May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jump Start kindergarten is an option

Middle schoolers to get more career and technical exploration classes

The Staples Motley School Board approved going ahead with planning for the Jump Start program that will provide a separate classroom for younger kindergarten students and those who are not yet prepared for the full kindergarten curriculum.   More...

‘What ever happened to...?’

Tom Girtz, SHS, state, Teacher of Year

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

City of Motley approves spending up to $50,000 for new plow truck

The Motley City Council has authorized Bruce Brotherton, Utilities Supervisor, to continue searching for a new plow truck for the city. More...

MHS Class of ‘55 gift

Members of the Motley High School Class of 1955 are pictured near the flagpole their class gave to the school when they graduated. More...

Family reading time

Morgan Converse (second from left) read to her family from the book, “A Mud Pie for Mother,” following the ‘Running Start Program’ at Motley Elementary School May 9. More...

Letters

Clean up after ‘Rover’

The Evergreen Hill Cemetery would like to remind dog owners who walk their dogs at the cemetery to please pick up droppings. More...

Current Happenings

Local vet writes about Vietnam experience

Arthur Haman, author of “Vietnam 365 Days,” was born in Ottertail County, Minn., in 1945 and grew up on a dairy farm with his three sisters and seven brothers. More...

Rotary Art Show demonstrators, visitors

Over 500 people attended the 50th Annual Rotary Art Show May 16 nd 17, including new and familiar artists. Above, Pam Collins, left, displays some of her mosaics and demonstrates her technique. More...

Conference on Aging is ‘celebrating’ on June 4

Mike Rothman of the  Minnesota Department of  Commerce is the keynote speaker for the 33rd Annual Conference on Aging “Celebration!” Wednesday, June 4, at the Staples campus of Central Lakes College.  Rothman, who has made More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Witz

Eleanor (Ellie) F. Witz, 87, of Staples, formerly of Brooklyn Park, died May 17, 2014 at the Lakewood Health Care Center, Staples.  Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Historic Ft. Snelling Chapel. More...

Sports

Softball team heads to playoffs as third seed

The Staples Motley softball team finished up the regular season when they defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 13-6 on May 13, then lost a pair to Pequot Lakes, 8-0 and 4-1, on May 16.  More...

Conference champs: Hofmann, Rivetts, Beachy, Klefsaas

The Staples Motley track and field teams had several individual champions at the Mid State Confrence meet on May 13.  More...

Auger’s grand slam sparks winning streak

Ignited by Seth Auger’s grand slam home run that helped beat Bertha-Hewitt Verndale, the Staples Motley baseball team went on a four game winning streak. More...

Roger Pedley sentenced to serve one year in prison, two years of supervised release

Roger Martin Pedley, 70-year-old former owner of Pine Ridge Golf Course in Motley, has been sentenced to serve one year in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.  More...

Memorial Day events set

Two Memorial Day events will be held in Staples on Monday, May 26, the Motley American Legion will travel to four sites and the Pillager American Legion will host a program and cemetery ceromonies.  Staples   Retired Major Jim Vollegraaf wi More...

Todd County Commissioner District 1 Special Election Results

Barb Becker won the special election May 19 for the seat on the Todd County Board of Commissioners vacated when Mark Blessing retired.   The unofficial results are below. The canvassing meeting will be at 10 a.m., May 22.   More...

 

News

CLC graduates 140 students at Staples

The Central Lakes College Staples campus commencement event was held May 14 at the Staples Motley High School gymnasium. Approximately 140 graduates were honored at the 2014 program.  More...

Staples Police deal with school, youth incidents

On May 15 at 9:05 a.m., Staples Police responded to an altercation on a school bus at the Staples Motley High School where one juvenile had hit another juvenile.  On May 15 at 12:23 p.m., Staples Police received a report that a student had a poc More...

Wadena County to sell Sebeka Legion

At the May 13 Wadena  County Board meeting, commissioners handled a variety of important county business matters.  Sebeka City Attorney Jeff Pederson appeared before commissioners to present an escrow agreement to the board, regarding the f More...

Opinion

The Value Equation

Lakewood Health System

The word equation conjures up memories of country school: approaching the black board, chalk in hand, looking at the numbers in front of me and scribbling out my answer to the problem in front of my classmates.  More...

Renovations approved for $4.2 million for CLC Staples campus

Central Lakes College

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters and regional legislators for their bi-partisan work during this last legislative session. More...

Attention, all Staples area veterans

Our historic American Legion Post #70, which dates from Aug. 5, 1919 is in jeopardy. We are facing a serious decline in enrollment. More...

Life Currents

Foster Grandparents program says ‘goodbye’ to Becky Martinson

After nearly 15 years working as the Area Supervisor for Catholic Charities  Central MN Foster Grandparent Program  (FGP), Becky Martinson of Staples has retired.  It’s a job she thoroughly enjoyed and she will miss it, she said More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Jon and Tara McAllister of Baxter, a baby girl, Ellie Reese weighing nine pounds, two ounces on May 10, 2014.  Born to Nkechi Arinze and Alex Wendt of Backus, a baby girl More...

Student Achievements

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA held its spring commencement ceremony May 17. 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...

Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 77-PR-14-401  In Re: Estate of Florence N. More...