February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CLC President candidate finalists named

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named three semifinalists who are under consideration for president of Central Lakes College. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

MSMS to present ‘Robin Hood: The Next Generation’

The Motley Staples Middle School will be performing “Robin Hood: The Next Generation,” at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m.  More...

‘Serenity baby’ is newest resident at Harmony House

A life-like handcrafted doll is helping give residents at Harmony House in Motley a new purpose.  “It’s been amazing,” said Natasha Wenzel, Program Manager at the assisted living facility which specializes in advanced memory lo More...

Two from Long Prairie arrested regarding firearm stolen from Browerville residence

Two people from Long Prairie were arrested in Morrison County Feb. More...

Letters

Medical training

We want to thank the excellent Family Physicians and their colleagues in Staples who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus over the past year.  More...

Current Happenings

Century Farms applications sought

Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2016 Century Farms Program. More...

School board agenda for Feb. 29

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Motley school media center. Note change of date.  More...

Wartburg College Castle Singers to perform

The Castle Singers, from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, will perform on Wednesday, March 2, 6:45 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. There will be a brief Holden evening prayer worship at 6:15 p.m. All are invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Krueger

Kathleen “ Kat hy” Krueger, 51, of Staples, passed away February 16, 2016 at her home.  A memorial service was held on February 20, 2016 at the Staples Alliance Church, with Pastor Bob Hepokoski officiating.  Arrangements were w More...

Leo Nelson

Leo “Buzz” Nelson, 90, of Hutchinson, passed away February 14, 2016 at Harmony River Living Center, Hutchinson.  A Celebration of Buzz’s life was held Feb. 17, at St. More...

LaVern Wood

LaVern E. Wood, age 83, of Wadena, passed away February 14, 2016, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held Feb. 19, 2016 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Nate Loer officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING   Becker Township Annual Meeting will be held March 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Freshwater Education District

MINUTES  ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT # 6004 1/27/16   STAPLES, MN  More...

Opinions are strong about school proposal

Is the Staples Motley School Board “listening too much to our administrators?”  Board member Dave Hoemberg said he thought so at the board’s work session in Motley Feb. More...

Rose Han wins district spelling bee

By spelling “laceration” and “corollary” in the 16th and 17th rounds, Rose Han outlasted 14 other students to win the Staples Motley  District Spelling Bee held-  Feb. More...

Lake Shore mayor seeks Dist. 9A House seat

Lake Shore mayor John Poston has announced his candidacy for the Minnesota House seat in District 9A.  Poston is seeking the Republican endorsement to replace Rep. Mark Anderson, who announced his retirement on Feb. 15.  More...

 

News

Commissioners Bounds, Hillukka oppose Wensman remodeling

At the Feb. 9 Wadena County Board meeting, chair Jim Hofer asked what move the county board should make next regarding the stalled Wensman Building remodeling project.  At the Feb. More...

Police deal with garbage issues

The following are reports from the Staples PD:  Feb. 15; Staples Police served a notice to abate nuisance on the 900 block of Park Avenue NE.  Feb. 16; Staples Police were called to a residence in the 300 block of 5th St. More...

Railroad Days in planning stages

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce has started planning for the annual Railroad Days, to be held Aug. 25-28, 2016.  At the meeting on Feb. More...

Opinion

Rep. Green responds to Mike Rahn column

Last week, a piece by Mike Rahn ran in this paper criticizing two pieces of legislation that I recently introduced.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a month used to raise awareness about abuse in teen and early 20’s relationships.  Abuse in young dating relationships is more common than we would think, and unfortunately, most often bec More...

Life Currents

At the Firemen’s Dance

Approximately 200 people attended the 43rd annual Firemen’s Dance at the Staples Community Center Feb. 20. Sponsored by the Staples Fire Department, the event had a sports team theme and featured a raffle, live music and a dance.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Jennifer Etter and Ben Schwartz of Menahga, a baby boy, Marvin Benjamin, weighing six pounds, 15 ounces on February 13, 2016.  Born to Taylor Johnson and Ross Seekins of More...

Care Center

March Birthdays at LHS Care Center Donna Thiel, Mar. 13 Patricia Kern, Mar.17 Phyllis Whitney, Mar. 19 Duane Lund, Mar. 23 Roland Anderson, Mar. 25  MARCH SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM CARE CENTER:  Tues., Mar. More...

Sports

Five Cardinal wrestlers punch ticket to state

With 12 out of their 13 wrestlers placing in the  Section 6A individual tournament, including five in the top two, the Staples  Motley wrestling team had a very successful meet.  More...

Holst earns coaching honor

Staples Motley wrestling assistant coach Derek Holst was named the Section 6A Assistant Coach of the Year after the tournament.  “There is nobody who deserves it more,” said Coach Dave Anglin. More...

Boys look to get edge back for playoffs

The Staples Motley boys basketball team stumbled to the finish line as they lost seven of their last eight games, many of them in close contests.  In the last two regular season games, the Cardinals lost 74-57 at Sauk Centre on Feb. More...