December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Several discussions lead to long city session

Liquor licenses, depot, Ernie’s construction are topics

A marathon city council session saw the first step taken toward allowing additional off sale liquor stores to operate and approval of a request from the Staples Historical Society involving a grant application.   More...

Building a dike

Staples Motley High School students filled and hauled sand bags at the Dale and Deb Hausmann home north of Staples and near the Crow Wing River. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

2009 ‘Year in Review’ for Motley, Pillager, Leader areas

Parades, fairs, new businesses and a host of other news items recorded

The year 2009 was a busy one for the communities of Motley, Pillager and Leader; with many colorful stories documented in black and white newsprint over the past twelve months.   More...

Opinion

I didn’t know that: Auld Lang Syne

Given that our Christmas holiday folded neatly into the weekend, my friend was looking for something special to offer her patrons for that time between Christmas and New Year’s. More...

Technology makes changes for school

- o - Staples Motley Schools

Throughout the month of December, Staples Motley students and staff provided our community with musical concerts and performances. I t ’ s heart- warming to see how our students enjoy performing for others. More...

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Current Happenings

Hear a hot guitar on a cold night

Guitarist Robert Michaels will present a concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Saturday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m.   The concert is a part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s Concert Series. More...

Snowmobile training

Snowmobile training DVD’s now available at the Staples Motley Community Education office.   Students between the ages of 11 and 15 can stop by to pick one up and register for the testing, which will be held Saturday, Jan. More...

FCCLA 65th anniversary seeks fellow alumni

In honor of its 65th anniversary, the Minnesota Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) is looking for alumni who have participated in its local and statewide programs since its founding in 1945.   More...

Obituaries

Lucille Karlson

Lucille “Luci” Mary Karlson, 62, of Wadena, died Dec. 19, 2009 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.   Funeral services were held Dec. 22, at Zion Free Lutheran Church in Wadena with Pastor Jeremy Vance officiating. More...

Ralph Lyons

Ralph J. Lyons, 77, of Newcastle, Wyo., died Dec. 22, 2009, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle.   Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Rev. Phil Wagner and Deacon Ken Pitlick officiating. More...

Leonore Huff

Leonore Elizabeth Huff, 96, of Brainerd, died Dec. 21, 2009, in Fargo, N. D.   Funeral services were held Dec. 26, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd.   Burial was in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

CITY OF STAPLES   ORDINANCE NO. 485   More...

Staples City Council

December 8, 2009   More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #9 Minutes November 16, 2009 CALL TO ORDER   More...

Highway 10 turnback costs debated by city

Final public open house is Jan. 6

Some preliminary decisions on how much to spend on the amenities for the old Highway 10 turnback project next year became hot potato items for the Staples City Council Dec. 22.   More...

School board approves levy, teachers contract

The Staples Motley School Board completed two major tasks at their Dec. 21 meeting - setting the 2009 tax levy and approving a contract with the teachers. More...

Fire destroys hay shed

A Christmas eve fire destroyed a hay shed on the Greg Wegscheid farm just east of Staples and south of Highway 10. More...

Major events from past year remembered

At first glance, the year 2009 in the Staples area may have seemed a quiet one, without major earthshaking stories. But hold on a minute, ....   There were some major developments. We lost some good people, as we do every year. More...

 

News

Minnesota Energy gas rates lowered

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) has approved new final natural gas rates effective Jan. 1, 2010 for customers of Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation.   More...

Long time chair retires

Mel Nefstead, a 31-year member of the United District Hospital Board, and chair of both the district and Lakewood Health System board since 1980, has left those positions. More...

Board service noted

Emily Tholl received a plaque from Tim Rice, president of the Lakewood Health System, noting her service as a member of the Lakewood Health System board of directors and United District Hospital board More...

Letters

A helping hand

On behalf of my 80+ year old parents who live in rural Staples, I would like to publicly thank the three young people who helped us get out of the sticky snow on the unplowed road in front of my parent’s driveway. More...

Fighting obesity

I look around and see many over-weight people. According to The Obesity Society of America, more than 25 percent of teens in America are obese. Eating healthy isn’t the only way to become physically fit. More...

Budgeting in high school

Recently, on my ACT test essay, I had to form an opinion about budgeting classes in high school. I think we need them. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition   Program   More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 1   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING every Friday at 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (upstairs at the Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.   January 2   More...

Life Currents

Christmas questions

EDITOR’S NOTE: These photos and responses to our questions were inadvertently omitted from our special Christmas greeting issue published with the Dec. 24 Staples World. We apologize for the error. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1984   More...

The Other Day

... Everyone was dressed in their fancy duds anticipating another fabulous celebration.   One might think we’ve eaten and partied enough these past days, but one more spec ial day needs at - tention. It starts on Dec. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls down Holding ford

The Staples Motley Cardinal girls basketball team downed Holdingford 69-35 to close out the pre-holiday girls basketball schedule on, Dec. 22. More...

‘09 Sports highlights

One of the sports highlights of 2009 for the Staples Motley Cardinals was their fifth place team finish at state girls tennis tournament and third place finish for Emma Koskiniemi and Skye Coughlin in More...

Apply for spring turkey hunting through Jan. 8

Applications for the 2010 spring turkey hunt are being accepted through Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.   More...