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Donnelly News 122113

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.  

Temperatures have moderated some this week but it also has brought more snow.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St. John’s on Dec. 29 at 10 a.m.   There is no Sunday school on Dec. 22 and 29.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  there is no Sunday school on Dec. 22.  This is a change from what was announced earlier.

Living nativity services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris on Christmas Eve at 3 and 5:15 p.m.

A community Christmas meal will be served at First Lutheran Church of Morris at noon on Dec 25.  Everyone is welcome, a free will donation will be collected.

There will be an Epiphany tree  burning service on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m at Engebretson’s Sanitary Disposal Service, sponsored by First Lutheran Church.  

Pianist Jim Hendricks will be in concert at Trinity Lutheran Church of Cyrus on Dec. 29 at 6 p.m.  A supper will be served at 5 p.m.

Paul Gillespie of Johnson passed away on Dec. 14.  Survivors include his daughter-in- law former Donnelly area resident Judy (Bjorlin) Gillespie of Graceville and their family and a sister Donna (Lee) Eystad and their family from Donnelly.

Former Donnelly area resident Sarah Johnson of Springfield was among those who recently helped her father, Dr B.C. Paul celebrate his 70th birthday in India.

Kallen Roger Koehntop was baptized at Faith Lutheran Church on Dec. 15.  His parents are Kyle and Mandi (Kloos) Koehntop.

Steven James Nohrenberg was born on Nov. 2, to Eric and Kayla Nohrenberg of Donnelly. Grandparents are Judy and Greg Udermann of St. Cloud, DuWayne Nohrenberg of Appleton, and Scott and Rachel Heins of Kasson and Tammy (Rob) Heitz of Donnelly

Sam and Dorothy Johrdheim recently traveled to Sauk Center to watch their grandson Owen Gibson play basketball.

In the past week, Jim and Lou Eystad and I have been to the following events at Good Shepherd: advent services, the Sunday school program, and the open house. George and Elaine Harstad and I attended the open house birthday party for Les Bertram at his home in Herman.  The Kopacek family and I attended the community club dinner and Santa day in Donnelly.  Steve Fults and I attended the Stevens County Republican party meeting at DeToy’s. I have also been to open houses at the New Dimensions Health Care office, City Center Drug and Common Cup; the cookie factory at Faith Lutheran and the holiday train in Elbow Lake.

On Dec. 16, Mark Koepke was my supper guest at DeToy’s in Morris to celebrate his birthday.

The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Dec. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Most Donnelly area business will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and be closed all day on Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Please check with individual business for specific times.