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Welcome to the Donnelly news.

It has been cold, rainy, and windy most of the week.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  There will be joint worship services at St. John’s at 11 a.m. on May 5 with the Sunday school kids singing. This will be the last day of Sunday school.

Baccalaureate Sunday will be on May 18.  If you have a graduate this year please let the parish office know.

In news from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:   The youth will be serving breakfast and hosting a bake sale on May 11 to raise money for their trip to Montana this summer.

“Be a Leader Worth Following” - Chick-Fil-A Leadership Simulcast will be shown locally on Friday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hosanna Worship Center in Morris.

Jeanne Ennen announces that the next community mentoring meeting will be held May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Morris Area elementary cafeteria.  

There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Chelsea Ringler on Saturday May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Citizen Center.

The Red Hatters will meet on May 5 at 9 a.m. at the Herman Bar and Grill.  

The Donnelly city council and Rendsville 4-H both meet on Monday, May 5.  

On May 12, the Viking Library bookmobile is in Donnelly at 3:30 p.m.   The Donnelly fire department and the Community Club meet on May 12 at 7 p.m., at the fire and community halls, respectively.

Willis Volker of Herman passed away on April 24.  Bill and Linda Volker, Geoff and Brenda Volker and their families are among his survivors.

Graveside services for Cathy Elgin will be held  on May 17 in Morris. Among her survivors are a sister, Deloris (Donald) Braun of Donnelly, and a sister-in-law Elaine (Hatlestad) (Loher) Griffith.

Wilton “Willie” Bock, of Wheaton passed away on April 25. Survivors include his sister-in-law Debra (Marlyn) Riley of Elbow Lake. Marlyn is a former Donnelly area resident.

Isaac Mark Horning was born on April 13, to Jessica and Mark Horning of Minneapolis.  Grandparents are Linda and Ray Weber of Maple Grove, and Pearl and Tom Horning of Chokio.  

Beth Holland, Kourtney Giese, Rebekah and Savannah Aanerud  are members of the Tiger girls’ track team who have placed in the top 10 individually in their events or as members of the relay teams in all their meets to date.

Pat Daly won the Morris Area Schools scholarship car raffle.  

Tiger girls’ basketball  awards included Rebekah Aanerud - hardest worker; Beth Holland - MVP, Beth and Becca Holland were named to the West Central Conference all-conference team.

Becca Holland is a member of the Tiger softball team that finished third in their own tournament on April 26.

Bryce Jergenson is a member of the Tiger baseball team that won their own tournament in Morris on April 16.

Sydney Beyer of Morris has received the L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarship from Minnesota State University Mankato.

Former Donnelly area resident Scott Boener recently received a lifesaving award from the Minnesota State Patrol.

While at the Lutheran Congregations in Missions to Christ Augustana district convention in Hutchinson on April 26, I had an opportunity to visit a little with Rev. Paulus Pilgrim who is the grandson of Pastor Gustav Pilgrim who was pastor at St. John’s for 40 years.

On April 27, I attended services at First Lutheran Church of Morris with Rev. Moon as guest pastor, then went to Neimackl Park for the archery shoot. En route home I stopped in to visit with Jim and Lou Eystad in their home in Donnelly.   

On April 30, I stopped by McGinnis Appliance in Morris for the 50th birthday party for Suzy Thymian.