June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Depot water damage

Last week's three different heavy rainfalls were much needed for farms and gardens, but caused signifi cant water damage at the historic Northern Pacific Depot in Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Memories made at the Motley Fair

Comfy pillow Donnie Landowski, member of the Staples Motley FFA, took a break at the Motley Fair last weekend, resting against his sheep, Beth, one of the many animals on display at the fair's FFA Petting Zoo. More...

'09 Motley Fair grand champs

The 2009 Morrison County Fair in Motley was held June 18 - 21; with many ribbons awarded in a variety of categories. More...

Beef business booming big-time

Auction action every Wednesday in rural Motley

Tri-County Livestock Auction in Motley - For farmers and ranchers, it's the place to be on Wednesdays. Some come to sell cattle, hogs and sheep; and others to buy. More...

Current Happenings

CARE Ministry has celebrated one year

CARE Ministry of the Staples, Motley and Leader area recently celebrated one year of providing assistance to people in need. More...

SHS celebration

Staples Historical Society secretary Mary Stangle Hess (right) shows off the cake presented to her and fellow SHS board members at the group's May 21 monthly meeting. More...

CLC Foundation creates scholarship for Schluender

A scholarship fund in memory of the late Steve Schluender, Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance instructor at the Central Lakes College, has been created in his memory by wife, Wendy and family. More...

Obituaries

Donna J. Hagenson

Donna J. Hagenson, 80, of Staples, June 30, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center. More...

Rebecca L. Albrecht

Rebecca L. Albrecht, 53, of Motley died June 21, 2009 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were June 25 at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Motley Public Cemetery. More...

Beth Powell

Beth Maxine Powell, 84, of Walker, died June 16, 2009 at May Creek Senior Living Center in Walker. Memorial services were June 20, at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Walker, with Pastor John Dainsberg officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE FOR SALE BY BID CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE 1994 International Bus Vin # 1HVBDZRK1RH558423 Prices must be firm for 30 days after bid opening. Item offered on an "As Is" basis. All sales final. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

May 5, 2009 The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 5th day of May 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #18 May 18, 2009 CALL TO ORDER Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order. Roll Call was taken with the following board members present: Swecker, Schmitt, Longbella, Freeman, DiGiovanni and Anderson. More...

Public invited to 'dig' with students

Rich Paper, who has coordinated the local end of the U of M project, explained it is designed to not just be a research project, but also to educate the general public how such work is done. More...

City council says 11 ft. sidewalks

Hwy. 10 turnback vote is split

Faced with a deadline for decision making, the Staples City Council Tuesday night chose to keep a wider sidewalk along the old Highway 10 turnback route, despite apparent opposition from many of the business people along that route. More...

Todd County not taking mandates 'lying down'

The Todd County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution June 16 saying that Todd County taxpayers should not be saddled with the financial consequences of the neglected responsibilities of Governor Pawlenty and the Legislature. More...

Ruth Chapman honored with Founders Award

A long time member of the Old Wadena Society was honored this past week with that group's top award. More...

 

News

Wadena Co. to upgrade sheriff's dispatch center

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners, at their June 18 county board meeting, learned that the sheriff's department has received enough funds from 911 fees to pay for remodeling of the county's dispatch center. More...

Police report

Staples police last week received a report of damage to and theft from a parked vehicle last week. More...

Gifts from the sky

Hailstones roughly a half dollar coin in size were collected during the Thursday, June 18, rainfall. Staples received over a half inch in that storm, and had received another half inch two days before. More...

Opinion

Views on executive unallotments

Unallotment, whine by whine

Last week Governor Pawlenty announced his proposed spending reductions via the unallotment process of $2.7 billion to help balance Minnesota's 2010- 2011 state budget. More...

The autocrat at kitchen table

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Unallotments hit schools, nursing homes, property taxes

Under Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed unallotments, property taxes and college tuition will rise, hospitals and nursing homes will see deeper cuts and local school districts may be forced to borrow to make ends meet. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a wholesome, nutritious meal and good fellowship at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

July 1 SIT 'N KNIT for experienced knitters, meets first Wednesday of every month, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 A fiery collision of two coal trains early Thursday morning three miles east of Motley left three men dead amid a twisted mass of steel and coal. The two Burlington Northern coal trains collided about 1 a.m. More...

Military

Army Pvt. Matthew Putz graduated from boot camp and AIT training June 12, 2009, at Fort LeonardWood, Mo. He received special honors from the commanding general for military excellence. More...

The Other Day

. . . I was transported into a wonderful world of sights and sounds, smells and tastes causing me to linger and indulge all my senses. More...

Sports

Staples Motley Legion squad 6-0

Home games next Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday

The Staples Motley American Legion team claimed their fifth and sixth wins without a loss this past week, with a 8- 0 win Wednesday, June 17 over W-DC and a 4-2 win over Sebeka on Monday, June 22. More...

Throw to first

Alex Jansson tosses the ball to first base as American Legion pitcher Devin Becker prepares to pitch at the beginning of an inning. (Staples World photo by Kelley Kossan) More...

Pillager activity awards

The Pillager High School's "Spring Activities Awards Night" was held June 2, with recognition given to students involved in athletics and music. A picnic, sponsored by the Pillager Booster Club, was held prior to the ceremony. More...