April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples residents defend snow plow

Residents and officials from Staples came to the defense of a Wadena County action to station a snow plow truck in Staples during the winter at a Wadena County Board meeting April 7. More...

Todd okays in-squad computers for deputies

Following months of discussion the Todd County board on Tuesday, April 7, voted 4-1 to begin purchasing a $128,000 computer system for computers in the squad cars of road deputies. More...

Hunt of a lifetime ahead for young man

A young man, confined to a wheel chair for the last five years due to a debilitating disease, has an elk hunt ahead of him, thanks to the efforts of area conservation groups. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

From Richfield to Leader

Dollmakers discover shared history, common hobby

Wilderness Park - it sounds an unlikely place to find exquisite porcelain dolls. A stuffed wolf or bear, perhaps; but delicate replicas of 19th century dolls from France and Germany? More...

LeRoy Smith named Pillager's 2009 'Citizen of the Year'

LeRoy Smith is usually the one handing out trophies to others; but on April 4, it was he who brought home a bronzed statue after being named Pillager's 2009 'Citizen of the Year.' The special trophy was presented to LeRoy at the 25th Annual Fiddle More...

An angel in their midst

The Eisels of Motley's unique discovery

Gene and Diana Eisel of Motley recently discovered they have an angel in their home. "I can't walk through the living room without seeing it now," Diana said. "Somehow I believe it's looking out for us. More...

Letters

Staples Motley Music Tour

Last week, due to some cancellations and sheer luck, I was able to travel with the Staples Motley music group to Washington DC. My official title was "chaperone," which did entail some effort on my part, but it was all sheer pleasure. More...

Eating out

This year our family was not all able to come to grammas house for the traditional Easter Sunday dinner, so since we had a much smaller group, we opted to go out for Sunday brunch. More...

Successful Campaign

Last year the Staples Area Food Shelf was in awe of the great response for the March Food Share Campaign. This year turned out to be an even more successful drive. We had set a goal of $20,000 and received $26,317 and 3,113 pounds of food. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 18 STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Saturday, April 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Reading provided by volunteers. Free book given away each time. For info., call 218-895-5750 or www.staplesstompinggrounds. com. More...

Obituaries

Andrew Schmith

Andrew John Schmith 86, of Aldrich, died April 7, 2009 at the family farm in Verndale. Funeral services were held April 13, at St. Frederick's Catholic Church, Verndale with Father Michael Kellogg officiating. Burial was in St. More...

Victor Blasing

Victor Blasing, 71, of Motley, died April 10, 2009 at his home. Funeral services were held April 14 at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. More...

Paul Matthews

Paul "Tony" Norman Matthews, 80, of Garrison, N.D. died April 4, 2009 at his home. Funeral services were held April 9, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Garrison. Arrangements were with the Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District March 24, 2009 A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Vice Chair Pierce at 7:31 p.m. More...

Railroad fire

The Staples Fire Department responded Friday just before noon to the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe yards where a locomotive fire was reported. Fire had started in the third locomotive of an east bound train. More...

Students honored by NJPA

Area high school seniors were honored April 8 at an annual Student Recognition Banquet sponsored by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) of Staples The NJPA honors program has honored graduating seniors since 1992. More...

Wadena County Road 30 project moved up on list

Wadena County Engineer Joel Ulring told the county board on April 8 that plans are underway to repair the damage to County Road 30 north of Staples caused by recent Crow Wing River flooding. More...

2008 deer

Brandon Schmitz was all smiles last fall after he bagged this nice doe. He hunts with a rifle and also archery in the fall deer season. This fall, if all goes as planned, he should be going on an elk hunt. More...

 

News

Todd deputies handle two fatal incidents Saturday

Todd County deputies responded to two fatal accidents on Saturday, April 11, in southern Todd County. Deputies were called to a home in southern Todd County where a man's body had been found in the yard. More...

Back from tour

Staples Motley High School music students returned home the morning of April 10, after spending nearly a week out on the road, part of the SMHS music tour. More...

Fiscal talks set for local officials

How is your city or township weathering the current economic crisis? Have you had to make tough, financial choices for your citizens? What are your funding priorities? How is your city coping with recent budget cuts? More...

Opinion

History explains Lakeland Public Television position

Recently there was a change in the Public Television channel lineup on Charter Communication's central Minnesota cable systems. More...

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Current Happenings

Educational Opportunities

April 20 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP meets Mondays, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more information on this free event, call 218-640-7035. More...

Genealogy seminar

Researching homestead records

The Staples Historical is offering a genealogy seminar on how to research home- stead records Thurs- day, April 30, at 7 p.m. at T Maxwell's restaurant in Staples. Dennis Jenkins is the featured speaker. More...

Joe Schmit to speak at 'Men's Night Out'

Take advantage of health screenings, educational resources, dinner and informative speakers at Tri-County Hospital's "Men's Night Out" on Tuesday, April 28 at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Plans for a new manufacturing facility for Mc Courtney Plastics in Staples that would triple the size of their present plant were unveiled at the April 10 Staples City Council meeting. More...

Top Accelerated Reading students

The top Accelerated Readers for third quarter at Staples Motley High School are: front row, from left, Colton Tietz, Megan Anderson, Catherine Johnson and Ashley Campbell; back row, from left, Dylan Shequen, Kaytlin Roth, Lilit Ghukasyan and Just More...

Wadena County Dairy Princesess

Three Senior Dairy Princesses were crowned at te Wadena County Dairy Princess Banquet March 21 at the Pine Cove Inn. Front row: Kelsie Trosen, Kristin Malone and Michelle Trout, were selected. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls finish '08-09 basketball season

The Cardinal girls' basketball season came to a close with the recent girls bask etball banquet. For four Staples Motley players their high school basketball career has closed as well. More...

Girls golf finish 8th in first meet at Irondale

The Staples Motley girls golf season began this week with the first four meets to be played in six days. More...

DNR adds counties to burning restriction

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more counties to the list of those designated for burning restrictions. More...