January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Role of lawyers, committees, debated

It was not business as usual as the Staples City Council held their first meeting of 2011. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Mayor Nancy Nieken keeps first council meeting on track

Newly sworn- in Mayor Nancy Nieken led the Motley City Council for the first time January 11, at their regular monthly meeting.  Joining her were veteran council members Rob Sampson, Duane Solga, Bruce Mills and Steve Johnson.  Nieken, as w More...

Crow Wing Calendar

January 25   CHILD & TEEN CHECKUP CLINIC, Tues., Jan. 25, Pillager Family Center. Sponsored by Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services. For appt., 218-746-4009.  More...

Reminder to the public

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch would like to remind residents that it is very important to keep their address signs (commonly called blue numbers) clear of snow and easily visible.  More...

Letters

Your giving appreciated

Heartfelt thanks to all who generously gave to families in Todd County over the Christmas Season. More...

National stalking awareness month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year. This year’s theme—“Stalking: Know It. Name It. More...

Current Happenings

InPulse, male a cappella quartet, in Staples show

The male a cappella quartet, InPulse, will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th St. NE.  More...

Community Center

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21: Fitness Center: 7 a.m. -8 p.m. Open Gym: 7- 8: 30 a. m., 5:30-8 p.m. Lap Swim: 7-8 a. m., 10- 11 a. m., 6- 7 p. m. Aquacise: 9-10 a.m., 6-7 p.m. Open Swim: 5- 5: 50 p. More...

Life Currents

Weddings

Binek, Kolodziej

Britta Binek and Robb Kolodziej were united in marriage October 10, 2010, in Itasca State Park with Pastor Frank Ehling officiating.  More...

Heldman, Black

Jessica Heldman and Ethan Black were married August 14, 2010, at Rose Hill Alliance Church in Roseville. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   Despite possible funding problems due to the increased use of gasohol in  Minnesota fuels, plans for the improvement of Highway 10 in the Staples Area are still scheduled to begin in 1988, according to a state transpor More...

Sports

Stretching out

Jaelin Beachy reaches back to grab a rebound during the Staples Motley girls basketball team’s 62-48 win over West Central on Jan. 10. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Upset over Eden Prairie is a team effort

The Cardinal mat men won three meets this week, the first at home when they hosted the Bertha Hewitt/ Verndale team, and two at the Kimball Invite, where they made it to the finals. More...

Cardinals put together good halves, bad halves

In three games last week, the Staples Motley girls basketball team won with a great second half, won with a great first half and lost on the road when they didn’t perform well in either half.  Staples Motley 62, West Central 48   More...

Winter beauty

Snow-covered trees line a pathway in the woods owned by Bob Wonders, rural Staples. Although the temperatures plunged below zero Jan. 18, the sun was shining for much of the day and the snow sparkled like diamonds. More...

Woman arrested for mail thefts

Angela Weber, 33, of Staples, was arrested and charged with nine counts of mail theft, stemming from an investigation of numerous incidents covering the past few months.  Area law enforcement agencies have received several mail theft complaints More...

Local video gives hope to mental illness sufferers

The people who have recovered from mental illness can all remember when they hit rock bottom: unable to move; hallucinations that destroy reality; drugs and alcohol; severe depression; fear combined with the feeling that there is no way out.  More...

 

News

Chef’s Challenge at Savor the Moment

Derek Olson, above left, Harvest Thyme Bistro owner and chef, will be competing in both Savor the Moment challenge categories along with presenting a cooking demonstration during the evening. More...

Chamber election results announced

Melony Butler, Amy Hunter and Rachel Johnson were elected to the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Board. The announcement was made Jan. 13 at the annual meeting.  Hunter was elected as president and Butler as a board member. More...

Chefs from eight businesses coming for ‘Savor the Moment’

Fundraiser for local School Readiness programs

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition will present Savor the Moment, a chef’s challenge and fundraiser for Staples Motley school readiness programs, on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Landmark Inn in Staples.  More...

Opinion

Rural America needs our health care law

Recent news tells us that the American economy is continuing to move in the right direction, creating private sector jobs for twelve months in a row. The Obama administration has worked hard to turn around the economy.  More...

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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...

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Mark Your Calendar

January 20  THE WADENA WHIRLAWAYS will square dance Thurs., Jan. 20, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Wadena Methodist Church. Phil Miller, caller.  January 21  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. More...

Obituaries

Marion Mertens

Marion Mertens, 72, of Wadena, died Jan. 15, 2011, at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Burial will be at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Ardelle Stewart

Ardelle K. Stewart, 62, of Forest Lake died Jan. 15,  2011 following a courageous battle with brain cancer.  More...

Margaret Toedter Hewitt

Marga- ret Toedter Hewitt, 80, of Bloomington, died Nov. 22, 2010, at the Martin Luther Manor Meadow Woods care center, where she resided.  A memorial service is planned for May 14, at the Oxboro Free Church in Bloomington.  More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION  State of Minnesota Karen Busch  County of Todd County Auditor/Treasurer  TO: ALL PERSONS WITH A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE PARCELS OF  More...

Staples City Council

December 28, 2010   More...