October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Roy DiGiovanni

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Frank Odell

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon about "making Good Choices". Four worms were placed in four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. More...

Brian Smith

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Lakewood taking steps to slow spread of flu

Due to the higher number of influenza cases both locally and around the state, the Lakewood Health System will be limiting visitors starting immediately, LHS Director of Clinical Care Craig Wolhowe announced Tuesday, Oct. 20. More...

Rocky road

Truckloads of rock were being hauled into the parking lots at the new Staples City Hall Monday as Anderson Brothers crews prepared the bed for asphalt later this week. What looked like a swimming pool was being filled in with this rock. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Staples Alliance Church celebrates 90 years of ministry

"Standing True, Standing Tall"

Over 300 people gathered in Staples last weekend to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Staples Alliance Church. More...

Is it a cold or the flu?

Tips from Cass County Public Health

Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory infection caused by several flu viruses. Flu viruses are classified as types A, B and C - type A has a number of subtypes. More...

City streets, waste management topics at Motley City Council

Waste management and city streets were among the discussion items at the regular meeting of the Motley City Council Oct. 13. More...

Letters

School board choice

On November 3, the ballot will tell you that there are seven choices for our school board; I am asking you to reduce that number to four. More...

Health care action

We are so fortunate to have Senators Klobuchar and Franken on board in supporting the health care reform proposals currently before Congress. They have been quite clear in their support for a public option. From what I understand, our U.S. More...

A year of learning

The school year is well underway and as our children have gotten back into the routine of school and learning, parents have been forced to learn a thing or two as well. 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

October 23-31 HAUNTED HOUSE sponsored by Staples Motley wrestling and cross country boosters, will be held for four nights - Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31, from 7 - 11 p.m. Located 1.5 miles east of Millers True Value, Staples, on Warner Rd. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Christopher and Kristen Mrozek of Randall, a baby girl, Adalee Jo, weighing seven pounds one ounce on Oct. 6, 2009. More...

Fire truck and pizza

Top marathon sellers at Sacred Heart Area School in Staples were treated to a ride on a fire truck Oct. 15. The Staples Fire Department ladder truck, the newest rig, can carry 500 gallons of water and has a 75 foot ladder with scene lighting. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984 Excerpt from Looking Back (1934): "Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Serfling on Wednesday, October 10, a pair of twin boys…They were named David Lee and Leonard Thornton…" Ad: More...

Sports

Cardinal football claims 7th win with no losses

The Staples Motley Cardinals claimed their seventh win without a loss this season with a 38-0 win over Warroad on Thursday, Oct. 15. More...

PGA honoree

Bill "Izzy" Israelson, right, visited with Jon Tollette, executive director of the Minnesota Professional Golf Association (PGA) Friday at The Vintage golf course shortly after Tollette presented Izzy with his Minnesota PGA Hall of Fame plaque. More...

Cardinal girls going to state as individuals

Following a fifth consecutive tennis team section title, the Staples Motley Cards sent six players into contention for individual state honors on Oct. 19 and 20 at St. John's University. More...

Brad Anderson

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Carrie Beachy

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Mary Freeman

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Barb Schmitt

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How many liquor licenses should city have?

Should the city of Staples increase the number of its liquor licenses? That was a question that came before the Staples City Council Tuesday, Oct. 13, or didn't come at all. As council member Roy Miles said, "Why are we talking about this? More...

Arson fire destroys home in Staples

A fire destroyed a home early Thursday morning on the south side of Staples. Officials say they believe the fire had been purposely started by someone. A passer-by reported the house at 311 Fourth Street SW was on fire at about 12:38 a.m. More...

 

News

Plans taking final shape 'For Pete's Sake'

Final plans are shaping up for the 'For Pete's Sake' benefit event this Saturday to help the Peter Achermann family continue their search for Peter. The benefit will be this Saturday, starting at noon at the Bear's Den in Leader. More...

Pipeline maintenance

Wadena County Road 30 by the Staples Airport was re-opened late Monday this week after pipeline repair crews replaced sections of pipe under and near the road. More...

Vehicle total loss, three injured, after hitting trees

Their vehicle was a total loss and three people received minor injuries when the driver drove off the end of the road and into some trees at an intersection of the Highway 10 service road on the west end of Staples. More...

Opinion

Legislative budget leaders begin meetings

Legislative budget leaders will begin meeting to discuss budget options for the upcoming legislative session. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Putting maternity care to work in health care

St aples "I do n't need maternity care." Sen. Jon Kyl (RAZ) lobbed this comment against Sen. Debbie Stabenow's (D-MI) efforts to guarantee maternity coverage as a basic benefit in health care reform. More...

Current Happenings

Talent show in Staples features music, comedy Friday, October 30

The first-ever "With Our Own Hearts" talent show at Centennial Auditorium in Staples - featuring a variety of performances by area people with diagnosed mental illnesses - will take place Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Educational Opportunities

October 24 'PROJECT TOGETHER' TRIP TO CONFIDENCE LEARNING CENTER, BRAINERD, Saturday, Oct. 24. For info, to register, call Staples Motley Community Ed., 218-894-2497. DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETINGS, Saturdays, 10 a.m., 210 Jefferson St. More...

Community trick or treat for food shelf

Although it will not happen on Oct. 31 as it usually does, the community trick or treat for food shelf will happen on Oct. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Marian Martin Carroll

Marian Martin Carroll, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, at her home in Akeley after a prolonged illness. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., at the VFW, Hwy. 34 east at the junction of Hwy. 64 north, Akeley. More...

Judy Dukowitz

Judy Dukowitz, 50, of Cushing, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home Staples, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Iness Luvina Allee

Iness Luvina Allee, 95, of Duluth, formerly of Motley, died, Oct. 20, 2009 at her home. Funeral services were Oct. 23, 2009 at the Alliance Community Church in Duluth.Burial was in Oneota Cemetery. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

................ .................... ...................... ............ Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for Todd County, Minnesota and Incorporated Areas. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

August 4, 2009 The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN, on the 4th day of August 2009 at nine o'clock a.m. More...

Staples City Council

PROCEEDINGS OF September 22, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by President Pro Tem Miles at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...