February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rural narrative has positive trends

Rural America is not dying, but is changing. Contrary to popular belief, rural population continues to grow, according to Merritt Bussiere, who spoke at the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Feb. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Income tax scams reported in Morrison Cty

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is once again seeing a number of scams being reported. More...

Motley Fire Chiefs

The Motley Fire Department recently elected their new fire chief and assistant chiefs. Pictured above, from left, are Chuck Gerads, 2nd Assistant; Tim Schneider, Fire Chief; and Todd Judd, 1st Assistant. More...

Council disagrees about when to advertise clerk’s position

When to start advertising for a new city clerk/treasurer was discussed at length during the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Feb. 8. More...

Letters

Change is hard, but necessary

Not having been involved in the process to date regarding the realignment of our school facilities, I attended the school board work session in Motley Monday evening and came away with many thoughts. More...

Current Happenings

Todd County Historical Society trips

The Todd County Historical Society has planned three trips for 2016. These, along with other business were discussed at the Feb. 1 meeting. More...

Speech team to host Feb. 13 meet

The Staples Motley Speech team will host one of the largest meets of the season on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Staples Motley High School. The meet expects nearly 400 students from various schools to be participating. More...

Todd Council On Aging

Browerville Seniors will host the Todd County Council On Aging meeting, Wednesday Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Browerville Community Center (Hwy. 71). Old business: review the coordinators report. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Tepley

Margaret Frances (Wagner) Tepley, 88, of Brainerd, passed away on February 7, 2016 at Harmony House in Brainerd. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 10, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. Burial was at St. More...

Gordon Crocker

Gordon (Gordie) Louis Crocker, 83, of Staples passed away January 25, 2016 at Lakewood Health System, Staples. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Staples Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. More...

Lyle Greenwaldt

Lyle Loren “Scotty” Greenwaldt, 90, of Eagle Bend, passed away February 5, 2016, at his home under the care of Hospice. Funeral services were held on Feb. 10 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE BID FOR 40,000 - 42,000 POUND USED HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR More...

Sno Daze royalty visits LHS Care Center

Lakewood Health Care Center King and Queen, Don Brainerd and Jeanne Brown, along with the royalty alternates, Harold Germann and Audrey Cyrus, at their crowning ceremony Feb. 3. More...

Queen and king moment

Sno Daze Queen Tatum Williams exchanges thoughts with King Shawn Trantina. See more Sno Daze photos on page 7a. More...

Mondale concerned about election season

Politics have changed a lot in the past 40 years. Former Vice President Walter Mondale has been paying attention. More...

 

News

Todd-Wadena Electric grants announced

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Community Trust Board recently met and awarded 15 Operation Round Up grants totaling of $9,130. The recipient organizations and their awards are as follows: More...

Firefighters dance aids area

One of the items auctioned at last year’s Staples Firefighters Dance was a half day of work from four firefighters. When it came time to pay the winning bidder, there were actually eight firefighters who showed up to help. More...

Police check harassing phone calls

On Feb. 3, Staples Police received a report from the Lakewood Health System regarding suspicious and harassing phone calls that had been received on Feb. 2 and 3. More...

Opinion

Why in the world does anyone want to be president?

As we celebrate Presidents’ Day in the midst of the 2016 campaign for the White House, it is fitting that we pause to ask why in the world anyone wants to be president of the United States. More...

Be part of conversation; be part of the solution

Staples Motley Schools

The walls in my house probably have about four coats of paint on them - and that’s just in the last 14 years that we’ve lived there. I like to change things up once in awhile, whether painting or rearranging furniture. More...

Child Protection Task Force unveils plan

It looks like another great weekend to be outside in our area. We should have some warmer temps, and maybe even a little snow. Before you start preparing for the Super Bowl, I wanted to keep you in the loop of what I’ve been up to in St. Paul. More...

Life Currents

Five generations

Family members recently gathered for a five generation photo. Front are Lois and Ray Nicholson of Wadena, great-great-grandparents. More...

Simons, DeWolf

Engagement

Suzanne (Sue) Simons and Ricky (Rick) DeWolf, both of Staples, announce their engagement. Sue is the daughter of the late Aaron Simons and Dorothy Svenvold of Brainerd. More...

Student Achievements

COLTON PASKEWITZ, Browerville, has been named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, at which he is a freshman. Colton is the son of Lee and Laurie Paskewitz of Browerville. More...

Sports

Wrestlers advance in section

The Staples Motley wrestling team will take part in the section semifinals after a 50-22 win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Feb. 9. Jasiah Paskewitz, Eric Lisson, Alex Erpelding, Jacob Bendson and Braden Tyrell all recorded pins for the Cardinals. More...

Cardinals experience highs and lows of hoops

The Staples Motley boys basketball team experienced a roller coaster of ups and downs in just one week. They played one of their best games of the year in beating Crosby-Ironton 78-60 on Feb. 2, just days after losing to the same team by 20 points. More...

Uhlman scores 18 in basketball win

The Staples Motley girls basketball team held on for a 54-44 win against Park Rapids on Feb. 2, getting the win from a team that beat them in overtime earlier in the season. More...