June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local artists receive awards

In front of a crowd of over 175 people, the Five Wings Arts Council ( FWAC) recently recognized two Staples artists at the region wide Celebration of the Arts, held at Great River Arts in Little Falls.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Building project underway at Motley Free Methodist Church

With its attendance having more than tripled in the past 10 years, it’s no wonder that Motley Free Methodist Church has decided to build a spacious new addition onto its present facility.  More...

Motley Council okays housing complex

The City of Motley is another step closer to having 16 more rental units available thanks to action taken at the city council’s June 10 meeting.  The council approved a Conditional Use Permit request from Roach Development, LLC, for the co More...

New, larger midway coming to Motley Fair

Fair runs June 19 - 22, Motley Fairgrounds

This year’s Motley Fair runs June 19 - 22; and will feature a new, larger midway as well as a number of grandstand events.  Midway  Crescent City Amusements out of Louisiana will be at the Motley Fair beginning Friday, June 20, at 3 p More...

Letters

Honored

I want to say thank you to Megan and Dawn for their work on the two articles that appeared in last week’s paper. Truthfully, I had to stop reading them three different times because I couldn’t see the page through my tears.  More...

Current Happenings

‘SM Relay for Life’ is July 18, Motley Fairgrounds

The 17th annual Staples Motley Relay for Life event will be held at the Motley Fairgrounds Friday, July 18, beginning at 5 p.m.  Relay for Life ( sponsored by the American Cancer Society) represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never More...

Lamp Camp performance approaching

Jessica Southwell, front and center, teaches the younger group at Lamp Camp the dance she choreographed for “Walking on Sunshine”. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday,June 24 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  The preliminary city council agenda is as follows: o Minutes from previous meeting; payment More...

Obituaries

Kenneth E. Holst

Kenneth E. Holst, 66, of Shoreview, died June 15, 2014 in his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Rebecca Joy Martinson

Rebecca Joy Martinson, 56, of Staples, died June 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held at Thomastown Covenant Church in Staples, on Friday, June 27 at 12 p.m, with Pastor Nathan Hill officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. More...

Robert A. Pruitt

Robert A. Pruitt, 78 of Motley, died June 16, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

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Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OTHER CIVIL: TORRENS COURT FILE NO. 77-CV-12-276  LAND TITLE SUMMONS IN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF LAND ________________   More...

Todd County Commissioners

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held May 20, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Staples Community Center roof bid comes in too high

The Staples City Council decided not to accept the lone bid on the Staples Community Center roof replacement project. More...

Blonigan pleads guilty, agrees to clean property

The City of Staples took resident David Blonigan to court on May 28 on criminal charges of violating the city’s nuisance ordinance, specifically dealing with items left on the yard at his residence along Highway 10.  More...

Courthouse remodel project finally approved

After more than 10 years of discussing, delaying, getting architect plans and rejecting those plans, on June 10 the Wadena County Board of Commissioners finally approved a plan to remodel county courtrooms and bring them up to current Minnesota court More...

Mississippi River canoe trip off to rocky start

A desire to travel, find new experiences and meet new people led a pair of international adventurers to Staples as they prepared to canoe the entire Mississippi River to learn about the people, culture and music of the river.  More...

 

News

Sacred Heart to honor 125 years in Staples

Sacred Heart Catholic Church began the same year as the town itself. More...

Todd County issues slow/ no wake speeds

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office has requested all boaters in the Todd County area to operate their watercraft at slow or no wake speeds. More...

Transformer assembly

The transformer for the new electrical substation in Staples was put into place on June 12, at the south substation area near the Staples All Veterans Park. More...

Opinion

Caution is advised when traveling near trains

June is Rail Crossing Safety Awareness Month. It serves to remind us that risky behavior near railroad tracks can be a matter of life and death. Already this year, there have been 25 highway-rail grade collisions in Minnesota. More...

Broadband expansion crucial for Minnesota

The Eisenhower Interstate System began on June 29, 1956, and has touched every citizen in the country either directly or indirectly. Many historians regard the interstate system as one of the greatest achievements of the last century.  More...

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Life Currents

Author returns with second historical fiction novel

Christine ( Vasecka) Howard, a former resident of Motley, has published her second book Woman of the Heartland: The War Years. Howard will have a book signing at the Stomping Grounds Wednesday July 9 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Natalie Ritter and Jonathan Phillips of Brainerd, a baby boy, Jonathan James weighing eight pounds, nine ounces on June 7, 2014.  Born to Kathryn Olson and Jeremy Neulei More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday party was held in the Senior Citizen’s room at the Staples Community Center June 10. Arlene Grover was the only June birthday honoree and received a birthday cake and card. More...

Sports

Israelson is state golf champion in three way tie

Andrew Israelson is the Class AA state golf champion, but sharing the title with two other golfers in a three way tie for first makes it seem a little different. More...

Another top ten finish for Israelson

Emily Israelson finished ninth in the girls state golf tournament, posting scores of 78 (38- 40) and 77 (37-40), for a total of 155. More...

Cardinal trap shooters

Members of the Staples Motley trap team include front row L-R ; Jordon Carlson, Finn Erholtz; row two, Blake Gerard, Spencer Miller, Jack Adamietz, Jack Benson, Jasiah Paskewitz, Arthur Thew, Garrett Carlson; row three, Dylan Jasmer, Scout Strickland More...