The weather has been sunny and mild for much of the past week. Most farmers are done for the year but there are a few out doing odd jobs.
St. John's/Kongsvinger news: There will be a Christmas carol sing-a-long at St. John's on Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship. All are welcome.
The parish will once again have a hat/mitten tree for the Salvation Army. Contact the parish office at 246-3211 for details.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Allan Saugstad will give a presentation about his mission trip to Central America on Nov. 25.
There will be advent services on Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
A Christmas sing-a-long will be held at Eden Reformed Church in Herman on Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. Coffee and refreshments will follow.
There will be a World Mission Mart festival at Federated Church of Morris on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and after services on Dec. 2.
There will be a baby shower for Stella Elizabeth Amthauer, daughter of Brad and Robyn (Werk) Amthauer, today (Saturday) at the Rollie and Jan Greiner farm, 13842 State Highway 9, Donnelly.
Theresa Anderson of Idaho passed away recently. Survivors include her sister-in-law Opal Harstad and her family.
Elroy and Loiann Frank send thanks for the support during the benefit for Loiann.
Chandler Erickson and Brooke Gillespie made the A honor roll at Chokio-Alberta High School.
The Donnelly Threshing Bee royalty participated in the Parade of Lights in Morris on Nov. 16. Prior to the parade Wally McCollar and I were among those enjoying the music of the UMM concert choir at the City Center Mall. After the parade I stopped into Tamela Sperr's open house at Edward Jones.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I played turkey bingo at the Donnelly Hall on Nov. 16. Cheryl Beebe won the grand prize.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the funeral for Nikki Wittern on Nov. 17. That afternoon, I attended the birthday party for Ruth Bengston at the senior center. Later I visited Gary Weers. In the evening, the Eystads attended the benefit for Tatum Libbesmeier at the Herman school.
Bertha Anderson celebrated her birthday with friends and family members gathered at the West Wind Village on Nov. 17.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the annual meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Nov. 18. Afterwards I attended the fall festival at Kongsvinger.
The bookmobile will be in town on Nov. 28.
The Donnelly City Council meets on Dec. 3 at the city hall. The Rendsville 4-H also meets on Dec. 3 at the fire hall.
A quick reminder that I have "news" boxes at the Donnelly Post Office, and HD & Co. in Donnelly and at McCollar Jewelry in Morris for you to leave news for me. The deadlines are Monday noon for the Donnelly boxes, Tuesday evening for the one in Morris.