May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day ceremony set

Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Ken Levasseur will be the speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 10 a. m. at Everg reen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Levasseur is a former paratrooper with combat jump experience. More...

Top AR readers

The top AR readers of Staples Motley High School for the 4th quarter of the 2010-2011school year were: front row, from left, Jessica Johnson and Derek Mikish, 9th grade; and Jessica Hobson and Maura More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Spring Fling Demolition Derby’s a hit in Motley

Grey skies and an occasional down-pour didn’t keep a number of die-hard drivers and fans away from the ‘Spring Fling Demolition Derby’ at the Motley Fairgrounds May 21.  More...

Better than the movies

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Pillager School District Bond Issue

Residents in the Pillager School District went to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a $13.9 million bond issue which would provide for expanding and improving the school building. Here is the question as it appeared on the ballot:   More...

Letters

Thank you, community

I am writing this letter to thank the community, City Administrators and City Councils along with other agencies in Todd and Wadena counties that I have worked with. More...

Current Happenings

Scouts team up for community clean-up day

Girl Scouts from Service Unit 22 and Boy Scouts from Troop 61 (both of Staples), teamed up May 7, to do a community clean-up on the south side of Staples.  More...

Garden volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to assist at Living Legacy Gardens. People are needed for projects with all levels of gardening skills.  Volunteers meet Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.- noon at the gardens.   More...

Free concert at Wadena’s restored park bandstand

Dedicated to Fred Horschel, Staples

The Wadena Area Community Band will perform a free “Concert in the Park” Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m., near the depot in Wadena (one block south of Hwy 10).  More...

Obituaries

Linda Pitchford

Linda Katherine (Seel) Pitchford, 44, of Holliday, Texas, died May 5, 2011 at her home.  Funeral services were held May 12 at the First Baptist Church of Holliday with Pastor Darryl Sewell officiating. More...

Sports

Fuhrman signs with Jamestown College

Jamestown College Women’s Cross Country Coach Jim Clark announces Emily Fuhrman of Staples has signed a letter of intent to enroll at Jamestown College and participate in cross country for the Jimmies. More...

Cardinal girls softball team on a roll

Headed to playoffs with seven game win streak

The Staples Motley girls softball team cleaned up in a doubleheader against a Crosby-Ironton team that won just one game this year. More...

Beachy, Huber Mid State champs

Jaelin Beachy set two school records for the Staples Motley girls track and field team at the Mid State Conference meet and Brian Huber became a four-time conference champion for the boys team.  Beachy’s winning times of 15.31 in the 100 m More...

Woman murdered at Lake Osakis

Diane Fortenberry, 51, was killed at her home on the northwest side of Lake Osakis in Todd County. The incident occured on May 20.  More...

Dollars for Scholars awards over $96,000 in scholarships

One millionth dollar awarded since program began in 1986

Staples Motley High School seniors were awarded $96,450 to further their education. More...

Cancer survivors, caregivers honored

Becky Martinson offers insight, hope, encouragement

Over 100 cancer survivors and caregivers gathered at the Landmark Inn in Staples May 17, to enjoy a catered meal, hear an inspiring message and to celebrate the gift of life.  The annual ‘Survivor’s Banquet’ was once again spon More...

 

News

Todd County courthouse project is under budget

Based on contracts awarded, as well as low bidders for contracts not yet awarded, the renovation of the historic Todd County Courthouse will likely cost more than $ 500,000 less than the $4.3 million that was originally estimated, the Todd County Com More...

Digital literacy training to be offered for ‘Third Age’

Todd County Healthy Communities Partnership (HCP) plans to launch a digital literacy training program for senior residents of Todd County that they refer to as The Third Age. HCP operates thought a grant from the Initiative Foundation.  More...

Mr. Bear comes to town

John Kincaid of Staples snapped this photo of a bear near 3rd Ave. and 10th Street NE in Staples. The sighting occurred at 6:15 a.m. More...

Opinion

Preserving the memory of the fallen

Memorial Day needs a public revival. More...

End of the 2011 legislative session

From the Senate Republican Caucus Majority Leadership   The Minnesota Senate adjourned the 2011 legislative session Monday evening with all nine FY2012- 13 budget bills on Governor  Dayton’s desk awaiting his signature. More...

Political Cartoons

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Life Currents

A royal wedding weekend

Locals visit London, Paris during historic time

Several area people got a first hand look at the British royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.  Julia Palmer, a native of England and former Motley resident, arranged the trip for her work, Mid Central Federal Savings Bank of More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   Bill Finn, 56, is retiring after 30 years of teaching health, physical education and biology classes in the Motley School system. More...

Purple potty

  A purple toilet is being passed around the Staples and Motley communities in an attempt to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

1. State exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted:  VE Adventures  2. State the address of the principal place of business:  1240 Prairie Ave. NW  Staples, MN 56479  3. More...

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

NOTICE is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Staples will hold a public hearing at 5;00 p.m. More...

TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE BY SEALED BID/ PUBLIC AUCTION

The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will be accepting sealed bids on June 6, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., at the Community Corrections Program Office at 610 SE 6th Street, Staples, MN, for the purchase and sale of the land and building a More...