July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Contract awarded for Wadena Courthouse repairs

Replacement of the roof and windows in the Wadena County Courthouse, long- discussed and delayed, will actually begin soon. More...

Bond allows High Rise to redo plumbing

Staples High Rise is starting a $1.2 million project to replace all the plumbing in the 60 apartments in the building.  Staples High Rise Manager Bobbi Blanchard said she applied for a $825,000 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency G.O. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘Old timers’ share memories, meal in Scandia Valley

At least 50 people gathered at the Scandia Valley Town Hall July 22, to share memories and goodies at the annual ‘Old Timers’ Potluck Picnic.’  “I wouldn’t miss it,” said Carl Edeburn, who drove 237 miles from More...

MHS Class of ‘56 reunion

The Motley High School Class of 1956 will hold a reunion Saturday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m., at BRICKS Travel Center in Motley.  For more information, email Norie Siers at ncsiers@gmail.com.   More...

Motley City Council approves two motions at special meeting

Tour of wastewater treatment plant held, too

At a special meeting held July 22, the Motley City Council approved two motions pertaining to two different city projects.  More...

Letters

Leadership

I would like to start off with a huge ‘thank you’ to all of the Rotarians for sending Emma Miller, Derek Mikish and me to Camp RYLA July 13-20, at the University of Crookston. 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

July 26 DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714. July 30 More...

Life Currents

Senior celebrations

The June and July birthday and anniversary parties were combined on July 9 in the Senior Citizen’s Room at the Staples Community Center. Seventeen people attended. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Staci Anthony of Brainerd, a baby girl, Emmy Hazel weighing nine pounds, three ounces on July 12, 2013.  Born to Jacob and Stephanie Francis of Brainerd, a baby girl, Ma More...

Engagement

Iverson, Alvarez

Kirstin Iverson and Charlie Alvarez announce their engagement.  Kirstin is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy Iverson of Staples. More...

Sports

Inside the Outdoors

Are the duck hunting rules becoming ‘the stuff of dreams?’

A co-worker recently made the casual remark that “I wish October would last four months.” He is a thoroughly dedicated hunter, and of course October can be the finest month for hunters. More...

Vintage teams head to state

The boys team and the girls team from The Vintage Golf Course in Staples each won their district to qualify for the Minnesota Golf Association (MGA) state team tournament, to be held Aug. 2-3 at Ridgeview in Duluth. More...

Legion baseball team wins to advance to District 6 tournament

The Staples Motley American Legion baseball team extended their season with a 4-1 win over Park Rapids on July 17. The win put them in the championship game of the sub-district tournament, where they lost to Sebeka 10-0. More...

Making the journey together

It was an emotional scene of tears, hugs and laughter when cancer survivors and caregivers met on the Relay For Life track to walk a lap together. More...

Dream coming true for local motocross racer

Gavin Kadlec, a 2011 Staples Motley High School graduate, will soon be heading off to the largest amateur national motocross event in the world.  The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships are held each year at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch i More...

Hello, Readers,

‘Three quarters of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world would finish if people were to put on the shoes of their adversaries and understood their points of view.’  Mahatma Gandhi   More...

 

News

SEaM Camp and robot clashes draw a big crowd to CLC

Central Lakes College and the Center of Excellence at Bemidji State University hosted the Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp July 8-12 at the Staples campus of CLC. More...

Passenger ejected, dies in rollover

On July 23, at 4:48 a.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a one vehicle accident that occurred in a field in a rural area of Staples Township. A pickup driven by Dale Czechowicz, 27, of Motley, rolled over in a hay field. More...

Changes made in Wadena County tax assessment procedures

Following discussions earlier this month, the Wadena County Board revealed on July 17 that changes will now be made in the procedures followed by employees of the county assessor’s office.  More...

Opinion

A better budget that works for Minnesotans

This legislative session, I traveled from Virginia to Winona to talk about the human services budget. In each city I heard directly from Minnesotans about the real impact programs and services have on their lives. More...

Current Happenings

Community band to hold concert

The Staples Area Community Band is in their second year and will present a concert on Tuesday, July 30, at Centennial Auditorium.  More...

Paul Drinkwine to perform at Music in the Park

Paul Drinkwine will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Drinkwine started playing guitar in 1969. More...

Connections High School information sessions

Connections High School will be holding two information sessions for students and their families who want to learn more about a career and technical high school education and/or a project-based learning environment.  More...

Obituaries

Rosella Hoemberg

Rosella M. Hoemberg, 97, of Staples, died July 17, 2013 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. More...

John Weishalla

John Weishalla, 96, of Staples died July 22, 2013 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  More...

Darold Falldorf

Darold Wendell Falldorf, 79, of Bemidji died July 15, 2013 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.  Private Family Services will be held under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

TODD COUNTY AUGUST 08, 2013 LAND AUCTION LIST OF TAX FORFEITED LANDS

State of MinnesotaCounty of Todd  Karen Busch County Auditor/Treasurer  Notice is Hereby Given, That Todd County will sell to the highest bidders, the following described parcels of land which have forfeited to the State of Minnesota f More...

BYRON TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR QUOTES SUMMER GRADING & WINTER PLOWING

Written quotes must be received by August 9, 2013. More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 77-PR-13-653

NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS ________________

Estate of Russell J. Dahl, Decedent.   More...