January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County okays pay pacts with employees

The Wadena County Commissioners voted to approve wage and benefit packages for the county’s formal and informal bargaining units when they met Jan. 21.   More...

Veterans highway now a hot political issue

The Todd County Commissioners still have not decided what to do about the designation of a Veterans’ Scenic Highway.   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

MES students raise $619 for Haiti

Brooke Ferdon, first-grader, eager to help her birth country

For one little girl at Motley Elementary School, the recent news of the devastating earthquake in Haiti hit especially close to home. More...

Free tax help available

AARP Tax-Aide site, Sylvan Town Hall

The Sylvan Town Hall AARP Tax-Aide site will open for the season beginning Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and on subsequent Thursdays until the end of the tax season.   More...

Motley Fire Dept. busy

A number of items concerning the Motley Fire Department were addressed at the Motley City Council meeting Jan. 12. More...

Letters

Food Shelf

The Staples Area food Shelf has had another successful year thanks to the generous people and organizations of Staples. More...

Response to Lee and Quie

Today, as I read the open letter to members of the ELCA written by Al Quie of Minnetonka and Bob Lee of Staples, I found myself thinking that the latest vote by the Governing Body of the ELCA is sadly one more step in the ELCA’s slow march int More...

A neutral view

Although I am not a member of the Staples community anymore, I still get the Staples World and love to read about the goings on in Staples and the surrounding area. More...

Current Happenings

Men’s chorus offers online concert tickets

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus has a new option in concert information and ticket purchasing. More...

Educational Opportunities

January 29   REAL ESTATE AND APPRAISER   EDUCATION CLASS (FOCUS ON ‘GREEN’), sponsored by The   Greater Lakes Association of Realtors, Friday, Jan. 29, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., at their offi ce in Baxter. More...

Local cooking show to air on cable channel 8

A unique collaboration has resulted in a locally staged and produced series of cooking shows to be aired on the Staples cable television channel 8.   More...

Obituaries

Donald Logering

Donald D. Logering, 82, of Staples, died Jan. 18, 2010 at Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.   Funeral services were held Jan. 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. Ron Schmelzer offi ciating. More...

Elizabeth Petersen

Elizabeth Petersen, 97 of Clarissa, died Jan. 21, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.   Funeral services were held Jan. 27, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa. More...

Veronica Warner

Veronica Warner, 100, of Staples, died Jan. 24, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.   Funeral services were held Jan. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Ronald Schmelzer officiating. Burial was in St. 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...

Staples Motley School Board

School Board   Meeting #11   Truth and Taxation   Hearing Minutes   Monday, December 21, 2009   CALL TO ORDER   More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

December 1, 2009   The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the first day of December 2009 at seven o’clock p.m. More...

Freshly coated wonders

Following the freezing rain Jan. 23, the snow also came down. Nature first encased everything in ice layers and then crowned with snow. Some of the snow melted Sunday, which then refroze overnight. More...

Caucus sites listed

Precinct caucuses this year for Minnesota political parties are scheduled for Feb. 2, approximately a month earlier than people may be used to. More...

Kinship seeks help, expertise from public

A local program that works with young people is in trouble and seeking some help.   More...

Dollars for Scholars Auction

Auctioneer Wendell Bernstrom started off the auction on this wooden storage bin built by Greg and Brandon Haglin (Brandon on the left) Monday night at the annual Dollars for Scholars auction. More...

 

News

Deputies respond to two incidents in midst of storm

Icy roads and a winter storm didn’t keep everyone home last Friday night and Saturday. The weather was a factor in two incidents handled last weekend by the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department. More...

District spelling bee contestants

Top spellers in grades 5 - 8 from schools in Staples and Motley participated in the District 2170 Spelling Bee Jan. 21, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Festival of Health set in Wadena

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the year’s biggest health fair in Wadena. The 20th annual February Festival of Health is a communitywide health fair to be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

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Settlement reached on next two-year contract

- o - Staples Motley Schools

I’m pleased to announce that Staples Motley ISD #2170 has reached a contract settlement with Staples Motley Education Ass o c i ation, led by SMEA presid e n t Dave Barnett. More...

We’ll try to get what you need... locally, if possible

Meeting to develop strategic plan is Feb. 8

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Staples Business Group and the Staples Downtown Revitalization Board recently conducted a survey asking how the retail and service sectors of Staples can be improved.  More...

Menus

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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

January 29   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 30   More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   More...

Donates hair

Five-year-old Allison Knosalla met her goal of donating her long locks to the “Locks of Love” program when she had her hair cut Jan 14 at “R” Salon in Staples.  More...

Student Achievements

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY has announced its fall 2009 dean’s list, which includes students enrolled in at least 12 credits and earning a grade point average during the semester of 3.50. More...

Sports

Cardinal boys take it on chin at C-I, 58-48

Although the weather clobbered the schedule, fans still got their money’s worth when the Cardinals and the C-I Rangers tangled Friday night, Jan. 22 at C-I. More...

Cardinal wrestlers win twice at home

The Staples Motley wrestlers took on two teams this week in dual meets held in the Staples gym, earning wins over both Wadena- Deer Creek and Barnes- ville. More...

Cardinal girls claim one win, one postponement

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls basketball team defeated Detroit Lakes 59- 50 Tuesday, Jan. 19, in a game that saw 15 bas- kets from long range.   Cait- lin Robi nson scored 20 points for the Card inals, with Nikki Pearson adding 17. More...