November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Day program

Monday, Nov. 11  1:50 p.m.  Site: Staples All Veterans Park, Highway 10 East  T-6 Thunder flyover: scheduled for around 2:30 p.m.   More...

Six flags around Old Glory

The latest addition to the Staples All Veterans Park is the six branches of service flag poles that form a semi-circle around the 80 foot flag pole with the 20 by 30 foot U.S. flag. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Al Krupke, long-time scale master in Motley, retires

After 17 years serving as scale master for the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association at their scale yard in Motley, Al Krupke is turning over the ropes to Les Swift. “I’ve enjoyed it,” Al said of his time with the MCA. More...

Conducting test borings

Nor thland Drilling, Inc., of Randall, conducted test borings for water at Motley’s Industrial Park Nov. 1. The City of Motley is hoping to find a well that offers better quality water (as well as quantity) than their current well. More...

So far, Motley hasn’t ‘struck gold’ in test drills for better water

The City of Motley has been conducting test drills for water, hoping to find a well with better quality water than they currently have; and with sufficient quantity to meet the needs of their residents and industries.  More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

November 8   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., Nov. 8, 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218- 631-1714.  ‘OUR PLACE’ OPEN HOUSE ( CROW WING CTY DROP- IN CTR) Fri., Nov. 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 323 So. More...

Having fun, playing music

The Barley Jacks, led by legendary fiddler Brian Wicklund, will bring their blend of bluegrass, Celtic and roots to Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Nov.16, at 7:30 p.m. (Submitted photo)   More...

Barley Jacks show coming to Staples

The Barley Jacks, led by the phenomenal fiddler Brian Wicklund, will bring their blend of bluegrass, Celtic and roots to Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is underwritten by Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank.  More...

Obituaries

Jane Goff

Jane May Goff, 77, of Staples, died Nov. 3, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Congregational Church in Aldrich. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. More...

Kari Kvamme

Kari Lynn Kvamme, 49, of Verndale area, died Oct. 28, 2013 at her home.  Funeral services were held Nov. More...

Dixie Benge

Dixie Ann Benge, 81, of Staples, died Oct. 28, 2013 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

ORDINANCE NO. 503 AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

THE CITY OF STAPLES  DOES ORDAIN AS  FOLLOWS:   Section 1. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE TODD-WADENA  COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS  MEETING   On Thursday, November 7, 2013 the Todd- Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet at 11:00 a.m. More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human  Services Meeting held September 24, 2013  CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie MN on the 24th day More...

Deer hunting season brings out the stories

Bill Smith hunts north of Staples in the Wahoo Valley area. Following are some of his stories.   The biggest deer I ever shot was in 1965. I still remember it like yesterday.  More...

Veterans Day to feature flyover

For the second year in a row, the Still Cruisin’ Car Club is sponsoring a flyover of the T-6 Thunder North American Flight Team, which thrilled the crowd with a flyover at last year’s Veterans Day Ceremony.  More...

SHAS Veterans Day

Monday, Nov. 11  10 a.m.  Sacred Heart Area School  The public is invited to attend Sacred Heart Area School’s Veterans Day Program.   More...

Community Center repairs start at $500,000

The Staples Community Center is in need of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, according to Mark Wolle, a representative of Honeywell. More...

‘The Way of Water’ in paint, fabric, mosaics

The works of many visual artists are immediately recognizable by their style. People can often pick out a Picasso or a Salvador Dali or a Monet. So here’s the question. More...

 

News

Lions Governor

The Staples Host and Staples ‘93 Lions held their annual Lions District Governor’s visit Oct. 21. More...

Little readers

Clara Neal, center above, and Eli Roiko, center below, are pictured with Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition member Beth Fabian, left, and Angela Johnson, Library Assistant at Staples Public Lib More...

Assault leads to arrest

On Nov. 1 at 2:56 a.m., Staples Police responded to a report of an assault in the 100 block of Wisconsin Ave. SE. Upon further investigation police arrested Cassy Grunwald, 19, for assaults on two separate victims. More...

Opinion

Serve veterans as they have served us

During the recent government shutdown many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.  More...

We Salute Those Who Served

On Veterans Day, we salute the American veterans and active-duty military whose courage and dedication have protected our freedom and our way of life for generations. More...

Proper etiquette during our national anthem

The Star-Spangled Banner has been recognized as the U.S. national anthem since 1931. U.S. Code § 301 addresses the proper etiquette for U.S. citizens to follow when the anthem plays. Although U.S. More...

Life Currents

Halloween safety presentation

Just before Halloween, members of the Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 presented Halloween safety information to elementary students in Staples and Motley. More...

LHS Care Center auction

Auctioneer Dan Skogen peddles the merchandise at the Lakewood Care Center’s annual activities auction on Oct. 18. Residents earn credit for the auction by attending activities, then bid on items donated by staff and other donors. More...

OB staff attends training

On Oct. 9 Lakewood Health System’s Obstetrics team participated in a training session on ‘In Situ Simulations/Mock Codes’, which focuses on ‘team’ in the acute care setting. The session was facilitated by Dr. More...

Sports

Plopper, Trout get state meet experience by running fast

Stephen Plopper and Ryan Trout had positive experiences running in the Minnesota State Cross Country Meet on Nov. 2 at St. More...

Tamarack: the other gold of autumn

One of the most anticipated joys of autumn can also be something of a curse. More...

Readers keep outdoor writers on their toes

It has been said that a journalist has not really made an impact with his writing until somebody sues him. More...