January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Golf, anyone?

Golf-pro Bill Israelson, Staples, probably won’t be heading to The Vintage golf course anytime soon. According to the sign at Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank in Staples Jan. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

‘What ever happened to...?’

Dana Bacon, 1991 Staples Motley High School graduate

Back before pig races came to the town, a boy named Dana Bacon helped put Leader on the map.  “Oh, yes, he was quite a local celebrity,” said Motley resident Pat Blue, who recalled watching Dana  (along with everybody else in th More...

CLIMB Theatre performs ‘antibullying’ plays at MES

Two plays about ‘bullying’ were performed at Motley Elementary School Jan. 21, by professional actors with the Twin Cities-based CLIMB Theatre (Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body).  More...

‘Respect & Responsibility Break’ program begins at MSMS

Students at Motley Staples Middle School will have the opportunity to have an 18-minute morning break each day, depending on whether or not they are adhering to the new ‘Respect & Responsibility Break’ program.  More...

Letters

Seeking input from local folks

Input from local citizens is extremely valuable to me as we face some very challenging decisions at the Capitol. More...

Current Happenings

Todd County Historical Society will continue book reviews

The Todd County Historical Society met Monday, Jan. 3, at the museum in Long Prairie. Shirley Lunceford gave the treasurer’s report. More...

Cemetery Club cast rehearsing

Cast and crew are preparing for “The Cemetery Club,” a poignant comedy about three Jewish widows who meet for tea and gossip with their deceased husbands at the cemetery. More...

Catholic Schools Week at Sacred Heart School

Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 30 - Feb. More...

Obituaries

Duane Cronin

Duane Leo Cronin, 57, of Motley, died Jan. 19, 2011 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Marcella Matanich

Marcella Matanich, 87, of Minneapolis, formerly of Staples, died Jan. 23, 2011, at Mt. Olivet Careview Home, Minneapolis.  Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave. More...

Sally Ostlund

Sally Ostlund, 85, of Appleton City, Mo. and formerly of Bertha, died Jan. 23, 2011.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Faith United Church of Christ in Bertha with Pastor Marli Danielson offi ciating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING NOTICE. More...

Public Notices

CITY OF STAPLES  NOTICE OF  PUBLIC HEARING  TO CONSIDER THE  APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE  PERMIT  More...

Staples Motley School Board

Meeting #9 and  Truth and Taxation  Hearing Minutes  December 20, 2010  CALL TO ORDER  More...

Staples Motley FFA alumni organizing

First meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 1

A newly formed organization has submitted an application to become a local affiliate of the Minnesota and National FFA Alumni Association. The group met in December and found enough initial interest to move forward.  More...

Wadena board approves officials’ salary compromise

At their Jan.20 meeting, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners took up the contentious issue they had discussed on Jan. 4, what to pay their four elected officials in 2011.  The officials, County Attorney Kyra Ladd, Sheriff   More...

All Veterans Park group sets plans for 2011

The Staples All Veterans and Community Park Association has more improvements planned for 2011, as part of their seven year project to create a park along Highway 10 in Staples.  More...

 

News

Staples Motley considers early childhood options

State plans more aid delays

The early, informationgathering stages to plan a comprehensive, early childhood collaboration were discussion items at the Staples Motley School  Board meeting Jan. More...

Girl Scout cookie sale begins Jan. 31

Cookies available February 5

Area Girl Scouts will begin selling cookies on Monday, Jan. 31, with a new plan for this year’s cookie sales.  Starting on Feb. 5, Girl Scouts will have boxes of cookies with them as they go door-to-door. More...

Distance learning grants

Schools in Todd County are among those expected to benefit from nearly $700,000 in grants announced by the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency.  More...

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Small businesses

Economic backbone of rural Minnesota

In order for Minnesota’s rural cities and small towns to contribute fully to the nation’s economic recovery, we must enable small, main street businesses to build a better future for themselves, their community, state and nation.  More...

Minnesota’s Tax Fairness Retreat:

Lower/middle income families are shouldering more of state’s revenue burden

Since 2000, Minnesota’s state and local taxes have become more regressive, meaning low and moderate income families shoulder a disproportionate share of the tax load. More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Dumpprope, Dille

Lonna Dumpprope, daughter of Lonny and Cathi Dumpprope; and Nicholas Dille, son of Steve and Maggie Dille, all of Motley, announce their engagement.  Lonna is a 2010 graduate of Staples Motley High School and is currently attending North Centra More...

Birthday

90 years

Hazel Messer will celebrate her 90th birthday on January 29, 2011. A card shower will be held in her honor; visits are welcome. Send your cards and messages to: 1526 2nd St. S.W., Wadena, MN 56482. Phone: 218-632-7034.__ ________   More...

Hello World

Born to Jeremy and Joni Schwartz of Verndale, a baby girl, Emilia Jo weighing seven pounds, 4 oz. on January 17, 2011.  Born to Jessica Capistrant and Wade Alexander of Staples, a baby boy, Jackson Wade weighing six pounds, 12 oz. More...

Sports

Wrestlers undefeated in conference, win Dravis Invite

The Staples Motley wrestlers did well last week, beating Wadena- Deer Creek in a dual on Jan. 18 to finish undefeated in the Mid State Conference for the season and taking first at the Don Dravis Invitational at home on Saturday.  More...

Boys BB back in win column

The Staples Motley boys basketball team picked up their second win of the season against the same team they beat in the first game of the year. The Cardinals had little trouble defeating Park Rapids 69-36 on Jan. More...

Lady Cardinals even record with three big wins in a row

After struggling through an early season schedule packed with tough teams, The Staples Motley girls basketball team has won six of their last seven games to even their season record at 9-9.  More...