Memorial Day Services have been set in Hancock and Morris for Monday, May 27. The service starts at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. The speaker this year is National Guard veteran Trevor Seales. The program includes a roll call of the dead, a 21 gun salute and special music. The Rev. Bruce Hanneman will provide the welcome, invocation and benediction. The American Legion service in Morris starts with music from the Morris Community Band from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the National Guard Armory.
Deadline for all Community Calendar items is 11 a.m. on Thursday. Meeting and open house announcements will be printed twice at no charge SATURDAY, MAY 18 MINNEWASKA SINGLES will host a game night at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Glenwood, 186 Hwy 55. Bring a snack to share. For more information, call 320-283-5612. TUESDAY, MAY 21 BROWNIES AND BLOOMS, a Relay for Life plant sale fundraiser, will be held at 4 p.m. at the SCMC west lawn.
• An open house wedding reception for Andrew and Kathryn (Rufener) Steiner will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 47461 290th St., Morris. • An open house graduation reception for Benjamin Giese will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris American Legion. • An open house graduation reception for Shayla Kill will be held Sunday, May 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at her home.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly News. A cold, rainy, weekend gave way to a sunny start to the week; however as I am writing this Tuesday evening it is cold and wet outside St. John's/Kongsvinger news: joint services at 9:30 a.m.on May 26 at St John's and June 2 at Kongsvinger followed by coffee hour. I will have my annual graduation recognition issue sometime in the next few weeks, so please let me know if you have any graduates or open houses.
Morris Area High Schools graduated Friday, May 24, in a ceremony in the elementary gym. Student speakers Lindsey Moser and Liz Dietz reminded fellow seniors that is was about 4,642 days ago their parents dropped them off at kindergarten. In a countdown of days, the two speakers highlighted the kids who reached sixth grade 2,452 days ago. "We were the big kids and we knew it," Moser said.
Seniors Elizabeth Dietz and Lindsey Moser will be the student speakers at Morris Area High School's graduation on Friday, May 24. Graduation is at 7 p.m. in the elementary gym. Look for the annual Stevens County Times MAHS graduation section in the Saturday, May 25, newspaper.
St. Mary's Catholic School had its sixth grade graduation May 23. Fourteen students graduated this year.
The Morris Area High School seniors continued the tradition of walking through the hallways of Morris Area Elementary School to receive congratulations from staff and students on Thursday morning, May 23. The seniors have commencement on Friday, May 24, in the MAES gym.
The Stevens County Highway Department moved to summer hours on May 20. The hours are 6 a.m. to to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The hours are based on the highway union members' contract. Engineer Todd Larson said it makes sense for the office staff hours to match the union contract hours. Larson said at the May 7 Stevens County Board meeting that the office answering machine directs callers to his cell phone so if people call on Friday, they get contact him.
Demolition of the industrial arts shop area at Hancock High School should start Tuesday, May 28. The equipment is in place, but they will not start the demolition process until after the holiday weekend, a representative at the school said in a phone call to the Stevens County Times.