March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Veteran's Park site chosen

The Staples City Council accepted a proposal from MnDOT (Minnesota Department of Transportation) at their Mar. 10 meeting that resolves the site for a Veteran's Memorial Park. More...

Area Highway 10 job among state's '09 stimulus projects

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced last week transportation stimulus projects that include resurfacing Highway 10 from Staples to Wadena. More...

Wadena County re-visits MIS roles

The leave of absence of county MIS director Kevin Stensrude, who was called to active duty in Iraq at the end of last month, is still causing concern among commissioners and county employees. At the Mar. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

New director for Motley's food shelf

Volunteers hope to raise $15,000 during March

The Motley Area Food Shelf recently welcomed Marisela Vasquez as it's new director. "She has been volunteering for at least six months and has done an awesome job," said Faye Pepin who serves as President of the MAFS board. More...

Sweet turn-out at Pillager School for 'Muffins with Mom"

About 600 people enjoyed a free breakfast at Pillager School March 13, part of the first ever "Muffins with Mom" event hosted by the school. More...

Tabled agenda item causes concern at MCC meeting

Missing council members and a tabled agenda item were concerns voiced during the public forum portion of the last regular Motley City Council meeting held Friday, March 13. More...

Letters

Some thoughts

I have been thinking about this for a long time and everyone I speak to agrees, but I don't see hardly anyone speaking up, so here is the question. Does Staples really have enough money to build a new city hall? How many people would it house? More...

The constant of change

The popularity of change is increasing (Our new President was elected on a platform of change). I have noticed that our local civic leaders have also adopted this philosophy of "Change for the sake of change". More...

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude and thanks to the Staples Rotary Club and Rotary District 5580 for selecting and sponsoring me as a 2009-2010 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

March 19 WADENA WHIRLAWAYS will square dance Thursday, March 19, Elk's Club Wadena, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Jim Jirak, caller. ORIGAMI PAPER FOLDING AND STORIES FOR CHILDREN, Thursday, March 19, at the Staples Public Library. More...

Life Currents

Much Appreciated

Thank you to everyone who came to the Scholastic Book Fair at Staples Elementary School March 4 - 6. We are excited to report that together we raised $1,021 that will be used for various programs in our school. More...

Staples Auxiliary's March activities

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 of Staples held their regular meeting on March 2. Several members and one guest attended. A short memorial service was held for long-time member, Ida Kirk, who passed away on January 22. More...

Anniversary

50 years

James and Janet Hill of Anoka will celebrate their 50th anniversary with friends April 4, at the Holiday Inn in Elk River. They were married April 4, 1959, at Sacred Heart Church in Staples, by Reverend Falque. More...

Sports

Boys win twice to advance to SS finals

Cardinal season ends with loss to Morris in West Sub section Tuesday

The Staples Motley Cardinal boys won their first two games in sub section playoff action, but then lost to No. 1 seed Morris in the title game Tuesday night. The Morris Tigers won 79-64. (Full final game story in next week's Staples World edition. More...

Girls b-ball tournament on now

Coaches pick New Prague, Mpls. South as top seeds

Sixteen coaches voted via computer Sunday morning (March 15) to determine the top four seeded teams in Class AAA and Class AAAA for the 2009 State Girls' Basketball Tournament. When the tabulation was complete, New Prague was chosen the No. More...

First grade

The Staples Motley Elementary Basketball program recently awarded team medals to participating students. The first grade girl's team (above) and their high school helpers were front row, left to right: Ashlyn Peet, Alix Peterson, Ashley Black. More...

Ribbon cutting

Mayor Chris Etzler and Police Chief Kyle Huber got the ribbon cutting honors at the open house and official opening of the new Staples Police Station. More...

Overpass funding included in Senate's bonding bill

Possible funding help for the Staples overpass/northsouth corridor project is inching its way through the Minnesota Legislature, which is working on a public works bonding bill. More...

Tournament action

Staples Motley junior Jordan Riewer tried for two points over Breckenridge defender Bryan Jacklitch. Riewer scored 21 points Saturday night in the Cardinals 61-55 victory in the semi-final round of the West Sub Section 6AA tournament. More...

 

News

Possible assault, DWI charges result of call

Formal charges are pending against two individuals whose argument on Sunday morning ended up on the streets of Staples. Staples police reported they arrested two people following a domestic dispute call. More...

2008 Fire Fighter of the Year

Dennis Miller was selected as the 2008 Fire Fighter of the Year. The announcement and plaque presentation was made by Staples Fire Chief Scott Braith at the firemen's regular meeting held March 12. More...

Food shelf donation

Amy Leidenfrost, left, and Babs Anglin, right, represented the Staples '93 Lions Club in presenting a $675 check to Fran Mertens, center, of the Staples Area Food Shelf. More...

Opinion

Newspapers provide broadest access to government records

A city seeks bids for road maintenance. A township announces its election and annual meeting. A county publishes its annual list of delinquent taxes. More...

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Current Happenings

Talent sought for community show

Staples Historical Society is planning a "Community Talent Show" for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18 in Centennial Auditorium, Staples. Local talent is being invited to participate in the show. More...

Educational Opportunities

March 23 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP meets Mondays, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more information on this free event, call 218-640-7035. More...

Sacred, secular music concert set for Mar. 21

Community, high school choruses to perform

A concert of sacred and secular music will be presented Saturday, Mar. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Obituaries

Dorothea Tower

Dorothea W. Tower, 87, of Staples, died March 12, 2009 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held March 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Robin Collins and Pastor Ed Koehler officiating. More...

James Kilbury

James Boyd Kilbury Sr., 71, of Staples, died March 15, 2009 at his home after battling cancer for several months. Funeral services will be Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples with Pastor Mike Piccanatto officiating. More...

Scott Case

Scott Case, 55, of Staples, died March 13, 2009 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will held be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

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...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

February 3, 2009 The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 3rd day of February 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...

Staples City Council

PROCEEDINGS OF February 24, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...