Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Since March came in like a lion it is supposed to go out like a lamb but it was something of a timid lamb. Spring is slow to arrive with cool temperatures for much of the last week so there is still a lot of snow and ice around.
In parish news from St. John's/Kongsvinger: Lenten services are alternating between Kongsvinger on April 6 and St. John's on April 13 at 7 p.m. with a lunch to follow. There will be joint services at St. John's on April 3 at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will also be at St. John's at 9:45 a.m.
There will be a benefit noon meal for family of Burton Strand of Donnelly, on April 3, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. A free will donation will be collected. Donations may also be left at the United Farmers and Merchants State Bank through April 15.
St. John's spring fling is April 16. they are looking for "white elephant" items and donations for the raffle. Contact the church office for details.
I have stopped out to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church site several times in recent weeks. They have been painting the ceiling of the church and varnishing the floor. They are still planning on having their first service there on April 17.
The Good Shepherd call committee has asked for a special meeting of the congregation on April 3 following the 10 a.m. coffee for the purpose of presenting a candidate for pastor. All voting members are encouraged to attend.
Word Alone Ministries will meet today (Saturday) at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. Coffee is at 9:30 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m.
There will be a farewell open house for Rev. Kristin Braaten- Lee at the Christus House in Morris on April 5 from 3-6 p.m.
The Donnelly Community Club will have their first meeting of the year on April 4 at 7 p.m. at the town hall in Donnelly. We will be starting to make plans for the 2011 Threshing Bee. As always ideas or suggestions for it or any other events are always welcome.
Also on the 4th the Red Hatters will meet at Place To Be at 1 p.m. -- please wear an Easter bonnet; the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m.; the city council will meet in the council chambers, and the Rendsville 4-H club will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on April 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library.
Pedersen Funeral Home is sponsoring a spring seminar on April 5 at the Old #1 Southside at 10 a.m.
The Two by Four Family Band will be in concert at the Morris Area Elementary concert hall on April 9 at 7 p.m.
The Donnelly Fire Department fish fry will be held on April 15 at the town hall.
The Donnelly Rod and Gun Club will have their annual meeting on April 5 at the Donnelly hall at 6:30 p.m.
Richard (Dick) Haupert of Herman passed away on March 23. Among the family members who survive him is a sister Lois (John) Anderson of Donnelly.
Haroldine Walker passed away on March 24. A nephew, Wally McCollar, is among the family members who survive her.
Katelyn Wulf was born on March 12 to Byron and Amy Wulf of Hancock. Grandparents are Charles and Deb Hacker of Hancock and Doug and Joyce Wulf of Morris, great grandparents are Gerald and Diane (LeSage) Pittman of Waukon, Iowa and Vi Wulf of Morris.
Buyers from all over the United States and Canada attended the Wulf Limousin Opportunity Sale on March 15. The top bull sold for $66,000.
After the sale I attended the visitation for Dick Haupert. His sister-in-law Franchetta was Dad's home care nurse for several years.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the benefit for Aaron Luthi on March 26; services at Good Shepherd on March 27 and the community meal at the Morris Senior Center on March 28. I also visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson at her home.
After the benefit, I attended the Stevens County Republican party meeting at DeToy's and enroute home visited with Sam and Dorothy Jordheim at their home in Donnelly. The next Republican Party meeting is scheduled for April 25.
On March 29, Joan Kopacek traveled to the state capitol for VFW Legislative Day. After updates on veteran's issues, she met Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, and Rep. Torrey Westrom to discuss some concerns. Later the bus stopped at the White Bear Lake VFW for lunch and to meet the mayor.