April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Council hears property owners' vocal complaints

The Open Forum time is listed on every Staples City Council agenda, but most often no one is there to bring up items. Not so March 24, when two people responded when their Open Forum time to speak came up toward the end of the meeting. More...

Staples EDA okays Ernie's added land

The Staples Economic Development Authority (EDA) on March 24 took the first step in the process of selling an additional 50 feet (16,000 square feet) of land to the Staples Food Corporation for the proposed new grocery store on the east end of the More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Crow Wing River spills into Morrison, Cass County homes last week

Community comes together to help flood victims

Although thousands of volunteers traveled to Fargo and Moorhead last week to help Red River flood victims, there were many others that lent a helping hand to homeowners living along the swollen Crow Wing. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

April 2, 9 FREE TAX HELP available at Sylvan Town Hall AARP Tax-Aide site, located approximately three miles east of Pillager on Hwy. 210 at 24th Ave., during tax season on Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. To make an appt., call 218-746-3652. More...

Pillager fiddler's contest celebrates 25 years

Musicians of all ages will compete April 4

The 25th Annual Fiddler's Contest, sponsored by the Pillager Fairboard, will be held Saturday night, April 4, in the Pillager High School gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Letters

Overwhelmed with gratitude

I write this letter to attempt to say thank you to everyone who helped us battle the Crow Wing River last week. We appreciated every call we got showing concern or offering some type of help. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a wholesome, nutritious meal and good fellowship at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 3 PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM, hosted by MOMS Club of Staples, Friday, April 3, 6 - 7 p.m., Staples Community Center. Open to all area families with preschool children. More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Gallant, Mundt

Ann Gallant and Erik Mundt announce their engagement. Parents are Norman and Celeste Gallant, Brainerd; and Lee and Charlette Mundt, Britton, S.D. More...

Easter project

A group of women meet twice a month at the Staples High Rise to do various service projects. Led by Donna Lee (second from left), the group began last Oct., with the goal of "giving back to the community. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:

Born to Charles and Angel Klippenes of Staples, a baby boy, Azheni Joseph, weighing six pounds eight ounces on March 24, 2009. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls begin track season indoors

The Staples Motley girls track team opened the 2009 season with an indoor meet last Saturday at Bemidji State Univer- sity. " W e usually like to do one indoor meet a year," said assistant coach Ron Beachy. More...

Tae Kwon Do gaining popularity in Staples Motley area

Approximately 12 - 14 students have been studying 'Tae Kwon Do' this past year, one of the many classes offered by Staples Motley Community Education. More...

SMHS boys begin track season indoors at BSU

The 2009 Staples Motley boys track season is underway. Start- ing out the season was the Bemidji State University indoor meet, a meet that the Cardinal teams have competed in several times over the last few years. More...

A day's work

Scott Odden's young Lab puppies enjoyed all the company at Robert Stracek's driveway Thursday afternoon. More...

Friends, neighbors pitch in to help

Home owners who have survived the flooding around Staples all are singing the praises of their friends and neighbors who came to their aid. "It was really emotional to see all the people pull together. More...

Old church finds new life as Landmark Inn

A new use for an old building is one of the goals set by Janet Kiley over the past two years as she embarked on a new business venture. More...

 

News

Police break up juvenile drinking party

Staples Police report they broke up a juvenile drinking party early Saturday morning, March 28, at a home in northeast Staples. Officers responded to 1320 8th Street N.E. at 12:22 a.m. Saturday where a fight was apparently in progress. More...

Verndale deaths ruled overdose

Authorities have determined the cause of death of the two people found in their home in Verndale on March 6. More...

Students of the Month

These area businesses offer their congratulations and support to the academic excellence exemplified by our students: More...

Opinion

Your newspaper is now online

Community event calendar will be new feature

Today the Staples World is opening a new "Window on the World," the World Wide Web, that is. Our news website at www.staplesworld.com went live this morning, April 2, at 7 a.m. More...

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Current Happenings

Weather spotters course canceled due to weather

Staples Police Department has been forced to postpone a planned weather spotters course due to - of all things, - the weather. The weather spotters course scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at the Staples Police Department was cancelled. More...

Youth Regional Art Show

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center hosts the 2009 Minnesota State High School League Regional Show now through April 8. Young artists from 23 regional high schools participate in this show that features sculpture and two dimensional art work. More...

Murdock to host town hall meetings

Touring five District 10B cities

State Rep. Mark Murdock, R-Perham, will host another round of town hall meetings throughout District 10B with a tour of five area cities slated for Apr. 4. Murdock conducted similar events in five different 10B cities in mid-March. More...

Obituaries

Jim Henkes

Jim Henkes, 76, of Staples, formerly of Fergus Falls, died March 27, 2009 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services were held April 1, at the First Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls with Rev. Saul Stensvaag officiating. More...

Marilyn Mahling

Marilyn Ida Mahling, 81, of Randall, died March 25, 2009 at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. Funeral services were held March 30, at the St. James Catholic Church in Randall. Burial was in the St. James Catholic Cemetery. More...

Robert Case

Robert L. (Bob) Case Sr., 82, Staples, died March 20, 2009, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP CHANGE OF MEETING Staples Township will hold their regular April monthly meeting on April 9, 2009 (instead of April 2) at 7:30 p.m. Sharon K. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF March 10, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...