April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A unexpected reminder of yesteryear:

Old Staples World newspapers found during house renovation

Nearly 70 years ago, someone working on a house in southeast Staples placed newspapers in between layers of flooring, most likely for the purpose of insulation or leveling. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Auger’s Pine View Resort in Motley

Family-owned business celebrates 40 years

Auger’s Pine View Resort on Lake Shamineau is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. More...

4-H’ers headed to state

The Cass/Wadena County Jr. Poultry team placed second at the recent 4-H Regional Knowledge Bowl competition and will advance to the state competition on April 20. Pictured, front row from left, are Jack Benson, Jack Adamietz and Molly Lindgren. More...

4-H teams at regions

Two Cass/Wadena County 4-H teams placed fourth at the 4-H Regional Knowledge Bowl Competition March 16. Pictured above, from left, is the Jr. Wildlife team: Alex DeGeest, Billy Sauber, Samuel Sauber and Clayton Sirucek. More...

Letters

Basketball coach

I don’t write letters to the editor very often, but something has happened that requires some follow up discussion. More...

Helping kids in poverty

In the response to the article “School board suggests helping kids in poverty,” April 4 issue, taxpayers had hoped these named activities would be available to all students regardless of family income. More...

Our right to bear arms

A hunting license is a privilege given by the state you are hunting in.  A drivers license is a privilege given to you by the state you live in.  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

April 12   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714. More...

Life Currents

Advance to section speech

At sub-section on April 6, the Staples Motley Speech Team advanced 11 speakers to the Section 6A speech meet to be held April 13, in Underwood. Out of the eight teams competing, Staples Motley took second.  More...

TCHC summer intern program

Tri-County Health Care is offering a paid summer internship to area students interested in health care careers. The opportunity provides students time to work at Tri-County Health Care and give them a taste of the health care industry.  More...

I-94 lane closures

Motorists travelling Interstate 94 near St. Cloud will encounter delays as non-rush hour lane closures occur on both directions of I-94 between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. More...

Sports

Softball team primed for another good year

“We’ve got everybody back,” said Staples Motley softball coach Bruce Onischuk. “We have 15 players who can play varsity ball. More...

Huber wins three events at indoor conference meet

The Staples Motley boys track and field team was led by the three seniors Brian Huber, Korey Zetah and Mike Beach at the Heart-of-the-Lakes Conference Indoor meet on April 2 at Concordia College in Moorhead.  More...

Beachy, Pearson, Wing lead Cardinals to 2nd place

After finishing 153 points out of first place last year at the Heart-of-the- Lakes Conference Indoor Meet, the Staples Motley girls track and field team stepped it up a lot this year, finishing in second place, just 31 points behind a very strong DGF More...

Todd County welcomes new staff

At the April 2 board meeting, Todd County Commissioners welcomed new staff members Zach Aaberg, GIS specialist; Brenda Miller, 75 percent time at University Extension; and Christina Sobiech, full-time jailer/ dispatcher. More...

Grandstand contract awarded

At its April 2 meeting, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners reviewed three bids submitted for construction of the new fairgrounds grandstand, from Assistant County Engineer Jeff Adolphson.   More...

‘Simply Lead’ is the theme for Leadercast

Community and business leaders as well as members of the public can access the knowledge and experience of worldrenowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast on May 10 from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More...

Hello, Readers,

Fifty years ago, when  Pres. John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay  More...

 

News

Math students have fun while preparing for contest

There were twenty-eight fourth and fifth graders participating in the Staples Elementary Math League this year. Students were selected by their teachers and/or performed well on standardized tests in the area of math. More...

Region Five shows how they can help locally

Region Five Development Commission Executive Director Cheryal Lee Hills gave a roomful of elected officials a simple metric to figure out what they do. More...

Drivers arrested for DWI

On March 29, at 1:20 a.m., Staples Police stopped a vehicle on Front Street for exhibition driving. Police learned the driver, Nicholas Welsh, 21, was intoxicated. More...

Opinion

How did the ‘Drug Take- Back’ event get started?

This is our county and local communities’ third year of taking part in a National Drug Take-Back event. They have been very successful in gathering unwanted and expired prescription medications. More...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and for many of us that brings to mind such things as the Sandusky Scandal, school hazing incidents and so on. More...

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Current Happenings

Collman and Miller to perform

Richard Collman and David Miller will conclude the Staples Motley Area Arts Council season with a piano duo performance on Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Motley. (Submitted photo) Richard Collman and More...

‘Celebrate Calm’ workshop offered

“Celebrate Calm” is a free workshop for all parents to help them stop defiance, yelling and sibling fights. More...

SAMC perform May 4

‘A meet and greet social treat’

After a busy year the Staples Area Men’s Chorus will wrap up their 2012-13 season on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Anthony Langer

Anthony “Tony” J. Langer, 86, of Stuart, Fla.; died March 30, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were with the Martin Funeral Home & Crematory/Stuart Chapel of Stuart. More...

Joan S. Weston

Joan S. Weston, 83, of Pequot Lakes, died April 7, 2013 at Essential Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.  More...

Loren Bell

Loren William Bell, 75, of Northome, died April 8, 2013 in Bigfork. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

NOTICE MORAN TOWNSHIP ROAD INSPECTION TOUR

The Moran Township will have it’s Annual Road Inspection Tour Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The public is welcome.  Teresa Wagner, Clerk  14pnc   More...

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...