January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples city committees

The Staples City Council approved the following committee appointments at their Jan. 10 meeting: o Public Works Commission: Roy Miles, Bruce Nelsen, Jeff Spandl, Mary Theurer. More...

Strickland named as Rural Nurse of the Year

Citing her enthusiasm, kindness and determination to make a difference, the March of Dimes Minnesota Chapter awarded Jennifer Strickland its 2011 Rural Health Nurse of the Year Award. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Sharing concerns

Chief Deputy Tom Ploofs (far left) with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Offi ce, helped facilitate a notification meeting recently at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing in regard to level three s More...

Cushing residents voice concerns at sex offender notification meeting

At least 50 people attended a notification meeting at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing Jan. 11, to learn about a level three sexual offender - Dustin Gene Ayres - who was moving into their neighborhood the next day.  More...

Contractor requests added payment for Motley street improvements

The 2011 Street and Utility Improvements Project in Motley is nearly finished... except for a change order request from the project’s contractor (in the amount of $77,875.62) which still needs to be resolved.  More...

Current Happenings

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...

Educational Opportunities

January 23  ‘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...

Improv theatre comes to Staples

Justin Edin and Lamplighter Community Theatre will offer a free class in improvisational theatre from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1000 4th St. More...

Obituaries

Marie L. Ellestand

Marie L. Ellestad, 76, of Pillager, died Jan. 17, 2012 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. Funeral services were held on Jan. 21 at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Lorraine Hanson

Lorraine Margaret Hanson, 89, of Staples, died Jan. 21, 2012 at Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples where she has lived for the past three years. Services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. More...

Jeanne Beaver

Jeanne Louise Beaver, 83, of Verndale, died Jan. 1, 2012 at the Harmony House in Motley. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, at Hope Chapel in rural Verndale with Pastor Neal Malcore officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Verndale. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on December 20, 2011   CALL TO ORDER  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: January 4, 2012   YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...

Scholarship boosts Haglin to China

Dollars for Scholars auction is Jan. 28

Brandon Haglin plans to go a long way with the gift he has received, all the way to China and back. More...

Search for new police chief has begun

Staples City Administrator Nate Mathews told the city council that the Staples Police Chief job has been posted. At the Jan. 10 meeting, Mathews said the start date for the position would be in April or May.  More...

‘We thought it was April’

On January 10 RoAnn Trout’s fifth grade class at Sacred Heart Area School decided the 50 degree weather was nice enough to hold their social studies class outside. More...

CLC co-sponsors Local Foods College sessions

Central Lakes College, through its Agriculture and Energy Center, is a co-host for seven sessions for farmers to increase the production of local foods in the region by building production and business management skills.  More...

Tense situation resolved in Wadena County

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call of threats being made shortly after 7 p.m. Jan. 11. The call originated on 3rd St. NE in the city of Sebeka.  More...

 

News

Making Honor Flight possible

The $10,000 check presentation from the SE Minnesota Honor Flight of Rochester, to the Central Minnesota Honor Flight sponsored by the Staples Host Lions, represented by Frank Odell. More...

Flamenco dance show ‘warms a winter night’

The Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company will perform on the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s concert series at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Jan. More...

Wadena Center for the Arts opening Jan. 21

Join Open Book and the  Harvest Thyme Bistro, for a new ‘Center for the Arts’ opening mid- January in the Bernauer Building in Wadena.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Where are all the bees?

My name is Noah Han. I am in Troop 61 of the Staples Motley Boy Scouts. I am working on a requirement to become an Eagle Scout.  More...

National Stalking Awareness Month

Have you ever had the eerie feeling that someone is watching you or that someone is following you?  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 20  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  January 21  STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Sat., 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Dylan and Kayla Huhn of Wadena, a baby boy, Josiah Christopher, weighing seven pounds, one ounce on Jan. 12, 2012. More...

Student Achievements

NICHOLAS TROUT, Motley, has been named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Mary, in Bismarck, N.D. To qualify, students must earn a 3.50 grade point average while carrying at least 12 credit hours.  More...

5 generations

On Thanksgiving Day, five generations gathered together at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. More...

Sports

Petrich earns three pins, gets 100th win at Kimball

The Staples Motley Wrestlers took on some tough competition last week at the Kimball Tournament on Jan. 14. More...

Cards demonstrate scoring touch, are first in Mid State Conference

The Staples Motley girls basketball team shot 60 percent in their win over Holdingford 86-62 on Jan. More...

In the post

Jordan Wick posts up a Detroit Lakes player in the first half of the Jan. 10 game. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...