January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Questions raised at open house

Following preliminary assessment hearings this winter or early spring, plans for the Highway 10 turnback project should be going out to bidders in time to allow construction to begin in the spring or early summer of 2010.   More...

Help feed starving children around the world

Volunteers and donations needed to provide 100,000 meals

Volunteers are still needed to help with the Twin Cities based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) event scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7, at Central Lakes College in Staples.   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Leader home destroyed by fire

Benefit fund established to help Boldan/Weite families

Fire destroyed the Boldan/ Weite family home in Leader Jan. 10, wiping out virtually all of their belongings; and leaving only memories of the country cottage situated just south of Swan Valley Lutheran Church along Hwy 64.   More...

Crow Wing Calendar

January 15   FOOT CARE CLINIC, sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Friday, Jan. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Scandia Valley Town Hall. For info., appt., 218-894-8080. More...

Handmade ornaments

Deborah Olson, Motley, made 170 star-shaped ornaments for her Christmas tree. Each ornament, made of pearls, took Deborah approximately 45 minutes to make. (Submitted photo) More...

Letters

Results of actions

I read in the paper that Ernie’s is asking to sell alcohol even though it is expressed that we already have enough or too many outlets for alcohol. Are you listening city council?   More...

Another view

The Staples World, Jan. 7 issue, carried a Letter to the Editor, titled “Options for the ELCA” or to the People of the ELCA - one option which seems always present in dissenting issues - stop all funding.   More...

Current Happenings

The public is invited to area listening sessions

State Senator Dan Skogen is urging citizens, business owners and local government officials to attend one of the local meetings being held throughout the region on Jan. 16 and Jan. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:45 p.m. at the high school media center.   Tentative agenda items include:   o Oath of office for reelected and newly elected board members. More...

Educational Opportunities

January 18   ‘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...

Obituaries

Adeline Andersen

Adeline (Sorg) Andersen, 102, of Randall, died Jan. 10, 2010 at Amazing Days Elderly Care in Randall.   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, at Randall Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rob Bellin officiating. More...

Hubert Wartner

Hubert Wartner, 76, of Motley, died Jan. 10, 2010, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.   Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. More...

Florence Finley

Flo rence Caroline Tepley Finley, 83, of Duluth, died Jan. 4, 2010 at St. Lukes Hospice, Duluth.   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...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

November 3, 2009   The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 3rd day of November 2009 at nine o’clock a.m. More...

Checking things out

Painting contractor Rich Japke (left) and City EDA Director Jerel Nelsen checked out the floor tiles and other items in the new Staples city hall-library building Monday. More...

Survey shows spirited views

They asked and you answered. And your answers showed your strong opinions and how much you care about your community.   “They” are the Staples Business Group and the Staples Downtown Revitalization Board (SDRB). More...

Roof work

The roof of the new Ernie’s Food Market building is going up. More...

 

News

Benefit planned for injured Wayne Hoffert

The former pistol packing pastor and politician is now played out.   Or laid out - which might be a more correct way to describe Wayne Hoffert’s current status.   More...

Vet’s highway reconsidered

The Todd County Board of Commissioners agreed at their Jan. 5 meeting to reconsider their Dec. 15 motion to create a Veteran’s Scenic Highway.   The roadway would loop through 93 miles of scenic Todd County roads.   More...

Staples library closing one week for move

The Staples Public Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 25 through Saturday, Jan. 30 to move to its new location.   The library will reopen on Monday, Feb. 1 at a new city hall/library building at 122 6th St. NE, Staples.   More...

Opinion

Political predictions for the new year

No one doubts that 2010 will be a very tumultuous year in Minnesota politics. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Living the ideals of Martin Luther King

Each of us is an individual and different from other individuals by our life experiences. Each of us is unique and each of us is at a different stage of development. More...

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Senior Nutrition   Program   More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 15   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING every Friday at 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (upstairs at the Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.   January 16   More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   The Motley Volunteer Firefighters have launched a fund drive to secure a $12,000 “Jaws of Life” tool for rescuing victims trapped in car accidents and any other type of accident where such a tool is needed. More...

Kindness counts

Preschool students, right, in Miss Rinke’s class at Sacred Heart Area School, Staples, collected money at home for doing kind things for their families. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jessy Borg and Nikkia Lemke of Staples, a baby boy, Chase Owen, weighing eight pounds 12 ounces on Jan. 1, 2010. More...

Sports

Cards don’t win on Target Center court

The Staples Motley boys basketball team suffered through one of it’s longest afternoons on the bright Target Center floor Jan. 9.   The Card lost 58-36 to Minne- sota Transitions in a game most eve ryone would like to forget. More...

Cardinals notch 2 more wins

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls basketball team last week added two more wins to boost their record to 9-2 for the season.   SM downed Minnewaska 62--45 on Friday night after a 54-37 win Jan. 5 over Park Rapids.   More...

B-squad cage girls are 10-1 this season

The Staples Motley Bsquad girls defeated Minnewaska 53-25 in their Jan. 8 game.   Scoring for the Cardinals were Jaelin Beachy 11, Mikayla Wing 10, Kelsey Rice 8, Kelly Pearson 7, Kyla Anthony 6, Jenna Ziegler 2 and Jasmine McGillvray 2. More...