December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School board reviews options for facilities

To move FED or not to move FED, that is the question. The Staples Motley School Board considered that question and others regarding facility changes and improvements at a work session Monday night in Motley. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley woman victim of a scam

A Motley woman who was led to believe she had won millions of dollars recently was the victim of a scam, reports Motley Police Chief Brian Madison. More...

'Tis the season

Christmas lights and decorations were hung up along Hwy 10 in Motley recently, thanks to the efforts of the city's Utilities Supervisor, Wayne Barros (above) and Maintenance Assistant, Bruce Brotherton (not pictured). More...

Motley Staples Middle School honor roll

A-Honor Roll Sixth Grade Danielle Besco, Megan Dumpprope, Josie Erickson, Zoe Fietek, Jordan Haglin, Andrew Israelson, Jenessa Iverson, Lucas Jimenez, Stephanie Kennedy, Anna Koopmann, John Lund, Lauren Nelson, Rebekka Paskewitz, Austin Pogreba, More...

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Senate healthcare reform lands with thud

Claiming to have heard the call of small business, the Senate unveiled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More...

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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

December 11 FOOT CARE CLINIC, sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Friday, Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., LHS senior campus in Staples. For info., appt., 218-894-8080. More...

Life Currents

The Other Day

. . . I flipped the calendar page only to feel my stomach churn and my face to be down cast. Such anguish and misery inspired me to go back to bed, pull the covers over my head and weep. Well, maybe it wasn't quite so bad. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Steven and Alissa Kuepers of Brainerd, a baby boy, Wyatt Steven, weighing eight pounds 12 ounces on Nov. 30, 2009. More...

Student Achievements

SAMANTHA BECKER, Browerville, is a member of the Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble which recently performed concerts in Winnipeg. The ensemble also attended a jazz concert at the University of Manitoba. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

P 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...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District November 24, 2009 A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Chairman Runyan at 7:30 p.m. More...

County Attorney Ladd responds to comments

Wadena County Attorney Kyra Ladd asked for time at the Dec. 1 county board meeting to address some issues and "clarify a few things" that she was concerned about. More...

Heavy load

Nate Warner, left and Josh Nice, two Staples Park and Recreation Dept. workers, hauled the last of several freezers and refrigerators from this trailer into the Staples Lions building on Thursday, Dec. 3. More...

Todd Board told farmland taxes too heavy a burden

Real estate taxes are going up for farmers and milk prices are low. That's the message that the Todd County Commissioners heard Dec. 2, when they convened a public hearing on Todd County's $13.6 million tax levy for 2010. More...

 

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Ag commissioner, others speak at farm forum

The only constant in agriculture today is change, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture told an area farm audience Dec. 2 in Staples. More...

Two arrested in LP on drug charges

Two people were arrested in Long Prairie on Nov. 21, on drug sale charges. Danielle Marie Sandberg, 27, of Albany and Donald Roman Terwey, 31, of Long Prairie were both charged with first degree sale of a controlled substance. More...

Celebrating the season

Author of his fifth book, Mike Holst, formerly of Staples and a Staples High School graduate, signs one of his books for Mary Sperley. Holst was part of the Christmas Sale held at the Sacred Heart Area School Dec. More...

Letters

In response

This is most certainly true: not everyone who "cares about the ELCA and the future of the Lutheran Church" agrees with a recent letter published in this paper on Dec. More...

In agreement

I am responding to the letter in last weeks Staples World, submitted by Bob Lee. Although I do not belong to the same church as he, I am in full accord with his concerns. More...

The Spirit of the season

Over and over I have been so disappointed this Christmas season to find little or nothing in stores that has to do with the birth of the Christ child. This is Christmas, isn't it? More...

Current Happenings

Staples Lions clubs spread Christmas cheer

Free community dinner offered December 12

For the third year the two Staples Lions clubs are combining efforts on two Christmas projects. As in many of the past years, a Christmas for Kids program will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, with presents for children from needy families. More...

Author plans book signing at Stomping Grounds

A former area resident will hold a book signing event at the Stomping Grounds Coffee House Saturday, Dec. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. More...

H1N1 Influenza Immunizations update

Clinics in Todd Cty available

Todd County Public Health H1N1 Influenza Immunization Clinics will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, 1 - 6 p.m. at Clarissa Elementary Public School; and Monday, Dec. 14, 1 - 6 p.m., at Browerville Public School. More...

Sports

Cage season starts with win

Boys down Long Prairie 63-47 in opener

The Staples Motley boys basketball season got off to great start with a 63-47 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Friday, Dec. More...

Cardinal girls basketball starts with two wins

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls started off their 2009-10 basketball season with two wins, over Pillager and Detroit Lakes, last week. The Cards got their second win of the seaon Friday night, Dec. More...

Wrestling room improvements

The Staples Motley Wrestling Club recently completed improvements to the wrestling practice room, thanks in part to a grant from the Staples Community Foundation. The grant was used for underlayment for the floor and for some new mats. More...