August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget increases are the norm, but departments attempt to ‘toe the line’

At their July 22 work session, the Todd County Commissioners focused mainly on budget issues. More...

Mitchell looks to collaborate as Motley principal

Jennifer Mitchell has been hired as the new principal at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School.  Mitchell said she is looking forward to meeting staff, community members and learning about community resources for students.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

'Scandia Valley Summerfest' celebrated August 1, 2 and 3 in rural Cushing

Carving the turkey The Scandia Valley Fire Department (SVFD) hosted its annual Fireman’s BBQ at the recent Summerfest held at the fire hall. More...

Phone scams reported in Morrison County

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is seeing an increase in the number of scams being reported.  More...

Motley Police Dept., Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office include the following:  More...

Opinion

Camp RYLA: A life changing opportunity

When I was first told that I was one of three students selected by the Staples Rotary Club to attend a leadership camp called  Camp RYLA, I was very excited and honored. More...

The Great War at 100:

Revisiting “The Guns of August”

On Aug. More...

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Life Currents

Yummy kale treats

Up and coming third graders at Staples Elementary School had the opportunity recently to taste kale chips, a healthy snack prepared by members of the food service department. More...

SHS Class of ‘69 reunion

The Staples High School  Class of 1969 will hold their  45th reunion the weekend of Aug. 8 - 10, with a variety of activities planned.  On Friday, Aug. More...

Senior Calendar

Staples Senior Citizens’ Schedule for August:  Thurs., Aug. 7, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. free legal service, St. Cloud Legal Services. Call 894-2553 for appointment; 11:45 a.m. meal and penny bingo  Mon., Aug. More...

Sports

Edin plays for USTA tennis championships

Game. Set. More...

Girls swim team meeting

A parent and student meeting for girls interested in joining the Staples Motley swim team will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Staples Community Center meeting room.  This is open to girls entering sixth grade and older. More...

Staples Softball league

Staples recreation softball men’s league results from Wednesday July 30:  Ted & Gen’s/Motley Discount Liquor 14, Rardin Construction 3  Lefty’s Bar 11, Twisted Sister’s 5  Rardin Construction 12, Rosing wood More...

Voters go to the polls Aug. 12 for primary

Todd County has five people running for sheriff and Morrison County has four, meaning the Aug. 12 primary election will be needed to narrow each race down to the top two vote getters. Those two will then run against each other in the Nov. More...

Who has filed for local offices?

Filing for local elections opened July 29 and will close Aug. 12. Candidates can file with the city clerk or school clerk to be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot.  As of Tuesday afternoon, Aug. More...

Wadena County considers auctioneer for tax land sale

Although it’s probably never been done before in the county, Wadena County Commissioners are considering hiring a professional auctioneer to conduct the Sept. 6 tax-forfeited land sale at the courthouse.  More...

 

News

Trail paving and opening to be celebrated Aug. 22

The Staples Area Friends of the Trails will host a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for the Legacy Trail on Friday, Aug. 22 at the start of the bike trail behind Jon’s Family Foods in Staples. The brief ribbon cutting will be at 4 p.m. More...

Trail Entrance at Living Legacy Gardens

Staples Rotary Club assembled three benches for the Legacy Trail in Staples and installed them on July 28. Pictured is the work crew, from left, Marv Rothstein, Bob Hamann, Al Kolling, Jerel Nelsen, Ancher Nelsen, Ray Garland and Tom Kajer. More...

Rehearsing for ‘True West’ production

Actors are rehearsing for the Sam Shepard play “True West” to be presented at Centennial Auditorium, Staples. The show is a character study of the relationship between brothers. More...

Current Happenings

North Star Brass Quintet to perform at ‘Music in the Park’ in Staples

Part of the 34th Infantry Division ‘Red Bull’ Band

The 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Band’s North Star Brass Quintet will perform at Music in the Park concert series in Staples on Sunday, August 10, at 7 p.m.  Expect to hear a variety of army ceremonial music, classic patri More...

Educational Opportunities

August 11   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., Aug. 11, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Mark Your Calendar

Weekly events   ONGOING EVENTS POSTED FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH:  AA MTG Mondays, 8 p.m., Motley United Methodist Church. 218-639-9743.  LIVING LEGACY GARDENS VOLUNTEER DAYS Tuesdays, 9 - 11 a.m., weather permitting. Meet at gazebo. More...

Obituaries

Loren Cameron

Loren “Lefty” Cameron, 87, of Staples, died August 4, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. More...

Ronnie Berndt

Ronnie Lee Berndt, 69 of Bertha, died July 29, 2014 at Fair Oaks in Wadena. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at the Hewitt Church of Nazarene in Hewitt. Arrangements were with the Karvonen Funeral Home in New York Mills. More...

Arden Christiansen

Arden Wayne Christiansen, 73, of New London died Aug. 3, 2014, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Burialis at Oak Hill Cemetery, New London. 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...

Public Notices

BECKER TOWNSHIP VOTING NOTICE   Primary Election on August 12, 2014 and General Election on November 4, 2014 voting for Becker Township will be entirely by Mail-In balloting.  More...