October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School board candidates discuss issues

Six candidates for three open seats on the Staples Motley School Board discussed a variety of issues at the candidate open forum on Oct 22, but the most discussed topic was shoring up the gap of students who live in the district but open enroll out o More...

Crow Wing Currents

Tattered Edges, home decor shop in Motley, is a dream come true for Elaine Auger

Enthusiasts of antiques and primitive country decor will be pleased to know that ‘Tattered Edges’ is now open in rural Motley. More...

Motley Police Dept., Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports

The Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a number of calls recently, including thefts, fires and scams. More...

Pillager superintendent search narrowed to two

The Pillager School Board conducted superintendent candidate site visits Oct. 24, traveling to both Elk River and Pipestone to observe the two finalists. More...

Letters

Be aware of the scare

A bloody, dismembered body wrapped in a clear plastic body bag, with its face frozen in a silent scream. Red spattered chainsaws. Demonic babies with wrinkled, snarling faces. More...

Current Happenings

‘The Things They Carried’ to be performed Nov. 13

A Vietnam-era soldier’s somber look at war

The Minnesota History Theatre’s production of “The Things They Carried” will be performed at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Great Coat Giveaway begins

CARE Ministries is once again seeking donations as they launch their sixth annual Great Coat Giveaway. They are collecting clean, used and new jackets and coats in all children’s and adult sizes to distribute to people in need in the area. More...

Community Fall Carnival at Staples Alliance Church

Staples Alliance Church will host their 13th annual Community Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the church. More...

Obituaries

Tim Hopkins

Timothy Paul Hopkins, 63, of Staples, died unexpectedly October 24, 2014 at his home. A committal service will be held October 30, at 11 a.m. at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery, Little Falls. More...

Betty Dahlvang

Betty Adeline Dahlvang of Wadena, 89, died October 20, 2014, at Tri-County Hospital, Wadena. Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at the Schuller Family Funeral Homes’ Verndale Chapel with Pastor Daryl Jacobson officiating. More...

Jenna Thoennes

Jenna Thoennes, 30, of Parkers Prairie, died Oct. 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD The Todd- Wadena Community Corrections Advistory Board and Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Joint Powers Board will meet at 1 p.m. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #4 September 15, 2014 MINUTES More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held October 7, 2014 CALL TO ORDER More...

Task force eyes school sites

The Staples Motley School District held a task force meeting on Oct. 27 to get community input on creating a plan for the school’s facilities. More...

Candidates and polling places listed

General election is Nov. 4

Many local races will be on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. Listed are the races that will affect Staples, Motley and the surrounding area. Most polling places open at 7 or 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. School District More...

Church keeps up election day lutefisk supper

Three hundred pounds of fish are ready to be cooked on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

News

Castle Scare-a-lot

The Jasmer family and one friend stand on the drawbridge to Scare-a-lot, the Halloween castle they built at their home on 2nd Ave. NE in Staples, across from Williams Floral. More...

City of Wadena to handle fairgrounds storm water

A preliminary report prepared by Bolton & Menk, the City of Wadena’s engineering form, indicates that the localized flooding conditions at the county fairgrounds can be solved if the fairgrounds system is connected to the city’s sewer More...

Veterans Day program is Tuesday, Nov. 11

A Veterans Day program will be held at Staples Motley High School on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 2 p.m. More...

Opinion

Conservative deer season rebuilds herd, challenges hunters

Like more than 400,000 others, I am anxiously awaiting Saturday, Nov. 8, when Minnesota’s firearms deer hunting season begins. There’s nothing like it. The days of advance scouting. The physical struggle of putting up the new stands. More...

COOL laws and the consumers right to know

On Oct. 20, the World Trade Orgainzation ruled against the U.S. More...

Political Cartoons

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Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

Weekly events ONGOING EVENTS POSTED LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: AA MTG Mondays, 8 p.m., Motley United Methodist Church. For info., 218-639- 9743. LIVING LEGACY GARDENS VOLUNTEER DAYS Tuesdays, 9 - 11 a.m., weather permitting. Meet at gazebo. More...

Life Currents

Soup, Sandwich and a Song

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus sang to a full house Oct. 26 at the Staples Alliance Church during their Soup, Sandwich and a Song event. More...

Adoption Fair Nov. 8

Children’s Home Society of Minnesota and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota will be hosting an free Adoption Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. More...

Wearing the blue jackets with pride

First International Bank of Staples continued their tradition of purchasing new FFA jackets for Staples Motley FFA officers, plus two additional jackets for regional representatives. More...

Sports

Cardinal swimmers save best for conference

The Staples Motley swimming team had 23 personal best performances at the Mid State Conference meet in Park Rapids on Oct. 24. More...

Plopper runs to state

CC teams put it together at section

Stephen Plopper will run at the state cross country meet on Nov. 1, after placing ninth at the Section 8A meet at Bagley on Oct. 24. More...

Edin third at state tennis

Izabella Edin placed third in singles play at the state tennis tournament, winning three matches and dropping one. More...