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Donnelly News 041214

Welcome to the Donnelly news.

As I start my seventh year of doing this column. I want to say mange takk to all my loyal readers who have made this column such a success.  

We have finally gotten some sunny, mild, weather in the past week.  But there is still some snow around, lots of frost in the ground yet, and the wind still has a bite to it.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services on April 13 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s.  

The St. John’s spring fling is today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the church.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Confirmation services will be on April 13 at 9 a.m.   There will be services on April 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., and Easter Sunday at 9 a.m.

Other church news: “This and that” sale at the Federated church in Morris today (Saturday) from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

A community hymn sing will be held on April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Federated Church in Morris.  Everyone is welcome.

There will be an Easter egg hunt at Hosanna Worship Center in Morris on April 13 at 10 a.m.

The Great Plains High School choir from Watertown, S.D. will be in concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris on April 20 at 4 p.m.

A community meeting on the community mentoring program will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Morris Area High School.  Contact Jeanne Enned for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at 74376

A Spring Fling vendor and craft show will held today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Donnelly Hall. Proceeds will go to the Hall Renovation Fund.

The Donnelly Community Club will meet on April 14 at 7 p.m. at the community hall.

There will be an open house bridal shower for Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, April 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris.  

A card shower is being held for Joyce (Jacobson) Olson in honor of her 70th birthday.  Send cards to her at P.O. Box 95, Donnelly, MN 56235.

Ruth Hoernemann of Ortonville passed away April 1.  Survivors include her sister-in-law former Donnelly resident Pat Hoernemann and her family.

There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Lauren Nelson, bride to be of Colter Combellick today (Saturday), from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center in Morris.,

Levi Curtis Honzay was born on March 24 to LeAnn and Benjamin Honzay of Donnelly. Grandparents are Clay Van Horn and Sharon Van Horn of Donnelly and Ron and Joan Honzay of Olivia.

Jonna Moser was a member of the Senior 1 team that won first place at the recent 4-H Project Bowl in Foley and will advance to state competition. Other winners are posted on my blog.

Bryce Jergenson was named co-captain of the Tiger baseball team.   Chandler Erickson a catcher for the UMM Cougar’s baseball team was named UMAC player of the week.

Jackson Loge and Hope Sperr were among the fourth grade winners at the recent Science*Math challenge at Morris Area Elementary School.  

Levin Strand recently obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Mark Koepke reports that his checkup at the eye doctor this week was good.  He and Ellen Wilts attended the open house at Grant County Choppers in Herman.  He  was a guest of Peggy Wishnack at Faith Lutheran of Morris for their congregational life program and he attended the April birthday program at the West Wind Villa.

Space does not permit me to list everyplace I have been in the past few weeks.  You will have to read my blog to find that out.