June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

4-H winners

Twin sisters Tiffany (left) and Tasha Achermann of Motley, members of the Becker Busy Bees 4-H Club, received ribbons at the Motley Fair for their various 4-H projects. More...

Staples pilot’s crash written as a novel

A World War II pilot from Staples is the subject of a new book, “Fatal Incident,” a novel by Jim Proebstle of Deer Park, Illinois.  The book is centered around the plane crash, reported in the Oct. More...

The Cass County Fair in Pillager is July 6 - 10

Food, fireworks, a parade and much, much more

The Cass County Fair in Pillager will be held Wednesday, July 6 - Sunday, July 10.  There’s something for everyone at this summer Pillager tradition...music, animals, food, contests, carnival rides and fireworks.  Wednesday is Entry More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Cass Lake man charged with murder

Ross Zangigabo Littlewolf, 27, from Cass Lake has been charged with one count of 2nd degree intentional murder and two counts of assault in the second degree.  According to a report from Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie, shortly after More...

AgStar grant

The Motley Fair was the recipient of a $2,400 grant from AgStar recently, funds which provided new siding for the fair’s cattle and horse barn. More...

‘Land and Water’ Summer Tour July 11

A “Land and Water” Summer Tour will take place Monday, July 11, from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  The purpose of the tour is to give people an opportunity to learn more about the ways water connects everyone. More...

Letters

Exciting performance

My English ancestors were from Cornwall, so I was anxious to see the Opera “The Pirates of Penzance” in Staples.  More...

Invaded by Pirates

We have been invaded by Pirates. No need to worry though, they are here for fun.  More...

Current Happenings

Yo Yo workshop at Staples Library

The Great River Regional Library in Staples is offering a “Yo-Yo Blast” workshop for all ages on Thursday, July 7, 4 to 4:45 p. m. More...

Honorary pirate

The Pirate King, right, makes Major-General Stanley an honorary pirate when Stanley reveals he is an orphan in order that his daughters be spared the fate of becoming wives of the pirates. More...

Auditions for ‘Snow White’ slated in Staples

Auditions for the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, July 10 at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  More...

Sports

MGA Junior Tourney held at The Vintage

A Minnesota Golf Association ( MGA) Junior Tournament was held at The Vintage in Staples June 24.  There were 15 boys and 15 girls who participated in this free event, one of three local meets scheduled this summer.  In addition to The Vint More...

Tournament champions

The Staples Motley girls placed first in the Minnesota Breakdown JV Champoins Tournament, winning the eight team tournament with a last second shot by MacKenzie Holst in the title game. More...

Busy week for Legion baseball

The Staples Motley Legion Baseball team had three games last week, losing to Crosslake on June 24, but coming back to beat Walker the next day, then lost to Pierz on June 27.  Against Crosslake, Jeremy Hoemberg and Jordan Wick shared the pitchin More...

Department merging begun

The Todd County Commissioners took the first step in combining the offices of the assessor, recorder and auditor/ treasurer at their June 21 meeting. More...

Festival of Farms coming to Staples

On Saturday, July 16, Mel and Lorna Wiens of Staples will be hosting the annual Festival of Farms, a family- friendly event designed to connect community members with area farmers in a celebration of local foods.  More...

Wadena fairgrounds design presented

Commissioners choose vendors building over Wadena Center

During its nearly five-hour-long meeting on June 23, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners heard the presentation of a Fairgrounds Master Plan from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Rural Design (CRD).  More...

More memories made at Motley’s Fair

A number of horse riders participated in the 4-H competition at the Motley Fair June 24, including these cousins who are members of the Becker Busy Bees 4-H Club. More...

 

News

Police report thefts and property damage

On June 25 a resident on the 800 block of 2nd Ave. NE reported to Staples Police that all four tires on his 1998 Ford Windstar van were punctured, along with one tire on his boat trailer. The damage to property occurred in the alley.  More...

Young-at-heart sisters trim trees in Staples

They’ve been working outside since the early 1920s, when they were growing up on a farm in rural Bertha.  Now ages 92 and 86 respectively, sisters Alice Sather of Staples and Betty Judkins of Wadena are still not afraid to get their hands More...

NJPA building back on track

Mark Giza of Giza Plumbing and Heating, Staples, insulates water and drain pipes as one of the last touches before sheetrocking starts at the new NJPA building in Staples. More...

Opinion

Census data reveals Independence Day facts

On July 4 in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. More...

What It Means to Be an American

To believe in the promise of a better tomorrow, and stand united in our efforts to give a peaceful nation to our children... More...

Hard choices: money, values

I’ve lived in the heartland for more than two decades. More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

50 years

There will be an open house celebration held in honor of Don and Joan DeGeest for their 50th wedding anniversary. The event will be held on Saturday, July 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at their home, located 2-1/2 miles east of Motley on Hwy. More...

Hello World

Born to Thomas and Kendel Roline of Verndale, a baby boy, Owen Thomas weighing seven pounds, four ounces on June 21, 2011.  Born to Trenton and Trista Hawkinson of Pillager, a baby girl, Lindsey Bee weighing seven pounds, one ounce on June 22, 2 More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   A new roof and other improvements are planned for the Staples Sportsman’s  Club building at McGivern  Park. A new roof was in place for this past weekend’s Railroad/River Days events. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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 PROBATE DIVISION SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 77PR-11-496

Estate of Douglas J. Hudalla, Decedent.

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: June 20, 2011   YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...