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Remembering highlights of the 2013 events

Following are some of the highlights from 2013 found in the Staples World. January  The Todd Area Trail Association has new snowmobile trail maps and a new trail groomer for the season. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

A look back on 2013 in Motley, Pillager areas

A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Pillager and the surrounding area during 2013. It was a year filled with its share of hard times and blessings; and weather seemed to play a role in several documented accounts. More...

Motley area law enforcement reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department included the following:  MPD Officer Jeff Jares issued two speeding citations along Hwy 10 in Motley Dec. 25. More...

State fair bound

In a series of articles published last summer, the Sauber siblings of rural Motley shared about the process of raising chickens for competition. More...

Current Happenings

Todd-Wadena Electric accepting grant apps

The next deadline to submit applications for Operation Round Up grants from Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is January 15, 2014. More...

Community service project

Instead of a gift exchange, the third grade students at Staples Elementary School helped others during the holiday season by collecting food. Along with this community service project, the classes also weighed and totaled the food items. More...

Mark Your Calendar

January 3   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., Jan. 3, 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218- 631-1714.  AA MTG, Fri., Jan. 3, noon, Motley Free Methodist Church. 218-630-8976.  January 4   More...

Obituaries

Frank Mack

Frank Alfred Mack, 85 of Bertha, died Dec. 21, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bertha. Burial will be in St. More...

Vernon Macho

Vernon Macho, 86, of Motley, died Dec. 24, 2013, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. Burial will be held at St. More...

George William DeBow

I was born May 2, 1925, in Chadron, Nebraska, to my loving parents, William and Nina (Lester) DeBow. They gave me the name George William De- Bow after my grandfather George DeBow and my dad William.  More...

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Public Notices

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 con More...

Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. More...

Divided Wadena Board refuses plea to fill staff vacancies

At the Dec. 23 special board meeting, Wadena commissioners voted 3-2 to rescind their approval, granted Nov. More...

Winter recreation

Kole Voge takes a run on his snowboard as Garrett Voge gets ready to slide down the hill. The boys took advantage of a nice day during their Christmas vacation by sledding at Northern Pacific Park in Staples on Dec. More...

 

News

Golf course group moving ahead

Meeting set for January 8

A shareholder model for The Vintage golf course will be further explored at an informational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Minnesota ranked third

MN leads nation in fewest days of poor physical health, lowest rate of cardiovascular deaths

Minnesota places third among all 50 states for overall health according to the latest edition of America’s Health Rankings, a nation-wide comparative health index sponsored by the United Health Foundation (UHF) in partnership with the American More...

CLC Foundation has four new board members

The Central Lakes College Foundation has welcomed four new members to its board of directors. More...

Opinion

Health care reform: A look at the industry

Lakewood Health System

Health care reform is affecting everyone and is a key topic of discussion in the media, at coffee shops and even at family gatherings.  More...

2014 could be a year of action if community steps up

Small town diet

If you took a photo of Staples at the end of 2012, it wouldn’t be much different than one taken at the end of 2013. One new store was built near the highway, a couple places were fixed up, but overall it looks about the same.  More...

Mikkelson reflects on retiring as Todd County Sheriff

Todd County Sheriff

Due to circumstances affecting my benefits, I have chosen to retire from my position as Todd County Sheriff effective Dec. 30, 2013.  More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Rebecca Thurmer and Kyle Roeser of Staples, a baby boy, Mason Lee weighing seven pounds on Dec. More...

SHAS Christmas program

Sacred Heart Area School presented their Christmas program Dec. 18 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Care Center

JANUARY SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS.  Jan. 2, 2 p.m. Birthday party-United Methodist Church; 6 p.m. Movie/ snack  Jan. 3, 1:45 p.m. The Vagabonds  Jan. 6, 2 p. m. Fried bread  Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

The sports year in review

Some of the top sports stories in the Staples World for 2013 included:   The Staples Motley girls basketball team lost in overtime to Sauk Centre in the Section 6AA Sub- Section finals, ending a 21-6 season.   Jordan Heldman and Blake Mil More...

Cardinal girls win two games at Monticello

The Staples Motley girls team won both their games at the Monticello Christmas tournament Dec. 27 and 28, defeating Princeton in the opening round and holding on to beat Orono 48-40 in the second game. More...

Cardinal boys win Pillager tournament

The Staples Motley boys basketball team used teamwork to defeat Isle 62-42 in the opening round of the Fornshell Christmas Basketball Classic in Pillager, then used a fantastic individual performance from Tyler Holub to defeat Pillager 70-65 in overt More...