January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council thanks outgoing members

The Dec. 27 Staples City Council meeting was the last one for three council members, JoEllen Reeck, Stan Carlson and Don Flaten. More...

New Year’s baby

Todd and Amanda Hillukka of Pelican Rapids welcomed their son, Traven Isaiah, to the world Jan. 1, 2012, at 12:28 p.m. Delivered by Dr. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Sharing last year’s memories and predictions for 2012

‘Goodbye, 2011’ and ‘Hello, 2012.’  For many, a new calendar year represents a clean slate... a chance to curb some bad habits (at least for a week or two) and set positive goals for the future. More...

Backus repeat offender sentenced

Robert Arthur Litzau of Backus was sentenced Dec. 30, for violating predatory offender registration requirements and burglary of a dwelling.  According to Cass County Attorney Christopher J. More...

Sex offender notification meeting in Cushing January 11

A level three sex offender community notification meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing, beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Current Happenings

Accepting volunteers for AARP tax program

Supporting your community

Your local American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) tax coordinators are looking for volunteers with basic computer skills, a willingness to learn tax preparation basics and the software programs that compute them, and a commitment to four hour More...

Educational Opportunities

January 9   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/ refreshments provided. More...

Relay for Life seeks teams and volunteers

The American Cancer Society Staples Motley Relay for Life is seeking teams and volunteers for the Friday, June 8, evening relay.  Those wanting to make a difference are invited to help recruit teams, musicians and other entertainment, speakers, More...

Obituaries

Irving Leroy Christensen

Irving Leroy Christensen, 94, of Motley, died Jan. 04 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral Services were held Jan. 7 at Motley United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. More...

Donald Matthew Petree

Donald “Don” Matthew Petree, 81, of Staples, died Dec. 30, 2011 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service will be held and announced in this paper in the spring. Burial will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Jeffrey Madson

Jeffrey Madson, 32, of Luck, Wis., formerly of Staples, died Dec. 31, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 6 at 12 p.m. at the Staples Alliance Church. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Advertisement For Bids

City of Bertha  Owner  PO Box 65 Bertha, MN 56437   Separate sealed Bids for the construction of: 2011 Water And Wastewater System Improvements, including the following work:   More...

NOTICES

101 Card of Thanks The Family of Robert Sellnow would like to thank each and everyone of his nurses at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Central Todd County Care Center and the doctors at Lakewood for the outstanding care you gave to our dad. More...

Study recommends building hotel/pool

A 40 room hotel with a swimming pool could work in Staples, according to a market study presented at the Dec. 27 Staples Economic Development Authority meeting.  More...

Todd County Sheriff position gets pay raise

Todd County Sheriff Pete Mikkelson received a $ 2,177 salary increase at the Todd County Board of Commissioners meeting on Dec. 30. Mikkelson now earns $76,608 per year. More...

Hello, Readers,

The Staples Church of Christ will host the next  CARE meal Tuesday,  Jan. 10, from 5-6 p.m.  Meals are offered the second Tuesday of each month at participating churches. Everyone is welcome to attend.   More...

Traven Isaiah is area’s first baby of 2012

Traven Isaiah Hillukka, born at 12:28 p.m. Jan. 1, is the first baby of 2012 to be born at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. More...

 

News

Who cares for the caregivers?

With so much in the news these days about health care coverage, access and the needs of the elderly, it is important to remember that families - not social service agencies, nursing homes, or government programs - are the mainstay for older persons.& More...

A parent’s legacy - expect mistakes

At a recent half- day workshop on parenting, participants were asked about their parents’ legacy. More...

Wadena County Board approves levy

By a unanimous vote at their last scheduled meeting of the year on Dec. More...

Opinion

Moving Minnesota forward in 2012

As we turn the calendar from the holiday season, we can see that the 2012 Legislative Session is right around the corner. This year’s activity at the capitol is scheduled to be shorter; we are set to convene on Jan. More...

Political Cartoon

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What’s the cost of letting the poor go hungry?

Society’s cost for helping the poor has long been monetized, though usually in terms of payouts for such things as financial aid for children and other nutritional assistance.  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 6   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714. January 7   More...

Life Currents

Parenting for parents

Children’s behavior starts with mom and dad

Everyone is a good parent when their kids are doing well. But there will always be some trying times, some of which help define the parents.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jonathan and Michelle Nevala of Sebeka, a baby boy, Ian David weighing six pounds, nine ounces on Dec. More...

Sports

Cardinals sweep Upsala holiday tournament

The Staples Motley girls basketball team won the Upsala tournament Dec. 28- 29, defeating Melrose and Upsala. More...

Raiders from Staples

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Shooting slides in loss

Cold shooting by the Staples Motley boys basketball team made for a long night against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in a 65-33 loss on Dec. 28.  The Cardinals had one of their worst outside shooting games, making three of 22 three point attempts. More...