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Donnelly News: March 31, 2013

DONNELLY -- Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Although spring has officially been here for over a week, it has been difficult to find much of its presence.  Temperatures are still on the cool side and  the snow and ice are slow to melt.

In news from St. John’s/Kongsvinger: There will be no Sunday school on March 31.

St John’s Spring Fling is April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  There will be an Easter brunch after services on March 31.

Morris Evangelical Free Church will have services at 6 p.m. on March 30.  

There will be an Easter egg hunt today (Saturday) at 9:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church of Morris.

The Donnelly Co-op meeting that was scheduled for March 21 has been rescheduled for April 5th beginning with a noon meal at the Hall.

Bar bingo will be held at The Place To Be on April 9 to benefit the Donnelly fire department.  

The Donnelly Rod and Gun Club’s annual meeting will be held on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall.

The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on April 1 at 3:30 p.m.   Also on Monday, the city council will meet at 7 p.m. and Rendsville 4-H will meet at 7 p.m.

The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on April 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library.

A benefit for Corey Rohloff, son of Lowell and Cindy, will be held on April 14 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the American Legion in Morris.  His step-grandmother is Ardell (Anderson) Rohloff.

4-H Knowledge Bowl  results from Foley include the Junior 1 team coached by Jon Moser placing third and advancing to state, and  the Senior team of which Jonna Moser is a member finishing second, and they will also advance to the state.

Vivian Fahey of Brooklyn Park passed away recently.  Her survivors include a nephew; Craig Awsumb, and a niece, Pat (Mark) Smith and their family, both of Donnelly. A copy of her obituary is on my blog site.

McKenzie Smith was named honorable mention in the West Central Tribune’s All Area team.

Vance Gullickson and I were among those who attended the seminar at the Wulf cattle farm of rural Morris on March 21. On March 22, buyers from all over America and Canada attended the cattle sale at the farm.  The top selling bull went for $48,000 and total sales were about $2.2 million.

Heather and Brooke Hufford of Phoenix, Ariz. were here visiting their grandparents Dick and Myrna Hufford of Morris and Rollie and Jan Greiner of Donnelly this past week.

On March 26, the Kopaceks attended the Delaware Mutual Insurance Company annual meeting and noon dinner in Herman. That evening they were back in Herman for the science fair at the school. Jerry’s honorary granddaughter, Jessalyn Marshall, received third place in the fourth grade category.

Jeanne Ennen reports that they had a very good crowd on hand again for the Donnelly fire department’s annual fish fry.

Mark Koepke and I attended the Kurt Kruize Scholarship fundraising supper at the Hancock Community Center on March 23.  Earlier in the day I attended the workshop at the Stevens County Museum.

Mark Koepke and I attended Palm Sunday services at Good Shepherd on March 24.   Afterwards we had cake and coffee in honor of the second anniversary of the church building.

On March 25, Mark Koepke visited with Arden Frank in Morris while I attended a Community Education class.  I joined them after the class.  We wished him an early happy birthday as he will be 70 next month.

Mark and I spent some time this week getting some of his belongings moved into his new apartment in Morris.

At the Spring Expo I bought a hamburger from a classmate who was manning the Cattlemen’s booth. He said I had to say they were good in my column.  He was right -- the best since what I had at Threshing Bee last year.