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Donnelly News

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

This week's edition is dedicated to the memory of my dad who passed away Oct. 31, 2006 and my aunt Mabel Van Olst who passed away on Nov. 10, 2002.

Cool, cloudy weather means that fall is definitely here. As expected, fall harvest and fieldwork is pretty much done. A few farmers are still out doing some ditching, tiling and other odd jobs.

In news from the St. John's/Kongsvinger parish: St. John's will have their beef supper on Nov. 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, as there will be no advance sales this year. The Kongsvinger fall festival will be held on Nov. 20, with a lefse making day on Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

The November newsletter is now out. Extra copies are available in the narthex of both churches.

Kongsvinger has choir gowns to give away. If interested contact the parish office.

During November the parish will be collecting non-perishable food for the Stevens County Food Shelf.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: the first business meeting of the church will be held on Nov. 13 following services with a potluck dinner to follow.

Faith Lutheran Church of Morris will have a meatball supper on Nov. 9.

The Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center will have an Italian dinner and silent auction on Nov. 6 at the Assumption Catholic Church beginning at 4:30 p.m. Free will donation.

The Donnelly Fire Department's annual turkey bingo will be held on Nov. 18 at the town hall beginning at 7 p.m.

The Donnelly bank and the Post Office will be closed on Nov. 11 due to Veteran's Day.

On Nov. 7, the Red Hatters will meet atPlace To Be in Donnelly at 1:30 p.m. Also, the city council and Rendsville 4-H club will have their monthly meetings at the city hall and fire hall, respectively at 7 p.m. The bookmobile is in town at 3:30 p.m. that day.

There will be an open house baby shower for Callan Erickson, son of Adam and Katie Erickson today (Saturday) at the Morris Senior Center from 1-3 p.m.

Lillian K. Pariseau, of Altoona, Wisc., formerly of Donnelly, passed away on Oct. 27. Among the family members who survive her are her sisters Evelyn Kopel and Lou (Eddie) Kopel of Donnelly and their families. Committal services were held at St Theresia's cemetery in Donnelly on Nov. 2 with lunch afterwards at the Eddie and Lou Kopel farm.

Milton Corey of Herman passed away on Oct. 31. Among the family members who survive him are his step-grandson Nick (Laura) Lehman and their family. He and his family have raised Belgian horses and they have been a fixture in the Threshing Bee and other area parades for some 35 years.

Congratulations to MaKenzie Smith who earned a trip to the state cross country meet by finishing fifth in the girls section 6A meet. She will be competing in the meet today (Saturday) in Northfield.

Congratulations to the Chris Athey softball team that finished second in the tri-county traveling softball league. Members of that team include Chris Athey, Alex Erickson, Justin and Paul Daly and Luke Schmiesing.

On Oct. 26, I visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson in her apartment in Morris.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the forum on the new Reclaim hymnal led by Pastor Norm Olsen at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Oct. 30.

Corrine Kruize and I attended the genealogy workshop in Morris on Oct. 29. Later I travelled to Hancock for the expo.

Steve Fults and I attended the forum, "Your Government, Your Taxes" in Morris on Nov. 1.

Henning and Craig Awsumb and I attended the lutefisk supper at First Lutheran Church on Nov. 2. It was very good. Many people still talk about the lutefisk suppers we used to have out at Kongsvinger. At the peak, we were serving about 1,500 people.

The Ducks Unlimited banquet will be held on Nov. 16 in Morris. For tickets and more information call Doug Cardwell at 246-3293.

A reminder on how you can get news to me: call me at (320) 585-6435 or (320) 288-8692; e-mail (please put Donnelly news in the subject line); mail to 11 E 9th St., Morris MN or in my boxes at the Post Office and HD & Co. in Donnelly and McCollar Jewelry in Morris. I have also mounted a letter holder on the west side of my house that you can put news in. I do plan to travel to Donnelly every week to check my boxes.

In an effort to get rid of more stuff, I am having a yard sale on Nov. 12 at my house in Morris. See the ad in this week's Morris Sun Tribune for more information.