November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SEDA pushes for action in city housing market

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) would like to promote city-owned property along with other available property in Staples.  At their Oct. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Getting ready

Thousands of deer hunters all across Minnesota are preparing for the firearms season opener Nov. 3, including three generations of the Wohlert family and their friend, Rick Nadeau. More...

Veterans Day program in Motley November 9; public invited

A Veterans Day program will be held at the Motley School Friday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m.  This year’s speaker is Major Keith Ferdon, who is currently the Operations Officer at Camp Ripley.  More...

Thefts, a loose cow, burning vehicle, included in law enforcement reports

Motley Police Chief Brian Madison reported that on Oct. 23, he received a call from the manager of Ortons BP in Motley in regard to a theft.  The MPD received a call Oct. 23, in regard to another theft at 481 Hwy 10 S. More...

Letters

I am ‘in it’

Something special will happen for the first time in our Staples/Motley history when we go to the polls next Tuesday to vote Not only will we be able to vote for a president and other national and local leaders, but we will be able to cast our votes f More...

Thank you:

Senator Bill Ingebrigsten and Representative Mary Franson. It was a pleasure and honor having you represent us in St. Paul this past session. More...

Hats off to public schools

American Education Week, is Nov. 12 through the 16 is a great time to thank everyone that works or volunteers in any school. More...

Current Happenings

Free tickets for vets to ‘Accidental Hero’

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council has free tickets available to veterans for the performance of “The Accidental Hero” at  Centennial Auditorium in  Staples on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. More...

PACT health classes

Lakewood Health System will be offering free healthy living classes on Thursdays in November, at LHS main campus in Staples. The class schedule and focuses are: o Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m., ‘Stress and Goals.’ o Nov. More...

Educational Opportunities

November 5   ‘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...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Trent and Erica Lehner of Motley, a baby boy, Porter Larry weighing nine pounds, five ounces on Oct. More...

Little Cardinals’ Halloween party

Students at the Little Cardinals Academy in Motley dressed up for a Halloween party recently. Pictured above is the toddler class. More...

Historical look at creameries

Todd County’s Cooperative creameries was the theme of this year’s Todd County History Day, held Oct. 27 at the Bertha Community Center. More...

Sports

Zetah races to state meet

Korey Zetah ran his fastest race of the year when it counted most. His personal best time of 16:57 placed eighth at the Section 8A meet to qualify him for the Minnesota State Cross Country Meet. Zetah’s race is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. More...

Tennis team loses to top seed at state tourney

The Staples Motley girls tennis team found out up close how good the state champions are when they lost to eventual champion Blake 7-0 in the opening round of the state tournament. Only one of those matches went to the third set.  More...

Swimmers earn conference honors

The Staples Motley girls swim team stormed the Mid-State Conference meet on Oct. 26 by winning the first race of the day, the 200 yard medley relay. More...

Candidates aim to improve rural fairness

At the Oct. More...

Housing permit okayed with conditions

The Staples City Council approved a request to convert a home into a duplex, but added a controversial condition on the home.  At the Oct. 23 council meeting, Gary Rausch made the request for the home at 413 Second Street NE. More...

Video of school board candidate forum

The Staples Motley School Board Candidate Forum is now available on YouTube.  A video of the forum, which was held Oct. More...

 

News

Dr. Gagnon takes over from Dr. Gorton

Dominic Gagnon jumped right in to his new dentistry practice on Oct. 15. After purchasing the clinic formerly owned by Dr. More...

Gorton looks back on career in Staples

John Gorton only came to Staples because his friend, Dr. Ted Lelwica, suggested he and Dr. Bill Mennis should come here. He had also practiced dentistry in Kansas City and at Belcourt, N.D. More...

NJPA at book launch

At the book launch for Verndale native David Horsager’s book “The Trust Edge,” front, from left, Mike Hajek of NJPA, author David Horsager and Todd Lyscio of NJPA. More...

Opinion

Treat domestic violence as a health care issue

In our world we are plagued by many terrible diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and AIDS, most of which there is not a “cure.” There is however a disease that plagues one in four women in the United States that is “one hundred More...

The real game of life

Remember when you were a kid and you sat down to play a game called Life? It had little cars, pegs to represent adults and kids, play money and a wheel to spin? You could choose a career, make money or have to take the Chance card. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $3.50. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations.  Menus are subject to change.  Staples 894-2556   Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

November 1   FLU SHOTS Thurs., Nov. 1, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Staples Elementary School. Sponsored by Todd Cty Public Health. For info., 320-533- 4652.  More...

Fall play busting out

Preparing for their Nov. 5 and 6 performances of the fall play, It’s A Howl, Staples Motley High School actors decided to express their stage energy by posing in the auditorium showcase. More...

Arts council annual meeting

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council will hold their annual meeting Monday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Eric Grewe

Eric Steven Grewe, 39, of Bertha died Oct. 19, 2012 .  A memorial service was held Oct. 29 at the New Life Church of God in Bertha.  Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena, Bertha and Verndale.  More...

Jim Rardin

Jim E. Rardin, 85 of Nisswa, died Oct. 25, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  Funeral services were held Oct. More...

Evelyn May

Evelyn May, 75, of Motley, died Oct. 23, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church. Visitation is at 11 a.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP GENERAL ELECTION

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The polls for Thomastown Township will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. More...

NOTICE MEADOW BROOK TOWNSHIP

The Meadow Brook Township meeting for November has been changed to November 8,2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall due to elections on November 6, 2012. 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...