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SM Schools test scores improve

Eighth graders make biggest gain in scores

Results from MCA II tests given during the 2008-09 school year indicate that most Staples Motley students are performing better than last year. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Pillager Fair right around the corner

Annual Cass County summer event is July 15 - 19

ATV rodeos, chicken dinners, kiddie contests, fireworks, a demo derby and a parade...just a few of the many items on the agenda for the upcoming Pillager Fair, scheduled for July 15 - 19. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

July 14 MOTLEY AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S MONTHLY MEETING, Tuesday, July 14, 1:30 p.m., Motley City Hall. Public invited to attend. Refreshments served. For info., call Faye at 218-746-3863. More...

Correction

An article in last week's edition of the Staples World, in regard to a Motley City Council meeting held June 23, misquoted Motley City Clerk/Treasurer Terri Smith. More...

Current Happenings

Bruce and Elaine Nelson kick off free concerts

Free concerts in the park are returning to Staples for another season. The concerts will be held on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Norther n Pacific Park across from the Government Center at 611 Iowa Avenue NE. More...

Educational Opportunities

July 13 '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...

CLC offers short courses

Central Lakes College in Brainerd has scheduled many short courses this summer for those interested in learning skills associated with current and future employment opportunities. More...

Obituaries

Erma Vera White

Erma Vera White, 91, of Verndale, died July 7, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services are 11 a.m., July 11, at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Verndale More...

Donald Kozitka

Donald Jay Kozitka, 78, of Staples, died, July 9, 2009 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services will be Monday, July 13, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Staples More...

Helen Draves

Helen Viola (Olson) Draves, 92, of Staples, died July 4, 2009 at Lakewood Health System, of Staples. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., July 10 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Rev. Eugene Floistad officiating. There will be no visitation. 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...

Scenic view

A corner of the Staples Community Center and much of Centennial Auditorium are just specks when viewed from the height of the Sacred Heart Church steeple and cross. More...

Library budget woes may force fewer hours

A radio report that Todd County's public libraries may see reduced hours and staff reductions prompted Commissioner Jerry Ruda to add a discussion of the Great River Regional Library to the agenda of the June 30 Todd County Board meeting. More...

Researchers host field day at Old Wadena dig

More than 50 people attended a session at Old Wadena on Wednesday, July 1, hosted by the Wadena County Historical Society to give people a look at an archaeological 'dig' while it was underway. More...

 

News

Tammy Walz is new branch manager at Staples Library

The Staples Public Library is in a transition stage, with the resignation/ retirement of the longtime branch manager and appointment of a new temporary replacement. More...

New Rotary president

Marv Rothstein, right, officially passed the gavel to Jerel Nelsen, the new president of the Staples Rotary Club, at a picnic and program Monday evening, June 29, at Pine Grove Park. More...

Mowing state railroad bank property

Mowing and haying on state railroad bank property is prohibited and considered a petty misdemeanor, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. More...

Opinion

Public comment sought for Todd County Comprehensive Plan

Todd County's Comprehensive Planning committee is encouraging further citizen engagement in completion of the comprehensive plan. The committee is issuing sets of questions that they would like citizens to answer. More...

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New principal welcomed, preparations made for building maintenance levy

- o - Staples Motley Schools

Summer weather has finally decided to come to our area this month. The Staples Com- munity Center and schools' practice fields seem to be in constant use by students. More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Jystad, Spar

Ben Spar, son of William and Michele Spar of Staples and Maren Jystad, daughter of Philip and Rachelle Jystad of Jamestown, N.D., announce their engagement. An August 1, 2009 wedding is planned at Elim Lutheran Church in Fargo, N.D. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Jessica Rawlings of Brainerd, a baby girl, Isabella Christine, weighing eight pounds 13 ounces on June 19, 2009. More...

The Other Day

. . . I was blinded by a cloud of dust but could still hear men bellowing commands. There was an unfamiliar sound of pounding and clomping and an unusual smell permeated the air. "Giddyup, move 'em out, keep 'em together," shouted the men. More...

Sports

Legion wins two, but loses to Crosslake

The month of June ended with the Staples Motley American Legion team winning two more games but suffering their second loss of the season, losing after a seventh inning, walk -off home run at Crosslake. More...

Planning adds to fun of any trip

- o - Inside the Outdoors

One of the most familiar maxims is that "getting there is half the fun." The idea is that many good and memorable things can happen along the way, not just at your destination. More...

DNR steps up invasive species enforcement

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is increasing enforcement efforts to prevent the transportation of aquatic invasive species from several lakes in the Alexandria area in westcentral Minnesota. More...