Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
We had a snowstorm late Thursday into early Friday causing most schools in the area to close. The weather was fairly decent on Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday but on Sunday evening it was starting to blow and drift again. By Monday we had a full blown blizzard on our hands, so most schools and other events were cancelled and/or postponed again. Tuesday was a day to shovel out.
In news from the St. John’s/Kongsvinger parish: There will be joint services on March 24 at Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. with Holy Communion and the Sunday school kids will be singing.
A true women conference will be held at the Morris Evangelical Free Church on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Federated Church of Morris will have a This and That sale today (Saturday) from 9 a.m-12:30 p.m.
A Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner will be held at the Hancock Community Center today (Saturday) from 3-7 p.m. A free will donation will be taken.
The Rod and Gun Club annual meeting will be held on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall.
Bentley Jo Werner was born on Jan. 16 to Brian and Kristi Werner. Grandparents are Al and Janice Werner of Lamberton, Tom and Kelly Claassen of Chokio, and Dan and Jeanne Koehntop of Donnelly; great grandmother is Lois Koehntop of Donnelly.
Jesse Vavra recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His parents are Vilem and Laurie and his grandparents are Warren and Linda Vavra.
Viking Speedway award winners in 2012 super stock include: Alan Johnson, Matt Miller, Jeff Flaten.
On March 14 Mark Koepke and I visited Bill Underwood in the hospital.
On March 15, Chester Larson and I attended the open house and dinner at Pederson’s Agri-Service and the open house at Larson’s Farm Supply, both in Herman. Later that afternoon the Kopacek family and I attended the St. Patrick’s Day party at the West Wind Village in Morris. Afterwards I visited some of the residents there.
Ellen Wilts was one of the exhibitors at the KMRS Spring Expo at the Lee Community Center on March 15 and 16.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Lenten services on March 13 and 20 and services on March 17 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the sing along at the Eden Reformed Church in Herman on March 17. The Eystads also attended the adult forum by Ken Earldson from Lutheran Bible Camp by Henning. Mark Koepke and I attended services at Kongsvinger and then went to the pancake breakfast at St. John’s afterwards.
Barry and Nancy Erdahl were among the Lions members who helped serve their annual pancake breakfast on March 16. That afternoon, Courtney Lehman was one of the Just For Kix dancers who performed at the Expo. That evening, Mark Koepke and I attended the Stevens County Pork Producers supper in Morris.
For those who have been wondering about Mark Koepke, he just signed a lease on a new apartment in Morris. I will have more info in the future, but in meantime you can still call him here.
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