March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples runner headed to Africa for marathon

A Staples Motley High School graduate has big plans coming up this spring and summer. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

MFD gets FEMA grant extention

Council hears this and other dept. reports

Thanks to a FEMA grant extension (approved until June 5, 2010), the Motley Fire Department will be able to purchase six new face masks. More...

Flooding on Crow Wing

Rising water along the Crow Wing River south and east of Motley caused at least one person to be evacuated Tuesday afternoon. More...

Pillager youth wrestlers busy

The Pillager youth wrestling team (a Pillager Community Ed. program) has been busy with individual and team competitions, says team coordinator Angie Kramer. More...

Letters

Disappointed

We are so disappointed that someone would steal from the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Enough

In mid-April, major improvements will begin taking place on old Hwy. 10 and eventually become a well groomed boulevard and I am one of the benefactors, of course, a financial contributor also to this future marvel.   More...

For the love of coffee

The Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop may not be celebrating an eight year anniversary due to financial hardship. It would be sad to see such a wonderful asset to the Staples area not be available any longer.   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

March 20   STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Sat., 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Reading provided by volunteers. Free book given away each time. For info., 218-895-5750 or www. staplesstompinggrounds. com. More...

Life Currents

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/anniversary party was held at the Staples Senior Citizen’s Center on March 9 with 24 members in attendance. Seated in front are Edie and Don Petree, who celebrated their wedding anniversary. More...

Much Appreciated

Thank you to everyone who came to the Scholastic Book Fair at Staples Elementary School March 3-5. We are excited to report that a $1,002.37 cash profit was earned and will be used for various programs in our school. More...

Engagement

Heldman, deCoup- Crank

Michael and Shane Heldman, of Oroville, Calif., announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter Alyssa to Austin deCoup-Crank.   The wedding will be held March 26, 2010, at the Nazarene Church in Oroville. More...

Sports

Boy's Basketball wins

On to competition

Tickets available for game More...

Boy's Basketball wins

On to competition

Tickets available for game More...

Girls lose in Section 6AA finals

Slow start ends dream of playing in state tournament

The season ended one game short of their goal for the Staples Motley Cardinal girls last Friday night. More...

Flooding closes Highway 10 at Little Falls

Detour through Camp Ripley's Highway 115

Mississippi Rivercauses washout More...

Staples Motley supt. to work 25% for NJPA

Mark Schmitz, superintendent of Staples Motley Schools, is now also interim executive director for the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples. More...

From ice out to rising water

It’s the time of year when the ice chunks start flowing and water starts rising on the Crow Wing River as well as creeks, pastures and roads. More...

New LHS Browerville clinic opened March 11

Some 200 people came out on a rainy night to help the Lakewood Health System celebrate the opening of its new clinic in Browerville on Thursday, Mar. 11, where an open house was held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

 

News

Tim Uhlenkamp named region outstanding young ag educator

Tim Uhlenkamp, a Staples Motley High School graduate, was recently recognized as the Outstanding Young Agriculture Teacher in the South Central Region of the state. More...

At work at the depot

Volunteer Bruce Nelsen has been working the past several weeks in the former ticket office at the Northern Pacific depot. More...

Police report high speed chase

Staples Police officers, responding to a call to assist Todd County deputies, became involved in a high speed chase early Sunday morning. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Ten questions completed in 10 minutes - Census

The U.S. More...

Remove clouds from government proceedings

Minnesotans’ everyday lives are affected by the decisions of governing bodies. A school board explores school realignment due to budget constraints. A city council deliberates tax incentives for a commercial development. More...

Current Happenings

Leadership broadcast available in Staples

A one-day leadership event featuring talks by ten nationally-known leaders will be broadcast Friday, May 7, at T Maxwell’s Restaurant in Staples.   More...

Orchestra concert tonight

Members of the Staples Motley Schools orchestra program have been preparing for an all-district orchestra concert to be held tonight, March 18 at the Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Roosevelt, traveling exhibit in Wadena

“Theodore” - A biographical exhibition based on the written words of the 26th President of the United States, is on display at the Wadena County Historical Society’s Museum through March. More...

Obituaries

Kay Sellnow

Kay Sellnow, 79 of North Branch, died March 17, 2010 at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis. Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 3 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch. More...

Irene Booth

Irene Mary Booth, 82, of Staples, died March 18, 2010, at Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples. At Irene’s request, there will be no funeral services. A private burial will be held at a later date. More...

Darlene Knosalla

Darlene Anna May Knosalla, 85, of Staples, died March 10, 2010 at the Lakewood Health Systems Care Center, Staples.   Funeral services were held March 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. Ron Schmelzer officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P STATE OF   MINNESOTA   DISTRICT COURT   COUNTY OF TODD JUDICIAL DISTRICT   SEVENTH   Quiet Title Action   Court File No.   77-CV-09-1370   SUMMONS   Dean G. Nelsen,   Plaintiff, vs. More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board   of Education   of Freshwater   Education District   February 23, 2010   A meeting of the Governing Board of Freshwater Education District was called to order by Chairperson Pierce at 7:3 More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

February 2, 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 2nd day of February, 2010 at nine o’clock a.m. More...