July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County names reps for labor talks

After a one-hour closed-door strategy meeting on July 24, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners approved a motion that has the effect of starting labor negotiations for the 2010 contracts with its five unions. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Concerns voiced about Beaulieu Street Area Project in Motley

Approximately four city blocks affected by street improvements project in Motley

Varying opinions were expressed about proposed Beaulieu Street Area Improvements presented at a public informational meeting held in Motley July 23. "We have meetings like this to see how you feel," said council member Duane Solga. More...

Leader's Growlers event, Motley's music fest enjoyed by thousands

Two major events last weekend drew thousands of visitors to the Leader and Motley areas. More...

Clarification

The July 23 edition of the Staples World mistakenly reported that former Motley Fire Chief Troy Davis joined the MFD in 1998. Davis, who will have been with the fire department 20 years this coming September, joined in September of 1989. More...

Current Happenings

Music in the Park features Staples Community Band

The Staples Community Band will present a concert of music from the stage and screen at the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. More...

Gospel piano concert in Staples August 9

Gospel pianist Bill Miller, from Norfolk, Nebraska, will present a concert at the Staples Church of Christ on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. A coffee fellowship time will follow. Miller enjoys playing the hymns of the church. More...

Art show winner

David Rickert of Staples shared the "Best of Show" award at the recent Lakes Area Artists' Show in Nisswa. Sharon Peterson, a watercolorist, was the other award winner. David owns David's Gallery in Staples and works with acrylic and oils. More...

Life Currents

Volunteer interns

Two local students attending Northwestern College in Roseville recently served as volunteer interns for the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) summer conference, held in Minneapolis, July 16 - 19. More...

Summer gathering

A group of friends from the Staples area met at Living Legacy Gardens recently to enjoy rootbeer floats and conversation. More...

Hello World

Elena Grove is happy to finally be a big sister and would like to ann ounce the arr of her baby sister, Ava Juliette Grove, on July 3, 2009 at CentraCare Hospital in Long Prairie, weighing nine pounds one-half ounce. More...

Sports

State champs

The SouthSide Mini Mart Co-Rec softball team competed at Walker, July 25 and 26 in the Class C Co-Rec softball tournament, bringing home the first place hardware. More...

Camp Ripley archery hunt approaching

Hunters interested in the 2009 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls are reminded that this year's Aug. 14 application deadline is fast approaching. More...

Where has summer gone?

Game Fair means summer's fleeting, fall is approaching - o - Inside the Outdoors

A group of parents, whose kids are soon leaving for their first year of college, recently gathered one last time, to share a lakeside cookout and a decade worth of memories. More...

Luksik is Staples, Motley elementary principal

The new principal at Staples and Motley Elementary school buildings likes what he has seen in his first few weeks on the job and is not considering making any changes right off the bat. More...

Todd County leaning toward website over newspaper publication?

Todd County Commissioners designated the Todd County website as an official publication at their July 21 meeting. More...

Staples Library celebrates centennial

Since 1926, there have only been four librarians holding that position in the 100-year-old Staples Public Library. Viretta Neidhardt has just turned over the reins of the branch manager position to Tammi Walz. More...

 

News

Staples Theater break-in nets cash, building damage

A suspect or suspects succeeded in breaking into the Staples Movie Theater on Fourth Street sometime prior to noon Wednesday, July 22. More...

Garden visitors

The Fergus Falls Area Garden Club filled a bus for a two day tour last week, making the Living Legacy Gardens at the Central Lakes Ag Center their first stop on the trip to Duluth. More...

Wilhelmi named deputy EM director for Wadena County

Verndale Garage discussion on Sept. 1 agenda

Becky Wilhelmi, a jailer/ dispatcher at the Wadena County Sheriff's Department, has been appointed deputy director of Emergency Management, effective July 24. More...

Opinion

Opinion Let's shoot for the moon on higher-ed

I remember the Sputnik scare, watching the October night sky in 1957 with my dad, looking for the slowly moving dot of light that proved the Russian communists had beat us into space. More...

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Getting ready for school year and school levy

Staples Motley Schools

With the 2009-2010 school year just around the corner, August is a very busy time in many households. 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

August 2 THOMASTOWN COVENANT CHURCH, Hartley family concert, Sunday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. The church is located northwest of Staples. August 3 CIRCLE OF PARENTS PICNIC, Monday, Aug. 3, 5:30 p.m., Dower Lake. More...

Obituaries

William "Bill" John

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Robin Shane Lewis

Robin Shane Lewis, 49, formerly of Staples, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at his home in Fargo , N.D. . Funeral services were Aug. 5, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples. Burial was in Wrightstown Cemetery near Bertha. More...

Charlette Claire Hoemberg

Charlette Claire Hoemberg of Moorhead, formerly of Staples, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at her home. Funeral services were 2:00 PM on Aug. 3, in the Johnson Memorial Home Chapel in Wadena with Pastor Rachel L.O. Stout officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP MEETING Staples Township will be resuming the ANNUAL MEETING to finalize the Fire Levy at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2009 with the regular monthly meeting to follow. Sharon K. More...