February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Last push made to save The Vintage golf course

The group working to purchase The Vintage golf course has set one last deadline with the hope of raising another $60,000 to meet their original goal of $150,000 by Feb. 22, or they will not make the purchase.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley named a ‘Yellow Ribbon City,’

Council votes to have a new city attorney

Motley has been named a “Yellow  Ribbon City” for its efforts to support service members and military families.  The proclamation from Governor  Mark Dayton was made at the city’s regular council meeting Feb. More...

Pedley’s sentencing continued to May 22

Sentencing for Roger Martin Pedley of Motley, who pleaded guilty Aug. 12, 2013, to four counts of tax evasion for tax years 2006 - 2009, has been continued to May 22, 2014, 9 a.m., in Courtroom 1 of the Duluth Federal Courthouse. More...

Supporting the military

Motley Mayor Nancy Nieken (left) is pictured with Kathy Marshik (center) and Greg Zylka, co-chairs of the “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” organization. More...

Letters

A wonderful weekend

Staples was “hot” on Valentine’s weekend. Husbands,wives and family members out shopping for Valentine cards and dates at the local restaurants. And to top it off, we were treated to two musical events.  More...

Current Happenings

First time ‘4-H Celebrates Agriculture’ March 20

The Minnesota 4- H Foundation hosts the firstever “4-H Celebrates Agriculture” banquet at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.  More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Motley School media center.  More...

Library’s display system

Selected pieces of John Gorton’s travel photographs are now on display at the Staples Public Library, 122 6th St. NE, Staples. The exhibit includes scenes from Africa, Greece, Venice and othe Italian locales and Slot Canyon, Utah. More...

Obituaries

Viola Hoemberg

Viola Esther Hoemberg, 84 of Staples, died Feb. 11, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center’s hospice suite in Staples.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Ruth Bjelde

Ruth Evelyn Bjelde, 94, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Staples, died Feb. 11, 2014 at her home at Hillcrest Mable Rose, an assisted living facility.  A memorial service was held in the chapel at Hillcrest Mable Rose. More...

Herbert Carlson

Herbert J. Carlson, 85, of Roseville, died Feb. 6, 2014.  Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville. Burial was in Ft. Snelling National Veterans Cemetery.  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...

Checkmates practice begins February 20

The Staples Motley Checkmates chess team will begin practice at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Chess is open to students in grades K- 12 for all learning levels. More...

Council to rule on cage fight proposal

The Staples City Council wants to hear from their attorney to see if there are any liability issues, but otherwise they seem ready to approve a proposal from Lefty’s Bar to close 2nd Ave. More...

SnoDaze royalty

Emma Miller and Garret Secora sit on their thrones after being named SnoDaze queen and king on Feb. 14. See more SnoDaze photos on page 3a. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Todd board gets department updates

The Todd County Board of Commissioners held a lighter than normal meeting Feb. More...

 

News

Book release event in Staples

‘Good Shepherd’ is third book for Mevissen

Upon the release of his third book, Jerry Mevissen of Nimrod was determined to introduce his new 246 page compilation of short stories to outlets in Staples in a big way. The author was looking for a venue to host a book release event. More...

De La Cruz welcomed back to Staples

Ines De La Cruz, a former Staples Motley High School exchange student from Spain, enjoyed her stay so much that she decided to come back to do student teaching as part of her teaching degree in Spain. More...

Grants available from community foundation

Is your organization or group in need funding to support a community project? More...

Opinion

Keep public notices where citizens see them

The Todd County Board acted in the best interests of county residents Feb. More...

Random Acts of Kindness Week final report (this year)

Last week, Feb. 10-16, was Random Acts of Kindness Week and I reported three stories illustrating how those acts played out in our community. This week I have three more and I appreciate those who shared. The stories are in their own words. More...

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Life Currents

Student Achievements

CHANNA SUESS, Staples, graduated from St. Cloud State University in the fall of 2013. Suess received Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical dependency and community psychology.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to KaLee Johnson of Verndale, a baby boy, OakLee James Clifford, weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces on Feb. More...

Senior celebrations

Erma Pavlacky celebrated her 90th birthday at the monthly birthday party held at the Staples Community Center Feb. 11 with 17 people attending. Erma was presented with a personalized card and decorated cake. More...

Sports

State champ - five times

Jordan Shearer, grandson of Wally and Shirley Thompson, Staples, earned his 5th State Championship title at the North Dakota State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 15 in Bismarck, N. Dak. More...

Cardinals roll to win before tough week

The Staples Motley girls basketball team defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 68-33 on Feb. 11, giving them a week of practice before they face three of the best teams in the area. The Cardinals played section rival Sauk Centre on Feb. More...

Heading to state competition

Emmeline “Millie” Klefsaas earned a place at the state gymnastics tournament when she placed 4th on the vault with a 9.4 and 5th all around with a 35.975 at the Section 8AA tournament Feb. 15 in Moorhead. More...