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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Please note that on occasion when listing an event I sometimes get the day and/or time wrong so if you are planning on attending any of the events I have listed in my column it is a good idea to double check the information.

Although there were no major storms during the past week there were plenty of "minor" ones that featured enough blowing and drifting to make digging out an almost daily job. Tuesday brought some of the coldest temperatures of the year so far.

In parish news from St. John's/Kongsvinger: The Kongsvinger annual meeting will follow services on Jan. 23 with a potluck dinner after the meeting.

On Jan. 30 there will be a joint service of Holy Communion at St. John's at 11 a.m. with the Sunday school kids singing. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. at St. John's.

Copies of the annual report for each church are available in the narthex of each church.

The KLCW is collecting items for health kits for in kind offerings at the Glacial Ridge spring gathering and the Southwest Minnesota synod women's meeting this spring. For a list of items needed please contact the parish office or call 677-2784. There is collection box in the parish hall.

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: The January mission project is support for the Reclaim hymnal. To help raise funds Good Shepherd is also taking partial down payments on a hymnal. For more details, visit the reclaim website, or call 800-590-6001. Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services there on Jan. 16.

The Donnelly city council meetings are now being taped and airing on Channel 6 on the Runestone cable system. Times are posted on channel 6 and in the future at the Post Office. They will also be available on the web in the future. At the January meeting, Mike Kopel was elected to fill Walt Biesterfeld's seat. Questions or concerns for the city council can be dropped off in the slot at the town hall where you pay your water bill. The city council meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.

The Donnelly Co-op will have a winter crop meeting on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the hall with lunch to follow.

Ray Murphy of Alexandria passed away on Jan. 13. Family members who survive him include a brother-in-law Delbert (Bev) Henrichs of New Richmond, Wisc., formerly of Donnelly.

Congratulations to Jim and Lou Eystad, who celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Jan. 17.

Verle and Della Dunn and I attended the funeral for Lloyd Volker in Barrett on Jan. 14.

Enroute home from Morris on Jan. 15 I stopped by Cottonwood Lake to get some information about the Rod and Gun Club's fishing derby. At that point in time only five fish had been caught.

After attending services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Jan. 16, I attended the Habitat for Humanity breakfast at the Legion, visited Ruth Strand and stopped at the West Wind Village and the Sunrise Apartments before ending the day at the visitation for Ray Murphy at the Pedersen Funeral Home. I also attended his funeral on Jan. 17. His son Craig is a classmate of mine.

Diane Amundson and I visited our cousin Bev Hurlbut at Legacy Living on Jan. 17.

I am happy to report that Denny Bouressa is now home from the hospital and when I saw him in Morris this week he said he was feeling better.

A quick reminder as to how you can get news to me -- by e-mail : (please put Donnelly news in subject line), call me 320-246-3227 or 320-288-8692, or write to me at 12103 Cty. Rd. 9, Donnelly, MN 56235. I also have a container for news in my black mailbox as well as containers at the Post Office and HD & Co.