Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news, if the forecast is to be believed, is that by the time you read this spring will have finally arrived, with some mild temperatures, and none too soon for us winter- weary Minnesotans. We had several inches of heavy wet snow on Monday afternoon and on Wednesday evening some more snow flurries.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger News: There are two upcoming bridal showers in the parish -- one for Mindy Janachovsky and the other one is for Dani Kloos. I will have more details in later columns about dates times and places. If you want to be on the shower committee for Mindy, contact Jan Greiner or Peggy Wilke. To help with the shower for Dani, contact Gail Kloos.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: studies on "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis will continue every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. until May 15.
The Peoria Apostolic Church choir will be in concert at the Morris Area Elementary School music hall today (Saturday) at 7 p.m.
The Stevens Community Humane Society will meet on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center.
Stevens County Genealogical Society will have their monthly meeting on May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library.
The Red Hatters will meet at the Herman Bar and Grill in Herman on May 6 at 9 a.m.
The Rendsville 4-H and city council will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall and city hall.
A 90th birthday party for former Donnelly resident Shirley Henrichs will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca from 1-5 p.m. on April 28.
Don Kloos of Starbuck passed away on April 7. Survivors include his wife, former Donnelly area resident Helen (Kopel) and a sister Vionne (Darrell) Hadler of Donnelly.
Christa Bahr and Cody Greeley of Morris are pleased to announce their engagement. Christa is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Bahr of Morris. Cody is the son of Dan Greeley and Nancy Greeley of Alexandria. Her grandparents are Don and Sharon Bahr of Morris.
Chandler Erickson ended his Tiger basketball career by being named with the outstanding defense award, leading the Tigers in assists this year, and being named to West Central Conference all-conference team. The team itself was named section 6 AA academic champion.
Jacob Speer was a member of the Tiger wrestling team that earned a silver award in academics.
Tyler Henrichs has been awarded a scholarship from the Fergus Falls Area college foundation.
Mark Koepke and I attended the open house at the Morris Co-op seed plant on April 25.
Gabi Nienhaus was named to the B honor roll at Hancock High School.
Amber Recker was one of the performers at the Morris Area Arts Booster festival at Morris on April 20.
Jeanne Ennen was one of the family members who helped Arden Frank celebrate his 70th birthday on April 20. Mark Koepke and I stopped by his apartment to wish him a happy birthday and to visit with his sisters Dianne and Carol for a few minutes.
George and Elaine Harstad and I attended the 60th wedding anniversary for Wally and Peggy Horning in Herman. This offered me an opportunity to visit with my former neighbor, Delano Meyer for a while. I had not seen him since he and Linda returned from a short term missionary trip to Africa earlier this year.
Jack Fuchs and I traveled to Elbow Lake on April 22 for the Minnesota for Marriage rally in the evening. afterwards I visited Mark.
On April 23 Mark Koepke and I attended the Morris Area Chamber Grill-Out fundraiser at Willie's Super Valu. That evening, Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the mission event at Good Shepherd.
Mark Koepke and I attended the spring rummage sale and dinner at Faith Lutheran in Morris on April 24.
Thanks to Bob Burner, the Co-op manager for this: The Donnelly Co-op held its 93rd annual meeting at the Donnelly Community Center on April 5. The Co-op had another successful year in 2012 with sales up again over $1.4 million, resulting in total sales of $8.5 million and a net savings of $420,250; $137,000 in cash was distributed to patronage and $30,000 of equity were returned to patrons who turned 70. Cash returned over the last six years is over $800,000 and the total return to the community over the last 30 years exceeds $3.5 million.
Dave Whitmore spoke about the purchase of a new 2013 variable rates custom fertilizer spreader. Dave Johnserud of Starbuck, who is the newest elected Cenex- Harvest States board member, reported 2012 earnings of $1.2 billion. He also gave a very interesting report on the progress of the $1.3 billion investment in a nitrogen processing facility, at Sprirtwood, N.D.
The two current directors up for reelection were re-elected.