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Donnelly News 5-11-13

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.   

Mark and I wish our moms a Happy Mothers Day up in heaven.  

Spring has finally arrived.  After a cool week last week, the weather has turned sunny and mild this week.  I did see a few farm fields had been worked in my travels on Sunday, however, I have not seen much around here.  As I am writing this on Wednesday evening, we are getting much needed rain.

In St. John’s/Kongs-vinger News: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on May 19 at 11 a.m.  This will be Baccalaureate Sunday, with a brunch at 10 a.m. to honor the graduates. If you have one to be recognized, please contact the parish office soon.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: the weekly studies on "The Screwtape Letters” will conclude on May 15, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

There will be a memorial service for victims of abortion on May 22 at 7 p.m.

The next performances of the New Wine production, “The Rock Slinger and his Greatest Hits” will be on May 15, 19 and 22  with dinner at 6 p.m., at First Lutheran Church of Morris.  Tickets are on sale at the church. There will also be a show at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus on June 9 at 3 p.m.

The Donnelly Community Club will meet on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall.  We are continuing to make plans for the Threshing Bee and other events.

Russell Amundson of Norcross passed away on May 1.  Survivors include his daughter-in-law, former Donnelly area resident Diane (Bjorlin) and her husband Gary  and their son Cody.  George and Shirley Libbon and I attended his funeral in Herman on May 4.

Eileen Ruff of Denison, Texas passed away on May 3.  Survivors include her husband, John and sister-in-law Lou (Jim) Eystad.

Anna M. Hamblin of Arlington, Minn., passed away on April 6. Survivors include her brother, Paul (Betty) Sperr of Donnelly and their family.

David Larson and Hannah Hilton are engaged.  His parents are Larry and Corrine Larson-Tuffton and the late Elroy Larson.  His grandmother is Bertha Larson.

Payton Marilyn Bigalke was born on April 18 to Maria Beebe and Morgen Bigalke of Morris.  Grandparents are Bill and Allison Bigalke of Morris, Cheryl Beebe of Donnelly and Bruce Beebe of Farmington.

Morris Area Tiger girls’s track team won the  Marv Meyer invitational at Morris.  Rebekah Aanerud took third in the 300 meter low hurdles and sixth in the pole vault.  Savannah Aanerud placed third in the 800 meter.  MaKenzie Smith was first in 1600 and 3200 meter runs, and first in the discus.  At the Little Crow meet, the girls’ finished fifth.  Rebekah was 16th in the 100 and 12th in the 300 hurdles.  MaKenzie took second in the 1600 meter and third in the discus.  Beth Holland was member of the 4x100 relay team that finished first.

Deb Kill and her daughter, Jaclyn, along with her children Tristan and Amaya, attended the 90th birthday party for Shirley Henrichs, in Milaca, on April 28.

Harold and Karen Clausen, and I attended the Peoria Apostolic Church choir concert in Morris on April 28.

Mark Koepke and I attended the ABC sale at Zion Lutheran on May 1. That evening I attended the diabetes seminar, at the Morris senior center. Afterwards I went to the Morris Evangelical Free Church for the National Day of Prayer activities.

On May 3, Mark and I attended the memorial service for Bernice Boerner in Holmes City.  Later, while taking in some rummage sales in Morris, I stopped to visit with Chuck Spohr. In the evening, Mark and I attended the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris.

On May 5, David and Jullete Jergenson and I attended the “Godly Women Out of History” play at Trinity Lutheran Church  in Cyrus, followed by the 90th birthday party for Marcella Hansen.  In the evening I attended the “Heaven Bound Trio” concert in Kensington.

I attended the “Word at Work” course at Good Shepherd on May 8.  In the afternoon Jack Fuchs and I helped Mark move most of his belongings out of his storage locker.  Later while having lunch, Mark and I had an opportunity to visit with Chuck Spohr.