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Wadena board ponders public health changes

At a special meeting of the Wadena County Board on March 14, commissioners sat down with retiring Public Health Director Karen Nelson, Auditor/ Treasurer Char West and Social Services Director Paul Sailer to discuss options for reorganizing the publi More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Celebrating St. Paddy’s with the Quinns of Motley

He’s Irish and she’s Italian German; but tonight Bruce and Gayle Quinn of Motley will forego spaghetti in favor of corned-beef and cabbage. “As my father used to say with his best Irish accent, ‘It’s St. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

March 22   CHILD & TEEN CHECKUP CLINIC, sponsored by Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services, Tues., March 22, Pillage Family Center. For appt., 218-746- 4009.  March 23   More...

Motley City Council approves annual audit, hears monthly reports

At their regular meeting March 8, the Motley City Council accepted the 2010 annual audit as presented by Mary Backlund of Gary Paulson CPA, Little Falls.  More...

Letters

Your rights are our rights

Last week I read a letter written by a passionate union supporter from Clarissa. The author was angry over the removal of some public union collective bargaining “rights” in Wisconsin.  More...

Current Happenings

‘Annie, Jr.’ opens tomorrow at Centennial Auditorium

Motley Staples Middle School students will perform ‘ Annie, Jr.’ at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

Staples Motley School Board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Mar. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Menus

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...

Obituaries

Morley O. Thorsett

Morley Thorsett, 93, of Motley, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the Lakewood Health System Care Center. More...

Beatrice Nichols

Beatrice Nichols, 89, of Staples, died March 20, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System in Staples. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at the Congregational Church in Staples with Pastor Muriel Hachfeld officiating. More...

Diana Rardin

Diana Lynn Rardin, 61, of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Motley, died March 5, 2011 at her home.  Memorial services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Staples on Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES NOTICE MAY TOWNSHIP Assessment Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staples City Council gave an ordinance its first reading adopting regulations designed to minimize flood losses and to comply with the rules and regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

Staples City Council Minutes

February 22, 2011   More...

Flood zone changes lead to mapping

Because Todd County was deemed to be a high priority for the new flood zone program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA), hundreds of homeowners found out they need to buy flood insurance.  More...

Garage sale, parking plan sent back

The Staples City Council is still interested in putting limits on garage sales and parking on lawns, but they didn’t approve the proposal sent to them by the Staples Planning & Zoning Board.  Suggested regulations on garage sales inclu More...

Area flood threat less than feared

Flooding is expected along the Crow Wing River north of Staples, said Scott McKellep, Emergency Management Director of Wadena County, just due to the heavy snow pack this winter.  But he said that may be lessened depending on how sustained the t More...

‘What ever happened to...?’ Rick and Marsha Herder, former Tower Pizza owners, speech teacher

Reporter’s note: This is part of a series entitled, “What ever happened to...?” a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples.   More...

 

News

Mystery of the WWII Honor Roll sign

The Staples All Veterans and Community Park Association is asking for information on the World War II Honor Roll sign. More...

Full freezers

The freezers at the Staples Food Shelf were stocked with meat in preparedness for the next food shelf distribuation. More...

Central Minnesota Boys Choir expanding to two choirs next year

Current choir performing in St. Paul festival Mar. 19

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir, under the direction of Mary Moen and accompanied by Debra Haraldson, will expand to two choirs for its 12th season.  Auditions are open to boys in second grade or older. Auditions in Verndale are Monday, Mar. More...

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Creates transparent, accountable government

A half-dozen school districts already are considering excess levy referendums in 2011. Eighty-one of the state’s 338 districts asked voters for additional money last year. More...

Report on the status of Lakewood Health System

As I walked through our clinic recently, I recognized the daughter of a friend of mine. Now grown, she was at Lakewood with her own daughter for a well-child check-up. More...

Life Currents

Check Mates take third in chess tournament

The Check Mates, students representing Staples and Motley schools, took third at the Brainerd Chess Tournament Mar. More...

Military

Air Force Airman Gennifer A. Anderson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Thumbs up!

Students at Sacred Heart Area School give a ‘thumbs up’ to Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative for donating funds in which to purchase a Promethean ActivBoard (interactive whiteboard) this p More...

Sports

Second ranked team too much for Cardinals

The Staples Motley girls basketball team was stopped one game short of the state tournament by second ranked Sauk Centre on March 11. More...

Cardinals drop opening round playoff game

The season ended in the first round of the playoffs for the Staples Motley boys basketball team, as the Cardinals gave second seed Long Prairie-Grey Eagle a competitive first half before falling behind in the second half.  More...

MVP awards to Roberts, Israelson, Beachy

The Staples Motley boys basketball team held their season ending awards ceremony on March 13.  MVP Lion’s Club Award went to Zach Israelson and Tanner Roberts. More...