March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagle Bend man missing

A Minnesota man is missing and presumed drowned after his snowmobile went through the ice on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods. More...

Finishing up

Contractors working on the Staples Theater building apartments are nearing the conclusion of their work. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Making maple syrup in Minnesota

A family tradition for the Nistlers of rural Motley

It’s tree tapping time. Yes, the season for gathering sap and making maple syrup has arrived; and the Nistler family of rural Motley couldn’t be happier. More...

Morrison Cty Commissioners visit area Legislators

Members of the Morrison County Board and Deb Gruber, County Administrator, met in St. Paul with Senator Paul Koering, Senator Lisa Fobbe, Representative Gail Kulick-Jackson and Representative Al Doty. More...

Visiting area legislators

Pictured left to right at a recent meeting in St. More...

Current Happenings

Men’s choruses ‘Big Sing’ coming to Staples

From the audience’s perspective, the sight itself is an awesome experience. A 300-voice massed choir tends to have that kind of an effect. Then, a hush settles over the crowd as the conductor approaches the podium. More...

Educational Opportunities

March 28   TECH BOOTH TRAINING/CERTIFICATION Sun., March 28, 1 - 4 p.m., Centennial Auditorium Tech Booth, Staples. For adults, students grades 8 - 12. To register, Staples Motley Community Ed., 218-894-2497. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

March 25   REGION FIVE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING Thurs., March 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Region Five office, Staples. For info., 218-894-3233.   March 26   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fridays, 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. More...

Obituaries

John Matanich

John S. Matanich of Chisago City died March 12, 2010 at his home.   A gathering of friends and families will be scheduled at a later date.   Arrangements were with the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Apple Valley.   More...

Kay Sellnow

Kay Sellnow, 79 of North Branch, died March 17, 2010 at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis. Memorial services were held March 2 2 , at Tr i nity 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...

Sports

Staples Motley loses heart-breaker

New London-Spicer wins 71-68 on last second shot; headed to state

The Cardinal boys season is over.   Despite a tremendous performance by senior Jordan Riewer, Staples Motley lost 71-68 as a 45-foot desperation shot by New London Spicer sailed t h rough the net as the buzzer sounded the end of overtime. More...

Minnesota nears cross roads on public lands?

Inside the Outdoors

Here in Minnesota, there are widely differing attitudes about lands in public ownership. Proof of this is being played out right now at the State Capitol and is something we’re likely to see more of – not less – in the future. More...

Region IV Golden Gloves tournament

The 2010 Region IV Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament will be held at the Wadena Armory Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m.   More...

Heartbreaker

Cardinals Derek Wolhowe (hand raised) Trevor Wentworth (4) and Jordan Riewer (32) surround New London-Spicer’s Jayme Moten as he put up a 40-foot shot with one second left in the overtime period More...

Courthouse restoration issue to go on ballot in November

Staples turnback project approved by Todd County Commissioners

Road construction on old Highway Number 10 (Second Avenue) through downtown Staples will begin this summer, a project engineer from the engineering firm of Widseth Smith Nolting told the Todd County Board of Commissioners at their March 16 meeting. More...

Liquor license renewed for Wahoo Valley despite some compliance issues

County sheriff, attorney, recommended approval

Chief Deputy Bill Cross and County Attorney Kyra Ladd appeared before the Wadena County Board at its March 18 meeting to discuss Wahoo Valley’s application to renew its on-sale liquor license. More...

 

News

Wadena County holds closed session, hears personnel issues

Interim Highway Department Director Jeff Adolphson appeared before the Wadena County board at its March 18 meeting with a number of issues requiring board action.   More...

Attend FFA Day on the Hill

Delegates from the Staples Motley FFA chapter attended “FFA Day on the Hill” at the Minnesota State Capitol as part of National FFA Week activities. More...

First place in public speaking

Dustin Smith, right, participated in the Public Speaking CDE (career development event) March 11. Dustin’s speech was More...

Opinion

Let’s try to stop ‘bowling in the fog’

Bush Foundation President Peter Hutchinson frequently has used the phrase “bowling in the fog” to describe the frustration of community leaders who are forced to make decisions without enough research and evidence. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Taking the interim director job at NJPA

- o - Staples Motley Schools

Hello, everyone.   It’s hard to believe that the snow is melted and it is almost Easter. Wow, it seems like just yesterday we were having our open houses.   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...

Life Currents

New painting

Local artist David Rickert had some of his paintings on display in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples, during the Robert Robinson concert March 21. More...

Wedding

Hassler

Chad and Leah (Winkel) Hassler were married January 9, 2010, at Graebner Memorial Chapel in St. Paul, with Pastor Dean Morin officiating.   A reception was held at the Mendakota County Club in Mendota Heights. More...

Hello World

Born to Joshua and Alisha Winter of Staples, a baby girl, Brooklyn Marie, at 8:38 a.m. on March 19, 2010 at Lakewood Health System Hospital. Brooklyn weighted 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

P NOTICE BYRON TOWNSHIP   MEETING   Byron Township Regular Monthly Meeting will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 6:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall. More...