Please note that I have a new cellphone number: 320-287-1219.
This week started out promising with several days of sunshine but then it rained again on Tuesday. The forecast calls for sunny warm days this weekend. Let's hope that's accurate. Some farmers were able to take advantage of the nice weather to get some beans and corn out but progress has been very slow. A neighbor said some of the corn they picked was about 28 percent. I talked to a friend who raises cattle and it has been hard on them too dealing with all the mud in the feedlots.
In St. John's/Kongsvinger Parish news: The St. John's beef supper is Nov. 10 at the Donnelly hall from 4:30-8 p.m.
Lefse baking day in preparation for the Kongsvinger Fall Festival is Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. If you're able to help please call 677-2784 so they have enough supplies on hand.
Thanks to the Sunday School kids for singing at St. John's on Nov. 1. It's always a delight to hear them.
The West Central Word Alone meets today (Saturday) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Coffee and fellowship is at 9:30 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m.
Learning Unlimited will meet Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Stevens County Museum. The program will be "American Indians and the US: New perspective" presented by Julie Peletier and Bert Ahern.
There will be an 80th birthday party for Agnes Kruize at the Old #1 Southside in Morris on Friday, Nov. 13 from 7-11 p.m. No gifts please.
Congratulations to Sami Searle who recorded two firsts and a fourth place finish at the state horse show in St. Paul recently. Cammi and Rebekah Aannerud were part of a horse and hippology judging team at the event. Rebecca finished 10th individually in Sr. horse judging.
Britney Marie Woodke was born on Nov. 1 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Derek and Elysia Woodke of Hoffman. Grandparents are Steve and Molly Woodke, Morris; Bruce Riedner, Morris; and Cindy Riedner, Morris. Great grandparents are Irene Riedner, Alberta and the late Don and Bev Woodke.
Ben Dorweiler was born on Oct. 23 to Matt and Anna; grandparents are Dennis and Karleen (Bakken) Wernsing of Chokio; great grandfather is Clarence Geise of Donnelly.
One of the new teachers at the Herman-Norcross School this year is Sara (Gulbrandson) Larson. Her parents are Jeff and Cindy and her grandmother is Arlene.
David Fluegel and I attended the non-profit workshop at the Ag Country Farm Credit Services building in Morris on Oct. 29. This was a follow-up to the summit held last month.
Several people attended the "Costumed for a Cure" open house at the bank in Donnelly on Oct. 30.
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the community Halloween party and meal on Oct. 31. Thanks to the Threshing Bee royalty and their families and every one else who helped out for all the hard work they put into making the event a success. The judges had their work cut out for them again this year as there were a lot of great costumes.
On Nov. 1, the Rendsville 4-H club hosted a Halloween party for area 4-H clubs at the Donnelly fire and community halls.
In the evening, Andy Brevig and I attended the presentation on Alzheimer's disease at the community hall by Lisa Denzer of Legacy Living of Morris. We also attended the Stevens County Republicans meeting in Morris on Nov. 2. En route home I stopped to visit Verle and Della Dunn in Donnelly.
Many people took in the lutefisk supper at First Lutheran Church of Morris on Nov. 4. It was very, very good.
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the funeral for Lucille Anderson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta on Nov. 2.
The Donnelly Post Office will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
A quick reminder as to how you can get news to me -- by e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Donnelly news in subject line), call me 320-246-3227 or 320-287-1219, or write to me at 12103 Cty. Rd. 9, Donnelly, MN 56235. I also have a container for news at the Post Office and HD & Co.