The weather during the past week has been mostly cloudy and cool although it was mostly dry. That has enabled most farmers to finish harvesting and get fall field work done.
In parish news from St. John's/Kongsvinger: The parish continues to collect items for the food shelf during December. Non-perishable items may be left in the shopping cart located in the narthex of both churches. There is also be a cap and mitten tree in the narthex of both churches for the Salvation Army until Dec. 13.
A community Christmas carol sing will be held on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at St. John's followed by a light supper. There will be a poinsettia garden in the parish this year. To buy one in memory or honor of somebody, please contact the parish office by Dec. 14.
The Kongsvinger Christmas Card Club will be held again this year. To add your name to the list contact Bertha Larson or Florentine Erickson by Dec. 20.
The following events will be held today (Saturday): The KCLW Christmas Advent family potluck brunch will be held at 9 a.m. at the parish hall.
West Central Area WordAlone will have their annual Advent potluck dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus. The program begins at 10 a.m. with dinner to follow.
The Holidazlle trim a tree contest at the Donnelly Hall concludes today from 2-5 p.m. The public can vote for their favorite tree display as well as sign up for the door prize. Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. The money raised will go towards the Donnelly Town Hall remodeling of the kitchen and bathrooms.
The Stevens County Historical Society holiday open house will be held at the museum in Morris from 9 a.m. -12 noon.
The Senior Citizens bazaar will be held at the Morris Senior Center beginning at 9 a.m.
Pedersen Funeral Home's "A time to Remember" will be held on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at the funeral home in Morris.
The Red Hatters will meet on Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. at Sax's Café in Donnelly. This is the Christmas party so bring your favorite cookie or candy to pass.
Santa will be stopping in Donnelly on Dec. 19.
Learning Unlimited will meet on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Morris Public Library. Laird Barber will trace the ancestry of Jesus through the gospel of Matthew.
Ida Johnson of Donnelly passed away on Nov. 29. Her funeral was held Dec. 4 at St. John's. Her son, Lloyd Bendt of Donnelly and his family are among her survivors.
Carol Erickson passed away on Nov. 14. Her sister-in-law Peg Wischnak of Morris formerly of the Donnelly area is among the family that survives her.
Several of us took in the craft show at the National Guard Armory in Morris on Nov. 27. En route home I stopped by St. John's where Jim and Lou Eystad were among those who helped decorate the church. Later in the afternoon, Sandy Dunn and I decorated Kongsvinger.
Lowell and Sandy Dunn and family travelled to Wendell on Nov. 26 to celebrate Thanksgiving with her mother, Vivian Johnson
On Nov. 28 Pearl A. Anderson and I were among the family and friends who attended the 90th birthday party for Ruth Moerke and the Golden Wedding celebration for Delroy and Gloria Heuer in Morris. We were also among those that took in the open house at Unger Furniture on Nov. 29. En route home I stopped to visit Sam Jordheim in Donnelly.
Jeff and Gayle Gibson and family of Avon were supper guests of Sam and Dorothy Jordheim on Nov. 26 and also spent some visiting other family and friends in the area during the weekend.
Mark Hofer of St. Cloud travelled to Donnelly last week and picked up his mother-in-law, Shirley Frank. They returned to his home St. Cloud for a few days over the Thanksgiving weekend.
On Monday, Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the community meal at the Morris Senior Center and later Rev. King's presentation at the MAHS.
On Dec. 2 I stopped into McCollar Jewelry to wish Wally an early Happy Birthday.
Pearl A. Anderson and Larry and Peggy Wilke traveled to Fergus Falls on Nov 25th to have dinner with Kris Wilke.
Jim and Lou Eystad were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Tom and Colleen Dogotch of Morris.
Verle and Della Dunn were Thanksgiving guests of their granddaughter Chandra and her husband in Alexandria.