March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Poet Patricia Blue is ‘a beacon of light in a somber world’

She’s been writing most all of her life, says 83-year-old Patricia Blue of Motley, one of 22 poets to be featured in the upcoming “Poetry On & Off the Wall” event in Staples, Saturday, April 2, from 1 - 3 p.m.  Sponsored by More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Chaska dinner party brings in $1,700 for Motley Area Food Shelf

The Wheelers; making a difference in Northern MN

They didn’t come to the Motley area for a scenic drive along the rivers, or to sample smoked salmon at Morey’s Fish Company. More...

Pillager Dollars for Scholars hosts dinner theatre event

Entertainment by ‘Tina & Lena;’ four-course meal prepared by Chef Tom Kavanaugh

The Pillager Dollars for Scholars will host its fourth annual ‘Spring Dinner Theatre’ event Saturday, April 16, beginning at 6 p.m.  It will be held at the Pillager High School Theatre, located at 323 E. More...

Bethany Lutheran Church, Cushing, welcomes bishop, interim pastor, April 3

Bethany Lutheran Church of Cushing will have a special service on Sunday, April 3, to welcome both the church’s interim pastor and the bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Minnesota Synod. The public is welcome to attend. More...

Letters

Garage Sales

I am sorry that our City Council does not like garage sales. With our aging population and our families grown up and gone away from home, Mom and Dad are left at home with a problem, too much house to take care of. More...

Current Happenings

In concert April 3

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus, Staples Area Men’s Chorus and St. Francis Community Chorale all come together on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. for a benefit concert in Little Falls. More...

Edward Turley and Friends in concert

Edward Turley and Friends will present a concert of chamber music at the United Methodist Church, Motley, on Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. Turley’s friends are all colleagues in the music department at the College of St. Benedict/ St. More...

13th Annual Curves Food Drive kicks off in April

During the month of April, Curves of Staples will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank.  More...

Sports

Juniors dominate tennis roster

The depth of the Cardinal boys tennis team will hopefully be over shadowed by its experience, skill and growing character.  With the bulk of the varsity team made up of seven juniors, the Cards will take to the courts with a group that has climb More...

Young Cardinals have team speed

The Staples Motley girls softball team has some veteran players returning, and will also need to rely on newcomers to fill out the lineup.  “We’re young but have some experience,” said coach Bruce Onischuk.  More...

Camp Ripley is part of fisher study

In the winter of 07-08 Camp Ripley became a partner in a study of fishers and martens in the northern area of Minn. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: 14-Other Civil Court File No.: 77-CV-11-223

Delores Isensee,  More...

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP

The Villard Town Board is accepting bids for 2011-2012 grading and snowplowing of township roads. If interested, contact the clerk at 218-352- 6489. All bids must be received by the clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011.  More...

Garage sale, parking limits put on hold

The idea of putting a limit on garage sales and parking on lawns was tabled by the Staples Planning and Zoning Commission. More...

Five Wings offers ‘Poetry On and Off the Wall’

Poetry can be a forgotten art form, but Five Wings Arts Council is giving area poets top billing with Poetry On and Off the Wall event on Saturday, April 2, from 1-3 p.m., at the Five Wings building, 121 4th St. More...

Farmers looking at rails to move grain

A group of area farmers are talking to grain companies to see if it would be feasible to set up a facility to ship grain from Staples.  More...

 

News

New high school electives offer variety of choices

When Staples Motley High School students signed up for classes this spring, they had the choice of fascinating in- depth classes that hadn’t been on the registration guide before. More...

National Health Care Decision Day is April 16

Do you know what health care treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself ? Do other people know what your wishes are? More...

Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op annual meeting is Apr. 14

The Todd- Wadena Electric Cooperative annual membership meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. A membership dinner will precede the meeting beginning at 5:15 p.m., in the adjacent cafeteria. More...

Opinion

What happened to gloomy predictions?

Economic reports show that most job growth in our country this year has come from small and medium size businesses. More...

Fair taxation - It’s not an oxymoron

In an editorial recently Governor Mark  Dayton proclaimed: “It’s time for tax fairness.” He cited information from the Minnesota Department of Revenues’ recently released “Tax Incidence Study.”  More...

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Life Currents

Senior Celebrations

The monthly birthday and anniversary party was held at the Staples Senior Citizen’s Room March 8 with 19 members attending. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Todd and Shannon Wright of Nisswa, a baby boy, Brayden Charles weighing seven pounds 15 ounces on March 21, 2011.  Born to Jeremy and Jodi Reeck of Staples, a baby boy, More...

Obituaries

Hazel Messer

Hazel G. Messer, 90, of Wadena and formerly of Bertha, died March 25, 2011 in Wadena. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Wadena Evangelical Church with Pastor Chuck Lamason and Reverend Dr. 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 offi ciating. More...

Morley Thorsett

Morley O. Thorsett, 93, of Motley, died March 17, 2011 at the Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the Lakewood Health System Care Center. More...