February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bremer speaks at National Honor Society

The Staples Motley National Honor Society welcomed guest speaker Dick Bremer as they inducted nine seniors and five juniors into their chapter on Feb. 19 at Centennial Auditorium.  More...

Food shelf donations in March count extra

March is Food Share Month. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Propane issues caused by a number of factors

The shortage of propane this winter and its drastic price increase has had a lot of people asking the question, ‘Why?’  According to re pre - sentatives at area propane companies Ferrellgas and Leaf River Ag. More...

Motley mail carrier honored for good deed

Sara Hoemberg, a rural mail carrier for the Motley Post Office, was recently recognized for her heroic efforts to help an injured man.  More...

Use caution when shoveling snow off roofs

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel is urging all county residents to exercise caution when attempting to shovel snow off their roofs.  According to Wetzel, “Each year we see injuries or worse as a result of people falling off or through More...

Current Happenings

Staples Library offers adult, children programs

HOT DIGGETY DOG STORYTIME – FEB. 27 & 28  More...

Mark Your Calendar

February 28   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. 218-631-1714.  AA MTG, Fri., Feb. 28, noon, Motley Free Methodist Church. 218-630-8976.  March 1   More...

Artists sought for demonstrations

50th Rotary Art Show is May 2-3

Artists are being sought to demonstrate their techniques and media during the 2014 Rotary Art Show.  The art show, which features the best in regional adult and student art, is set for Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, in the lobby of Centennial 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 Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. More...

Marcella Wolter

Marcella Joan Wolter, 80, of Sauk Centre died Feb. 19, 2014 at CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Our Lady of Angels Church in Sauk Centre. More...

Sports

Peterson, Erpelding win section titles

Drew Peterson and Alex Erpelding will compete at the state wrestling tournament after winning Section 6A titles at 182 and 126 pounds, respectively.  “Our team really came into their own,” said Coach Dave Anglin. More...

Auger hits 1,000 point mark in basketball win

Seth Auger scored his 1,000th career point on a familiar sight to Staples Motley boys basketball fans, a three point shot in the second half of a 57-49 win over Pequot Lakes on Feb. 20. More...

Girls earn top seed, clinch conference title

The Staples Motley girls basketball team got their biggest wins of the season so far, beating Sauk Centre 67-57 on Feb. 18 to likely give them a number one seed in the section tournament, then beating Detroit Lakes 55-42 on Feb. More...

Woman found dead in Motley is identified

On Feb. 25 the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a woman was found laying in the snow near the Country Terrace Apartments in Motley and appeared to be deceased. More...

Bartylla earns state snowmobile award

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources named Dave Bartylla of Motley its 2013 Snowmobile Safety Instructor of the Year. More...

Investor group purchasing golf course

An interim board has been set up to form a corporation and open The Vintage golf course this spring. The group trying to purchase The Vintage met their fundraising goal and they are moving ahead with the purchase.  More...

 

News

Todd County Board opposes legislation

During the Feb. More...

Quiz, broomball part of National FFA Week

During FFA week, Feb. 15-22, the Staples Motley FFA chapter held a quiz each day and gave prizes to the winner of a drawing among students who came up with the correct answer.  Questions included: A) What are the national FFA colors? More...

Honored during FFA Week

Members of the Staples Motley FFA had a pizza lunch at First International Bank & Trust in Staples during FFA Week on Feb. 20. More...

Opinion

New Farm Bill provides meaningful safety net

It has been a long, long road for the Agricultural Act of 2014, or what we call the “farm bill.” Farm Bureau is now focused on the rule making and implementation process. More...

Choose to pursue a healthy relationship

We celebrated Valentine’s Day recently, a time that brings love and relationships to the forefront. Unconditional love and a healthy relationship is truly one of life’s finest blessings. More...

American Heart Month

The following information on American Heart Month was provided by Todd County Health and Human Services   Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More...

Life Currents

Receives realtor award

Tower Properties has announced that realtor Nikki Hirschey of the agency’s Brainerd office has been named to the 2013 Executive Club, one of the top three categories of awards to agents presented annually by Weichert Real Estate Associates ( WR More...

Book reading in Staples

A few people attended a book reading event in Staples Feb. More...

Receives banking award

Alisha Winter (left) recently received the “Top Personal Banker II of the Year” award from First International Bank. Employees from over 20 branches were eligible for the contest. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE MAY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

May Township Annual Meeting will be held March 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the May Town Hall.  More...

NOTICE MORAN TOWNSHIP ANNUAL ELECTION CORRECTION

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Moran Township, that the Annual Election of Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014. More...

NOTICE BYRON TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

Byron Townships Annual Meeting will be held at the Leader Community Hall, March 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.  More...