March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council updated on fire department stats

The Staples City Council heard the annual report from Fire Chief Scott Braith at their Feb. 28 meeting.  Braith said the department had 26 calls in the city and 26 rural calls during 2011. More...

Kids find they like chess competition

Noah Han started playing chess during school two years ago in fifth grade, and immediately felt like it was a game for him. “I liked the quietness of it, and how to play the game,” he said. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Dress rehearsal at Centennial Auditorium

Motley Staples Middle School recently held their dress rehearsal for “Cinderella in New York,” which will be performed March 9 and 10, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

‘Cinderella in New York’ runs March 9 and 10

MSMS play features talents of many

Motley Staples Middle School’s “Cinderella in New York” will be presented at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m.  The play (written by Wade Bradford) is set in the m More...

Snow day

Many schools throughout Central Minnesota were closed Feb. 29, due to a snowstorm that dumped approximately eight inches of snow throughout the area. More...

Letters

Relay for Life

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. More...

Current Happenings

Programs offered at Staples Public Library

STORYTELLER PAM COLLINS – MARCH 14  More...

Orchestras in concert March 12

The Staples Motley School Orchestras will present their third annual All District Orchestra Concert Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Jewish Passover presentation at Staples Assembly of God Church

“Christ in the Passover” will be presented at Staples Assembly of God Church in Staples Monday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Elia Rose Xin Jares

Elia Rose Xin Jares, 3, of Lincoln, died Feb. 29, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.  Funeral services were held on March 5 at the St. More...

Almond Drone

Almond Drone, 53, of Otsego, died March 4, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. More...

Romaine Adamietz

Romaine Domonic Adamietz, 84, of Motley died March 1, 2012 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Little Falls.  Funeral services were held March 6, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. Burial was at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY 2012 BITUMINOUS PROJECTS Closing date: March 27, 2012

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10: 00 A. M., March 27th, 2012 by the Todd County Public Works Director/ Engineer and County Auditor/ Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 for the following construction projects:   More...

S.A.P.077-607-009 S.A.P.077-621-019 S.A.P.077-628-005 C.P.77-12-01 C.P. 77-12-02 Alternate County Project - C.P. 12:74 Separate Contract - Hartford Township Project

This is an abbreviated advertisement. A full advertisement can be viewed by going to the Public Works website at http:// www.co.todd.mn.us  Loren Fellbaum, Public Works Director/Engineer Todd County   More...

NOTICE THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING

The Thomastown Township Election and Annual Meeting will be held on March 13, 2012. Election: 5:00 p.m. More...

Fire destroys Mumm’s machine shop building

Steve Mumm was working in his shop on March 3 when a fire broke out. More...

Wadena county board welcomes human resources provider

All five members of the Wadena County Board of Commissioners, as well as department heads Char West, County Auditor/ Treasurer; Paul Sailer, Director of Human Services; and Ryan Odden, County Engineer; met with newly contracted human resource service More...

Area townships go to polls Tuesday

Residents in some area townships will be going to the polls Tuesday, March 13, to elect supervisors and clerks. More...

 

News

Don Niles announces candidacy in District 9A

Wadena City Council member Don Niles announced his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 9A running as a member of the DemocraticFarmer- Labor party. More...

Renewable fertilizer, heating at ag expo

The University of Minnesota is developing a way of using wind power to create ammonia fertilizer out of water and the nitrogen in the air. More...

Former bank manager admits to stealing $80,000 from bank

On March 5 in federal court in St. Paul, the former vice president and branch manager of the Star Bank in Bertha, admitted to stealing $80,000 from the bank. More...

Opinion

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Fighting the threat of Asian carp in state

By now, readers of Outdoor News know about the imminent threat that Asian carp (including silver, bighead and black carp) pose to the precious waters of our wonderful state. Silently and steadily, they are migrating up the Mississippi River. More...

Women leading the green economy

Optimistic environmentalists believe that future generations will view the first half of the 21st century as the birth of a global green economic revolution. More...

Life Currents

Individual speech winners

The Staples Motley Speech team participated at the Walker Invitational held March 3. As a team they placed 11th out of 30 teams. There were over 500 speakers at the event. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Erika and Ian Misenko of Pillager, a baby boy, Stanley Robert weighing seven pounds four ounces on Feb. More...

Motley Staples Middle School SOM

MSMS Students of the Month were named and included in the SOM ad in the March 1 edition of the Staples World, however, several names were missed. More...

Sports

Cards advance to sub section championship

The Staple Motley girls basketball team won their first two playoff games at home against Long Prairie Grey Eagle and against Melrose at St. More...

Little success at state

It was a tough state tournament for the SM Cardinal wrestlers. They all competed hard, but things didn’t go their way. More...

Boys finish with a win

The Staples Motley boys basketball team closed out the regular season with a 67-47 win over Sebeka on March 2. More...