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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

We knew that the nice weather of the past few weeks was too good to be true.  Several inches of snow fell Tuesday morning,  creating very slippery conditions and forcing many events to be canceled or postponed.  

In St. John’s/ Koenigsberg news: Lenten services will again alternate between St. John’s and Koenigsberg with coffee fellowship to follow. The complete schedule is printed in the March newsletter and is also posted on the doors of the churches.

The St. John’s spring fling is April 12.  Items are welcome for the raffle and white elephant sale.  Contact Joan Kopeck at 246-3381 for a list of items.

Joint services will be held at Koenigsberg at 8:30 a.m. March 23 and 11 a.m. at. St John’s on March 30.  This is a change from what was announced earlier.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  There will be another game of bunko at the church on March 23.

The St. Mary’s school fish fry is March 21, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Morris American Legion.  

Lighthouse productions presents “Christy” at Central Square in Glenwood March 27-29th at 7 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m.  Several members of the Andy Aaren family are members of the cast.

Farm Bureau Estate & Business Succession Seminar will be held at West Pomme Lodge on March 26.  Call 320-589-3553 for details or to register.

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

Someplace Safe  of Stevens County is having all you can eat Belgian waffle brunch on April 6 at Old No. 1 Southside  in Morris from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

The Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual meeting will be on April 1 at West Pomme Lodge.  Registration begins at 5 p.m.

Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be upcoming meetings on the community mentoring program throughout Stevens County beginning next month.  Contact her for more details at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at 6974376.

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

Gerald (Gene) Kellen of Texas passed away on March 10.  Survivors include his daughter Jean (Bob) Ritzschke of Morris.

Raymond Runyon of Gillette, Wyo. passed away on March 15.  Survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Rebeca (Sperr) and her parents Paul and Betty Sperr of Donnelly.

Joan Kopacek was among the group that traveled to the State Capital on Monday March 17 for “Veterans on the Hill Day.”  They listened to speeches in the Rotunda and later talked to Senator Torrey Westrom and Rep. Jay McNamar.

The Donnelly Community Club had its annual meeting on March 17. Kermit Lange was re-elected and Ron Bouressa was elected to the board. Button sales at the gate this past year were down considerably due in part to the excessive heat during the Bee weekend. Mark your calendars for this year’s Threshing Bee Aug. 23-24. This year’s feature is Ford.  Next year (2015) we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary so we are looking for ideas and would also appreciate any pictures or memorabilia from past shows that you might have.  Contact Harry Kruize at 246-3337 or e-mail  The next meeting is April 14 at 7 p.m. at the hall.

In the past week several of us from the Donnelly area attended the noon lunch at Pederson’s Agri-Service, the open house at Larson’s Farm Supply, and the New Horizons Ag Services annual meeting, I also visited Sam and Dorothy Jordheim at their home in Donnelly. She was among the St John’s WELCA ladies who hosted their annual St. Patrick’s day party at the West Wind Village.