August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Zoning overlay district okayed with no objections

The Staples City, Council, with no one attending the August 11 session speaking in opposition, okayed an addition to the city's zoning laws that affects the downtown business district. More...

Organized search effort called off for Achermann

The family is still in pain over a missing father and husband, but after more than three fruitless weeks, the organized search effort for Peter Achermann has been called off. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

City of Motley's fines greatly reduced

Wastewater violations add up to $17,500

It could have been a lot worse, was the consensus of the Motley City Council in regard to fines that are due the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). More...

Last day of summer school

Students at Motley Elementary School (pictured along with teacher Pat DiGiovanni and para-professional Melissa Wright) spent some time on the playground Aug. 14, the last day of summer school. More...

'Big Boyz Truck & Tire' now open in Motley

You don't have to drive to St. Cloud or Fargo anymore if you need to get your semi-truck cleaned up. In fact, at 'Big Boyz Truck & Tire' in Motley, which officially opened Aug. More...

Letters

Railroaders

As a young boy I grew up in Staples, a railroad town. I was fortunate to live there before the railroads demise - as I knew it anyway. That came a few years after I graduated and moved away. More...

Challenge to legislators

I am a semi-retired journalist and a published writer and recently challenged Minnesota's two United States senators and eight members of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor a very plain and simple piece of legislation that I believe would p More...

Vote No

Does "replacing old windows, installing a bio mass burner, restrooms made handicap accessible and replacing roofs sound familiar to you? 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 24 '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...

Life Currents

Wedding

Dumpprope, Weishair

Mike Dumpprope and Mandy Weishair were united in marriage on April 18, 2009 at the Staples Alliance Church. Pastor Paul Johnson officiated the ceremony. More...

Engagements

Brichacek, Borlaug

Jamie Brichacek and Chelsey Borlaug of Brainerd announce their engagement. Jamie is the son of Cindy and the late Kevin Brichacek of Browerville. He graduated from Staples Motley High School in 2002. More...

Hello World

Born to Clinton Childers and Kristin Eckman of Nimrod, a baby boy, Chase Joshua, weighing seven pounds 10 ounces on Aug. 7, 2009. Born to Mitchell and Jessica White of Verndale, a baby boy, Jackson Paul, weighing seven pounds 15 ounces on Aug. More...

Sports

Volunteers spruce up Cardinal wrestling room

Volunteers with the Staples Wrestling Club are working at making some much needed improvements for the high school wrestling practice room. More...

Lefty's softball champs

Staples Softball Association CO-REC AUGUST 13 RESULTS Lefty's Bar 13, Twisted Sister's 5; Lakewood Health System 17, Richter's 7; Gould Construction 22, Bullseye Bar/ Brent's Plumbing 2; SouthSide Mini Mart 18, Gould Construction 16. More...

Playing for CLC

Katie Amundson of Motley, a 2009 Staples Motley High School graduate, is participating in intercollegiate volleyball at Central Lakes College this fall. More...

. . . much more!

Events (accurate as of press time) for the Railroad Days celebration in Staples Aug. 21 and 22 include: Friday, Aug. More...

Walking the highway

Engineers from Widseth Smith Nolting and Todd County accompanied Staples city officials as they walked the length of the old Highway 10 turnback project on Thursday, Aug. 13. More...

Flood costs covered by federal funds

Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr Jr. announced on Aug. More...

 

News

Motley Elementary to have two kindergarten sections

The Staples Motley School Board authorized advertising for a second kindergarten teacher for Motley Elementary School at their regular meeting Monday night. More...

On the south side

Progress on the Nor thern Pacifi c Depot's roof replacement project switched last week to the south side for the first time. More...

Scam attempts have been numerous in area

Everyone knows there is no such thing as free money. Yet people still succumb to temptation. More...

Opinion

Heckling, name-taking fly in face of protest, petition

Vocal public protest has a place in American history that began before there was American history. More...

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Current Happenings

Harlem Ambassadors Tour is coming your way

The internationallyacclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Staples for a game at the Staples Motley High School on Sept. 21, 2009 at 7 p.m. More...

Chanhassen's "Married Alive!" coming to area

The Central Lakes College Foundation and Chanhassen Dinner Theaters will present "Married Alive!" in the new Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12. More...

England Prairie days featured at Verndale

The 30th annual England Prairie Pioneer Days is set for this weekend, with events Friday through Sunday at the England Prairie grounds just south and west of Verndale. Featured this year will be any and all Ford tractors. More...

Obituaries

Sheldon G. Johnstone

Sheldon G. Johnstone, 90, of Crookston, formerly of Staples, died Aug. 19, 2009 at RiverView Hospital in Crookston. Funeral Services were Aug. 24, 2009 at the United Methodist Church in Staples. More...

Martha Mae Larson

Martha Mae Larson, 87, of Sauk Rapids, died Aug. 20, 2009 at Good Shepherd Luthern Home. Funeral services were Aug. 24, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel, Sauk Rapids, with Rev. Donald Wilke officiating. More...

Thomas Henry Williams

Thomas Henry Williams, 82, of Paradise, Mont., Aug. 8, 2009 in his home. Funeral services were Aug. 11, at Plains Assembly of God Church in Plains, Mont., with Rev. Jim Sinclair officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES COUNTIES OF TODD AND WADENA STATE OF MINNESOTA ORDINANCE NO. 482 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE STAPLES ZONING ORDINANCE (ORD. NO. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF July 28, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

June 1, 2009 Meeting #19 Theme-Based School Proposals CALL TO ORDER Board members present were: Anderson, DiGiovanni, Freeman, Longbella, Schmitt and Swecker. Also present were Superintendent Schmitz, Principals Mr. Ogg and Ms. More...