September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Six seeking City of Staples offices

There will be contests for both the three Staples City Council seats and the City of Staples mayor's position in this year's general election Nov. 3. Filing in the final week, which closed at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. More...

First day of school

Jenna Rae Dvorak (background) and fellow first grader Samantha Ratajczak worked on special 'first day of school' coloring booklets Tuesday morning in Beth Gedde's first grade classroom at Staples Elementary. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Pillager School celebrating 'A Century of Learning'

Centennial Celebration is this weekend, September 11 - 12

The Pillager School's Centennial Celebration will be held Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12; with a variety of events taking place on or near campus. More...

Open Houses held at schools in Motley and Pillager

Snack time Students at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle Schools, along with their parents, were treated to supper in the cafeteria during the schools' Open Houses held Sept. 2. School officially started Sept. 8. More...

Applications for MSA scholarships available

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel recently announced the commencement of the MN Sheriff's Association Scholarship Program for 2009. More...

Letters

'Walk in her shoes'

As a member of this community for the past twenty-eight years, I have never been as proud as I have been these past few weeks. I was overwhelmed by the support shown for the National Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march held Saturday, Aug. 22, in Baxter. More...

Suicide Prevention Week

One suicide occurs every 16 minutes. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24- years olds. Did you know that Minnesota ranks 40th in the nation in relation to annual deaths by suicide deaths? More...

Imagine if you will

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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...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

September 13 WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER'S ASSOCIATION, meets second Sunday of every month, 7 p.m., Wahoo Valley. For info., call Sandy, 218-894-1956. More...

Life Currents

Care Center

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE: Louise Wagner, Sept. 3; Dennis Hall, Sept. 5; Claudia Engdahl, Sept. 8; Marilyn Duhn, Sept. 11; Dorothy Trana, Sept. 14; Irene Goetsch, Leona Hollister, Sept. More...

Girl Scouts award

Girl Scouts award Megan Han, 12, of Staples, was the first Girl Scout in Staples to receive a 'Thin Mint Patch,' after successfully completing the 'Thin Mint Sprint Marathon.' A total of 26.2 miles (walking, jogging, jumping or skipping) is required More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Eric Shamp and Jessica Dosh of Brainerd, a baby boy, Keagan James, weighing seven pounds eight ounces on Sept. More...

Sports

Cardinals opens grid season with win

Football team traveling to West Central for Friday night contest

Despite allowing the opponents to score first, Staples Motley took control of the ball game early in the second quarter and marched to a 24-7 win in the opening game of the 2009 football season Sept. 3 at East Grand Forks. More...

Cardinal girls tennis has 2 wins, 1 loss in dual action

The Cardinal girls tennis team on Sept. 1 suffered a close 4-3 defeat at the hands of Moorhead while defeating Detroit Lakes 7-0. More...

Cardinal volleyball season began 9/1 at Aitkin

First home game Thursday night with W-DC

The Cardinal volleyball team is looking tough after the first game of the season. On Sept. 1, Staples Motley met the Atkin girls on the Gobbler's home court. The Cards swept them in three games for a quick night. More...

School bond issue fails

Even as children were beginning their first day back at school Tuesday, Sept. 8, voters in the Staples Motley School District went to the polls and defeated a $6.43 million building bond. The bond issue failed by 182 votes. More...

County shop in Verndale is reopening

Staples rental contract dropped

At the end of a contentious discussion held during the Sept. 2 Wadena County Board meeting, commissioners voted 3-1 to reopen the county's highway department shop in Verndale, nearly two years after voting to close it. More...

Seven file for school board

Four newcomers will join three incumbents in the Nov. 3 election for three spots on the Staples Motley School Board. More...

Candidate Forum

The Staples Community Foundation has scheduled a candidate forum for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Staples Motley High School cafeteria for both school board and city candidates. More...

 

News

Todd County board reviews budget requests for 2010

The Todd County Board of Commissioners considered 2010 budget proposals from four different agencies that have received Todd County funding in the past. More...

Happy friends

Two veteran teachers shared memories Sept. 3 when Sandy Odden, left, was given a 25-year award of a crystal apple from the Staples Motley School District. Friend and fellow teacher Karen Holmberg presented Odden with the award. More...

CLC to use $274,000 grant to train Lakewood Health System employees

Central Lakes College has received a $274,000 grant from the state Department of Employment and Economic Development's Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to support lean and technical training for employees of Lakewood Health System in Staples. More...

Opinion

Higher education is key to jobs, prosperity

Every gubernatorial campaign website that pops up these days predictably features a page called "Issues" or "Priorities" and in these early stages they all have an "under construction" look. More...

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Current Happenings

Staples Area Men's Chorus begins season

The Staples Area Men's Chorus welcomes potential new singers to its ranks as it starts its new season. Men interested in becoming members of the chorus are welcome to attend the group's rehearsals, which are scheduled at 8:30 p.m. More...

Annual meeting set for Historical Society

The Staples Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 17, at T Maxwell's Restaurant in Staples. Kay Browne will be the guest speaker from 6:45-7:15 p.m. More...

Dollars for Scholars holds annual meeting

The Staples and Motley Dollars for Scholars will hold their annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at The Vintage golf course. More...

Obituaries

William George Jennissen

William George Jennissen, 73, of Staples, died Sept. 9, 2009 at his home in Thomastown Township. Funeral services were Sept. 12, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Scott Wittkop officiating. More...

Roger M. Lucy

Roger M. Lucy, 92, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Blackduck, died Sept. 8, 2009 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Funeral services are Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck, with the Rev. Dan Heath officiating. More...

Dale Carlson

Dale Carlson, 75, of Pillager, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, in International Falls. Funeral services were Sept. 12, 2009, 1 p.m. at the first Lutheran Church in Pillager. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the church. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #2 July 20, 2009 CALL TO ORDER Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order. Roll Call was taken with the following board members present: Schmitt, Longbella, Freeman, DiGiovanni and Anderson. More...