Thursday, July 12, 2018

donnelly news


July 14th-20th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: temperatures have been sweltering for the past week, that plus some timely rains means that everything is looking green and luscious
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- August 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on August 2nd at Faith.
The annual block party will be held on July 31st starting at 5 p.m. on the west side of ST. John’s church everyone welcome
From July 16th-22nd, The Parish 0ffice will be closed 


GSLC NEWS There will be no worship services on July 18th.

New website https://www.gslmorris.com

Other church news: Mallory hope in concert today (Saturday.) at Eastside Park from 8-10 p.m. sponsored by first Lutheran and assumption and Morris tourism
There will be Lawn chair worship on July 29th (vbs Kick off) and August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at faith Morris


The Donnelly fire department meets on July 16th at 7 P.M. at the fire hall.

Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat and will also meet August. 6th at 9 a.m. at aj‘s Herman

Threshing bee news: The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
RUSC kinship will again have a meal option at the superior rib fest at Eastside park today (Saturday.) starting at 3 p.m.


There will be no community club mtg in July the next mtg is August.6th at 7 p.m. at city hall.


Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.
Lee (Duke) Eystad of Donnelly passed away on July 9th his funeral is today (Saturday) at ST. John’s –Donnelly.
Emmet Harstad of Barret formerly of the Donnelly/Herman area passed away on July 7th survivors include his brother George (Eliane) Harstad of Herman/Donnelly and their family and brother in law Clearance Geise of Morris formerly of Donnelly and his family
Rudy Raths of Alex formerly of the Donnelly area passed away on July 2nd survivors include his niece Mary (Jerry) Werk of Herman/ Donnelly area
Former Donnelly area resident Art Reynolds passed away on July 8th he was preceded in death by his brother Harvey of the Donnelly area.
John (Chuck) Whittemore, of Glenwood, passed away on July 10th; survivors include his daughter in law Julie of Donnelly and her family
Islande Speer is a candidate for Miss Morris

On July 7th the threshing bee royalty was in the Heritage Days parade, the queen’s tea and the Miss Minnewaska pageant in Starbuck
Past week A visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Heritage Days activities Starbuck, the Clinton 135th anniversary celebration. LL games at Wells Park, dinner with Mark Koepke at old #1 followed by a visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage Cottage, Emmet Harstad funeral –Kongsvinger, customer appreciation supper -Morris dental clinic, bible study, and services at GS (w/Eystad’s) 
   




Thursday, July 5, 2018

donnelly news

July 7th-13th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: They say a sign of a good crop is knee-high corn by the 4th of July most of the corn around here is that and some   thanks to frequent rain showers and mild temperatures

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on Aug. 2nd at Faith.


GSLC NEWS There will be no worship services on July 18th.

New website https://www.gslmorris.com

Other church news: none

The city council meets at 4 P.M. today (Saturday) at city hall.

The Donnelly fire department meets on July 9th and 16th at 7 P.M. at the fire hall.

Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat

Threshing bee news: The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337

Nominations are now open for threshing bee royalty and run through July 7th   boxes are at the Donnelly po, HD and Co and Donnelly co-op. Ages for Little Miss is 8-10, and for Jr., Queen/Princess is 12-14. You must be within the age group by Saturday, Aug 25. More info call 246-3292 or you can e-mail, text, or private message Sandy Dunn


The date, time, and place of the next community club meeting is TBA, posters, and buttons should be here soon.



Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.

Randy and Sashya Larson happily announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter CaliJo Larson to Brody Bahr, son of Scott and Kathy Bahr of Donnelly.

Hallie Marie Erickson was born on June 27th to Alex, and Nicole Erickson grandparents are Dean and Jerri Erickson of Chokio, Curt and Judy Gillespie of Johnson, great-grandparents are Audrey and Jim Erickson of Chokio and Vivian Bjorlin of Chokio Jerri, Judy and Vivian are all former Donnelly area residents

Former Donnelly area resident Russell Sather of Houston MN passed away on June 29th.He is survived by cousins and other family members in the area.

The threshing bee royalty was part of the 4th of July parade in Hancock

Past week: backer fundraiser Johnson, a visit to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage ,Haining family concert in Elbow Lake ,Dave Holm concert Gs, Tyran Paul memorial playground dedication at Gs, NAPS at sr. center with Eystads,  4th of July celebration at Kongsvinger ,independence day activities in Hancock


Thursday, June 21, 2018

donnelly news

 June 23rd-29th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well we have had some beautiful weather in between all the rain we have had, crops look nice so far
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 
Sunday school meeting June 24th at 6:30 p.m. at ST. John’s for all Sunday school kids and families
ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY Fellowship Gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall, with flag-raising at 11:30 a.m.  Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a POTLUCK dinner together (ice cream, bread, beverages furnished). Everyone is Welcome!
GSLC NEWS There will be worship services every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until August 29th
Splash canyon VBS in conjunction with Zion-Morris will take place on June 25-28th, 1-4 p.m. at Zion contact either church office for more details
Pastor Dave and Sara Horn will be playing, singing and preaching at the church on July 1st at 9 a.m. everyone welcome
Other church news: There will be an Ice cream social at ST. John’s Starbuck June 24th starting at 11 a.m. free will offering
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church. Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years in the ‘70’s.
Knights of Columbus pig roast today (Saturday) 4-8 p.m. in the Assumption church parking lot
 Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat
The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
Death notices:  former Donnelly area resident Virginia Dornquast Strand of Welch MN passed away on June 14th
Carol Boetcher of Morris passed away on June 13th survivors include her son Ed (Lori) and family of Donnelly
An 80th Birthday Party for Monroe Estenson will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Morris American Legion. No gifts, please.
An open house bridal shower for Keli Pry, bride-to-be of Corey Lembcke, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club clubhouse in Morris. The couple is registered at Target and Amazon. Everyone is welcome. Come and go as you please.
 Geo and Aryls Pederson are having a household sale on Saturday, June 23rd 8 A.M.-8 P.M.
Closed Sunday
Monday, June 25th - Friday, June 29th 4 P.M.-8 P.M. at their home in Donnelly
The threshing bee royalty was part of the Runestone days parade in Kensington on June 17th and also helped out with RUSC kinship garden gala on June 14th
Past wk. RUSC kinship garden gala Pomme De Park, Joan McCollar memorial service WWV followed by a visit to some friends there, a visit to my aunt Pearl in the courage cottage, Runestone Days festivities in Kensington, LL games at Wells Park, bible study and wed eve services (w/Eystad’s)at GS

Thursday, June 14, 2018

donnelly news

June 9th-15th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Happy father’s day to my dad up in Heaven
Weather news: temperatures continue to be nice we had several inches of rain on Saturday and Monday
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be part of the Stevens county Relay for life on June 22nd at the Lee community center in Morris starting with a meal at 5p.m.
Sunday school meeting June 24th at 6:30 p.m. at ST. John’s for all Sunday school kids and families

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until August 29th
Splash canyon VBS in conjunction with Zion-Morris will be held on June 25-28th, 1-4 p.m. at Zion contact either church office for more details

Other church news: At Faith -Morris: a Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser on June 17th at 11:00 a.m.
There will be an Ice cream social at ST John’s Starbuck June 24th starting at 11 a.m.
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church .Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years in the ‘70’s.
Knights of Columbus pig roast June 23rd 4-8 p.m. in the Assumption church parking lot
Donnelly youth club will meet on June 20th 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
On June 18th the bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4:00 p.m. and Donnelly fire department will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Donnelly Rod and Gun club fishing derby June 17th starting with registration at 9 a.m. on Pomme De Terre Lake public access ,more info 320-808-3490 or 320 -287-2070
Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat
The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
Death notices: Joseph M Helsper, 92, of Tempe, AZ passed away June 1st.  He is survived by his wife, former Donnelly area resident Shirley Ann Larson Helsper, and her family and sister in law former Donnelly area resident Gloria Larson and her family


Nancy Lyman passed away on June 7th; survivors include her daughter former Donnelly resident Amie Uphoff of Morris
Geo and Aryls Pederson are having a household sale on Saturday June 23rd 8 A.M.-8 P.M.
Closed Sunday
Monday June 25th - Friday June 29th 4 P.M.-8 P.M. at their home in Donnelly
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Chokio community picnic parade on June 9th and helped serve ice cream at the annual ice cream social in Donnelly on June 11th

The Donnelly Community club had their monthly meeting after the ice cream social on June 11th as we continue to make plans for the bee. As of now most events should be the same as they were last year, posters and buttons should be here in about a month. Time and date and place of next mtg TBA
Past wk. fedtel annual meeting at the Morris area h.s.; Fabian celebration of life Herman; work day at Neimackl Lake Park Herman, Chokio parade ,Luthi benefit at Gs, ice cream socials at Inhered Lutheran -Starbuck and at the Donnelly community hall, bible study at Gs (w/Eystad’s),services at Gs.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

donnelly news

my latest column June 9th-15th
Welcome to part 2 of my annual graduation edition of the Donnelly news. This week I have the graduates from other high schools and Higher Ed
Weather news: temperatures continue to be very warm; some rain showers have been very welcome. Crops continue to look very good.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice. You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be part of the Stevens County Relay for life on June 22nd at the Lee community center in Morris starting with a meal at 5p.m.
Sunday school meeting June 24th at 6:30 p.m. at ST. John’s for all Sunday school kids and families
GSLC NEWS There will be worship services every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until August 29th
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June today (Saturday) 4-7p.m. at GSLC. He needs another kidney transplant, and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers. There will be a meal and silent auction free will donation
Splash canyon VBS in conjunction with Zion-Morris will be held on June 25-28th 1-4 p.m. at Zion contact either church office for more details
Other church news: At faith -Morris: a Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser June 17th at 11:00 a.m.
There will be an Ice cream social at Indherred rural Starbuck June 10 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church. Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for in the '70's
Knights of Columbus pig roast June 23rd, 4-8 p.m. in the church parking lot
Gathering for widows and widowers June 10th at noon at old # 1 –basement, there is an elevator in front of the building.
On June 11th the community club meets at the town hall at about 8:30 p.m. and the Donnelly Fire and Rescue will host its Bike Rodeo June 11th at 6p.m. All ages welcome! Don't forget your helmets! Their monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
Open house bridal shower for Cali Jo Larson bride to be Brody Bahr today (Saturday) at Faith- Morris 10-noon he is from the Donnelly area
RUSC Kinship Garden Gala June 14th 5-7:30 p.m. at Pomme de park –Morris
Donnelly Rod and Gun club fishing derby June 17th starting with registration at 9 a.m. on Pome De Lake public access, more info 320-808-3490 or 320 -287-2070
The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of the white elephant sale, the car show & the kiddie parade. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
Theo Jerome Honzay was born May 30, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to LeAnn and Benjamin Honzay of Donnelly, MN. Theo weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz.; and was 20 1/2 in. long. Grandparents are Sharon VanHorn of Morris, MN, Clay and Marlene VanHorn of Donnelly, MN, Ron and Joan Honzay of Olivia, MN. Great-grandparents are Myron and Elain Frank of Willmar, MN.
Kaitlyn Asmus and Tucker Picht of Morris are happy to announce the birth of their son Easton Michael Asmus. He was born May 12, 2018, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is welcomed by grandparents Nichole Dohlen Asmus and the late Kurt Asmus, both from Morris, and Wayne and Terri Picht of Chokio, and his aunt Lea Asmus, and his uncle Justin Asmus of Morris. Great-grandparents are Gerald and Sharon (Giese) Dohlen of Cyrus, great-great-grandfather is Clearance Giese of Morris, formerly of Donnelly
Jim and Bonnie Fabian of Herman passed away on May 31st, and June 1st survivors include her mother Pearl A. Anderson of Morris formerly of Donnelly
Other graduates
Skylar Hurlbut, Champo Verde H.S AZ Craig Hurlbut; Fara Gibson (Mike Hurlbut)
Baily Armstrong WCA Jason, Nicki Armstrong (Mike Hurlbut)
Bryce Jergenson UMM Rob and Peggy (Bob and Barb) (Audrey and Nancy Henrichs)
Melisa Whittemore (wife of Eric) Concordia –St. Paul
Becca Ayala Rev. Mike and Sue Nelson St. Thomas
Sam Larson Jon and Bev (Bertha) Minnesota State Moorhead
Lee Eystad H-N Jacob and Mindy (Bonnie Moses) Duke and Donna, great-grandmother Irene Strand
Sam Hilbrand, H_N Shannon Lien, David Hillbrand (Lola Smith)
Mitchell Heinrich, Alexandria Technical College Scott and Beth Heinrich (Lillian Heinrich)
The threshing bee royalty was part of the little Miss Cyrus pageant and in the Cyrus Days parade
Past week: gen soc. mtg at library, visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage open house grad reception for Julian backer in Graceville, Cyrus day activities in Cyrus, a visit to David Jergenson in his home in Cyrus, LL games, bible study and wed eve services at Gs and naps at sr. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

donnelly news

June 2nd-8th
Welcome to part 1 of my annual graduation edition of the Donnelly news. This week I have MAHS graduates, next week I will have graduates from other high schools and higher Ed
Weather news: temperatures have been sunny and hot the past week with a few rain showers mixed in, I think most farmers are either done or just about done with planting, the crops that are up look good
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 p.m.
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June 9th 4-7p.m. at GSLC he needs another kidney transplant and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers

Other church news: At faith Morris: outdoor worship on June 3rd at 9 a.m. and a Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser June 17th at 11:00 a.m.
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church .Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years.
There will be a Potluck dinner at the Morris community church on June 2nd at 5 p.m.
Gathering for widows and widowers June 10th at noon at old # 1 –basement, there is an elevator in front of the building.
The city council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall
On June 4th the bookmobile will be in town on main St. at 3:45 p.m. and the Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at ST. John’s
On June 11th the community club meets at the town hall at about 8:30 p.m. and the Donnelly Fire and Rescue will host its Bike Rodeo June 11th at 6p.m. All ages welcome! Don't forget your helmets! Their monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
Herman red hats meet on June 4th at 9 a.m. at A J’ S in Herman. Bring favorite dairy recipe.
RUSC Kinship garden gala June 14th 5-7:30 p.m. at Pomme de park –Morris
Donnelly Rod and Gun club fishing derby June 17th starting with registration at 9 a.m. on Pome De Lake public access ,more info 320-808-3490 or 320 -287-2070

Congratulations to former Donnelly area resident Virginia Long who celebrated her 95th birthday on May 23rd.
MAHS grads:
Sam Greiner, Greg and Dona, (Rollie and Jan)
Sydney Sperr, Rollie and Tami (Paul and Betty)
Islande and Auddy Sperr, Don and Tamela (Paul and Betty)
Carrie Wilts, Doug and Ellen
Cheyenne Baumgart; Scott and Jodi Ahrndt
Amber Uphoff Alan and Mary (Gary and Karen)
Kali Berlinger, Steve and Angie (Kevin and Rhonda Asmus) great grandparents Don and Barb Riley, Kermit and Karen Stahn
Kate Geise, Brian and Holly (Howard and Ditto)
Shannon Kill; Joe and Julie (Dick Cady)
Damon Disselkamp, James and Pam


Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Mahs graduation adult Ed and bible study at Gs, Memorial Day services at armory, graveside services, breakfast at legion, DeGier visitation at funeral home visit to Cal and Jan Bumgardner at their home, ll baseball game at Wells Park, BBB at met lounge

Thursday, May 24, 2018

donnelly news

May 26th-June 1
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This edition is dedicated to the memory of my aunt (and “mom”) Pearl who passed away on May 27th, 2010
Weather news: temps have been sunny and mild a lot of field work going on, see some crops are up already, and some farmers are winding up field work.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news the summer schedule starts on May 27th with joint services at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. In June, July, and August there will be joint services at a 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday’s St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 p.m.
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June 9th 4-7p.m. at Gs he needs another kidney transplant and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers.

Other church news: Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser Sunday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m. faith Morris
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24, 2018, in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church . Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on May 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library note change of date
Herman red hats meet on June 4th at 9 a.m. at A J’ S in Herman. Bring favorite dairy recipe.
Congratulations to former Donnelly area resident Virginia Long who celebrated her 95th birthday on May 23rd.
Tiger track true team state meet boys 3rd: discus Brady Cardwell 15th, 100 m dash 23rd

Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Ellard Larson memorial service Peace –Barrett, visit to Iver Aal in the Barret care center, Baccalaureate Sunday at ST. John’s Donnelly Dick Goldenstein committal service at Vinger, visit to Sam Johrdhiem in his home, play legally blond at Morris high school, funeral service for Vivian Johnson in Wendell, Agralite annual mtg in Benson, bible study at Gs with Eystad’s F.I.R.I.ST. Supper at the legion, bbb at the met lounge
I am planning on having my annual graduation issue next week please let me know if you have an h.s. and/or higher Ed grad


Thursday, May 17, 2018

donnelly news

May 19th-25th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well temps have been relatively mild for most of the past week. Although I have not personally seen much field activity I have been told that most farmers are very busy in the fields
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, at St John’s starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. We have two H.S. graduates this year one from each church, plus several higher Ed grads. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates in the family or know of any, please let me know ASAP
The summer schedule starts on May 27th with joint services at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. In June, July, and August there will be joint services at a 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday’s St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 p.m.
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June 9th 4-7p.m. at Gs he needs another kidney transplant and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers

Other church news The Federated Women’s Fellowship will meet on May 25th, at noon at the Brick house. Please bring a dollar for the health kits. After lunch we will go to the church and put the health kits together. On May 20th at 11 am Federated church will be cleaning up their portion of the highway meet at the county garage.

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On May 21st The Bookmobile will be in town on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the firemen meet at the fire hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on May 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library note change of date
Herman red hats meet on June 4th at 9 a.m. at A J’ S in Herman. Bring favorite dairy recipe.
Donnelly collected$100 and 216.5 lbs. of food in the recent “stamp out hunger” campaign
Death notice Vivian Johnson of Wendell passed away on May 14th survivors include her daughter Sandy (Lowell) Dunn and family of the Donnelly/Herman area.
Committal service for former Donnelly resident Dick Goldenstein will be held on May 20th at 2 p.m. at Vinger cemetery by Donnelly
Track and field Ortonville invite: boys 1st girls 2nd, 100 m dash Lydia Fynboh first, 3200 m run Cheyenne Baumgart 4th, shot put Islande Sperr 7th, 110 hurdles Micah Aanerud 5th, West Central conference boys & girls 2nd; Brady Cardwell discus 8th, 100 m dash 16th, 100 m Lydia Fynboh 8th 3200 Cheyenne Baumgart 12th, Islande speer 17th, Lydia was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed 5th
The Donnelly community club held another lengthy meeting Monday evening as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events. As of now we are not planning any major changes to the schedule that we have had for a number of years. The 2019 feature will be gas engines, the next meeting on June 11 about 8:30 p.m.
Congrats to Monroe and Cheryl (Armstrong) Estenson who recently received the St co pay it forward award Cheryl is a former Donnelly area resident

Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Hancock all town rummage sales, Muffins for Mom and bible study at Gs with Eystad’s ,pancake breakfast at first-Morris, community club mtg in Donnelly, LL games at wells park ,bbb at met lounge
If my column does not appear in the paper like last week, check out my blog donnelly.minn.blogspot.com or it is posted on the bulletin board at cc mall.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

donnelly news

May 12th-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day up in Heaven.
Weather news: well temps have been relatively mild for most of the past week. Farmers are busy in the field, although as I am writing this Wednesday evening, we got about 2 “of rain on Tuesday
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. at St John’s, we have one H.S. graduate from each Church this year. If you have an H.S. or a Higher Ed grad this year, please let the parish office know ASAP. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates, please let me know too
The summer schedule starts on May 27th with joint services at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. In June, July, and August there will be joint services at a 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday’s St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith July 30th Aug 2nd together with Faith, first and trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more info

GSLC NEWS Muffins for Moms on May 13th during coffee fellowship a free will offering to raise money for new playground equipment
There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 pm
Other church news: Today (Saturday) from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. there will be a Ladies Brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day in the dining hall at Faith Lutheran.
Pancake breakfast at 1st-Morris May 13th 10:40 a.m.
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On May 14th at 7 p.m. the Donnelly community club and the firemen meet at city hall and fire hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on May 21st on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.
Death notice Edna Knopp of Starbuck passed away on May 3rd survivors include her daughter in law Nancy (Stoneberg) (Glen) of Morris and their families Nancy is a former Donnelly resident.
Evelyn Bolluyt of Hancock passed away on May 6th survivors include her daughter Shirley (Darrell) Uhden of Kensington, Darrel is a former Donnelly area resident
Committal service for former Donnelly resident Dick Goldenstein will be held on May 20th at 2 p.m. at Vinger cemetery by Donnelly
Tiger track true team Brady Cardwell 12th 400-meter dash discus throw 10th, girls shot Islande Speer 15th
Past week:  Augustana dist. Convention –Faith Hutchinson. Schief benefit –Hancock h.s, Barry & Donna Gades’s golden wedding Celebration-hotel 200, steeple dedication and bible study at Gs-Morris (w/Eystad’s) ice cream social scmc, BBB met lounge

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

donnelly news

May 5th-11th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well temps have been relatively mild for most of the past wk. Some strong winds have made it feel cold. Saw a few farmers had been out in the field, I am unsure if there have been any crops planted yet.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be an open house bridal shower for Katie Skadeland bride to be of Danny Ennen today (Saturday) at Kongsvinger 9:30-11:30 a.m.
On May 6th at during services at Kongsvinger, there will be a dedication of the barbed wire cross given in memory of David Haynes and the defibrillator provided in memory of Steve Larson. It is also cradle roll Sunday and adopted grandparents day at Sunday school
There will be a special congregational meeting at St. John’s following services on May 6th, to vote on a change in the constitution to reduce the number needed for a quorum for a meeting; however, 20 members still need to be present for this meeting
Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. at St John’s, we have one H.S. graduate from each Church this year. If you have an H.S. or a Higher Ed grad this year, please let the parish office know ASAP. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates, please let me know too
I will have info about the summer service schedule in future columns, or you can contact the church office for more info.
 GSLC NEWS There will be a steeple dedication during the May 6th service
Muffins for moms on May 13th during coffee fellowship a free will offering to raise money for new playground equipment
Other church news: On Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 until 11:30 there will be a Ladies Brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day in the dining hall at Faith Lutheran.
Pancake breakfast at 1st-Morris May 12th 10:40 a.m.
The Federated women’s fellowship supper will be held on May 8th at 6 pm speakers will be Penny & Paul Rhoda “trip to the holy land.”

 The City council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on May 7th on Main St. at 3:45-4 p.m. The Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at St. John’s
Herman Red Hats will meet May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Hunan Spring Restaurant in Fergus Falls
An open house 50th wedding anniversary for Barry and Donna Gades will be held today (Saturday) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel 200 Pool Area. No gifts, please.
Widows and widowers will meet on May 6th for noon lunch in the basement of the old# one there is an elevator in front of the building
On May 14th at 7 p.m. the Donnelly community club and the firemen meet at city hall and fire hall
Death notice none
Thank you to everyone who took the time to send/give me a card and/or wish me a happy birthday last week
Past week:  services at Lwlc –Alex, a visit to pr norm and Ramona Olsen in their home, funeral pre-planning seminar at old # 1 Southside, bible study at Gs w/Eystad’s, Martha Williams memorial service at first-Morris, BBB at the met lounge

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

donnelly news

Apr. 28th –May 4th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well it appears that old man winter has finally gone in hibernation and allowed spring to come forth with some sunny, warm weather especially on Monday, most of the snow has melted, and temperatures have warmed up enough to start drying things out.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be an open house bridal shower for Katie Skadeland bride to be of Danny Ennen on May 5th at Kongsvinger 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Madison Alatha Ennen is the newest member of God's family at Kongsvinger. Madison is the daughter of Brian and Laura Ennen; grandparents are Dale and Jeanne Ennen
There will be a special congregational meeting at St. John’s following services on May 6th, to vote on a change in the constitution to reduce the number needed for a quorum for a meeting; however, 20 members still need to be present for this meeting
Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. at St John’s, we have one H.S. graduate from each Church this year. If you have an H.S. or a Higher Ed grad this year, please let the parish office know ASAP. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates, please let me know too
 GSLC NEWS after Sunday services, on April 29, there will be an open forum to continue our discussion about finances and mission support. 
There will be a steeple dedication during the May 6th service
There will be a National day of prayer celebration at Morris Evangelical Free church on May 3rd at 7 P.M.
The Stevens county genealogical society meets on May 3rd 1:30 p.m. at the Morris library
Marian Grossman will be in concert, at Bethlehem Lutheran Herman on April 29th, starting with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
 The City council meets on May 5th at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on May 7th on Main St. at 3:45-4 p.m. The Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at St. John’s
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Mariah Eystad and Connor Hanson today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-noon at the Morris Eagle’s back room. Her parents are Dale and Connie (Henrichs) Eystad
Herman Red Hats will meet May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Hunan Spring Restaurant in Fergus Falls
Rummage sale to benefit Max and Megan Koehntop’s adoption fund continues today (Saturday) at 7 South Oregon, Morris from 8 a.m.-1 P.M. his parents are Roger and Bonnie
New addresses Pearl A. Anderson 409 East First Street Morris mn 56267 (courage cottage)
The Kids in Christ preschool's ABC sale will be held on May 3rd, (3-6 p.m.), and the 4th (2-4 p.m.), at Zion Lutheran Church, in Morris.
An open house 50th wedding anniversary for Barry and Donna Gades will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel 200 Pool Area. No gifts, please.
Congratulations to Burdell Strand who recently celebrated 40 years with New Horizons Ag Services.
Beth Holland and Chandler Erickson were married on April 21st at St. Mary’s church in Chokio. Parents are Dean and Jerri Erickson of Chokio and Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
Death notice Gordon Thompson of Cyrus passed away on April 24th survivors include his daughter Mona (John) Dickey of Donnelly; and their family
Past week:  pioneer power club tr. show at Viking plaza Alex, visit to Ruth strand in her apt in Alex, a visit to my aunt pearl at the courage cottage, 12A republican endorsing convention at old # 1, adult ed with Randy Freud at Gs (w/Eystads), Mitch kendiel memorial shoot at Neimackl park, visit to Eystad’s in their home, Doug Ohman presentation at the Morris library, (W/ Jack Kopacek), Dinesh Joseph D’Souza talk at UMM , rummage sale at Faith, bbb at met lounge
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

donnelly news

Apr 7th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, this column marks the start of my 11th year doing this Manga Takk to all my loyal readers out there for supporting my work
Weather news: “If you do not like the weather in Mn. just wait, and it will change.” We woke up to several inches snow on Saturday morning, by late aft /early eve much of it had melted. Sunday was kind of cool, but not too bad. Monday brought us more snow, and we had a storm on Tuesday. Some of the snow melted on Wednesday
 St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: On April 8th there will be the installation of council members at both churches during services
St John's spring fling ppd to April 21st at the church from 10:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. bake/white elephant/card sale and lunch served
GSLC NEWS: there will be a family fun day at Gs on April 8th starting at 3 pm with board games and a potluck dinner at 5 pm
There will be an open forum after Sunday service's on April 22 and 29 to begin our discussion.  Pastor Randy Freund of the Augustana District will join us on that day to give us an overview of mission needs in our area as well as abroad
Bridges of Hope, a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one is being held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10: 00 a.m., call the funeral home for information  
Widows and widowers meet on April 8th for lunch in the basement of the old #1 there is an elevator in the front of the building
CROP walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Church
Glacial ridge women of the elca will meet on April 23rd at Trinity –Benson, with registration starting at 4 p.m., at 6:15 p.m. there will be a concert by the Benson 9th grade girls’ choir and a presentation about 25 years at the Heartland Ranch of Benson
Marian Grossman will be performing at Zion Lutheran-Morris on April 8th potluck lunch at 11:30 am the recital at 1 pm
The following events are being held today (Saturday) Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner starting at 3 p.m. at the Hancock community center. ( His grandfather is from Donnelly ); the Donnelly city council at city hall at 4 p.m., RUSC Kinship 3rd annual Quarter Kraze at 3 p.m. at the legion Morris, An open house bridal shower honoring Laura Johnson, bride-to-be of Tyler Roske, will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris. The couple is registered at Target. Please bring your favorite recipe for the bride to be, Easter egg hunt at Hosanna worship center at 11 a.m. (ppd from last week) Morris community church fellowship 4-8 p.m. at the church
We are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Laura Johnson and Tyler Roske. Parents of the bride are Amanda and Chris Graham, Ellabell, GA and Paul Johnson, Morris. Parents of the groom are Holly and John Riley, Morris and Russell Roske, Donnelly. A June 2, 2018 wedding is being planned.
Donnelly community club meeting scheduled for April 9th has been postponed to April 16th 7 p.m. at the community hall. The firemen will also meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall that night. Stacy (Volker) Peterson was the winner of the hoodie for those that joined the community club.

A belated 102nd birthday wish goes out to former Donnelly area resident Ruth (Jergenson) Strand
Death notice David Pederson of Woodbury passed away on March 31st Local survivors include his sister in law Lorraine (Jim) Aanerud of Donnelly
Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her apt ; Maundy Thursday , Good Friday services and Easter services at Gs w/Eystad’s; Jerry Anderson visitation at funeral home, and  memorial service at first; fish fry at Eagles, Jerry Lesmeister visitation at funeral home and service at assumption, NAPS with Eystad’s  at senior center, BBB at met lounge




Thursday, March 29, 2018

donnelly news

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well old man winter refuses to go away, although we did not get the predicted storm over the weekend, we have gotten several inches of snow but most of it is rapidly melting this week. However, they are predicting more snow for the weekend
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: On April 8th there will be the installation of council members at both churches during services
St John's spring fling is April 14 at the church from 10:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. bake/white elephant/card sale and lunch served
Bridges of Hope, a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one is being held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10: 00 a.m., call the funeral home for information  
Widows and widowers meet on April 8th for lunch in the basement of the old #1 there is an elev. in the front of the bldg.
Dakota Road in concert on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at faith-Morris, CROP walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Church
There is an Easter egg hunt at the Hosanna Worship Center –Morris today (Saturday) at 11 a.m.

Donnelly Community Club, Inc. is giving away a 50th Anniversary Donnelly Threshing Bee Hoodie on April 1, 2018. And that's no fooling! Anyone who signs up and pays for a membership by April 1 will have their name entered in the drawing for the hoodie. Memberships are $10 per person and payment needs to be paid to the DCCI Treasurer by Aprilia 1 to qualify for the drawing. Joining the Donnelly Community Club is a GREAT way to show support for your community. We host the annual Donnelly Threshing Bee, Annual Ice Cream Social, Community Halloween party, and Santa's visit to Donnelly. Join us and help make Donnelly the best that it can be! Please note there is no work obligation associated with membership Mail memberships to 22662 120th Street Herman, MN 56248
Death notice: Jerry Anderson of Morris passed away on March 23rd local survivors include his wife Arndell (Jergenson) and her family of Morris/Donnelly area
May Beyer of Alexandria passed away on March 17th survivors include her sister Peggy (Wally) Horning of the Chokio/Donnelly area
Jerry Lesmeister of Morris passed away on March 25th preceded in death by his first wife Jeanne (Anderson) of Donnelly; her parents were Shirley (Anderson) Holman and the late (Richard) Dick Anderson of Donnelly
Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner will be held on Aprilia 7th starting at 3 p.m. at the Hancock community center. His grandfather is from Donnelly
Rendsville 4-h meets on April 2nd at 7 p.m. at St John's
Donnelly city council meets on April 7th at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Stevens County Genealogical Society meets on April 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library meeting room
RUSC Kinship 3rd annual Quarter Kraze April 7th at 3 p.m. at the legion Morris
On April 9th from 3:30-3:34 P.M. the bookmobile will be in town on main st, and at 7 P.M. the Community club and the firemen will meet at the community and fire halls
An open house bridal shower honoring Laura Johnson, bride-to-be of Tyler Roske, will be held Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris. The couple is registered at Target. Please bring your favorite recipe for the bride to be
We are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Laura Johnson and Tyler Roske. Parents of the bride are Amanda and Chris Graham, Ellabell, GA and Paul Johnson, Morris. Parents of the groom are Holly and John Riley, Morris and Russell Roske, Donnelly. A June 2, 2018 wedding is being planned.
Donnelly rod and gun club annual meeting April 3rd starting at 5 P.M. at West Pomme Lodge
Tom Holland and Tyler Henrichs were members of the old # 1 bb team that won the MACE Men's Class A Basketball Tournament.
 Casey's Courage! Be the Match!  (Casey Lesmeister) at Prairie Ridge medical associates, Morris campus, on April 3rd, and at the Elbow Lake campus on April 4th, 9 A.M. 3 P.M both days
Past week: Donnelly co-op mtg –Donnelly, open house at titan machinery and Larson farm supply –Herman, visit to my aunt pearl at her apt as Skyview, habitat for humanity pork chop feed-faith, westrom-Backer town hall mtg library –Morris, dfd fish fry community hall, this and that sale federated, cattlemen's steak fry hotel 200, be the match at faith, wbl ins annual meeting Minnewaska house starbuck





Thursday, March 22, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 24th-30th 
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: As I am writing this on Tue. morning, it is the first day of spring, but it looks more like the first day of winter outside with several inches of snow on the ground, and they are also talking more snow for this weekend.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news:  Joint services at St John’s on March 25 at 11 a.m., Sunday school will meet at St John’s that day at 9:45 a.m., and be singing at services that day
Bridges of Hope, a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one is being held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10: 00 a.m., call the funeral home for information
 Gslc news:  Holy week Services: March 25th Palm Sunday services, and confirmation at 9 a.m.  March 29th and 30th services at 7 p.m., Easter Sunday at 9 a.m.
There will be a Choir for Community Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00P.m.at Assumption Church in Morris. Please call Linda Hodgson with any questions or to let her know you would like to participate at 320-287-1027. The final rehearsal will be Sunday evening March 25 at 6:00 P.m.
There is a Easter egg hunt at Hosanna Worship Center March 31st at 11 a.m.
The "This and That" sale will be held at the Federated church today (Saturday) 9 a.m. -12:30 P.m.
Dakota Road in concert on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at faith-Morris, CROP walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Church
There will be a Palm Sunday breakfast at Faith at 9:30 a.m.
Casey's Courage! Be the Match! March 25th, 1-4 P.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris (Casey Lesmeister) There will be a silent auction and bake sale on Sunday, March 25 at Faith Lutheran Church during the “Be the Match” drive, with the proceeds going to the Lesmeister family. If you are willing to donate some baked goods or silent auction items that would wonderful! Silent auction items can be dropped off at the church during their business hours M-F and baked goods can be dropped off Sunday A.M. before their 8:45 a.m. service. Please have baked goods packaged for sale. 

Donnelly Community Club, Inc. is giving away a 50th Anniversary Donnelly Threshing Bee Hoodie on April 1, 2018. And that's no fooling! Anyone who signs up and pays for a membership by April 1 will have their name entered in the drawing for the hoodie. Memberships are $10 per person and payment needs to be paid to the DCCI Treasurer by April 1 to qualify for the drawing. Joining the Donnelly Community Club is a GREAT way to show support for your community. We host the annual Donnelly Threshing Bee, Annual Ice Cream Social, Community Halloween party, and Santa's visit to Donnelly. Join us and help make Donnelly the best that it can be! Please note there is no work obligation associated with membership Mail to: 22662 120th Street Herman, MN 56248
Death notice: none
Lola Michaelson was born February 26, 2018, to Jeremy Michaelson and Hannah McNally of Morris, MN. Lola weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18.75 in. long. Grandparents are Joan and the late Gary Michaelson of Morris, MN, Audrey and the late Steven Larson of Donnelly, MN, and Tom McNally of Crawfordsville, IN. the great-grandparents, are Don and Algene Larson Donnelly, great- great, grandmother is Bertha Larson of Morris
Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner on April 7th starting at 3 p.m. at the Hancock community center
Rendsville 4-h meets on April. 2nd at 7 p.m. at St John’s
Donnelly city council meets on April. 7th at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Stevens County Genealogical Society meets on April. 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library meeting room
RUSC Kinship 3rd annual Quarter Kraze April 7th at 3 p.m. at the legion Morris
The MBA Storm Bantams are the Minnesota Class B third place winners; Brady Loge is a member of that team
Past week: a visit to my aunt peal in her apt. KMRS spring expo the lee center; Lions pancake breakfast at Lee Center, FFA alumni dinner MAES, defibrillator training at Kongsvinger. Meatball dinner at Peace –Barrett, a visit to friends at the Barrett Care center, Lenten services at Gs with Eystad's










Thursday, March 15, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 17th-23rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news thankfully the blizzard predicted for Sunday failed to arrive, temperatures have been fairly mild this week, enabling some snow and ice to melt. Of course, we still got a few more weeks of bb tournaments to come

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services conclude with services on March 21st at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward, see the March newsletter for a list of Holy week services
Defibrillator training will take place on March 18th at Kongsvinger about 9:30 a.m. following services
Contact the church office for info about ordering Easter Lilly's for either church


Gslc news:  Lenten services at the church conclude at 7 p.m. on March 21st, there is a sign- up sheet at the church for Easter lilies
Holy week services March 25th Palm Sunday services and confirmation at 9 a.m.  March 29th and 30th services at 7 p.m., Easter sun at 9 a.m.
Mitch Koosmann will give a presentation during adult Ed about 10:30 a.m. on March., 18th about his mission work in North Africa
There will be a Choir for Community Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00P.m.at Assumption Church in Morris. Please call Linda Hodgson with any questions or to let her know you would like to participate at 320-287-1027. The rehearsals will be Sunday evenings on March 18 at 7:00 P.m., and March 25 at 6:00 P.m.
Easter egg hunt at Hosanna worship center March 31st at 11 a.m.
Installation service for Rev. Daniel Belgum-Blad, as pastor of First Lutheran on March 25th, at 9:30 a.m. with potluck dinner to follow
The "This and That" sale will be held at the Federated church on March 24th 9 a.m. -12:30 P.m.
Dakota road in concert on Apr 7th at 6:30 pm at faith-Morris, crop walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 pm at Federated church
Palm Sunday breakfast at Faith at 9:30 am
Donnelly youth club will meet on March. 21st, 4-6 p.m. at St John's
Donnelly fire dept. annual fish fry is March 23rd, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the community hall



Casey's Courage! Be the Match! March 25th, 1-4 P.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris (Casey Lesmeister)

Habit for humanity pork chop feed March 22nd 4:30-7P.m. Faith- Morris free will offering
Donnelly community club held a lengthy meeting on March 12th at the Hall as we start making plans for this yrs. bee and other events
Donnelly Community Club, Inc. is giving away a 50th Anniversary Donnelly Threshing Bee Hoodie on April 1, 2018. And that's no fooling! Anyone who signs up and pays for a membership by April 1 will have their name entered in the drawing for the hoodie. Memberships are $10 per person and payment needs to be paid to the DCCI Treasurer by April 1 to qualify for the drawing. Joining the Donnelly Community Club is a GREAT way to show support for your community. We host the annual Donnelly Threshing Bee, Annual Ice Cream Social, Community Halloween party, and Santa's visit to Donnelly. Join us and help make Donnelly the best that it can be!
Mail to:
22662 120th Street Herman, MN 56248
Death notice: Edward Stahn, of Clear Lake, SD passed away on March 8th survivors include his father former Donnelly area resident Art (Pat) Stahn of Chokio and their family
On March 19th at 7 p.m.., the Donnelly Fire Department will meet at the fire hall
B Inspired-Morris 2nd anniversary open house is on March 17th starting at 9 a.m.
Lola Michaelson was born February 26, 2018, to Jeremy Michaelson and Hannah McNally of Morris, MN. Lola weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18.75 in. long. Grandparents are Joan and the late Gary Michaelson of Morris, MN, Audrey and the late Steven Larson of Donnelly, MN, and Tom McNally of Crawfordsville, IN. the great-grandparents, are Don and Algene Larson Donnelly, great- great, grandmother is Bertha Larson of Morris


Past week a visit to my aunt Pearl in apt in Morris, owl bb in Hancock and subsection bb games at the UMM, glacial ride elca conference in Alberta, community club mtg in Donnelly ,Lenten services at GS










Thursday, March 8, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 10-16th

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 well after hibernating most of the year old man winter decided to wake up and make up for lost time, Monday brought another storm with about 10 inches of snow meaning snow removal equipment has been kept very busy the past few weeks. It appears he is not done yet as another storm is predicted for the weekend, thankfully temps have been fairly moderate.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue every week until March 21st at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches, March 14th at St John’s  March 21st Kong. A complete schedule can be found in the February newsletter

Contact the church office for info about ordering Easter Lilly’s

Gslc news:  Lenten services continue at the church at 7 p.m. until March 21st, there is a sign- up sheet at the church for Easter lilies

The ELCA glacial ridge conference assembly will be held at 3 P.m. on March 11th at Trinity Lutheran church -Alberta

There will be a Choir for Community Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00P.m.at Assumption Church in Morris. Please call Linda Hodgson with any questions or to let her know you would like to participate at 320-287-1027. The rehearsals will be Sunday evenings on March 11 at 7:00P.m., March 18 at 7:00P.m., and March 25 at 6:00P.m.

The “This and That” sale will be held at the Federated church on March 24th 9a.m. -12:30 P.m.

Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on March 11th; all widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elevator in front of the old # 1

The Stevens County Republican Party convention is March 16th 7 p.m. at the legion-Morris

Casey’s Courage! Be the Match! March 25th, 1-4 P.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris (Casey Lesmeister)

Habit for humanity pork chop feed March 22nd 4:30-7P.m. faith Morris free will offering

Death notice: Robert “Danny” Kloos of the Herman/Donnelly area passed away on March 4th. Many of you will remember him as the bass singer of the Kongsvinger quartet for about 50 years.

On March 12th, from 3:45-4 p.m., the Bookmobile will be in town on Main St., and at 7 p.m., the Donnelly Fire Department will meet at the fire hall and Donnelly community club meets  at community hall at as we start making plans for the bee on August 25th, and 26th the tri-feature Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt
 B Inspired-Morris 2nd aniv open house Mar 17th starting at 9 am

Past week visit to aunt Pearl in apt in Morris, Lou Kopel birthday party at the Donnelly community hall, tiger boys bb game at h.s, West Central homes annual meeting at Faith, NAPS at sr. center, Lenten services At Gs (w/Eystads) dinner with Mark Koepke at old # 1











Thursday, March 1, 2018

donnelly news

Mar 3rd-9th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:  well we got a lot of snow last week enough to keep the snow removal equipment busy all weekend and into this week, thankfully warmer weather has melted some of it
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue every week until March 21st at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches, March 7th at Kongsvinger and March 14th at St John’s. A complete schedule can be found in the February newsletter
Gslc news:  Bridal shower for Janessa Maier bride to be of Tyler Solive at 10 a.m. today (Saturday) at the church. She is the granddaughter of Myron Bruer
Lenten services continue at the church at 7 p.m. until March 21st  
There will be a Kingdom ball at the Morris Evangelical Free church today (Saturday) 6-8 p.m. at the church
Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays: March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elevator in front of the old # 1
Herman red hatters meet at Hunan Spring Buffet in Fergus Falls on Monday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m.
Rendsville 4-h meets on March 5th at 7 p.m. at St. John’s
The Stevens County Republican Party convention is March 16th 7 p.m. at the legion-Morris
Copies of the 2018 RTA phone books are now available at HD and co in Donnelly or in other towns served by the company.
Today (Saturday) there is a celebration of Lou Kopel's 90th birthday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall. (No gifts, please) and the Donnelly city council meets at 4 p.m. in the council chamber
 Death notice: Johnny Manning of Morehead passed away on February. 25th survivors include his wife former Donnelly resident Maryann Sutter
On March 12th, from 3:45-4 p.m., the Bookmobile will be in town on Main St., and at 7 p.m., the Donnelly Fire Department will meet at the fire hall and Donnelly community club meets  at community hall at as we start making plans for the bee on August 25th, and 26th the tri-feature Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt
Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt in Morris, Odd fellows meatball dinner, wilts visitation and funeral in Herman, visit to Sam Johrdheim, in his house in Donnelly, community meal at Faith-Morris, and Bible study and Lenten services at Gs w/ Eystads







Thursday, February 22, 2018

donnelly news

Feb 24th-mar 2nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.



Weather news: As I was writing my column last week, they were talking about a blizzard for the weekend, but it never materialized although I understand there was some blowing and drifting in the country on Tuesday. We did get several inches of snow Monday evening, however, which was enough for me to have to blow for the first time this year, and as I am writing this more snow is predicted for this week

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Chad Smith will lead a course in the use of the defibrillator installed at Kongsvinger in memory of Steve Larson on February 25th following services. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lenten services continue every week until March 21st at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches, February 28th at St John’s, March 7th at Kongsvinger.A complete schedule can be found in the February newsletter

KLCW will meet on March 1st at 11 a.m. in the blue room of the West Central Homes, followed by a potluck dinner. Note change of meeting place

Gslc news:  Lenten services continue at the church at 7 p.m. until March 21st   

There will be a Kingdom ball at the Morris Evangelical Free church on March 3rd, 6-8 p.m. at the church

There will be a BOLD women’s event, at First-Morris on February 25th, 12-4 p.m.



Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays: March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elevator in front of the old # 1

St Mary's –Morris annual dinner auction is today (Saturday) 4-10 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Morris                   

Herman red hatters meet at Human Spring Buffet in Fergus Falls on Monday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. 

Donnelly city council meets on March 3rd at 4 p.m. in the council chamber

Rendsville 4-h meets on March 5th at 7 p.m. at St. John’s

Copies of the 2018 RTA phone books are now available at HD & co in Donnelly or in other towns served by the company.

Death notice: Millie Wilts of Herman passed away on January 21st survivors include her son Doug (Ellen) Willits & their family of the Donnelly/Chokio area

The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on March 12th 3:45-4 p.m.

The Hancock Owls boys’ basketball team won the Pheasant Conference championship this year; Bennett Nienhaus is a member of that team

Past week a visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, Backman welding open house Morris, a visit to friends in the Barret Care center, a visit to my friend Mark Koepke, at his apt in Morris. Lenten services at Gs (w/Eystads)




Thursday, February 15, 2018

donnelly news

Feb 17th -23rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: temps have not been too bad in the last week, but we have had some cold winds to go with them, forecast says a blizzard for the weekend, however, Wednesday was the mildest day we have had in some time with a high about 50 melting some snow & ice

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Lenten services continue every week until March 21st at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches, February 21st at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. and February 28th at St John’s. A complete schedule can be found in the February newsletter
Gslc news:  Lenten services continue at the church at 7 p.m. until March 21st    

Other church news Burgers, beverages, and blessings will be on hiatus until after Easter

Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays:, March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elevator in front of the old # 1                    
Donnelly youth club meets on February 21st from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
Donnelly fire department meets on February 19th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Herman red hatters meet at Human Spring Buffet in Fergus Falls on Monday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m.  
Donnelly community club had their annual meeting on February 12th at the community hall. All directors up for reelection were reelected. Despite the rain last year, we had a good year financially, a reminder this year’s bee is August. 24-26th tri-feature is Oliver, Cockshutt, and Moline. The next meeting is March 12th at 7 pm at the community hall.
Tiger wrestling: At the Doc Busian invitational in Morris Brady Cardwell champs 152 lbs. Tristian Raths 4th 182
Millie Rae Kampmeier was born February 7, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Mac and Sydney Kampmeier of Chokio, MN. Millie weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long. Grandparents are Joel and Jamie Beyer of Morris, MN and Tim Kampmeier of Chokio, MN. Great-grandparents are Carol and the late Sid Wilcox of Morris, MN and Ralph Kampmeier of Chokio, MN.
Death notices:  Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Ritter of Graceville passed away on February 12th survivors include her granddaughter Tana (Andy) Erickson of Morris Andy is a former Donnelly area resident

Past week a visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, Tony Lesmeister visitation at the funeral home, a visit to Irene Stand and Geesien Kill at heritage apartments, adult Ed, Bible study and Ash wed services at Gs (w/Eystads) a visit to the WWV (villa)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

donnelly news

 Feb 10th-16th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: well the groundhog saw his shadow last week so we are in for 6 more weeks of winter, it has felt that way for the last week, as it has been cold, however, the sun came out Wednesday afternoon and melted some of the snow.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  On February 11th following the 8:30 a.m. services at Kongsvinger the Kongsvinger cemetery association will hold their annual meeting and following the 11 a.m. services at St John’s their postponed annual meeting will be held.
Lenten services start on Ash Wednesday, February 14 with services at St. John’ at 7 p.m. (no lunch) continues on February 21 st at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. with lunch afterward and alternating between churches until March 21st  A complete schedule can be found in Feb. newsletter
Installation of officers scheduled for February 11th has been postponed to a later date

Gslc news:  Lenten services start with Ash Wednesday services at 7 p.m. on February 14th at the church and continue until March 21sth    


Other church news: Rev Dan Belgum-Blad has accepted the call to be the new pastor at First Lutheran Morris. He is currently their interim pastor and is from Atwater
Burgers, beverages, and blessings will be on hiatus until after Easter

 

Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elev. in front of the old # 1 
Donnelly youth club meets on February 21st from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
Donnelly community club annual meeting on February 12 at 7 p.m. at the community hall. Coffee & dessert to follow, annual dues ($10) can be paid at the door

Death notices:  former Donnelly area resident Darrell Hadler of Farwell mn died on February. 2nd
Jerry Altrich of Donnelly passed away on February. 3rd
Anthony (Tony) Lesmeister of Donnelly passed away on February. 4th

Past wk. Georgia Smith funeral hosanna worship center-Morris visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt., adult Ed at Gs (w/Eystad’s) Altrich & Hadler visitations at assumption & Pedersen funeral home and their funerals at both places precinct caucuses at old # 1 Southside, helped with NAPs at sr. center (w Eystads)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

donnelly news

 Jan 27th-Feb 2nd                          
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: past week has not been too bad temperature wise but some strong winds have made it feel very cold, no major snow yet
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: on February 4th Kongsvinger services will be broadcast on KMRS (1230 am) at 11 am
On February 11th The ST. John’s annual meeting that was scheduled for January 21st but was unable to be held due to a lack of quorum has been rescheduled for following the 11 a.m. services. Also following the a.m. services.the Kongsvinger cemetery association will hold their annual meeting
Gslc news: adult Ed resume on February 4th following services
       

Other church news: February 4 - Super Bowl Sunday at Hosanna worship center. Pre-game activities at the church will start at 9:30 a.m.  At 10 a.m. we will hear from a professional athlete about finding Christ.  Wear your favorite jersey and bring a friend.
Bishop Jon Anderson of the southwest Minnesota ELCA synod will be at faith-Morris on Tuesday, February 6th from 4:00-5:30p.m. For Listening 2.0

 

Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home. There is an elev. in front of the old # 1 
Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly, and Dean and Jeri Erickson of Chokio wish to announce the engagement of their children, Elizabeth Holland and Chandler Erickson. A wedding date of April 21, 2018, has been set. The couple plans to reside in Chokio. There will be a Bridal Shower for Beth on February 3rd from 9:00-11:00a.m. , at First Lutheran Church they are registered at Herberger’s, Target and B Inspired.
 Mallory Marie Livengood was born January 21, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Kody and Alisha Livengood of Morris, MN. Mallory weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 in. long. Grandparents are Russ Roske of Donnelly, MN, John and Holly Riley of Morris, MN and Lee and Audra Livengood of Sabetha, KS. Great-grandmother is Shirley Mitzel of Morris, MN.
Brady Cardwell West Central Conference all-conference in wrestling recently
Stevens’ county Republican Party caucuses will be held on February 6th at 7 p.m. at the old # 1 Southside. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.; the Stevens County DFL will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Morris area secondary schools for information about caucus locations in other counties or parties contact the county auditor, Minnesota secretary of state’s office or local party officials
Jim and Lou Eystad furnished the lunch at Good Shepherd on January 21 in honor of their 64th wedding anniversary on January 17th

Death notices:  Elbert Holslin of Alberta, passed away on January 24th survivors include his brother in law former Donnelly resident Kermit (Karen) Stahn of Alberta
Former Donnelly area resident Georgia Smith of Morris passed away on January 30th. Local survivors include her brother George (Eliane) Harstad of Herman and their family

Past week, past wk. a visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt in Skyview to wish her an early happy 92nd birthday, Millie Lindgren funeral at Nora, garnder ND, and Joan Bauer visitation at Pedersen funeral home and her funeral at Gs, annual mtg and dinner at Kong CURE caucus mtg at sr. center Morris,BBB at met lounge

Thursday, January 25, 2018

donnelly news

Jan 27th-Feb 2nd                           
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: temps have been nice in the past week; a lot of snow has melted but it may be short-lived given what the forecast for the weekend says (more snow)
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Annual meeting on January 28th at Kongsvinger after services, followed by a potluck dinner. Note that services times will switch on January 28th   with services at St. John’s at 8:30 a.m. and Kongsvinger at 11 p.m.  The ST. John’s annual meeting that was scheduled for January 21st was unable to be held due to a lack of quorum so it has been rescheduled for February 11th following the 11 a.m. services.
Gslc news:


Other church news: February 4 - Super Bowl Sunday at Hosanna worship center. Pre-game activities at the church will start at 9:30 a.m.  At 10 a.m. we will hear from a professional athlete about finding Christ.  Wear your favorite jersey and bring a friend.

Widows and widowers are invited to Sunday lunches at noon in the basement at Old #1, Morris on the following Sundays: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9. All widows/widowers are invited, for lunch on their own and fellowship! Questions, call Rose Murphy, Grief Care Coordinator, Pedersen Funeral Home there is an elev. in front of Bldg.  

Open house baby shower for Andrea (Max) Koehntop on January 27th from 2-4 p.m. at faith-Morris
Bridal Shower for Beth Holland will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00-11:00am at First Lutheran Church. Beth is the bride-to-be of Chandler Erickson and they are registered at Herberger’s, Target and B Inspired. Beth’s parents are Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly; Chandler’s are Dean and Jeri Erickson of Chokio
Stevens’ county Republican Party caucuses will be held on February 6th at 7 pm at the old # 1 Southside. The executive committee will meet there are at 6 pm
Jim and Lou Eystad furnished the lunch at Good Shepherd on January 21 in honor of their 64th wedding anniversary on January 17th

Death notices: Millie Lindgren of Fargo passed away on January 19th survivors include her nephew, former Donnelly area resident Mark Koepke of Morris
Former Donnelly area resident Marjorie Mesenbrink of Alberta passed away on January 20th
February 19th Wally McCollar and I traveled to St Stephens’s church in Bloomington for the memorial service for Dick Goldenstein. Plans are to have 2nd memorial service and lunch at Gs later this yr.  and a committal service at Vinger
Past week, adult Ed at Gs, rod and gun club fishing tournament on Pomme De Terre Lake, indoor sale at heartland Mtrs, adult Ed at Gs, Rusc warm hearts and hot dishes at faith, twins caravan at Morris area elementary school, BBB at met lounge