April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Six running for Todd-Wadena Electric board

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative annual membership meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. A membership dinner will precede the meeting beginning at 5:15. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager is April 10

The 26th Annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager will be held Saturday, April 10, at the Pillager High School gym beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Ann Reed, Dan Chouinard to perform in Pillager April 17

Dinner theatre event sponsored by Pillager Dollars for Scholars

Pillager Dollars for Scholars will hold its 2010 Spring Dinner Theatre Saturday, April 17, at the Pillager High School Theatre, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Food Share drive coming to a close for area food shelves

Donations still being accepted in Motley, Pillager

Food shelves in both Motley and Pillager report that the annual Food Share Drive this past March went very well; and donations will be accepted through April 10. More...

Letters

Did you know...

Did you know that April is National Organ Donor Awareness Month?   Did you know that in the Upper Midwest there are 2,600 people waiting for an organ and nationally over 100,000 are waiting? More...

Response from Wahoo Valley

In reference to a March 25 article - I would like to start by thanking the sheriff and county attorney for recommending approval of our license renewal. More...

Straight talk

What a day it was, March 31, 2010 and then I looked in the paper and saw the article written by Randolph T. Brown concerning “that road”. Mr. 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

April 9   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Friday, 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.   LADIES NIGHT OUT Fri. April 9, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Staples. Pick up coupon flyers at participating businesses. More...

Obituaries

Martha Nokes

Martha Alida Nokes, 88, of Bertha died April 3, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.   Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. More...

Virginia Penquite

Virginia Penquite, 78, of Staples, died April 4, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on April 9, at the Staples United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Horn officiating. More...

Alice Seely

Alice Seely, 92, of Staples, died March 28, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.   Funeral services were held April 1, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Burial was at the Motley Public Cemetery. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Public Notices NOTICE   STAPLES MOTLEY   SCHOOLS REQUEST FOR BIDS   BID OPENING   More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board   of Education   of Freshwater Education District   March 23, 2010   A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Chairman Pierce at 7:30 p.m. More...

Area political races begin to take shape

The area’s political field is filling up fast, with incumbents and challengers obtaining party endorsements for the area’s state Senate and House of Representatives seats.   More...

Septic system rules worr y county

The Todd County Board of Commissioners held an informational meeting for the public as part of their Tuesday, March 30 evening meeting.   More...

Printing error could cause confusion

By Tim King Todd County reporter

Todd County Assessor Chuck Pelzer visited with the county board on March 30, to point out that the printer had made an error on the blue Notice of Valuation and Classification form that was recently mailed out to Todd County taxpayers. More...

 

News

Operation Round Up grant deadline April 15

The next deadline to submit Operation Round Up grant applications to Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is April 15. More...

Opening number

The cast of the Staples Motley High School’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” sang their opening number, “Tradition,” at a recent dress rehearsal. More...

Workshop offered on bequeathing possessions

‘Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?’ is April 28

“We’ve thought about things and how we’d do it in some cases, but laws change, times change, families change,” said Bob Hamann. More...

Opinion

Springtime brings signs of progress for Minnesota

Driving through Todd and Douglas counties, you can see the signs of spring all around. Warmer temperatures, melting snow, and an early ice-out on the lakes have given many of us a case of spring fever. More...

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Current Happenings

Women’s event set at Staples Assembly of God Church

Staples Assembly of God Church Women will host their Annual Spring Event Friday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., in the church fellowship hall.   All ladies age 11 and up are invited. The event features games, music and lunch.   More...

Businesses can get free H1N1 immunizations

Todd County Public Health (TCPH) is offering free on-site H1N1 flu vaccination clinics during the month of April to businesses.   A minimum of 10 people is required. More...

Lions donation

Staples Host Lions President Keith Porter (right) presented Huck Holst with a check for $1,315 for the Staples Veterans Memorial Park. More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

60 years

There will be an anniversary open house held in honor of Don and June Hanson’s 60th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Bear’s Den, Leader. More...

Engagements

Heldman, Black   Donald and Dianne Heldman, Staples, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Ethan Black, son of Bryan and Shelly Black of Darlington, Wisconsin.   More...

Student Achievements

MIRANDA MILLESS, Motley, is a member of the Bemidji State University tennis team, which opened its season Feb. 19. Miranda is a sophomore at BSU, majoring in geography.   More...

Sports

Card boys end season with awards

Staples Motley finishes with 26-6 record for 2009-10

Staples Motley’s Jordan Riewer was named the Mid State Conference’s Most Valuable Player award winner for the past basketball season. More...

Cardinal boys, girls busy, preparing for golf season

The Staples Motley boys and girls golf teams are busy practicing and preparing for season openers coming up in mid-April. Both teams will have holes to fill and some returning veterans with high hopes. More...

Former Cardinal basketball player now shooting hoops at CLC

Cassie Pearson, daughter of Dennis and Julie Pearson of Staples, had a good season playing for the Central Lakes College basketball team this past year. More...