September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Infant dies in farm accident

Todd County Sheriff's report

A rural Eagle Bend infant died Sept. 8 at his home after being stepped on by a horse. The child was identified as nine month old Chrissie D. Miller. Resuscitation efforts were conducted by both family and rescuers, but were unsuccessful. More...

Pipeline to impact tax bills in Wadena County

Variables prevent predicting impact on individual tax bills

A new pipeline running through the county is expected to have a beneficial impact on the tax bills received by the rest of the Wadena County taxpayers. At their Sept. More...

Centennial family

Four generations of one family graduating or attending Pillager Public Schools were honored Saturday as the school and community celebrated 100 years. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

If you plan it, they will come

Hundreds of PHS alumni return for Centennial Celebration Pillager graduates credit school, community, for their post-high school successes

The town of Pillager pretty much doubled its size last weekend, when hundreds of alumni made the pilgrimage back to their alma mater to celebrate the school's Centennial. More...

Catching up

Pillager High School alumni chatted in the gymnasium after the All School Rally, which kicked off the Centennial Celebration Aug. 11 - 12. More...

Troy Davis officially resigns from the Motley Fire Department

City council approves this, discusses other MFD business at recent mtg Long-time Motley Fire Department member volunteered many hours over the years

After 20 years of service to the City of Motley, former Fire Chief Troy Davis has officially retired. The Motley City Council accepted Davis's resignation, with regrets, at their regular meeting Sept. 10 (rescheduled from Sept. 8). More...

Current Happenings

Staples Area Women's Chorus

The Staples Area Women's Chorus invites any woman interested in learning more about the group to a new member night rehearsal Monday, Sept. 28, at the Staples Motley High School choir room. (Submitted photo) More...

Staples Area Women's Chorus seeks members

The Staples Area Women's Chorus welcomes potential new singers to its first rehearsal of the year, Monday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School choir room. More...

School board agenda

School Board will meet at 45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, the Staples Motley High School media center. A school/community forum time will start the meeting providing the board chair and/or superintendent have been contacted by noon of the day More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

September 17 THE WADENA WHIRLAWAYS WILL SQUARE DANCE, Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 - 10 p.m. at the Wadena Elk's Lodge, Wadena. Jim Jirak, caller. STAPLES AND MOTLEY 'DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS' ANNUAL MEETING, Thursday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Dale Boldra

Ronald Dale Boldra, 69, of Gentry, Ark., died Sept. 15, 2009, at his home. Funeral services were Sept. 19, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, Ark., with Dwayne Driggers officiating. Burial followed at Gentry Cemetery in Gentry. More...

William Jennissen

William "Bill" George Jennissen, 73, of Staples, died Sept. 9, 2009 at his home in Thomastown Township. Funeral services were held Sept. 12, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Scott Wittkop officiating. More...

Frank Gardner

Frank Raymond Gardner of Staples, a long time Staples pharmacist, died Sept. 14 in Baudette. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Burial is in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE 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...

Staples City Council Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF August 25, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

June 2, 2009 The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 2nd day of June 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...

Staples wins state Community Pride Award

Innovations in state highlighted by award

Staples is the winner. Staples was selected Sept. More...

Staples okays levy 3.6% over last year

Administrator reviews factors leading to proposal

A city budget for 2010 just slightly higher than the current year's financial plan was okayed by the Staples City Council at the council's Sept. 8 meeting. More...

Work underway

Ground clearing and excavation work for the footings of the new Ernie's Food Market building began just prior to Labor Day at their east Highway 10 site in Staples. More...

Region 5 head notes positive steps for agency

Agency working to reduce debt

Although not yet out of the woods entirely, the Region 5 Development Commission has made great strides in the past three years, the group's executive director told the Staples City Council Sept. 8. More...

 

News

Wadena County board ponders 2010 budget

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners met on Sept. 10 and spent another three and one-half hours going over budget figures for 2010, attempting to find more places to cut spending. More...

New school personnel

Most of the new employees in the Staples Motley School District this year are pictured following the annual back to school workshop Sept. 3. More...

School social worker to be hired at Motley

The Motley school building will have a full time school social worker as a result of action taken at a special meeting of the Staples Motley School Board Sept. 9. The meeting was originally scheduled to canvas the election returns from the Sept. More...

Opinion

Fascinating facts about the U.S. Constitution

EDITOR'S NOTE: Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on Sept. 17, the day the U.S. More...

Letters

School vote

I read the results of the school bond vote and noticed a couple of things I found interesting. For one, the voter turnout was dismal, (something like 20 percent). Weren't all the registered voters affected by the results of the vote? More...

Calling on all hunters

We need your help. An 82 year old member of our community, Peter Achermann, went missing north of Motley on July 24. He regularly shopped and participated in activities in Motley, Staples, Pillager, Brainerd, Pine River and Pequot Lakes. More...

Job well done

I would like to say thank you to all of the police officers who worked on our case. The Staples movie theater was broken into several weeks ago and if you're probably like me, you wonder what the policeman always do in our small town. 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

Senior Celebrations

Nineteen people attended the regular monthly birthday/anniversary party held at the Staples Senior Citizen's Center on Sept. 8. Two members celebrated their September birthdays (above): Lois Moe and Ellie Witz. More...

Senior News

Summer is almost gone already. We are supposed to get some hot weather this week. It's about time - how can we "enjoy" the winter if we haven't had some unbearably hot weather? More...

Engagement

Peterson, Huhn

Kayla Peterson, daughter of Ken and Julie Peterson, Staples; and Dylan Huhn, son of Judy and Steve Opgenorth, Sheboygan, Wis. and Lyle and Susan Huhn, Cleveland, Wis., announce their engagement. More...

Sports

Cards host Jerry Riewer CC meet

Boys finish third, girls place fourth on home course

The Cardinal boys and girls cross country teams are looking good after two meets this week; one at Waden a-Deer Creek and the second their annual home meet. More...

Nearing the finish

Gunner Johnson tried to outrun a Park Center runner as they neared the finish line Saturday at the Jerry Riewer Invitational. (Staples World photo by Kelley Kossan) More...

Setting up

Cardinal Autumn Murray set up the front line girls with this very nice set. (Staples World photo by Kelley Kossan) More...