March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Eighty years ago Si’s Chicken Pickers, Staples, beat the Harlem Globetrotters

The city of Staples went through their own March Madness in 1934, with a local team going on a barnstorming tour with the Harlem Globetrotters. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley’s 2014 Comprehensive Plan closer to becoming a reality

“Striving to grow a better Motley for current and future generations,” is the proposed Visioning Statement for the City of Motley’s 2014 Comprehensive Plan. More...

Cardinal Pride at the middle school

The Motley Staples Middle School has started a Cardinal Pride program where students can earn Cardinal Coins from school staff for going above and beyond middle school expectations. More...

MSMS students hold ‘Penny Wars’ to raise money for food shelf

Students at Motley Staples Middle School held ‘Penny Wars’ recently to raise money for the Motley Area Food Shelf. Thanks to their efforts, a total of $389.81 in cash, plus several canned goods, was raised.  More...

Letters

Family physicians appreciated

We want to thank the excellent Family Physicians and their colleagues in Staples who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. More...

Current Happenings

50th Annual Staples Rotary Art Show May 16-17 seeks entries

Freshwater Education District to show best student art

Pre-registrations are now being accepted for the 50th Annual Staples Rotary Arts Show May 16-17 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  For pre-registration or to have a brochure mailed, call Marci Lord at 218-894-5400, ext. More...

Conference on Aging

The 33rd Annual Conference on Aging celebration is set for Wednesday, June 4 at the Central Lakes College Staples Campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the event ends at 2 p.m.  More...

Educational Opportunities

March 31   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., March 31, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at SES Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. For more info on this free event, call 218-296-2139. More...

Obituaries

Duane Smith

Duane Ernest Smith, 76, of Nisswa, died March 20, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland in Brainerd.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 28 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Visitation is one hour prior to services. More...

Edith Petree

Edith “Edie” Petree, 80 of Staples died Feb. 1, 2014 at the LHS Care Center in Staples  A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on May 17 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.  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...

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...

NOTICE POPLAR TOWNSHIP MEETINGS

The Poplar Town Board will meet April 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall from May 2014 through February 2015. The meetings will be the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. More...

Wadena County jail overflowing

For the past two months, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department has had to send some of its inmates to other jails, due to lack of space. It has been several years since this was necessary. More...

Options sought for Wadena Transfer Station

Upgrading the Wadena County Transfer Station, located at 170th Street is one of the perennial topics the Wadena County board discusses at least once a year, and then tables. More...

 

News

Police investigate suspicious activity

On March 18 Staples Police responded to a complaint of a person outside a residence on 6th St. SE, four days prior to reporting the incident. More...

Todd County fills job vacancies

At their March 18 county board meeting, Todd County Commissioners voted to approve the hiring of four people to fill vacancies in the health and human services division, some for positions opened more than four months.  More...

Knowledge bowl news

Staples Motley Knowledge Bowl team “Channel 4 News,” from left, Paige Melse, Samantha Weyer, Spencer Svendsen and Anna Koopmann. The team placed 14th out of more than 30 teams at the regional competition on March 19. More...

Opinion

Growing opportunity for farmers and ranchers

The recent Census of Agriculture shows that there is tremendous potential for growth among the smaller producers that make up the middle of American agriculture, but they need our support to get there.  More...

It’s Agriculture Week

Minnesota Farmers  Union is proud to join in the celebration of agriculture and all it does for our communities during Minnesota Agriculture Week, which was declared by Governor Mark Dayton to be  March 23-29 and National Agriculture Day, w More...

In partnership with farmers, Extension helps shape our nation

The theme of this year’s National Agriculture Day is: “365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed” and carries a significant message.  We all need farmers for our survival. Today, each U.S. farmer feeds 144 people. More...

Life Currents

Speech team is second at Osakis

At their last meet of the regular season on March 22, the Staples Motley speech team placed second at Osakis.  Team members and their awards included, front row, left to right: Megan  Han - 3rd place, Prose; Spencer Svendsen - 1st place, In More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Peter and Amyann Mursu of New York Mills, a baby boy, Teeg Allen weighing six pounds, two ounces on March 14, 2014.  Born to Derek and Ashley Korzendorfer of Wadena, a b More...

Child Care Assistance Program

Available in Todd County

Paying for child care can be difficult as parents look for a job, go to work or attend school. More...

Sports

Spring arrives in fits and starts

Inside the Outdoors

Spring officially arrived in Minnesota at three minutes before noon on March 20. After a winter more brutal than most in recent memory, spring was awaited with more than usual enthusiasm and winter-weariness. But, just as the comic strip character More...

Six seniors to lead 2014 Cardinal softball team

The Staples Motley softball team came one game away from the state tournament last year. Despite losing some valuable hitters and fielders, the team expects to have success again this year.  More...

Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament Mar. 28-29

The 2014 Golden Gloves Tournament will be held Friday, March 28 through Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. both evenings at the Wadena Armory.  Class A championship bouts, novice bouts and female bouts will be featured. More...