August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Campfire scene

Rendezvous participants talk with photo by Mark Anderson) See more Reendezvous visitors around the campfire at the Old photos on page 12a. Wadena Rendezvous. (Staples World More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

New preschool teachers

The Little Cardinals Academy (located Academy Director and Lead Teacher; in the new preschool at the Motley and preschool teachers Stacy Finck and Family Center) is now fully staffed. More...

Staffing now complete at Little Cardinals Academy

Two early childhood educators hired

Staffing is now complete for the new Little Cardinals Academy, the new full time preschool at the Motley Family Center. More...

Motley School students enjoyed summer school

A number of students participated in summer school at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School this past summer.  In Mrs. More...

Letters

A win, win situation

In response to Langseth’s article, yes indeed this is America and soldiers have fought bravely to secure the freedom we enjoy and we are so grateful for their sacrifices.  More...

Current Happenings

WoodPicks close out Music in the Park series

The WoodPicks will present the final concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.  More...

Public invited to enjoy local art and local food

The Five Wings Arts Council invites the public to meet the artists and view the exhibit, Five Wings Showcase: Visual Arts Grantees of 2011, on Monday, Aug. 20 5-7 p.m. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  The chairs of the finance, policy, facilities and curriculum committees will be available at 6:45 p.m. More...

Life Currents

Picnic at the care center

Residents of Lakewood Health System Care Center, along with their family members and friends, were treated to a picnic meal Aug. 7. More...

Edin’s painting in international show

Rose Edin, a watercolor painter from Staples has just had a painting hanging in the International Watercolor Biannual Exhibition of Shanghai, China.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jason and Allison Carry of Motley, a baby girl, Malaina Ann weighing five pounds, nine ounces on Aug. More...

Sports

Coaching duties

Alissa Ailts, the new head coach excited for what’s to come,” Ailts said of the SM volleyball team, sets some after two days of practice, “ We have balls for players on day two of p More...

Huether brings competitive spirit to tennis team

After the first day of practice with her new team, Staples Motley Tennis Coach Kayla Huether was impressed with what she saw. “The girls are hitting well, which shows they’re ready for the season to start,” she said.  More...

Ailts brings tradition to volleyball position

Having been on some top volleyball teams in Minnesota and South Dakota, Alissa Ailts brings a tradition of winning volleyball as she starts her first year as head coach of the Staples Motley volleyball team.  Ailts was a member of excellent voll More...

School board approves separation agreement with Kevin Coughlin Coughlin is ‘weighing a number of factors’

In a special board meeting Monday morning, Aug. More...

Primary Election Results

The top two candidates in these primary election county commissioner races will compete for one seat on their county board in the Nov. 6 General Election.   More...

Nine file for three seats on Staples Motley School Board

Nine candidates will vie for three spots on the Staples Motley School Board in the Nov. More...

 

News

RR Days 5K Dash keeps getting bigger

The Railroad Days Dash is becoming more and more popular each year. More...

Railroad Days Dash

Saturday, August 25   8:30 a.m. - 5K Dash   9:30 a.m. - Junior dash (free)  Pre-register by August 17 for best rates. More...

FEMA okays funds for fairgrounds

Wadena County Engineer Ryan Odden told the commissioners at their Aug. More...

Opinion

Ready for start of a great new school year

Welcome to the start of a great new school year. We are excited and ready to have our students back in classrooms the first week of September. More...

Add immunizations to your school check list

In less than a month, students throughout the state will grab their backpacks, hop on the bus and begin a new school year. More...

Keep focus on veterans

Today is neither Veterans Day nor Memorial Day - the two days each year when all Americans pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.  More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Call below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. Evening meals, call one day in advance.  Menus are subject to change.  Staples 894-2556  Serving at 11:45 a.m. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

August 17   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  August 20 - 24   VBS - STAPLES ASSEMBLY OF  GOD CHURCH Mon., Aug. 20 - Fri., Aug. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Franklin

Dorothy Ruth Franklin, 92, of Staples, died Aug. 9, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. More...

Renee Rhodes

Renee G. Rhodes, 77 of Flagstaff, Ariz. died June 19, 2012 after a short illness.  Arrangements were with the Norvel Owens Mortuary in Flagstaff.  More...

Ellen Jones

Ellen Ann Jones, 78, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, died Aug. 3, 2012.   Arrangements were with the Tilghman Funeral Home in Maple Shade, N.J.  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 POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from: August 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to September 20, 2012 at 10:00 a More...

TODD COUNTY, MN 2012 Bridge Replacements Closing date: August 28, 2012

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., August 28, 2012 by the Todd County Public Works Director/ Engineer and County Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, MN 56347 for the following construc More...