August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Still Cruisin’ Car Club ready for 15th annual show

In 1995, the high school football field saw the beginnings of the Staples Car Show. Comprised of fourteen cars, all owned by Still Cruisin’ Car Club members, it has now grown into the largest car show in the lakes area. More...

Junior gardeners

Approximately eight students (grades K - sixth) participated this summer in a Junior Master Gardener’s class at Living Legacy Gardens, Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Solga won’t be running for Motley mayor

Duane Solga withdraws from race

 The race for mayor in Motley is down to two contestants instead of three.  More...

Eight file for Motley City offices

Three incumbents and five other names will be on the Nov. 2 ballot for Motley City offices (mayor and three city council positions) that are up for re-election. More...

Polka praise

The combined congregations of St. Michael’s Parish in Motley and Sacred Heart Church in Staples held their annual ‘Polka Mass’ Aug. More...

Current Happenings

Operation Round Up deadline Sept. 15

Todd-Wadena’s Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up program will be giving approximately $15,000 in grants this fall to local organizations for community service projects. More...

Plan now for fall and winter art projects

Are you looking to stir up a successful art project and bring cultural offerings to your community? Are you an artist with an opportunity looming? Are you a high school age student looking for an arts mentor? More...

Gary Timbs featured at Music in the Park

Gary Timbs will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.   The concert will be held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park located at 625 6th St. NE. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Christopherson

Evelyn M. Christopherson, 82, of Staples, died Aug. 16, 2010 at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.   Funeral services are Friday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m., at the Staples Alliance Church. Visitation is Thursday from 5-7 p.m. More...

William Etzler

William Francis “Bill” Etzler, 98, Rapid City, S. D. died July 20, 2010, at Golden Living Center Prairie Hills, S.D.   Funeral services were held July 26, 2010 at Behrens Wilson Funeral Home with Fr. Bill Zandri officiating. More...

Dale Mertens

Dale “Swede”   Michael Mertens, 61, of Staples, died Aug. 2, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.   Funeral services were held Aug. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: July 23, 2010   YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage:   INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED   1. Date of Mortgage: March 8, 2006   2. 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...

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...

School changes election year

School board elections in the Staples Motley School District will be held in even-numbered years after a resolution was approved on a split vote at the board’s meeting Monday night. More...

East end of 2nd Ave. seeing sidewalks

Out with the old and in with the new. That could be the mantra of the construction crews working on Second Ave. NE in Staples as they turn the former Hwy. 10 back into a city street. More...

Community Education class sprouts young gardeners

Young people in the Staples area this summer had the chance to participate in a Jr. Master Gardener’s class at Living Legacy Gardens. More...

 

News

Lakewood certified as health care home

Step one to transformation of primary care

Lakewood Health System is among the first 11 health care homes certified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The approach is designed for people with complex and chronic conditions. More...

Railroad Days map

The parade route and additional parking areas are marked on this map developed by the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce to help people locate events during Railroad Days Aug. 26-29 in Staples.   More...

Thefts, hit and run, reported to Todd County Sheriff

The Todd County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several recent thefts.   Shawn Treaque of rural Browerville reported on Aug. More...

Opinion

No Ole and Lena joke:

Nordic culture can rebuild Minnesota

All across rural Minnesota, communities are under stress from aging populations, the continuing consolidation and horizontal expansion of agriculture and the recession’s spillover impacts.   More...

First Amendment debates take no summer vacation

Staples Th ere’s no summer slowdown when it comes to First Amendment issues.   From a judge willing - if   only for a time - to throw “80 years of First Amendment   More...

Life Currents

Giant omelette eating contest

Friends from the Staples area challenged each other to a 12-egg omelette eating contest (along with one pound of hash browns each) recently at the Spot Cafe in Staples. More...

Senior celebrations

The regular monthly birthday and anniversary party was held at the Staples Senior Citizen’s Center Aug. 10, with 13 members in attendance. More...

Engagement

Burczyk, Kowalski

Beverly Burczyk and Marvin Kowalski, Motley, announce their engagement.   Beverly is the daughter of Barbara Burczyk, Wadena, and the late Edward Burczyk. More...

Sports

Jacque Doll is head tennis coach at UIU

Upper Iowa University Director of Athletics David Miller announced that Jacquelyn Doll has been selected as the new head coach of the Peacock tennis program. More...

Cross country captains

Captains for the Staples Motley High School cross country teams are front: Emma Pogreba, Tayha Smith and Emily Fuhrman; and back: Brandon Sterriker and Justin Ziegler. The opening meet is Aug. More...

Cross country teams training for new season

The boys and girls Cardinal Cross Country teams started practice officially this past Monday. Practices are held at 5:30 p.m. at the football field. Next week they’ll be moving to Pine Grove Park. More...