August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Frank Odell is first to file for school board

Frank Odell, rural Staples, was the first resident of the Staples Motley School District to file his affidavit of candidacy for one of three spots on the school board. The filing period opened Tuesday, Aug. 25. More...

Car owner didn't drive to Staples show

One of the owners of the 600 cars on display Saturday at the Staples car show didn't drive her car to the show. In fact, Bunny Tabatt from Little Falls who came with her 1963 Ford Galaxy 500, hasn't seen her car in years. More...

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Barrel racing bash in Motley Aug. 29, 30

The first-ever 'J.A.E. Winzer BBR (Better Barrel Racers) Barrel Bash' will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Motley Fairgrounds. Entries will be held each day from 9 - 11 a.m.; and runs begin at noon. More...

MES and MSMS to hold Open Houses September 2

First day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 8

Just a few more days of summer vacation are on the calendar; which means it's time for students to start packing up their fishing poles and suntan lotion and get out their pencils, notebooks and calculators. School officially begins Tuesday, Sept. More...

Pillager School's Open House is Sept. 2

Classes begin Tuesday, Sepember 8

Students and parents are invited to an Open House at the Pillager School Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Flag raising

There are no words to describe how thrilling it was to be one of the people who helped raise our new American flag at the Veterans' Park. More...

The best of the best

Our family has had the "never wanted" opportunity to use several services available when a family member has a medical emergency. Our medical emergency presented as we journey through the challenges of Alzheimer's disease. More...

I second the motion

Attention, Mr. Hap Corbett. I read your letter last week in which you said you wrote all eight Minnesota Congressman and both U.S. More...

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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...

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Mark Your Calendar

August 30 THOMASTOWN COVENANT CHURCH - MOVIE NIGHT, "The Last Sin Eater," Sunday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m. Church is located approx. eight miles north of Staples, 15940 251st Ave. All welcome. More...

Obituaries

Darlene Kuiper

Darlene Martha Kuiper, 73, of Staples, formerly of St. Louis Park, died August 25, 2009 in Staples. Funeral services were Sept. 2, at the Motley United Methodist Church in Motley. Burial was in the Motley City Cemetery. More...

Elizabeth Meide

Elizabeth Meide, 87, of Staples, died Aug. 27, 2009, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, in Browerville with Fr. Ralph Zimmerman officiating. More...

Sheldon Johnstone

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

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LOCATION WHERE BALLOTS WILL BE COUNTED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2170 (STAPLES MOTLEY) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the election judges for Independent Schools District No. More...

School district seeks $6.43 million bond issue

Residents of the Staples Motley School District will go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 8, to vote on a $6.43 million building bond issue. If approved, the district plans to use 70 percent of the money for insulating and replacing roofs. More...

Todd County okays Veterans Memorial Hwy.

The Todd County Board of Commissioners voted to designate Todd County Road 23 as Todd County's Veterans Memorial Highway at the county board's Aug. 18 meeting in Long Prairie. More...

Filings open for city offices

The filing period for elected city offices opened Tuesday, Aug. 25, and will be open until 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Up for election in the Nov. 3 city election will be the mayor position and three seats on the Staples City Council. More...

 

News

Tractor power

Old tractors huffed and chugged Saturday afternoon at the England Prairie Pioneer Club's annual festival. Old Minneapolis Moline tractors dominated the antique tractor pull, with machines that had to be 40 years old. More...

Police aid in arrest of stolen vehicle suspects

Staples police were involved along with other law enforcement in a recent arrest of two men on suspicion of stealing a vehicle in Long Prairie. Staples police learned on August 11 that a possible stolen vehicle from Long Prairie was in Staples. More...

Railroad stories

Former Staples trainmaster Wally Thompson, left, spoke with Loren Mosman from Wadena Friday at the Northern Pacific Depot during the Staples Historical Society's open house at the depot. More...

Opinion

The thrill of September and the reality of February

For 31 years I was "Mr. Doty." I taught high school social studies, computer classes and coached wrestling. And for those three decades, this time of year was always a special time, just as it was for students and their parents. More...

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Staples Motley Schools bus schedules reported

BUS SERVICE FROM THE CITY OF STAPLES TO MOTLEY ELEMENTARY AND MOTLEY STAPLES MIDDLE SCHOOL: School bus drivers will contact new families on their route. They will inform them of the time to board a direct bus route to Motley. More...

World golfer

Tyler Gosch picked up a few points at the Staples World during the Railroad Days mini-golf contest, sponsored by local businesses. Tyler was cheered on by Staples World employee Kathy Odden; and his brothers Ryan (front left) and Nathan. More...

Talk trash

Bruce Hayenga, seated, and Paul Johnson proclaim that they "talk trash . . . trash in trunks." The bright lime green tshirts were presented to those who participated in the Trash in Trunks Sale on 4th St. NE. Saturday morning. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Daniel and Michelle Hoefs of Backus, a baby girl, Kate LaVerne, weighing six pounds eight ounces on Aug. 16, 2009. More...

Much Appreciated

The Staples Congregational Church would like to say thank you to all the individuals and businesses that participated in our first annual Penny Auction. More...

The Other Day

. . . My heart sank in silent fear as I gazed at the beautiful green plants and wondered about their fate. They looked viable and healthy, but doom hung in the air like a wet blanket. More...

Sports

Over 100 in first Railroad Days Dash

Josiah Furhrman, Staci Schultz first to cross finish line

Over 100 people and 30 volunteers participated in the first Railroad Days Dash, a 5K run/walk, that began at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Staples Alliance Church. Josiah Fuhrman won the men's overall with a time of 19:29.68. More...

Cardinal swimmers dive into season

The Cardinal swim team heads to Detroit Lakes Aug. 31, for their first meet of the season. Prac- tice started Aug. 17; and Coach Bruce Onischuk said he's optimistic about the team of 14 girls who are part of the team. More...

Cardinal spikers to begin volleyball season Sept. 1

The sound of volleyballs being bumped, set and spiked can be heard in the Cardinal gym this week, announcing the start of the 2009 volleyball season. The Staples Motley team is pumped to begin another season under Coach Kyra Quast. More...