November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Family formation

Four Holst brothers, from left, Dan, Ken, Huck and Chuck, served in four branches of the U.S. military, the air force, army, marines and navy, respectively. More...

Minnesota Legislature

House District 9AMark Anderson . 10,693Don Niles.................. 7,758 65 of 71 precincts reporting House District 9BRon Kresha ......... 9,881Adrian Welle ............ 8,751 More...

Constitutional Amendments

Marriage Amendment “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?” StatewideYes.......................1,396,879No............... More...

Crow Wing Currents

Students of all ages learn to ‘speak’ American Sign Language in Motley

Students in Jody (Hoting) Converse’s classroom often speak at the same time and with enthusiasm; yet it is one of the quietest classrooms one could observe. More...

Learning a new phrase

Mary Sirucek (right) of Leader learns to sign the phrase “Go away,” with help from Stephanie Nutt, a guest instructor at a recent community education class held at the Motley School. More...

Signing siblings

Six of the 12 Kossan siblings from rural Motley are taking the sign language class through Staples Motley Community Education. Pictured above, from left, are Mark, Eric, Thomas, Lisa, Natalie and Amy Kossan. More...

Letters

Preparing the way

The other day, I was watching one of my favorite shows and a quote came across that fit my life and many of my peers. “It’s the oldest story ever told. More...

Airport Road vs College Road - why?

Airport Road property owners/residents, please attend the council meeting on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall. This change is not a necessity. The airport and road were here decades before the college. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Library classes

The Staples Public Library is offering the following programs during the month of November. More...

Orchestra concert

The Staples Motley High School Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra will present a concert Monday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium, Staples. More...

School board canvassing meeting

The SM School Board will meet at 7:30 a.m., Nov. 13, at the district office at 202 Pleasant Ave. NE, Staples, to canvass the results of the Nov. 6 election. Agenda items include o abstract and return of votes cast. More...

Obituaries

Audrey Fellman

Audrey Jean Fellman, 80, of Staples, died Nov. 4, 2012 at her home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. A brief prayer service will take place at 12:30 p.m. More...

Gregory Nelson

Gregory L. Nelson, 60, of Staples, died Nov. 1, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Nov. 7 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Burial was at the Poplar Cemetery. More...

Glenn Edin

Glenn Dewey Edin, 84, of Owatonna, died Oct. 31, 2012 at Cedarview Care Center in Owatonna. Funeral services were held Nov. 3 at the United Methodist Church in Owatonna with The Rev. Loren Olson officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No.:77-FA-12-1088Case Type:Adoption In the Matter of thePetition of:Crystal BernadetteRasmussen,Petitioner/Parent andEvan Scott Rasmussen,Petitioner/Stepparent More...

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NOTICE BARTLETT TOWNSHIP

The November MonthlyTownship Meeting will beheld on November 13, 2012at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall.This is for Novemberonly. Deb Nelson,Bartlett Township Clerk44pnc More...

Stern, flight team proud of flyovers for veterans

The Veterans Day celebration in Staples on Nov. 9 will have a special ceremonial flyover by the T-6 Thunder North American Flight Team, with area resident Terry Stern, Staples, piloting one of the planes. More...

Commissioners

Jim Hofer ............... 744Ralph Miller................639 Cass County District 1Neal Gaalswyk .... 2,870 Sharon Ballou .......... 1,655Kevin Maurer...... 1,868 More...

Veterans programs Friday, Monday

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, but will be recognized by Staples Motley schools Friday, Nov. 9 and in Pillager Monday, Nov. 12. Following is a listing of area Veterans Day events: Sacred Heart Area School, Staples 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. More...

City of Motley

Nancy Nieken .............195Two-year term More...

News

Dangerous driving on 12th St. north of Staples

Bobbi Blanchard has identified one of the most dangerous traffic areas in Staples: her front lawn. The dangerous corner is on the gravel road of 12th Street NE, on the corner with Prairie Ave. NE. More...

‘Talkin’ Baseball’ event is a ‘Win 4 Pine Grove’

Nearly $ 40,000 was raised for local youth baseball and softball as well as for improvements to the baseball field at Pine Grove Park by the Staples Amateur Baseball Association (SABA) and the Win 4 Pine Grove Committee. More...

Gun discharge injures hunter

On Nov. 4, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accidental gun shot wound that occurred approximately five miles north of Clarissa. More...

Opinion

Students join veterans in program at park

Like many Americans I will be glad when the election of 2012 is over. I consider myself a very informed voter, not watching main stream media but reading and knowing about the world around me. More...

Honor original intent of Nov. 11 remembrance

Ring bells as pledge for peace

It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, that World War I was halted as a result of the signing of the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany. More...

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Menus

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Senior Nutrition Program Suggested donation: $3.50. 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. All meals served with bread/margarine and skim milk. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

November 9 DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MTG Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218- 631-1714. November 11 THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOC. MTG Sun. Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Wahoo Valley. More...

Life Currents

Halloween safety

On October 29, Staples American Legion Unit #70 Auxiliary President Arlene Grover, Education, Children and Youth Chairman Bernie St. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Heather Durant and Brad Furzland of Motley, a baby girl, Victoria Grace weighing seven pounds, eight ounces on Oct. 28, 2012. More...

Halloween football fun

Students at Freshwater Education District’s ALC (Area Learning Center) played football during gym class on Oct. 31, when temperatures reached into the 50’s. More...

Sports

Zetah runs PR at state

Korey Zetah charges up a hill at the state cross country meet on Nov. 3. Zetah ran a personal best 16:52 to finish in 41st place. “The race was very fast compared to the previous year,” said Coach Bruce Fuhrman. More...

Passing on doe leads to five bucks

Bob Brown of Eden Prairie has a story that his deer hunting party will be telling for years to come. He shot five bucks on opening morning, Nov. 3, between 7:45 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. More...

Big buck bagged

This 10 point buck was shot early Sunday morning near Staples by Craig Gode, a long time resident of the Staples area. The buck weighed, field dressed, 247 pounds and the inside antler spread measured 22 inches. More...