January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sandelin resigns as social services director

The Todd County Commissioners accepted the resignation of long time Social Services Director Frank Sandelin at their Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting. Sandelin said he has been with Todd County Social Services for thirty-one years. More...

Tentative agreement reached with teachers

A tentative contract agreement has been reached with the teachers’ union, but details won’t be released until the union members vote to ratify it.  The announcement was made at the Jan. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley man critically injured in one-vehicle accident along Hwy 10

Icy roads a factor, says MN Highway Patrol

Ted Lundberg, 72, of Motley, sustained four broken ribs and two fractured vertebrae in a one-vehicle accident just west of Motley the morning of Jan. 23. He is hospitalized at St. More...

Serious accident near Motley

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Cass Cty. Sheriff’s Office hosts ‘Community Outreach Day’ in Pillager

The Cass Cty Sheriff’s Office held its first ‘Community Outreach Day’ Jan. 12, at the Sylvan Town Hall in Pillager.  More...

Current Happenings

‘The Seduction’

“The Seduction” is one act from a full length comedy by Neil Simon based on short stories by Anton Chekov. More...

Special events planned at Sacred Heart Area School

Sacred Heart Area School (SHAS) will be celebrating what their school is about during Catholic Schools Week (CSW), Jan. 29 - Feb. 5. More...

Input on Todd Land Use Ordinance wanted

The Todd County Board of Commissioners invites public comment on proposed changes to the Todd County Land Use Ordinance. The public comment period is officially open from January 17, 2012 until February 12, 2012. More...

Life Currents

Good receives Doctor of Nursing Practice

Anthony (Tony) Good, 1994 graduate of Staples Motley High School, recently graduated from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pa., with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.  Good, the son of Tom and Annette Good of Staples, is currently emplo More...

Care Center

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDES: Jeanne Brown, Hatti La- Fontaine, Feb. 4; Geraldine Simon, Linda Beruam, Feb. 9; Byron Skeesick, Feb. 10; Marge Pearson, Feb. More...

SHAS receives donation

The Knights of Columbus, Council #1803, recently donated $4,500 to Sacred Heart Area School in Staples. The school and the Knights of Columbus collaborated on a 2012 calendar fundraiser project. More...

Sports

Big wins and small losses

Wrestlers have an up and down week

The Staples Motley wrestling team had a lot of action last week. The Cards competed in four dual meets, one on Jan. 17 against Wadena- Deer Creek and three on Jan. 21 at the Don Dravis Invitational. Against Wadena- Deer Creek the boys pulled out a More...

Cardinals set girls record with 100 point game

Sending wave after wave of players onto the floor, the Staples Motley girls basketball team kept up a rapid pace and set a school record by scoring 100 points in a 100-31 win against Park Rapids on Jan. 19.  More...

Inside the Outdoors

Legislature can’t resist wolf, baiting issues

Two weeks ago in this space, the big news was the removal of the Eastern gray wolf from the endangered species list, and the prospect of greater flexibility in Minnesota managing its own wolf population. More...

Salary hike rejected by Wadena Sheriff

Saying that he never intended to ask for a 2012 salary increase, Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr appeared before the board of commissioners at their Jan. 19 meeting to ask them to take back the raise they approved for his position on Jan. 3.  More...

Retaining wall is next project at Veterans Park

While celebrating a year of progress, board members of the All Veterans and Community Park Association looked ahead to a bigger year in 2012 at their annual meeting on Jan. More...

Dollars for Scholars auction trying new things Up, up and away

The annual Dollars for Scholars auction will have a new day, new items and a new process. On Saturday, Jan. 28, instead of the usual week day, the auction will have more silent auction items that can be bid on all day. More...

‘A Night of Theatre’ has variety, humor, surprises

A seducer with an unusual technique to win married women.  Two old women sharing their fears, their secrets and their final plans.  Improvisational theatre where characters act on suggestions from the audience; where anything can happen and More...

 

News

Staples Elementary spellers

Competitors in the Staples Elementary School fifth grade spelling bee, front row from left, Nancy O’Rourke (first place), Nick Franzen (second place), Jasmyne Myran (third place), and Kiara Sto More...

Kinship struggling to stay operational

Kinship of Todd- Wadena counties office in Staples is in the process of possibly closing the youth mentoring program. An emergency board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss that possibility.  More...

O’Rourke outlasts fellow fifth graders in bee

Perfectly spelling punishment, dangerous, enormous, siren, gouge and vertical, Nancy O’Rourke placed first in the Staples Elementary School fifth grade spelling bee on Jan. 19.  More...

Opinion

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Reforming government for better services and job environment

A couple of decades ago Governor Rudy Perpich listed the goals of the legislative session as “Jobs – Jobs – Jobs.” Twenty years later, the Minnesota Republican Majority echoes the goal: “Jobs - Jobs - Jobs.”  More...

Loss of tax credit hits rural Minnesotans hard

A report by the nonpartisan House Research Department shows that the elimination of the Market Value Homestead Credit has caused property taxes to rise precipitously across the state, hitting outstate landowners especially hard.  More...

Calendar

Educational Opportunities Mark Your Calendar

January 30   ‘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...

Crow Wing Calendar

February 2  TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) # 452 OF MOTLEY meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Motley. For info., 218-352-6435.  February 7  7TH & 8TH GRADE INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT, Tues., Feb. More...

Obituaries

William "Bill" Dodge Jr.

William "Bill" of Motley, died Jan. 25, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be held Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley. Visitations will be one hour prior to services at the church. More...

Dennis Ahrens

Dennis Ahrens, 68, of rural Staples, died Jan. 29, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena. visitation is one hour prior to services. More...

Lucile Nichols

Lucile Agnes Nichols, 96, of Willmar, formerly of Crosby, died Jan. 22, 2012 at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.  More...

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