November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving service

Pastor Nathan Hillman of Thomastown Covenant Church gave the welcome and opening prayer at the Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 23, hosted by Thomastown. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Pillager School District’s new superintendent begins Dec. 1

Michael Malmberg signs three-year contract

Michael Malmberg, Pillager School District’s new superintendent, will begin work at the school Dec. More...

MS Middle School Honor Roll

A Honor Roll  Grade 8   Jack Adamietz, Jeff Allen, Ben Bartczak, Andrew Bates, Jack Benson, Cody Christy, Hannah Dolezal, Blayne Dumpprope, Kiera Dumpprope, Del Eckman, Finn Erholtz, Katey Flansburg, Nicholas Franzen, Addison Hirschey, Oliv More...

Thanksgiving music

Members of Lincoln Evangelical Free Church provided special music at the Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 23, at Thomastown Covenant Church in rural Staples. Pictured from left are Nancy Anderson, Lanny Anderson and Ron Peterson. More...

Current Happenings

John Berry bringing ‘Christmas in America’ tour

Nashville hit-maker will be in Staples Dec. 6

Country music star John Berry will bring his “Christmas in America” tour to Staples on Saturday,  Dec. 6, at the Town’s Edge  Event Center. More...

Dates set for area 2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars

In December the University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will begin a series of free education seminars to help crop producers understand decisions necessitated by the 2014 Farm Bill.  More...

Mark Your Calendar

Weekly events ONGOING EVENTS POSTED LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: More...

Obituaries

Dolores Kurpius

Dolores Kurpius, 72, of Winter Haven, Florida, died Nov. 13, 2014, at Winter Haven Hospital in Florida.  Funeral services will be held Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. More...

Delores Nelson

Delores “Dee” Nelson, 74, of Staples, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Memorial services were held Nov. More...

Loretta Gardner

Loretta Gardner, 79, (formerly of Staples) died Nov. 22, 2014, at her home in Hawley.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE

Minnesota Limited Liability Company/ Article of Organiztion  Minnesota Statues 322B  The individual( s) listed below who is (are each) 18 years of age or older, hereby adopt(s) the following Articles of Organization:   More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #6 October 20, 2014 Motley Media Center   Call to Order  More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held November 4, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

A small act makes a world of difference

As we continue to plow through the month of November and the freshly fallen snow, thoughts turn to turkeys and pies, hunting, football, family gatherings, and giving thanks. More...

Todd County hires a new labor attorney

After hearing a presentation by the law firm Madden Galanter Hansen LLP, Plymouth, at their Nov. More...

 

News

Completing the corn harvest

Combine harvester Pictured above: Mark Wisch of rural Staples uses his combine to shell corn. More...

Wadena County’s tornado costs reach nearly $3M

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners reviewed a draft summary of the costs to the county for cleaning up after the June 17, 2010 tornado, rebuilding county structures and repairing the fairgrounds. The costs are nearly $3 million. More...

Care Center donation

First International Bank and Trust, Staples, recently donated to the Lakewood Health System Care Center towards new patio furniture and a door. More...

Opinion

With opportunities, comes excellence

Staples Motley and Connections High Schools Principal

Recently I was asked about the shift with seniors taking on full schedules at the high school, both Staples Motley and Connections. More...

Celebrate state’s new low teen smoking rate

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) celebrated the American Cancer Society’s 39th annual Great American Smokeout recently. More...

Earned Income Tax Credit is needed in small towns

The Center for Rural Affairs released a new report that examines the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on rural and small town America. More...

Life Currents

Lakewood sponsors 19th annual Season of Lights ceremony

The Lakewood Health System Foundation, Lakewood Hospice and the Palliative Care programs are once again sponsoring the 19th annual Season of Lights ceremony. The public is invited to attend. More...

First quarter Accelerated Readers

Top AR students during first quarter at Staples Motley High School are, front row, left to right: Natasha Brings, Chelcee Sherek, Brittany Janke and Brandon Cameron. Back: Emily Fontaine, Jody Mack and Nicholas Crist. Not pictured: Kassidy White. More...

Care Center

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS:  Leota Stark, Dec. 2; Leland Reichelt, Dec. 3; Ruth Baron, Dec. 7; William Shippee, Dec. 15; Reed Tyni, Dec. 16; Audrey Cyrus, Dec. 18; Roberta Busker, Dec. More...

Sports

Wolhowe takes basketball tradtion to coaching position

Craig Wolhowe said it has been fun being a part of the Staples Motley basketball tradition. He has been involved as a player, booster, parent, youth coach, junior high coach and now is taking over as the girls head basketball coach.  More...

New faces in first week of wrestling practice

With more than 40 athletes participating on this year’s team, the Staples Motley wrestling team is up in numbers, but there are a lot of new faces who will need to learn the system.  “We’re inexperienced, we will struggle to fi More...

CC awards announced

Stephen Plopper and Haley Christoffersen were named the Staples Motley cross country MVPs for the boys and girls team, respectively. Both were the number one runner all year for their team.  More...