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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

This issue is dedicated to the memory of Mark’s foster dad Stan Koepke who passed away 30 years ago.

Weather news: After umpteen weeks of cold, snow and wind the sun has come out and it has actually gotten above freezing this week, meaning we can get rid of some of the snow and ice around here and be out and about some without getting cold. Unfortunately the forecast calls for a return to the deep freeze soon.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. with the SS kids singing. Tal Arkay Frank and Nash Arkay Frank (Randy and Kelly) will also be baptized. There will be Bible studies between services at Kongsvinger on Feb. 23 and Mar. 2.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: There will be weekly Bible studies on Wednesday at 9a.m. through the month of February; starting on March 4 they will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m until after Easter.

West Central Homes will have their annual meeting on March 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris.

The 2014 Runestone Telephone Association directories are now out. Extra copies can be obtained at HD and Co. in Donnelly

There will be an open house baby shower for the baby of Melissa and Erik Whittemore today (Saturday) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chokio. Erik’s parents are Dave and Julie Whittemore of Donnelly.

Walter Baker of Morris passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15. Survivors include his four children: Alyn (Patti) of Northfield, Minn.; Tim (Denise) of Rosemount, Minn.; Rhonda (Kendon) Lange of Morris and Sue (Jim) Dieter of Morris. Walter’s son-in-law, Kenton, is a member of our Threshing Bee “family.”

Former Donnelly area resident Jeanette Pedersen-Greiner of Morris passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15. Her funeral will be held today (Saturday) at Trinity Lutheran church in Cyrus

Hadley Adle Johnson was born on Jan. 27 in St Paul to Kerry and Vangie Johnson. Grandparents are Gordon and Gay Ekberg of Herman, great grandmother is former Donnelly area resident Grace Derby of Barrett.

Morris-Benson Area Storm hockey squirts took first place in the Marshall Tournament lately. Brady Loge is a member of that team and his dad Ryan is a coach.

The fifth grade Tigers girls’ basketball team won three tournaments at Benson, Ortonville and in Morris; Courtney Lehman is a member of that team.

The Tiger gymnasts were honored in Litchfield as the Section 6A Academic Team Champion and State Class A runner up Academic Team Champion. Savannah Aanerud performed another stuck beam routine, receiving tenth in all-around competition.

Last week I stopped into Super Valu when the Stevens County Farm Bureau had an ag awareness day. When I stopped at the table to register, Paul Stark told me I had to put in my column that they were there. Since I aim to please I am, especially after I won a Super Valu gift card from them. Thank you.

On Jan. 16, Mark and I attended a birthday party at the West Wind Village for Marlys Alm who is 99 years young. Many of her family were there for the event. After the party we visited some of the residents there.

During the past week I attended Bible study at Good Shepherd and stopped into see Wally at McCollar Jewelry. Wally was telling me about how he got his start in Morris, saying his dad gave him good advice back then. Selling three engagement rings on one day about 50 years ago was a huge morale booster for him when he was getting started.