June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction begins on courthouse

The anticipated cost of the renovated historic courthouse continues to be more than $500,000 below the original $4.3 million estimates, the Todd County Commissioners learned at their June 7 meeting.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Morrison County Fair in Motley is June 23-26

Free admission, games, food, midway rides and more

It’s right around the corner... the Morrison County Fair in Motley. The four days of fun, food and fair traditions will be held Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26 at the fairgrounds. More...

Better Barrel Races in Pillager

The Pillager Fairboard sponsored their first BBR (Better Barrel Races) June 9, at the fairgrounds arena. More...

MS Middle School honor roll

A-Honor Roll  Sixth Grade  Taylor Converse, Kyle Ekholm, Noah Han, Reyd Jordan, Emmeline Klefsaas, Alexandra Miller, Chelsea Nanik, Anna Noreen, Mardi Opheim, Austyn Ploshnick, Samantha Schimpp, Ashley Smith.  Seventh Grade   More...

Letters

Best ever Relay for Life

On Friday evening, June 10, the Staples Motley area hosted our best ever American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.  It was a night filled with companionship, music, food, games, ceremony and an uplifting speech, given by Julie Mertens and th More...

Budget ideology

Last week’s letter from John Van Hecke, Executive Director of the Minnesota 2020 Association, asked why conservatives want to cut state funding for MnSCU and the U of M. More...

Life Currents

Staples Auxiliary receives awards

The 6th District American Legion Convention was held at Nisswa on June 4. Delegates from the Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 attending were President Carol Olsen, Past President Mary Jane Volesky and Vice President Elect Lois Moe.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Danessa Eide and Anthony Noyes of Walker, a baby girl, Brynly Lynn, weighing eight pounds, 14 ounces on June 6, 2011.  Born to Tamera Benton of Pequot Lakes a baby girl, More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   Staples firefighters including fire chief Bill Goff and assistant chief Len  Nelson responded to a fire last Thursday evening at the Woodland Container firm. More...

Sports

Beachy, Huber place at state track and field

The Staples Motley track team had two of the three competitors place in the state track meet June 10-11.  Jaelin Beachy placed fourth in the girls 300 meter hurdles and was eighth in the long jump.  In the boy’s state meet, Brian Hube More...

Cardinal doubles duo win one, then done

After a slow start in the opening round at the Class A state doubles tennis tournament, Guthrie Coughlin and Tom Zoellner got their mojo working together to prevail in three sets to move on to the second round in the championship bracket. More...

Tribute to a shirt

Chamois coveted by outdoorsmen

Several weeks ago my son and I made a spur of the moment decision to do a little evening fishing.  Perhaps because he had neglected to haul his laundry down as requested by the resident laundress (mom), he was out of suitable shirts. More...

Relay For Life moves inside, exceeds goal

The Staples Motley Area Relay For Life brought in a record amount, $29,000, from this year’s fundraiser.  More...

Wadena counselor arrested for sexual contact with clients

A Wadena County Human Services chemical dependency counselor, Todd Anderson, 28, is charged with criminal sexual conduct for actions he initiatied with two of his male clients, aged 18 and 19.  More...

 

News

Despite unknowns, budget process must begin

Board to hold closed meeting June 20

At their June 7 meeting, Wadena County Commissioners tackled five difficult issues, none more unsettling than the problem of budgeting for 2012.  More...

Brunkhorst is Minnesota’s first certified hydrographer

Widseth Smith Nolting’s Juergen Brunkhorst, professional land surveyor, has become the first certifi ed hydrographic surveyor in the state of Minnesota. More...

Supporting the troops

Scott and Tammy Miller, Staples, greeted members of the North Dakota National Guard as they drove through Staples June 9, on their way to Fort Ripley. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoons

Full Story

Why is Camp Ripley making noise again?

As Camp Ripley’s summer training season continues, the amount of noise producing training will increase.  Units such as Minnesota’s 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery; 682nd Engineer  Battalion; 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 13 More...

Take another look at the transportation bill

Senate and House transportation chairs comment

We write jointly as the Chairs of the Senate Transportation Committee and the House Transportation Committee to express our desire for the re-examination of the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill for the next biennium. More...

Current Happenings

‘The Pirates of Penzance’ opens next week in Staples

Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic light opera runs two weekends

Pirates and swordfights and lovely daughters and Keystone Cops and young love. What more can you ask from one show? How about great music with witty lyrics? How about slapstick comedy and steadfast loyalty? 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...

Mark Your Calendar

June 17  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  School board agenda   The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Nordeen Williamson

Nordeen Clinton Williamson, 88, formerly of Austin, died June 8, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System, Staples.  Funeral services were held June 13, at the Mayer Funeral Home with Father Gregory Parrott officiating. More...

William Matthews

William A. Matthews, Sr., 68, St. Paul and formerly of Staples, died June 12, 2011.  Visitation is Friday, June 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson and Peterson Funeral Home, 612 S. Smith Ave., St. Paul, with a memorial service starting at 7 p.m. More...

Gilbert Anderson

Gilbert Anderson, 89, of Motley, died June 10, 2011, at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. Funeral services were held June 14 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Burial was in the Motley Public Cemetery in Motley on June 25. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE MORAN TOWNSHIP

Moran Township will be conducting weed inspections during the month of June, 2011.  Teresa Wagner,  Clerk  23pnc   More...

NOTICE TODD COUNTY MINNESOTA 2011 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS

Closing date: July 11, 2011   Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., July 11, 2011 by the Todd County Public Works Director/ Engineer and County Auditor/ Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 for the following co More...

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

1. State exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted:  Tyrrell Photography  2. State the address of the principal place of business:  38766 County 17  Browerville, MN 56438  3. More...