October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Low numbers cause school board to cut boys tennis

With one dissenting vote the Staples Motley School Board approved the dissolution of the boys tennis program at their meeting   Oct. 15.  The board also heard a brief presentation by Don Niles, candidate for House District 9A.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Raising honeybees is a sweet business for Parker Township family

The Obertons named ‘Farm Family of the Year’ for Morrison County

This year’s ‘Minnesota Farm Family of the Year’ award for Morrison County went to the Oberton Honey Farm of rural Randall. More...

Two seek District 1 Commissioner seat for Morrison Cty

The Staples World provided three questions to Sharon Ballou and Kevin Maurer, both of whom are running for the District 1 Commissioner Seat for Morrison County. Their answers are provided below.  Sharon Ballou  1. More...

Motley’s two industries will be assessed for new wastewater treatment facility

At their regular meeting Oct. More...

Letters

Paid Political Letter

Say NO to Tea Party Candidates

This July 12, a Tea Party Rally was held in Browerville. Keynote speaker, Curtis Bowers is most notable for two things; writing a book that makes the U.S. More...

Clean-up

Another Todd County clean up is now over. Do you realize that last year it cost the taxpayers over $50,000 for the clean-up? I’m sure this one won’t cost as much, but it will still cost plenty. More...

Food shelf

Thank you for all of the members of the community who generously donated food for the food shelf. The scouts collected 1,126 pounds of food. More...

Menus

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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

October 19   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  October 21   OPEN STAGE NIGHT AT THE STOMPING GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE Sun., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. More...

Life Currents

Greenhand members

Front row, left to right: Katie Blowers, Rebekka Paskewitz, Christina Smith, Shawn Trantina, Austin Pogreba, Eli Birkholtz. More...

FFA Fall Rally and Forestry contest

On Sept. 27 Staples Motley FFA Greenhand members and the officer team attended the Region II FFA Fall Rally held at the First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.  More...

Foresty team

Above left to right: Jaxon Olander, Sam Robben, Grant Yungbauer and Allyn Paklonsky. (Submitted photo) More...

Sports

Girl’s Tennis Section 8A Champions

Front row, left to right: Brooke Wolhowe, Linsey Johnson, Maggie O’Keefe, Ann Kautto. More...

Cardinals beat DL for third place finish

The Staples Motley volleyball team finished in third place in the Mid State Conference after defeating Detroit Lakes 3-2 on Oct. 9. More...

Tennis team going to state after two narrow section wins

The Staples Motley girls tennis team will head to the state tournament for their eighth straight year, winning two nail-biters against Park Rapids and  Crookston in the Section  8A semifinals and finals.  In the first round the  C More...

Depot restoration progressing

At the Staples Historical Society Annual meeting Oct. 11, a list of improvements to the historic Staples Depot was given out. Since acquiring the depot in 2008, the following has happened:   More...

Area hospitals have not used medications linked to meningitis

Lakewood Health System of Staples and Tri-County Health Care of Wadena have both confirmed that they have never used products manufactured by New England Compounding Center (NECC).  NECC is the Massachusetts manufacturer of the steroid compounds More...

Demolition to begin

Demolition of the old Staples City Hall building on Iowa Ave. will begin Oct. 22. Site preparations have begun with the removal of some trees. More...

 

News

Talkin’ Baseball event for Pine Grove Park

Talkin’ Baseball, a fun filled evening of baseball, will be held Saturday,, Oct. 27, at Town’s Edge restaurant in Staples. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a ballpark themed meal and a baseball related program at 7 p.m. More...

Finishing touches

Mike Klasen, construction services with WSB & Associates, reports that the construction of Airport Road is finally coming to an end with a few major items being completed this week in order to open the new roadway to traffic Oct. 22. More...

Special Olympics bowling competition

The Staples Motley Special Olympic team participated in a bowling competition Oct. 4 at Jack’s House in Brainerd. More...

Opinion

Perspectives on 2012 election from the cat

It’s an election year and I live in a house divided. My problem is the dog. We don’t see eye to eye -literally as well as figuratively. More...

In response to the new wall recently built

Public school budgets and their limitations can often be quite compli- cated and conf using, espe- cially for those who do not deal with it on a daily basis. More...

General Election Policies - 2012

Letters to the Editor   Letters to the editor in support of or in opposition to a specific candidate, political party or ballot question may be paid for and placed on the opinion page under the heading of “Paid Political Letter.” The More...

Current Happenings

LHS Halloween party for asthma action stars

The Respiratory Therapy department at Lakewood Health System in Staples is calling for all asthma action stars to join them for a Halloween party. It will be a fun and informative night to learn about childhood asthma and respiratory issues.  More...

SM Early Childhood Coalition to host ‘Move, Drop (everything) and Read’

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition will host their Move, Drop (everything) and Read event on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Staples Elementary Gym from 6 - 7:15 p.m. This event is open to children ages 0-5 and their families.  More...

Todd County history day October 27

The Eagle Bend Public Library and Staples Public Library are sponsoring a Todd County History Day at the Bertha Community Center in downtown Bertha on Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

A gnes Rosenthal

Agnes Lucille Rosenthal of Staples, died, Oct. 15, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Delores Kaste

Delores Ovidia Kaste, 82, of Staples, died Oct. 8, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Jerr y Larson

Jerry D. Larson, 54, of Browerville, died Oct. 11, 2012 in Hinckley.  Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Notice of General Election

To the voters of Todd County, State of Minnesota:  Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in all polling places within Todd County on Tuesday the (6th) Sixth day of November 2012 for the purpose of electing candidates for th 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...

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEED

YOU ARE NOTIFIED: 1. Default has occurred in the Contract for Deed (“Contract”) dated August 1, 2008, and filed for record August 4, 2008, as Document Number 458459, in the Office of the County  More...