October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Flu symptoms common at school

The H1N1 flu is apparently taking a toll on student numbers in the Staples Motley School District. More...

Todd County considers solid waste agreement

Solid Waste Administrator Tim Cadwallader, accompanied by representatives from Ottertail County, asked the Todd County Commissioners to consider becoming a part of a new multi-county solid waste program. The county board, at its Sept. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley thrift store helping meet needs of local residents

Heart and Hands Ministry may be out of a home soon

Heart and Hands Thrift Store in Motley has been going strong since its grand opening March 14; and Mike and Sandy Lorber, volunteers with the nonprofi t ministry, are hoping it will be around for years to come. More...

Minnesota Power to seek rate increase

Ongoing investments Minnesota Power Company of Duluth has announced its intention to file a request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) before the end of the year to increase base electric retail rates. More...

PHS homecoming court

A coronation ceremony was held at Pillager High School Oct. 5. Pictured above is the homecoming court: Front, from left: Princess Alison Conventry, Queen Bristy Bourgoin, King Matt Nelson, Prince Sye Reynolds. More...

Current Happenings

Medical Assistant program starts at Staples campus

The Staples campus of Central Lakes College is now home to a second health care education program. Joining the Nursing program located in the second level of the Staples campus is Medical Assistant, a one-year diploma program. More...

Mark Your Calendar

October 10 STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Saturdays, 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...

Preschool Open Gym begins Oct. 9

'Pre School Open Gym,' sponsored by MOMS Club, will be held at the Staples Community Center from 6 - 7 p.m., on the following Fridays - Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19. More...

Obituaries

Richard Nagel

Richard "Dick" Nicholas Nagel, 85, of Staples, died Oct. 1, 2009, at his home. Funeral services were held Oct. 5, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples with Father Scott Wittkop officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Hill Cemetery. More...

Gerald Dezell

Gerald Benjamin Dezell, 82, of Staples, died, Oct. 5, 2009 in the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Staples United Methodist Church. More...

Glen Erbe

Glen Alen Erbe, 70, of Rainy River Ontario, Canada, died Oct. 4, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Rainy River Hospital. Memorial services will be held in November at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

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Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 77-PR-09-1074 In Re: Estate of Myra Hill King, Decedent NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT More...

Joel Ulring resigns job as Wadena County engineer

During the Oct. 6 board meeting, Wadena County Highway Engineer Joel Ulring announced his resignation, effective Oct. 23, 2009. Ulring tendered his letter of resignation to Board Chair Dave Schermerhorn on Sept. More...

Don't even feel it

Jody Yeager, LPN, administered a shot of the flu vaccine to Doris Corbett on Sept. 24. This vaccine was for the seasonal flu, which is a vaccine available now. A flu-like illness is hitting local schools this past week, and is suspected to be H1N1. More...

Highway 210 detour at railroad started Monday

City urges truck traffic to use county roads

A detour on Highway 210 in Staples began Monday, Oct. 5, for work on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing. The crossing was expected to be closed through Friday, Oct. 9, weather permitting. More...

 

News

School board reviews student test data

Math test scores at Staples Motley Schools have improved enough that the district is no longer on the No Child Left Behind Act list for not making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math. That's the good news. More...

Pipeline repairs

Crews from the InterCon Construction Company from Madison, Wisc., began making repairs on an 18- inch Koch Pipeline in the Staples area last week. More...

Nominees sought for Community Award

Do you know an organization that has made outstanding contributions to the local community? More...

Opinion

Informed? Thank your newspaper

Show-of-hands time - how many of you have ever attended a city council or town board meeting? I see a few hands waving. How about during September? Not many hands left aloft. How about every city council meeting for the last year? More...

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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

Wedding

Winter, Forsberg

Joshua Karl, son of Dwaine Winter, Jr., and Janice Winter; and Alisha Marie, daughter of Mark and Joanne Forsberg and Jeffrey Meech, all of Staples, were united in marriage on May 23, 2009, at an outdoor ceremony held at The Vintage at Staples. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Thomas Ostergren and Katrinamarie Faulk of Brainerd, a baby boy, Wyatt Louis, weighing six pounds 11 pounces on Sept. 25, 2009. More...

SHS Class of 1944

The Staples High School Class of 1944 held their 65th class reunion on Aug. 20, 2009, at Giovanni's in Staples with 22 members attending. More...

Sports

Jaelin Beachy swimming state times

Cardinals swimming very well, says Coach Onischuk

She may only be in eighth grade; but Cardinal swimmer Jaelin Beachy is already surpassing state cut times; and snagging blue ribbons at varsity events. At a home meet against Park Rapids Oct. More...

Cardinal girls notch win over Foley team

The Cardinal girls tennis team made more necessary adjustments in their line up, schedule and travel plans to skirt the weather in order to arrange match play in an unusually mellow week. More...

Braves escape with 3-2 win, B-H downs Cards

The Cardinal volleyball players were battling sickness as well as opponents this past week. With players out from the flu, the lineup saw some younger players p i cking up the slack. More...