August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Roller coaster team

Garrett Carlson sits on the floor while Ashley Mitchell, Gary Kittelson and Haylee Wold get ready to test the roller coaster they built. More...

Dawn Timbs earns national writing award

Dawn Timbs, reporter for the Staples World, has earned an award from the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.  Timbs received an honorable mention in the Best Feature Story category in a non-daily division for her sto More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Construction on Eledredge Street

Crews worked Aug. 3, along Eledredge Street in Motley, one of the streets included in the 2012 Streets and Utilities Improvements Project. More...

Streets improvements project in Motley has begun

The 2012 Street and Utility Improvements Project in Motley is going well and is on target, says Steve Rugroden, Project Observer with Widseth, Smith and Nolting (WSN),  “Construction started two weeks ago,” he said Aug. More...

Motley City offices filings still open

Filings for Motley City offices will remain open until Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m.  Terms open for filing include: o One (1) - two (2) year term for mayor o Two (2) - four (4) year terms for council.  More...

Letters

Motley Music Festival

Thanks to all the people and sponsors who donated to the fireworks on Saturday night. They were impressive and were a great part of the fifth annual Motley Two Rivers Music Festival production. An illumination to light up the skies over Motley.  More...

In response to Arlene Ludovissie’s letter

Yes, there are some “slumlords” in Staples. There are some reasons for that. Property taxes are extremely high, low income families and individuals need housing and don’t always want to live in subsidized housing.  More...

Current Happenings

Music in the Park presents Nathan Beard

Nathan Beard will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.  More...

Staples Railroad Days participation forms due

The parade, chili cook-off, car show and vendor or information booths are just a few of the ways the public can participate in Staples Railroad Days set for Aug. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Russell Wetherell

Russell Wetherell 94 of Staples died Aug. 5, 2012 at Lakewood Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples with Pastor Neal Malcore officiating. More...

Sports

Lumberbats season ends at regional tournament

The Lumberbats 2012 season came to an end August 4, with the team making a region tournament appearance for the second straight season.  The Bats played the Detroit Lakes Angels, on Aug. More...

Attend wrestling technique camp

Staples Motley wrestlers recently attended a four day Technique Camp put on by U of M Golden Gopher Wrestling team members and coaches. More...

Junior hitters

Junior hitters in the Staples Motley summer rec tennis program learned the basic strokes with the turn-plant-stepfollow through on all shots, and had fun playing Simon Says, Rapid Fire and Stay Out Of Jail. Carnival day was the last day.  More...

Lyme disease awareness movie Aug. 13

A free showing of “Under Our Skin,” an award winning documentary about Lyme disease, will be shown Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) building in Staples, 202 12th Street NE.  More...

Local races contested in primary election Aug. 14

County commissioner races will be narrowed down to two candidates in each race at the Tuesday, Aug. 14 primary election. The Staples Motley area has two such races, with candidate responses in each race listed below. More...

Summer school teaches more than facts

The Staples Elementary School secretaries must have gone home feeling good last week, because the first item on the Summer School  Treasure Hunt 2012 was “Go to our school secretary and tell her how nice she looks using an adjective in a s More...

 

News

Three file for Staples Motley School Board

Incumbents Chad Longbella and Paul Anderson have joined new candidate Bryan Winkels, Staples, as candidates for a positions on the Staples Motley School Board.  Three people will be elected for terms of four years each. More...

Two arrested for possession of meth

The Staples Police assisted a Todd County Deputy in the arrest in Staples of Robert Cameron, 37, and Howard Weekley, 40, Friday evening, Aug. More...

Susan Smith’s music career produces hit song in Ireland

Nashville singer- songwriter Susan Smith, a former Motley resident, recently had one of her songs recorded by Irish recording artist James Kilbane.  More...

Opinion

Prepare for new school year; reflect on past achievements

As the new school year approaches and summer concludes, I want to take this time and reflect on all of our accomplishments from the previous school year.  More...

Raising minimum wage is good for business

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce supported the last increase in the federal minimum wage on July 2009 and we believe another raise is overdue. More...

Your Vote Counts

Next Tuesday, Aug.  14, is primary election day across Minnesota.  This is the opportunity for the political parties to choose who will run for office in the general election in November. 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 10   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  August 12   THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOC. MTG Sun. Aug. More...

Life Currents

After the service

Pastor Dan Johnson (far right) chatted with members of the Casino Assembly of God congregation following the morning service Aug. 5. More...

Casino Assembly of God Church to celebrate 90th anniversary Aug. 11-12

Countless hymns have been sung, sermons delivered and believers baptized at Casino Assembly of God  Church since it was first established in 1922.  The church will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a variety of events starting Saturday, A More...

Still worshiping after all these years

The congregation at Casino Assembly of God Church sang several songs of praise at their service Aug. 5. Although the musical style may have changed since the church was incorporated 90 years ago, the message remains the same. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP PRIMARY ELECTION AND AUGUST TOWN MEETING

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Villard Township, County of Todd, State of Minnesota, that the Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Villard Town Hall in Philbrook. Polls will More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 77-PR-12-790

In Re: Estate of JEANE R. SUHAJDA, Decedent.  NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT   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...