March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Garbage still a major concern of city council

The Staples City Council discussed parks, community center, water tower project, paving streets, overpass, manufacturing, trees and housing at their council planning session on March 22, but what they ended up talking the most about is garbage, explo More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Fire destroys former Meadow Brook Township Hall

About all that remains of the old Meadow Brook Township Hall are some cement steps, a flag pole and memories of days gone by.  Most everything else was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours on March 19.  More...

Motley area business owners meeting

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting Motley area business owners to a business lunch at Bricks Travel Center Tuesday, April 3, at noon.  The chamber is seeking input from area businesses.  “Come prepared to let us k More...

Red Lake man charged with murder

Sheldon James Smith, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a 22-year-old Walker man.  Cass County authorities report that on March 21, at approximately 10:15 p.m., they responded to a report of a stabbing in the More...

Letters

Inspiring teacher

I am writing in regard to the termination of Kevin Coughlin, and while I don’t know what the actual details are, I just thought I would write and tell you what he meant to me as a teacher.  More...

Justice?

With the boys tennis season starting this week, it is always an exciting time of the year. This year is extra special for the Staples Motley boys tennis team. More...

Disappointed

In the late summer of 1991, when I was teaching at Staples Motley High School, I served on an interview team to hire a new social studies teacher for the high school. More...

Calendar

Community Center

MARCH 30: LS: 7-8 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 6-7 p.m. Aqu.: 9-10 a.m., 6-7 p.m. OS: 5-5:50 p.m., 6-6:50 p.m., 7-7:50 p.m.  MARCH 31: OS: 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., 1-1:50 p.m., 2-2:50 p.m.  APRIL 1: . More...

Mark Your Calendar

March 30   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  April 2   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p. m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Joshua and Rachel Peterson of Wadena, a baby girl, Abigail Marie weighing eight pounds, nine ounces on March 16, 2012.  Born to Joseph and Kaycja Granby of Motley, a bab More...

Luft named to CLC Foundation

The Central Lakes College Foundation has welcomed four new members to its board of directors.  More...

April birthdays

APRIL BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:  Doris Hilfer, April 1; Zelda Groves, April 5; Scott Nelson, April 6; Donald Mudick, April 10; Jean Jasmer, April 11; James Johnson, April 18; Irene Kuha, April 19; Kenneth Bra More...

Sports

Eric Bounds named ‘2011 Georgia Dugout Club Assistant Coach of the Year’

Receives coaching award

Baseball has been an important part of Eric  Bounds’ life ever since he was a kid growing up in the  Staples area.  “I’m pretty sure I started playing as soon as I could stand up on my own,” Eric, the son of Mar More...

Enthusiasm on the softball diamond

Leaping catch

A young Staples Motley softball team with no seniors is taking high expectations into this season.  “ Several of the girls have had a countdown to the start of the season since the beginning of the school year,” said Coach  Bruc More...

Joerger on list of all-time greats

Blaine Joerger was named number 16 of the top 100 players in the history of the Minnesota State Basketball tournament. The list was made by the St. Paul Pioneer Press on the occasion of the tournament’s 100th anniversary.  More...

Weyer, Nypan once again top of class

Valedictorian, salutatorian

In 2009, Jenna Nypan and Megan Weyer were the valedictorian and salutatorian of Staples Motley High School. More...

Courthouse needs more improvements

The Todd County Commissioners voted to put a new $112,000 roof on the historic courthouse at their March 20 meeting. The roof will include an entirely new covering of plywood sheathing under laying attractive steel shingles. More...

 

News

Resource management class now offered for college credit

Financial gurus

Students often drop out of college because they are not prepared for the financial aspects of living on their own for the first time.  Bruce Klopfleisch teaches a financial management class at Central Lakes College in Brainerd and is helping inc More...

Chefs confirmed for ‘Savor the Moment’

Fundraiser to be held for local early childhood programs

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalistion will present “Savor the Moment,” a chef’s challenge and fundraiser for local early childhood programs, on April 14, at  Landmark Inn, Staples from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  More...

Staples included in study on postpartum depression

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota (PPSM) is conducting a research study which hopes to increase availability of pregnancy and postpartum support in rural  More...

Opinion

City water tower will be repaired this spring

The City of Staples will be commencing a major water repair and painting project in April. More...

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Current Happenings

Cultural Center seeks artists in all categories

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center announces its 16th annual Regional Art Show to be held Saturday April 28 - Wednesday May 23. This show is open to all artists working in any medium. More...

Singing with Ann Reed and company

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus under the by and about “ Women Who Changed History and direction of Rob Freelove joined Ann Reed and her Changed Our Lives.” Ann Reed’s origina More...

Old Wadena Society meeting and program to be April 15

The Old Wadena Society will hold its annual meeting and program at the Town’s Edge Restaurant, formerly T. Maxwell’s, on Highway 10 in Staples, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The meeting is free and open to the public. More...

Obituaries

Gordon Taylor

Father Gordon A. Taylor,  86, of Motley, died March 17, 2012, at Lakewood Care  Center in Staples.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. More...

Tina Motl

Tina Marie Motl, 36, of Arlington, and formerly of Eagle Bend, died March 24, 2012, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. More...