April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Zoe Lyn Greig to walk for cause

So tiny, so small. Surprises come in many shapes and sizes. For Adam and Carly Greig, their surprise was a little too small, came a little too soon and had a name - Zoe Lyn. More...

Public hearing set for Staples overpass plan

A public hearing for the Staples North/South Corridor and Railroad overpass project is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, in Staples, at the Freshwater Education District building, 1100 5th Street NE, from 5-7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Pillager students love 'Grandma Hazel'

Remembering our volunteers during 'National Volunteer Week,' April 19 - 25

Although she graduated from Pillager High School in 1943, 83-year-old Hazel Fundine still shows up for class at her alma mater four days a week. More...

Proposal to "restructure the MPD" hashed out at council meeting

At least one Motley City Council member seems to believe that making signifi cant cuts to the Motley Police Department is the best way to pay for city streets. Not everyone agrees. More...

Motley mayor leery of mixed-use zoning map

Although the Motley City Council unanimously approved (at their regular meeting Feb. 24) the creation of a Downtown Mixed Use (DMU) zoning district and a Land Use Matrix, they are not in agreement about some of the details. More...

Letters

Broken hearted

I don't know who you are and I'm glad. My brother who is very, very sick and in the hospital, came over last year and said, "I bought you something". It wasn't for my birthday or a holiday, a "just because" gift. More...

Seems unfair

I'm writing this letter on behalf of my daughter, Jeanne Petron, who owns PET ron's Boarding for Animals in Staples, because I believe the citizens of Staples should know all the facts when it comes to fairness, regarding real estate taxes and asse More...

Inappropriate display

On Sunday my family and I decided to stop at the Rotary Art Show and to see our 10 year old son's picture that was on display there. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 25 STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Saturday, April 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Reading provided by volunteers. Free book given away each time. For info., call 218-895-5750 or www.staplesstompinggrounds. com. More...

Life Currents

The Other Day

. . . I was completely and utterly absorbed with an article on healthy eating. Hearing a noise, I stopped and waited for it to be repeated. Yes, my phone was ringing, bursting my bubble of concentration. More...

Senior Celebrations

The regular monthly birthday/anniversary party was held April 14 at the Staples Senior Citizens' Center with 39 people attending. Fifteen people celebrated their April birthdays and one couple celebrated their anniversary. More...

Engagements

Thorman, Gerhard

Tim Thorman and Ashley Gerhard announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Parents are Gary and Paula Thorman of Staples and Linda Griffith of Worthington. A May 16 wedding is planned at Hope Summit Christian Church in Rochester. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls setting the pace in track

The Staples Motley girls track team ran in their first two outdoor meets last week and captured first place in both. April 14, found the Lady Cardinal s in Pequot Lakes compet- ing against seven teams. More...

Proud young hunter

Thirteen-year-old Kyle Quast was all smiles after his first turkey hunt ended successfully Saturday morning. Kyle bagged this beautiful 23-pound Tom using his grandpa's 16 gauge shotgun. More...

Softball girls off and running

The Staples Motley softball team started off their season last Saturday with two tough losses. Coach Bruce Onischuk's girls dropped a 12-1 game to Fargo Shanley and then lost 19-5 to Perham while playing at the Frazee tournament. More...

School board plans bond referendum

The Staples Motley School Board took the first step toward preparing a capital bond referendum for a vote this fall at their regular board meeting Monday night in Motley. More...

Police assists backed by chief

A discussion about police assisting other agencies took place during the report on the Staples Police Department annual report to the city council. More...

Construction accident kills area contractor

An area contractor was killed last week in a construction accident just north of Browerville. More...

 

News

Partnership to hold 'Having Your Say' time

The University of Minnesota Central Regional Partnership will host "Having Your Say" civic engagement sessions Tuesday, April 28 at the Hunt Utility Group campus in Pine River, and Wednesday, April 29 at the Central Lakes College Ag Center in St More...

Four speakers win state medals

Seniors Jacob Johnson and Casey Smithley in Duo Interpretation led the Cardinal Speech team in the Class A State Speech Tournament at Gustavus Adolphus College April 18. More...

Early Staples

Staples history buff Pete Card Jr. submitted these photos showing east Staples scenes from many years back. More...

Opinion

Answers through awareness

EDITOR'S NOTE: Each year the Staples Rotary Club offers the opportunity to Staples Motley High School students to enter the Four-Way Test Essay Contest. More...

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Current Happenings

Geritol Frolics auditions

Singers and dancers over the age of 55 are invited to audition for the Geritol Frolics. This popular musical variety show performed by energetic, funloving seniors is preparing for its sixth season at the Franklin Arts Center. More...

Care center entertainment

Willie and Rodi Longenecker from Morson, Ontario, presented their gospel music ministry for Lakewood Health System Care Center residents on April 13. More...

Miss Staples Motley scholarship pageant June 6

Application deadline May 22

Miss Staples Motley, Rebecca Iverson, will hand over her crown on Saturday, June 6. More...

Obituaries

James Statema

James "Jim" Albert Statema, 68, died April 17, 2009 at the Long Prairie Hospital. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville, with Father David Maciej officiating. More...

Wanda Meyer

Wanda (Halliwill) Mae Meyer, 74, of Wadena, died April 15, 2009 at her home. Funeral services were held April 20, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wadena. Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Reinhold Dobs

Reinhold "Tiny" Dobs, 84, of Bertha, died April 6, 2009 at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services were held April 9, at the Domian- Anderson Funeral Home in Bertha, with Pastor Shirley Nelson presiding. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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...

Staples City Council

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