August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A lcohol splits council votes

Three issues that involved liquor sales created some discussion and three split votes from the Staples City Council at the July 27 council meeting.   More...

Evening’s crowns and awards

Crowned at the Miss Staples Motley Pageant held July 31 were, front row: Macy Jo Yungbauer, third little miss princess; Zoe Greig, Little Miss Staples Motley 2010; Emma Erickson, second little miss pr More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘What ever happened to...?’

John Collins, 1966 Motley High School graduate, now KLKS deejay

Reporter’s note: This is part of a series entitled, “What ever happened to...?” a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples.   More...

Old water lines will be removed in Motley’s streets project

An additional $6,580 has been added to the cost of the Beaulieu Street Area Project in Motley, the result of the city council’s decision to remove the old water lines in that area and replace them with new ones. More...

Lions on parade

Members of the Leader Lions rode on a float in the Growler’s Gathering parade July 31, one of 30 units participating in the annual event. More...

Letters

Kindness shown

Our family would like to thank the kind man who helped save our 10 month old son, Paxton’ life the evening of July 23 on Warner Road near Staples. Your willingness to help us and performing CPR is greatly appreciated. More...

Appreciated

Staple s Du ring the aftermath of the recent tornadoes that hit the Wadena, Bluffton and Deer Creek areas, Wadena County Human Services accepted the responsibility of operating a supply/donation center at the Friendly Rider Transit Facility in Wadena More...

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Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   To the cheers of residents along the road, Starry Construction Company trucks began hauling base material for the Warner Road paving project on Monday of this week. More...

Birthday

90 years

Come and celebrate Bob Sellnow’s 90th birthday on August 15, 2010 at The Vintage golf course, Staples. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. No gifts please.   More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:

Born to Stacy and Dwaine Rosekrans of Park Rapids, a baby boy, Colton Casper, weighing six pounds, 10 ounces on July 23, 2010. More...

Sports

Babe Ruth team is third in district

The Staples Motley Babe Ruth team (13-15-year-olds) ended their season with a 19-7 record taking third place at the district tournament in New York Mills last week. More...

Playing softball in PJ’s

“Pajama Party Fun Nite” was held July 29 during the Staples Softball Association’s co-rec games. More...

Inside the Outdoors

August turns attention to hunting

The first day of August was not noticeably different from the July days that preceded it, with a temperature that climbed into the mid-80’s, humid and the prospect of thunderstorms. More...

City acts on overpass items

An initial okay for the bridge design on the new North-South Overpass Project was given July 27 by the Staples City Council.   More...

Funding for overpass sought by EDA

Plans for submitting a Tiger II grant application to assist the city with the cost of the North-South Overpass Project were outlined to the Staples Economic Development Authority at the SEDA monthly meeting July 27.   More...

Voters go to polls Aug. 10 for primary election

Primary elections will take place Tuesday, August 10, throughout Minnesota; and a number of open seats will be contested throughout the counties of Cass, Morrison, Todd and Wadena. More...

 

News

City gets good rates on bonds

The City of Staples last week sold bonds to cover the cost of the old Highway 10 Turnback Project that is currently under construction.   More...

City clean-up day

The City of Staples sponsored a city wide Cleanup Day July 31, at the city street garage area. Vehicles were lined up at 6:30 a.m. More...

Job shadow team at LHS

Each year, Lakewood Health System hosts students for a paid summer job-shadow opportunity, available to any student who has completed his/her junior or senior year of high school and is enrolled as a post-secondary student with current or planned he More...

Opinion

Todd County Transparency:

Where do my property tax dollars go?

The total budget of Todd County is just under $27 million and there are four primary funding sources:   Tax revenues - property taxes - budgeted in 2010 at just under $12.1 million   Interg ove r nmental revenuesreimbursements for admin- More...

Pageant bylaws explained

I am writing to the parents, relatives, and community members who attended the Miss Staples Motley Pageant to try to address some concerns that have been raised due to the results of the pageant. More...

Current Happenings

Energy, Horticulture Day is Aug. 12

The Central Lakes College Agricultural and Energy Center at Staples will host Energy and Horticulture Day on Thursday, Aug. 12.   The event starts at 2 p.m. with a free energy crop tour and biodiesel presentations. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition   Program   Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. For evening meals, please call one day in advance. More...

Grants available from Staples Community Foundation

Does your organization need funding for your community project? More...

Obituaries

Dale Mertens

Dale “Swede” Mertens, 61, of Staples, died August 3, 2010 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.   More...

CaiLi Rose Jares

CaiLi Rose Jares, 3, of Lincoln, died July 30, 2010 of a stroke as a result of air embolisms at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.   Funeral services were held Aug. 4, at the St. James Catholic Church in Randall. More...

Laurel Lohse

Laurel August Lohse, 82, of New York Mills, and formerly of Deer Creek, died July 31, 2010 at the Elders Home in New York Mills.   Funeral services were held Aug. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: May 26, 2010 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:   More...

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the sale set forth in the above Notice has been postponed to September 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the place indicated in said Notice.   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage:   1. Date of Mortgage: September 8, 2003   2. Mortgagors: Randy L. Lewis, a single person   3. More...