January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Artist auction

The Staples Motley Dollars For Scholars auction brought in a preliminary count of $9,342 to go to scholarships for Staples Motley seniors. Pictured, a new item at the Staples Motley Dollars For Scholars auction on Jan. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley’s new water treatment plant on schedule; final bid set for Feb. 27

The City of Motley could begin building its new water treatment plant this April, if all continues to go as planned. A final bid date for the project has been set for Feb. 27.  At their regular meeting Jan. More...

Tips for preventing identity theft during tax season

With tax season approaching, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reminds citizens to take steps to ensure that your tax filings and return checks are secure and not subject to potential identity theft.  More...

‘Ladies Night Out’

The Motley United Methodist Church Men’s Club hosted a “Ladies Night Out” at Mr. Ed’s Restaurant in Motley Jan. 20. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres, a full course meal and dessert. More...

Current Happenings

January is ‘National Radon Action Month’

Help prevent lung cancer by spreading awareness

January 2014 has been declared “National Radon Action Month” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Food shelf competition

The Staples Elementary School fifth grade classes held their second annual food shelf competition in December. Together they donated 360 items of food and $11 to the local food shelf. More...

Lamplighter Community Theatre annual meeting

The members and board of the Lamplighter Community Theatre will hold their annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Rueben Hasselberg

Rueben David Benjamin Hasselberg, 90, of Staples, died Jan. 16, 2014 at Lakewood Care Center in Staples. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. More...

Shirley Bjerga

Shirley A. Bjerga, 69, of Motley, died Jan. 17, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Natividad Hegge

Natividad “Naty” Hegge, 67 of Staples, died Jan. 17, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D.  Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. More...

City council approves land purchase bid

The Staples City Council approved a bid to sell 77 acres of land north and west of Staples for $96,625, to Ken and Julie Peterson. Two sealed bids were reviewed at the Jan. More...

CLC-Staples campus is in governor’s bonding bill

Central Lakes College is one step closer to being approved for a $4.5 million project at the Staples campus. More...

Cal Glockzin, barber, reflects on his life

It’s been a few months since the town of Staples could count on the mannequin outside Cal’s Barber Shop to keep them abreast of various seasons.  For example, if you drove by the downtown shop in November, most likely the mannequin w More...

 

News

Todd County flood plain maps available

In some areas of Minnesota, the spring snow melt and runoff will cause rivers and streams to swell often resulting in flood damage to homes and structures.  More...

Erholtz found ‘signature’ moment in 11th round of spelling bee

Beck Erholtz put his “signature” on the the Staples Elementary School Spelling Bee on Jan. 15, correctly spelling “signature” in the eleventh round to win the contest out of 14 other fifth grade students.  More...

Wadena Board explores changing social services, public health

As part of their ongoing effort to restructure Wadena County government to make it more efficient and effective, Wadena County Commissioners held a special meeting on Jan. 17. More...

Opinion

Step-up, Minnesota, to improve broadband

Imagine lacking electricity or telephone service at your home or business. Admittedly, it’s a hard thing to do. Not long ago, though, the services we now view as essential utilities were anything but. More...

Know what is COOL and what is not COOL

Right now, Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) is in jeopardy in the farm bill conference. We know that some conferees intend to introduce an amendment shortly that will gut or repeal U.S. COOL. If this amendment passes, U.S. More...

Update on pre-filed bills

Can you believe it? The 2014 legislative session is just around the corner, and we’ve been busy in St. Paul working to pre-file bills as we get ready to get to work next month. With the legislature set to convene on Feb. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Josi Sumey and Tim Cline of Browerville, a baby boy, Sawyer Jeffrey weighing five pounds, eight ounces on Jan. More...

Senior celebrations

The January birthday party was held in the Senior Citizen’s room at the Staples Community Center January 14, with 18 members attending. More...

Student Achievements

MINNESOTA STATE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE recently announced its Fall 2013 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must complete 12 or more college-level credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  More...

Sports

Cardinals come close but drop two games

The Staples Motley boys basketball team lost two heartbreakers, losing by four to section opponent Sauk Centre 67-63 on Jan. 14 and then a game that came down to the last seconds, a 59-57 loss to conference foe Park Rapids on Jan. 16.  More...

Full lineup produces wins for wrestlers

A season-long plan to unveil a full lineup helped the Staples Motley wrestling team win three duals in a row against nearby rivals, a 41-39 thriller against Wadena-Deer Creek on Jan 14 and two wins at the Don Dravis Duals on Jan. More...

Tough schedule looms

The Staples Motley girls basketball team did not play any games this past week but could use the rest because they are about to face the toughest part of their schedule. More...