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Donnelly News 021514

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

After umpteen weeks of cold, snow and wind,  we may finally get a break with temperatures forecast get up to about 30 on Monday. However as I am writing this Thursday morning, there is another storm out there causing some schools in the area to cancel classes again

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be Bible studies between services, approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 16 at St John’s.  There is no parish Sunday school on Feb. 16.   This will be repeated at the same time at Kongsvinger on Feb. 23 and March 2.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Sunday, Feb. 16, after church, Wayne Grunklee will give an informational presentation on the types of endowment tools available to us as a congregation.

There will be weekly Bible studies on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. though the month of February.

St. Mary’s School dinner/auction will be held today (Saturday) at the Old No 1 Southside beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m.

The Viking Library Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Wally McCollar received a 20 gallon pin at the recent Red Cross blood drive in Morris.

Sydney Beyer of Morris, Shadow Olson and MaKenzie Smith of Donnelly were all named to the Minnesota State University, Moorhead Dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.  

At the West Central Conference gymnastics meet held in Morris on  Feb. 8, Savannah Aanerud received fifth place in all-around, seventh place on bars, seventh Place on floor, and eighth place on vault.  Savannah Aanerud, and Kourtney Giese, were honored as All Conference Gymnasts in the West Central Conference for the 2013 - 2014 Gymnastics Season.

Gabi Nienhaus was named to the honor roll at Hancock High School.

Chuck Meixel of Starbuck and Deb Powell of Alexandria are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Fallon Meixel to Wade Backman, son of Steve and Cathy Backman of Morris. The wedding is planned for June 28, 2014 in Alexandria. Wade’s grandmother is Liz Ascheman.

Jim and Lou Eystad went to Pete Gilbertson’s funeral on Feb. 12.

In the past week Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Bible study  and I participated in the bunko games both at Good Shepherd. I also attended the visitation for Don Lindor.  His son-in-law Randy Haas was my classmate. Also, Pastor Mike Hanson, Chuck Spohr and I had lunch togather.

Mark Koepke attended the firemen’s’ steak fry at the Morris fire hall on Feb 1.

I was asked about  Charles Sather.  His parents were Ralph and Clara Sather of the Donnelly area.