February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Some question store’s future

Is the national financial crisis coming home to roost? More...

Phone call, hair-do saved feisty grandma

Virginia Goeden may not be a spring chicken, but she has more lives than most cats.   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

MDA announces $1 million in farmer livestock grants

Area farmers among recipients

Two Cass County farmers among state Ag Department grant recipients More...

Fire damages KC’s Saloon in Pillager

Employees of KC’s Saloon in Pillager don’t know when they’ll be able to get back to work, after an attic fire damaged the bar the morning of Feb. 22. More...

Hanson family overwhelmed by community support

Hundreds of people came to Leader Feb. 20, to show their support for Leader native Rick Hanson, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.   “It felt like Growler’s Days,” said Donna Hanson, Rick’s wife of 27 years. More...

Letters

Fantastic day at Dower

I think fun was had for all. It was a beautiful day to fish, ski, snowshoe, have a Tug-A-War, eat hot dogs, chili and ice cream. They even had S’mores. More...

Compelled to serve

What began as a vision of a small group of people, blossomed into a multichurch, multi-organizational effort to bring a community wide project to the Staples Motley communities for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Event on Feb. 6 and 7.  More...

Health of businesses

Has anyone else noticed the empty shelves at some of our retail stores?   We are losing our businesses without us even knowing that they are in trouble. This bothers me, and should bother every citizen of Staples. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition   Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

February 26   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fridays at 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.   February 27 - 28   More...

Life Currents

Amy Leidenfrost elected Lions District Governor

Lion Amy Leidenfrost was recently elected as District Governor of District 5M-8 Lions for 2010-2011, during the District’s Annual Convention. Lion Amy is a member of the Staples ‘93 Lions Club and currently serves as club secretary. More...

So close

Emily Ladd, 7th grader at Motley Staples Middle School, placed third at the regional Lakes Bee Spelling Bee held in Brainerd Feb. 19. Emily was just three words away from heading to Washington D.C. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   The city of Staples, after over a year of study, is planning to spend approximately $131,000 on the electric load control system to monitor the city’s electric system.   More...

Sports

Cardinal boys lose to Grand Rapids

SM to host Crosby-Ironton Friday

Staples Motley outplayed, outhustled by Class AAA's third ranked Thunderhawks More...

Cardinal boys down C-I in overtime

Victory breaks nine-game losing string to C-I

Cardinal win over C-I could mean share of Mid State title More...

Cardinal boys lose close game to Breck

Staples Motley, facing a tough schedule in the coming two weeks, had a 1-1 week, downing Park Rapids 76-45 Friday night, but losing a close game in overtime to the Breckenridge Cowboys, 62-59.   More...

Murder charge filed in death of former Pierz man

Paul Varner died early Sunday following fight in North Dakota

A North Dakota man was charged with murder Monday in the death of Paul Varner, originally from Pierz. More...

Solid waste exec relieved of duties

The Todd County Board of Commissioners agreed at their Feb. 16 meeting to remove Tim Cadwallader from his position as solid waste director.   They said Cadwallader had engaged in serious employee misconduct. More...

Mmmm, that’s good

Two-year-old Peter Mathews of Staples enjoyed eating part of an edible snowman, complements of the Staples Dairy Queen, at the Snowball Express Winter Festival Feb. 20. More...

 

News

Census hiring about 1,000 in N.W. Minnesota

There are job opportunities as the national Census approaches. More...

Todd County ADA crowns 2010 Dairy Princess

Four girls chosen to represent dairy industry

Emma Motl from Staples Motley High School one of four Dairy Princesses More...

Hundreds inspired at Women’s Health Expo

Hundreds of women traveled to Central Lakes College in Staples Feb. 20, to attend the “Laugh and Live Well - Women’s Health Expo,” sponsored by Lakewood Health System. More...

Opinion

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Governor’s budget proposal examined

The governor recently released his proposal to balance a $1.2 billion budget defi- cit for the current spending period, which ends on July 1 of next year. More...

New to the job but not to the community

I would like to introduce myself to the community. This seems a bit odd to me as I have been a part of the Staples area for 17 years now and have lived in Todd County for over 34 years. More...

Current Happenings

Wadena County to host sign session

The Wadena County Highway Department is sponsoring a free workshop on “Highway and Road Sign Reflectivity” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Sebeka American Legion Post in Sebeka. More...

Will the sisters’ secret be revealed?

Perhaps the question should be “How many secrets will be revealed?” at the Lamplighter Community Theatre’s production of “Drinking Habits,” set for Feb. More...

CLC Staples Campus Snow Week is March 1-5

CLC Staples Campus Snow Week activities, March 1 through 5 include:   •Medallion Hunt - The hunt begins Monday and conclude on Friday. Two clues a day will be posted outside of the Student Senate Office and also at the West Campus. More...

Obituaries

Opal Mertens

Opal Marie Mertens, 86, of Staples, died Feb. 21, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital.   More...

Richard Robben

Richard Henry Robben, 72, of Staples died Feb. 17, 2010, in Motley.   Funeral services were held Feb. 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Ron Schmelzer offi ciating. Burial was in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.   More...

Sherry Stoderl

Sherry Yvonne Stoderl, 67, of Bertha, died Feb. 19, 2010 at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.   Funeral services were held Feb. 23, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bertha with Fr. Dan Walz 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...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #12   January 19, 2010   CALL TO ORDER BY CHAIR SCHMITT - Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order.   Newly elected board member Brad Anderson and re-elected board member Barb Schmitt repeated the oath of office.   More...