December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A time to gather for Christmas

The Staples Nutrition Site annual Christmas meal was held at the Staples Community Center gym Dec. 18 including a full turkey dinner and pumpkin pie dessert. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Phone scams reported in Cass County; tips offered to avoid fraudulent situations

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the sheriff’s office has received several reports of phone calls and text messages seeking information about credit and debit card numbers, specifically through the First National Bank of Walker as the More...

A fire, two-vehicle crash and citations included in law enforcement reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office included the following:  On Dec. More...

Candlelight service at Harmony House

An early Christmas candlelight service was held at Harmony House in Motley Dec. 22. The service, hosted by Motley United Methodist Church, included scripture readings, a Christmas message and the singing of several Christmas carols.  More...

Letters

Here’s what matters

I have had the privilege over the last week to see two concerts put on by the Staples Motley High School choirs and community choruses. While the music was beautiful, the meaning of these concerts is so much more. More...

Current Happenings

Poetry on the Wall call for submissions

The Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) invites those interested to submit up to three poems for Poetry on the Wall. Poets, consider this opportunity to exhibit your work and read during the reception.  More...

Mark Your Calendar

December 27   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., Dec. 27, 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218- 631-1714.  AA MTG, Fri., Dec. 27, noon, Motley Free Methodist Church. For more info., 218-630-8976. 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...

Obituaries

Frank Mack

Frank Mack, 85, of Bertha, died Dec. 21, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bertha. Visitation is at the church on Dec. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Raymond Romig

Raymond R. Romig, 86, of Motley, died Dec. 20, 2013.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 12 p. m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. Visitation is two hours prior to services. More...

Ernest Junker, Jr.

Ernest “Ernie” Hans Junker, Jr., 72, of Parkers Prairie, died Dec. 20, 2013, at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held November 26, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 26th day of No More...

Public Notice

COUNTY PRINTING TODD COUNTY - MINNESOTA   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...

Wadena County reduces taxes by two percent

On Dec. More...

Becker files for county seat

Barb Becker filed for the open seat on the Todd County Board of Commissioners on Dec. 23. Becker also ran for the position in the 2012 election.  The seat will be open due to Mark Blessing’s retirement, effective Dec. 31. More...

Three appointed to Todd County top jobs

At the Dec. 17 meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners appointed three current employees to fill leadership positions temporarily while searches are conducted.  Denise Gaida will become interim auditor/ treasurer on Dec. More...

Seth Neidhardt wins two trips, $45,000

EDITOR’S NOTE: Seth Neidhardt wrote the following blog post for wheeloffortune.com after he was a big winner on Dec. 18.   More...

 

News

MnDOT talks transit with Wadena County

At the Dec. More...

Thrivent supplies food shelf

Thrivent Financial donated $600 to the Staples Food Shelf, which was used to buy the food pictured from Ernie’s Food Market in Staples. More...

Twin Eagle Dairy earns conservation award

Pat and Jody Lunemann of Clarissa, along with sons Jake and Barrett, were on hand Dec. 3 at a luncheon held during the annual convention of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) in Bloomington. More...

Opinion

Don’t worry, Santa, the ‘war on Christmas’ isn’t real

When I read that 52 percent of American adults say they believe in Santa Claus  (according to a survey from Public Policy  Polling), I wasn’t surprised to learn in the same poll that 42 percent also believe there is a “war on Ch More...

Proud to support the ‘5 Percent Campaign’

As your Representative, I am proud to support reforms and increased funding for our long-term care facilities, particularly in Greater Minnesota. I have long stood for legislation supporting families. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jeanne Hoemberg and Audie Tesch of Sebeka, a baby girl, Lillian Jade, weighing seven pounds, nine ounces on Dec. More...

A merry meal gathering

For seniors and guests at Christmas

Amidst the Christmas spirit many “Merry Christmas” greetings, Christmas decorations and the many smiling faces, those attending the Staples Senior Nutrition Site meal at the Staples Community Center gathered for a great holiday celebratio More...

Care Center

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS.  Velma Gedde, Jan. 1; Sally Ross, Jan. 11.   More...

Sports

Cardinal girls put up big numbers at LPGE

The Staples Motley girls basketball team took advantage of an overmatched Long Prairie-Grey Eagle team to win easily 93-19, but they also used the game to improve their team skills. More...

Lisson, Erpelding, Peterson earn Big Bear medals

Three Staples Motley wrestlers navigated the brackets to place in the Big Bear Wrestling Tournament Dec. 20-21 in Cass Lake-Bena. More...

Cardinal boys take two losses

The Staples Motley boys basketball team came out on the short end of a low scoring game Dec. 20 at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 44-42, and again the next night in a high scoring game when Fond du Lac Ojibwe came to town, 94-66. More...