April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Svendsen and Litts earn medals at state speech

Two of the five Staples Motley Speech team members that competed at the 2014 Minnesota State High School Class A State Speech Tournament on April 12, came home with medals. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Motley’s wastewater treatment facility not working properly

Motley’s $2.8 million wastewater treatment facility (built in 2011) is not working properly, the Motley City Council learned at their regular meeting April 8. More...

Watching the river rise

Gary Stevenson of Motley watched the Crow Wing River rise on April 10, after the ice went out earlier in the day. More...

Special meeting in Motley recessed until April 21

No decisions in regard to awarding the bid for contractor of Motley’s water treatment plant project have yet been made. The initial plan was to award this bid at a special meeting April 14, at city hall. More...

Letters

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day

On April 22 Girl Scouts of Minnesota Wisconsin Lakes and Pines will honor their volunteers on Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day during National Volunteer Week. More...

The Vintage turnout

What a day April 12 was. My guess is over 60 people showed up at The Vintage to work and clean up the course. Probably 250 man hours or should I say person hours were put in by the golf teams, men and women of all ages. More...

Life Currents

Local FFA chapter celebrates National FFA Week with activities

FFA is the largest youth led organization in the nation. Members work to create Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success through agriculture education. These skills and abilities can be applied for the rest of the member’s life. More...

Lakewood is part of Donate Life Initiative

April is National Donate Life Month, during which we honor and celebrate organ, tissue and eye donors, and those whose lives have been affected by their donation. More...

Cribbage at MSMS

Seventh and eighth graders at Motley Staples Middle School have had the opportunity to learn math skills by playing cribbage with members of Motley United Methodist Church once a month. More...

Sports

Cardinals break out bats in third game

It took three games for the Staples Motley baseball team to warm up their bats as the Cardinals lost their first two games of the the season at the Park Rapids tournament on April 11, 2-0 to Hawley and 6-1 to Frazee on April 12, then breaking out aga More...

Johnson is Big East Pitcher of the Week

Staples Motley graduate Gunner Johnson, pitching for the Butler University Bulldogs, has been named Big East Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced on April 7. More...

Track teams compete at Heart O’ Lakes indoor conference

The Staples Motley track and field teams are still indoor bound after cold weather cancelled a meet this week. More...

Local churches to hold special worship services for Easter

Staples and Motley area churches are holding special services for Easter week, starting Thursday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20. Easter services include: Faith Lutheran Church, Staples Holy Thursday - 6:30 p.m. More...

MnDOT agrees to sell vacant bypass land

The Staples City Council seemed favorable to purchasing land that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) had purchased in 1972 as a possible route for a Highway 10 bypass. More...

Crossing the flooded yard

Neil Rudolph helped lead his mother’s dog, Jersey, to dry ground after ice jams along the Crow Wing River in rural Motley caused flooding April 10. More...

News

Assault at ALC results in arrest

On April 7 Staples Police received a call of an altercation at Freshwater ALC (Alternative Learning Center). After police took statements from the individuals on the scene it was determined that one of them was assaulted. More...

Relay For Life planning gets underway

Relay For Life of Staples Motley held their 2014 Kick-Off event on April 3 at Giovanni’s Pizza in Staples. More...

AFSCME applies to represent Wadena County workers

At the April 8 Wadena County Board meeting, Interim Social Services Director Steve Reger told commissioners that he has received a Maintenance of Status Quo Order from the Minnesota Bureau of More...

Opinion

City Corner

City Corner

One of the maxims I have discovered in my life is that throwing stuff away, with the particular use of a good dumpster, is good for my marriage. More...

April is Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month and I would like to use this column to recognize the many people that volunteer in several different capaci- ties with the Cass County Sher- iff’s Office. More...

Current Happenings

Clocks and Clouds in concert at United Methodist Church, Motley

Clocks and Clouds will conclude the Staples Motley Area Arts Council season with a concert on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p. m., at the United Methodist Church in Motley. The concert is underwritten by Arvig Communications. More...

Family Fun Night at Staples movie theater

TC Circle of Parents promotes Family Fun Night

In recognition of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month the Todd County Circle of Parents (CoP) and Freshwater Education District are sponsoring a family fun event to be held on April 21 at Staples Cinema, starting at 6 p.m. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program Suggested donation: $4. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. Menus are subject to change. Staples 894-2556 Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. Meals served with bread, and milk. April 21 - April 25 More...

Obituaries

Mary Brauch

Mary Lucille Brauch, 81, of Staples died March 26, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Funeral services were held March 29 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. More...

Steven Engebretson

Steven Marlow Engebretson, 62 of Staples, died April 10, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were held April 16 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Arrangements were with the Brenny funeral Chapel in Baxter. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF APPEAL/ EQUALIZATION TIME CHANGE The Board of Appeal/ Equalization of the Town of Villard in Todd County, Minnesota will meet at the Villard Town Hall in Philbrook at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. More...