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Donnelly News

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Mother Nature gave us a sneak peek of what is to come with several inches of snow accompanied by some strong winds on Saturday. Temperatures warmed up some on Sunday and roads were much better.

From the St. John's/Kongsvinger parish: There will be no Sunday school on Nov. 27. It will resume on Dec. 4.

The parish is collecting items for the food shelf during November. Carts are located in the narthex of both or you may also make a cash donation and put it in the offering.

The seventh and eighth grade confirmation classes are selling jars of honey. Contact a member of the class or the parish office for details.

The parish will once again be sponsoring a hat and mitten tree for the Salvation Army. Contact the parish office for a full list of items needed. The deadline is Dec. 13.

Callan Charles Erickson (Adam and Katie) was baptized at Kongsvinger on Nov. 20. His sponsors were Dan Erickson, Amy Bratten and Shawn and Julie Petersen.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: there will be no more adult forums or Bible studies until next year. Advent services begin Nov. 30 and continue through Dec. 21.

There will be a Christmas sing-a-long at the Eden Reformed Church in Herman on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.

There will be an open house 80th birthday celebration for Arven Graff at the Prairie Inn of Morris on Nov. 26 from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome, no gifts please.

A Time to Remember will be held at the Pedersen Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.

An open house baby shower for Ethan Charles Sperr, son of Adam and Michelle (Horning) Sperr has been rescheduled to Dec. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Don and Tamela Sperr's home, 46592 208th St., Morris, at the far end of 7th Street.

Help the family of Jan and Roland Greiner celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25, by showering them with cards sent to their Donnelly address, 13842 State Hwy. 9.

The Red Hatters will meet at Place To Be in Donnelly on Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. The Red Hatters will also have their Christmas party on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Hazel Asmus home in Herman.

Also on Dec. 5, the city council and Rendsville 4-H will meet at city hall and the fire hall at 7 p.m.

The Stevens County Republicans will have a meeting on Dec. 5 at 6:15 p.m. at DeToy's in Morris.

On Dec. 3 the Stevens County Historical Society will have their holiday open house at the museum and the Morris Senior Citizens will have their annual bazaar at the senior center. Both events begin at 9 a.m.

Naomi Jean Lesmeister was born Oct. 21, to Nick and Tabatha Lesmeister of Tyler, Texas. Grandparents are Jerry and Jane Lesmeister, Morris and Jim and Tammy Anderson of Tyler, Texas. Great-grandparents are LaVerna Lesmeister of Morris, Shirley Anderson of Donnelly and George and Ione Gray of Jamestown, N.D.

Gloria Buntje of Ivanhoe formerly of Donnelly passed away on Nov. 19. She was a telephone operator in Donnelly in the mid 40s. Funeral services are pending.

Congratulations to Brad and Brooke Gillespie and Chandler Erickson who made the honor roll at Chokio-Alberta High School. Tara Flaten made the Hancock High School honor roll.

Pearl A. Anderson and I attended the holiday open house at Willie's Super Valu on Nov. 17. Later Wally McCollar and I enjoyed the music of the University of Minnesota, Morris Concert Choir at the City Center Mall. The Threshing Bee royalty were among those who participated in the Grand Parade of Lights. United Farmers and Merchants State Bank was one of the winners in the parade.

The Donnelly Hall was packed with bingo players on Nov. 18 hoping to win one of 120 turkeys. It was also an opportunity to showcase the new tables purchased by the Donnelly Rod and Gun Club. Chester Larson won the grand prize.

George and Shirley Libbon and I braved the roads and weather to attend the memorial service for Verna Rinkenberger in Chokio on Nov. 19. Many of you will remember that she spent over 50 years exhibiting in almost every category in the garden and crop division of open class at various fairs. The open class buildings at area fairs have not been the same since her health no longer permitted her to do that.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the new member Sunday services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Nov. 20 and later the fall festival at Kongsvinger.

On Nov. 22, I visited Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly.

My farmland is for sale-- please see the ad in this week's paper for more details. Since the weather put a damper on my plans to continue my yard sale last Saturday, I am going to leave things up for another week or so. Call me at 585-6435 or 288-8692 if you are interested in seeing any items.