November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State ag commissioner to speak at farm forum

Gene Hugoson, Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture, will be the featured speaker at the 22nd Annual Farm Forum Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Central Lakes College, Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Veterans Day remembered in Motley

Jerry Konen, 1958 graduate of Motley High School, was in attendance at the Veteran's Day program held at the middle school in Motley Nov. 11. Konen, who now lives in Garrison, was a member of the U.S. More...

Pillager High School honors athletes

Pillager High School held its 'Fall Sports Banquet' Nov. 9, at the cafeteria. The following awards were given: Swimming o Section team: Kassi Kavanaugh Cross Country o Most valuable: Shauna Mauer o Most improved: Kayla Rardin, More...

Parent Teacher Organization new at PES

Pillager Elementary School now has a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), formed this past summer by parents of students. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

November 19 BASKETBALL BOOSTERS PARENTS' NIGHT, Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:15 p.m., Staples Motley High School cafeteria. For parents/students (boys and girls) grades 4 - 6, interested in playing basketball. For info., call Craig Wolhowe, 218-894-8600. More...

Top readers

The top readers in the Staples Motley High School accelerated reading program for the first quarter are: seated, from left, Carly Olson, 12th grade, 57.1 pts.; Tabetha Trantina,10th grade, 164 pts.; Maria Guzman, 9th grade, 112.5 pts.; and Rebecca More...

Educational Opportunities

November 23 'CIRCLE OF PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more information on this free event, call 218-640-7035. More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

50 years

There will be an open house celebration in honor of Don and Carol Olsen's 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, November 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 430 12th St NE, Staples. The event will be hosted by their family.. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Jacob Mulroy and Susan Miller of Staples, a baby boy, Rielly Joeseph, weighing seven pounds 11 ounces on Nov. 8, 2009. More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/anniversary party was held Nov. 10 at the Staples Senior Citizens' Center with 20 people attending. More...

Sports

Jaelin Beachy to compete at state swimming Nov. 20

Eighth-grader Jaelin Beachy will take on some of Minnesota's finest Class A swimmers at the State Swim Meet which begins Nov. 19, at the University of Minnesota. More...

First buck

Fifteen-year-old Taelor Mayry of Motley shot this 13 pt., 180 lb. buck while hunting with his stepdad Doug Peterson and granddad Roger Peterson east of Staples. (Submitted photo) More...

Big buck

This 11-point buck was harvested by Wayne Mensen of North Portage Inc., Staples, accompanied by daughter Heather and her kitten, Pumpkin (not shown). They were in a 6 x 8 ft. shack in eastern Todd County when the buck appeared. More...

Schoon family dairy burns

A large Wing River Township dairy operation, in the midst of a major transition effort, had several large barns either destroyed or damaged by a fire Thursday, Nov. 12. More...

Missing pilot's body found in wreckage

On Wednesday morning searchers found the body of a Farmington pilot missing since Friday. The last communication from Andrew Lindberg came at 6:32 p.m. Friday when he sent a text message saying he was near Staples. More...

 

News

Draft audit accepted by school board; winter, spring coaches hired

The draft of the auditor's report was accepted and the list of winter and spring athletic coaches was approved at the regular meeting of the Staples Motley School Board Monday night. More...

A place to read

Nate Mathews, City of Staples Administrator, led people on tours of the new City Hall and Public Library during a recent open house. Pictured above, Mathews points out the front office of city hall; and an employee break room (not shown). More...

Memorial gift to library

Cindy Hankey has given a donation to the Friends of the Staples Public Library fund raising effort from the Robert Hankey Memorial Fund. John Gorton accepted the check on behalf of the library group. More...

Opinion

Celebrate community

Nominate someone for local awards

The Staples and Motley Community out shines other communities of our size. Those of us who live here are probably a little biased in our thinking. So be it. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Cartoon

Full Story

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...

Obituaries

Alvin "Ian" Macheel

Alvin “Ian” Macheel, 63, of Motley Nov. 16, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are Friday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Motley United Methodist Church. More...

George Brandt

George John Brandt, 62, of Ozark, Missouri (formerly Grand Rapids and Staples) died Nov. 2, 2009, in Springfield, MO. Funeral services were Nov. 6, at Eagles Landing Church in Ball Club.Burial was in the Itasca-Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids. More...

Lawrence Hall

Lawrence H. Hall, 83, of Motley, and formerly of Staples died Nov. 14, 2009 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be held Thursday Nov. 19, 2009 at 1 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE MAY TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR QUOTES FOR SNOW PLOWING-SANDING May Township is accepting quotes for snow plowing when there is three inches or more of snow for the following road segments off of Highway 64 and south of Highway 210. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

October 27, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

November 5, 2009 The recessed October 27, 2009 meeting of the Staples City Council was reconvened by Mayor Etzler at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...