February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena board okays home-based gun business

At the Feb. 3 Wadena County Board meeting, commissioners approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Jesse Koskiniemi to operate a home-based gun sales business at his father Lester Koskiniemi’s home in Lyons Township. More...

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Joyful Hearts thrift store opens on Valentine’s Day

Joyful Hearts thrift store in Motley officially opens on Saturday, Feb. 14, which also happens to be Valentine’s Day. More...

Middle school art show/choir concert February 19

Public invited to this collaborative event, refreshments served

Student artwork will be on display at Motley Staples Middle School prior to a concert by seventh and eighth grade choir members on Thursday, Feb. More...

Leader Prom is February 14

King and queen will be crowned

The second annual “Leader Prom” will be held at the Bear’s Den in Leader on Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Reality Store

Along with many others I was at the Second Annual Reality Store last Thursday. It was a great time helping students as they were thinking about the choices they would be confronted with after they leave high school. More...

Current Happenings

Free palliative care webinar offered

The Palliative Care team at Lakewood Health System will host a webinar presentation called, “From Touchy to Touching: Talking About the Dying Process,” on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., at LHS’s main campus, 49725 Cty. 83, Staples.  More...

Imaginary or real?

The audience can decide whether Argan’s illness is imaginary or real when they attend the Lamplighter Community Theatre’s production of “The Imaginary Invalid,” a comedy by Moliere.  More...

Cow/Calf Day in Staples Feb. 24

The University of Minnesota Beef Team will host the annual Cow/Calf Day Seminar Tour and Trade Show at Central Lakes College in Staples on Feb. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Besemann

Margaret Ruth Besemann, 85, of Motley, passed away Feb. 6, 2015, at the Harmony House in Motley.  Services were held Feb. More...

Charlotte Olds

Charlotte Helen Olds, 75, of Owatonna, died, Feb. 9, 2015, at Koda Living Community in Owatonna after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be held Feb. 13, at 11:00 a.m. at St. More...

Thomas Rubel

Thomas Warren Rubel, 68, of Ada, died Feb. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE TODD COUNTY DITCH #38 INFORMATIONAL MEETING   Notice is given by means of this legal newspaper that a Public Informational Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Barb Cline wants to work on chamber vision

As she begins her job as Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce Director, Barb Cline, of Staples is starting with a goal of finding out what direction the chamber should be headed. More...

Todd County approves waste designation plan

After discussion with Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan and Transfer Station Supervisor Jeremy Clasemann, the Todd County Commissioners approved the Waste Designation Plan as well as the Waste Supply Agreement at their Feb. 3 meeting. More...

DNR takes closer look at forest conversion

Becker, Cass, Hubbard and Wadena counties are affected

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ( DNR) is undertaking a closer examination of a trend in northwestern Minnesota where pine forests are being cut, cleared and converted to potatoes and other rotational croplands.  More...

 

News

Local organizations receive TWEC grants

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Community Trust Board recently reviewed 24 Operation Round Up grant applications and approved 12. In addition, the board chose to donate $250 to each of eight local food shelves. More...

Culinary programs grow at SMHS through funding

Staples Motley High  School now has a Bridges “ Culinary Career Academy”.  Lisa Kajer, the instructor, received funding for students to research topics in the culinary field.  The students worked in groups; with group one More...

Men’s chorus to present ‘The Sing Off!’

A good-natured singing competition between members of the Staples Area Men’s Chorus on Saturday, Feb. 28, is hoping to raise funds for the annual Real Men Sing event. “The Sing Off” dinner concert will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Opinion

Free, open internet needed for competition

If you’re reading this online, thank net neutrality.  More...

Truth about Mardi Gras

Ask most Americans what they know about Mardi Gras and they’ll likely tell you it’s a huge celebration that takes place in New Orleans each year; that it is a wild, crazy party - something like a fraternity blast on steroids filled with e More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kimberly Olson and Robert Esler of Motley, a baby boy, James Richard weighing seven pounds, 10 ounces on Jan. More...

Academics, Arts and Athletics award

Megan Han and Colton Paskewitz were presented with certificates of recognition for the Staples Motley Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award (AAA) for 2014-2015, by Principal Mike Schmidt and Athletic Director Travis VanOverbeke at the boys basketball More...

Second place, for SM Speech team

The Staples Motley High School Speech team placed second overall at the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton meet. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls set up for strong finish

The Staples Motley girls basketball team took a big step in finishing high in the Mid State Conference when they defeated Park Rapids 85-74 on Feb. 3 and Pequot Lakes 70-64 on Feb. 5. The Cardinals then lost to Sauk Centre 61-49 on Feb. 6.  More...

Wrestlers come up short in section match

The Staples Motley wrestling team was eliminated in the Section 6A quarterfinals, losing to New York Mills 41-27 on Feb. More...

Boys basketball falls back after five game winning streak

After posting a five game winning streak, the Staples Motley boys basketball team lost three straight games going into the last week of the regular season. More...