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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services are alternating between St. John’s and Kongsvinger with coffee fellowship to follow. The complete schedule which also includes Holy week schedule is included in the March newsletter and is also posted on the doors of the churches.

Joint services will be held at 11 a.m. at St. John’s on March 30.  Please note the change.  

The St. John’s spring fling is April 12. Items are wanted for the raffle and white elephant sale.  Contact Joan Kopacek at 246-3381 for details..

In Good Shepherd news:  Lenten services will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. until Holy week. Confirmation services will be on April 13.

Lighthouse productions will present “Christy” at Central Square in Glenwood tonight (Saturday) at 7 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m.

The Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation Dinner will be held on April 5 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center.  

Someplace Safe of Stevens County is having all you can eat Belgian waffle brunch on April 6 at Old No. 1 Southside Morris from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

The Donnelly Rod and Gun Club annual meeting will be held April 1 at West Pomme Lodge.  Registration begins at 5 p.m.

Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be upcoming meetings on the community mentoring program throughout Stevens County.  Contact her at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at 436974376

The Red Hatters meet April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Herman Bar and Grill.  The Viking Library bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on April 7 at HD & Co.  Also, the Rendsville 4-H and the Donnelly city council will hold their regular meetings on April 7.

There will be an open house bridal shower honoring Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, Saturday, April 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris.

The Stevens County Genealogical society will meet on April 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the West Wind Village room 108.

The seventh district Republican endorsing convention will be held today (Saturday) at the Holiday Inn in Willmar.

Muriel Cardwell announces that after 25 years her business,MC Cutters will be closing on April 17 due to issues with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Among the winter Athletes of the Week recognized at the Tiger sports banquet were gymnasts Kourtney Giese, Savannah Aanerud, girls' basketball players Beth and Becca Holland, Rebekah Aanerud, boys’ basketball player Bryce Jergenson, and wrestler Jacob Speer.  

Beth Holland and Bryce Jergenson were selected to play in the “jam the gym” event today (Saturday) in Bird Island.

Jessalyn Marshall received third place in her fifth grade as part of the Herman-Norcross  Science Fair, for her exhibit on how the use of pulleys in threshing  machines made threshing faster and easier than the use of hand flails.

Thanks to Donnelly Co-op manager Bob Burner for sharing this: The Donnelly Co-op held their annual meeting on March 20. Board president Mark Lampert called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m. Carol Boehland of Hennen & Associates presented the audit report. Highlights were an increase of sales of $650,000 to $9.2 million and earnings of 7.777 percent which resulted in net savings of $717,270; a 35 percent cash distribution of $235,000 paid out with a $65,000 equity revolvement paid in December 2013 for a total of $300,000 to patrons;total sale increases over the past three years have been over $3,000,000.  Other highlights include a presentation by Dave Whitmore, agronomy manager about the new equipment purchases, Mitch Daly was introduced as the new agronomist, his dad Paul Daly was thanked for his 12 years of service to the board. Chris Smith was re-elected to the board and David Larson was elected to replace Paul Daly. At the board reorganization meeting Kirby Hufford was elected as chairman, Chris Smith as a vice chair, and Jerry Werk as secretary.