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Donnelly News 051014

Welcome to the Donnelly news and Happy Mothers Day, especially to those in heaven.

We had a really nice day on Monday, but  otherwise it is has been cool. I understand some farmers have been doing some planting but I have not yet seen anyone actually in the field.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Baccalaureate Sunday is on May 18, at 9 a.m., at Kongsvinger followed by a recognition brunch.

There will be joint services all summer at 9 a.m., alternating between St. John’s and Kongsvinger. The complete schedule is included in the May newsletter.

In Good Shepherd news: The youth will be serving breakfast and have a bake sale on May 11 to raise money for their trip to Montana this summer. The May newsletter is now out; extra copies are available in the back of the church.

The New Wine troupe will hold a dessert theatre on May 10, 11, 14, and 17  at First Lutheran Church of Morris. Dessert will be served at 6 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at First and Faith Lutheran churches.

There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Chelsea Ringler today (Saturday) May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Citizen Center.

Later this month there will be all town garage sales around Donnelly.

On May 12, the bookmobile is in Donnelly at 3:30 p.m., the firemen and the Community Club meet at 7 p.m.

Beatrice J. Hansen of Barrett passed away on April 30. A niece, former Donnelly resident Sheila Shultz, is among the local survivors.  Irene Strand was among those who attended her funeral.

Graveside services for Cathy Elgin will be held at 11 a.m. on May 17 at Calvary Cemetery in Morris. She passed away on Jan. 17.

David Guse, son of Jim and Colleen Neal of Alberta, formerly of Donnelly, and Allan and Kathy Guse of Ortonville, is to marry Nicole Pederson, daughter of Diane Pederson of Chokio. A celebration will take place on June 21, 2014 in Alberta. David and Nicole reside in Elbow Lake with their three children.

Wally McCollar recently received his 10 gallon pin from the American Red Cross for his blood donations over the years.  

FFA officers for 2014-2015 include Jonna Moser, secretary and Becca Holland, sentential. Award winners at their annual banquet include Beth and Tom Holland, Rebekah Aanerud, and Jonna Moser.

Donnelly area kids on the 4-H project bowl teams at the state were: Jr. 2 - Justen Moser (8th); Sr. - Jonna Moser (8th); Sr. horse - Rebekah and Savannah Aanerud  (8th) and Jr. 1 coached by Jon Moser (7th).

The Tiger girls’ track team placed first at Sisseton and fifth in true team at Morris. Kourtney Geise, Beth Holland, Rebekah and Savannah Aanerud are members of that team and finished in the top ten in individual events and/or members of the relay team at both events with several achieving personal bests.

The boys finished second in Sisseton and sixth at true team.  Levin Strand is a member of the 4x100 relay team that finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

On April 30, Lois Johnson, and Joan and Jerry Kopacek were among the guests who dined with Ken Cline at the Fergus Falls VA Home. Later they assisted with the Bingo game sponsored by VFW Aux. 5039.

On April 25, I visited my aunt Pearl to express my sympathy at the death of her daughter, Nancy.  Mark Koepke visited her on April 29.  Later he, Pearl and Peggy Wishnack attended services there with Rev. Miller as preacher.