June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Students recognized for academic, other honors

Staples Motley High School awards were announced at the annual Awards Day program on Wednesday, May 27. More...

A little help

Staples Motley High School seniors Hallie Denning (left) and Brittany Meacham made some final adjustments on their graduation stoles and tassels moments before the annual Cap and Gown ceremony got underway. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

'Quam Auction Service' and 'Neatiques,' now open in Motley

Featuring on-line auctions, antiques

It's now possible to bid on auction items from the comfort of your own home, thanks to Quam Auction Service, which recently opened in Motley. More...

Motley City Council okays maintenance dept.'s requests

"It was a big night for Motley's maintenance department," Wayne Barros, Utilities Supervisor, said following a Motley City Council meeting May 26, that lasted over three hours. More...

Correction

In the May 28 edition of the Staples World, pg. 3b, Motley Police Chief Brian Madison was mistakenly referred to as Police Chief Brian Lambert in the photo labeled "Joining forces." The Staples World apologizes for the error. More...

Letters

Two wrongs don't make a right

Stapl es Th ere is an old saying: "Two wrongs don't make a right." This does not appear in the Bible but it certainly reflects a scriptural idea. This concept, that two wrongs don't make a right, is certainly true in the case of the murder of Dr. More...

Current Happenings

Children's theater workshops offered

Two sessions of a Creative Dramatics class will be offered for five and six year old children at Centennial Auditorium, Staples, Monday and Thursday, June 8 and 11, from 2-3 p.m. More...

Educational Opportunities

June 8 '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...

To perform with Central MN Boy's Choir

Members of the Training Choir, above, will perform June 4 with the Central Minnesota Boy's Choir. The concert will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. More...

Life Currents

The Other Day

. . . We were meandering through the neighborhood when I noticed lots of balloons and streamers attached to several mail boxes. The decorations expressed a festive and welcoming invitation. More...

Anniversary

50 years Delbert and Patty Horn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 13, 2009, with an open house (hosted by their children and grandchildren) at the Hewitt Community Center from 3 to 7 p.m. More...

Engagements

Nordell, Groenwold Rebecca Nordell, daughter of Kent and Donna Nordell of Staples; and Christopher Groenwold, son of Jerry and Peg Groenwold of Baxter, announce their engagement. More...

Sports

Three Cardinal girls going to state

Class AA track and field meet is at Hamline University this Friday, Saturday

The Staples Motley girls track team won the Section 6 AA track meet with 82 points and three Cardinal girls are running this weekend in the state track meet. More...

Winning look

Determination shows on the face of Cardinal Ashley Lisson as she rounded the curve in the 200 meter race in the Section 6 AA track meet May 28 at Moorhead. More...

Highest leap

Pillager Huskie Andrew Knebel took first place in the high jump at the Section 6AA track meet held at Moorhead State University May 28, with a leap of 6 ft. Staples Motley's Brian Huber followed in second place, jumping 5 ft. 10 inches. More...

Dower Lake pier to be dedicated

A dedication program for the new fishing pier at Dower Park will be held Sunday, June 14, with all events at city's Dower Lake park. More...

City council ponders turnback decisions

Although decisions were asked for, most questions raised before the Staples City Council May 26 by a consulting engineer were put off until after a future meeting. More...

Seniors all

Staples Motley High School graduating seniors and audience members stood and applauded during the May 27 Cap and Gown program as four high school diplomas were presented to men who had left school to join the military in time of war. More...

Is there a charter school (or two) in our future?

The Staples Motley School Board is considering two proposals for sponsoring theme-based public schools, known as charter schools. More...

 

News

Seat open on Five Wings Arts Council

The Five Wings Arts Council is one of eleven designated regional arts councils which distributes both Legislative and private funds to artists and arts organizations throughout the counties of Cass, Crow wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena. More...

Photos

Graduation present Bob Sellnow received his high school diploma May 27 and also received a quilt made by the ladies of Faith Lutheran Church as a graduation gift. More...

Clarification

The May 28 Staples World article about the return of an Iraq War veteran described Rodger Pruitt's return to see his foster child Kaleb. More...

Opinion

Difficult session has bright spots for region

Sen. Dan Skogen, DFLHewitt, said he was disappointed that the 2009 Legislative Session ended without a budget deal with the Governor, but was proud of the Legislature's efforts to responsibly balance the state's historic $6.4 billion deficit. More...

2009 End of Session Legislative Review

Of the more than 170 bills passed this year, 39 (almost 22 percent) were passed on the last day of the 2009 session, including a third version of a twicefailed DFL billion-dollar tax bill as the clock ran out. More...

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Menus

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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

June 5 STAPLES MOTLEY RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT is Friday, June 5, Staples Elementary Track, beginning at 5 p.m. Luminaries lit at dusk. Relay teams, honor ceremony, food, music, games, auctions. Info., call Barb Peterson, 218-894-2627. More...

Obituaries

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Myrle (Hoffmeister) Ford

Gwendolyn More...

David Nelson

David Nelson, 71, of Motley, died June 5, 2009 at his home. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Craig L. Anderson

Craig L. Anderson, 50, of Staples, died June 1, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m., at the Staples Alliance Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners April 7, 2009 The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 7th day of April 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF May 12, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF TODD SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: Mortgage Foreclosure LCF Funding I, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. Drown Properties, Inc. More...