April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County board approves highway bids

Getting ready for the 2012 road construction -7season, County Engineer Ryan Odden appeared before the Wadena County Board at its April 10 meeting to ask for approval of the low bids for three highway department contracts for 2012.  More...

Offering a hand for veterans

William Guelker, a World War II veteran from Staples, shakes hands with Staples Elementary students who lined up in front of their school to greet the veterans going on the Honor Flight. See more photos from the Honor Flight on page 2a. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Mike Lorber continues to gain strength after infection nearly takes his life

Benefit for Motley man is Saturday, April 28, at Casino church

He thought he just had the flu, Mike Lorber said, recounting the beginning symptoms of an illness which doctors would soon discover to be a life-threatening infection.  An infection which would lead to his spending over 78 days in a number of ho More...

Adding to the tattoo

Mike Lorber of Motley, pictured with his wife, Sandy, points to a tattoo which symbolically tells the story of the times he believes God saved his life.  More...

Jam session

Fiddlers of all ages participated in a jam session at the conclusion of the Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager April 14. More...

Current Happenings

‘My Favorite Things’

A storm may be raging outside, but Maria musically calms the VonTrapp children with a listing of her favorite things in “The Sound of Music” to be presented by the Staples Motley High School music department at Centennial Auditorium, Stap More...

‘The Sound of Music’ opens tonight

Performances April 19, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Matinee April 22 at 2 p.m.

Let the high school musical take you back in time and across the ocean to Austria when the world is just on the brink of war.  Creatively, the Centennial Auditorium in Staples is transformed for the famous Rogers and Hammerstein musical “T More...

Colla Voce auditions April 23, 30

Girls currently in third - sixth grade are eligible to participate in Colla Voce girls choir.  Auditions for the 2012 -  2013 season will be held on the following dates (pick one location): o Monday, April 23, after school from 3:34 - 5:45 More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 19   LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM’S HOME CARE AND HOSPICE PROGRAM/ MEDICAL MARKETPLACE - OPEN HOUSE Thurs., April 19, 2:30 - 5 p.m., celebrating their new space, located at 720 Commerce Rd., Suite 2, Long Prairie. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Stanek

Dennis J. Stanek, 70, of Motley, died April 14, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services were held April 18 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley with Father Joseph Korf officiating. More...

Richard Pankratz

Richard R. Pankratz, 83, of Staples, died April 12, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.  Funeral services were held April 17 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Roxie Griffith

Roxie Winnifred Tidrick Griffith, 92, of Lovell, Wyo. died April 14, 2012 at New Horizans Nursing Home.  Funeral services have taken place and no services are planned at her request. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Todd County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on April 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: March 22, 2012   YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...

NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING MOTLEY PUBLIC CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the Motley Public Cemetery Association will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in the meeting room at the Motley City Hall. The meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m.  More...

School board approves cuts, retirements

Nursing positions saved, other cuts coming

The Staples Motley School Board approved a revised list of cuts at their April 16 meeting.  Included in the cuts are a reduction in Greg Robinson’s industrial arts position from a two-thirds to a one-third time position, cutting one machin More...

Making way for the overpass

A chipper grinds its way through the trees cleared for the coming overpass project, while equipment on the other side sits ready to connect the two sides with a bridge over Highway 10 and the railroad lines. More...

Groundbreaking ceremony for overpass is Friday

A ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Staples North/South Corridor with Railroad Overpass Project is set for April 20 at 2 p.m on the project site adjacent to 2nd Avenue.  The ceremony will involve United States Representative Colli More...

 

News

Honor Flight 2012 creates good memories

Honor Flight 2012   More...

In the ditch

Slush covered roadways contributed to a two-vehicle collision April 16, at the intersection of Cty Rd 7 and 277th Ave southeast of Staples. More...

Prescription drug take back day set in Staples

On Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Todd County Citizens Against Drugs Coalition will be hosting Prescription Drug Take Back events at three locations in Todd County.  More...

Opinion

Analyzing the policy instead of the politics

After an intensely partisan year-long debate, the  Minnesota Legislature has decided to turn the future of the state’s election system over to the public, which will vote in November on a constitutional amendment that would require voters More...

Letters

March campaign food rally

The Staples Area Food Shelf had a successful March campaign. We received $24,002.72 and 2,744 pounds of food. As the food came in, it was put on the shelves and was given out as fast as it came in—what a great help to us. More...

Honor Flight

To the communities of Staples, Motley, Aldrich, Leader, Baxter, Brainerd, Wadena, Nisswa, Aitkin, Emily, Browerville and Westbrook “We did it.” Let us collectively remember that April 11-14, 2012, we showed in many different ways our love More...

Sexual assault awareness

A long evening walk to gather my thoughts and listen to the crickets, brings me such peace. The setting sun so peaceful and stunning in color. What a wonderful way to end each day .  More...

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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...

Life Currents

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/anniversary party was held at Staples Community Center in the senior citizen’s room April 10 with 34 members attending. Ten people celebrated their special days. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kimberly Cigelske and Joseph Paulson of Wadena, a baby boy, Jaden Joseph weighing eight pounds, 14 ounces on April 6, 2012.  Born to Kristopher and Teneesa Mumm of Browe More...

Honor Roll additions

Two names were inadvertently omitted from the Staples Motley High School Honor Roll received by the Staples World.  Aryn Ladd, grade 12, should have been included on the A Honor Roll and MiKayla Olander, grade 10, should have been on the B Honor More...

Sports

Swinging in the rain

Throwing strikes

Rainy, cold, windy weather did not dampen the Staples Motley softball team’s bats as they slugged out 16 hits in a 15-1 opening day win against Otter Tail  Central.  “We weren’t sure what to expect with this being our firs More...

Cardinal baseball starts with wild weather tourney

After a cold weather cancellation last week, the Staples Motley baseball team started off the 2012 season with the Park Rapids Invitational tournament on April 13-14.  On April 13 the boys had to play in some nasty conditions but still were able More...

Trout opener a step into spring

If “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” then that may be one of the best reasons why anglers like me consider mid-April’s statewide opening of stream trout fishing an important event. More...