Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
A nice Easter weekend has been bookended by cloudy, cool and damp weather. There is still some snow left and as far as I know no field work has been done in the area yet.
In St. John's/Kongsvinger parish news: There will be a May Day luncheon at St. John's on May 1 at 12:30 p.m.. There will also be a raffle associated with it. For details, contact Sandy Dunn at 246-3292.
Congratulations to Samantha Greiner and Garret Eystad, who received first communion at Kongsvinger on April 21. Samantha's parents are Greg and Dona, and her grandparents are Rollie and Jan. Garret's parents are Marty and Mindy; grandmother is Bonnie Haynes and great grandmother is Irene Strand.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: services are now being held at the church site on 480th Ave. Rev. Michael Hanson of Glenwood has accepted the call to be the pastor. He will be installed on May 22. He is currently chaplain at the Glenwood Retirement Village and the Minnewaska Lutheran Home of Starbuck. He is married to Martha (nee Spohr) who is also a pastor. They have two children, Charlie and Arne. Her parents are Chuck and Liz Spohr of Morris.
Dean Mthethwa from the Southwest Minnesota companion synod in South Africa will be the speaker at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris on May 4 at 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.
Tickets are now on sale for the New Wine show at First Lutheran Church. Call 589-3242 for details. .
The following events are taking place today (Saturday):
Zion Lutheran Church in Morris will have their ABC sale from 8-11 a.m.
There will be an open house baby shower for Kelly and Randy Frank (expecting a baby girl) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Kelly is the daughter of Virgil and Theresa Fults and Randy is the son of Kenny Frank
There will be a Donnelly Girls get together at 1 p.m. in Rogers, Minn. Any ladies who have lived in Donnelly area are welcome. For more info call Doddie (Overson) Williams at 763-477-5360.
The 2nd annual Mitch Kleindl Memorial archery shoot will be held at Niemackl Lake Park today ( and tomorrow. For more information, call 808-0447 or 808-4562.
There will be an open house at the Christus House in Morris beginning at 5:30 p.m. Several people who participated in the spring break mission trip to California will give a presentation about it.
The Stevens Community Humane Society will have their annual meeting at 7 p.m. at the Common Cup.
Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on May 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Morris Public Library.
WordAlone Ministry will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson on May 7. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Anne Gran from Alexandria.
There will be an open house wedding shower for Gerald and Erica Loher III, from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 7 at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall, rural Donnelly. His parents are Jerry Jr. and Jody Loher grandparents are Gerald Loher Sr. and Bertha Larson.
There will be an open house for Mitchell Heinrich in honor of his graduation from the "School of Tomorrow" (home school) from 2- 5 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. His parents are Scott and Beth, grandmother is Lillian Heinrich.
The Donnelly Community Club will meet on May 9 at 7 p.m.
Tom Cross of Isile, Minn. passed away on Mar 12th; survivors include his wife Yvonne (Waller) and her family. Her parents were the late Orval (Shorty) and Mamie Waller.
Many from the Donnelly area attended the benefit for Sharon Anderson at the Legion in Morris on April 23.
Andy Brevig and I attended the Stevens County Republican party meeting at DeToy's on April 25.
Jim Eystad is now home after spending time in the Morris hospital.
On May 2, the Red Hatters will meet at Place To Be 1 p.m. Please bring a $3 May basket. Also, the bookmobile will be in town, the city council will meet at 7 p.m. in the city hall and Rendsville 4-H will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall.
The spring meeting of the Tri-County Horseshoe League will be on May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Place to Be. For more information, call 246-3475.