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