October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Halloween costs can be downright scary.  The seven out of ten  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Pillager School Board candidates answer questions, share viewpoints

Keeping class sizes small, preparing students for college and the workforce; and keeping up to date with technology were some of the issues discussed at the Pillager School District’s ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum Oct. 22.  More...

A final tribute to Ella Topp

This week the Staples Motley Lincoln area lost a fine person, a mother, teacher and historian of the highest order. More...

Trick or Treat event at Cass County Sheriff’s Office

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will host its first ‘Trick or Treat’ event on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 4 - 7 p.m.  More...

Letters

Demolition of old hospital

To say that I was shocked and sad when I drove by the old hospital building on Iowa Ave. recently would be putting it mildly. More...

Paid Political Letter

Fornication

Webster’s definition, have sexual relations. Webster’s definition of marriage is a legal union of a man and a woman. It does not say two women. It does not say two men.  The marriage amendment just restates that. 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...

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 26   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  October 29   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Patrick and Denise Trettel of Staples announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene Trettel, to Michael Brust, son of George and Lucinda Brust of Minneapolis.  Charlene is a 2004 gradute of Staples Motley High School. More...

Student Achievements

BRANDON HAGLIN, Staples, has been named a peer academic assistant at Bemidji State University for the 2012-13 school year. More...

SHAS marathon, ‘a marathon to remember’

Sacred Heart Area School held their annual ‘Marathon for Non-Public Education’ Oct. 15.  “This was one of our best marathon’s yet,” said Principal Jim Opelia. More...

Sports

State tennis send-off

The Staples Motley girls tennis team climbed a semifinals by Osakis 4-3. Match details will be in next Staples Fire Department truck on Oct. 22, before week’s Staples World. More...

VB team seeded seventh in playoffs

The Staples Motley volleyball team finished the regular season with a three game loss to Verndale on Oct. More...

Cards test legs in last race before section meet

The Staples Motley cross country teams competed in in a meet at Cambridge on Oct. 16 as a final tune-up before the Section 8A meet at Bagley on Oct. More...

School board candidates cover tech education, communication

Eight of the nine candidates for the Staples Motley School Board participated in a candidate forum on Oct. 22 sponsored by the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation. Peter Swendsrud was called in to work and was unable to attend the forum.  More...

Bridging the divide

The first official trip across the new overpass in Staples was made on foot, to get to the ribbon cutting spot. More...

 

News

Halloween castle

Lord James and Lady Jennifer, left, welcome various visitors to their castle at 718 Iowa Ave. NE in Staples, for a sneak preview of their Halloween plans. More...

Bid awarded for Wadena Sheriff’s storage building

More than two years after the June 17, 2010, tornado leveled much of the Wadena County Fairgrounds, a new sheriff’s storage building is going to be built, with construction starting the week of  Oct. 22.  At their Oct. More...

Bertha woman shot, shooter turns gun on self

On Oct. 19, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting that had occurred at a residence in the city of Bertha. More...

Opinion

Yes or No on the Constitutional Amendments?

EDITOR’S NOTE: With two state-wide amendments on this year’s ballot, we decided to ask local people to represent opposite sides of each question. More...

Voter ID Amendment Yes No

A little over a year ago I became a grandmother. Since then, I have been blessed with a second grandson. More...

Marriage Amendment Yes No

Next month we will have opportunity to vote for the preservation of something very special, the institution of marriage. The Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment simply protects the definition of marriage in our state constitution.  More...

Current Happenings

The Accidental Hero

Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to tell stories about his service in World War II, yet when he died, his basement yielded a trove of typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage. More...

‘Trick or Treat’ at LHS care center

The residents at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples invite all children ages 11 and under to ‘Trick or Treat’ Wednesday, Oct. More...

Author talk

Author Mike Holst will present a program on his eight fiction novels on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Todd County Museum at 333 Central Avenue in Long Prairie. The public is invited. More...

Obituaries

Dolores Riegger

Dolores Kathryn Riegger 92, of Staples, formerly of Edina, died Oct. 19, 2012 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. More...

Ella Topp

Ella Elizabeth Topp, 96, of Motley, died Oct. 21, 2012 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Grace Nygren

Grace Ila Nygren, 92, of Brainerd, formerly of Motley, died Oct. 12, 2012 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Care Center in Brainerd.  Funeral Services were held Oct. 20 at First Baptist Church in Pillager, with Rev. Paul R. Johnson officiating. 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 HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT

Motley, Minnesota October 19, 2012  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:   More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA TODD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File Number: 77-FA-12-1045 Case Type: Domestic Abuse

In the Matter of: Stacy Lynn Veal Petitioner vs. Roger Frank Schmitz Respondent  Affidavit and Order for Alternate Service or Publication (Minn. Stat. § 518B.01, subds. More...