Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
The last week has been a bit of relief from winter with fairly mild temps and some melting going on. March has come in like a lamb hopefully it does not go out like a lion.
In the St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: Parish Bible study on Psalms 23 continues on Thursday's at St John's (10 a.m.) and will be repeated at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m.
Parish Lenten services "The Sign of Jonah" with supper at 5:30 p.m. and services at 6:45 p. m. will continue through Easter.
Township annual meetings and elections will be held on March 12 in the area. Donnelly Township will meet at fire hall in Donnelly; Pepperton at the community hall in Alberta; most other townships in the area will meet in their town halls. Most annual meetings are at 4 p.m. with elections from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact your county auditor for specific meeting times and places in your area.
Anna Anderson of Barrett formerly of Donnelly passed away on Feb. 21. Her funeral was held on Feb. 26 in Barrett.
Bob Frank of Starbuck formerly of Donnelly passed away on Feb. 25, and his funeral was March 2 at Fron. A sister Dorothy (Sam) Jordheim, sister in law Shirley Frank of Donnelly and their families are among his survivors. His family ran the Gambles store in Donnelly for many years.
Congratulations to Kody Armstrong (Jason and Niki) for being named to the honor roll at West Central Area High School and also to Samantha Larson to the honor roll at Herman-Norcross High School.
Congratulations to Paige Strand who earned her blue jacket from the Herman-Norcross FFA recently. She and Landon Strand have also won several ribbons lately as members of the speech team in meets at Hancock and Wheaton. Congratulations to Brandi Speer who has been named vice president of the Agribusiness/Agronomy Club at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Congratulations to Jake Long who recently qualified for a return trip to the state wrestling tournament this week by winning his class at the section wrestling tournament.
Congratulations to the MA-CA boys basketball team that won the WCC South championship. Tyler Roske is a member of the team.
The Stevens County Genealogical Society and the Donnelly Community Club were among the many Stevens County non-profits at the Expo at the armory in Morris on Feb. 25. Jim and Lou Eystad attended. Clarice Dieter won a door prize.
Steve Fults and many others attended the Donnelly Co-op meeting at the Donnelly Hall on Feb. 26. Thanks to the St. John's WELCA for preparing and serving the wonderful dinner. Later it was off to Morris where many attended the visitation for David Haynes at the funeral home. Jim and Lou Eystad were among the family and friends who attended the funeral for David Haynes at Kongsvinger.
Many also attended the Glacial Ridge conference convention at Our Savior's in Chokio on Feb. 28. About 30 people attended the annual meeting of the Donnelly Community Club on March 1 at Sax's Café. We had a very successful Threshing Bee last year and plans are under way for this year's bee on Aug. 28-29, featuring the Allis Chalmers line of machinery and tractors. You can still join the club by mailing your dues to the Donnelly Community Club. We are also always looking for ideas and suggestions for the bee and other events. The monthly meetings are on the second Monday of each month (excluding winter months) at 7 p.m. at the hall. Thanks to the crew at Sax's Café for preparing and serving the delicious meal.