December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Neumann asks for transparency from Todd County Ag Soc.

Transparency.  That was the theme of a request for the Todd County Ag Society when they gave their annual report at the regular Todd County Commissioner’s meeting on Dec. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Sandstroms are new owners of The Castaway on Lake Alex

Jerrid and Angie Sandstrom are the new owners of The Castaway Bar and  Grill on Lake Alexander.  They took over ownership from Mike and Jan Roach on Nov. More...

New owners on board at The Castaway

Jarrid and Angie Sandstrom took over ownership at The Castaway Bar and Grill on Lake Alexander in Cushing on Nov. 1. More...

Motley Police, Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports

The Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to a complaint of two dogs running loose at Orton’s BP station in Motley Dec. 3. More...

Letters

Amazing concert

The John Berry Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 6, was an amazing concert. The singer, lights, smoke, crowd, band, the atmosphere, all were amazing. More...

Current Happenings

Coming to dinner

Santa and Mrs. Claus are planning to attend the free Christmas Community Appreciation Dinner at the Staples Motley High School cafeteria Dec. 13. They will be available for photos with children. The event is sponsored by the Staples Host Lions. More...

Bus tour of area Christmas lights set

Project Together is sponsoring a “Get On the Bus with Santa” bus ride around the Staples Motley area to view the Christmas lights on Friday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. More...

Staples Lions spread Christmas cheer

A free Christmas Community Appreciation Dinner will be served Saturday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Cecelia Backberg

Cecelia “ Ceil” Faye Backberg, 85, of Staples died December 5, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Memorial services were held Dec. More...

Patricia Thompson

Patricia Ann Thompson, 87, of Motley, died December 4, 2014, at her home.  Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 at Motley United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. More...

Elizabeth Ruhland

Elizabeth Renée Ruhland, 32, of Milton, FL passed away November 23, 2014, in Milton as the result of being struck by a car. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES  Todd County Board of Commissioners held November 18, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  More...

Freshwater Education District

MINUTES  Regular Board Meeting FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 Freshwater Education District Office, Staples, MN November 19, 2014   CALL TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by C.Hasbargen, Chair  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF FILING THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP   Thomastown Township will hold an election for one supervisor for a three year term and the treasurer for a two year term.  The filing period for these offices opens on December 30, 2014 and closes on J More...

Filling the depot with Christmas cheer

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir performed at the Old Fashioned Christmas at the Staples Depot on Dec. 7 for a standing room only crowd, shown below.   The group sang several songs and then led the crowd with some favorite Christmas songs. More...

Depot project back to the drawing board

The two bids received for the Staples Depot restoration project came in above budget, putting the project on hold for a second time.  More...

Wadena board argues over transit director qualifications

More than 90 minutes were spent at the Dec. 2 Wadena County Board meeting by commissioners arguing over whether the transit director should have a four- year college degree or a two-year degree. More...

 

News

Budget cut options tackled at work session

After their regular meeting Dec. More...

Madrigal Feaste 2014

The Staples Motley High School Music Department staged a successful Madrigal Feaste, with performances on Dec. 6 and 7 to nearly sell out crowds. Above, those ‘despicable’ beggars gathered around the ceremonial boar’s head. More...

Madrigal music

In addition to the singers of the Royal Court, musical groups entertained at the Madrigal Feaste Dec. 6 and 7. Above, the brass ensemble included, seated, from left, Sarah Koopmann, Josie Erickson and Anna Koopmann. More...

Opinion

Is leaving electric co-op the best thing for Staples residents?

On Nov. 12, 2014, the Staples City Council passed a resolution directing the city administrator to proceed with the acquisition of the electric service territory in north Staples now served by Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative.  More...

American taxpayers have the Black Friday blues

Shoppers lined up at the crack of dawn on “Black  Friday” for spectacular deals. More...

Voters call for clarity; IRS should listen

Nonprofit political activity is at a crossroads. More...

Life Currents

Holiday gift ideas

The Sacred Heart Area School gym, in Staples was filled with tables/booths of gift ideas for sale, as the school hosted their ‘One Stop Christmas Shop’, Dec. 6. Gift, specialty and wellness items and crafts were all on sale. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Melanie Wonders and Steven Csargo of Browerville, a baby girl, Csentia Csenge weighing eight pounds, three ounces on Dec. More...

Memories of Staples

EDITOR’S NOTE: These memories of Staples are shared with us by Eileen Jaeger O’Brien via Donna Miller. They were written by Eileen’s mother, Cecelia Robinson Jaeger, at some point before the Centennial in 1989. More...

Sports

Jump pass

Staples Motley basketball player Zach Hofmann rises up over two Park Rapids players to get a pass off in the game Dec. 4. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Wrestlers catch fire, sweep quad meet at NYM

The Staples Motley wrestling team won their first three dual matches of the season at the New York Mills quad on Dec. More...

Girls start season with early flurry

The Staples Motley girls basketball team used a fast start to easily defeat Wadena Deer Creek in their first game of the season on Dec.  2.  The team got off to a 13-0 start and were never threatened, taking a 34-10 lead into halftime.&nbs More...