December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Schock helps educators get results in class

Rynell Schock’s work in education was recognized by the Minnesota Rural  Education Association  (MREA) with the Distinguished Education Award, presented at the Nov. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

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Motley woman injured in two-vehicle crash

Elaine DeGeest of rural Motley sustained a broken pelvis in a two-vehicle crash north of Motley the afternoon of Dec. 6. The other vehicle in the crash was driven by Emil Sirucek of Leader.  More...

Pillager Area Charter School going strong since 2000

The Pillager Area Charter School (PACS) has been in existance since 2000, offering an ‘Expeditionary Learning’ option for students in grades 9 - 12. More...

Letters

Donated land

I was deeply saddened when I read that the land my parents donated to the city for a park is now being considered to be put up for sale. My parents donated it for a park and the City of Staples agreed to accept it.  More...

Invite people to park

Thanks, Mark Anderson, for your excellent editorial regarding the beauty of Odden Park and its possibilities. Sometimes it takes a “newcomer” to the community to appreciate what we have taken for granted for so many years.  More...

Current Happenings

Live nativity scene

A live nativity will be presented from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Faith Lutheran Church located at 420 12th St. NE in Staples. Cars will be directed to drive by the scene or people can get out for a closer look. More...

19th Annual Live Nativity in Wadena

The 19th Annual Live Nativity will be held on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Motley school media center.  The chairs of the finance, policy, facilities and curriculum committees will be available at 6:45 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Geraldine Wilson

Geraldine “Gerry” K. Wilson, 77, of Pillager, died following a battle with lung disease on Dec. 8, 2012, at White Pines Care Center in Blaine.  More...

Deborrah Weber

Deborrah “Deb” Ann Weber, 60, Moorhead, died Nov. 30, 2012 at her home.  A memorial service was held Dec. 5 at the St. 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   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...

Active students make better students

Teachers encouraged to create activity breaks

All three Staples Motley schools are committed to keeping students active.  This year, physical education teachers got a glimpse of how increased activities can lead to better student performance in the classroom when Staples hosted educators fr More...

‘Season of Lights’ offers peace, healing

Prayers were offered, songs sung, and memories and tears shared at the 17th annual Season of Lights lighting ceremony held Dec. More...

 

News

Truck fire near Aldrich

The Verndale Fire Department responded to a truck fire near Ted and Gen’s Restaurant in Aldrich Dec. 5, around 12:30 p.m. According to Don Weniger, Verndale Fire Chief, the fire originated at one of the rear tires. More...

Wadena Commissioners consider roof again

For the fifth or sixth time in the last 10 years, Wadena County Commissioners are considering replacing the roofs of the Courthouse and jail.  More...

Peaceful music

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Rob Freelove, sang a number of musical selections at the recent ‘Season of Lights’ ceremony, sponsored by Lakewood Health System Foundation; and the Hospice and Palliative Care More...

Opinion

Tackle climate change in business decisions

My family and I live in Lower Manhattan. Hurricane Sandy left us, as it did so many other families and businesses, without power, heat, hot water and refrigeration. Out heartfelt best goes out to all who were affected. More...

Board of education members appreciated

Last month we had an impressive number of community members who stepped up willing to serve on our school board and participate in the election process. More...

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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. Meals served with bread, and milk. More...

Life Currents

U.S. Army Women’s Foundation scholarship program

The Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) recognizes the value of education and is committed to helping Army women and their children achieve their educational goals and aspirations. More...

Volunteers honored

Lutheran Social Services honored area volunteers in their Senior Companion Program at a special event in Brainerd Dec. 4. More...

Todd County Senior Companions honored

Since its inception in 1974 the Senior Companion Program has offered retirees an opportunity to serve others who need assistance with the tasks of daily living. More...

Sports

Boys split opening games

The Staples Motley boys basketball team fell behind in their first two games of the year, but were able to come back and win one of them. The Cardinals lost to Perham 90-61 on Dec. 4, then came back to beat Park Rapids 76-70 on Dec. 6.  More...

1b Miller gets 100th wrestling victory

Blake Miller won his 100th varsity wrestling match, a highlight of his three win night in a quadrangular meet at New York Mills on Dec. More...

Thursday’s Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes

DECEMBER 6   More...