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Donnelly News 042614

Welcome to the Donnelly news.

We have enjoyed some sunny warm weather the past week but it has turned cold and rainy the past few days.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be Sunday school on April 27 at St. John’s at 9:45 a.m.

The Mortonaires, an acappella men’s chorus from Illinois, performs at the Morris Area Concert Hall, at 7 p.m. today (Saturday). Their performance sponsored by Morris North Apostolic Christian Church. The event is free.      

First Lutheran Church will be hosting the missionary family, the Rev. Tessa Moon and Jon Leiseth, of South Africa, for a program today (Saturday)  and Sunday at both services.  Contact the church for more details.

Jeanne Ennen announces that the next community mentoring meeting is scheduled for April 29 in Alberta at the town hall at 7 p.m.  Contact her for more info. Joan Kopacek and I were among those who attended the program in Donnelly on April 22.

The second annual Western Minnesota Lady Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Stevens County Chapter,  will be held April 30 at 5 p.m. at Old No. 1 Southside, Morris.

The Mitchell Kleindl Memorial 3D Archery Shoot will be held today (Saturday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 27 from  8 a.m. to  3 p.m.   at Neimackl Lake Park located about half ways between Herman and Donnelly.

There are two open house bridal showers today (Saturday).  One is in honor of Nicole Daly, bride to be of Anthony Homan from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mary’s Hall in Chokio.  The other is  an open house bridal shower for Fallon Meixel, bride to be of Wade Backman, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club.  

An open house bridal shower in honor of Jessica Nohl, bride to be of Taylor Witt will be held on May 3 at the Morris Evangelical Free Church from 9-11 a.m.

A “Philip’s 66th” birthday party in honor of Phil Gausman will be held today (Saturday) beginning at 5 p.m. in the basement of the Old No. 1 in Morris.

Lydia Bae Pugsley was born on April 9 to Kaleb and Brooke Pugsley of Logan, Utah. Grandparents are Lonnie and Patricia Anderson of Morris and Kenneth and Leisa Pugsley of Tremonton, Utah. There will be an open house baby shower for her, at Trinity Lutheran, in Cyrus, today (Saturday) from 10-11:30 a.m. Her grandfather is the late Denny Anderson of Donnelly.

Irene Goldenstein of Donnelly passed away on April 18.  A memorial service is today (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. at St John’s in Donnelly. Survivors include her sister-in-law Della (Verle) Dunn and her family; brother-in-law Bob Uhden: a niece Deb (Howard) Kill and their family.

Dorretta Undena Gran of Hoffman passed away on April 20. Survivors include her stepson Dave (Ann) Grann of Brandon. He is a former interim pastor at St. John’s/ Kongsvinger.

Nancy Feir of Pine Island passed away on April 8.  Survivors include her mother Pearl A. Anderson, brother, Larry (Peggy) Wilke and their family.  

Evan Daniel Erickson was born on April 13 to Danny and Jamie Erickson of Avon. Grandparents are Mark and Deb Erickson, and Ron and Sue Wevely of Donnelly.  Great grandparents are Evie Raasch and Liz Ascheman of Morris.

The Donnelly Community Club is looking for ideas about how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Threshing Bee next year.  If you have any ideas for that or for this year’s Bee or any other club sponsored activity, please send them to