August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Blonigan argues for his property

David Blonigan isn’t willing to call his yard a nuisance. More...

Garbage haulers share concerns

Lona and Lert Zander, owners of Long Prairie Sanitation Service, brought their concerns about the draft of the fourcounty Solid Waste Management Ordinance to the Wadena County Board at the July 26 board meeting.  More...

Winkels files for Staples Motley School Board

Bryan Winkels, Staples, filed as a candidate for a seat on the Staples Motley School Board on July 31, the day the filing period opened.  Affidavits of candidacy are available at the district office at 202 Pleasant Ave. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Fans of ‘Tami & the Bachelor’

Several Motley High School alumni attended the Two Rivers Music Fest in Motley to support their classmate, 1975 MHS graduate Tami (Kraft) Barnett, who performed at the festival July 28, as part of th More...

Motley’s 125th anniversary celebrated at Two Rivers Music Fest

What better time to celebrate Motley’s 125th anniversary than at the annual Two Rivers Music Fest?   “It’s been a great weekend,” said Larry Beckner, one of the event organizers and member of the festival board. More...

Toe-tappin’ music

The Wayne Renn Band from Staples took the stage July 28, at the Two Rivers Music Fest in Motley. More...

Letters

Outstanding Fair

The Todd County Council on Aging representing all eight senior centers in Todd County wishes to take the opportunity to recognize the Todd County Fair Board for the outstanding time and effort it takes to make the Todd County Fair a success. More...

Support Hands of Hope

Many people in Todd County know me as a pastor as I have been involved in church ministry in Todd County since 1998, in one form or another.  More...

Current Happenings

Volunteering at Living Legacy Gardens

Volunteers are always appreciated asked to contact Becky Roelofs at 218- at Living Legacy Gardens, a public 397-2562. These are just a few of the garden just north of Staples. More...

‘No Refund’ to perform at Music in the Park

No Refund will present a concert in the  Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.  More...

Motorcyclists hit the road in support of area seniors

A number of area motorcyclists will descend on the Lakewood Health System Care Center on Saturday, Sept. 8 to help raise money to support and give back to seniors in our service areas.  More...

Obituaries

Esther Dailey

Esther J. Dailey, 90, of Wadena, died July 28, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the Oylen CMA Church. More...

Phyllis Young

Phyllis M. Young, 89, of Staples, July 23, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.  Funeral services were held July 30 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Boyd Markfelder

Boyd Keith Markfelder, 92, of Richland, Wash. died July 26, 2012 at his home.  Memorial services were held July 30 at Memories at Sunset Event Center, Richland. 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. More...

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. More...

Todd County Notice of Public Accuracy Testing

The public is welcome to observe the Public Accuracy Testing of Election Machines for the Primary Election. Testing will be held on August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. More...

City to clean up nuisance property-again

After cleaning up a property in Staples in April, less than four months later the City of Staples approved a notice for abatement to remove trash from the property again. The home, at 823 U.S. More...

Bike trail plan hits the lottery

By this time next year, Staples could have nearly four miles of bike trails, running from the south side of the overpass to the Living Legacy Gardens, with another spur of the trail going to the Central Lakes College main campus in Staples.  More...

Old Wadena Rendezvous bringing back popular groups

Two of the more popular singing groups from past years will again highlight the entertainment schedule for the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folk Music Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12 at the Old Wadena County Park northwest of Sta More...

Motley loves a parade

A few hundred people lined 3rd Avenue in Motley July 28, for the annual Two Rivers Music Fest parade, which featured several floats, fire trucks, police cars, color guard, strolling politicians and a More...

 

News

Tower logo unveiled

The Historic Staples logo is now shining bright on the water tower as the finished logo was unveiled on July 30. More...

Workforce concerns get closer look at SEDA

The Staples Economic Development Authority discussed the challenges of aligning workforce training with manufacturing needs in the area.  Economic Development Director Jerel Nelsen said he has been at meetings with officials from Central Lakes C More...

Browerville school investigation results in criminal charges

What had originally been considered hazing incidents in the Browerville boys sports programs turned out to be a pattern of behavior by one team member.  Seth Kellen has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct for incidents t More...

Opinion

Child support program in Todd County is successful

August is the month that we take time to recognize the difficult work of our Todd County Child Support workers and County Attorney’s office. Our thanks to them for their tireless efforts to assist the families on their case loads.  More...

Impact on rural areas of Voter ID Amendment

This November, Minnesota residents will be asked to decide whether voters should be required to present valid, government issued photographic proof of identity prior to casting a ballot.  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

August 3   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  August 5   More...

Life Currents

Back from Camp RYLA

Blake Miller, left, Browerville, and Josie Nanik, Staples, were sponsored by the Staples Rotary Club to attend Camp RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp held recently in Crookston. More...

Engagement

Tracey Dullinger, daughter of Gary and Sherry Dullinger of Staples; and Cole Hooey, son of Wayne and Shirley Hooey of Lakota, N.D., announce their engagement.  Tracey is a 2005 graduate of Staples Motley High School and a 2009 graduate of North More...

Students spend week at leadership camp

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards ( RYLA) Camp was recently held on the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus. More...

Sports

Controlling invasives begins with believing

Inside the Outdoors

We were relaxing in lawn chairs overlooking the lake after dinner, complimenting the chef on a meal whose centerpiece was panfried sunfi sh. More...

Babe Ruth league

First baseman Kyle Serich snares the ball for an out in a Babe Ruth League baseball game earlier this year. More...

Pine Grove Park baseball improvements

Community leaders and baseball players gathered at Pine Grove Park for a baseball game and to recognize the contribution of the Minnesota Twins and community groups to make improvements to the field. More...