December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Help with holiday lights

Diesel Technology Club students from Central Lakes College assisted members of the Staples Historical Society Dec. 3 to install Christmas lights on the roof of the Staples Historic Depot. This was the second time students worked on the project. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Tom Zetah, longtime Motley business owner, retires

After 33 years of helping customers find the right tools, lawn and garden supplies; and a host of household necessities, Tom Zetah is now entering the world of retirement.  More...

Pillager girls raise money for food shelf, education foundation

The Pillager girls basketball team recently raised $2,000 for charities during a free throw shooting event at Pillager High School. More...

‘Free throw contest’ in Pillager raises $2,000 for local charities

The giving spirit of Christmas is already on the move at Pillager School.  Thanks to a free throw contest held recently by the school’s girls basketball team, $2,000 was raised for local charities.  Co-captains Carly Bell and Sarah Ne More...

Letters

Community Dance

Thank you to everyone who attended the Community Dance at the Staples Community Center on Nov. 30. It was a fun family event open to families with children and middle school students. More...

Retiring

I will retire from the Minnesota House of Representatives in January knowing I went to the Capitol and did my best to represent the people in our area.  More...

Running at large

There is a law against letting domestic animals run at large. In a nut shell it means if the animal belongs to you—You are responsible. And then, what does responsible mean? You provide food, water and shelter. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $3.85. 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

December 7   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  December 9   THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOCIATION MTG Sun., Dec. More...

Obituaries

Meri Ruth Beaman

Meri Ruth Beaman, 38, of Minneapolis died Nov. 27, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, following a three-month struggle with gall bladder cancer.  Arrangements were with the Cremation Society of Minnesota.  More...

Dolores Robinson

Dolores Robinson, 89, of Staples, died Nov. 28, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Dec. More...

Sports

Lady Cardinals play two number one teams

The Staples Motley girls basketball team started their season on Nov. 27, with a big win, 72-38 over  Perham. They ran into two of the better teams in the state this past weekend, when they travelled to the  More...

On the mat

Staples Motley youth sports have started practicing for the season. Pictured, wrestlers in third through fifth grade practice their takedowns while practicing at the Staples Community Center. More...

DNR reminds hunters to not throw away unused deer permits

Hunters who failed to tag a deer or use their either sex permit during the firearms season may still have a chance to put some venison in the freezer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  More...

City looking into renter conduct code

Landlords may have to take responsiblity for the conduct of their renters, if the Staples City Council follows through with a renter conduct ordinance that was brought up at the Nov. 27 meeting.  More...

Todd County is in good shape, financially

At the annual Todd County Budget and Tax Levy informational meeting, held on Nov. 27 at the Historic Courthouse, County Administrator Nate Burkett provided information on the county’s fiscal condition.  More...

DNR may purchase land in Wadena County

At the Nov. 27 Wadena County Board meeting, DNR Park Rapids official Mark Carlstrom told commissioners that the DNR was interested in purchasing 3,300 acres of private land now owned by Potlatch, Inc., that will be coming up for sale in 2013.  More...

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News

Old city hall, hospital gone

The last remains of the old Staples City Hall, which was a hospital before that, were being hauled away on Dec. 3. Included in the demolition is the retaining wall at the front of the lot. More...

Wreath ceremony set at Veterans Cemetery

Everyone is invited to the National Remembrance Ceremony and wreath placement at the  Minnesota State Veterans  Cemetery at Little Falls on  Dec. 15. It is suggested to arrive before 10 a.m. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. sharp. More...

Five Wings Arts Council offers new online grants training

The Five Wings Arts Council, which annually distributes over $360,000 in grants to support artists and community arts projects in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties, announces training sessions for its new online grant process.  More...

Opinion

Staples should make forests accessible

Small town diet

There is a famous saying by William H. White, founder of Project for Public Spaces: “It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people. What is remarkable is how often this has been accom- plished.”  More...

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Current Happenings

Gathered ‘round the Caring Tree

Lakewood Care Center, Staples has once again put up their Caring Tree in the center’s dining room. More...

Certified classes for food managers January 17

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirements for Certified Food Managers.  More...

Educational Opportunities

December 10   ‘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 James and Erin Larson of Staples, a baby girl, Kynlee Kay weighing six pounds 15, ounces on Nov. More...

Wedding

Mike Tichy and Jessica Anderson were united in marriage on September 22, 2012 at Arrowood Resort in Alexandria. More...

Smith honored by Auxiliary

Each year, the Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 holds a special ceremony in honor of a lady veteran. This year’s honoree is Specialist (E-4) Heidi (Dumpprope) Smith. She spent six years in the Army National Guard before retiring.  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...

COUNTY PRINTING TODD COUNTY - MINNESOTA

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Todd County, will receive sealed bids until Four o’clock p.m., Monday, January 7, 2013 at the County Administrator’s Office. More...

COUNTY PRINTING TODD COUNTY - MINNESOTA

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Todd County, will receive sealed bids until Four o’clock p.m., Monday, January 7, 2013 at the County Administrator’s Office. More...