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Missing husband, father leaves void at Christmas

How does a family celebrate Christmas when a loved one is missing?   Not missing as in gone away and unable to be home. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Cedarwood Floral now open in Pillager

Amy Ringler finds new vocation after losing long-time job

Sometimes a lay-off can be a blessing in disguise; discovered Amy Ringler of Pillager, co-owner of the recently opened Cedarwood Floral shop.   “We’re really excited about this opportunity,” Amy said. More...

Visit from Santa

Isabelle Morales, 3, of Motley, chatted with Santa recently at Motley Elementary School. Santa’s stop at MES was hosted by the Motley Lions. (Submitted photo) More...

Crow Wing Calendar

December 30   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

Holiday safety tips

I offer this seasonal message with a real sense of urgency. Few things in life are as important to us as families and friends, personal possessions and holiday memories. More...

Decisions - Judgment

I wish to add to some of the remarks made concerning our choice of “lifestyle”, but it’s not about the “lifestyle” itself. It’s about the choices we make and the consequences we face for the same.   More...

Climate change bills

The climate change bills being considered by Congress will have a negative impact on agriculture, as well as the U.S. economy as a whole. The U.S. More...

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December 24   LINCOLN EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Christmas Eve Service, “Remembering that Night in Bethlehem,” Thursday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m.   December 27   More...

Life Currents

Flags for veteran James Wickman

The Patriot Guard (Brainerd section) stood at attention during a memorial service held Dec. 20, at Staples Assembly of God Church, in honor of James “Mike” Wickman. More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/anniversary party was held Dec. 9 with 24 people attending. Five were honored for their December birthdays, standing, left to right: Don Moe, Herb and Elsie Hanson, Loretta Minor and Mary Jane Volesky. More...

Student achievement

DANIEL SVEOM, Staples, recently graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. Daniel is the son of Rev. Steve and Antoinette Sveom, Staples.   More...

Sports

Girls split; down W-DC, lose to Bemidji

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls team split two basketball games this past week, defeating Wadena- Deer Creek 40-36 on Friday night, but then losing Saturday afternoon to a tough Bemi- dji High School team 62- 41. More...

Mat Cardinals second at Maple River

The Staples Motley wrestling team traveled to Maple River High School near Mankato Saturday for their seven-team tournament, taking second place with three individual champions. More...

Cards, with W-DC win, improve to 3-1

The Staples Motley boys basketball team won a convincing 83-59 win over neighboring Wadena-Deer Creek on Tuesday, Dec.15. More...

State auditor notes Wadena County fund balances low

Despite the best efforts of commissioners, elected officials and county staff, Wadena County’s financial condition continued to worsen during the past five years.   More...

Todd County eyes cuts in sheriff’s budget

Two Todd County Commissioners have said they would support continued funding for the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force.   More...

Christmas angel

This angel is just one of the many lighted Christmas displays decorating the yard of Brad Farber, rural Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Schimpp Timbs) More...

 

News

Santa at Care Center

Santa stopped to visit Friday, Dec.18 with family members and residents at the Lakewood Health System Care Center. More...

Food shelf Christmas

Instead of a gift exchange, students in Mrs. Robin Kautto’s and Mrs. More...

Food shelf donation

Noting the extra demand on area food shelves, the Wadena- Todd Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has chosen to donate food to several area food shelves. More...

Opinion

Peter Achermann’s family still needs help

It has been almost five months since local resident Peter Achermann was last seen. During that time his family has seen summer, fall and now winter. More...

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Current Happenings

WMC to host H1N1 clinic

Wadena Medical Center (WMC) will be hosting an H1N1 vaccination clinic on Wed., Dec. 30 from 7 – 9 a.m.   No appointments; vaccination is on a walk-in, first come-first serve basis and is for all persons and age groups. More...

Educational Opportunities

December 28-31   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT   GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary   School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. More...

Year Round Grazing Systems seminar CLC

Jan. 19-20 at the Staples campus

Steve Kenyon, international speaker from Greener Pastures Grazing Management Ltd. of Canada, will be putting on a two day seminar on year-round grazing systems at Central Lakes College in Staples, on Jan. 19-20.   More...

Obituaries

Donald Olds

Donald D. Olds, 68, of Staples, died Dec. 18, 2009 at his home following a long struggle with Systemic Scleroderma.   Funeral services were held Dec. 22, at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Kayden Hansen

Kayden Andrew Hansen, died Dec. 16, 2009 at the Gillette Children Hospital in St. Paul.   Funeral services were held Dec. 21, at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris with Rev. Rob Jarvis officiating. Burial was in Summit Cemetery in Morris. More...

Gerald Roscoe

Gerald Francis Roscoe, 88, of Rockton, IL, formerly of Staples, died Dec. 16, 2009, in Rockton, Ill.   Funeral Services were held Dec. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Burial was in Evergreen Hill Cemetery at Staples.   More...