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Donnelly News 031514

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

For the first time in a very long time, we have enjoyed some sunshine and temperatures in the upper 40s and much of the snow is actually melting. I read that we had about 50 days of below zero temperatures this winter.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services alternate between St. John’s and Kongsvinger  with coffee fellowship to follow. Check with the church for details.

The Kongsvinger parish hall is now open for use again after the plumbing problem has been fixed.

The St. John’s Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be serving lunch at the West Wind Village in Morris on Monday, March 17 at 2 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news:  Lenten services will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. until holy week.

Weekly Bible studies on the Augsburg confession will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., until after Easter.

On March 16, the senior high youth will be having a basket auction and pancake breakfast to raise funds for a trip to Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Montana  after services about 10:30 a.m. A free will offering will be collected.

 The Church of the Assumption of Mary in Morris will have a St. Patrick’s dinner on March 16 at the church from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Mary’s School fish fry is march 21, beginning at 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Morris American Legion.  

The Donnelly Community Club will have their annual meeting on March 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with meal to follow. Everyone is welcome. If you are unable to attend you may send your dues to Mary Werk at 22662 120th St. Herman, MN 56246. For more information call 320-795-2437 or 320-246-3337.

New Horizons Ag Services annual meeting will be held at the Herman American Legion on March 17 beginning with a noon meal.

The Donnelly Co-op annual meeting is March 20 at the community hall beginning with a noon meal.

The district 12A Republican Party endorsing convention will be held on March 22 at the West Central North elementary school in Elbow Lake beginning.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the convention at 10 a.m.

Several members of the Andy Aanerud family are participating in a  production of “Christy” at Central Square in Glenwood, March 27-29.

A Farm Bureau Estate & Business Succession Seminar will be held at West Pomme Lodge, 45572 140th Street, Donnelly on Wednesday, March 26 from moon – 2 p.m.

The second Annual Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation dinner will be held on April 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center.  

Jaina Beth Felton was born on Feb. 28, 2014 to Jarrod and Kari Felton of Morris. Grandparents are David and Beth Felton of Brookings, S.D. and Robert and Debrah Danelz of Donnelly.

Gloria Heuer of Morris passed away on March 7.  Survivors include her daughter Deanna of Donnelly. Her brother-in-law, Barry Gades and sister-in-law, Jane Harstad are the president and secretary of the Donnelly Community Club.

Former Donnelly area resident Eugene “Sam” Logan passed away on March 8. Survivors include his daughter Jeri (Dean) Erickson.

Students of the quarter include Logan Mau most improved (seventh grade) and Brady Jergenson extra mile (tenth grade). Beth Holland was an AAA winner.

In the past week the Kopacek family, Marvel Wagner and I attended the Stevens County Genealogical Society meeting at the West Wind Village.  

Andy Brevig and I attended an informal get together with Jeff Backer, a candidate for House District 12A and the Stevens County Republican convention, both at the Morris American Legion.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the hymn sing, Bible study and Lenten services at Good Shepherd, the Habitat for Humanity fund raiser and the visitation for Gloria Heuer.  She is a distant relative of mine.

Mark and I visited Verle and Della Dunn in their home in Donnelly.

I also attended a seminar on the history of agriculture in Stevens County, presented by Ward Voorhees.