October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd County okays 7.27% budget increase

The Todd County Commissioners met in a special session Sept. More...

Little Cardinal cheerleaders

More than 65 girls took part in the youth cheerleading program, hosted by the Staples Motley cheerleading program. The girls performed at the Quad County youth football game on Sept. 23 and performed at Homecoming football game Sept. 26. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

MN Reading Corps, a rewarding program for children and adults

Full-time tutor needed at Motley Family Ctr.

Working as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps has been very fulfilling, says Jennifer (Granby) Dobson of Staples.  “It’s great, I love it,” Jennifer said recently at the Staples Family Center, where she spends 40 hours a week More...

Worldwide Photo Walk is October 11

Local walk in Pillager

On Saturday, Oct. 11, photographers will gather in cities across the globe to capture a slice of life through their eyes during the 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, hosted by Scott Kelby.  More...

Motley Staples Middle School students enjoying ‘Exploratory Clubs’

Digital photography, fantasy baseball, catapult construction and cartooning are just a few of the ‘ Exploratory Clubs’ offered to students this year at Motley Staples Middle School.  More...

Letters

Senior Citizen’s Center and Hot Meals

Folks, this is just a reminder that the day may come when it won’t be so easy to get around, your kids may be off living their own lives and your life long companion has moved on to a better place. More...

Current Happenings

Sossy Mechanics to peform ‘Trick Boxing’ Oct. 11 and 18

Sossy Mechanics, the husband/wife duo of Megan McClellan and Brian Sostek, will present its show “Trick Boxing” at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 18. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.  More...

History Day will focus on country schools

Stoking the wood or coal stove to warm the school building before students in grades one through eight arrived each morning and students bringing their noon lunch in an old lard pail will be some of the issues discussed at Todd County History Day on More...

Civil and Indian wars speaker set for meeting

Todd County Historical Society will hold their annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 13, at the American Legion in Long Prairie.  More...

Obituaries

Warren Baker

Warren “Chip” Douglas Baker, 56, of Verndale died Sept. 24, 2014, at his parents home in rural Verndale.  Funeral services were held Sept. 30, 2014, at the Central United Methodist Church, Verndale. More...

Paul Metzler

Paul Duane Metzler, 79, of Staples, died Sept. 23,  2014 at Lakewood Health  System Care Center in  Staples.  Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. More...

Jerr y Jackson

Jerry Ray Jackson, 54, of Staples, died Sept. 22, 2014 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral services were held Sept. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

TODD COUNTY ADMINISTRATION 215 1st Ave. More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human Services Meeting held August 26, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 26th day of Aug More...

New snag: Staff needed

At their Sept. 23 meeting, the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) board discussed the inabilty of businesses to find qualified workers for job openings in the city.  More...

Community Center will celebrate 40th anniversary

The Staples Community Center will celebrate their 40th year in the community with a five day open house Oct. 7-11, in which all the activities are free.  More...

School levy may decrease by 13.73%

Residents of the Staples Motley School District could see the school’s portion of their property taxes decrease by 13.73 percent for 2014-15 when they get their statements next month, mostly due to an error last year in the Todd County Auditor/ More...

Wadena board sets levy at 3.49% increase

As required by Minnesota Statutes, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted to set a preliminary 2014 payable 2015 property tax levy on Sept. 23. More...

 

News

Library usage continues to grow

At the Sept. 23 Staples City Council meeting, Library Services Coordinator Ellen Peters and Friends of the Staples Public Library president Gloria Palmer gave presentations of library activities over the past year.  More...

Lee answers call to be dollmaker for orphans

Staples native Donna  Lee, has found a labor of love that provides dolls for orphaned children in Haiti. It started when a group from Blowers  Chapel, her church near  Bluffton, returned from a mission trip to Haiti. More...

Sex offender notification meeting set

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a Community Notification meeting regarding a Level 3 Predatory Offender who will be residing in Todd County. The meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11

When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home?  If you’re like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Small town, BIG voice

“The City that Sings” is a phrase I wish I could take credit for, but I can’t. A Five Wings Arts Council staffer and non-native of Staples coined the phrase months ago.  More...

Life Currents

Student Achievements

SAMUEL DUBEROWSKI, a 2010 graduate of Staples Motley High School, has begun his first year of dental school at the University of Minnesota.  He received his white coat Sept. More...

Care Center

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS ARE:  Margaret Giese, Georgina “Joan” Macheel, Oct. 7; Helen Grove, Oct. 14; Marlys Nagel, Virginia Goeden, Oct. 16; Richard Ziegler, Oct. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Ricardo and Brenda Lang of Staples, a baby girl, MaKenna Jean weighing seven pounds on Sept. More...

Sports

Cardinals fall short on final fourth down

After converting two fourth down plays on their final drive during their Homecoming football game, the Staples Motley football team saw one final effort to tie the game go off the hands of a reciever in the end zone, leading to a 21-13 defeat against More...

Plopper wins again, Cardinal runners near top in CC meet

After winning a race the previous week, Stephen Plopper achieved another first place finish by winning the Deer River cross country meet on Sept. 23. Ryan Trout was right behind in third place. More...

Tennis team moves to 10-1

The Staples Motley girls tennis team finished their conference season with a perfect 6-0 record after beating Perham 7-0 on Sept. 29. More...