The weather has been typically Minnesota during the last week -- very cold one day, and sunny and mild the next. I understand there was snow in Duluth over the weekend. Harvest continues and from everything I have heard it is a very good one.
From the St. John's/Kongsvinger parish: The St. John's fall fest will be held on Oct. 6 at the church. They are looking for items for it, but please no clothing. For more details, call 246-3470.
The parish confirmation service event will be held on Oct. 13. They are collecting gently used clothing, household and personal care items for Churches United for the Homeless in Moorhead and other places. Items may be dropped off at the parish office until Oct 10. Due to this event, neither the KCLW nor the St. John's WELCA will be shipping items to Lutheran World Relief until next spring. Please contact the parish office at 246-3211 for a complete list of acceptable items.
The raffle committee is looking for donations for the annual Kongsvinger fall fest on Nov. 18. You can call 589-1195 or 246-3405.
The block party that was held in Donnelly earlier this year raised about $1500 for the Stevens County Food Shelf.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: A seven week course on discipleship offered by the Institute for Lutheran Theology will begin Oct. 10. There is no registration and no fees. Call the church at 585-6868 for details.
The Glacial Ridge Conference fall gathering and officer's workshop will be held on Oct. 6 at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. The speaker will be Sonja Farmer from Marietta, Minn.
There will be a theme table and silent auction to benefit the local Salvation Army chapter today (Saturday) beginning with table viewing at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the door.
A Grief Share seminar support group continues on Mondays at the Morris Evangelical Free Church in Morris. You may join at any time. Call 589-2614 or 589-1788 for information.
The Donnelly Community Club will meet on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the town hall.
The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library.
William Arthur Hafker III of Donnelly passed away on Sept. 25. Survivors include his wife, Judy.
Chase Frederick Hacker was born Sept. 4 in Glenwood, to Chris and Becky Hacker of Starbuck. Grandparents are Charles and Debra Hacker of Hancock and Ron and Anita Henderson of Glenwood. Great-great-grandmother is Adeline Wevley of Morris.
Adalyn Elise Hamling was born Aug. 31 in Fergus Falls, to Dr. Randy and Melissa Hamling of Morris, formerly of Donnelly.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta cross country teams ran in the Holdingford Invitational. MaKenzie Smith placed second overall. At the Long Prairie/Grey Eagle meet she finished first and was second at the Little Crow invitational in New London.
Here are results from the Threshing Bee. Kongsvinger won the traveling trophy for best parade unit. Nick Daly was the only local horseshoe pitcher to place in the tournament. Milford Kahler won the best of show in the car show. I also recall that Brianna Neuman was one of the winners in the tractor pull.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the Two by Four Family Band concert on Sept. 22 and their performance during services at Good Shepherd the following day. Sunday evening, we attended the presentation "Angels Among Us" by Wayne and Donna Jo Kopietze of New London.
Andy Brevig, Steve Fults and I attended the Republican Party central committee meeting on Sept. 25 in Morris. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 1 with the time and place to be announced. Earlier in the day I attended part of the "listening session" in Morris.
On Sept. 26, I traveled to Elbow Lake for the funeral of Paul Leis, an old family friend. In the evening, several of us from the area attended the rummage sale at First Lutheran, and the fall festival and rummage sale at Faith Lutheran.