June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CLC is part of $3 million science grant

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, is a partner in a regional center of excellence receiving nearly $3 million to educate and train manufacturing technicians. More...

Deep into summer

Matthew Iaquinto checks his net while catching tadpoles at a small pond on the southeast side of Staples. Iaquinto said he also caught a few minnows, but the frogs were too quick to catch. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

The Roe Family Singers

Described as a ‘Good Time, Old the band’s website at www.RoeFamilySingers. Time Hillbilly Band,’ the Roe Family Singers com. More...

Pillager Fair, July 5-8, ‘something for all ages’

Roster of events includes music, Mudd Run, fiddler’s contest, midway, fireworks and more

The 114th annual Cass County Fair in Pillager will be held Thursday, July 5 - Sunday, July 8, at the fairgrounds in Pillager.  Featuring top-notch music, contests, horse judging, a midway carnival, food booths and a variety of exhibits, the &lsq More...

Motley UMC makes birthing kits for Haiti midwives

Birthing kits assembled in Motley will soon be used in Haiti to assist in the delivery of newborn babies.  “I believe we put together a total of 145 kits,” said Jomyla Choate, one of several Motley United Methodist Church members who More...

Letters

Pine Grove Park

I am always impressed by our beautiful Pine Grove Park. As I drove through the park on June 17 I was admiring the beautiful tall straight white pine trees. More...

Defense of Marriage Amendment

Recently anti-marriage supporters confronted me at the Little Falls Dam Festival. I want to explain why the Defense of Marriage Amendment is on the ballot and why I’m voting yes.  More...

Current Happenings

New garden at the care center

Helen Grove and Margaret Giese that was easier to work on. More...

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ auditions are July 8

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council auditions for Prairie Fire children’s Theatre’s original musical production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” will be held on Sunday, July 8 at 5 p.m. More...

Looking for a day trip? Visit Pine Grove Zoo

The Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls is one of the area’s great bonding spots for grandparents and grandchildren. More...

Life Currents

Moenkedick, Mertens

Molly Moenkedick and Luke Mertens were united in marriage on April 20, 2012, at Sacred Heart Church in Staples, with Father Leo Moenkedick offi ciating.  Parents of the couple are Vicki and the late Nick Moenkedick of Bertha; and Creig and Ione More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Josh and Alisha Winter of Staples, a baby boy, Joshua Karl, Jr. More...

Sisters connect with Staples history

The Jackson sisters, from left, Lillian Jackson. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

CITY OF STAPLES

2011 DRINKING WATER REPORT   More...

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP

The Villard Town Board will hold a Hearing on July 10, 2012 beginning at 6:45 p.m. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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. More...

Airport Road construction

This view is looking to the southeast at the new portion of Airport Road which runs south of Warner Road west of the track and ball field near Staples Elementary School. The extension of Summit Ave. More...

Auditor’s report clears Burkett of wrongdoing

Towards the end of the June 19 county board meeting, County Board Chair Gerry Ruda read aloud a preliminary report received via email from the independent auditor the board hired to review County Administrator Nathan Burkett’s credit card trans More...

Renovated courthouse ready for business

The next meeting of the Todd County Board will take place in the newly renovated Historic Courthouse on July 3 at 9 a.m. All succeeding meetings will take place there.  More...

 

News

Todd County Board supports Eagle Bend senior center grant

At the June 19 board meeting, Todd  County Commissioners voted to support the county’s application, prepared by administrator Nathan Burkett, for a major grant to renovate the vacant Eagle Bend  High School building for use as a senio More...

Mobile art at Staples Public Library

Jess Cavazos, a mobile artist from wheat symbols. More...

Enrollment numbers at school on the rise

Kindergarten increases at Motley and Staples

Strong numbers were projected for 2012-2013 kindergarten enrollment at both Staples and Motley Elementary schools at the Staples Motley School Board meeting held on June 18. More...

Opinion

Bionic Todd County: cheaper, faster, better

The County’s value of Community  More...

State health care leaders send letter to Minnesotans

Soon, there will be a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that will have significant ramifications for health care in the United States and Minnesota. 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...

Minn Aqua Fishing Day Camp July 16

Calling all kids grades three through sixth to come join the MN DNR MinnAqua staff for an exciting day of exploring Minnesota’s aquatic resources on July 16 at the Spirit Lake Beach in Menahga from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

June 29   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  July 2   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Community Center

FRIDAY, JUNE 29: Fitness Center: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lap Swim: 7-8 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 6-7 p.m. Aquacise: 8-9 a.m., 6-7 p.m. Open Swim: 4-4:50 p.m., 5-5:50 p.m., 7-7:50 p.m.  SATURDAY, JUNE 30: Closed  SUNDAY, JULY 1: Closed  More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Williams

Kathleen Williams, 88 of Staples, died June 26, 2012 at Lakewood Health System, Staples.  Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.   More...

Gary Leppanen

Gary D. Leppanen, 66, of Staples, died June 23, 2012 in Hinckley. A private family gathering was held in Sandstone. Arrangements were with the Methven Funeral Home, Sandstone. Gary was born Aug. 4, 1945 in Hibbing to Emil and Mamie Leppanen. More...

Sports

Preserve your time on the water and afield

I’m not especially good at keeping resolutions. I’m also not the best at following my own advice. But, as proof that it is possible to teach an old dog a new trick, this year I have followed through and have kept a fishing journal.  More...

Lumberbats holding on with weekend split

The Staples Lumberbats split a pair of games this past weekend to hold on to their record in the Lake & Pine League, at 5-4. They lost on June 23 11-4 to the division rival Nimrod Gnats. More...

Babe Ruth action

Staples Motley Babe Ruth League World photos by Mark Anderson) baseball action from June 20. (Staples More...