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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

There is a saying in Minnesota, that if you do not like the weather, just wait 10 minutes and it will change. That was the case last week where we went from a high of 75 on Tuesday to waking up to snow on the ground on Saturday. Temperatures have remained cool and there is still some snow around here.

In news from St. John's/ Kongsvinger parish: Services on Easter Sunday will be at 8:30 a.m. at St. John's and at 11 a.m. at Kongsvinger. There is no Sunday school.

If someone in your family is graduating this year please let the parish office know so it can be included in the May newsletter.

There will be a May Day luncheon at St. John's on May 1 at 12:30 p.m. For tickets contact Sandy Dunn at 246-3292 or the parish office.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold services on Easter Sunday at 9 a.m. at the new church site, with an egg bake afterwards. There will not be Sunday school.

The Glacial Ridge Conference for the Women of the ELCA spring gathering will be held on April 25 at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck. For details, contact the parish office or call 677-2784.

Faith Lutheran Church in Morris will have a rummage sale on April 27 from 4-7 p.m.

The Morris Evangelical Free Church will open from 6 a.m. -9 p.m. on May 5 for those who wish to participate in National Day of Prayer activities.

Federated Church of Morris is having a Crane Project to help the people of Japan today (Saturday) at the church beginning at 10 a.m.

The Stevens County Republican Party will meet on April 25 at 6:15 p.m. at DeToy's in Morris.

The Stevens Community Humane Society will have their annual meeting on April 30 at the Common Cup in Morris beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale for the New Wine show at First Lutheran. Call 589-3242 for more details.

Dean Mthethwa from the Southwest Minnesota companion synod in South Africa will be the speaker at Faith Lutheran in Morris on May 4 at 7 p.m.

There will be an open house baby shower for Kelly and Randy Frank (expecting a baby girl) on April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Kelly is the daughter of Virgil and Theresa Fults and Randy is the son of Kenny Frank.

The 2nd annual Mitch Kleindl Memorial archery shoot will be held at Niemackl Lake Park on April 30 and May 1. For more information, call 808-0447 or 808-4562.

There will be a benefit for former Donnelly area resident Sharon Anderson today (Saturday) at the Morris American Legion from 5-8 p.m.. She has had a brain aneurysm and a kidney transplant. Her parents are Shirley Holman and the late Richard Anderson.

Correction: Austin Raths competed as a member of the Morris Area Elementary wrestling team in recent matches.

Fayette Jipson of Chokio passed away on April 15. Family members who survive him include a sister Myrtie Diehl and her family and sister-in-law Shirley Henrichs.

On April 16 I attended the Fun Expo at the Herman-Norcross High School, then visited Selma Bruse and took in some of the arts festival at the Morris Area High School.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the spring fling at St. John's on April 16, Palm Sunday services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on April 17 and the community meal at the Morris Senior Center on April 18.

According to the census figures in the last ten years the population of Donnelly declined from 254 to 241.

There is now a public computer and internet connection at HD & Co. in Donnelly.

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.