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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. If you put an announcement in one of my boxes please put your name on it so I can contact you if I need more information.

Temperatures have continued to remain mild although the nights still remain cool. It looks like most of the corn is in and some of the early crops are already up. My neighbor said they have prepared the ground but have not planted any beans yet and will probably wait until next week to do so.

In St. John's/Kongsvinger parish news: May 23 is Baccalaureate Sunday. Everyone who has a graduate in the parish this year is asked to submit their name to the parish office.

Our parish, in conjunction with Bethel Lutheran of Herman, will again be participating in a Vacation Bible School day camp Aug. 1-5 from 9-4 p.m. Registration forms may be obtained from either parish office.

WordAlone Ministries will meet today (Saturday) at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m. Prof. Jon Sorum will speak on "Why We Need a New Beginning."

There will be an area Lutheran worship service at the Hancock community center on May 2 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 392-5670.

There will be a NDP gathering at the Morris Public Library at noon on May 6.

The Red Hat Society will meet on May 3 at Sax's Café at 9 am. Those attending are asked to bring a small plant for exchange.

The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on May at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public LIbrary.

The Donnelly Community Club will meet on May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Community Hall.

The Viking Library bookmobile stops in Donnelly on the first and third Monday of the month from 3:30-4 p.m.

A poster created by Bailey Armstrong of the West Central Area Elementary School was judged to be the best in the state. It will be featured on the cover of Minnesota Rural Water Association's magazine 2010 summer edition.

Congratulations to the Morris Area track team for winning the Minnewaska track meet and placing 2nd in the Morris invite. Tyler Roske is a member of that team. He finished 5th in the sprints at Minnewaska and 3rd in Morris, and in the long jump he took 3rd at Minnewaska and 6th in Morris.

An open house baby shower will be held for Trent and Robyn Grossman today (Saturday) from 2-4 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Trent is the son of Tim and Tammie Grossman and grandson of Bob and Myrna Tomalla.

Katie Braaten and Adam Erickson are engaged and plan to be married on July 31, 2010. Katie is the daughter of Barry and Jodie Braaten of Glenwood. Adam is the son of Mark and Deb Erickson of Donnelly and grandson of Evelyn Raasch of Morris.

Avery Ryan Kellen was born on April 19, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Ryan and Tanya Kellen of Norcross. Grandparents are Patrick and Sheryl Waste of Maple Lake, Douglas Gulbrandson of Herman and Marsha Kellen of Wheaton and David Kellen of Herman. Great grandparents are Pearl Struck of Rogers, Sylvia Volker of Herman, Levern and Laura Kellen from Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Kenneth A. Spittle, age 89, of Hendricks, Minn., passed away on April 9. Among his survivors is his daughter-in-law Colleen Spittle and family of Elbow Lake. He was preceded in death by his son Sid who was the manager of the Donnelly Co-op for many years.

Grace Dosdall Heinrich, age 84 of Coon Rapids, passed away on April 13. Among her survives are a brother and sister-in-law Chuck Heinrich and Phyllis Dyer of Morris, formerly of Donnelly.

Phyllis Smith of Morris formerly of Donnelly passed away on April 28. Her funeral is today (Saturday) at First Lutheran Church in Morris.

On April 23 and 24 I traveled to Elbow Lake for a sad and a happy occasion involving two old family friends.  On Friday, I attended the memorial service for Hank Schroeder. He had a store on main street in Elbow Lake for many years. On Saturday, I returned to the church for the 90th birthday party for Dorothy Westrom, Torrey's grandmother.

Earlier on Saturday, I attended the ABC sale at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris and the arts festival at the Morris Area High School.

I attended the community dinner at the Morris Senior Center. Enroute home I stopped in to visit Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly.

On April 28 I stopped in to visit my aunt Pearl (Albert) Anderson at her home in Donnelly.