The weather made traveling anyplace over the weekend an iffy proposition with rain, sleet and snow on Saturday and Sunday and a full blown blizzard causing white-out conditions on Monday. Church services were canceled on Sunday due to icy roads; and just about everything in the area was shut down, canceled and/or postponed on Monday. In Westbrook students had to spend the night at the school. Thankfully there was not much snow in the storm, so things were pretty much back to normal on Tuesday without a lot of digging out. Thanks to the Good Samaritan who blew out the end of my driveway again.
The program "Keeping the Farm in the Family" scheduled for Jan. 25 has been rescheduled to Feb. 1, 10 a.m. at the community building in Elbow Lake, and at 1 p.m. at the Old #1 in Morris.
WCAWA will meet on Feb. 6 at Nora Lutheran Church of rural Kensington. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; program will be at 10 a.m. There will a short annual meeting preceding a program on "staying informed and connected." For more info call 795-2477.
Congratulations to Nicole Gillespie who was named KMRS/KKOK player of the game for the Morris/C-A girls basketball team on Jan. 12.
Congratulations to Brian Kruize who was recently elected treasurer of the Morris Fire Department.
Congratulations to Lee Johnston on being named Director of Operations at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris.
Carly Rose Bartell was born on Jan. 18, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Jason and Bonnie Bartell of Morris. Grandparents are Don and Doreen Plocker of Morris and Larry Bartell of Foley and Charlie and Pat Karels of Rosen. Great grandparents are Grace and Earl Steuck of Chokio and Lloyd, and the late June Plocker of Morris. Precinct caucuses will be held on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. In Stevens County all DFL precincts will meet at the Old #1 in Morris. All Republican precincts will meet in the cafeteria at Morris Area High School.
There will be an open house baby shower for Jada Leigh, infant daughter of Nikki (Bergstrom) and Jeremyah Wittern, on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church Parish Hall, rural Donnelly.
Several former Donnelly area residents were among those of us who took in the Habitat for Humanity pancake breakfast at the Morris American Legion on Jan. 17.
Several of us from the area took in the Minnesota Twins caravan stop at the Old #1 Southside on Jan. 21.
Enroute home I stopped to visit my aunt Pearl (Albert) Anderson in Donnelly.
Several people from the area attended the indoor car sale at Heartland Motor Co in Morris on Jan. 22. As usual the food was very good. Afterwards I stopped to visit Verle and Della Dunn in Donnelly.
The Kopeck family and I were among those from the area that attended the LU program about Afghanistan at the soils Lab in Morris on Jan. 27. I stopped by to visit Jim And Lou Eystad in Donnelly.