September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Homecoming royalty

The annual Homecoming coronation program was held Monday night at Centennial Auditorium, with Kelly Reese and Lance Flickinger crowned as the homecoming royalty. More...

Todd County sets levy

The Todd County Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary tax levy and budget at their Sept. 15 meeting. The preliminary budget is $13.5 million and the preliminary tax levy county residents will have to pay is just over $12 million. More...

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Lake Placid Bible Camp

A hidden treasure in the Pillager area

Tucked away on the outskirts of Pillager, along the banks of Lake Placid, are approximately 500 acres of land set aside for people to enjoy nature and to find God. More...

Cass Co. "Shooting Sports/ Wildlife" Club participates at state competition

Kelsie Weite, Jace Hoemberg and Tyler Maciej, members of the Poplar 4-H Club, participated at the state competition for Shooting Sports/Wildlife, held recently at a shooting range near East Bethel. More...

Rollover on 64

Pictured above: Motley Police Chief Brian Madison (2nd from left), 2nd Asst. Fire Chief Steve Dille, MFD firefighter Glen Sutton and an unidentified rescue worker (far left) worked Sept. More...

Letters

Commending Donat's work

Charles Decker is entitled to his view of the incinerator issue, which he wrote about in his letter to the editor in the Sept.17, 2009, issue of Staples World. More...

Where in the world was the Staples World?

The weekend of Sept. 12 and 13, Little Moran Hunting Club hosted, for the first time, a Hunting Experience show which featured celebrity exhibition shooter Tom Knapp and many, many other outdoor vendors and hands-on opportunities. More...

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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

September 26 STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Reading provided by volunteers. Free book given away each time. For info., call 218-895-5750 or www.staplesstompinggrounds. com. More...

Life Currents

Birthday

92 years

Delores Morey of Motley celebrated her 92nd birthday Sept. 19, with family and friends. The gathering began at Mrs. Morey's home, and then to Mr. Ed's Restaurant for dinner; and concluded at Mrs. More...

Engagement

Brauch, Sharpe-Stirewalt

Together with their families, Katharine Brauch and Joshua Sharpe-Stirewat announce their engagement. Kate and Josh's wedding ceremony will be Oct. 8, 2009, in Portovenere, Italy. A reception for family and friends will be Oct. 17, in Preston. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 The Staples High School band led the way for the 1984 Homecoming parade last Friday through the streets of Staples. More...

Sports

Cardinal volleyball second in C-I tourney's bronze division

The Staples Motley volleyball girls had a busy week, playing a total of 12 mat ches between hosting Sebeka on Sept. 17 and playi ng in the Barb Neprud tournament in Crosby on Saturday. More...

Cardinal girls tennis team claims another Mid State title

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls tennis team last week captured five championships and two second places to win the Mid State Conference tournament by a narrow margin over Pequot Lakes. It is getting to be a habit. More...

Cardinal football 3-0 with win over Pelican

The Staples Motley Cardinals, for the third time this season, combined a capable offense with a hard knocking defense to claim a convincing 46-6 win Friday, Sept. 18 in their first home game this year. More...

Officials prepare for flu with clinics

Are you confused about what is the flu and what is H1N1 flu? Are they the same? Don't think you are alone. More...

School board okays proposed tax levy

The Staples Motley School Board approved a proposed tax levy of $1,920,083.82 at their regular meeting Monday night, with the understanding that this amount could be lowered when it is finalized at their December meeting. More...

Tough free throw

Ryan Beachy found it a little tough to concentrate on his free throw while Lade' Majic, player/coach of the Harlem Ambassadors, pretended to adjust his shorts. More...

Arts Council celebrates 40th Anniversary

Imagine you are sitting in a wooded park on the shore of a picturesque lake. The strains of classical music - Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Verdi - performed by a world-class orchestra float to you on the mid-summer breeze. More...

 

News

Chamber welcome

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Thrivent Financial, Robert Mueller, FIC, Financial Associate. The office is located at 209 4th St. NE in Staples (next to the Stomping Grounds Coffee House) and has been completely remodeled. More...

Motley Longbella Drug store burglarized

The Staples Police assisted Monday morning, Sept. 21 at the Longbella Drug store on Highway 10 south in Motley where an alarm had been sounded. The Staples officer assisted in searching the building after a Morrison County deputy arrived. More...

New ceilings

Daryl Olson from Northland Ceiling of Nisswa kept his tape measure handy as he planned out the new ceiling in the former Rexall Drug Store building on Fourth Street. More...

Opinion

What's going to happen with the hockey rink?

- o City Corner

Many folks living in the immediate neighborhood of the hockey rink are asking that question. More...

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Voices of experience

'No new pledges,' common sense - and fresh ideas on the fiscal crisis For those of us in life's second half, 80 years old is the new 70 and 70 is the new 60. Or something like that. More...

Current Happenings

Workshop cancelled

The City of Staples Green Committee will not be holding the "Earth Friendly Workshop" this Friday, Sept. 25, scheduled to be held at Pine Grove Park. Due to lack of funds we are unable to proceed and the workshop has been canceled. More...

MN Teen Challenge Choir coming to Staples

The Staples Alliance Church is hosting a free performance by the Central Minnesota Teen Challenge Choir on Sunday, Sept. 27. The choir is scheduled to sing at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. More...

Student success day at CLC

"It's About You" Sept. 30

Central Lakes College has scheduled its second annual student success day, "It's About You," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 for current students at the community and technical college in Brainerd and Staples. More...

Obituaries

Robert K. Gillson

Robert K. Gillson, 61, of Pillager, died Sept. 28, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 2, at 11:00 a.m. at the Casino Assemblies of God Church in Pillager. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager. More...

Forbes Martinson

Forbes Martinson, 70 of Wyoming, Minn., Funeral services are 11a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. More...

Herbert T. Sheldon

Herbert T. Sheldon, 77 of Cushing, died, Sept. 10, 2009 at his home. Memorial services were Sept. 15, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Chaplain Greegg Valentine officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Main Street Government Center 347 Central Ave. Suite2 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 8, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

July 7, 2009 The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 7th day of July 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...