June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Owners request basics, few frills, for old 10

What should the finished street look like when old Highway 10 is refurbished through Staples? "Function is more important than beauty," said Louie Ostrowski f rom the Auto Vaue Parts Store. "Make it work, then make it pretty. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley firefighter requests open meeting

At the request of Motley firefighter Kyle Frisk, a closed session scheduled during the Motley City Council's regular meeting June 9, remained open. More...

Message for daddy

The DiGiovanni kids from Motley took time after church June 14, to say an early "Happy Father's Day" to their dad, Travis. Pictured above, from left, are Ellizabeth (3), Abbigail (6), Andrea (2); and Ethan, 5. More...

Scale Yard gets annual face lift from members

Cattlemen's clean up day included tours

Have you ever been curious about the chutes and pens located in a grassy field east of Motley? The site is a working scale yard owned, operated and maintained by members of the local Minnesota Cattlemen's Association. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR'S NOTE: This information was submitted to the Staples World regarding the letters from fifth grade students published in last week's issue. We appreciate the clarification. More...

Response to firearm safety letter

Sta ples I'm wr iting in response to a "letter to the editor" from Shaun Trantina, one of the students of Mrs. Holmberg's fifth grade class. More...

Relay For Life: A family event

Staples Another successful American Cancer Society Staples Motley Relay For Life was completed on the very cold Friday night of June 5. Community, you supported the events like never before. 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 18 SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, hosted by Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce, June 18, The Vintage golf course, Staples. 1 p.m., shotgun start. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Marie Dalen

Evelyn Marie Dalen 85, died June 18, 2009 Funeral services were June 23, at St Fredericks Church, Verndale, with burial following at the Cemetery. More...

Beth Maxine Powell

Beth Maxine Powell, 84, of Walker, died June 16, 2009 at May Creek Senior Living Center in Walker. Memorial services will be held June 20, at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Walker, with Pastor John Dainsberg officiating. More...

Leona Schmidt

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

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 22, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: One Hundred Fifty Thousand and No/10 More...

Staples City Council Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF May 26, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

2008 Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Staples

The following is the 2008 Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Staples public water supply. More...

Staples transfers funds due to 'use it or lose it'

The Staples City Council, in a June 9 session noted for its brevity, took care of three or four fairly minor items and heard reports from its Public Works Commission and from the city administrator. More...

County opts for attorneys instead of consultant

A discussion at the June 2 meeting of the Wadena County Board of two estimates to negotiate union contracts in 2010, ended with the board preparing for a $70,000 bill as opposed to the $25,000 estimate presented by their management consultant. More...

Charter schools' requests for sponsorship approved

School board also hires elementary principal

The board of the Staples Motley School District agreed to sponsor two charter schools at their regular meeting Monday evening. More...

 

News

Relay for Life' raises over $32,000

A total of $32,686 was raised at the Staples Relay for Life Event held June 5, with monies going to the American Cancer Society. More...

Cast of Pinocchio

Thirty area children entertained audiences Saturday at two performances of Pinocchio brought to Centennial Auditorium by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council. More...

Wadena County awards gravel crushing bid

The Wadena County board awarded the bid for the highway department's gravel crushing operation to the low bidder at their June 2 meeting. Northern Aggregate of Ogilvie was the successful bidder at $77,106. Two bids had been received. More...

Opinion

One boy's nomination for 'Father of the Year'

EDITOR'S NOTE: Congratulations to Jordan Haglin, 5th grader at Staples Elementary School. His "Father of the Year" essay was selected as a semifinalist in the 2009 Minnesota Twins competition. More...

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Current Happenings

Educational Opportunities

June 22 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP 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...

Military family week at Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo salutes our troops with special discounts from June 29 to July 5, including free admission for military personnel (active, retired and civilian) as well as half-priced admission for family members. More...

School board special meeting

The board of the Staples Motley School District will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m., Monday, June 22, at the Motley school conference room. The purpose is to approve the original budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year. More...

Life Currents

Senior Citizen News

Where is the wind coming from? I had some beautiful hanging flowers for Mother's Day, but after they were outside for just a little while, they were getting whipped by the wind and I had to bring them in. More...

Wedding

Ludovissie, Radmacher

Lynn Ludovissie and Kurt Radmacher were married May 16, 2009, at Sacred Heart Church in Staples. Parents are David Ludovissie of Wadena and Arlene Ludovissie of Staples; and Dean and Paula Radmacher of Crystal. The couple is at home in Crystal. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Justin and Jessica Schlegel of Brainerd, a baby boy, Peyton Bradley, weighing six pounds 10 ounces on June 8, 2009. More...

Sports

Staples Motley American Legion squad is 4-0

The Staples Motley American Legion baseball team was 4-0 for the season after action this week. The Legion team in their first week won two over Parkers Prairie, notched a 6-4 win over Bertha-Hewitt and a 17-0 win in six innings over Cass Lake. More...

Trap shooting joins high school sports tournaments

- o - Inside the Outdoors

On the first weekend of June, I was a spectator in St. Paul for the Minnesota State High School Track & Field championships. More...

Staples Area Fishing League, Week 5 Wednesday, June 10

Big Birch Lake Results Leeches 5 fish, 17.5 points, 1st place; Happy Hookers, five fish, 15 points, 2nd place; Water boys & Girls, five fish, 13 points, 3rd place; Top Water Thompson, four fish, 18 points, 4th place; What the Fish, five fish, More...