July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Railroad Days schedule set; time to get involved

Following is a list of events for Railroad Days, August 25-28 in Staples, plus contact numbers of who to call to get involved as a participant or a volunteer.  New this year will be the downtown location of many events, including Saturday’ More...

State budget causes school district action

Although details of the state budget’s effect on school district funding were not available for their meeting, the Staples Motley School Board took actions Monday night to make sure the district could pay its bills in a timely manner.  On More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

State shutdown could affect Motley’s 2012 budget

A number of other issues discussed at recent city council mtg

The state shutdown has caused some concern for the City of Motley in regard to setting its budget for 2012.  At the regular Motley City Council meeting July 12, City Clerk/Treasurer Terri Smith said that, as of yet, there is no directive as to w More...

Fresh lettuce

Reema Oleson, Motley Area Food Shelf volunteer, picked lettuce at the Motley Area Community Garden (located near the food shelf) July 14. The lettuce was later given to food shelf customers. More...

Food shelf donation

The Motley Lions recently presented a check for $4,500 to the Motley Area Food Shelf. More...

Letters

What happened to Dower Lake?

Our family had a gathering at Dower Lake a few weeks ago and we were upset by how tattered the area appeared. More...

Good news

Thank you Mark Anderson for writing the beautiful article on Pat Jensen and her kidney donor. Pat and I met many years ago when we moved here and now stay in touch via Facebook. Her story is so worth telling. More...

Federal default dwarfs state budget fiasco

Never has the morning coffee shop banter in the countryside been more accurate. “How’s it going?” one asks. More...

Life Currents

You go, girl

Jacque Anderson of Staples took first place (in the age 10 group) during the Kiddie Tractor Pedal Pull at the Pillager Fair. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   Minnesota became the 20th state in the nation to pass mandatory seat belt use law earlier this year. The legislation takes effect Friday, August 1.  More...

Director of Resp. Therapy and Sleep Services named

Lakewood Health System announces the appointment of Kirsten Smith as director of respiratory therapy and sleep services.  Smith has more than 15 years of experience in respiratory care. 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...

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...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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

Nuisance properties cited for clean up

Sixteen Staples properties were deemed public nuisances in a resolution passed by the Staples City Council at their July 12 meeting.  More...

Lakewood Health System begins fundraising campaign

Lakewood Health System (LHS) has officially begun its Capital Campaign to raise money to revitalize the care center.   More...

Garden talk

As happened often at the Festival of Farms July 16, a group stops to observe and discuss gardening. More...

Motley man killed in crash

Eighteen- year- old Ty Bell, Motley, was killed July 17, in a one-vehicle accident in the northeast corner of Ottertail County.  More...

Volunteers for RR Days welcomed

The Railroad Days committee is looking for volunteers to help with setting up activities, taking tickets, directing traffic and other simple jobs for the event.  Anyone who wants to get involved in the summer celebration can call the Staples Mot More...

 

News

SHIP looks back on impact on Todd County

The Morrison- Todd- Wadena Community Health Board is wrapping up its Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant. Over the past two years the SHIP grant focused on supporting local initiatives to address obesity and tobacco prevention. More...

Festival of Farms

A crowd gathers as Barb Peterson, right, talks about preserving produce during the Festival of Farms on July 16. More than 100 people registered for the event. More...

City, township explore Thunder Road options

In 2012, the overpass will be built over Highway 10 and the railroad tracks, creating a new traffi c opportunity to connect north and south portions of Staples. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

July 21  THE TODD COUNTY REPUBLICANS meet Thurs., July 21, 8 p.m., Eagle Bend Assembly of God Church. For info., 320-533-1119.  July 22  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. More...

The Revolution 5 show is at Music in the Park

The Revolution 5 will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m.  More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet at 7 p. m., Tuesday, July 26, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE. More...

Obituaries

Richard Bittner

Richard C. Bittner, 72, of Hibbing, died July 12, 2011 at St. Raphael’s Nursing Home in Eveleth.  At Dick’s request, a graveside service was held July 18, at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing with Rev. More...

Mark Reger

Mark Thomas Reger, 53, of Bertha, died July 18, 2011 at his home.  A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, July 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.  More...

Sports

Lumberbats win two with excellent pitching

The Staples Lumberbats went 2-0 last weekend to wrap up the regular season on a 3-game win steak, taking down the Cass Lake Reds 11-1 Saturday before earning an extra inning 3-2 win against the Sebeka Stingers Sunday.  More...

Headed to state softball

This past weekend the Staples Motley Girls 16U Fast Pitch Softball Team placed second in the Northern Lights Double Elimination Qualifier. More...

T-ball players appreciate equipment

This summer preschool T-ball players met for five Saturdays and had 48 children registered to play. More...