May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Teamsters file suit against Wadena County

In a civil suit filed against Wadena County on April 26 in Seventh Judicial District Court in Wadena, Teamsters Union Local 320 alleges in a single count that the county has engaged and continues to engage in an unfair labor practice with regard to m More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley girl’s poem awarded ‘People’s Choice’ at FWAC event

Eleven-year-old Samantha (Sami) Mrazek of Motley received the People’s Choice award at the third annual ‘Poetry On and Off the Wall’ event held April 28, at the Five Wings Arts Council building in Staples. More...

Owner of Pine Ridge Golf Club, Motley, indicted for tax evasion

Roger Martin Pedley, the owner of Pine Ridge Golf Club and Ridge Rib and Steak House in Motley, was indicted on April 9 for evading taxes for tax years 2000 - 2009; and for knowingly structuring his financial transactions to evade federal reporting r More...

Pillager Lions keep busy

The Pillager Lions had an information booth set up at the recent Community Arbor Day Celebration in Pillager. Pictured above, from left, are Lions Marlene Lindeman and Anne Ness.  More...

Letters

Commissioner district meetings

On April 29 5th district Commissioner Randy Neumann met with constituents for public discussion. The meeting was well attended, agenda was prepared for each person.  More...

Arson awareness

Did you know 65 percent of Minnesota’s 318 incendiary structure fires reported in 2011 happened in residential properties?  May 5- 11 is Arson Awareness Week in Minnesota. The theme is “Reducing Residential Arson.”  More...

Hypothetical pay for mothers falls, reflects stagnant wages

A mother’s hypothetical pay fell for the second year in a row, dragged down by stagnating wages in the United States, according to insurance information website Insure.com.  A mom in 2013 was worth $ 59,862 per year, down from $60,182 in 2 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...

Life Currents

Preschool at Sacred Heart Area School

Sacred Heart Area School Principal Jim Opelia says, “Preschool has become more popular in the Staples and Motley communities each year,” which was evidenced, he went on, by their need to expand by one classroom this past fall.  More...

Joining the nation in prayer

At least 20 people from the Staples and Motley communities (including several pastors) gathered to pray at the Staples Government Center May 2, part of the National Day of Prayer. More...

Engagement

Thompson, Helling

Craig and Vicki Helling of Staples announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Patrick Helling, to Amy Thompson, daughter of Gary and Leslie Thompson of Mayville, ND.  Patrick is a graduate of Staples Motley High School; and Amy i 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 BECKER TOWNSHIP ROAD TOUR

The Becker Township spring road tour will be held on Tuesday May 14, at 4:30 p.m. Supervisors will meet at 11865 79th Ave. SW, Motley. The public is encouraged to attend. 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...

V-E Day, 1945, meant life for Kopka’s family

Staples man remembers Nazi Germany

As a little boy growing up in Nazi Germany, Heinrich (Henry) Kopka remembers well having to raise his right arm at school and say, “Heil, Hitler,” along with his classmates.  More...

Uhlman, Wick named tops SMHS students

Staples Motley High School has announced Claire Uhlman as the valedictorian and Jordan Wick as salutatorian for the Class of 2013. More...

Hello, Readers,

The 66th Annual  Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener is set for  Park Rapids Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11...rain, shine, and, even ice. The community is optimistic that the ice will go out on Fish Hook  More...

 

News

Greenhouse, hydroponics working out for Thoele

Barry Thoele’s experiments in hydroponically grown vegetables is starting to pay off.  “This has worked beyond my hopes,” said Thoele, “It has exceeded all expectations.”  More...

Man arrested for grass fire arson Corn lifted farm business in 2012

On April 30, at 5:43 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and the Wadena Fire Depart- ment were called to a grass fire in Wadena Township on 130th Street.  The sheriff’s office and Wadena Fire Department have been dispatched to t More...

2013 CLC Commencement

May 15 at Staples; May 16 at Brainerd

Staples Campus Commencement   The Staples campus commencement event is Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School gymnasium. More...

Opinion

Investing in community mental health services

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

As legislators in state prepare to wrangle over next year’s budget, there should be little disagreement about the need to shore up our mental health services. More...

Current Happenings

Kids, families, invited to bike rodeo, trail ride

The Staples Area Friends of the Trails will hold a Bike Rodeo/Family Trail Ride on Thursday, May 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Jon’s Family Foods and Miller True Value parking lot, off of Warner Road in Staples.  More...

Library programs and activities

The Staples Public Library is offering the following programs and activities.  7th Graders Science Museum Workshop – May 21, 22 and 23  More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

May 10   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  May 12   THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOCIATION MTG Sun., May 12, 7 p.m., Wahoo Valley. More...

Obituaries

Geraldine Simon

Geraldine “Geri” Simon, 83, of Staples, died May 2, 2013 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held May 6 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Stephen Sveom officiating. More...

Wayne Dagen

Wayne Joseph Dagen, 66 of International Falls, died April 25, 2013 at Sanford Health in Bemidji.  Funeral services were held May 1 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. More...

Sports

Wentworth looks to get started on fishing career based on Crow Wing River adventures

Trevor Wentworth said he fell in love with fishing the Crow Wing River the very first time he was on it. More...

Softball season starts with hits and thrills

The Staples Motley softball team showed a powerful offense and good defense in starting the season with a 4-2 record while playing three doubleheaders. More...

Inside the Outdoors

Fish, fishermen and fish managers all playing a waiting game

Early last Saturday morning, after my young Labrador and I had taken our ritual morning walk, I brewed up a thermosfilling pot of coffee, loaded Bella into her crate in the car and the two of us took a reconnaissance drive to check out ice conditions More...