September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Amish carriages rear-ended in two separate accidents

The second car-carriage accident in less than a week had Todd County Sheriff Pete Mikkelson frustrated on Sept. 26.  More...

Sustainable community starts with saving energy

Energy issues top the list of activities suggested for a sustainable region, according to an informational meeting hosted by Region Five.  As part of their HUD grant to create a Regional Sustainability Plan, Region Five has been holding meetings More...

Treasure in the soil

Addison Hirschey shows a trinket she found in peat soil, while Tyler Colsen enjoys his muddy hands, during the Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District’s Conservation Days at Old Wadena, hel More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Saving man’s life earns Motley First Responders ‘Heartsaver Hero Award’

“They are my heroes and my family’s heroes,” Mike Robinson said of the individuals who saved his life May 27. More...

PHS celebrates its past and future at Huskie Homecoming

Homecoming 2011.  It was a time for Pillager High School alumni to reconnect and share stories from the past; and an opportunity for anyone connected to the school to celebrate its future. More...

Groundbreaking celebration

Members of the Pillager School administration and school board; current students and alumni (including four generations of the Van Vickle family who have attended Pillager School); and representatives of Nor- Son and Widseth, Smith and Nolting partic More...

Current Happenings

Madhatters Theater schedules auditions

Madhatters Community Theatre has set audition times for “It’s A Wonderful Life Live Radio Play”. More...

Library programs offered

COMPUTER BASICS OCT. 6, 13, 20, 27  More...

Rally Sunday

On Sunday, Sept. 11, Faith Lutheran Church of Staples held Rally Sunday to kick off the Sunday School year. More...

Obituaries

Rudolph Rolfs

Rudolph E. Rolfs, 78, of Thomastown, died Sept. 22, 2011 at his home.  Funeral services were held Sept. 26, at the Central United Methodist Church in Verndale. More...

Sports

Competitive race

Cierra Waverek keeps up with the competition as she nears her flip turn in the 200 freestyle race. (Staples World photo by Kelley Kossan)   More...

Swim team shows their speed Taking a lead

The Staples Motley swimmers held a home meet on Sept. 20, hosting the Holingford Huskers. More...

Fast in the water

Josie Erickson swims the backstroke portion of the 200 individual medley. (Staples World photo by Kelley Kossan) More...

Homecoming candidates

Staples Motley 2011 Homecoming candidates, front row, Nick Forsberg and Robyn Capistrant. Middle row from left, Justin Ziegler, Lynnea Iverson, Aaron Carter and Jenna Ziegler; back row, Arnie Dvorak, Tayler Klimek, Guthrie Coughlin and Paige Klimek. More...

Hello, Readers,

Have you noticed? The Staples ‘93 Lions Club has put out their lamppost scarecrows around  Staples. They give the streets a festive look as the flower boxes begin to fade.  Thank you, ladies!   More...

Accident damage

The carriage frame buckled from the impact of a car hitting the back of it as the horse-drawn buggy was travelling on County Road 11 just north of Clarissa on the afternoon of Sept. 26. More...

 

News

New physician assistant at TCHC is Jamie Witt

Tri-County Health Care announces the addition of Jamie Witt, PA, as its newest physician assistant. Witt joined the Tri-County Health Care staff on Aug. 24. She is available at all clinic sites, as well as, Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  More...

Hands on learning

Ivan Reinke the Wadena Soil and ofWater Conservation District, left, hands out peat soil samples to Staples Elementary fifth grade students, from left, Josh Lombard, Devon Isenberg, Brayden Christenson, Johannah Picconatto, Macy Judd and Kiara Storry More...

Crisis Line volunteers sought

The Crisis Line and  Referral Service is in the process of recruiting and training new line volunteers.  “If you feel you have a desire to give back to your community by helping those in need, volunteering for the Crisis Line is for More...

Opinion

Poverty rate rises, help for poor declines

By most any reckoning the needs of the poor are growing in Minnesota and the nation, while resources to provide for them are increasingly scarce. Take a look at the U.S. More...

Consider the taxpayer in budget decisions

I can’t say I am shocked to read that property tax increases and school levies, pushed by local officials, are being blamed on state legislators. This public relations tactic, shifting the blame, is an age-old practice.  More...

Cardinal Pride: To look back is our step ahead

Staples Motley Schools

It now seems to be termed “Americana” or “ Norman Rockwell”… those days where schools could be seen filled with students toting books, wearing letterman jackets or sweaters and teachers were behind podiums.  More...

Life Currents

Todd County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8

October 2-8, is National 4-H Week and Todd County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.  More...

Staples Motley royalty

Amy Hunter, Staples Motley Area Chamber president, right, presented the Staples Motley royalty members with savings bonds at a ceremony held during Railroad Days. More...

SM Early Childhood Coalition to host Little Chefs

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition will host a Little Chefs event Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Scandia Valley Town Hall from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. This event is open to children ages 0 to five and their families.  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. More...

Staples Motley School Board

Work Session  Meeting #20 August 1, 2011   CALL TO ORDER  More...