February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sno Daze royalty

Savanna Hill and Jason Johnson were crowned as queen and king of the Staples Motley High School Sno Daze Monday afternoon in a ceremony at the high school. More...

School payments delayed to Staples Motley

The Staples Motley School District is among those whose state aid payments will be delayed because of shortalls in the state budget.   Payments for Mar. 15, Mar. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

LABA’s fishing derby reels in hundreds

Over 1,000 people attended the 19th Annual Fishing Derby and Raffle, held on Fish Trap Lake Jan. 30. More...

MCC continues discussion regarding former firefighter

Survey work on Motley streets begins soon

Discussion about reinstating a former firefighter to the Motley Fire Department; and an update on the Beaulieu Street Area project were two items brought before the Motley City Council at their regular meeting Jan. 26.   More...

MES food shelf collection

Students at Motley Elementary School took on the challenge to collect items for the Motley Food Shelf in one week in February. Above: The kindergarten class with Principal Jason Luksik displayed how much food was collected.   More...

Current Happenings

Staples Rotary Art Show calling for entries

Pre-registrations are now being accepted for the 46th Annual Staples Rotary Arts Show April 30-May 2 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Celtic performance

The Central Lakes College Cultural Arts Series welcomes the Celtic ensemble Solas to the Cultural Arts series sage in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. More...

American Cancer Society daffodils

The American Cancer Society is offering daffodils, the “flower of hope” for sale in Todd County.   More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

Again, 25 and 50 years ago papers had little news to pass on so the stories will be added to next week’s 25 and 50 years ago. We will just reminisce this week.   More...

Anniversary

65 years

Eldon and Margie Miller, formerly of Staples, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 12, 2010. They were married at St. Frederick’s Catholic Church in Verndale on Feb. 12, 1945. More...

High school students to compete for D.C. trip

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative invites sophomores and juniors from the local area to compete for a chance to win a free, five-day trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Sports

Two big wins, one loss, for Card girls

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls had two wins and a narrow loss in three games played this past week, but one of the wins was a BIG one.   More...

Deadly fish virus closer than ever

- o - Inside the Outdoors

During the past several weeks, news stories have appeared from Minnesota to Michigan about the recent discovery of a feared fish killing virus in Lake Superior. More...

Cardinal boys B-Squad results

The Staples Motley JV boys basketball team dropped two games in mid- January, bringing their record to 3 wins and 5 losses. The Cards lost on the road to Perham 49 to 24 and at home to Fargo Shanley 65 to 51. More...

City lifts limit on ‘off sale’ liquor licenses

With virtually no discussion, the Staples City Council on Jan. 26 okayed deleting any limit to the number of ‘off sale’ liquor licenses the city can issue.   More...

‘Feed My Starving Children’ event is this weekend

Thanks to the overwhelming response from the Staples and Motley communities, there is money and more than enough volunteers to put together 125,000 meals for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) event this weekend. More...

Staples EDA okays loan for local startup

A new loan for a new production company in the Staples Industrial Building was approved Jan. 26 at the monthly meeting of the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA).   More...

Where did you get this idea?

Madelyn Erbe and Molly Lindgren answered questions from judge Kathy Odden on their Science Fair project displayed at Staples Elementary School Jan. 29. More...

 

News

Lamplighter Community Theatre to stage ‘Drinking Habits’

Lamplighter Community Theatre’s next production has been cast and is in rehearsal.   “Drinking Habits,” a farce by Tom Smith, will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon, Feb. More...

Domestic never happened, but might mean charges anyway

Staples Police responded about 8 p.m. Jan. 29 to a report of a domestic dispute at an address in northwest part of Staples.   The reporting party stated that her fiance had put a gun in her face and threatened to kill her. More...

School to Work looking for outstanding youth workers

The Staples Motley School To Work committee and the Staples Motley Area Chamber need your help in identifying outstanding youth workers, who demonstrate excellent soft skills at their work site. More...

Opinion

School payment delay sets bad precedent

Minnesota Management and Budget, formerly the Department of Finance, announced on Jan. 26 that the state will hold back school aid payments in order to pay the state’s bills this spring.   More...

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Full Story

Cons and scams exposed

With our declining economy the way it is, I thought it important that we address crimes involving cons and scams. More...

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Senior Nutrition   Program   More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

February 5   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.   FOOT CARE CLINICS, sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Fridays, Feb. More...

Obituaries

Charlotte Hed

Charlotte Ann Hed, 73, of Cambridge, formerly of Champlin, died Jan. 31, 2010, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.   More...

Marilyn Mancuso

Marilyn “Mugs” E. Mancuso, 66, of Big Lake, died Jan. 30, 2010 at home.   A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, from 1 to 4 p.m. at McPete’s Sports Bar and Lane, Big Lake. More...

Patricia Frisk

Patricia Frisk, 77, of Motley, died Jan. 26, 2010, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.   Funeral services were held Jan. 30, at the Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION State of Minnesota Karen Busch County of Todd County Auditor/Treasurer TO: ALL PERSONS WITH A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE FOLL More...

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...