October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City to absorb portion of water project's costs

Unhappy adjoining landowners attending an assessment hearing were only slightly placated by the news, Tuesday, Sept. 22, that the city was dropping a portion of the assessment for an improvement project on the city's east side. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

'What ever happened to...?'

Denny Johnson, 1976 Motley High School valedictorian

Reporter's note: This is the second in a series entitled, "What ever happened to...?" a periodic column which will highlight stories from graduates in the Motley and Pillager areas. Denny Johnson. More...

Road work

The Bridgeman Road project, which began in mid- June, is nearing completion. Located between Hwy 210 and Hwy 34 in Cass County, the project includes grading and aggregate base, with work being done by Dennis Drewes Construction of Frazee. More...

Hazel Dell Library in Leader going strong

Ruth Boldan writes tribute poem

Now well into its fifth year of operation, Hazel Dell Library in Leader is going strong, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated board of volunteers who are passionate about books and about sharing them with their community. More...

Letters

Giving back

Another awesome performance by Ruby Boots at the Centennial Auditorium Saturday evening. I personally can't say enough good things about this group's talents, but along with their fine abilities they reach out and give back. More...

Vulnerable or not?

I saw a program on PBS Friday, Sept. 18, talking about how tobacco companies target people, particularly women and children. More...

Current Happenings

George Winston, pianist to perform at CLC

Inter nationally re - nowned pianist George Winston will take the Chalberg Theatre stage at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, for a 7:30 p. m . concert Oct.13, in the Cul- tural Arts Series. Winston was born in 1949, and grew up in Montana. More...

Educational Opportunities

October 12-27 REAL ESTATE 2, pre-licensure course for aspiring realtors, at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, 6 - 10 p.m., Oct. 12 - 27, Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays. For info., to register, 218-855- 8142. More...

Staples Fire Dept. plans open house Oct. 9

The Staples Fire Department will hold an open house at the fire hall from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. Everyone may visit various informational stations and take a close look at the department's firefighting equipment. More...

Obituaries

Merton King

Merton King, 85, of Staples, died Oct. 5, 2009 in Brainerd. Funeral services for Merton were Oct. 9, 2009, at the Staples Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. Burial was in the Swanburg Cemetery, Pine River. More...

Robert Gillson

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

Herbert Sheldon

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

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE 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

August 17, 2009 CALL TO ORDER Chair Schmitt called the meeting to order. Roll Call was taken with the following board members present: Swecker, Schmitt, Longbella (6:50 p.m.), DiGiovanni and Anderson. More...

Staples City Council

PROCEEDINGS OF September 8, 2009

The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

Highway 210 detour at railroad starting Monday

City urges truck traffic to use county roads
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City hall time capsule

A time capsule was filled Tuesday with items from 2009 and placed behind the cornerstone of the new Staples City Hall and Public Library building. More...

Four counties eye owning Perham incinerator plant

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners, at their Sept. 17 meeting, handled three major solid waste issues. The board held a lengthy discussion of the newly proposed Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority Master Plan. More...

Stan Widmer's dream becoming reality

Sometime next spring on Lake Winnebago near Oshkosh, Wisc., some anxious designers and engineers will be watching as a prototype of a never before built boat takes to the water. More...

 

News

Wadena board okays early retirement plan

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners, at its Sept. 17 meeting, voted to offer an early retirement/resignation incentive program to its employees. The program became effective on Sept. 18, and ends on Nov. 2, 2009. More...

Concert will feature 250 voices

It will sure be a big sound. The concluding concert of the Real Men Sing choral and vocal festival will feature a chorus of over 250 voices. The concert is Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., in the Staples Motley High School Gym. More...

Scraping and painting

Ken Klose looked over the results of his paint scraping work Saturday on a door at the Northern Pacifi c Depot building. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

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'Cap and Tax' Act

Legislation has dire consequences on MN Economy

With all the recent media coverage given to the healthcare debate, I hope we do not forget about the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) "Cap and Trade" bill that passed the U.S. More...

Planning for health and safety of students

- o - Staples Motley Schools

I would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to our very own Jim Christoffersen. More...

Menus

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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

October 2, 9 FOOT CARE CLINICS sponsored by Lakewood Health System, will be held Fridays, Oct. 2 and 9, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., LHS senior campus, Staples. For info., appts., 218-894-8080. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Seven Motley area youngsters - ranging in age from seven - 17, began a series of anti-rabies vaccinations last week following the discovery that they had been exposed to a rabid kitten at a birthday party September 21. More...

Birthday

90 years

There will be an open house celebration in honor of Howard (Mike) Ackerson's 90th birthday on Saturday, October 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pillager First Baptist Church. The event will be hosted by his family. More...

Anniversary

60 years

Winston and Lois (Berg) Zappe, formerly of Staples, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The Zappes were married Oct. More...

Sports

Cardinal football claims fourth win

SMHS gets 42-7 homecoming win

The Staples Motley Cardinals exploded for four scores in the second quarter for a 26-7 halftime lead and a 42-7 victory over Thief River Falls in their home- coming game Sept. 25. More...

Cardinal tennis team faces tough foes

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls tennis team last week matched up well agaisnt St. Cloud Tech and finished third in a classy field at the Litchfield meet on Saturday. The Cards matched up well in dual action against Class AA ranked St. More...

Cardinal volleyball girls suffer two tough losses

The Staples Motley volleyball girls had a disappointing week, dropping both matches played. The first game to Pelican Rapids and the second, two days later to Pequot Lakes, both 3-0. This leaves the Cardinals with a 4-11 record. More...