toast, sausages etc. ) on January 29th  after services (about 10:30 a.m.) for the Ronald McDonald house proceeds will provide food supplies for the people staying there. Matching funds provided by Thrivent, both events are free will donation
Community events: The bookmobile will be in town on January 16th on Main St. at 3:45 p.m.
Habit for humanity fundraising pancake breakfast January 15th at the Morris Legion from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. free will offering
There are two upcoming Rising up Stevens County events: the first is a free pool party at the Regional Fitness Center pool in Morris on January 14th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. co-sponsored by the Donnelly Rod and Gun club and the second is a Hot dish cook-off on January 24th at Faith Lutheran Morris starting with entries at 4:30 p.m. meal at 5:30 p.m. tickets available at the door more info about either event call the Rusc office at 585-7872

The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th    at the Morris legion at 7 p.m.
Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual ice fishing tournament will be held on Pomme De Terre (Perkins) Lake on January 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. register by January 18th for early bird drawing, there is also a raffle associated with the contest ,for more info or to buy a ticket talk to Craig Awsumb at Super Valu or any member of the Rod and Gun club.
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Robert (Bobby) Koepke of Orlando FL. passed away Dec 12th; survivors include his foster brother Mark Koepke of Morris. His parents were the former Stan and Elsie Koepke of the Herman/Donnelly area
Former Donnelly resident Deloris Weinreis of Morris passed away on December 30th survivors include her husband Jim of Morris. They used to own and operate the corner café in Donnelly; her memorial service is January 21st at 1:30 p.m. at the West Wing Village (Villa)
Former Donnelly area resident Marlene (Frank) Bruland of Starbuck passed away on January 3rd. Her parents were the late John and Ellen Frank of the Donnelly area. Survivors include her cousin Dorothy (Sam) Johrdhiem of Donnelly and their family. Her funeral is today (Sat.) at 10:30 a.m.at Trinity Lutheran -Cyrus
Celebrations: Tiger wrestling: Benson invite team (4th) 160 lbs. Brady Cardwell (3rd)
Nevaeh Rayn Jensen was born on December 23, 2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Christeena Jensen and John Higgins of Morris.  Grandparents are Scott Jensen of Detroit Lakes, Theresa Pagel of Morris, and Micheal and Cheryl Higgins of Donnelly.
Past week Opal harstad visitation and funeral, at the funeral home and Faith-Morris, helped with Naps at the sr. center, BBB at the met lounge