October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fun in the leaves

Brandon Hove, left, and Caleb Jasmer were among the members of the Central Minnesota Boys Choir who raked leaves Oct. 12 as a service project. Director Mary Moen said they had just as much fun working as playing. (Submitted photo) More...

Crow Wing Currents

Danielsons open ‘Diamond Industrial Cleaning Equipment’ in City of Motley

‘ Diamond Industrial Cleaning Equipment’ is now at home in Motley. The company, owned by Chadd and Deanna Danielson, is located at 116 Hwy 10 S., near Beaulieu Street. More...

Motley sets stipulations for hiring part-time police officer

At a special meeting Oct. 20, the Motley City Council accepted the hiring committee’s recommendation, as presented, for a part-time police officer. More...

Motley’s new water treatment plant will cost much less than expected

Construction of Motley’s new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is on schedule; and due to a decision made at the regular city council meeting Oct. 14, the project cost will be $35,000 - $45,000 less than expected. More...

Letters

Vote!

I’m 90 years old, over the hill you could say. This is probably true, but remember in school we studied English, history, math and science. Our churches taught love of God and country which led America into the technical age. More...

Current Happenings

Local author to speak at Staples Public Library

Minnesota author Jerry Mevissen will visit the Staples Public Library Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 - 8 p.m. More...

Area youth to Trick or Treat for food shelf

Community churches and area youth will be going “Trick or Treat” collecting non- perishable items the Staples Area Food Shelf Sunday, Oct. 26, from 4-6 p.m. More...

Minnesota energy and weather assistance programs available

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule took effect on Oct. 15 and protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off through April 15, 2015. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Wold

Dennis T. Wold, 73, of Brooklyn Park, died Oct. 17, 2014. Graveside services with Military Honors were held Oct. 22 at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services in Staples. More...

Franklin Kemp

Franklin Floyd Kemp, 77 of Monticello, died Oct. 16, 2014 at the Monticello Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at Peterson- Grimsmo Chapel in Moticello. Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery of Monticello. More...

Richard Thomson

Richard Arlen Thomson, 80, of Motley, died Oct. 7, 2014 at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. at the Motley United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Notice of General Election

To the voters of Todd County, State of Minnesota: Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in all polling places within Todd County on Tuesday the (4th) Fourth day of November 2014 for the purpose of electing candidates for the fol More...

Public Notices

NOTICE MORAN TOWNSHIP MONTHLY MEETING The Moran Township Monthly Meeting for November will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 due to elections on Tuesday, the 4th of November. The agenda for the meeting will be the regular monthly agenda. More...

Minimum age for student athletes is sixth grade

The minimum age level for student participation in athletic programs at Staples Motley Schools is now sixth grade following action taken at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Staples Motley school board. More...

Substation ready to go online

At their Oct. 14 meeting, the Staples City Council approved financing for the electrical substation and distribution project that could be running as soon as next week. More...

Wadena County receives chemical health grant

Commissioners learned on Oct. More...

Local produce used at Staples Motley schools

The Staples Motley School District has several different ways they are serving local foods to students. More...

News

Outdoor improvements at the Motley School

Middle school landscapers The Motley Staples Middle School landscaping design class spruced up a garden area near the school on Oct. 10. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Dodin brothers stress relationships and respect as they take over mini mart

In purchasing the South Side Mini Mart in Staples, Ray Dodin shows his respect for the small town way of life. He brings the attitude that through hard work and community involvement, the store can help improve the town. Dodin came to the U.S. More...

Domestic violence homicide rises

Days after Governor Mark Dayton declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the number of people killed due to intimate partner violence in 2014 rose to 14. More...

Opinion

Do attack ads have to dominate campaigns?

Happy October, a month which, in even-numbered years in America, we might call Nastygram Month. More...

‘Share the Vision’ month

Lions Clubs International has dedicated October as the month for their “Share the Vision” campaign, which focuses on the importance of healthy vision. More...

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Life Currents

Staples Lions awards

5M8 Lions District Governor Duane Finger and his wife, Marilyn, from Kimball, visited the Staples ’93 and Staples Host Lions Clubs at their Oct. 13 meeting. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Kolby and Megan Kruse of Long Prairie, a baby boy, Finn Henry weighing eight pounds, nine ounces on Oct. 10, 2014. More...

Staples parks cleaned up during SHAS ‘Workathon’

The first ‘Sacred Heart Area School Workathon’ took place Oct. 15, at various parks in Staples. More...

Sports

Volleyball team gives effort in last home game

The Staples Motley volleyball team finished the regular season with a 1-20 overall record after losing to New York Mills in straight sets on Oct. 20. But the Cardinals kept playing hard the entire match and kept it exciting until the end. More...

Cross country teams tune up for section meet

The Staples Motley cross country teams participated in a tune-up race at Proctor to get ready for the Oct. 24 section meet. More...

Football team stopped short of goal line

The Staples Motley football team went scoreless despite gaining 255 yards from scrimmage against Crookston on Oct. 15. Eight Cardinal drives crossed the 50 yard line but all were stopped by mistakes and penalties and the Cardinals lost 14-0. More...