October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mike Isenberg

FIRST, GIVE A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY ANY SERVICE ON ELECTED OR APPOINTED GROUPS OR BOARDS. 1. More...

Joel Quance

FIRST, GIVE A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY ANY SERVICE ON ELECTED OR APPOINTED GROUPS OR BOARDS. 1. More...

Flu still bugging local schools

No vaccine expected until November for public

Higher than normal levels of student absenteeism are still being reported in the Staples Motley schools due to flu symptoms this week, according to school health officials However, while the Motley Staples Middle School in Motley continues to hav More...

Todd County studies courthouse future

The Todd County Board of Commissioners has hired a contractor to evaluate the condition of the historic courthouse. More...

First private wind turbine going up in Wadena Co.

Dorothy Kennelly of Huntersville Township has purchased a wind turbine to produce electricity for her home. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

'What ever happened to...?'

Esther Montgomery, 1929 Motley High School co-valedictorian

Reporter's note: This is the third in a series entitled, "What ever happened to...?" a periodic column which will highlight stories from graduates in the Motley and Pillager areas. More...

Leader Lions host special event tonight

The Leader Lions welcome guest speaker Lily Atwel, Rehab Counselor for the MN State Services for the Blind, to the Leader Hall on Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Atwel will speak about what help is available and answer questions. More...

Buoy removal safety info

The Cass County Sheriff's Office will begin removal of buoy markers from area lakes starting the week of October 12. Some area lake associations in Cass County have already started this process. More...

Opinion

The other things said by Mondale, Carlson

I know better, having worked many years as a reporter, than to complain about the news media's decisions on what's newsworthy. Especially at an event that offers a full hour of meaty material and distinguished, independentminded speakers. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Fix the broken insurance marketplace

Whether they're young or old, entrepreneurs always have a hunger to come up with the next big idea, or to do something better than anyone else. That's the spirit that lives in each and every small business owner. 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

October 15 THE WADENA WHIRLAWAYS will square dance Oct. 15, 7:30 - 10 p.m., at the Wadena Elk's Lodge. Jim Lizowski, caller. October 17 STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Life Currents

Student Achievement

o NICOLE BARNETT, Staples, has been awarded a Thrifty White Pharmacy Scholarship from the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences at North Dakota State University. Nicole is a 3rd year student in the pharmacy professional program. More...

Smokey's friend

Smokey the Bear was popular with the younger set at the open house at the Staples Fire Department Friday evening. Five-year-old Amellia Erickson enjoyed her time at the event hosted by the volunteer firefighters for Fire Prevention Week. More...

Information booths

Firefighter Mike DeGeest, left foreground, and Staples Police Sargeant Doug Case, staffed one of the information booths at the open house at the Staples Fire Department Friday evening for Fire Prevention Week. More...

Sports

Volleyball squad suffers close loss

Cards drop 3-1 contest to Rangers

The Cardinal volleyball team had an exciting, close game against the Crosby- Ironton Rangers last Thursday night. C-I traveled here to Staples to take on the Cardinals in a Mid State Confer- ence game. More...

Tennis girls champs of Section 6A

The Cardinal girls tennis team devoured the Section 6A team competition this week downing two teams Monday and then defeating Sauk Centre 6-1 in the championship on Tuesday morning. More...

Cardinal football wins 20-7 over Dilworth-G-F

The Staples Motley Cardinal football team survived the cold, wind-swept prairie at Glyndon Friday night, driving home in a snowstorm after a 20-7 win over the Rebels from Dilworth- Glyndon- Felton. More...

Chris Etzler

FIRST, GIVE A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY ANY SERVICE ON ELECTED OR APPOINTED GROUPS OR BOARDS. My name is Chris Etzler. I am currently serving the City of Staples as Mayor. More...

Terry Minnick

FIRST, GIVE A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY ANY SERVICE ON ELECTED OR APPOINTED GROUPS OR BOARDS. 1. More...

Roy Miles

FIRST, GIVE A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY ANY SERVICE ON ELECTED OR APPOINTED GROUPS OR BOARDS. I have been a council member for about 14 years. I have served on the Public Works Commission for 17 years. More...

Rob Schmieg

FIRST, GIVE A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY ANY SERVICE ON ELECTED OR APPOINTED GROUPS OR BOARDS. More...

Brief stop

A brief stop in Staples for the Southern Pacific's No. 4449 which was pulling several vintage passenger cars was a sentimental journey for old rails and rail fans who gathered near the Staples depot Tuesday afternoon for the 30 minute stop. More...

 

News

Dyer home turns 100

It has been in the same family all 100 years

Margaret Dyer is living in a house that turned 100 years old in 2008 and has been in the same family all those years. "It's never been owned by anyone not named Dyer," she said p ro u d ly. "And only the Dyer's have paid taxes on it. More...

Fire extinguisher demonstration

Jody Longbella, Staples, practiced using a fire extinguisher at the Staples Volunteer Fire Department open house Friday evening for Fire Prevention Week. More...

Student tours held at fire hall

Students in Mrs. Nancy Johnson's class from Staples Elementary School heard the story of how retired Staples firefighter Russ Lee's fire hat melted. More...

Letters

Operation Round Up

In recent years as Todd- Wadena Electric Cooperative's Community Trust board members have reviewed Operation Round Up grant applications, it has been noted that the types of local funding requests are stark reflections of our current economic downt More...

Tax breaks

The "Cash for Clunkers" program for new cars may have ended, but the IRS wants to remind taxpayers that many people might overlook another special break available. More...

Current Happenings

Winter coats sought for giveaway

The "Heart and Hands Thrift Store" along with the Social Justice Committee of Sacred Heart Church of Staples and St. Michael's Church of Motley are collecting clean and wearable winter coats and jackets for local individuals of all ages. More...

CLC students benefifrom golf event

The Central Lakes College Foundation has received a donation of $10,480, which will be used to enhance the Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance program on the Staples campus. More...

Working on merit badges

Jonathan Nypan, Tim Wickman and Warren Japke of Boy Scout Troop 61 attended a merit badge weekend at Camp Parker in Merrifield where they had the opportunity to work on merit badges such as outdoor cooking, fingerprinting and pioneering. More...

Obituaries

Brenda Voeltz-Crego

Brenda Jill Voeltz-Crego, 46, of Minneapolis, formerly of Staples, died Oct. 9, 2009 at her home. Funeral services are Friday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m., at the Staples United Methodist Church with a visitation beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Gerald Ryle

Gerald "Jerry" Maurice Ryle, 91, of Staples, died Oct. 9, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. More...

Gregg Marquardt

Gregg Alan Marquardt, 62, died Oct. 10, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 16, noon at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 E. 4th Street in Duluth. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P 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...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District September 22, 2009 A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Chairman Runyan at 7:30 p.m. More...