February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Water issues bring crowd to city hall

WATER: People either have too much of it or not enough of it. Seldom if ever, just the right amount.   The subject of too much water brought out roughly 40 people to a Feb. More...

Happy camper

This great horned owl had set up camp Tuesday at the base of a tree in Shirley Denning’s front yard, just feet from busy 8th Street N.E. The owl apparently captured and killed a squirrel and is staying as long as there is a meal. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Survey work begins on streets in Motley

Surveyors with Widseth, Smith and Nolting have been at work in Motley recently, gathering information about the existing topography of streets in the Beaulieu Area Street project. More...

Snow and ice can’t keep Minnesotans from golfing

Winter tourney on Lake Alex well attended

Nearly 90 people participated in the ‘Winter Golf Tournament’ at The Castaway Bar and Grill on Lake Alexander last Saturday; an annual event hosted by the Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club. More...

‘Two Rivers Music Festival’ update

The Two Rivers Music Festival in Motley will be held July 23, 24 and 25; and will feature a wide-variety of music, a craft fair, food booths and a parade.   Former festival committee member Bob Jenkins has resigned due to illness. More...

Letters

Disappointing journalism

Mr. McNaney,   More...

Government spending

After so many years of seeing somewhat mundane articles, letters and editorials, it is quite refreshing to see spirited interaction. No matter if we agree or disagree, it is always positive to communicate. More...

FFA/Small towns

Once a thriving farming community, Pillager, Minnesota, has now diminished to only a few farms. My father and employer, Bruce Martin, owns a dairy farm ten miles northwest of Pillager. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition   Program   More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

February 19   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. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   This issue, February 14, of the Staples World marks the beginning of its 96th continuous year of publication. The paper was started in the new village of Presto (Staples) in 1890 with the village attorney, Andrew J. More...

Cardinal speakers do well in home meet

It was another good week for the Staples Motley speech team as 14 members received awards at the Staples Host Lions Invitational speech contest held at Staples Motley High School Feb. 13.   More...

Walk for Haiti

The Central Lakes College Graphic Design Club, aka The Artery, held a five kilometer Pledge Walk for Haiti on Feb. 11. More...

Sports

Cardinal boys gain two more wins

Four cardinals scored in double figures as the Staples Motley boys basketball team snapped a seven game winning streak for the Minnewaska Lakers in a 59-46 win Fr iday night, Feb. 12.   More...

W-DC Hockey boys lose 2 games

Goalie Tyler Muehler was a busy man, making a total of 82 saves, while playing in two games for the Waden a-Deer Creek Wolv erine hockey team this past week. The Wolverines lost 4-1, to the Northern Lakes squad on Feb. 11 and then lost 5-1 to St. More...

Wrestlers third seed in Section 8AA

Matmen begin post season Saturday at Thief River Falls

The Staples Motley regular wrestling season came to a close this past week. The boys had one dual meet and a dual tournament to finish out the 2010 regular season.   This Saturday the Section 8A team tourn ament begins at Thief River Falls. More...

Todd Board removes solid waste officer

Following December arrest for DUI

At their Feb. 16 meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners voted to remove Tim Cadwallader from his position as Solid Waste Director. More...

Key step approved for turnback

The Staples City Council on Feb. 9 formally accepted a feasibility study on the Highway 10 turnback project and set a public hearing on the project for Feb. 23.   More...

Winter festival

Bring your skis, your snowshoes, your fishing rod. The Snowball Express is heading for Dower Lake this Saturday.   The winter festival is set for Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Food shelf open house is Feb. 25

The Staples Area Food Shelf will have an open house Thursday, Feb. 25, from 2-5 p.m. at their new quarters at 402 Wisconsin Ave. SE, Staples. Please use the side entrance. More...

 

News

MDA announces $1 million in farmer livestock grants

Area farmers among recipients

Area farmers among recipients of state Department of Agriculture's Livestock Investment Grants. More...

State AG sues six debt settlement companies

Allege violations of new state law More...

Signing agreement

Administration from Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples; and Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Wadena, signed an agreement Feb. 16, to have CLC host an M State degree educational program at the Staples campus. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Role in Dower Lake fishing pier clarified

As you might imagine, a recent story on Channel 5 about a renovation of a fishing pier on Dower Lake has generated quite a few calls and e-mails to my office. More...

Community foundation becomes major influence

Several years ago, some very community-minded individuals organized the Staples Community Foundation. More...

Current Happenings

Sesquicentennial Farm application due April 1

Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 115 farms have been recognized. More...

Top readers

Accelerated Readers of the second quarter at Staples Motley High School were: front row, from left, Claire Ulman,9th grade,176 pts.; Coleton Tietz,10th grade,122 pts.; Tabetha Trantina,10th grade,103. More...

Educational Opportunities

February 20   EEWY GOOEY SCIENCE FUN CLASS, for students in grades 1 - 4, Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. - noon; or 1 - 4 p.m. Sponsored by Staples Motley Community Education. For info., to register, 218- 894-2497.   February 22   More...

Obituaries

Rose Tepley

Rose Tepley, 96, of Browerville, died Feb.13, 2010, at the Lakewood Health System in Staples.   Funeral services were, held Feb. 17, 2010 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Clarissa. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Browerville. More...

Ralph Tholl

Ralph Henry Tholl, 87, of Motley, died Feb. 15, 2010 at his home in May Township of Cass County.   Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. More...

Helma McCoy

Helma Cecelia McCoy, 72, of Leader, died Feb. 9, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.   Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Motley Free Methodist with Pastor Mel Nefstead officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P 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

January 5, 2010   CALL TO ORDER   The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 5th Day of January at nine o’clock a.m. More...

Staples City Council

The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Etzler, City Council Members Carlson, Flaten, Miles, Quance, Reeck and Schmieg.  More...