February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena board approves engineer requests

The Feb. 1 meeting of the Wadena County Board of Commissioners included a lot of decisionmaking and approval of needed expenditures from budgeted funds.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley City Council accepts 2010 financial report

The Motley City Council, at their regular meeting Feb. 8, voted to accept the city’s financial report for the year ended Dec. More...

Pillager School’s honor roll

A-Honor Roll  Sixth Grade  Skylor Hensch, Brooke Hunstad, Emma Litke, Jakob Murray, Emily Peters, Shelby Wilson. More...

Motley Staples Middle School to perform ‘Annie, Jr.’

Rehearsals have begun for the Motley Staples Middle School play, “Annie, Jr.,” which will be performed March 18 and 19, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  More...

Current Happenings

Staples Public Library marks first anniversary

Celebration includes live entertainment

All ages are invited to join in a First Anniversary Celebration at the Staples Public Library Thursday, Feb. 24, from 3:30 to 7:30 p. m. Get Back on Board with music, laughter and refreshments hosted by the Friends of the Staples Library. More...

Preschool Education and Activities Fair Feb. 26

MOMS Club of Staples and the Staples Motley School District are sponsoring the third Preschool Education and Activities Fair on February 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Region Five to host HUD project kick-off

A kick-off meeting for the Region Five multi-jurisdictional planning effort will be held on February 23 from 4-6 p.m. at The Lodge in Baxter. More...

Obituaries

Ted Ludovissie

Ted Ludoissie, 87, of Wadena, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at Tri-County Health Care Hospital in Wadena. A wake will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 5-8 p.m. at Johnson’s Memorial Funeral Home in Wadena. Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. More...

Mary Beers

Mary Jean Beers, 92, of Motley, died Feb. 12, 2011 at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Wrestlers top Perham, set up section showdown

The Cardinal wrestlers won four matches this week, and lost one against Border West. The two wins on Feb. 10, against Perham and Fergus Falls, gave the Staples Motley team the number one seed in the Section 8AA team tournament on Feb. More...

Cardinals come out on top in two dramatic games

The Staples Motley girls basketball team had some wild results last week, winning an overtime game against a16-4 Bertha Hewitt team on Feb. 8, losing to 8th ranked Pequot Lakes on Feb. 10, then holding on for a home win against Breckenridge on Feb. More...

Bright spots in two losses

The Staples Motley boys basketball team played their third game of the season against fifth-ranked Pequot Lakes, and it was the second one in a row that they played better against their conference rivals.  More...

Arrest made in break-in burglaries

Mark Alan Woodworth has been charged in a series of recent burglaries in the Staples area. Woodworth, 47, lists his address as Champlain, but police said he has been living in Staples.  On Jan. More...

Electrical rate study approved

The Staples City Council held a short meeting on Feb. 8.  The council approved switching their electricity load management system from Cooper Power to Missouri River Energy (MRE). More...

Britta Kolodziej learns Moroccan culture as Rotary Ambassador

A trip to Morocco gave Staples Motley High School graduate Britta ( Binek) Kolodziej a chance to experience the language and culture of the North African country. More...

 

News

SnoDaze royalty announced

SnoDaze candidates, front row from left, Kierstin Smith, Robb Odden, Alex Busker, Cody Hanson, Emma Koskiniemi; back row, Chandler Trout, Ryan Bart, Andrea Koskiniemi, Logan Swensrud, Hallie Olsen, S More...

Staples Elementary receives reading award

Staples Elementary School teachers Tammi Brisson, Sandy Odden and Laurie Paskewitz accepted a reading award on behalf of the Staples Elementary staff Feb. 10 in St. Paul.  More...

Fuhrman, Roberts excel at Academics, Arts, Athletics

Fuhrman named sub-section winner

Emily Fuhrman and Tanner Roberts are the AAA winners for Staples Motley High School. The Minnesota State High School League program stands for academics, arts and athletics. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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‘Sexting’ is a growing problem, can be crime

Do you know “sexting” can be a crime? There has been an increase in police reports concerning “sexting” which is the act of sending sexually suggestive or explicit images through electronic devices.  More...

Bonding bill more properly called public improvement bill

Local business leaders understand the value of improvements

The usual debate has broken out over whether it’s an investment in short-term job creation and longterm economic health, or profligate use of a “credit card.”  More...

Life Currents

Boehland recognized for CTE accomplishments

Sue Boehland, former Freshwater Education Area Learning Center Director, Central Lakes Perkins Coordinator, has received three awards this last year that recognized her at the state, regional and national level for outstanding work with Career and Te More...

Quinceanera

Angie Ruiz, a freshman at Staples Motley High School, celebrated her 15th birthday Jan. More...

Anniversary

50 years

Tim (Linda) Dumpprope, Larry (Jackie) Dumpprope, Lonny (Cathi) Dumpprope, Craig Dumpprope, Lorie ( Fred) Frandson and Glennda (Tyrell) Davis are proud to announce that their parents, LeRoy and Dorie Dumpprope will observe their 50th wedding anniversa More...

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