March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Easter bingo

A number of residents from Lakewood Pines, Lakewood Manor, the care center and home care, all affiliated with Lakewood Health System, gathered at Lakewood Manor in Staples recently to play bingo and enjoy coffee, punch, music and baked goods. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Breaking the winter doldrums with some ‘April Fools’ jokes

After nearly six humorless months of snow and sub- zero temps, it’s no wonder Minnesotans are ready for some practical jokes come April 1. More...

Several speeding citations received in Motley area

The Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office recently responded to the following incidents: o On March 19, the MPD responded to an accident at Hwy 10 and Spruce Rd. in Motley. More...

Dr. Bridget King, DVM, visits Little Cardinals Academy with ‘Moose’

The children at Little Cardinals Academy in Motley are learning all about pets, reports Susan Estabrooks-Anderson, LCA Director. Recently, Dr. Bridget King, DVM, visited the academy and spoke with the students about caring for pets. More...

Letters

Lyme disease

We would like to take a moment and thank a few people for their dedicated efforts to learning about and helping in the fight against Lyme disease.  More...

Current Happenings

Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Steve Bell to offer solo concert in Motley

Juno- award winning singer/songwriter Steve Bell will be in concert Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Motley. A free will offering will be taken to cover expenses.  More...

Publishing workshops at Library

Adults who are interested in the writing and publishing process are invited to two workshops at the Staples Public Library.  The first, on Thursday, March 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is about Writing a Book. More...

Connections meeting agenda

Connections High School Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. More...

Life Currents

Gearing up for 2013 Relay for Life

Survivor’s Banquet April 18, at Landmark Inn

All cancer survivors are invited to a Survivor’s Banquet Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m., at the Landmark Inn in Staples.  This annual event is sponsored by Lakewood Health System and precedes the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay More...

Former SM student places second at national cosmetology contest

Former Staples resident, Jasper Struthers, recently took second place at the American Beauty Show (ABS), a national cosmetology competition held in Chicago. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Mark and Alicia Kapus of Pierz, a baby boy, Eli John weighing five pounds, 12 ounces on March 17, 2013.  Born to Travis and Carly Jackson of Little Falls, twins, a baby More...

Sports

Forsberg listed in DII Golfstat rankings

Tusculum College freshman Nick Forsberg is listed twice in the latest Golfstat NCAA Division II men’s statistics.  Forsberg is 18th in the country in subpar strokes per round (3.65) and 20th in par 3 scorings (3.10) as of March 21.  More...

Spring practices start indoors

The Staples Motley High School softball team has been practicing indoors so far this season, with slim hopes of getting out soon due to deep snow on the field. More...

Track team takes to the streets

Pictured, sprinters on the Staples Motley track team stretch out their legs on some downhill sprints during practice on March 26. The track team has one indoor meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 in Moorhead. More...

Churches holding special Easter services

Staples and Motley churches will be celebrating Easter with services beginning on Maundy Thursday. Churches are listed in the order the submissions were received.  Motley United Methodist Church   More...

Wadena board approves moving the law library

After years of wondering what to do with the law library, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners approved the temporary moving of the county’s public law library out of the secured area of the courthouse and into a location accessible to the More...

School gets input on communication and culture

The Staples Motley School District could develop new guidelines for communication, school culture, curriculum and getting parents involved, with the help of a planning session held March 25 at Staples Motley High School. More...

Hello, Readers,

On April 1, 1957, the  British news show  Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern  More...

 

News

Big Apple bound

Choir, band and orchestra students at Staples Motley High School headed east March 21, to begin their ‘2013 Music Tour to New York.’ Pictured above are students and chaperones on one of the three charter buses leased for the trip. More...

First stop on the tour

As part of their ‘2013 Music Tour to New York’ the Staples Motley High School music dept. (choir, orchestra and band) made a stop at the middle school in Motley March 21, where each group performed a variety of musical selections. More...

Farm to Cafeteria Workshop offered

Apples, cucumbers and tomatoes are the top three most popular Minnesota fruits and vegetables among K-12 students, according to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy survey of school food service leaders.  More...

Opinion

It’s time for Congress to finish the Farm Bill

As Congress digs into federal farm policy this year, “job one” should be enacting a five-year Farm Bill that will give farmers and ranchers in Minnesota and across the country the certainty they need to plan for the future.  More...

Gazelka reports on bills

This is a brief update of some of the most recent legislative events that took place at the Capitol.  Should you have any questions, call or email me. I welcome as much input from constituents as possible.  Budget/Taxes   More...

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

Staples Community Center

Friday, March 29:  Fitness Center: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Open Gym: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Lap Swim, Auarcise, Open Swim: CLOSED for locker room renovations; *Sr. More...

Obituaries

Robert Wonders

Robert J. Wonders, 81, died March 19, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held March 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,Staples with Father Joe Korf officiating. More...

Marian Hanych

Marian Laverna Hanych, 82 of Browerville, died Dec. 1, 2012 at the Onamia Nursing Home.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 5, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Albert Ziesemer

Albert Clarence Ziesemer, 76, of Absarokee, Mont. died March 21 at the Laurel Health and Rehab Center, Mont.  Burial was at Yellowstone Veteran’s Cemetery on March 27.  More...

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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...