April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rep. Murdock holds Staples meeting

State Rep. Mark Murdock held a town hall meeting Saturday in Staples, but only four people showed up to discuss legislative events with him. More...

Halverson's nest will never be empty

While most parents look forward to the day that the kid's leave the house, Jeff and Karen Halverson say there are no such thoughts in their minds. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Fiddlers travel to Pillager for 25th annual contest

Musicians from as far away as Fargo traveled to Pillager April 4, to take part in the 25th Annual Fiddler's Contest, sponsored by the Pillager Fairboard. "It's always a popular event," said Arnie Cole, fairboard president. More...

MES student advances to 'Math Masters Competition' in Osakis

Motley Elementary School's Megan Dumpprope took first place in the recent 5th grade Math League contest, qualifying her for The Math Masters competition in Osakis April 24. More...

Motley, Pillager area food shelves grateful for donations

Over $20,000 raised during March

"Food Share Month" was a success at both the Motley and Pillager Area Food shelves, with over $20,000 worth of donations reported between the two during March. More...

Current Happenings

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the council chambers at the Staples Government Center, 611 Iowa Ave. More...

Educational Opportunities

April 13 '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...

Soprano Nina DeBow Miller to perform in Motley

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council will present soprano Nina DeBow Miller in an afternoon of chamber music on April 19, at 2 p.m. at the United Meth- odist Church in Motley. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Mike Blessing's music studio is proud to announce its first "Master Piano Class" given to his students Tuesday April 17, by pianist clinician and adjudicator Mr. Edward Turley, DMA. On Jan. 7, Becky Nelson daughter of Mr. More...

Easter Egg hunt at Lions building

Little ones enjoyed visiting the Staples Lions Building April 4 during the Staples '93 Lions Easter Egg hunt. Two Easter bunnies were on hand to help guide the youngest family members - although there were plenty of eggs to be found. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Derek Amerud and Kristi Collins of Brainerd, a baby girl, Zoey Alveretta, weighing five pounds 13 ounces on March 30, 2009. More...

Sports

Cardinal basketball

The 2008-09 boys basketball team included, from left, front row, Jon Bristow, Mike Lindaman, Adam Cox, Jason Johnson, Jordan Riewer and Derek Wolhowe. More...

Baseball looking for top notch season

The words 'spring training' bring to mind singing birds, green grass, red clay, blue skies, the smell of leather, the crack of the bat, but not this year, not yet. More...

Cage season includes post season honors

The Staples Motley basketball Cardinals, who finished the year with 20 wins and nine losses, have been piling up some post season cage honors as well. More...

County Road 30 repairs

A crew from J&L Construction of Leader and Staples began working Tuesday on repairing damage to Wadena County Road 30 in front of The Vintage golf course. High water from the Crow Wing washed out stretches of the road. More...

State archaeologist to speak at Old Wadena meeting

The Old Wadena Society is holding its annual meeting and spring program at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at T Maxwells in Staples. The program speaker is David Nysteun, retired state archaeologist and anthropologist. More...

Archaeological field study planned

The Wadena County Historical Society and the Old Wadena Society will be hosting an archaeological field study program in Old Wadena Park from June 15 to July 4. More...

County Road 30 re-opened

Temporary repairs finished

The Wadena County Highway Department, as of Thursday, April 9, has reopened County Road 30 north of Staples. More...

 

News

Staples Rotary Art Show is Apr. 17-19

Community Talent Show is Saturday night

The 45th Annual Rotary Art Show will open Friday, April 17, and run through Sunday afternoon, April 19, at the Centennial Auditorium lobby in Staples. More...

DARE visit

A three-member Army National Guard Blackhawk team landed Tuesday noon at Staples Elementary School Command Master Sgt. Kelly Fisher spoke with students and Officer Chris Goff of the Staples police. More...

Two arrested after Nimrod standoff

Two people wanted for probation violations got an extended stay in the Wadena County Jail following a short standoff Thursday, April 2 near Nimrod. More...

Letters

Voting issue

The recent elections in the United States have been under scrutiny because of the "Hanging Chads" in the 2000 Presidential election. After that election the Congress of the U.S. More...

Police Dept. Open House

I am writing this letter to give my sincere thank you to all of the people who attended the Police Department Open House on March 13. There was a great turnout of people from Staples and surrounding communities. More...

Strong community leadership

The survival of small rural communities is fragile. Decisions that are made as well as decisions that are not made can position a community for success or failure. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 11 STORY HOUR for children will be held at the Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, on Saturday, April 11, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Reading provided by volunteers. Free book given away each time. More...

Obituaries

Russell Dailey, Sr.

Russell Lee Dailey, Sr. 60, of Verndale, died March 31, 2009 at his home. Funeral services were held April 3, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Tabernacle in Oylen with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Norman Kilbury

Norman Daniel Kilbury, 76, of Richmond, Mo., died March 31, 2009 at home. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Visitation is one hour prior to services. More...

Wilbur Pounds

Wilbur Pounds, 65, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Staples, died April 2, 2009 at the Northwest Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Funeral services will be held April 18, 2009 at the United Methodist Church in Staples at 2 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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