Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday I have an early deadline next week: Wednesday at 1 p.m. I will check my boxes on Tuesday afternoon.
Since this is Thanksgiving week I want to say mange takk (many thanks) to all my loyal readers who have made my column a successful one over the past several years.
A few snow flurries in the air on Tuesday are a reminder that old man winter is just biding his time before arriving here. With the exception of Nov. 11, which was a really nice day, most days have been fall-like with cool temperatures and some cold winds.
St. John's/Kongsvinger parish news: The Kongsvinger fall festival will be held Nov. 20 beginning at 11 a.m. at the church, three miles north of Donnelly.
The parish will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Stevens County food shelf during the month of November. Carts are located in the narthex of both churches for you to drop your items off. You may also make a cash donation and put it in the offering plate or mail or drop it off at the parish office.
Thanksgiving eve services will be held on Nov. 23 at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. with fellowship to follow.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: New member Sunday will be Nov. 20. Following services there will a forum on the Augustana District of the LCMC. Due to preparations for the children's Sunday School program this will be the last forum or Bible study until January.
There will be Thanksgiving eve services at Good Shepherd on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.
Advent services will be held at the church beginning Nov. 30 and continuing through Dec. 21.
World Mission Mart will be held at the Federated Church in Morris today (Saturday) beginning at 9 a.m.
There will a Christmas sing-a-long at the Eden Reformed Church in Herman on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. Sonny Bartell asked me to encourage more people from the Donnelly area to attend.
The Morris Evangelical Free Church will be a relay center for the Operation Christmas Child Program through Nov. 20. For more information, contact the church at 589-2808.
There will be a community thanksgiving meal served at the United Methodist Church in Herman on Nov. 24 from noon-1 p.m. A freewill donation will be collected and the money will be given to the Grant County food shelf. For home deliveries or to RSVP, call 320-677-3374.
Most Donnelly businesses will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
There will be an open house 80th birthday for Arven Graff at the Prairie Inn of Morris on Nov. 26 from 1-3 p.m. Everyone welcome, no gifts please.
Due to the retirement of Gail Kloos, the Donnelly branch of the United Farmers and Merchants State Bank will be closed until further notice.
Lillian Moen of Glenwood passed away on Oct. 22. Family members who survive her include her daughter, Judy (Glen) Henrichs and their family.
Braeden Lee Huebner was born on Nov. 1 to Brent and Jackie Huebner of Morris. Grandparents are Gary and Karen Huebner of Elbow Lake and Karen and Joel Vold of Hallock and Mark and Natalie Otterson of Warroad.
Ava Karisue Gramith was born on Oct. 27 to Matthew and Alisha Gramith of Morris. Grandparents are Ron and Sue Wevley from Donnelly and John and Kari Gramith of Norwood Young America. Great grandparents are Esther Wevley and Elizabeth Ascheman from Morris.
Ethan Charles Sperr was born to Adam and Michelle Sperr on Nov. 2. Grandparents are Don and Tamy Sperr of Morris and Tom and Pearl Horning of Chokio, great-grandparents are Paul and Betty Sperr of Donnelly, and Roger and Nancy Horning of Chokio. There will be an open house baby shower for Ethan on Saturday, Nov. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Don and Tamela Sperr's home. 46592 208th St., Morris.
Congratulations to Micah Aanerud who was recently elected as junior president of the Stampede 4-H club.
On Nov. 4 I stopped up to the Pullman House to visit with Selma Bruse.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the first business meeting of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Nov. 10.
Lavone Kloos and I were attended the community meal at the Morris Senior Center on Nov. 14. On Nov. 15, Dan and Lavonne Kloos and I attended the Thrivent seminar in Morris. Jerry and Joan Kopacek attended the VFW auxiliary meeting that afternoon.
My farmland is now officially for sale. Please see the ad in this week's paper for more details. I am also going to continue my yard sale at my house here in town for about another week or so as well as my moving sale out on the farm. Call me at 585-6435 or 288-8692 if you are interested in seeing the items at either place.