March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School estimating $545,619 deficit. Maybe.

New school board member Bryan Winkels summed it up when he said, “How do we get from ‘I think’ to ‘I know?’ How do you make an informed decision until you know how it’s going to work?”   More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Kaufmann in the top 39 for ‘Minnesota Teacher of the Year’

It’s been a big year so far for Pillager High School science teacher Karl Kaufmann.  After being named one of the 2013 ‘Teachers of the Year’ for Pillager School (along with kindergarten teacher Lenora Fredman), Kaufmann learne More...

Fundraiser for the Motley Food Shelf

A taco dinner and concert was held March 3, at the Free Methodist Church in Motley, to raise money for the Motley Area Food Shelf. Pastor Jim Johnson reports a total of $655 was collected during the offering, with all funds given to the food shelf. More...

Pillager Food Shelf hopes to stock shelves during March

The Pillager Food Shelf is hoping to collect a number of donations during March, Minnesota Food Share Month.  Last year’s efforts collected $ 8,100 and 1,800 pounds of food; and the food shelf is hoping to increase that amount in 2013.&nbs More...

Letters

Positive experience

I would like to share with the people of Staples and the surrounding communities what an incredible asset they have in the Staples Eye Clinic and Dr. Seth Dokken.  More...

Music appreciated

Thanks to the men’s and women’s choruses for a delightful Saturday evening.  Frostiana was just wonderful to listen to. More...

Current Happenings

Cold-climate orchard grafting workshop set

The first in a series of workshops on orchards for very cold climates will be March 19 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center field office.  More...

Rehearsing their opening number

The Motley Staples Middle School production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  More...

Railroad history talk set at Staples depot

The Staples Historical Society and the Five Wings Art Council announce the dedication of a display of historical railroad photos at the Staples Railroad Depot Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m.  Ken Klose, Staples, and Mike Vogt of Central Lakes Colleg More...

Obituaries

Lorraine Proctor

Lorraine Proctor, 85, of Staples died, March 4, 2013, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Robert Webster

Robert (Bob) Webster, 79, of Browerville, died Feb. 25, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services wereheld on March 2, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. Burial was at St. More...

Connie Cole

Connie Cole, of Pillager, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Memorial Service for Connie will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1-3 p.m. at the Pillager Community Center. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE ORDINANCE NO 499 AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE SALE OF PROPERTY

THE CITY OF STAPLES DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Sec. More...

NOTICE MOOSE LAKE TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

Moose Lake Township will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. More...

NOTICE BULLARD TOWNSHIP ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND ANNUAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to qualified voters of Bullard Township, Wadena County, Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013. In case of inclement weath More...

Swimming pool climbing wall put on hold

The Staples City Council put a hold on a proposal from the Staples Parks and Recreation Board to set aside money for a climbing wall that would be installed in the Staples Community Center swimming pool.  More...

Two injured, dog killed, in two-vehicle crash on Hwy 10

Snowy road conditions contributed to a two-vehicle crash along Hwy 10 west of Motley on March 5. As a result, two people were injured and one dog was killed. More...

Still Cruisin’ Car Club votes to end car show

Staples Railroad Days lost a major attraction when the Still Cruisin’ Car Club decided they would not hold their “Ride the Dream” car show this year. More...

 

News

SEDA focuses on downtown buildings

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) met for a planning session on Feb. More...

‘Jeopardy’ game raises food shelf funds

Faith Lutheran Church launched the March Food Share Drive with a Food Shelf Jeopardy game held March 3, at the church. More...

Todd County feedlots count animal units

An efficient and profitable livestock industry is an economic benefit to Todd County with livestock sales accounting for 79 percent of agriculture sales totaling $120 million annually. More...

Opinion

Staples Motley Schools

School district needs support of community

In January, Staples Motley Schools received an innovation award for our new teacher residency program at Motley Elementary. This program was developed in partnership with Minnesota State University, Moorhead. More...

Budget improvements: a roadmap to prosperity

Minnesota’s economy is on the mend. Our unemployment rate is 5.5 percent, far below the national average. In 2012, Minnesota created over 50,000 new jobs, and saw 60,000 new business filings. More...

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Mark Your Calendar

March 7   WIC NUTRITION PROGRAM sponsored by Todd County Health & Human Services, Thurs., March 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Staples Family Center. For info., 320-732-4456.  March 8   More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Nytes, Gerardy

Gary and Betty Nytes of Staples announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Ryan Gerardy, son of Mike and Julie Gerardy of Caledonia. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kayla Cooper and Jesse DeJarlais of Motley, a baby boy, Jesse Douglas, weighing seven pounds, 11 ounces on Feb. More...

Speech at Walker

The Staples Motley speech team competed at the 41st Annual Charles J. Beckman Memorial Speech Tournament on March 2. The team finished 14th in a field of 26 schools with over 560 speakers competing. More...

Sports

Miller places at state

Heldman wrestles well in loss

Blake Miller earned a sixth place medal in the 126 pound class at the Minnesota State Wrestling Meet Feb. 28-March 1 at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. Jordan Heldman started well but fell in the first round at 170 pounds.  More...

Cardinals advance in first two rounds

The first two rounds of the Section 6AA playoffs went well for the Staples Motley girls basketball team, winning easily at home against Holdingford and then emerging with a victory in a hard fought game against Albany. More...

DNR hunting forums

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will seek citizen input on creating limited opportunities for open-water hunting for waterfowl as well as a number of other topics at annual public input meetings, including: o Allowing Canada goose More...