May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd approves law enforcement labor contract

The Todd County Commissioners approved the 2015-17 labor agreement with law enforcement at their regular meeting May 19.  More...

Honoring the fallen

Memorial Day celebration host Huck Holst, left, honors veterans at Centennial Auditorium on May 25, held indoors because of rain. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley Police Chief Brian Madison resigns, last day here is May 29

After nearly a decade working for the City of Motley, Police Chief Brian Madison’s last day on the job will be May 29. The city council accepted Chief Madison’s resignation at an emergency meeting May 20. More...

Student Memorial Day speakers, Motley

Three Motley Staples Middle School students shared readings at the Memorial Day program May 25, at the school. More...

Motley American Legion honor guard

The Motley American Legion Post #124 sponsored Memorial Day programs at four locations May 25, including Bridgeman, Poplar and Motley Evergreen cemeteries; and the Motley Staples Middle School. More...

Letters

To the Community

I had agreed to lead prayers at the Memorial Day observance in Staples… as I began my day some other things drew my attention and I suddenly thought of the commitment I had made - too late.  More...

Valuable experience

If you have said yes to allowing a medical student see you in the clinic or be present for your procedure or delivery, there is a fifty percent chance that student was me. More...

Helpful students

Recently I had the opportunity to see Mr. Lindgren’s shop class do some work for me. I had a project that needed some redesigning and had to be welded. Warren Japke was the student who worked on the project. More...

Life Currents

Zetah, Toering

Joe and Karen Zetah, Cushing, announce the engagement of their son, Jacob Zetah, to Alison Toering, daughter of Allan Toering and Rechelle Mevissen.  Jacob is a 2009 graduate of Staples Motley High School and a 2013 graduate of St. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Brent and Katie Tyrrell of Staples, a baby boy, Quentin Brent weighing eight pounds, three ounces on May 20, 2015.  Born to Matthew and Amanda Shaw of Henning, a baby gi More...

Fraud charged against four cancer funds

BBB gives tips to evaluate charity requests

BBB (Better Business Bureau) Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy More...

Sports

This holiday was a memorial to our privileges, too

Inside the Outdoors

Recently I attended a Memorial Day ceremony at the Minnesota Military Cemetery, located at Camp Ripley just north of Little Falls. More...

Softball season ends in first round

The Staples Motley softball team faced the hottest team in the section in the first round of the playoffs, losing 19-3 to Paynesville on May 19.  The Cardinals scored three runs on four hits but allowed 10 hits to Paynesville. More...

Cardinal baseball drops final game

The Staples Motley baseball team finished their regular season with a 13-0 loss at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on May 21. The Cardinals started the playoffs May 26 at Minnewaska.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEED   YOU ARE NOTIFIED:  More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

MINUTES ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #16 MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015, 7:00 P.M. MOTLEY MEDIA CENTER   More...

Eight CEO students start businesses

Eight students from Staples Motley and Wadena- Deer Creek High School presented the results of the first year of the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program.  The students met every day before school started and visited more than 60 More...

Wadena County Solid Waste bonds to be sold

The sale of Wadena County’s Solid Waste General Obligation Bonds will take place June 2 at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. More...

Opening remarks

Ron Hanson (center), Commander of the Motley American Legion Post #124, gave the opening remarks at the Memorial Day service at Motley Evergreen Cemetery May 25 (as well as three other services that day). More...

 

News

ATV accident in Wadena Co.

On May 24, at 1 p.m., Wadena County Dispatch received a call of an ATV accident with injuries on Cty Rd 15 approximately one-half mile west of Huntersville Road. More...

Firefighters replace plaques

Staples firefighters and family members replaced firefighter plaques and added firefighter flags to 60 firemen’s graves located in Evergreen Hill Cemetery on May 21. More...

Placement

With a little direction from dad, Jacob Reeck straightens a firemen’s plaque. Jacob also helped carry the flags, which denoted, “Loyal to Our Duty” with the firefighter’s symbol.   More...

Opinion

Legislators worked together to pass bipartisan budget

Many seniors are finishing up high school and moving forward. Like our seniors, I have tremendous optimism for the road ahead. More...

Preschool stand should be called leadership

The moment we’re facing in Minnesota is analogous to the moment faced by Gov. Wendy Anderson and the Legislature in 1971. More...

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Current Happenings

Lamplighter theater camp is June 8-19

“Under the Sea” is the theme for the fourth annual Lamp Camp, a drama camp for ages 8-18, to be held at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Monday- Friday for two weeks, June 8-12 and June 15-19. More...

Voyageur Choir

Front row, left to right: Alex Brings, Drew Berg, William Thew, Jay Dregney, Connor Judd, Tristan Sampson. Second row: Isaiah Schultz, Tanner Robben, Paul Freelove, Sivert Klefsaas, Luke Bates, Jackson Berg, Alex DeGeest. More...

15th anniversary concert set June 2 for boys choir

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir, under the direction of Mary Moen, will be celebrating their 15th anniversary with a home concert on Tuesday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Obituaries

Dan Pearson

Dan “Boone” Pearson, 55, of Motley, passed away May 23, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family and friends, following a courageous battle with cancer.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Edward Kratz

Edward C. “ Sonny” Kratz died unexpectedly May 21, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital of heart failure.  Sonny was born May 2, 1926, in Omaha, Neb. He was adopted by Edward F. and Francie B. More...

Bradley Emola

Bradley Dominic Emola, 63, of Staples, passed away May 23, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  A memorial service will be held Monday June 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples. More...