March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter fun day

Members of Staples Alliance Church enjoyed a ‘ Winter Fun Day’ at the home of Doyle and Deb Yoder of rural Staples Feb. 26. More...

Wadena board approves remodeling projects

At their Feb. 17 meeting, the Wadena County Board approved a number of remodeling projects, some of which will be completed by county staff and some by Sentenced to Service (STS) crews.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Pillager Food Shelf welcomes donations during Food Share Month

During ‘ Food Share Month’ this March, the Pillager Food Shelf is hoping to collect both groceries and monetary donations. More...

Pillager man charged with seven counts of criminal sexual conduct

Richard Joseph Vanden Avond, 56, of Pillager, was charged in Cass County District Court Jan. 11, with four counts of felony firstdegree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of felony second- degree conduct.  More...

Cushing’s ‘Elk Creek Saloon’ burglarized

The Morrison County Sheriff reports that sometime between Monday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb. More...

Opinion

Public broadcasting is a worthy investment

First, I want to make it clear that I agree 100 percent that federal spending needs to be reduced. Spending cuts are not only needed, but are critical to insure our children’s future. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Staples Motley Relay for Life is seeking teams and volunteers for the Friday, June 10, evening relay. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   It was a jubilant Staples High School wrestling squad that carried off the Region 6 team trophy last week in Glenwood, following wins over two other Region 6 teams. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jeannie Volk and Chet Wynn of Pequot Lakes, a baby boy, Mason Jacob weighing six pounds, 11 ounces on Feb. More...

Longbella, Waverek

Chad and Jody Longbella of Staples, along with Mark and Charlene Waverek of Staples, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Kirsten Longbella and Nicholas Waverek.  Kirsten is a 2008 graduate of Staples Motley High School and More...

Sports

Wolhowe takes tennis tradition to hall of fame

Tom Wolhowe’s greatest tennis achievement may not be his 12 state tournament teams or his 226- 59 record as coach of the Staples girls teams. More...

Trout, Petrich, Lisson to wrestle at state

Three Staples Motley wrestlers are headed to the state tournament this Wednesday-Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.  More...

Boys finish conference season in fifth place

The Staples Motley boys basketball team couldn’t crack the win column in three games last week, losing to Pierz at home then on the road at Crosby-Ironton and Nevis.  Against Pierz, Grant Longbella scored the first three baskets for the Ca More...

SEDA okays Stern Mfg. loan

S t aples Economic Development Authority approved a $125,000 loan to Stern Manufacturing of Staples.  More...

Overpass nears final agreement

The Staples City Council approved an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration for the north/south corridor and railroad overpass. More...

School district will offer all day preschool

Hiring a Motley building principal also considered

By September 2012 the Staples Motley School District expects to offer an all day preschool option as the result of action at their Feb. 22 meeting.  More...

Region Five kicks off sustainable communities

The Region Five Development Commission began their Sustainable Communities Regional Plan with an event on Feb. 23 in Baxter.  More...

 

News

Wiens, Sowers, receive awards

WesMin Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council recognizes continued leadership in the Year Round Grazing Systems workshops.  Mel Wiens, representing Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council, was recently recognized at the WesMin RC& More...

Dustin’s Auto Repair

Dustin Van Alst has opened Dustin’s Auto Repair near the corner of 5th Street SE and Wisconsin Ave. SE. More...

‘Concert for a Cause’ March 13 at Centennial

For Community Meals project through CARE

The Colla Voce Girl’s Choir, the Staples Motley High School Women’s Chorus and the Staples Area Women’s Chorus are planning a concert to help benefit the local CARE Organization, the Community Meals project. More...

Current Happenings

Soup expert

Elena Sharma, pictured with pottery bowls made by Staples Motley High School art students, will be one of several people making soup for the ‘Soup Bowl Supper’ at the Stomping Grounds cof More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

‘The Cemetery Club’ - community theatre

The Lamplighter Community Theatre production of “The Cemetery Club” continues through this weekend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Mar. 3, 4 and 5 at the Landmark Inn, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Jack H. Friedli

Jack H. Friedli, 65, of Kingston, formerly of Aldrich, died Feb. 27, 2011 at Parkwest Medical Center. Graveside services will be at Staples Evergreen Hill Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were with the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. More...

Lyle Carpenter

Lyle (Robert) Carpenter, 76, of Fridley, died Feb. 20, 2011 at home.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at the Salem Covenant Church, 2655 5th St. NW, New Brighton. Visitation is Friday, March 4 from 5-8 p.m. More...

Myron Radermacher

Myron “Tony” Aloysius Radermacher, 90, died Feb. 25, 2011, at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Wadena.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, 11 a.m., at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Fr. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY TAX FORFEITED LAND AUCTION

March 25, 2011

Notice is Hereby Given, that Todd County will be selling to the highest bidders, the following described parcels of land which have been forfeited to the Sate of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes. More...

NOTICE TODD COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY DITCH #15

Notice is given by means of this legal newspaper that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at the Bertha Community Center located at 127 2nd Ave NW in the City of Bertha.  More...

STAPLES MOTLEY ISD #2170 FOR SALE BY BID

VEHICLE

Staples Motley Independent School District #2170 will sell by sealed bids a 1999 Ford E250 9-passenger Van.  The vehicle can be seen at the Staples Motley Bus Garage, west of Central Lakes College in Staples at 26797 Cty. Rd. More...