October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Let me have a shot at it

It’s hard to tell who is having more fun as Staples firefighter Mike Rollins helps Oskar Doll aim a stream of water during the Staples Fire Department open house Oct. 10. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Pillager School Board narrows superintendent search to three finalists

The Pillager School Board has selected three finalists to return for a second interview for the school district’s superintendent position. More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

The Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reported the following: On Oct. 4, the MPD received a report from Michael Glumac, Motley, regarding credit card fraud. More...

Demo derby fun in Motley

Motley demo action Top photo: The fall demolition derby in Motley provided plenty of action on Oct. 11, including this crash in the compact division. More...

Letters

Meetings and salaries

I sat in on the recent town hall meeting held by Todd County’s Concerned Citizens regarding the issues of Todd County and was very taken aback that those who are in charge feel that we, the public, are not/should not be allowed to attend &ldquo More...

Closed doors?

Within the past seven years some of Todd County’s elected officials determined they had the authority to have an “executive committee” comprised of the former county administrator and two commissioners. More...

Follow through

Coming home to see my mom and the town I grew up in is always a joy for me. More...

Life Currents

Lakewood Health System hosts baby birthday bash

Lakewood Health System hosted its 11th annual Expectations Birthday Party on September 11. The event celebrated babies born between June 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 at LHS. More...

Sossy style puppet show

Sacred Heart Area School fourth and fifth grade students watch Chad Dickey perform his puppet show after a workshop with Brian Sostek of Sossy Mechanics. More...

Stories told with objects

Sacred Heart students concentrate on the story of a paper clip and a crumpled piece of paper, from left, Mitch Lisson, Andria Dolezal, storyteller Mary Beth Mathews, Corrine Japke and Kierston Wheat. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MEETING The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the Todd County Justice Center, 221 First Ave. S, Suite 200, Long Prairie, Minnesota. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held September 16, 2014 CALL TO ORDER More...

CLC preparing to expand programs with renovation

The hammers have not started hitting the walls yet, but internally Central Lakes College in Staples has started some of the expansion that will be facilitated by a $4.2 million renovation. More...

‘Safe Routes to School’ contract awarded

On the recommendation of County Engineer Ryan Odden, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners awarded the contract for the “Safe Routes to School” project to Central Specialties, Inc., of Alexandria. More...

Hearing devices now available at Centennial Auditorium

Thanks to a collaboration between Project Together and the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, patrons at Centennial Auditorium events now have hearing devices available. More...

The Blood Moon Eclipse of October 2014

Lee Jenkins, Staples, was one of the many people in North America, Australia, western South America and parts of East Asia to see the total lunar eclipse early Oct. 8. Sometimes, when the moon dips into More...

News

Community Service Awards

Organization of the Year The Staples Motley FFA chapter was named Organization of the Year by the Staples Motley Community Foundation. More...

Military family stories sought by Family Tribute

Designed to honor the families of active and veteran members of the military, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute (MFT) will be the first of its kind in the nation. More...

The future of welding

One of the new robotic welders at Central Lakes College in Staples. Chris Hadfield, CLC Dean, said graduates of the welding program will be required to be trained in robotic welding. More...

Opinion

Casey Kasem’s end-of-life nightmare is lesson for millions of Americans

The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem’s family members over his endof life care before he died in June is a teachable moment for millions of Americans. More...

Political Cartoons

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Current Happenings

‘Soup, Sandwich and a Song’ concert Oct. 25

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will present their annual “Soup, Sandwich and a Song” concert Saturday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. at Staples Alliance Church, 1512 8th St. NE, Staples. Doors will open at noon. More...

Steve Wenzel to speak about political choices

Steve Wenzel, will speak at the Spot Cafe in Staples on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by Crossroads Conservatives. More...

Farmers Market at LHS senior campus

The final Staples Area Farmers Market (SAFM) of the season will be held in the gazebo at the Lakewood Health System Senior Campus Thurs., Oct. 16, 2 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Ten straight state tennis tournaments

Edin, Edin/Wolhowe advance as individuals

The Staples Motley girls tennis team will play in their tenth straight state tournament after winning the Section 8A championship on Oct. 10. After beating Perham 6-1 and Roseau 6-1, the Cardinals beat Park Rapids 6-1 in the championship match. More...

Three runners all-conference

Plopper, Trout, Christoffersen earn medals

The Staples Motley cross country teams had two boys and one girl in the top ten at the Mid State Conference in Detroit Lakes on Oct. 9. More...

Volleyball team earns first win

It took a lot of close matches, but the Staples Motley volleyball team won their first game of the season on Oct. 11 at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle tournament. More...