March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sign of spring

A drainage creek near 12th St. NE in Staples opened up for the first time and was flowing steadily on March 10. After an abnormally cold and snowy winter, temperatures hit the 40s on March 9 and 10. Even with the snow Mar. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Bid for contractor of Motley’s water treatment plant project still to be awarded

‘Motley’s financially healthy,’ says city auditor Jon Archer

The bid for contractor of Motley’s water treatment plant project will most likely be awarded at a special meeting in the near future.  More...

Pillager Food Shelf busy helping keep area families fed

The Pillager Food Shelf is hoping to stock its shelves during March, designated as Food Share Month in Minnesota.  According to Alice Korwes, coordinator of the food shelf, donations this year “are pretty good.” She noted that they h More...

Pillager’s 30th Annual Fiddler’s Contest is April 5

The 30th Annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager will take place Saturday, April 5, at the school located at 323 E. 2nd St.  Sponsored by the Pillager Fair Board, proceeds from the contest go towards maintaining the fairgrounds. More...

Current Happenings

Foreign affairs expert to speak at CLC

The Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government will host a presentation by world-renown foreign affairs expert and speaker Tom Hansen on Monday, March 24 at Central Lakes College’s Chalberg Theater in Brainerd. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th St. NE.  More...

‘Exhibition of Religious Art During Lent’ March 20 - 24, The ArtsPlace in Wadena

An “Exhibition of Religious Art During Lent” will be held at The ArtsPlace in Wadena March 20 - 24, from noon - 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Richard Rogers, Sr.

Richard J. (Dick) Rogers, Sr., 87 of Manteno, Ill. died Feb. 21, 2014 at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Ill.  Funeral services with military honors were held Feb. 26 at the Fedde-Helfrich Cross Funeral Home in Peotone, Ill. More...

Glen Bacon

Glen W. Bacon, 68 of Ridgefield, Wash. and formerly of Staples, died Jan. 3, 2014 at home.  A memorial gathering will be held on April 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Alice Lemke

Alice Mae Lemke, 74 of Riverton, died March 14, 2014 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 conditions of the following described mortgage More...

STAPLES MOTLEY ISD #2170 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Notice is hereby given, that Staples Motley ISD #2170 request proposals for:   Group Life and Long Term Disability Insurance   Specifications will be available from the District’s Agent of Record, National Insurance Services, at 250 S More...

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of Becker, Cass County, Minnesota shall meet on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Becker Township Hall.  More...

Cardinal Jump Start could be new program

Area children who turn five years old during the summer months might soon have an alternative to starting kindergarten - a transitional year between preschool and kindergarten.  The Staples Motley School Board heard a proposal about a possibl More...

Wadena County hires assistant county attorney

Wadena County Commissioners learned at their March 11 board meeting that County Attorney Kyra Ladd had interviewed a suitable candidate for the vacant position of assistant county attorney.  More...

Friendly Rider Transit transfered to highway dept.

At the March 11 special board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted to accept the recommendation of Social Services Director Paul Sailer and County Engineer Ryan Odden to transfer the Friendly Rider Transit Program and the Volunteer Driver Progr More...

 

News

Wadena County board appoints interim social services director

At the March 11 special board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners heard a recommendation from retiring Social Services Director Paul Sailer that the county hire an Interim Social Services Director to provide employees with appropriate supervision wh More...

Todd County Sheriff’s Office statistics

As we all know, this has been an exceptionally long and cold winter with plenty of snow for snowmobiles to operate. While this is good for our recreation and hospitality businesses, it has also become a concern for the Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Showing some local dance moves

Local dancers from Kari Erickson’s A Time To Dance studio added to the variety of the performances Mar. 15 at Centennial Auditorium. The Staples Motley Area Arts Council presented a show by the James Sewell Ballet company. More...

Opinion

Celebrate the Sunshine

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although this editorial was written wi  More...

What do you want to know about local government?

Small town diet

One of the traditional roles of newspapers is to make sure local government is honest and open. More...

Kindergarten open houses Mar. 25 and 27

Staples Motley Schools

Warmer temperatures are here - spring may finally be on its way. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Erik and Kelly Bonde of Brainerd, a baby boy, Brendan Edward Richard, weighing seven pounds, six ounces on March 10, 2014.  Born to Krystle Schwartz and Rory Olson of Ve More...

Student achievements

GEMMA SHAFFER Staples, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.   More...

Todd County 4-H club meeting

Members of the A1 4-H Club in Todd County are pictured with some of the food items they have collected recently for the Staples Food Shelf. In addition, they donated $75 in cash. More...

Sports

Will deer rule violators be excused?

Inside the Outdoors

Some of the actions and positions taken by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may be fair game for disagreement and debate. Winter deer feeding, which the DNR opposes, is a good example. More...

Blue Devils hockey awards

  Kylee Helling, center, from Staples Motley received the Blue Devils “Hobie Baker” Memorial Hockey award at the team’s awards banquet held in February. More...

Spring training indoors

The Staples Motley baseball team got their season started indoors at the Staples Community Center. Pictured, Tyler Winkels takes a swing at the batting tee. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...