July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd courthouse fate could be decided by voters

Todd County voters may have the opportunity to decide the fate of the county's historic courthouse. County commissioners are considering placing the issue of preservation of the building on next year's ballot. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Four people survived a head-on collision on Highway 64 one mile north of Motley last Thursday and all were still in St. Cloud Hospital on Monday with head and other injuries. More...

Motley's 'Two Rivers Music Fest' July 24-26

Featuring music, food, car show, parade . . . and the Batmobile

Back for the third year in a row, the "Two Rivers Music Fest" in Motley is the place to be July 24 - 26. More...

Plans to improve Motley streets still in the works

Public informational meeting July 23

Repairs and improvements to Beaulieu and other streets in Motley, a project estimated to cost approximately $670,000, could become reality in 2010. More...

Current Happenings

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet at 6:45 p.m., Monday, July 20, at the Staples Motley High School media center. More...

Skilly and Duff add Irish flair to Music in the Park

The Irish group Skilly and Duff will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series Sunday, July 19, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the Northern Pacific Park across f rom the Govern- ment Center at 611 Iowa Avenue NE. More...

'Be in the Pink' event focuses on breast health

Lakewood Health System will host "HealthBEAT for Her: Be in the Pink," Monday, July 27, beginning at 4 p.m. in its Main Campus classrooms, Staples. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

July 18 PROJECT TOGETHER is sponsoring an outing at the Confi dence Learning Center in Brainerd, Saturday, July 18. Bus leaves Staples at 9:30 a.m., returns 4 p.m. Bring picnic lunch. Register by July 16, 218-894-2497. More...

Obituaries

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Paul K. Read

Paul K. Read, 96, Baxter, died Friday July 17, 2009 at St Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral services will be Tuesday 11 a.m. July 21, at First Congregational Church in Brainerd with Pastor Deb Celley officiating. More...

Florence Tyrrell

Florence Tyrrell, 90, of Staples, July 17, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. Funeral services were July 20, at the Staples Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. 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. Date: July 9, 2009 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. More...

Sylvan Shores planning 40th anniversary

Public open house is 1-4 p.m., Sunday, July 26

With a history of both peaks and valleys, but with a strong optimistic look to the future, an area housing development will soon be celebrating its 40th anniversary. More...

Wadena courts seek more courthouse space

Court Administrator Kathy Ouren, recently appointed to a combined position that serves both Wadena and Otter Tail counties, appeared before the Wadena County Board of Commissioners on July 8 to request additional space in the courthouse for her dep More...

 

News

Tuesday night flooding

Approximately four inches of rain that fell in less then four hours caused some temporary flooding of streets and yards in the vicinity of the Staples water tower Tuesday evening. More...

Statue repairs

Cement contractor Charlie Sowers power washed the base of the Civil War Memorial Statue at Evergreen Hill Cemetery this week. More...

New Habitat home underway

A new home is being built in Wadena by Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial at 14 Birch NE, Wadena for the Connie Blessing family. More...

Opinion

Tourism in troubled times

As we head into summer, many Minnesota families are reviewing their household budgets and wondering what kind of vacation, if any, they can take this year. Minnesota's tourism industry is wondering, too. More...

Cartoon

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Missile defense: The stakes couldn't be higher

A young girl picking daisies opens one of the most infamous political ads ever devised. It is suggested her life is about to end violently and quickly as a nuclear mushroom cloud appears. President Lyndon Johnson intones, "These are the stakes! 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...

Life Currents

Student Achievements

o CHAD BREVER, Staples, has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- Superior. o BERNADETTE SHAFFER, Staples, was named to the dean's list at St. Olaf College, Northfield, for the spring 2009 semester. More...

Anniversary

60 years

Don and Mary Burrows celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Dower Lake on July 11. Attending the celebration were 70 of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More...

Engagement

Ohrmundt, Helmin

Danny Ohrmundt, son of Bob and Sue Ohrmundt of Wadena; and Jenny Helmin, daughter of Dave and Ruth Helmin of Milaca, announce their engagement. Danny is a 2002 graduate of Wadena-DC and Jenny is a 2003 graduate from Milaca. More...

Sports

Legion wins first game in playoffs

The Staples Motley American Legion team won its first game of the sub district playoffs Monday night, defeating Wadena Deer Creek 2-0. Staples Motley, the No. More...

SAFL ends regular league fishing

Open tournaments added to slate

Staples Area Fishing League Finals June 27 & 28 Leech Lake Leech Lake was fair to the members of the SAFL. The weather for the weekend presented rain on Saturday with strong northwest winds on both days and cool temperatures. More...

State seeks views on Hubbard ATV trails

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites public review and comment on two pending Grant-in-Aid (GIA) trail proposals. More...