August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Longbella Drug to celebrate 50 years

Working at a family business in a small town has some advantages. “You get to know people,” said Lani Roberts, who along with her brother Chad Longbella, continue their family tradition of running Longbella Drug in Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Ennekings are new owners of Pine Ridge Golf Club, rural Motley

Pine Ridge Golf Club in rural Motley has new owners.  Lance and Tonya Enneking of Rice took over ownership on July 25; and they say they’re ‘looking forward to getting to know their customers, as well as bringing in new ones.’ More...

Sauber chickens to compete at Minnesota State Fair

Reporter’s note: This is part-three in a series about preparing animals for the county and state fairs.   More...

Mill Pond Association wants Motley to take over their water/sewer lines

Members of the Mill Pond Townhomes Association in Motley are hoping the city will take over their water and sewer lines; and possibly their street (although they’d still like to take care of plowing it). More...

Letters

Here yesterday - Gone today

Letter to the Editor

What did we do to you, to justify you stealing the solar lights from our grave site?  I hope the joy you get when you look at the lights at night exceeds the joy my grandchildren had when they put the lights on their grandpa’s grave. More...

Current Happenings

Mike Carr to speak in Staples August 27

Wadena County Sheriff, Mike Carr, will speak at the Town’s Edge Restaurant in Staples on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. More...

New library service furnishes educators with topic materials

Busy educators who want a collection of learning resources for study can take advantage of a new service at Great River Regional Library (GRRL).  More...

‘Good Neighbors’ project

The Staples Alliance Church “Good Neighbors” teamed with some Faith Lutheran Church members to paint a house on 8th St. NE in Staples. More...

Obituaries

Isabel Knosalla

Isabel I. Knosalla, 93 of Staples, died Aug. 12, 2013 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. More...

Michelle Robben

Michelle “Shelly” Robben, 40 of Staples, died Aug. 13, 2013.  Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. More...

Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte “Char” Johnson, 54, of Long Prairie, died Aug. 15, 2013 in Brainerd.  Funeral services were held Aug. 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

New events spice up Railroad Days 2013

Ten teams are registered for 2013 Chili Cook-off

Staples Railroad Days has added several new events as the annual celebration starts its first year without the Ride The Dream Car Show, which the Still Cruisin’ Car Club decided not to hold this year.  More...

Sarah Paskewitz is a finalist for Princess Kay

Sarah Paskewitz is one of the 12 finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fair, from Aug. 22-Sept. 2.  Sarah attends North Dakota State University where she studies agriculture business. More...

School board asking two referendum questions

The Staples Motley School Board will ask voters to renew their operating levy and also add a new levy that they say will not raise taxes from the current level.  More...

 

News

Wadena Board ponders changes in county governance

At a special meeting held Aug. 13, Wadena County Commissioners spent two and a half hours listening to a presentation by Beau Berentson, General Government Policy Analyst for the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC).  More...

‘Strange Name’ fans

Members of the Jimenez family were among the nearly 200 audience members at the final ‘Concert in the Park’ at Burlington Northern Park in Staples Aug. 18. More...

Wellness in the Woods offers mental health services for rural communities

A lack of mental health options for rural residents led Jode Freyholtz-London to form Wellness in the Woods, a non-profit organization that will provide a variety of services for the north central Minnesota region. More...

Opinion

Showville: Staples

Railroad Days developing musical culture

Of all the reality shows on television, I appreciate the subtle and poignant moments rather than the flashy arguments, contrived contests and people who don’t know what to do with their time and money.  More...

Farm families impact Minnesota economy

Agriculture keeps advancing, adapting new technology to meet the needs of an increasingly global economy. Challenges have intensified as well - a lengthy drought, heavy precipitation and uncertain farm policies, to mention a few.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Calendar

Crow Wing Calendar

August 31   HERITAGE DAY - MOTLEY AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY BANQUET Sat., Aug. 31, 5 p.m., BRICKS in Motley. Hear stories of Lt. Elton Kennedy; and PFC Roy Tidrick. Meal. For reservations, info., 218-894-2594. More...

Life Currents

Alliance Church VBS collects Haiti missions donation

There were nearly 100 kids who attended Vacation Bible School at the Staples Alliance Church. The kids were challenged to see who could contribute the most to the missions project - the boys or the girls. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jennifer Gile and Darrin Dropps of Pine River, a baby boy, Wyatt Brennan weighing six pounds, six ounces on Aug. More...

Beloved foster grandma

After 19 years serving as a ‘foster grandmother’ at Staples Elementary School, Virginia Goeden of Staples (left) has retired. More...

Sports

Football seniors ready to lead the team

The Cardinals have a strong group of seniors, a huge freshman class and a few talented athletes in the junior and sophomore classes who the team will count on this year.  More...

New players to lead volleyball team

The Staples Motley volleyball team has a young team. Senior Kelli Klein and junior Kaitlin Spar are the only two returning players with varsity experience. After that, there will be a lot of competition for positions. More...

CC teams running with youth movement

The Staples Motley cross country teams, both boys and girls, will have young lineups with growing numbers of young runners on both sides.  More...