July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Winning kitty

Krista Jenkins, 11, of Pillager and her cat, Licorice, received a third-place ribbon in the “Dress Your Pet” contest at the Pillager Fair July 8. Licorice was dressed as a cowboy. See more photos on page 1b. More...

Geocaching has enthusiasts out hunting

Treasure hunting with technology. That’s what geocaching is.   It is a hobby that is growing in popularity around the world and around the Staples and Motley areas. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley’s Two Rivers Music Fest July 23-25

Free event features bands, food, parade, crafts

Motley’s annual Two Rivers Music Fest will take place Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25, at Veteran’s Park in Motley. More...

Memories made at the Cass County Fair in Pillager

King Ben and Queen Sandy Mudgett, Pillager, participated in the Pillager Parade July 10. They were bestowed the honor by fellow members of the Pillager Senior Citizens Club. More...

Republican ‘Meet and Greet’ event July 19, Fort Ripley

A ‘Meet and Greet’ event with a few of the area’s endorsed Republican candidates will be held Monday, July 19, 6:30 - 9 p.m., at the Fort Ripley Community Center, located one block north and one block west of the Fort Steakhouse. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

July 15   THE WADENA WHIRLAWAYS WILL SQUARE DANCE Thurs., July 15, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Wadena Methodist Church.   Roger Lueth, caller. More...

Music in the Park concert July 18

Meire Grove Band to perform

The Meire Grove Community Band will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, July 18, at 7 p.m.   More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center. More...

Obituaries

Elmer Albrecht

Elmer Rudolph Albrecht, 88 of Park Rapids, formerly of Browerville, died July 10, 2010 at the Hyatt House Assisted Care Center in Park Rapids.   More...

Marvin Swecker

Marvin D. Swecker, 81, of Motley, died July 10, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.   Funeral services were held July 14, at the United Methodist Church in Motley. Burial was in the Motley Public Cemetery. More...

Michael Anderson

Michael Duane Anderson, 57, Barrett, died July 8, 2010 at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester.   Funeral services were held July 13, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, with Pastor Steve Olson officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

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...

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.   NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT:   More...

Turnback crews nearing downtown

As a backhoe carved out big chunks of 60-year-old concrete from old Highway 10 just outside the Staples City Hall windows Monday morning, the engineer, contractor and other officials met in the council chambers to discuss progress on the project. More...

City orders cleanup of nuisance property

The city of Staples is coming down on one of the most visible eyesores in town with an order to clean up.   The Staples City Council, meeting at noon Tuesday, July 13, ordered the cleanup of property at 823 Highway 10 N.E.   More...

Fairgrounds focus of Wadena board

On July 6, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners spent most of their three-hour meeting dealing with the aftermath of the June 17 tornado, and how it has affected county employees and county property.   More...

Problem: Handling 20,000 tons of tornado debris

The Wadena County Board handled a number of tornado related matters at its July 6 county board session.   Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan reported the status of the debris management process. More...

 

News

Machines big and small

Andre Sebasky, owner of Andre’s Antiques at Fifth Street and Second Avenue, kept busy mowing his lawn as the crews from Tom’s Backhoe Service removed pavement from Second Avenue (old Highway 10) just across the street. More...

Hiring freeze suggested

Wadena County Commissioner Rodney Bounds told the other commissioners at their July 6 meeting that he believed the board should pass a resolution establishing a hiring freeze.   More...

On the move

The ACS service center has moved from its Fifth Street location in Staples to the new Ernie’s Food Market location on Highway 10. More...

Opinion

Show us the vision

Let’s seek long-term goals from governors

Minnesota news media and candidates alike this summer seem to be fixated, understandably, on the details of balancing a lollapalooza of a projected budget shortfall in 2011.   More...

Thinking ‘Off the Grid’

Rural Americans possess overwhelmingly favorable impressions of wind energy development and the potential for such development to create jobs and economic opportunities in rural communities.  More...

Top ten ways to support the First Amendment

St aples 1) Le ar n what it sa ys. Only one American in 25 can name the five freedoms of the First Amendment: freedom of religion, speech and press, and the rights of petition and assembly.   2) Take a stand. More...

Life Currents

Farmer’s market at LHS

The Staples Area Farmer’s Market is in full swing, with growers selling a variety of vegetables, fruits, baked goods and jams/jellies. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Michael and Michelle Winter of Brainerd, a baby boy, Johnathan Charles, weighing eight pounds three ounces on July 4, 2010. More...

Anniversaries

60 years The family of Bud and Betty Haskin, Staples, would like to wish them a happy 60th wedding anniversary on July 18, 2010. More...

Sports

Young racer finds thrill in snocross, motocross racing

Ryan Trout, son of Alan and RoAnn Trout of Staples, may be only 12 years old, but he’s already amassed a garage full of trophies from his years of racing motocross events on ATV’s and snocross on snow machines.   More...

Lefty’s tournament organizers

This year’s Lefty’s Softball Tournament,   which was started 37 years ago by ‘Lefty’ Cameron of Staples, was held July 10 and 11 at Dower Lake softball field   More...

Selling concessions

Pictured at right, Jeannie Dezell (left) and Lori Miller, wives of Lefty’s Softball team members Kevin Dezell and Tim Miller, helped run the food booth at the recent Lefty’s Softball Tourn More...