June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena commissioners send architect back to the drawing board

At their June 5 meeting, Wadena County Commissioners received a report from architect Tony Stoll of BHH Partners, Perham, with a cost estimate for the proposed new security entrance at the Wadena County Courthouse.  More...

Relay For Life brings in $26,500 to fight cancer

The June 8 Staples Motley Area Relay For Life raised $26,507 for the American Cancer Society.  Top fundraising teams were Deanna’s Diamonds with $9,197, Bosom Buddies with $5,085, Staples Express Bakery with $3,158 and Lakewood Health Syst More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Ready for the ride

Horse-drawn wagon rides were offered Champ and Chad. During the ride, Booth during the Sylvan Township Centennial pointed out historical sites, including the Celebration June 9. More...

Sylvan Township’s Centennial celebrated in style

Temperatures in the mid-90’s didn’t keep people from traveling to the Pillager area June 9, to celebrate Sylvan Township’s Centennial.  More...

MS Middle School honor roll

A-Honor Roll  Sixth Grade   Anna Bloomquist, Reid Busker, Zachary Carlson, Alexandra Davis, Haley Dietman, James Ehresman, Alex Erickson, Kelsi Peterson, Calie Schweninger, Kassidy White, Claire Wolhowe.  Seventh Grade   More...

Current Happenings

Local theatre groups share many firsts

In the production of ‘A Walk in the Woods’

The Madhatters Community Theatre of Wadena and the Lamplighter Community Theatre of Staples are collaborating for the first time on a production this summer called, “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing.  More...

Bruce the Bug Guy

Staples Library Tuesday,June 19

Bruce the Bug Guy will be at the Staples Public Library on Tuesday, June 19 from 4 to 5 p.m., presenting his Bug Show for an audience of children of all ages. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Motley school/Motley Family Center.  The chairs of the finance, policy, facilities and curriculum committees will be available at 6:45 p.m. More...

Life Currents

‘Lamp Camp Showcase’

Participants of Lamp Camp (a week-long drama workshop sponsored by Lamplighter Community Theatre in Staples) performed a ‘Lamp Camp Showcase’ June 9, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Old-time camp meeting

A special Sunday evening service was held at the Oylen Tabernacle June 10, complete with music from yesteryear and a sermon preached by Pastor Steve Hammer, assistant to the District Superintendent o More...

Schaefer to celebrate 100th birthday

Staples Native Matilda (Lorenzen) Schaefer will celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, June 23 at St. John Cantius Church in St. Cloud.  Schaefer grew up in Staples but has lived in the same house in St. Cloud for the past 80 years. More...

Sports

State champion

Beachy is first in 100m hurdles, second in 300

All during the track season Jaelin Beachy had expected to be stronger in the 300 meter hurdles, with the 100 meter hurdles her secondary event. More...

Huber places at state track meet in long jump, high jump

Brian Huber saved his best jumps for the last meet of the year, finishing third in the state long jump and fifth in the high jump. Huber also competed in the 100 meter dash but did not qualify for the finals.  More...

Solway/Suess, Hirschey/ Coughlin compete at state tourney

Both Staples Motley doubles teams were eliminated in the second round of the Minnesota State Boys Tennis Tournament on June 7.  In the opening round, Josh Solway and Shane Suess beat Benjamin Hageman and Sam Wittwer of Foley 6-3, 6-4.  More...

Administrator blocked from county records during investigation

Controversy over the audit of Todd County Administrator Nathan  Burkett’s financial transactions resulted in an invitation from the county board to Todd County Attorney Chuck Rasmussen to attend the Tuesday June 5 board meeting.  Coun More...

Todd County meeting illegal? Probably not

The Todd County Board of Commissioners has had a tough time of it lately.  The board is awaiting the results of an audit to see if the county administrator misused county funds, attempts to fudge statutory procedures and some commissioners have More...

Survivors remember

Dave Fabian checks out the luminaries or in memory of a cancer victim. See on the walkway with other cancer more photos on page 7a. (Staples World survivors during the survivor’s lap. More...

 

News

PeeWee power

Players practicing during the first week of the Staples Motley Summer Rec PeeWee League were, top, Klaire Storry hitting the ball and Elsa Aslakson, right, staying low to catch a ground ball. More...

Getting their kicks

Youth soccer started on June 11, with around 50 kids participating in the two leagues. Soccer is being played Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. for grades 1-3 and 10 a.m. for grades 4-6. More...

North/South Corridor and Overpass construction update

Mike Klasen, construction services with WSB & Associates, Inc., has provided the following update for the work to be done in the next couple of weeks on the North/South Corridor and Overpass project. More...

Opinion

The minimum wage: 100 years later

June marks the 100 year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. More...

Minnesotans work their way into poverty

The unemployment rate in Minnesota has dropped to 5.8 percent, more Minnesotans are finding jobs; yet, more Minnesota children - and their parents - are slipping into poverty.  More...

World Elder Abuse awareness day - June 15

“ My Wo rl d … Yo u r World…Our World-Free of Elder Abuse”. Show the world you care about ending Elder Abuse and Neglect by wearing purple on June 15 in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).  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...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

June 15   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  June 18   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Lowell J. Hulett

Lowell J. Hulett, 66, of Leader, died June 13, 2012 near his home. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 18 at 11 a.m., at the Motley Free Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, at the church. More...

Dorleen Ruth VanDorn

Dorleen Ruth VanDorn, 84 of Proctor, died June 1, 2012, surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Cloquet Gospel Tabernacle, 1400 Washington Ave., Cloquet, with a luncheon to follow. More...

Jayme Anderson

Jayme Anderson, 38, of Champlin, died May 26, 2012 in St. Paul. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Church of St. Gerard in Brooklyn Park. Jayme was born Dec. 24, 1973 in Fridley. He married Cristi Wonders of Staples on Sept. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

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...

WADENA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC NOTICE  APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT   More...

PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND PATENT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND PATENT Re: property located at 23960 County 20 Browerville, Minnesota 56438.  Complete notice can be viewed at City Hall, 615 Lake Street S., Long Prairie, MN 56347.  20-23pnp   More...