February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School budget relies on outside influences

‘Tis the season for building budgets at the Staples Motley School District and this year the school board has more than the vagaries of the Minnesota Legislature to include in the scenarios.  More...

School Board Recognition Week

Members of the Staples Motley School Board were presented with certificates of appreciation from Superintendent Mark Schmitz at their Feb. 19 meeting in honor of School Board Recognition Week which was Feb. 18-22. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Lincoln Lakes Area Snowmobile Club maintains trails, provides family-friendly entertainment

Next meeting is March 2, new members are welcome

‘Don’t go south in the winter... embrace the snow!’ seemed to be a shared sentiment of members of the Lincoln Lakes Area Snowmobile Club at one of their recent trail ride outings. More...

March is ‘Food Share Month’

Motley Area Food Shelf seeking donations

The Motley Area Food Shelf is hoping to raise $20,000 during March, Minnesota’s Food Share Month. It’s money that will go a long ways in helping feed the growing number of households in the area that need help putting food on the table. More...

Weighing the groceries

Warren Johnson (right) a volunteer at the Motley Area Food Shelf, weighs the groceries collected by Bob Jenkins of Motley. “ We have to keep a record of all of the food that goes out of here,” Johnson said. More...

Current Happenings

Book signing for local author at businesses

‘His Name Was Merle - Our Journey through Alzheimer’s Disease’ by Lynda Olander Converse

Lynda J Olander Converse has released her first book and will be available to sign purchased books at area businesses in March, 2013.  Converse will be available at: o The Stomping Grounds in Staples, Thursday, March 7 from 4-6 p.m. More...

Orchestra concert March 4

The Staples Motley Orchestra presents the fourth annual All-District Orchestra Concert on Monday, March 4 at 8 p.m., Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Horticulture Day set for Mar. 16 in Perham

The 26th East Otter Tail County Horticulture Day will be held Saturday, Mar. 16 at the Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham.  The keynote address will be given by Jackie Froemming, Crow Wing County Extension Educator, at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Douglas Stevenson

Douglas Eugene Stevenson, 79, formerly of Motley, died Feb. 3, 2013 at a VA home in Yountville, Calif.  Cremation and a private celebration of life will be held at the Veterans Home in Yountville in March. More...

Bob Webster

Bob Webster, 79, of Browerville, died Feb. 25, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. Burial will be held at St. More...

Sports

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Heldman, Miller qualify for state

The Staples Motley wrestling team is sending two wrestlers to state and had several others wrestle deep into the section tournament or put a scare into some of the top wrestlers in the section.  More...

Girls finish with perfect conference record

An undefeated conference season was not an easy accomplishment for the Staples Motley girls basketball team, as they were taken to overtime by Detroit Lakes in their last game of the regular season. More...

Cade Bestland is district spelling champ

In the sixteenth round of the District Spelling Bee, Cade Bestland correctly spelled the word “ardent” to become the 2013 Spelling Bee Champion for Staples Motley. The event was held Feb. 20, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Klobuchar touts two year colleges

“This is exactly what we need for the future,” U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said after touring Central Lakes College in Staples on Feb. 21.  “ This is what was intended with the grant,” Klobuchar continued. More...

Todd County Dairy royalty named for 2013

Sarah Paskewitz and Deandra Lunemann were crowned as Todd County Dairy Princesses at the 2013 banquet and coronation Feb. More...

Judy Taves named Wadena County Auditor/Treasurer

Judy Taves was offered and accepted the position of Interim Wadena County Auditor/Treasurer on Feb. 22. She will take the oath of office on Mar. More...

 

News

Two-vehicle crash in Staples

Three people were transported to Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wisconsin Ave. SE and 6th St. SE in Staples Feb. 22. More...

Winter Rally medals

Staples Motley FFA members with medals won at the Region 2 Winter Rally in Brainerd, from left, Christina Smith, Mary Sarah Sauber, Hayley Carlson, and Rebekka Paskewitz. (Submitted photo)   More...

FFA members place in Winter Rally events

On February 14, members of the Staples Motley FFA Chapter participated in the Region 2 Winter Rally in Brainerd. More...

Opinion

Invest early for vibrant rural communities

What are we waiting for? More...

Pre-Labor Day school and photo cops opposed

Pre-Labor Day school starts and photo cops are two of the bills that committees I serve took up recently. I stand firmly against each of these proposals and continue to voice my concerns at the Capitol.  More...

Seniors deserve affordable prescriptions

Medicare has been a great American success story, protecting the health and financial well-being of millions of senior citizens. It’s an American promise that should never be broken.  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. March 4 - March 8 More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

March 1   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  March 4   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Life Currents

Belting it out

Jessica Tomann (center), Staples Motley High School senior, was a featured soloist at the recent Pops Concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. One of the songs she sang, “Up to the Mountain,” brought down the house. More...

Staples Lion’s speech tournament held

The 37th Annual Staples Lion’s Invitational Speech Tournament was held Feb. 16 at Staples Motley High School. There were over 300 entries with 12 teams in attendance.  More...

Newest Paul Harris Fellows

Wendy Schluender, above left, received her pin and certificate for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow from Staples Rotary Club President Bob Hamann at a recent meeting. 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 POPLAR TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

Poplar Township Annual Meeting will be held at the Leader Community Hall on March 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. More...

NOTICE POPLAR TOWNSHIP MEETING

Poplar Town Board will meet at the Leader Community Hall March 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public  Hope Johnson, Clerk  8pnc   More...