March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd County seeking to update radio system

The Todd County Commissioners, at their March 17 meeting, agreed to continue looking into what it would cost to upgrade a county-wide public safety communication system. The federal government is requiring an upgrade by Jan. 1, 2013. More...

Wadena County Board copes with money issues

Pay for attorney's hired to provide legal services in child protection cases consumed some of the discussion during a recent Wadena County Board meeting. More...

Elections held in some townships

Elections were held in some area townships last week. The annual township elections had always been the second Tuesday in March. This year a blizzard delayed them for a week. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Local 'fix-it guy' needs fixing

Ryan Johnson's heartbreaking situation

Ryan Johnson is a 'fixit' guy. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

March 26 - 28 FREE TAX HELP available at Sylvan Town Hall AARP Tax-Aide site, located approximately three miles east of Pillager on Hwy. 210 at 24th Ave., during tax season on Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Motley woman honored with Girl Scout Award

Valerie Johnson of Motley was recently presented with the Girl Scouts of the USA Appreciation Pin. This award is presented to an individual that is an active adult Girl Scout volunteer. More...

Letters

Gift to community

Take over 100 people, who are so busy they can't turn around, add commitment, dedication, perseverance, love, sweat, stress, physical labor and then throw in talent, to say the least. What do you get? More...

Requiem

Congratulations to everyone that took part in the production of the magnifi cent concert of sacred and secular music last Saturday night at the Sacred Heart Church. The music was wonderful and inspiring. More...

Spending our money

Attention, Norma Elvine. I read your letter in March 19, issue of the Staples World newspaper about the questions you have regarding funding for all the new city projects. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

March 28 STORY HOUR for children will be held at the Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, on Saturday, March 28, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Reading provided by volunteers. Free book given away each time. More...

Life Currents

Wedding

Brown, Waletzko

Alicia Brown and Philip Waletzko were married August, 31, 2008 at Spirit Mountain Ski Resort, Duluth, with Charles Deckert, officiant. Parents are Allen and Margaret Fisher, Motley, James Brown, Verndale and Victor and Jane Waletzko, Willow River. More...

Engagement

Winter, Forsberg

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Forsberg and Jeffery Meech of Staples, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisha Marie to Joshua Winter, son of Dwaine Winter, Jr. and Janice Winter, also of Staples. More...

The Other Day

. . . I gathered together the mixer, flour, sugar and chocolate chips hoping to whip up a batch of cookies. After all these years of baking, however, I still needed my recipe. More...

Sports

Boys lose out to Morris in basketball

SEASON RECORD: 20 WINS, NINE LOSSES

The Staples Motley Cardinal boys will be watching the basketball action at the state tournament from the sidelines once again this year. More...

State's top basketball teams take to the stage this week

Three boys teams are making first state appearances this week as the state basketball tournament is being held Wednesday through Saturday at Target center and Williams Arena in Minneapolis. More...

Second grade

The Staples Motley Elementary Basketball program recently awarded team medals to participating students. More...

Math tests trouble school board

Only one-fifth of Staples Motley High School juniors passed a practice MCA II math test last month. If the current law doesn't change, those who do not pass the actual test given in April will not graduate next year. More...

Judge throws out historical society lawsuit

A District Court judge on March 18 dismissed the last remaining legal case stemming from the Staples Historical Society's internal dispute over who constituted the board of directors. More...

Legislators listen as public comments

More than a dozen peopled turned out Saturday morning for a town hall session with two Staples area state legislators. The state's budget woes have dominated all other issues in the 2009 Legislative session. Sen Bill Ingebrigtsen and Rep. More...

Lift off

Last week there were several reports of eagle sitings along County Road 2, past the Central Lakes College Ag Center near Staples. More...

 

News

Knowledge Bowl teams

Staples Motley was represented this week in Sub Section Knowledge Bowl competition in Brainerd by two KB teams. The E to the X team (front row, from left) includes Jake Riese, Alek Paskewitz, Joe Fink, Kaytlin Roth and Gemma Shaffer. More...

Coffee for food shelf

Tower Pizza owner Roger Houselog (standing) decided this year to donate his morning coffee sales for the month of February to the Staples Food Shelf. More...

Barn burns in Verndale

The Verndale Fire Department responded to a barn fire at 310 West Service Drive in Verndale just after midnight Tuesday morning, March 24. More...

Opinion

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Kindergarten provides vital base for children

Staples Motley Schools

The first day of kindergarten is the start of an amazing adventure for a child. It is the official start of a student's educational path tow ard graduation and we take pride in being a part of each stud ent's journey. More...

Current Happenings

Lakeland Currents features Ray Gildow

"Future Shock-Tomorrow's Electric Bill" will be the topic of discussion on the next edition of Lakeland Currents, Thursday, March 26, 8 p.m. More...

Flynn family memoir workshop

Great River Arts Association presents the opportunity to learn the art of writing family memoir in this two-day workshop conducted by author Laura Flynn. More...

CLC to host "An Evening with Jearlyn Steele" April 3

The Cultural Arts Series at Central Lakes College presents "An Evening with Jearlyn Steele" at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3, in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. A mainstay of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, Ms. More...

Obituaries

Payton Dumpprope

Payton Madison Dumpprope, daughter of Devon Dumpprope and Jill Smith of Motley, was stillborn on March 17, 2009, at Lakewood Health System Hospital, in Staples. Funeral services were held March 20, at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley. More...

Dona Spilman

Dona Spilman, 69, of Leader, died March 21, 2009 at her home. Funeral services were held March 23 at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Cemetery. More...

Raymond Robben

Raymond (Ray) Joseph Robben, 68, of Staples, died March 23, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery at a later date. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE BYRON TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR BIDS SUMMER GRADING & WINTER PLOWING Written quote must be received by April 10, 2009, and sent to: Byron Township Cheryl Husman 7321 State 64 SW Motley, MN 56466 More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #14 February 17, 2009 CALL TO ORDER: Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order. Roll Call was done with the following board members present: Swecker, Schmitt, Longbella and Freeman. More...