October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiscal responsibility, efficiency, needed for job

Candidates for Wadena County Auditor-Treasurer

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Staples World invited area candidates to respond briefly to basic questions about their backgrounds and priorities in an effort to help the reader get to know a bit more about each one. More...

Award recipients share credit with community

It seems that those who volunteer in the community the most remain the most humble. At the Staples Community Awards Celebration on Oct. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘The Big Run’ is on

Spring-born calves will soon be heading to feedlots

It’s called “The Big Run,” said Roy Bell, of Bell’s Rawhide Ranch in Leader. More...

New office area now open at Motley school

Construction which began last June at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle Schools is now complete; and as of Oct. 11, the new main entrance and office area was open for business. More...

Cass County Sheriff candidates

Tom Burch   1. WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR OFFICE? WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR THE OFFICE?   I have been committed to providing excellent public safety to the citizens of Cass County for the last 24 years. More...

Letters

To the citizens of Motley

We have someone on the council who thinks by cutting out our police department we will save money, your tax money; but then on the other hand, he wants to buy up lots that can’t be built on and buy land in the city limits for more parks and re More...

In response

Citizens of Motley. I would like to take the time to refute a letter published by a council member.   We have two very large infrastructure projects going on at this time. Isn’t this enough for the moment? We plan more. More...

A longtime citizen of Motley

Anyone who went to the town meetings at Motley City Hall about our beautiful street construction project will tell you there was not a vote taken from the people who were there. And believe me, there were many. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   More...

General surgeon begins practicing at LHS

In September, Lakewood Health System in Staples announced increased general surgery access. Dr. Jay Lenz, St. Luke’s Pavilion Surgical Associates, Duluth, began providing surgical services monthly at LHS.   More...

Wedding

Kaylynn Thomas and Benjamin Mertens were united in marriage Sept. 4, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Father Ron Schmelzer officiating. More...

Sports

Good play, no victory

The Staples Motley volleyball team lost five games this past week, one against Frazee on Oct. 7 and four in the Perham Tournament on Oct. 9.   More...

Football team steps up

Team hits their stride in road win

The Cardinal Football team is back at it with a rout of West Central High School last Friday. The boys traveled to Barrett to face the Knights in a Heart O’ Lakes Confer- ence game. More...

Fast times in big meet

The Staples Motley Cross Country team went up against some fast competition at Alexandria on Oct. 9, and were up to the challenge with the result of some fast times.   More...

Upgrade of radio system will be big change

Todd County Sheriff candidates share plans

1. WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR OFFICE? WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR THE OFFICE?   More...

Improvements needed in sheriff’s office

Todd County Sheriff candidates share plans

1. WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR OFFICE? WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR THE OFFICE?   In the spring of 2010 I was approached by many citizens, business owners and law enforcement officers within Todd County to pursue the office of sheriff. More...

Business experience will be an asset

Candidates for Wadena County Auditor-Treasurer

Brian James Hagen   No photo submitted   1. WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR OFFICE? WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR THE OFFICE?   More...

 

News

Breakfast for everyone

With the smell of eggs and toast wafting through the halls of Motley Elementary School on Friday, more than a dozen kids were hanging out in the cafeteria, poking their heads around the corner to see what was happening with that day’s breakfas More...

The end of the road

The final progress meeting on the downtown road construction project was held Oct. 12. At that meeting, construction coordinator Tom Thompson mentioned that most of the work should be done by the end of this week. More...

Naked intruder reported to police

On Sept. 29, Next Step halfway house reported a 15 year old male runaway from the facility. The subject was picked up a few blocks away and taken to Cass County Detention Center.   More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Historical perspective given on courthouse question

On Nov. 2, the voters of Todd County will directly affect the fate of the Todd County Historic Courthouse. More...

Current Happenings

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...

Speaker

Paulette Hoebelheinrich one of three coordinators who organized a Quilts of Valor chapter in Fergus Falls. (Submitted Photo) More...

Batcher Opera House featured on public TV

The Batcher Opera Hall will be one of three features on Lakeland Public TV., Thursday, Oct. 14, on the 7 p.m. broadcast of Common Ground.The show will be rebroadcast at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, and at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19. More...

Obituaries

Clarence Mertens

Clarence B. Mertens, 89, of Staples, died Oct. 9, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Baldy Waldahl

Laurel “Baldy” Waldahl, 74, of Aldrich, died Oct. 4, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.   Funeral services were held Oct. More...

Donald Dempsey

Donald Joseph Dempsey, 71, of Staples, died Sept. 28, 2010 at his home.   Graveside services were held Oct. 2, at the Verndale Cemetery with Pastor Amos Self officiating.   Donald was born, Oct. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

To the voters of Todd County, State of Minnesota: Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in all polling places within Todd County on Tuesday the (2nd) Second day of November, 2010, for the purpose of electing candidates for the More...

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

To the Voters of the City of Staples, Todd and Wadena Counties, State of Minnesota:   More...

NOTICE BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

The Morrison-Todd- Wadena Community Health Services Board of Health will hold their annual meeting on Friday, October 22, 2010, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Noon at the Old Bank Restaurant, Pierz, Minnesota.   The public is invited to attend. More...