May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Depot work started

At long last, after the project was bid three times, work began Tuesday on the Northern Pacific Depot roof repair project. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Bemidji man saves woman from burning house near Leader

Two minutes - that's the margin Bemidji emergency medical technician and former firefighter Tom Johnson estimates between the life and death of a Leader, Minn., woman. More...

MES, MSMS recipients of 3M Ingenuity Grants

A total of $13,810 awarded to teachers from Motley school

The 3M Foundation recently awarded Ingenuity Grants (totaling $13,810) to Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle schools. More...

Memorial Day schedule for Motley area

Memorial Day services, hosted by the American Legion Post #124 of Motley will be held at the following locations on Monday, May 25: o Bridgeman Cemetery in May Township at 9 a.m. o Motley Staples Middle School at 10 a.m. More...

Letters

A great loss

I am writing this letter regarding Bob Blessing the Todd County Emergency Manager. Bob was previously the City of Staples Emergency Manager before accepting the position with Todd County. More...

When the Boys in Blue Are Gone

When the comrades have departed, When the veterans are no more, When the bugle call is sounded On that everlasting shore. More...

Current Happenings

Relay for Life teams prepare for June 5

Hundreds of people are expected to walk the Staples Elementary School track June 5, as part of the annual "Relay for Life" event in the fight against cancer. More...

Project Together gardening opportunity

A garden group through Project Together for adults with disabilities will be meeting one or two nights a month at Living Legacy Gardens, Staples, starting Tuesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through the summer into early fall. More...

Pinocchio auditions slated for June 7

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council auditions for Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's original musical production of "Pinocchio" will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, at the Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Obituaries

Lloyd Otteson

Lloyd Kermit Otteson, 83, of Staples, died May 17, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. A memorial service was held May 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Rev. Steve Sveom offi- ciating. More...

Shirley Olson

Shirley Anne Olson, 82, of Coon Rapids, died May 2, 2009 at Unity Hospital in Fridley. Memorial services were held May 6, at the First Congregational Church of Anoka. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. More...

Adeline Sorensen

Adeline Sorensen, 95, of Staples died May 13, 2009 at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services were held May 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Rev. Robin Collins offi ciating. 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...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District April 28, 2009 A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Chairman Runyan at 7:30 p.m. More...

Staples City Council

PROCEEDINGS OF April 28, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

Staples new city hall under construction

Work on the new Staples City Hall and Library building began last week after bids were formally approved at the May 12 city council meeting. More...

School bond vote is Sept. 8

It's official. The Staples Motley School Board approved the resolution calling for a building bond election Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at their regular meeting Monday night in Staples. More...

Local Dollars for Scholars awards $79,500 to grads

Sixty-two students heading for post secondary education were awarded $79,500 in scholarships Wednesday, May 13, at the Staples and Motley Dollars for Scholars Award Program. More...

 

News

Local runner competes in Boston Marathon

Isaac landecker, son of Don and Connie Landecker of Staples, ran the 113th Boston Marathon held on April 20. Isaac, a former Staples Motley High School cross country runner, finished 193rd overall out of 25,000 registered runners. More...

CLC Staples graduation ceremony held

Central Lakes College Staples campus held their graduation ceremony May 13 in the gymnasium at Staples Motley High School. More...

Staples Arbor Day

Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts from Staples and Motley were present Tuesday, May 12, for a ceremonial Arbor Day tree planing. More...

Opinion

Memorial Day is for patriots

In some circles, patriotism has become a synonym for arrogant or jingoistic. Some people even use it as a political weapon; "Don't question my patriotism," they say. More...

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Photo

This Memorial Day, we salute the heroes of our Armed Forces past and present for their courage and dedication to our country. More...

Life Currents

60 years

Phil and Rita Stone of Staples will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an Open House on Sunday, May 31, from 2 - 4 p.m. at their lake cabin on Fish Trap Lake, 2527 320th Street, Lincoln. No invitations are being sent. No gifts, please. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 The co-valedictorians for the Staples High School Class of 1984 are Andrea Toedter and Ellen Weyer. Salutatorian is Joy Prindle. Joe Joerger was surprised to receive the Educator of the Year award from the student council. More...

Student Achievements

o MINNESOTA STATE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (M STATE), WADENA CAMPUS, took part in the 42nd annual SkillsUSA competition held recently in Bloomington. More...

Sports

Cards finish with 3 wins in 4 games

Sub section action starts this Thursday

The Staples Motley baseball team had a great end to the regular season this past week, winning three of the four games played. The Cards finished out the season with a 14-6 record and were 8-4 in Mid State. The Cardinals received the No. More...

Cardinal girls are Mid State track champions

The Staples Motley girls track and field team won first place yet again, this time at the Mid State Confer- ence meet at Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, May 12. More...

Cardinal softball headed into sub section playoffs

The Staples Motley girls softball team last week split two games with Perham before losing a match up to Frazee. More...