November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

International Santa

Santa Claus arrived in Staples Saturday during the annual Arts and Crafts Sale at the Community Center. Among the children and adults who got a chance to visit with Santa were these two foreign exchange students. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Giving thanks, 'One day at a time'

Benefit for Donna Nadeau, Villard Twp., Dec. 5, Motley UMC

Donna Nadeau, of Villard Township, plans on making the turkey dinner for Thanksgiving this year, the same as she's done for many previous years. More...

'What ever happened to...?'

Kelly Boldan, 1975 Motley High School graduate from Leader

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

Food shelf donation

4-H Ambassadors Meagan Fell (center) and Amber Vargo (right) are shown at the Pillager Food Shelf with a financial donation. Pictured with the girls is Alice Korwes, who is in charge of the food shelf. (Submitted photo) More...

Current Happenings

New music premiering at Christmas concert

New piece is by local director Stan Carlson

Four choral groups will combine to present a Community Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart Church, Staples, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. A special event of the concert will be the first performance of a new piece of music. More...

Raptor program

The Raptor Center will present a program for grades 3-5 at Staples Elementary School Thursday, Dec. 3, at 1:30 p.m. More...

Educational Opportunities

November 30 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more information on this free event, call 218-640-7035. More...

Life Currents

Peace Poster winners

The students in RoAnn Trout's sixth grade class at Sacred Heart Elementary School, Staples, all participated in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. More...

Student Achievements

THE 22ND ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS CONCERT, will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, in Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall, at 4 and 7 p.m. More...

Announcment

Bridal shower/ open house

There will be a bridal shower open house for Cassie Wegner, bride to be of Ben Woelfel, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Life Church of God, Hwy. 71, Bertha. Bring your favorite recipe for a recipe book for Cassie. More...

Sports

CC banquet honors many runners from Cardinal team

The 2009 Staples Motley cross country season is over, but it was a great run. More...

Big buck

Tyler Pogreba of rural Browerville shot this 10 point, 212 pound buck on Nov. 9. He was two for two this deer hunting season. More...

Opening morning deer

Kelsie Weite, 10, and her grandmother, Janine Wells, both of Leader, each shot a deer on the opening morning of Nov. 7. Kelsie Weite shot her doe in Moose Lake Township north of Leader while hunting with her dad Jeff Weite. More...

Barn destroyed in Saturday fire

Fire destroyed the barn on property just north of Staples owned by Steve and Julie Benson Saturday evening. The fire was spotted about 4:45 p.m. by Ancher Nelsen, son of Jerel and Penny Nelsen, as he and his dad were driving by. More...

Todd County's 'No net gain' resolution to be scrutinized

A 'no net gain' resolution will be reviewed by the Todd County Board of Commissioners. The resolution, which was passed a number of years ago, states that the state may not gain ownership of any more total acres in the county. More...

Pilot's body found

The pilot of a single engine airplane, missing for four days, was found in the wreckage of his airplane Wednesday, Nov. 17. More...

 

News

Todd-Wadena Electric manager is retiring

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative board of directors has announced the planned retirement of Dale Hendrickson and has named Robin Doege as the cooperative's next general manager, effective Jan. 1, 2010. More...

Mr. Macho Contest

These are just a few of the almost 40 Staples Motley High School students who are participating in the first ever Staples Motley Mr. Macho Contest set for Monday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium. More...

'Books in the Parks' program launched

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition has launched a Books in the Parks program. The coalition joins the Staples and Motley Parks Committees in offering this new opportunity to encourage reading while enjoying our area parks. More...

Opinion

State's budget woes point to long-term reform

Gov. Pawlenty's administration recently reported that, beginning next spring, the state may be forced to borrow money to pay ongoing bills. This is because of lower-than-expected revenue collections. More...

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Full Story

Superintendent finds many reasons to give thanks

- o - Staples Motley Schools

Sometimes it's easy to get wrapped up in the stresses of life. Thanksgiving is a holiday that reminds us to slow down and think about life's bless- ings. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program Anyone is welcome to come. Suggested donation: $3.50. Call the number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. For evening meals, please call one day in advance. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

November 27 DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING every Friday, 210 Jefferson St. S (upstairs at the Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714. More...

Obituaries

James "Mike" Wickman

James “Mike” Wickman, 58, of Staples, died Nov 23, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Mike very generously deeded his body to medical science. More...

Sandra Jean (Plautz) Killian

Sandra Jean (Plautz) Killian, 58, of Wadena, died Nov. 24, 2009 while enroute to the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 28, at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena with Fr. Donald Wagner officiating. More...

Mary A. Fearing

Mary A. Fearing, 81, of Staples died Nov. 25, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital, due to complications of cancer. Funeral services Nov. 28, 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. Ronald Schmelzer officiating. 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. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

October 19, 2009 Meeting # 7 CALL TO ORDER: Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order. Roll Call was taken with the following present for all or part of the meeting: Board members Anderson, DiGiovanni, Freeman, Longbella, More...