April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

SM high school principal hired

A new principal will greet Staples Motley High School students when they return to school next fall.   The school board approved the hiring of Ryan Luft as high school principal at their meeting Monday night.   More...

Can co-ops and organic garlic rescue farming?

Editor’s Note: Second of four parts: This series has been prepared by Minnesota Public Radio News as part of its Ground Level project, which explores Minnesota communities facing their futures.   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Vandalism to Motley’s water tower remains under investigation

FBI, MDH called; tests reveal water okay

Heightened security measures are being taken to ensure that the City of Motley’s water tower and pumping station are secure; following an alert April 11, that the city’s water tower might have been compromised. More...

Construction in Motley

New traffic signals and lights are being installed at the intersection of Hwys 10 and 210 in Motley. More...

Browerville woman charged with murder in drug overdose case

A Browerville woman faces murder charges in connection with the Feb. 12 death of 27-year-old Jason Ramsdell of Ripley Township. More...

Letters

The spectacular ‘Big Sing’

My annual Big Sing experience always presents me with a time of reflection on the meaning of life and the purpose of music in our lives. More...

Volunteers appreciated

April 18 - 24 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week.   Hands of Hope Resource Center would like to take this time to recognize and honor our volunteers who dedicate themselves to our agency in many ways.   More...

Current Happenings

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April. 27, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE. More...

White cane day

Members of the Staples ‘93 and the Staples Host Lions Clubs will be at several businesses in Staples Friday, April 23, with their white canes and collection jars. They will be collecting donations for Lions sight and hearing projects. More...

Pregnant Pause event to be held in Staples

Lakewood Health System’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Clinic will hold “Pregnant Pause,” an event to bring awareness and understanding for disorders related to alcohol use during pregnancy.   More...

Obituaries

Grace LeVasseur

Grace Lucille LeVasseur, 78, of Staples died April 16, 2010, at Lakewood Health System in Staples.   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on May 16, at The Vintage golf course, 27923 McGivern Drive, Staples. More...

Sports

Cardinal baseball wins 3 games, tourney title

After their first week of action the Staples Motley baseball team is undefeated and the champions of the Park Rapids Wood Bat Tourna- ment. More...

Cardinal track boys win first home meet

Sixty-four points ahead of the Melrose Dutchmen, the Staples Motley boys took first place at the Cardinal Rainmaker Thursday, April 15.   Twelve first place finishes and four second place finishes contributed to the Cards high score. More...

Cardinals open tennis season with busy slate

The Cardinal tennis boys got into action this past week, winning a 4-3 dual in their opener against Wadena- Deer Creek on Thursday, April 15.   The young Cardinal squad followed that up Monday, April 19 hosting Benson and Minnewaska. More...

New fire fighting tool is gift from firefighters

The city council of Staples last week accepted a gift from the Staples Fire Relief Association - a donation of a brush fire allterrain vehicle. More...

Tornado drills held today

Severe Weather Awareness Week takes place April 19–23 with the statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 22.   Area counties will be taking part in the statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 22. More...

Staples juvenile arrested after twenty mile chase

A police chase that started in Staples early Thursday morning, April 15, eventually went through Bertha and ended on Highway 71 south of Bertha.   More...

Final song, final concert

Stan Carlson directed the massed choir in “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” the final song of the Big Sing concert Saturday evening, April 17. More...

 

News

‘Change begins with one’ at leader training event

“Leaders are any place in an organization. They don’t have to have a position or a title,” said Eloise Thorson. More...

Five Cardinals qualify for state speech meet

Three seniors and one sophomore were named champions in their speech category April 17, for Staples Motley High School.   Seniors Shelby Wilds in Great Speeches, Emma Motl in Original Oratory and Gemma Shaffer in Storytelling and sophomore A. More...

Staples Rotary Art Show is April 30-May 2

Two more art shows set for May 1 in Staples

The 46th Annual Rotary Art Show will open Friday, April 30, and run through Sunday afternoon, May 2, at the Centennial Auditorium lobby in Staples. More...

Opinion

City-wide street light reduction program

- o City Corner

In an effort to save the City and residents money, the Staples Public Works Commission and City Council desires to notify everyone in Staples of a street lighting change that will occur very shortly. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Why I sing with Staples Area Men’s Chorus

How could I begin to explain the ways my participation in the Staples Area Men’s Chorus has enriched my life? 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 23   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714. More...

Life Currents

Rychner family walking for Angel Keigan May 1

Nine months.   The amount of time a mother has to become attached to her developing child before meeting him for the first time.   Nine months.   Enough time for Ross and Mary Rychner to give their expected son a name: Keigan. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   More...

Anniversary

25 years There will be a 25th wedding anniversary open house celebration for Ralph and Marianne (Hopp) Boyer on Saturday, May 1 from 3 p.m. to ? at the Long Prairie VFW. Live music and a dj. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF   MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   PRIVATE   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

March 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 March, 2010 at Nine o’clock a.m. More...

Staples City Council

March 23, 2010   More...