December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SEDA seeks to encourage residential development

How can we encourage people who work in Staples to build homes and live in  Staples?  That is one of the questions the Staples  Economic Development Authority is striving to answer and the topic was once again on the agenda at their De More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Food shelf donation

Instead of a gift exchange, the third grade classrooms from Staples Elementary collected items for the food shelf. As part of their math lessons, they weighed the food in all three classrooms and found they collected 165 pounds of food. More...

The year 2012 at a glance

News highlights from Leader, Motley, Pillager, Lincoln area

The Crow Wing Currents reported a variety of stories during 2012, with news covering the communities of Motley, Pillager, Leader and the Lincoln Lakes area. Major construction projects took place at schools in both Motley and Pillager. More...

Meeting the new director

Susan Estabrooks-Anderson, newly hired director/lead teacher of the Little Cardinals Academy, was introduced at the ‘Hard Hat Tour’ of the new Motley Family Center May 19. More...

Letters

Wrestling

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the youth wrestling coaches for all the hard work they put into getting our young wrestlers ready for their meet at Battle Lake against Ottertail Central Dec. 18.  More...

Current Happenings

Interview with angels

Jack Adamietz and Spencer Miller interveiw angels in the Sacred Heart Area School’s Christmas play “The Big, Big Story.” Angels are, from left, Katelin Olander,   Rebecca Brown, Rose Han and Jack Benson. More...

Christmas rainbow

Students in the Sacred Heart Area School’s Annual Christmas Program wave colored scarves while singing a song, “Rainbow of Praise.” (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Educational Opportunities

December 31   ‘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...

Obituaries

Duane Eppelsheimer

Duane Eppelsheimer, 80 of Motley, died Dec. 18, 2012 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at the Casino Assembly of God in Pillager. More...

Joseph Carl

Joseph William Carl, 80 of Motley, formerly of Princeton, died Dec. 21, 2012 at the VA nursing home in St. Cloud.  More...

Raymond Halbershma

Raymond Halbersma, 83, of Clarissa died Dec. 16, 2012, at the CentraCare Health System in Long Prairie.  Funeral services were held Dec. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE POPLAR TOWN BOARD AUDIT

The Poplar Town Board will audit the financial records at the regular January meeting - January 8, 2013 at 6;00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall. Budgets will also be discussed.  Hope Johnson, Clerk  51pnc   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 FILING FAWN LAKE TOWNSHIP

Notice to file for Candidacy for the following offi ces: One (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term One (1) Treasurer for a two (2) year term. Election to be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Filing is open from Ja More...

Business to open after devastating fire

Pamela Withage now has nine new dog runs in a completely refurbished barn and is ready to open her new business, “Puppies Up North,” less than a year since a fire destroyed her old business, Camp Canine. More...

Hog farm opponents refile Todd County lawsuit

County Attorney Chuck Rasmussen said on Dec. 18 that the opponents of the Gourley Bros. hog farm under construction in Leslie Township have filed suit against the county again, this time in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  More...

Hello, Readers,

Some statistics about New Year’s Resolutions:   More...

 

News

Hoggatts keep family snack business growing

The Hoggatt Snack Shop in Staples is truly a home grown business. Lee and LeeAnn Hoggatt started selling snacks out of their garage on the south side of Staples, eventually growing it into a regular business. More...

Wadena commissioners clash over MIS job

A committee appointed by the Wadena County Board to consider options for replacing Management Information Systems (MIS) Director Kevin Stensrude, who announced his Dec. 31 resignation last October, made two surprising recommendations at the Dec. More...

West resigns as Wadena County Auditor-Treasurer

At the Dec. 20 meeting of the Wadena County Board, Auditor-Treasurer Char West submitted her resignation, effective Jan. More...

Opinion

Enacting bipartisan farm bill helps avert fiscal cliff

If members of Congress learned anything from the recent election, it should be this: the American people want their leaders to stop the bickering, overcome the gridlock, and work together to solve problems.  More...

The moral case for preserving the safety net

As cracks form among CEOs and Republican members of Congress over their hard-line antitax position in the fiscal showdown, religious leaders from across the ideological spectrum have been united in supporting new revenue over additional spending cuts More...

Attacking workers rights is wrong direction for Midwestern states

Doubling down on antiworker policies, such as Michigan’s Right to Work legislation, is a losing bet for Minnesota and Midwestern workers, according to Minnesota 2020’s (MN2020) latest report examining the issue. 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 28   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  December 31   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jesse and Lori Berg of Lake Shore, a baby girl, Berklee Louise weighing six pounds, 15 ounces on Dec. More...

Care Center

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:   Betty Tepley, Jan. 1; Sally Ross, Jan. 11; Ruby Card, Jan. 18; Olive Haste, Jan. 21; Ray Larson, Jan. 23. More...

Looking up to veterans

April 19 Staples World: Ray Garland, a Korean War veteran from Staples, reaches down to shake hands with a young fan during the Staples Elementary   School’s send-off for the Honor Flight veterans. More...

Sports

Inside the Outdoors

A handmade gift for the hunting dog owner

With the arrival of winter, it’s almost a sure thing that you will see articles or hear news clips about weather safety, and the value of having a winter survival kit in your car, just in case. More...

Locking horns

Tyler Pogreba turns his OTC opponent in the match Dec. 18. Pogreba ended up losing in overtime. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Cardinals get three pins in loss to OTC

The Staples Motley wrestling team traveled to Battle Lake to face Ottertail Central on Dec 18. Blake Miller, Josh Becker and Jordan Heldman all earned pins for the Cardinals. More...