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Donnelly News 110913

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.  

The past week has been mostly sunny and cool.  Farmers are very busy getting the rest of their crops in and fall fieldwork done.  

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: the Kongsvinger fall festival is Nov. 24.

The Kongsvinger Quartet CDs have been redone and are available for purchase.  Contact Jeanne Ennen at 246-3316 for details.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  There will be a special Sunday school worship service on Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m.  

The annual meeting date has been changed to Jan. 19, 2014.

There will be a meatball supper on Nov. 13 at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris starting at 4:30 p.m.

Prairie Area Chorales will present a program about and for children on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris.

Ken and Linda Hodgson will be hosting a community hymn sing on the second Sunday of each month beginning Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.  Federated Church.

The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

The Donnelly fire department’s annual turkey bingo is Nov. 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the Donnelly hall.  

Katherine Kay Weispfenning was born on Oct. 12 to Ryan and Anna Weispfenning of Blaine.   Grandparents are Corrine Larson of Donnelly and Bill and Diane Weispfenning of Jamestown, N. D.  Great-grandmothers are Bertha Larson of Donnelly and Colleen Erickson of Jamestown, N.D.

Andy Brevig was recently appointed an officer in the local Sons of Norway chapter.

Mark Koepke was the week 6 winner the Sun Tribune’s football contest.

The MACA Tiger volleyball team won the section 3 AA north title. Beth Holland was a member of that team.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Bible study at Good Shepherd on Oct. 30.

I attended worship services at the West Wind Village on Oct. 31, with Pastor Mary leading the services.  Afterwards I introduced her to some of the staff and residents there.

On Nov. 2, I traveled to Hancock for the open house at the school and also took in the Hancock Expo.

On Nov. 3, Joan and John Kopacek and I attended the welcome dinner for Pastor Mary at Kongsvinger. We met her sister and daughter at the dinner. Later in the day, I was among those who attended the farewell program for Pastor John Smith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus.

On Nov. 4, while visiting Mark Koepke in his apartment, we had a phone conversation with  his brother Jimmy, who lives in Florida.  

Mark is home recuperating after having eye surgery on Nov. 6 in Minneapolis. As of this writing his recuperation  is going well.  He returns for his checkup on Nov. 12. Mark thanks everyone for all your prayers on his behalf.