February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Project Linus bringing comfort to kids in need

The simple gift of a blanket can make a difference in the life of a child, especially one who is in need of comfort. Mary Brauch is interested in networking with other people interested in making blankets in Todd and Wadena counties. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley students advance to Freshwater Education District Science Fair

Awards ceremony is February 12, at Bertha-Hewitt Community Center, Bertha

A number of students in grades four, five and six at Motley School have been selected to participate at the Freshwater Education District Science Fair.  The fair will be held in the Bertha-Hewitt Community Center Monday, Feb. More...

Opinion

Debate: Hwy. 10/CR 83 Staples hospital access

EDITOR’S NOTE: An open letter to Sue Groth, Traffic Safety and Technology director with Minnesota Department of Transportation was submitted by Bob Lee and published in the Jan. More...

Committee shares reactions to LPEP kick-off event

Staples Motley Leaders Partnering to End Poverty (LPEP) held a kickoff event on Jan. 28, with speaker Jodi Pfarr leading more than 200 people through a discussion about poverty in two separate sessions.  More...

Lee issues call to action

In reply to the letter from MnDOT concerning hospital exit onto Hwy. 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. Meals served with bread, and milk. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

February 8   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  February 10   THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOCIATION MTG Sun., Feb. More...

Obituaries

Donald Bergstrom

Donald Harry Bergstrom, 97, of Rochester, formerly of Cushing, died Jan. 31, 2013, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Rochester.  Arrangements with Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home in Rochester and Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.  More...

Vernon Bundy

Vernon Donald Bundy, 83, of Heltonville, Ind. died Jan. 27, 2013 at his home.  Memorial services were held Feb. 2 at the Mundell Christian Church, Lawrence Co., Ind. More...

Bernard Hoemberg

Bernard “Bud” J. Hoemberg, 94, of Staples, died suddenly on Jan. 31, 2013, at the Harmony House of Motley.  More...

Sports

Wrestlers stay hot, take second at tourney

The Staples Mot- ley wrestling team only brought nine wrestlers to the Walker-Hackensack- Akeley/Nevis Wolves Invitational on Feb. 1, but every one of them placed to produce a second place finish in the nine team tournament.  More...

Junior high wrestlers see success

Staples Motley junior high wrestlers took part in a large tournament in Brainerd on Feb. 2.  Alex Erpelding and Eric Lisson made it to the championship match of their brackets, but each finished second. More...

Thursday’s Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes

JANUARY 31  Lefty’s 26-14 Spectrum Marketing 27.5-12.5 Mason Bros. 24.5-15.5   More...

New wildlife management area to open in Gordon Township

Pheasants Forever has donated a 160-acre tract of land in Todd County to the DNR. More...

2013 SMHS Sno Daze candidates

Staples Motley High School Sno Daze candidates were announced Feb. 4 and will participate in special events throughout Sno Daze Week including Hawaiian Day, left.  Sno Daze Coronation is Friday, Feb. 8 at 8:20 a.m. More...

Hello, Readers,

After 40 years, it can be called a tradition. The Staples Firemen’s annual fundraiser dance is  Saturday, Feb. 9 - don’t forget your prom date.  More...

 

News

New owners appreciate Lester, hardware store

Hal Swanson and Mike Wiebolt took over Staples Hardware on Feb. 1.  More...

Putting the brakes on winter driving crashes

As Minnesotans drive into the depths of winter, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists about important driving skills for winter road conditions.  Winter crash facts   More...

Innovation Award

Staples Motley Schools received a school innovation award at a special ceremony Jan. 16.  More...

Letters

Where’s the overpass?

This morning I again saw cars and trucks lined up waiting for a stopped train. Twice, at least, it sat for 45 minutes. We have this beautiful overpass, but unless you are a local resident, there is no way to know where it is. More...

Current Happenings

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Prepare your taxes and Free File

Free File offers brandname tax software to people who earned $57,000 or less last year, which is 70 percent of all taxpayers. For those who earned more, there are free online fillable forms. More...

Educational Opportunities

February 11   ‘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

Engagement

Fletcher, Hess

Molly Fletcher, daughter of Larry and Denise Fletcher of Toledo, Iowa; and Ryan Hess, son of William and Debra Hess of Verndale, announce their engagement.  Molly is a cardiac nurse at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.; and Ryan is an orthoped More...

Local businesses host Girl Scout cookie booths

Three Staples businesses have agreed to host Girl Scout cookie booths during the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Sale, which begins Feb. 8 and runs through March 10. More...

Well wishes

VerNel Anderson accepts well wishes across the counter at the Staples Post Office upon her retirement. “Nel”, as most know her in the work environment, has worked at the post office, celebrating 46 years in 2013. 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...

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from: January 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 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...