October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Father and son die in car/semi accident

John Capistrant and Dennis Capistrant, father and son, died when their car collided with a semi truck at the intersection of County Roads 17 and 26, in Fawn Lake Township near the Sylvan Shores area. More...

Second Avenue ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the downtown construction project will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, at noon at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 4th Street NE. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Cass Cty. Commissioner District 1 and 2 candidates

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

Warren Nelson, Motley, named to St. Francis High School’s ‘Hall of Fame’

The walls at Warren ‘Pat’ Nelson’s rural Motley home are filled with things he holds dear; family photos, military memorabilia and an impressive line-up of furs he’s collected over the years trapping. More...

Motley’s food shelf now open one Thursday evening per month

Volunteers have been busy painting, organizing

The Motley Area Food Shelf has gotten a facelift; and added additional hours to accommodate clients who work during the day.T   hanks to a Valspar grant, all of the walls and floor of the food shelf have recently received a fresh coat of paint 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...

Educational Opportunities

November 1   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT   GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary   School Library. Topic, “Top Ten List for Parents,”   cont. Parents with children of all ages welcome. More...

Fall concert

Members of the Staples Motley High School A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Steve Hoemberg, performed four selections at “A Fall Choral Concert” Oct. More...

Obituaries

John Capistrant

John E. Capistrant, 57, of Browerville, died Oct. 23, 2010, as the result of a car accident near Staples.   Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, at 12:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Staples. More...

Dennis Capistrant

Dennis Dale Capistrant, 29, of St. Cloud, formerly of Staples, died as a result of a car accident, Oct. 23, 2010, near Staples.   More...

Jerry Rah

Jerry L. Rah, 66, of Verndale, died Oct. 22, 2010, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.   A graveside service, with military honors, was held Oct. 27, at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery, Camp Ripley. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

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...

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

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

Tennis team second at state - Free Access

A team that believes in itself

At the pep fest for the Staples Motley girls tennis team minutes before they left for the state tournament, coach Kevin Coughlin explained the team’s success in reaching the state tournament by saying “this is a team that believes in itself.” At that More...

Minnesotans go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2

Where do I vote?   Staples   All city residents (both Todd and Wadena county residents) vote at the Staples Community Center, 425 4th St. NE   7 a.m. - 8 p.m.   Motley Motley City Hall, 316 Hwy. 10 S.   7 a.m. - 8 p.m. More...

Bell tower ready to ring at Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church members gather around their new bell tower before it is erected on Oct. 22. More...

 

News

School seeking part time community ed director

On a 3-2 split vote the Staples Motley School Board gave the administration permission to advertise for a part time community education director at their meeting Monday night. More...

Happy to donate

Gene Robben shares a smile with blood drive worker Brenda Coyer at the Red Cross Blood Drive at the Staples Community Center on Oct. 20. More...

Operation Round Up funds local service projects

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Community Trust board met recently and awarded $12,837 to eight local organizations for their community service projects.   More...

Opinion

Region Five helps plan sustainable communities

Although the economic recession has hit hard all across America, people in rural regions have faced a special challenge. In areas with smaller populations, there is often a great distance between where people live and where they work. More...

Letters

Support the Historic Courthouse

We all live and work on century farms and some of our ancestors were here to support building Todd County’s Historic Courthouse in 1883. We are practical people. We don’t like to waste money. More...

Historically frugal

St apl es W e are all current or past township officials in Todd County. We are not signing this letter in any official capacity. More...

Advice for all

S tapl es I h ave been thinking about the problem of pollution and global warming. What is happening is adults are polluting our planet with littering, smoking and carbon dioxide. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985 This week’s feature at the Staples Theatre is “Ghost Busters.” More...

Care Center

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:   Ruth Ellis, Nov. 1; Charlotte Fabian, Nov. 3; Delores Pribbenow, Melvin Lorenz, Nov. 7; Vernon Whistler, Nov. 21; Georgia Hasselberg, Nov. 22; William Johannes, Nov. More...

Hello World

.................. BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Edward and Kathryn Kendrick of Walker, a baby boy, Boston Robert weighing seven pounds one ounce on Oct. 15, 2010. More...

Sports

Koskiniemis qualify for state

With relative ease, the Staples Motley top seeded doubles team of Andrea and Emma Koskiniemi won the Section 6A tournament to earn a berth in the state tournament. More...

Cards win at state

Staples Motley girls tennis team won all their doubles matches and one singles match to beat St. James in their first round of the state tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 26.   They advanced to play Waseca on Wednesday morning. More...

Cardinals flock together to place fourth at HLWW

The Staples Motley boys cross country demonstrated the power of team running. With just 30 seconds separ ating their top five runners, the Cardinals placed fourth at the 11- team Howard Lake-Waverly Winstad meet on Oct. 19. More...