December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Christmas at the Depot’

The Staples Historical Society’s “Christmas at the Depot” event will be held Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Staples historical depot. There will be refreshments, photos with Santa Claus at 1 p.m., Mrs. More...

Mass choirs/orchestras to perform Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria!’

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus (SAMC), working in collaboration with seven other area music groups, will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria!’ at four locations Dec. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley approves new health care plan

At a special meeting held Nov. 26, the City of Motley approved a new health care plan that includes a $1,500 deductible and a $750 H.S.A. (Health Savings Account).  The new plan, which will take effect in January, has a premium of $3,058.35. More...

Cass Cty Farm Bureau receives Minnesota Farm Bureau award

The Cass County Farm Bureau has received the Minnesota Farm Bureau County Award of Excellence, the most prestigious of all county Minnesota Farm Bureau awards.  It was presented by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Kevin Paap dur More...

Hanging decorations

Wayne Barros, Motley’s Utilities Supervisor (above left); and Bruce Brotherton spent much of Nov. 27 hanging Christmas decorations along Hwy 10 in Motley. More...

Current Happenings

Christmas concert features ‘family bands’

A Christmas concert, featuring two family music groups, will be held at the Staples Alliance Church on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. More...

Offering Southern Gospel and bluegrass music

Two family bands will perform a Christmas concert at Staples Alliance Church Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Catherine Hoffman

Catherine “ Cathy” J. Hoffman, 61, of Cushing died Nov. 29, 2013 at HCMC in Minneapolis.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., at the Motley United Methodist Church, with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. More...

Glenn Cyrus

Glenn H. Cyrus, 81 of Motley, died Nov. 28, 2013 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley, with Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE Certificate of Assumed Name

Minnesota Statues 333   The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. More...

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420

PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Todd County Commissioners

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held November 5, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  More...

City landlords want no part of rental code

More than 20 landlords voiced their opinions at the Nov. 26 Staples City Council meeting, unanimously opposing a proposed rental code for housing in the city. More...

SHS fund drive continues minus the thermometer

Although the thermometer may be down, the Staples Historical Society’s fund raising effort is continuing through the Christmas season and into the New Year.  Many people have noticed the demise of the SHS thermometer at the depot, a device More...

Murray appointed to city council

Ron Murray was appointed to the Staples City Council at the Nov. 26 meeting and will fill the seat vacated by Rob Schmeig in September. More...

Orchestra rehearsal

The Staples Motley High School Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of John Koopmann, is one of the groups participating in the combined choir and orchestra presentation of Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria!’ Pictured above during a recen More...

 

News

Fatal crashes prompt winter driving tips

Four fatal crashes on snowy and slippery Minnesota roads are a reminder that motorists need to plan ahead and adjust their driving to the weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.  More...

What are they doing?

A helicopter hovered in the sky about five miles west of Hewitt on Nov. 30 with the circle like cables connected underneath. More...

Depot pole dilemma

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 9:12 a.m. (and before that): Tom Kajer works to free the frozen metal pole at the Staples Historical Depot for the community Christmas tree. More...

Opinion

To move beyond gridlock we must draw on values of both left and right

“ With malice toward none and charity toward all . . .”  More...

Promise of cleaner water, healthier environment

Five years ago this month, Minnesotans went to the polls and took a bold action and approved a landmark conservation initiative known as the Clean Water,  Land and Legacy Amendment.  More...

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Life Currents

Moms In Need brings supplies to families

Tabatha Lindula knows what it’s like raising kids on her own and struggling to survive. “I had trials and tribulations of my own, working and trying to beat the system,” said Lindula. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Elizabeth Juergens of Staples, a baby boy, Solace Michael, weighing eight pounds, 11 ounces on Nov. More...

Mueller completes CLTC for Thrivent

Bob Mueller, financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has been awarded a professional designation in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC). More...

Sports

Girls basketball team starts out strong

Sharing the ball led to an offensive explosion for the Staples Motley girls basketball team in a 65-27 win over Perham on Nov. 30, their first game of the season.  The Cardinals passed for 23 assists on their 25 baskets. More...

Wrestlers learn in first action of the year

The Staples Motley wrestling team competed in the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational on Nov. 30, placing eighth out of nine teams. More...

Trophy whitetail

A thirteen-point buck weighing close to 200 pounds was shot by Eric Storbakken at his parents’ farm in rural Staples on Nov. 16. More...