December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Nimrod man killed in logging accident

Thirty- five- year- old Daren Rathcke, of Nimrod, died Dec. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Camp Ripley’s PCA donates to Motley Area Food Shelf

For the past several years, Camp Ripley’s Personnel and Community Activities Office has taken on the post’s Annual Food Drive in support of a local food shelf. More...

A look back at the year 2010

News highlights from Leader, Motley, Pillager, Lincoln area

The year 2010 was an eventful one for the communities of Motley, Pillager, Leader and the Lincoln Lakes area.  More...

‘Dirt Knights’ TV show premieres Jan. 2 at KC’s Saloon in Pillager

Docudrama features six dirt track racers

Dirt track racers and race-fans are invited to watch the premiere showing of “Dirt Knights,” at KC’s Saloon in Pillager, Sunday, Jan. 2, at 5 p.m.  More...

Letters

Small game hunting

I grew up hunting small game. I had great times with my dad and my buddies. My all time favorite game was and is grey squirrels, with rabbits/ hares coming in second. More...

Current Happenings

Legacy merit badges

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts, four retired merit badges were re-introduced for the 2010 year only. More...

Lamplighter Theatre to hold annual meeting

Lamplighter Community Theatre will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m. More...

Raingutter Regatta

Cub Scouts of Staples Motley recently held their annual Raingutter Regatta races in Staples. They are pictured here with their boats they made. More...

Obituaries

Ray Buhl

Ray Buhl, 82, of St. Paul, died Dec. 22, 2010.  Funeral services were held Dec. 27, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville.  Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville.  More...

Allen Groves

Allen R. Groves, 68, of Pillager, died Dec. 18, 2010 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, due to complications from chemotherapy.  Private services are planned.  More...

Robert Grant

Robert E. Grant, 95, of Baxter, died Dec. 22, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Rev. Andy Smith officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 77-PR-10-1234

In Re: Estate of Miriam J. Watland,  Decedent   NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS   More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #8 November 15, 2010

CALL TO ORDER  More...

Todd deputies get pay cuts, more insurance

Todd County Sheriff’s deputies will take a twopercent cut in salaries in 2011, according to a three year agreement signed by the Todd County Commissioners at their December 20 meeting. More...

Wadena County freezes wages

At its last meeting of the year on Dec. More...

Family donation

Gathered around the ticket booth Juanita is the mother of Marilyn and the that they donated to the Staples Motley great grandmother of the three kids in school district in memory of sports fan the ph More...

Family pride, Cardinal pride go into ticket booth

Juanita Miller remembers her late husband Derald not just for being a big sports fan, but for getting involved in the sporting activities of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  More...

 

News

Operation Round Up application deadline

The next deadline to submit Operation Round Up grant applications to Todd- Wadena Electric Cooperative is Jan. 15. About $10,000 will be available for grants in this round.  More...

Senior Companions offer valuable service

Todd County Senior Companion volunteers were recognized recently by Lutheran Social Service Senior Corps.  Senior Companions assist other seniors to remain living independently with weekly visits, taking them to medical appointments, helping wit More...

Crash reported on Highway 10

On Dec. 20 the Staples Police Department was called to U.S. Highway 10 and Todd County Road 83, to assist the Minnesota state patrol and the Todd County Sheriff’s Department with a two vehicle crash.  More...

Opinion

Ponder these New Year’s wishes, quotes

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.  Irish toast   Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty pe More...

Political Cartoon

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Kinship gives kids attention, motivation

The Kinship program will host an open house on Saturday, January 8, at the Stomping Grounds Coffee House in Staples, from 9 to 11 a.m during activity time. More...

Life Currents

Room full of Rick

A surprise birthday party for Rick had several people sporting Rick on a Otteson, of Staples, Central Lakes College Stick masks, plus the real Rick. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985  Guy Doud, 32, Minnesota’s current Teacher of the Year and language arts instructor in Brainerd Senior High School, has been selected as one of the final four in the search for National Teacher of the Year.  More...

LSS Caregiver Respite program named community award winner

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative recently named the LSS Caregiver Respite & Support Program as the 2010 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. More...

Sports

Boys lose at home

The Staples Motley boys basketball team lost 74-55 to Osakis on Dec. 21.  More...

Girls can’t keep up with Century

The Staples Motley girls basketball team has relied on their quickness and aggressiveness to stay in games all year long. More...

Inside the Outdoors

Bird and holiday seasons end

There are some obvious parallels between the holidays and the fall hunting seasons. We look forward to them with an anticipation that sometimes borders on mania. More...