January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena board elects new chair

At the first county board meeting of 2014 held on Jan. 7, commissioners elected Bill Stearns chair, and Ron Noon vice-chair of the county board, for the year 2014.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

After 32 years with the City of Motley, Wayne Barros is officially retiring

This time it’s for real, Wayne Barros says of his retirement from the City of Motley.  “I thought I’d retired in 2005...I guess I was pulling a Brett Favre,” he laughed during a recent interview.  More...

Pedley to be sentenced Feb. 12 in Duluth

His attorney requests non-guidelines sentence

Roger Martin Pedley, who pleaded guilty Aug. 12, 2013, to four counts of tax evasion for tax years 2006 - 2009, will be sentenced Feb. 12, 9 a.m., at the Duluth Federal Courthouse before Chief United States District Judge Michael J. More...

Cass Cty Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Training

The eighth Annual Chaplaincy Training, hosted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Initiative, will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. More...

Current Happenings

Madhatters Theatre auditions for ‘Ghost of a Chance’

Staples native Justin Edin will be the director

Madhatters Community Theatre will hold auditions Sunday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. for a spring production of “Ghost of a Chance.” Auditions will be at the Legion Room at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School. More...

Mark Your Calendar

January 17   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., Jan. 17, 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218- 631-1714.  AA MTG, Fri., Jan. 17, noon, Motley Free Methodist Church. For more info., 218-630-8976. More...

Educational Opportunities

January 20   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., Jan. 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Life Currents

Geography Bee winner

Eleven-year-old Elena Grove, a 6th grader at Crosslake Community School, won her school’s National Geographic Society Geography Bee for the second year in a row. Tests are given to each classroom in grades four through eight. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Bobby and Adrain Freyholtz of Bertha, a baby boy, Bentley Joseph weighing eight pounds, eight ounces on Jan. More...

Prescription drop box at L.P. Police department

The Long Prairie Police Department in cooperation with Todd County Health & Human Services and Citizens Against Drugs Coalition announce that Long Prairie has the first prescription drug drop-off in Todd County. More...

Sports

Erpelding is Prairie Valley tournament champion

The Staples Motley wrestling team finished eighth out of eleven teams at the Prairie Valley Invitational at Parkers Prairie on Jan. More...

Cardinal girls basketball team has second-half woes

The Staples Motley girls basketball team was outscored in the second half of their third straight game, losing to Albany 62- 52 on Jan 10 and holding on to beat Park Rapids 77-65 on Jan. 13.  More...

Israelson looks forward to competition at Augustana

Emily Israelson will play golf for the Augustana College women’s golf team next year, as she was offered a scholarship and signed a letter of intent to play for Augustana. More...

Blessing’s committee assignments filled

At the first meeting of 2014, the four remaining commissioners of the Todd County Board chose Gary Kneisl to serve as chair, and Dave Kircher to serve as vice-chair for the year.  The commissioner seat in District One is vacant due to the resign More...

Candidates looking at budget

County finances are a focus for both candidates for the Todd County Board special election, to be held Monday, May 19, to fill the seat left open due to Mark Blessing’s reitrement at the end of 2013.  Both candidates, Barb  Becker and More...

Dollars for Scholars auction set for Monday

The Staples Motley Dollars for Scholars (DFS) will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner and auction on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Staples Motley High School cafeteria with the dinner served from 5-6:30 p.m., the annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. More...

 

News

‘Her Voice, Her Song’ will feature over 300 voices

Over 300 voices will be featured in the first ever ‘Her Voice, Her Song,’ choral event January 25, at Pillager High School. A concert for the public will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Local Foods College to run Jan.-March at CLC

Central Lakes College in Staples will be a host site for the 2014 Local Foods College. The series of eight sessions is designed for gardeners and farmers that are part of the growing community-based food system. More...

FFA Fish and Wildlife team

The Staples Motley FFA Fish and Wildlife Career Development Event team finished fourth out of 14 teams in competition held at the Region II event January 9 at Central Lakes College - Brainerd campus. More...

Opinion

Health care pay shifts from volume to value

One of the most significant changes health care systems in the country are now experiencing under health care reform is how we are being paid by health insurance companies and government agencies such as Medicare and Medicaid often referred to as &ld More...

Student council leads positive fun activities

In high school, student councils play a major role in allowing students to demonstrate leadership, creativity, and impact their everyday environment for the better. More...

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Obituaries

Duane Imsande

Duane Imsande, 74 of Cold Spring, died Jan. 12, 2014 at St. Benedict’s Care Center., St. Cloud.  Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring. More...

June Etzler

June A. Etzler, 83, of Motley died Jan. 6, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing, with Pastor Dawson Grover officiating. More...

Lois Korfe

Lois Ann Korfe, 83 of Clarissa, died Jan. 11, 2014 at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEED

YOU ARE NOTIFIED:   More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held December 17, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  More...

NOTICE THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP

The residents of Thomastown Township are reminded that the placing of snow and ice from driveways and approaches onto the TOWNSHIP ROADS is against the law.  Any person doing so is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine, under Minnesot More...