December 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hugoson foresees bigger role for agriculture

“There are going to be opportunities” in agriculture, predicted Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson at the Farm Forum at Central Lakes College in Staples on Dec. 2.   More...

Second Honor Flight

Thirteen area veterans are scheduled to visit Washington, D.C., in April to visit the national monuments in their honor. The flight is sponsored by the Staples Host Lions Club. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Bjerga Feed Store is Motley’s ‘longest continuous business’

Bjerga Feed Store, situated along Hwy 10 in downtown Motley, has been on the Minnesota map since 1950; and has been dubbed the town’s ‘longest continuous business.’   Owned by Ervin Bjerga since 1967, the family business (now More...

‘What ever happened to...?’

Tamara ‘Tami’ Kraft, 1975 Motley High School graduate

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...

Crow Wing Calendar

December 11   HOLIDAY FEST, Saturday, Dec. 11, 1 - 4 p.m., Pillager Community Center. Santa, bingo, games, food.   COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS AT CAMP SHAMINEAU, Saturday, Dec. 11, 1 - 5 p.m. Free. For info., 218-575-2240. More...

Current Happenings

Local Lions clubs share Christmas cheer

Free community dinner offered December 11

For the fourth year the two Staples Lions clubs are combining efforts on two Christmas projects.   As in many of the past years, a Christmas for Kids program will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, with presents for children of needy families. More...

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...

Arts Legacy grant application deadline

The Five Wings Arts Council reminds all artists, nonprofi t arts organizations, community groups, schools and government agencies that the next deadline for grant applications is Jan. 15, 2011. More...

Obituaries

Sheryl Jacobs

Sheryl “Sherrie” Jacobs, 52, of Staples died Nov. 30, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.   A memorial service was held Dec. 6, at the Swan Valley Lutheran Church in Leader with Pastor Mel Nefstead officiating. More...

William Fabian

William “Bill” E. Fabian, 84, of Staples, died Dec. 1, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.   A memorial service was held Dec. 6, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Lorraine Nelson

Lorraine Kathleen Nelson, 89, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Leader, died Nov. 30, 2010.   Funeral services were held Dec. 6, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, in Salida, Colo. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE

REQUEST FOR BIDS SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING AND STREAMING OF AUDIO/VIDEO AS PART OF NURSING LAB SIMULATIONS

Central Lakes College is soliciting bids for system that will capture and stream audio/video as part of nursing lab simulations. Detail specifications may be obtained by contacting Debbie Sterriker at dsterrik@ clcmn.edu, 218-894- 5103.   More...

PUBLIC NOTICE WADENA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PETITION TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday the 16th day of December, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Auditorium of the Wadena County Courthouse to consider a petition to amend the Zoning Ordinance.   More...

NOTICE TODD COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Todd County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the County Board Room, Main Street Government Center, 347 Central Ave., Long Prairie, MN to consider revisions to Todd County’s Planning and Zonin More...

Todd County to issue bonds

At their Nov. 30 meeting, the Todd County Commissioners voted unanimously to issue the first $525,000 in bonds necessary to pay for the renovation of the historic Todd County courthouse. More...

Cushing man drowns in lake accident

Elmer Johnson of Foley said he is still in shock, after learning that his friend, Gary Donald Deppa, of Cushing, is gone.   Deppa, 59 years old, drowned Dec. 4, after his four-wheeler went through the ice on Lake Alexander just after 6 p.m. More...

Tornado debris removal delayed

At a special meeting on Nov. 30, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone removal of the tornado debris stored at the airport site until the spring or summer of 2011.   More...

 

News

LMH Embroidery also offers screen printing

Trisha Jasmer and Lori Robben make working at LMH Embroidery sound like a fun thing. “It’s exciting,” said Jasmer. More...

Trails group creates goals for Staples area

The Staples trails plans are moving ahead after a recent meeting to set goals and timelines for a bicycle trail and other trails.   Some of the short term goals decided:   • Initiate Friends of the Trail group or association. More...

Railway employees pension meeting

Informational meeting Dec. 15

The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Inc. (NARVRE) will present a program in the Staples area to inform railroad industry workers and retirees about their pension benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act. More...

Opinion

Bringing broadband home to Minnesota

Some Minnesotans can still remember a time when most farms did not have electricity. As recently as 1935, fewer than 12 percent of American farms were wired for electric power. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The history of the Salvation Army Kettle

EDITOR’S NOTE: Staples Motley Pageant Royalty will be ringing bells and accepting donations for the Salvation Army this Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1-3 p.m. at Ernie’s Food Market, Staples.   More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

50 years

Come, ring in a 50th anniversary celebration for Ralph and Naomi Stone of Verndale. Join us on Saturday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ted & Gen’s in Aldrich. Let your presence be your gift.   More...

Senior LinkAgeLine - a valuable holiday service

The holiday season is a time when families gather together. It can often be a time when adult children of seniors can see that their parents may need some extra help or services. Often, they are not sure where to turn.   More...

Auxiliary Christmas party held

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 of Staples held their annual Christmas party on December 1, at the Lion’s Building in Staples. The 15 members attending enjoyed a potluck lunch hosted by Rita Stone and Doreen Scott. More...

Sports

First wrestling dual nets one win, one loss

The Cardinal wrestlers opened up the 2010-2011 season with a dual meet in Rocori last Thursday. The Staples Motley boys lost to the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm 42-27, and downed the 46-21.   More...

Competitive start for girls basketball team

The Staples Motley girls basketball team lost two close games to Perham and Fergus Falls to start the season, then overwhelmed Park Rapids to get their first win.   Perham 65, Staples   Motley 49   More...

Gym floor grand opening Dec. 11

A grand opening to celebrate the new Staples Motley High School gym floor and gym remodeling will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, before the doubleheader basketball game featuring both the boys and girls teams. More...