June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Change in routine could save county money

Management consultant's role examined

By changing one garbage handling procedure, Wadena County stands to save $65,000 in transportation expenses every year for the foreseeable future. More...

Young cancer survivor shares her feelings

When I was first diagnosed with cancer, I didn't know much about it and I had only heard about it a couple of times. I didn't think very many people got cancer. So when they told me I had it, I felt scared and alone. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

1984 Train crash near Motley remembered 25 years later

It's been 25 years since two Burlington Northern coal trains collided head-on near Motley, bursting into flames on a single-track line; and leaving three men dead amidst the wreckage. More...

Missing canoe returned to Motley cabin

Classified ads...they really do work

Tracking down missing canoes in the Motley area wasn't on the agenda of retired St. Paul Police Officer Jim Greeley; but it's a case he was happy to help solve. More...

The Motley Fair is June 18 - 21

Demo derby, animals, food, carnival rides and more

The Morrison County Fair in Motley is THE place to be June 18 - 21, according to fairboard members who have been working hard to make sure everything is set for the big weekend. More...

Letters

Primary seat belt law

Minnesota now has a primary seat belt law, which will be an essential tool to increase belt compliance and therefore have the biggest impact in limiting many Minnesota traffic tragedies that are simply preventable. More...

Deserving recognition

Another "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" event was held a couple of weeks ago. You read about it, saw a few pictures, but what you probably don't know is who deserves most of the credit. His name was not mentioned. More...

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR'S NOTE: Fifth grade students from Karen Holmberg's class at Staples Elementary School had an assignment just before school ended to learn how to write letters and properly address envelopes. More...

Menus

Menus

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 12 FOOT CARE CLINIC, sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Friday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., LHS, Senior Campus, Staples. To make appt., 218-894-8080. More...

Obituaries

Leona M. Schmidt

Leona M. Schmidt, 94, of Staples, died June 11, 2009, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Home in Baxter. A memorial service was June 15, at the Staples United Methodist Church with Pastor Wes Johnson officiating. More...

Elmer Gustav Arndt

Elmer Gustav Arndt, 94, formerly of Hewitt, died at his home in Staples on June 1, 2009. He succumbed to congestive heart failure after defeating esophageal cancer two years ago. More...

Eleanor Shamp

Eleanor Edna Shamp, 86, of Brainerd, died June 3, 2009 at the St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral services were held June 6, at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Nisswa. More...

Sports

State title close, but elude's Cydney

Nick Forsberg 25th in boys meet

Staples Motley senior Cydney Hasselberg came about as close as she could to taking the state golf championship. She shot a great round her first day, leading the Class AA field with a 73 after the first round. More...

Cardinal baseball squad ends season as Section 5AA runner up

Putting together a fantastic finish, the Staples Motley Cardinal baseball team came as close as possible to winning the Section 5AA baseball title last week, losing out to St. Cloud Cathedral in a sudden death playoff game Thursday, June 4. More...

Jordan Peterson goes 1-1 in state tennis meet

Jordan Peterson earned his second consecutive trip to the state Class A boys tennis tournament, but this time as a singles player. More...

No 'pink slip' for Staples Nyhus Chevrolet

Staples, unlike many other small towns in the area, is going to continue having a new car dealership. More...

Principal Gildow, two teachers retire this year

A principal, two teachers and three paraprofessionals retired or will be retiring this summer from the Staples Motley School District. Elementary Principal Gwynne Gildow, and teachers Bob Koenig and Nancy Johnson are ending teaching careers. More...

Relay offers hope, support to cancer survivors

Hundreds of people made a pilgrimage around the track at Staples Elementary School June 5, to help raise money for the fight against cancer; and to support friends and family who have struggled with the disease. More...

 

News

A long time ago

The Dower Lake fishing pier was once in pretty sad shape, as this photo taken by Pat Miller in the mid to late 1960s shows. More...

Burglary suspect found in St. Paul

A burglary in North Germany Township was reported to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office on June 2, at approximately 12:22 p.m. More...

Correction

The construction manager for the construction of the Staples City Hall/ Library building was incorrectly identified in the June 4 Staples World. Northway Construction Services of Brainerd is the construction manager for the project. More...

Opinion

The state of recycling in the City of Staples

City Corner

Garbage collection service in the City of Staples has always been pretty stable. It is well organized and the people of Staples have always known when to put their garbage out on the curb so that it gets picked up. More...

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Current Happenings

Brainerd VA Clinic opens at its new site

The St. Cloud VA Medical Center opened its relocated and newly renovated Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic on Monday, June 8. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More...

Bluegrass concert at Staples Assembly of God

Gospel musician Aaron Weil will perform at Staples Assembly of God Church Sunday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. Aaron grew up in Pennsylvania, singing with his family in a gospel bluegrass band that traveled the country. More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet at 6:45 p.m., Monday, June 15 at the Motley School cafeteria. More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Storry, Dolezal

Jennie Storry, daughter of Bob and Kathy Storry of Motley; and Jamie Dolezal, son of Denise Schwartz of Vernon Center and the late Larry Dolezal, announce their engagement. A June 20, 2009 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Anniversaries

50 years

The Clarence and Mary Horsager family invite you to join us in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 20, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Horsager farm, 18594 Cty Rd. 7, Verndale. Short program at 2 p.m. No gifts please. More...

Anniversaries

60 years

Art and Lorraine Trout, Browerville, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 21, 2 - 6 p.m. with an open house at their home, located at 28936 430th St., Browerville. No gifts please. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES ORDINANCE NO. More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District May 26, 2009 A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Chairman Runyan at 7:30 p.m. More...