April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Staples Motley High School Cardinal golfer Tanner Roberts followed his chip shot Saturday morning onto the green of the fifth hole at The Vintage. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Freshwater ALC prom is May 2, at Batcher Opera House

Prom - it's a first time endeavor for the Freshwater Education District in Staples, an alternative classroom setting that's offered to area high school students. More...

Clean-up efforts

In honor of "Earth Day" April 22, Christina Poole and her two-year old daughter Cecelia Chavez of Motley, spent the morning picking up trash along 1st Avenue and near Veteran's Park in Motley. More...

Motley's P & Z Commission revises DMU zoning map

Motley's Planning & Zoning Commission took another look at their proposed map for the city's Downtown Mixed-Use Zoning District at a meeting held April 21; and decided to make some alterations. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Help has been there St apl es In t he S ept. 1 8, 2008, copy of the Staples World, there was an article addressing the need for an additional police officer for the city of Staples. In that article was a quote from Police Chief Kyle Huber. More...

Current Happenings

'Nat'l Day of Prayer' service May 7

A 'National Day of Prayer' service will be held Thursday, May 7, at the Staples Church of Christ, at 7 p.m. Prayer will be focused on seven areas of life; and music will be shared throughout the service. More...

Girls choir auditions set

Auditions for the 2009-10 season for the Colla Voce Girls Choir will be Tuesday, May 12, after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the Staples Motley High School choir room. More...

Educational Opportunities

May 4 '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...

Obituaries

Marvin Verbeck

Marvin C. Verbeck, 88, of Staples, died April 23, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. Funeral services were held April 27, at the Staples Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. More...

Robert Hankey

Robert John "Bob" Hankey, 91, of Staples, died April 23, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. Funeral services were held April 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Fr. Scott Wittkop offi ciating. More...

Miriam Watland

Miriam Juanita Watland of Staples, died April 14, 2009 at Lakewood Health System in Staples. Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home of Staples. Miriam was born May 17, 1944, in Richmond, Virginia, to William and Helen (Crigger) McDonald. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION Callaway Telephone Company, Midwest Telephone Co., The Peoples Telephone Co. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #15 March 16, 2009 CALL TO ORDER Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order. Roll Call was taken with the following board members present: Swecker, Schmitt, Longbella, Freeman, DiGiovanni and Anderson. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

March 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 March 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...

Hwys. 10, 210 to both have major work

The highways around Staples will be busy during May and June - and not just due to increased springtime traffic. More...

Three pulled from Crow Wing

Three people got dumped into the frigid waters of the Crow Wing River Saturday evening when their canoe capsized in fast moving water. More...

Bob Blessing retiring

He's been Todd County Emergency Mgmt. director

A half-time emergency management director position may be created in the Todd County Sheriff's Department, it was noted at the April 21 Todd County Board meeting. More...

Gilby's orchard now open in Moran Township

Anyone looking for a good place to purchase (or pick) some apples this fall won't have to travel to Bayfi eld, Wisc., or other exotic places to find their favorite variety. They will be available right here, at Gilby's Orchard in Moran Township. More...

 

News

CLC positions to be cut due to state cuts

Central Lakes College is anticpating budget cuts that will result in approximately ten full and part jobs being cut, according to CLC announcments made this week. More...

Chamber welcome

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed business Mortgage Executives to Staples. Ronda Golden-Lenk (second from left) is the on-site mortgage specialist. More...

WANTED: A few good volunteers

Kevin Grondahl and some others are looking for a few good people. Staples, in conjunction with the MnDOT's Partnership program, is preparing to begin phase 2 of the landscaping along the new Highway 10. More...

Opinion

Senate passes 2009 tax bill

Bill must be reconciled with House version, when it is passed

Submitted by the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus Senate Republicans recently blasted the late-evening passage of massive tax increases on working Minnesotans, job creators and property owners. "Our state's economy is on life support. More...

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Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

May 2 STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Saturday, May 2, 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

Air medal awarded

First Lt. Jordan Sams, Task Force 34 Headquarters logistical liaison officer from Staples, received an Air Medal at an award ceremony on Joint Base Balad, Iraq on April 24. Awards were given by Col. Clay Brock, Task Force 34 commander. More...

Military

Army National Guard PFC Chelsea Miller recently graduated from basic combat training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC.; and completed advanced training in Army Human Resources. More...

Faithful volunteers

Lakewood Health Center, Staples, held a special luncheon April 22, in appreciation of the160 volunteers who have served in a variety of ways (logging 2,672 hours) this past year. More...

Sports

Boys golf squad second at Cardinal Invitational

The Staples Motley boys golf team hosted their Cardinal Invitational on Saturday and competed in three other meets this past week. More...

Girls clobber conference foes, lose to PR Vikings

The Staples Motley Cardinal softball team last week grabbed four big Mid State Conference wins before losing a slugfest to the Pelican Rapids girls. More...

Diamond squad wins three straight games

The Cardinal baseball team is coming together. Going into the past week Staples Motley was 2 - 3 , but improved their rec o rd by winning all three games played. The Cards faced the Crosby- Ironton Rangers at Crosby on Tuesday, April 21. More...