The weather has been sunny and mild for most of the last week. It looks like most farmers in the area have finished their planting and the crops that are up are looking very nice.
St John's/Kongsvinger parish news: there will be joint services with Holy Communion at St. John's on May 20 at 11 a.m. This will be baccalaureate Sunday. A brunch will be served at 10 a.m. and our graduates will be honored during the services. The Sunday school kids will also sing and awards will be presented.
There will be a special meeting after services for St. John's members on May 20 to consider an amendment to their constitution.
There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on May 27 at 8:30 a.m.
The women's book club will meet on May 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Jeanne Ennen's house. Please note the change of date.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: On May 20 Erin Koehntop from Someplace Safe will be leading an adult forum after services. This is also new member Sunday.
The Republican state convention concludes today (Saturday) in St. Cloud. The Stevens County Republicans are tentatively scheduled to meet on May 29.
There will be city wide garage sales in Donnelly today (Saturday). I have a few odds and ends for sale at site of the old blacksmith shop across from the Threshing Bee grounds.
The Pomme de Terre garden club will have a plant sale today (Saturday) at East Side Park in Morris.
There will be CPR class at the Stevens County ambulance garage on May 23 at 7 p.m.
Carol Hickman of Morris passed away on May 12. Survivors include her husband, George, sons, Mark and Ed, and daughter, Deann (Jason Fjeld) Recker; and a brother, Darryl (Vionne) Hadler.
Leo Stein of Morris passed away on May 14. Survivors include his daughter Kathy (Scott) Bahr of Donnelly.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls finished second at the True Tea, track meet held at Minnewaska on May 14. Beth Holland finished eighth in the 100; Kourtney Geise fourth in 800, MaKenzie Smith finished third the 1600 and3200, Rebekah Aanerud finished 13th in the 100, eighth in 300 hurdles, and seventh in the pole vault and 12th in the shot put; Beth Holland was a member of the 4x100 relay team that finished first, Beth and Kourtney were members of the 4x 400 relay team that finished third, and Kourtney was a member of the 4x800 relay team that finished third.
The girls also won the meet at Ortonville. Beth finished second in the 200 and was a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams that finished first. MaKenzie won the 400 and placed 2nd in the discus; Kourtney finished third in the 800, she and MaKenzie were members of the 4x800 relay team that finished first; Savannah Aanerud was fifth in the 800; Rebecca finished first in the 100 hurdles, and second in the 300, and fifth in the pole vault.
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