January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County eyes dropping multi-county health alliance

At a special meeting of the Wadena County Board of Commissioners held Dec. 29, one of the major topics of discussion was whether Wadena County should remain a member of the South Country Health Alliance (SCHA).   More...

‘What ever happened to...?’

Alan Bjerga, 1991 Staples Motley High School graduate from Lincoln area

Reporter’s note: This is part of a series entitled, “What ever happened to...?” a periodic column which will highlight stories of alumni from schools in Motley and Pillager. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Dancing, it’s good for the soul

Young-at-heart seniors love old-time dances at the Ten-Hi

Step into the Ten-Hi in Motley on the second or fourth Tuesday of every month; and you’ll most likely be greeted by polka music and a lot of seniors with happy feet. More...

Opinion

2009 Year in Review for Wadena County Sheriff’s department

- o - Wadena County Sheriff

As I start my fourth year in office as your Sheriff, I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. More...

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Senior Nutrition   Program   More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 7   THE WADENA WHIRLAWAYS will square dance Thursday, Jan. 7, Wadena Elk’s Club, 7:30 - 10 p.m. Royce Nelson, caller.   January 9   More...

Obituaries

Brenda Brattlund

Brenda L. Brattlund, 36, of Pillager, died Dec. 30, 2009, at HCMC in Minneapolis.   Funeral services were held Jan. 4, at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager with Pastors Christopher and Heather Culuris officiating. More...

Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman, 87, of Bullard Township, died Dec. 30, 2009 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.   Funeral services were held Jan 2, at Swan Valley Lutheran Church in Leader with Pastor Mel Nefstead officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Cemetery. More...

Vickie Saterbak

Vickie Lee Saterbak, 56, of Brainerd, died Dec. 26, 2009, at her home.   Funeral services were held Jan. 2, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

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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...

Todd board freezes own salaries with 2010 budget

The Todd County Board of Commissioners approved a 2009 budget that froze overall county spending at 2008 levels and, once again, held their own salaries to just over $19,000 per year.   More...

Unsafe ice, sheriff warns

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office is telling ice fishermen and snowmobilers to be very careful when venturing out onto area lakes this winter. Despite the extreme cold, ice conditions can vary, Sheriff Pete Mikkelson says. More...

Stearns, Bounds to head Wadena County Board

Commissioner Bill Stearns was elected chair and Commissioner Rodney Bounds was elected vice chair of the Wadena County Board at the first meeting of 2010, held Jan. 5. The terms of the chair and vice chair last for one calendar year. More...

 

News

All School Reunion Committee to finalize mailing details Jan. 13

The All School Reunion Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Staples Community Center. More...

Christmas goings on

There appears to be a little family rivalry going on. More...

Winter fun

At least two families from the Staples area enjoyed sledding Christmas Day on Lakewood Health System’s big hill in rural Staples. More...

Current Happenings

Kick-off set for SM area Relay for Life

The first Staples Motley area ‘Relay for Life’ meeting for this year will be held at Giovanni’s in Staples on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m.   All committee members and team captains are asked to be in attendance.   More...

Educational Opportunities

January 11   ‘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...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in the council chambers at the Staples Government Center, 611 Iowa Ave. More...

Life Currents

Wedding

Nordell, Groenwold

Rebecca Nordell and Christopher Groenwold were united in marriage August 8, 2009, at the Thomastown Covenant Church north of Staples. Pastor Dan Werthman of Lakewood Evengelical Church, Baxter, officiated. More...

The Other Day

. . . I thought about the second holiday of 2010, wondering how I should prepare. Should I bake something unusual or invite a gathering of people requesting a unique dress code?   More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   A tentative agreement has been made for Nordell Graphics to lease the former Staples city hall, with the city and the firm hoping that eventually the lease will turn into a purchase agreement. More...

Sports

Cards win 77-47 over Fargo South

The Staples Motley boys basketball team defeated the Fargo South Bears77-47 Tuesday, Dec. 29 on the Cardinal court. More...

Cardinal seniors lead wrestlers back to mat

For the past two weeks the Cardinal wrestlers have been busy in the practice room, gearing up for the next two months. During January and February the Staples Motley boys will see 13 meets before sections start on Feb. 20.   More...

Cardinal girls win Little Falls tourney title

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls basketball team last week won the Little Falls Holiday tournament, downing both Big Lake and the Little Falls Flyers girls teams to earn the title. More...