February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Plunge is fun way to support Special Olympics

As Ken Christensen and his sons Gaven and Braden were preparing to jump into a hole in the ice for the Polar Plunge last year, he tried to psych himself up. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Hutchison sworn in to Motley City Council

The Motley City Council once again has a full slate of council members.  More...

Motley Staples Middle School to present ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ March 8, 9

Motley Staples Middle School will present the musical, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m.  Kevin Olsen is once again the director for More...

Motley looking into new water treatment plant options

The City of Motley is exploring the possibility of building a new water treatment plant, projected to cost in the neighborhood of $4 - 5 million. More...

Letters

Minnesota nice

The big snow last week was an opportunity for many good neighbors to help others by clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways. More...

Current Happenings

Area choruses to present ‘Frostiana’

The Staples Area Women’s and Men’s Choruses will join for an evening of high quality women’s, men’s and mixed chorus singing, and…even a little “extra” technology to boot. The concert on Saturday, More...

Lake Region Writers Network wants best:

Poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for Lake Region Review 3’s annual publication

The Lake Region Writers Network wants your best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for it’s annual publication,  Lake Region Review 3. The submission deadline is June 1, 2013.  More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Amy Poll

Amy Mae Poll, 82, of Cleveland, died Feb. 16, 2013.  Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at the Cleveland Church of Christ, in Cleveland. Burial will be in Savidge Lake Cemetery, at a later date.  Arrangements were with the St. More...

Karen Yungbauer

Karen Yungbauer, 70, of Verndale, died Feb. 14, 2013 at home after a long battle with cancer.  Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Blue Grass, with Father Arlie Sowada officiating. More...

Debra Johnson

Debra Donn Johnson, 62, died Feb. 16, 2013 in Annandale.  A private service was held with the family.  Arrangements were with the Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.  Debb was born on Dec. 26, 1950 to Donald and Glo Elliott in Minneapolis. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION

Full Story

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 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...

Hope springs from discussions on poverty

More than 40 people took part in the first Community Conversation, part of the Learders Partnering to End Poverty (LPEP) program.  The 40 people participated in small group discussion and then brought their conclusions to the larger group. More...

CLC’s manufacturing efforts highlighted in D.C.

Central Lakes College President Larry Lundblad was the guest of Senator Al Franken at the State of the Union Address on Feb. 12. More...

Hello, Readers,

On Feb. 22, 1980, in one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. More...

 

News

Staples Motley Area Community Foundation board

New members recently joined the advisory board of the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation. The full board stopped for a photo at a recent meeting. More...

TWEC awards $11,793 grants

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative Community Trust Board met Feb. 4 and awarded a total of $11,793 to 18 local organizations for a variety of service projects.  More...

Overpass area is target for housing, commercial loans

Housing on the south side of the new overpass and businesses near it are the target areas of a proposed Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) loan, approved at the Feb. 12 Staples City Council meeting. More...

Opinion

How the post office made America

The postal service’s announcement that it plans to end Saturday mail delivery reminds us of its vulnerability to the technological convulsions of the information age. More...

Unify your savings and spending during America Saves Week

Our human brains are wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Unfortunately, the habits that build long-term financial wellbeing are often ones that require discipline or short-term sacrifice toward goals. And we’re not very good at it.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

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

February 22   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  SMHS POPS CONCERT (A CAPPELLA, CONCERT CHOIRS) Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Auditorium, Staples. More...

Life Currents

Free community meal

Close to 200 people enjoyed a free meal and fellowship at the Staples Alliance Church Feb. 12, a monthly event sponsored by CARE Ministries, which is ecumenical. More...

A ‘spot’ for sweethearts

The Spot Cafe in Staples went all out on Valentines Day to provide a special meal and ambiance for their customers. Each table was covered with a rose-colored cloth and customers dined by candlelight. More...

Waiting for a Mentor

Meet “ Hannah”, a 12-year-old sixth grader who would love one-on-one time with a mentor.  Hannah enjoys school and does well. She likes math, reading and is in orchestra. She is caring and tender-hearted. More...

Sports

Sportsman’s Club is youth oriented

The Staples Sportsman’s Club has a mission of getting young people involved in hunting and shooting sports. They host gun safety training and 4-H shooting teams at their building at McGivern Park north of Staples.  More...

Sportsman’s Club banquet

Saturday, March 9  Ted & Gen’s in Aldrich  6-8 p.m.  Guns, prizes and drawings  Contact Sportsman’s Club member to purchase a ticket   More...

Cardinals give their best effort at section

The Cardinals came up on the short end of the first four matches but blasted through five of the next six weights to throw a wrench into the Fergus Falls plans. More...