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Donnelly News 011114
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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

It has been bitterly cold the past week.  Jan. 6 was the coldest day that we have had in a very long time at minus 25 degrees. Thankfully by the time you read this, temperatures should have moderated some.


In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Due to the weather the following changes are taking place in the weeks ahead: The open house at the parsonage in Donnelly scheduled for Jan. 12 has been postponed.

The Kongsvinger annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 19 has been postponed to Feb. 2 after the 11 a.m. service.  Service times are the same -- St John’s at 8:30 a.m., Kongsvinger at 11 a.m.   St. John’s annual meeting is Jan. 26, following joint services at 11 a.m. at St. John’s.  Both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner.

The parish is now on Facebook:  https://www.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: The annual meeting is Jan. 19 following worship services (about 10 a.m.) with a pot luck dinner to follow.

There will be an open house in honor of Jim and Lou Eystad’s 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12 from 2-4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church of Morris.

A community hymn sing will be held on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris.  Other dates and locations are on Feb. 9 at  the Church of the Assumption of Mary and on March 9 at Good Shepherd Church.

Habitat for Humanity will hold a pancake breakfast on Jan. 19 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Morris Legion.

The Bookmobile is in Donnelly on Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at HD & Co.

Jeanne Ennen was elected chair of the Stevens County board of Commissioners.

The following couples have or are celebrating significant wedding celebrations in December and January: Harvard and Karen Jaeck (55 years); Lloyd and Celia Kill (35 years); Kevin and Sherry Wohlers (30 years); Jim and Lou Eystad (60 years); and Ted and Karen Alm (60 years).

Joe Eystad of Morris passed away on Jan. 4. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law,  Dale (Connie Heinrichs) of St. Michael.  

I did not get out much in the last week due to the cold.  On Jan. 3 I attended the 60th birthday party for Doug Ehlers at Riverwood Bank.  Mark Koepke and I attended church at Faith Lutheran on Jan. 5, one of the few churches in the area that had services on Sunday.  On Jan. 8, I helped Jim and Lou Eystad with NAPS at the Morris senior center.