The good news about the weather is that it warmed up some in the last week. The bad news is that it also snowed a lot. We probably got as much snow in the last week as we have had all winter.
In news from the St. John's/Kongsvinger parish: Bible study on Psalms 23 continues on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at St. John's at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger.
Parish Lenten services begin on Feb. 17 at St. John's, with supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. and services at 6:45 p.m. Supper and services will alternate each week between Kongsvinger and St. John's.
The Area Lutheran youth organization will be going 'night' bowling in Graceville on Feb. 21. For more information contact Sandy Dunn at 246-3292 or the parish office.
There are still many copies of the annual reports in the back of both churches.
Brochures for the summer camping season at Luther Crest are now available in the narthex of both churches.
The Stevens County Republican Committee meeting will be held today (Saturday) at 9 a.m. at Detoy's.
The Donnelly Community Club supper and annual meeting will be held on March 1 at Sax's Café.
The West Central Area WordAlone chapter meeting will be held on March 6.
The Stevens County Historical Society will have its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 14 at the museum. Author Gordon Frederickson, a former Donnelly area resident, will be the guest speaker for the program. I had an opportunity to hear him last year and he has a very good program. Contact the museum for more details.
The 2nd annual Daytona 500 party will be held on Feb. 14 at the Donnelly Hall beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call 589-4421
The Stevens County Republican Convention will be held on Feb. 19 at the American Legion in Morris beginning with registration at 6 p.m.
The Stevens County DFL will hold their county convention on March 6.
The Post Office will be closed on Monday, Feb, 15 due to the President's Day holiday.
Congratulations to Jake Long who recently won his weight class at the Heart of Lakes wrestling tournament.
Congratulations to Dylan Recker (son of Roger Recker and Deann Recker) on having his art work displayed at the Common Cup Coffee house in Morris.
Congratulations to Landon and Paige Strand who earned super star ribbons at the speech meet at Graceville on Jan. 26.
Betty Thorstad of Morris passed away on Feb. 6. A sister Joan (Paul) Bruns of Donnelly is among the family members who survive her.
Since the WordAlone meeting was canceled on Feb. 6, I traveled to Morris instead and stopped in for a visit with Wally McCollar. He informs me that plans are well under way for their 55th class reunion in July. We visited with Sonya Sather on the phone about it. Wally is also looking for pictures of the classmates through the years. If you have any you can drop them off at his shop.
Several of us from the area attended the Learning Unlimited meeting at the museum in Morris on Feb. 10. Afterwards I took time to look at the "Give a Hoot" exhibit that features some memorabilia from Donnelly merchants. It is a very nice and interesting exhibit so I would encourage you to stop in and take a look at it.
Jim and Lou Eystad recently visited her aunt Marlys Alm and Lavone Day at the West Wind Village in Morris.
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