May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Paying respect

From left, Larry Denny, Commander of American Legion Post #70; Arlene Grover, President of the American Legion Auxiliary; Pastor Justin Domogalla, and Memorial Day speaker Jim Vollegraaf stand for the National Anthem. More...

Paver observation

Families and friends of military veterans look for the names of the area service men and women on the pavers at the Staples All Veterans Park after the Memorial   Day paver dedication on May 26. See more photos on page 10a. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Memorial Day address

Charles R. Poulton, who served in the United States Army from 1968 until his retirement in 2003, is pictured giving the Memorial Day address at Poplar Cemetery near Leader May 26. More...

Reciting, “The Pledge of Allegiance”

People who attended the Memorial Day Service at Poplar Cemetery in Leader had the opportunity to recite “The Pledge of Allegiance” and “The Lord’s Prayer” during the course of the program. More...

Singing “America the Beautiful”

A number of people attended the Memorial Day Service at Motley Staples Middle School May 26. Pictured above, front row from left, are Tacassia Jerrett, who read the poem, “Our Pride, Our Flag;” Charles R.  More...

Current Happenings

Plant swap is echo of pioneering roots

North Central Minnesota is becoming identified with innovative, grassroots, barter events held in a uniquely democratic fashion. The trend appeared with the first Barterfest in the small town of Hewitt in 2010. More...

Central Minnesota Boys Choir concert June 3

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir will present their “home” concert on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. The Explorer Choir and Voyageur Choir will both be performing at this concert. More...

School board work session

The Staples Motley School Board will hold a work session Monday, June 2, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Motley media center.The 2014-15 budget will be reviewed and discussed.   More...

Obituaries

Jeanne Lorraine Whitney

Jeanne Lorraine Whitney, 93 of Staples, died May 26, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Joseph Korf officiating. More...

Roberta Bertram

Reberta Ann Bertram, 78 of Verndale, died May 26, 2014 at Lakewood Hospice in Staples. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29 at the Verndale Alliance Church with Pastor Tony Stanley officiating. More...

John Adamietz

John Paul Adamietz, 56, of Staples died May 22, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral services were held May 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. Burial was at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held May 6, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

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...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #17 April 21, 2014   More...

CLC receives $4.2 million for Staples campus

Remodeling of the main Staples campus of Central Lakes College for $4.234 million was approved by the Minnesota Legislature in a bonding bill signed by Governor Mark Dayton on May 20.  More...

Posting the colors

The Tri-County Post #124 American Legion participated at several Memorial Day Programs May 26, including Poplar Cemetery (above), Bridgeman Cemetery, Motley Evergreen Cemetery and Motley Staples Middle School. More...

Family reunion

Iras Chapin (right), formerly of both the Leader area and Motley, met up with several family members at the Memorial Day Service at Poplar Cemetery May 26. More...

 

News

Rehearsing for Commencement

The A Capella Choir, under the direction of Steve Hoemberg, are pictured rehearsing “The Storm is Passing Over” which will be performed at the Staples Motley High School Commencement ceremony May 30. More...

Peformance employees

Stern Manufacturing employees gathered to celebrate their performance awards.  More...

Stern Manufacturing receives awards for performance goals

Stern Manufacturing of Staples, a custom rubber molder, specializing in rubber to metal bonding and extrusion recently won three prestigious awards from its customers.  More...

Opinion

Honor and remember our real heroes

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jim Vollegraaf, Staples, gave this address at More...

To the new graduates from the Class of ‘59

Sometime this August, God willing, I will attend my 55th class reunion. On that spring day in 1959, ninety-one of my classmates and myself cut our ties to the school that had been ours for twelve long years. More...

Looking at past year and next year

The end of May is here. It can’t be possible. Where does the school year go?  We’ve had such a great school year too. Our students have worked hard and grown academically. More...

Life Currents

St. Joseph Church, Bertha, Centennial is June 8

The Rev. Henry Yzermans’ suggestion to name Bertha’s Catholic church after St. Joseph in 1914 proved to be foretelling. More...

All welcome

Parishioners have been busy preparing for the June 8 celebration, according to Carol Rice, chair of the Parish Life Committee.  More...

Senior Celebrations

The monthly birthday party was held at the Senior Citizens’ Room, Staples Community Center on May 13. The two birthday honorees were Judy Petrie and Rev. Eugene Floistad. Each were given a small decorated cake and a personalized card. More...

Sports

Cardinals reach second straight softball final

The Staples Motley softball team will play for a state tournament berth after another bracket-busting run through the 6AA Section tournament. The Cardinals beat Rocori 4-3 on May 27 to advance to the section final. The final will be against St. More...

Make it eight - baseball team continues to roll

Following up a week where they won four straight games, the Staples Motley baseball won four more, beating Eagle Valley 10- 0, Dilworth- Glyndon- Felton 8-1 and sweeping a double header at Pequot Lakes, 9-4 and 9-2. More...

Track athletes advance out of sub section

The Staples Motley track and field teams advanced several athletes to the section meet while competing at the sub section meet on May 22. The top five individuals and top two relays advance to the section.  More...