October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

School board candidates to meet at forum

The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation is hosting a forum for school board candidates Monday, Oct. 22, from 7:30-9 p.m. More...

Homecoming court

The Staples Motley homecoming royalty surround queen Rebecca Pugsley and Zach Schmitz after the crowning on Oct. 8. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley City candidates answer questions Duane Solga

Five Motley residents are vying for city offices.  More...

Totaled vehicle

The 2010 Ford Taurus pictured above was totaled after it rear-ended a pickup truck at an intersection just south of Motley Oct. 7. More...

Two injured in vehicle collision near Motley

An Albertville couple was injured when their Ford Taurus rear-ended a Dodge Ram truck just south of Motley the morning of Oct. 7.  More...

Letters

Supporting Kurt Bills

Amy Klobuchar seems like a nice person, but her ad claiming responsibility for saving car dealerships and related jobs is an example of crony capitalism at its worst and indicative of what’s holding back our economy.  More...

Let’s Continue Standing for Our Values

In 2010 I was elected to serve Morrison and Crow Wing counties in the Minnesota Senate.  After redistricting, I chose to serve SD-9; Morrison, Todd, Wadena and Cass. More...

Current Happenings

Scouts doing food drive in Kaste’s memory

Every time the Staples Motley Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts brought in the donations from their annual food drive, Glynn Kaste was right there weighing the food and helping stock it on the shelves. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Motley media center.  The chairs of the finance, policy, facilities and curriculum committees will be available at 6:45 p.m. More...

Educational Opportunities

October 15   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Obituaries

Betty McGillivray

Betty Jane McGillivray, 87, of Frazee and formerly of Staples, died Oct. 4, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee.  Funeral services were held Oct. 7 at the Congregational Church in Staples. More...

Carolyn Held

Carolyn Arneson Held, 72, of Lake Shamineau, died Oct. 7, 2012 at her home.  More...

John Riggs

John Riggs, 80, of Staples, died Oct. 4, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held Oct. 8 at the Staples Church of Christ. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on September 18, 2012   More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: OTHER CIVIL: DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION  File No.: 77-CV-12-946  WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.  Plaintiff, vs. STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION; SHANE LEWIS PEDERSON, STA More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA ANOKA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File Number: 02-0CV-12-5101 CASE TYPE: Change of Name  NOTICE OF HEARING  Courtney Lee Vardas 6546 Lucia LN NE Fridley, MN 55432   More...

Opening ceremony is Oct. 17

Bridge, road, open Oct. 22

A ceremony to celebrate the grand opening for the Staples North/South Corridor with Railroad Overpass Project will take place on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m., just south of the new bridge on Front Street.  More...

Overpass is welcome sight after ambulance experience

Among the many stories of being stuck at the Staples railroad crossing, Lacey Martinson has one of the most chilling.  More...

Candidates to face off

Candidates hoping to represent the interests of residents in Todd County will face off in a candidate forum Oct. 24 from 7-9 p.m. More...

 

News

Award recipients give thanks

A large crowd filled the tables at the Town’s Edge banquet hall to honor four individuals, one business and one local organization for the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Awards Celebration.  More...

Todd Board approves zoning amendments

At its Oct. 2 meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on two proposed amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance intended to reduce the number of septic inspections triggered by building permits. More...

Dry weather results in fires, burning ban

All open burnng in the Staples city limits is banned until further notice. More...

Opinion

Your newspaper will be there for you

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 7-13

Your newspaper will be there for you.  A simple statement, but let’s break it down a bit.  More...

Overpass will be open for traffic Oct. 22

Nearly there. You can almost drive over it… but not quite yet. More...

Students choose common goals at middle school

As I briefly shared in a previous column, the middle school is choosing to part icipate in a new advisory program. Each morning students meet with a teacher in a small advisory group. More...

Menus

Menus

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

October 12   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  STAPLES MOTLEY MUSIC BOOSTER’S BRATFEST Fri., Oct. 12, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., SMHS cafeteria. More...

Life Currents

6th District Commander was guest speaker

Above: Unit 70 President Arlene Grover, Unit 70 Commander Huck Holst, 6th Dist. Commander Jim Lucas and Unit 70 Adjutant Don Amundson. The American Legion Post #70 and Auxiliary Unit #70 held their joint dinner October 3, with 46 members attending. More...

Neighbor to Neighbor

Meeting Oct. 17 for Todd and Wadena counties

Wadena Otter Tail Long Term Recovery committee disbanded on Oct 3, 2012 and formed a new community service organization named Neighbor to Neighbor.  More...

Whooping cough outbreaks rise

One hundred eighty-nine new cases of pertussis were confirmed in Minnesota the week of September 22, according to the MDH (Minnesota Department of Health.)  More...

Sports

Cardinals denied in fourth quarter

The Staples Motley football team equaled Roseau score for score, but lost the battle of extra points despite converting on all of their touchdowns. Roseau converted all of their two point conversions to make the final score 24-21. More...

End run

KyAnn Nyhus runs the ball for the junior class team who won the powder puff football game on Oct. 8, as part of homecoming week at Staples Motley High School. Diving for the flags are seniors Jasmine McGillivray and Claire Uhlman. More...

Cross country teams improving, shortening gaps

The Staples Motley cross country teams competed at Sauk Centre on Oct. 2, with the boys finishing in fourth place and the girls team fifth. They travelled to the Alexandria Invitational on Oct. More...