October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd and Wadena counties to share highway engineer

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners, at its Oct. 21 meeting, voted to approve a plan presented by Commissioner Bill Stearns to provide a method for the highway department to operate during the next few months. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

For Pete's Sake raises funds for search effort

It wasn't the pig races this time, nor was it the Growlers Gathering, but a huge crowd still turned out Saturday in Leader. More...

Masked man robs Pillsbury Junction

Cass County Authorities report a masked man robbed the Pillsbury Junction Convenience Store, in Pillager, Oct. 26, at approximately 8 p.m. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

November 4 WOMEN IN RECOVERY AA MEETING, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Motley Free Methodist Church located behind Mr. Ed's. For more info., call JoAnn at 218-575-2611. More...

Letters

To Duff

I just got back from a 7 a.m. school board committee meeting; we do a lot of those. I was enlightened there by your letter to the paper that said the current board needs creativity, commitment and energy. More...

Good News

I've been a community journalist/reporter for over a dozen years and I know 'Good News' when I see it. As I was driving through the DQ drive-thru in Staples recently, I was struck not only by what I saw, but what I did not see. More...

Look at the whole picture

Well, it is that time of year to get out and vote again. I was planning on doing what I always do each year, which was to read in the paper about whomever the candidates were and why I should or should not vote for them. More...

Current Happenings

Bluegrass and gospel music

at Thomastown Church festival

The "Hainings" will be presenting an instrumental and vocal concert of bluegrass and gospel music at the Thomastown Covenant Church on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. More...

Community Center

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30: Fitness Center: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Open Gym: 7-8:30 a.m., 5:30-8 p.m.; Lap Swim: 7-8 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 6-7 p.m.; Aquacise: 9-10 a.m., 6-7 p.m. Open Swim: 6-6:50 p.m., 7-7:50 p.m. More...

'Staples Area Farmer's Mkt. Fall Festival' October 31

The Staples Area Farmer's Market will hold a 'Customer Appreciation Fall Festival' Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at 205 Airview Drive NE, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Marian Martin Carroll

Marian Martin Carroll, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 at her home in Akeley after a prolonged illness. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., at the VFW, Hwy. 34 East at the junction of Hwy. 64 North, Akeley. More...

Iness Allee

Iness Luvina Allee, 95, of Duluth, formerly of Motley, died, Oct. 20, 2009 at her home. Funeral services were held Oct. 23, 2009 at the Alliance Community Church in Duluth. Burial was in Oneota Cemetery. More...

Judy Dukowitz

Judy Dukowitz, 50, of Cushing, died Oct. 25, 2009 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home, Staples, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P 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. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #5 September 21, 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...

Local school and city elections are Nov. 3

Polls will be open from noon-8 p.m.

Voters in the Staples Motley School District and in the City of Staples will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, to choose who will represent them in the coming years. Seven candidates are running for three seats on the Staples Motley School Board. More...

Ready for a haunted Halloween adventure?

Visit the newest haunted house - if you dare

Maybe it's not for the light of heart, but for all intents and purposes the first-time ever haunted house sponsored by the Staples Motley Wrestling and Cross Country Boosters is quite the hit. More...

Todd County plans H1N1 flu clinics in November

Vaccinations for H1N1 influenza won't be available until at least early November, according to Todd County Public Health Director Cheryl Schneider. Schneider released the discouraging news during the Oct. More...

 

News

Todd County fails in bid for radio funds

Todd County commissioners, at their Oct. 20 meeting, were told that the county did not receive a federal grant for more than $400,000 to upgrade police and fire radio communications. More...

Jamie Gauld is 'looking good,' feeling even better

Suffering most of her adult life with breathing problems, Jamie Gauld, at 30, finally got some answers. "My feet and ankles swelled- my ankles were just huge," remembered Jamie, as her lower body filled with fliud. More...

Collecting for food shelf

Approximately 70 kids from at least seven local churches participated in the annual "Trick or Treat for the Staples Area Food Shelf" event Oct. 25. More...

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Superintendent to serve on state councils

- o - Staples Motley Schools

Throughout the history of our school district, Staples Motley has earned recognition as leading the state in innovation and creativity. 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 31 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., 218-895-5750 or www.stapleesstompinggrounds. com. More...

Life Currents

SHS Class of 1959 reunion

Members of Staples High School class of 1959 and other guests attended a 50th reunion held at T Maxwell's restaurant in Staples this summer. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 A lease agreement between the city of Staples and developers planning a three-wheel race track near Dower Lake was approved by the Staples City Council at its meeting Tuesday, October 23. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to John and Susanne Decker of Motley, a baby boy, Connor Matthew weighing six pounds six ounces on Oct. More...

Sports

Cardinal football finishes season 8-0

Second Cardinal team to finish undefeated

For apparently the second time ever, Staples Motley's football team finished their regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. The Cards downed a tough Breckenridge squad, coming from behind twice to preserve their unbeaten season. More...

Cardinal volleyball finishes season, headed to playoffs

The Cardinal setters finished a busy week, and now have their sights set on the upcoming sub-section playoffs, which will start tonight. Last Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Staples Motley girls played in Park Rapids. More...

Cardinals polish off Green Wave in first playoff game

Staples Motley scored early and often on the way to a 44-0 first round win over East Grand Forks in the Section 8AAA playoffs Wednesday night in Staples. The win set the stage for the No. 3 seeded Cards to face No. More...