September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A path of hills and valleys

A horse-drawn buggy travels towards the sunlight just beyond the next hill, south of Staples. More...

School taxes may go down four percent

The Staples Motley School Board approved a proposed tax levy that would lower the school district’s portion of property taxes by almost four percent at their Sept. 16 meeting.  More...

Free dinner theatre is a self made production

“Things aren’t always as straightforward as they seem,” said Amy Hunter about the free Lamplighter Theatre production “Poverty: What’s Your Baggage?”  In the self- made production, the Lamplighter actors show More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Volunteers, parks committee, build new park patio in Motley

Thanks to the efforts of the city’s parks committee and several community volunteers, Ernie Converse Park in Motley has a new patio area...complete with benches, a book kiosk and newly planted tree. More...

Suspect counterfeit bill deposited at Unity Bank in Motley

A suspect counterfeit $100 bill was deposited at Unity Bank in Motley Sept. 9, reports Motley Police Chief Brian Madison. More...

Annual service at the old Lincoln church

The Lincoln Ladies Aid hosted the annual service at the Lincoln Community Church Sept. 10. Pictured above on the platform are Judy Cantleberry, reading the gospel lesson; and Pastor Bob Mueller from Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing. More...

Current Happenings

Congregational Church celebrates 100 years

The First Congregational United Church of Aldrich will host a 100 year celebration on Sunday, Sept. 22, with worship service at 10 a.m. After the worship, lunch will be shared at Ted & Gens Restaurant in Aldrich. More...

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. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Vera Twardowski

Vera Twardowski, 80, of Browerville, died Sept. 13, 2013 at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.  Funeral services were held on Sept. 17, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. More...

Michael Brauch

Michael Wayne Brauch, 56, of Verndale, died Sept. 9, 2013 at his home.  A memorial service was held Sept. 14 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha, with Pastor Blake Rickbeil officiating. Burial was in St. More...

Harriet Neterval- Martin

Harriet H. Neterval- Martin, 87, of Motley, died Sept. 13, 2013 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at Motley United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE MAY TOWNSHIP CLERK POSITION

May Township is taking applications for the position of Town Clerk. You must be a resident of May Township. More...

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR QUOTES FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE

Staples Township is requesting quotes for plowing/ grading of 34 miles of township roads. This will be for the contract years of November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2015.  Quotes will be accepted by the Clerk until 7:30 p.m. on October 14, 2013. More...

TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 215 1st Ave. South, Suite 103 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420

PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. the Todd County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 215 First Ave. More...

Police, parks and rec upgraded with LGA

With an increase of $163,941 of Loal Government Aid ( LGA) from the State of Minnesota, the Staples City Council approved a budget that will not increase taxes but will shore up some departments that have been neglected or cut over the past few years More...

Wadena County board sets zero increase levy

At the Sept. 10 special board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted not to increase the 2013 pay 2014 property tax preliminary levy.  More...

On Dower pond

Rural sites in the Staples area took on a golden glow as the sun rose, illuminating the countryside through the heavy fog Sept. 15. More...

Above the cloud

A student - books in hand - crosses the highway overpass in Staples on his way to school as a train passes underneath in the thick fog. (Staples World photos by Janice Winter) More...

 

News

High school schedule issues brought to board

Scheduling issues on the first day of school brought Kyra Ladd to the Staples Motley School Board meeting Sept. 16. More...

Equipment advice

Above, Hunter Knudson gets some tips from Greg Giza on how to run the Bobcat excavator at the Big Equipment Show on Sept. More...

Unloading the troops

Emily Elfstrum gets help from her dad, Matt, while evacuating the National Guard transport truck at the Big Equipment Show on Sept. 12. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Opinion

Undo all B2B taxes in the Unsession

Gov. Mark Dayton has coined the 2014 Legislature as the Unsession, saying he’ll concentrate on ideas to make state government better, faster and simpler. More...

Special session report

I wanted to send you a quick update on the Sept. 9 special session that took place in Saint Paul.  More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

Born to Nathan and Amanda Stone of Brainerd, a baby boy, Maciah Daniel, weighing eight pounds, 14 ounces on Sept. More...

Cook-out at Lakewood Manor

Lakewood Health System hosted a ‘Tenant Appreciation Cook-out’ at Lakewood Manor in Staples Sept. 10. Attendees enjoyed a meal (including grilled hamburgers and hot dogs), activities and more. More...

Visiting Staples

You never know who will walk into the ‘World’ next. Two young women from Switzerland, Barbara Mittermair, left and Barbara Sonderegger, right, both from Herisau, Switzerland, departed the Amtrak train at the More...

Sports

First home win spurs Cardinal volleyball team

The Staples Motley voleyball team won their first home match in three years with what also may have been one of the most thrilling matches in years, a 3-2 victory over Crosby- Ironton Sept. 12. More...

Fourth quarter touchdown spree leaves Cardinals two points short

The Staples Motley football team made the long trip to Warroad to battle the Warrriors on a perfect night for football on Sept. 13. Both teams were coming into the game looking for their first win of the season. More...

CC teams compete at Eveleth-Gilbert

The Staples Motley cross country teams ran in a big meet at Eveleth on Sept. 12, giving the team a chance to go against new competition and let some newcomers to the team show what they can do in a big meet. More...