Some snow and freezing temperatures on Saturday, Dec. 15 turned our area into a "skating rink." But, with some sunshine, warmer temperatures and hard work by city, county, and state crews, the streets and roads are better. Walking around outside still requires some caution. Temperatures have not been too bad in the last week.
From St. John's/ Kongsvinger:
There will be no Sunday school on Dec. 23 or 30.
The Kongsvinger Church Lutheran Women are once again having a Christmas card club with donations going to the Lutheran Campus Ministry in Morris. The deadline is Dec. 23.
There will be joint services at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. on Dec. 30.
The parish secretary has announced that she has resigned her position effective Dec. 31.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: The Sunday school program will be held on Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. The choir will also sing, and the service will follow the program. Christmas Eve services will be at 5 p.m. Service on Christmas day is at 10 a.m.
There will be living nativity services at Faith Lutheran at 3 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 24.
The Ophoven family will be in concert at the Morris Evangelical Free Church on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.
There will be a community Christmas dinner at First Lutheran Church in Morris on Dec. 25 at noon.
Most Donnelly area businesses will close early on Dec. 24 and be closed all day on Dec. 25 and Jan.1.
There will be an open house at the United Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Donnelly on Dec. 28. This will be the last one there as the bank will close on Dec. 31.
Jeanne Ennen and I attended the Thrivent open house on Dec. 13. I also stopped at the open houses at the Riverwood and Bremer banks that day.
On Nov. 14 I traveled to Glenwood to see the Canadian Pacific holiday train. Enroute home I stopped to visit my friend Inga Mae Urke in Starbuck.
John and Joan Kopacek and I attended the Sunday school program at St. John's on Dec. 16.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the final advent service at Good Shepherd on Dec. 19.
Funeral services for Jerry Henrichs of Anoka were held on Dec. 14.
Mark Koepke will be spending some time at my house during the holidays. If you are interested in visiting with him while he is here, feel free to stop by my house or give me a call. He is still hoping that he can move back down here sometime next year.
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