December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman dies in bull attack

Deanna Smith of rural Long Prairie was killed by a bull while she and her husband Mark were moving calves on Dec. 7. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Ryan Saulsbury is Pillager’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

Ryan Saulsbury was recently named Pillager School’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ for 2010 - 2011.   The Apple Valley native has spent 13 years in the education field, with the past nine at Pillager. More...

With the ‘Teacher of the Year’

Pillager High School students in Ryan Saulsbury’s forensic science class posed for a picture with their teacher who was recently named ‘Teacher of the Year.’ Senior Lauren Jeziorski More...

Former farmer now helping harvest souls

David Wold is new pastor at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church

He used to plant wheat, alfalfa and soybeans on his South Dakota farm; but now David Wold, the newest pastor at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, is harvesting seeds of a spiritual kind.   More...

Current Happenings

Lamplighter Theatre sets auditions for ‘The Cemetery Club’

Lamplighter Community Theatre will hold auditions Dec. 29 and 30 for a winter production of “The Cemetery Club,” a full length, bittersweet comedy by Ivan Menchell.   Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. More...

Christmas play in Verndale

Verndale Assembly of God will present a Chrismas play Sunday evening, Dec 19, from 6-7 p.m.   The cast of “The Mouse’s Tale” includes about 25 children from Staples, Verndale and Wadena. More...

Katie Ziegler concert

Local favorite Katie Ziegler will be performing songs from her new CD as well as some Christmas favorites at the Stomping Grounds, 213 4th St. NE, Staples, on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Allen Fisher

Allen Robert Fisher, 49, of Motley, formerly of Verndale, died Dec. 9, 2010 at home.   Funeral services were held Dec. 14, at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery in Verndale. More...

Thelma Disterhaupt

Thelma JoAnn Disterhaupt, 80, of Northfield, formerly of the Motley area, died Dec. 11, 2010 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield.   A private service will be held Dec. 16, at the White Funeral Home in Farmington. More...

Dr. Michael Lucas

Dr. Michael Arthur Lucas, 76, of Savannah, Ga. died Dec. 10, 2010, unexpectedly from a massive heart attack.   A memorial service was held Dec. 15, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Skidaway Island, Savannah. 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...

NOTICE CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE REQUEST FOR BID ROBOT

Central Lakes College is soliciting bids for robot. Detail specifications may be obtained by contacting Nate Peterson at 218-894- 5144. Bids will be accepted at the Staples Campus until 1:00 p.m. More...

NOTICE TODD COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Todd County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on December 21 at 9:15 a.m. More...

Churches planning Christmas services

Area churches are planning special services for Christmas. Included in special services are:   o Thomastown Covenant Church: Christmas Eve service, 4:30 p.m. More...

Mailbox thefts still occurring

Over the last few weeks there have been several thefts from rural mailboxes in the City of Staples, in Todd, Wadena and Morrison counties.   More...

Staples Motley National Honor Society inducts 19 members

The Staples Motley National Honor Society held an induction ceremony for 19 new members on Dec. 8, at Centennial Auditorium.   Guest speaker for the event was Tom Danculovich. More...

 

News

Electricity supplier to issue bonds

The Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA) closed Dec. 2 on a $141-million power supply revenue bond issue. More...

Candle ceremony

Ryan Bart lights a candle symbolizing one of the National Honor Society criteria: scholarship, service, leadership and character. More...

Legal truck weight load increases

Allowable winter load limits on highways in the Twin Cities Metro Area and southern frost zones increased up to 10 percent at 12:01 a.m., Dec.13, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.   More...

Opinion

It’s time for Vikings to get real about stadium

The Vikings aren’t likely to get into the playoffs this year, and they aren’t likely to get a new stadium next year. So, it’s time they get realistic. More...

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Full Story

State has cut $1,200 plus from SM schools

This “no new taxes” stuff is turning out to be expensive for homeowners and bad for public education. In reality, “no new taxes” is a myth. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   Brian and Nancy Roth, who farm just north of Staples in Wadena County, were last week named Minnesota Young Farmers of the year by the Minnesota Farm Bureau. They were among six finalists. More...

Royal bell ringers

  Staples Motley Pageant Royalty spend a frigid Sunday afternoon at Ernie’s Food Market, Staples, ringing bells and accepting donations for the Salvation Army. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kristina Kraklau and Joshua Lee of Pillager, a baby boy, Carter John weighing six pounds 15 ounces on Dec. 5, 2010. More...

Sports

Boys hoops experience highs and lows

The Staples Motley boys basketball team opened their season with a huge win against Park Rapids on Dec. 10, but the very next night they were overpowered by Little Falls. More...

Staples Motley gym renovations, new floor honored

With the Cardinal mascot watching from it’s spot on the floor, Staples Motley basketball players and wrestlers commemorated their new gym floor with a ribbon cutting on Dec. 11. More...

Wrestlers face strong competition

The Staples Motley wrestling team competed in five matches last week, winning two and losing three. They had some good matches individually, with a few Cardinals winning against top wrestlers in the state.   More...