March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School committee debates cuts

Keeping connections to students was an overriding theme as the Staples Motley Schools finance committee struggled with potential budget cuts.  The Mar. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘What ever happened to...?’

John Uhrich, 1980 SHS graduate, now full-time theater director

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples. 1980. More...

Middle school play

‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ presented by Motley Staples Middle School, was performed at Centennial Auditorium in Staples March 8 and 9. More...

Volunteer painters

Members of the ‘Good Deeds and Needs Club’ from the Motley United Methodist Church volunteered their time to paint the conference room at Motley Elementary School March 6. More...

Letters

MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The sexual abuse of children is a public health epidemic, increasing the risk of alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, post traumatic stress and suicide in adulthood. 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

March 15   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  March 18   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Connie Cole

Connie Cole, 68, of Pillager died March 5, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  A memorial service was held March 8 from 1-3 p.m. More...

Harriet Horvath

Harriet Jean Horvath, 77 of Motley, died March 11, 2013 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 16 at St. Michaels’ Catholic Church in Motley. More...

Correction

The full name on an obituary in last week’s Staples World was incorrect. It should have been: Forrest Robert (Bob) Webster, which was his given name.  The Staples World regrets the error.   More...

Sports

Boys hoops eliminated in first playoff round

The Staples Motley boys basketball team’s season ended in the first round of the playoffs on March 7, with a 71-33 loss at Albany.  The Cardinals finished the season with a 9-17 record. More...

Overtime loss ends basketball season

An incredible second half comeback ended in disappointment as the Staples Motley girls basketball team lost to Sauk Centre in overtime, 54-46 in the subsection finals on March 6.  More...

Tae Kwon Do students win trophies, medals, at Owatonna tournament

The Staples Motley Tae Kwon Do group brought home an impressive display of awards (including two grand championships and several gold medals) following a recent tournament in Owatonna.  This event, held at the armory, was an NTI (National Taekwo More...

Contract signed with highway dept. union

At the March 5 meeting, Wadena County Commissioners announced a three-year labor contract settlement with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49, AFL-CIO, that represents the workers at the county Highway Department.  The More...

Newly formed Wayzata company buys county land

According to documents filed in the Todd County Recorder’s Office, a Wayzata company is purchasing almost all of Verso Fiber Farm LLC’s land holdings in five counties in Central Minnesota, including Todd and Wadena counties.  More...

Taves begins job as auditor/treasurer

On March 11, Wadena resident Judy Taves was sworn in as the county’s interim auditor/ treasurer by Judge Sally Ireland Robertson. About a dozen friends and family members attended the ceremony at the courthouse.  More...

 

News

Crimestoppers program starts at care center

First International Bank & Trust has entered into a partnership with Lakewood Care Center in Staples to bring the Senior Crimestoppers program to the care facility.  On Feb. More...

Economic development loan funds available

Nearly 20 years ago, Todd- Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Rural Electrification Act (REA, now Rural Utilities Services-RUS) for the purpose of economic development. More...

Todd Board approves canoe landing

The Todd County Board of Commissioners met on March 5 and approved a cooperative agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the development of a public water access to the Long Prairie River, including a canoe landing in S More...

Opinion

Public is best served by full menu of news

Strike up a conversation about press rights, and most people likely picture editors and reporters demanding access to top-secret data from government officials. No doubt, that occurs more often than most people would like to believe.  More...

Media and public both have roles in oversight

The caller on the other end of the phone line was near exacerbation. He had been given the run-around by government officials, the very people he put in office to represent him, and his quest for answers was met time and again with roadblocks.  More...

Current Happenings

Dinner, nutritional documentary, at Lakewood Health System

Dates, times, changed: March 21, April 4, 5 - 7 p.m.

In celebration of Nutritional Month, Lakewood Health System and Todd County Public Health will sponsor dinner and a viewing of the documentary, “The Weight of the Nation,” on Thursdays March 21 and April 4, from 5 - 7 p.m., at the LHS Mai More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Mar. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

‘Creative Writing Boot Camp’ set for April 20

The Crossing Arts Alliance presents “Creative Writing Boot Camp” Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Franklin Arts  Center in Brainerd.  This one day writing workshop, taught by award-winning author Candace Simar  More...

Life Currents

Scouts preparing for national jamboree

The three Staples Motley Boy Scouts who will be part of a contingent of approximately 30 Boy Scouts from Central Minnesota who will attend the 2013 National Jamboree in July are busy preparing for the event.  More...

Sharing their music

A number of local musicians participated in the ‘Open Mic Night’ at the Stomping Grounds coffee house in Staples March 10. Pictured above, from left, are Lizzy Juergens and Jeremy Boxhorn, both of Staples. More...

Ninth grade team wins KB trophy

The Staples Motley ninth grade Knowledge Bowl team took second place at regional competition held March 1 at Staples Motley High School. 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 REQUEST FOR INSURANCE PROPOSALS

The Freshwater Education District is soliciting Property, Casualty, Liability, Auto, and Work Comp Insurance proposals. More...

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