Donnelly News 5-4-13
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Last weekend was a case of if you do not like the weather, just wait and it will change. We basically went from winter to spring overnight, with high temps going from the 30s, to 50s-60s. I cannot remember the last time I was out and about in short sleeves. Most of the snow melted in a hurry. However, last I saw there was still a lot of ice on area lakes. On my trip to Hutchinson on Saturday, I did a see a couple fields that had been worked up. Thankfully we escaped the snow some areas got on May 1, with just some snow flurries here.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger News: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on May 5 at 11 a.m. This will be the last day of Sunday school, so the kids will be singing, and Sunday school awards will be presented.
The May parish newsletter is now out. It includes a copy of the summer worship schedule. Extra copies are available in the narthex of each church.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: The May newsletter is now out. Extra copies are available on the table in back hall.
The following events will be held on May 5:
The play “Godly Women Out of History” will be performed at Trinity Lutheran Church, of Cyrus, at 2 p.m., in honor of Marcella Hanson's 90th birthday. A free will offering will be collected.
Heaven Bound Trio will be in concert at the community center in Kensington.
The first performance of the New Wine production, “The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hits” will be at 7 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m., at First Lutheran Church of Morris. Additional performances are on May 15, 19 and 22. Tickets are on sale at the church. There will also be a performance at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus, on June 9 at 3 p.m.
There will an open house bridal shower for Mindy Janachovsky, bride to be of Scott Schmidt, on May 4 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St John’s.
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 on May 6 at 7 p.m. at the fire hall and city hall, in Donnelly.
The Donnelly Community Club will meet on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall.
Former Donnelly resident Mable Realdson passed away on April 27. Many of you will remember that she was the bookkeeper at the Donnelly Elevator, when her husband Richard, was the manager there for 20 years.
Former Donnelly area resident, Bernice Boerner of Alexandria, passed away on April 29. Survivors include a step-son, Tom.
Now that the weather is nice it means the spring sports season is finally underway. Tiger girls’ track results from Lac qui Parle Valley: Rebekah Aanerud placed fourth in the 100 and 300 intermediate hurdles and MaKenzie Smith took first in the 3200 meter run, and first in the discus.
Becca Holland was a member of Tiger softball team that won its own tournament on April 27.
The Stevens County 4-H project bowl Junior livestock team finished third in state. Jon Moser is the coach. The senior general livestock team placed ninth with Jonna Moser as a member of that team and Lee Johnston as the coach. The senior horse bowl placed ninth. Rebekah Aanerud was a member of that team.
Mark Koepke and I attended the Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, on April 25 and the Regional Fitness Center fundraiser on April 26.
On April 27, I traveled to Glenwood, where I met Rev A.J. Kruger of Alexandria. From there we traveled to Hutchinson, for the Lutheran Church in Missions, Augustana District convention. On April 28, Rosie Sax and I attended the Haining family concert in Fergus Falls.
On April 29, Mark and I stopped to visit with Irene Strand. In the evening the Stevens Community Humane Society had their annual meeting. After the meeting, a lengthy discussion took place about the future of the society, due to a sharp decrease in members and revenue in recent years, and increased expenses.