January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Crow Wing Currents

New tanker, SCBAs for Pillager Area Fire Protection Association

The Pillager Area Fire Protection Association has a brand new water tender (tanker); and 18 new sets of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), reports Fire Chief Randy Lee. More...

PHS students receive MN State High School League awards

Pillager High School students Shelby Nokken, Emily Doss and Rian Hutchison have been named recipients of awards from the MN State High School League for 2010.   More...

Motley City Council makes decisions for the new year

It was business as usual for the Motley City Council Jan. 12, their first regular meeting in 2010. More...

Letters

Proper forum

While I am enthralled by the serious “discussions” on health care, job creation, economics and the topic of sexual orientation, it is my belief that all of these issues have a proper forum. More...

In response to another view

Unlike last week’s writer, Christians do not have to assume on such matters as homosexual behavior. God has given us His inspired word to live by.   More...

In defense of

In defense of homosexuality, the letter writer from Motley (Jan. 14 issue of Staples World) repeats a misstatement used often by homosexual activists regarding Sacred Scripture. He writes, “. . . More...

Menus

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Senior Nutrition   Program   More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 22   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.   More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   This week the Staples Theatre will feature “City Heat” starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. More...

Engagements

Nytes, White   Gary and Betty Nytes of Staples, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Nytes to Seth White. Seth is the son of Dan White of McHenry, Illinois and Lisa and Bob Goodrich of Mechanicsburg, PA.   More...

Senior Celebrations

The Senior Citizens’ birthday/anniversary party was held in the Senior Citizens’ room at the Staples Community Center January 12, with 24 members in attendance. More...

Sports

Cardinal wrestlers win again

The Cardinal wrestlers had an action-packed week, winning a dual meet against Bertha-Hewitt/ Verndale and the title in the Kimball eight team dual meet tournament. More...

Cardinal boys claim 3 wins in busy week

The Staples Motley boys basketball team, perhaps still smarting a little from their loss Jan. 9 to Minnesota Trans itions, stormed back into action last week with sound play and victories over three foes. More...

B squad boys lose 3

The Staples Motley JV basketball team blew a 10 point lead over Detroit Lakes losing 43 to 42 on Jan. 12.   Turnovers and missed free throws cost the Cards an opportunity to pull out a win in the final seconds of the game.   More...

Liquor license limit lif ted

The city of Staples is removing all city imposed limits on the number of offsale liquor store licenses.   More...

Three charged in Todd County theft

Three individuals are being charged in District Court in Todd County with burglary and other charges in connection with the theft of some $30,000 worth of vehicles, guns and other items from a rural Long Prairie home, a theft that was reported on De More...

Reward offered after depot lobby vandalized

Vandalism to the Staples Northern Pacific depot building was discovered by Staples police about 9 p.m. Saturday evening.   Several items inside the depot lobby were damaged. More...

 

News

SM Early Childhood begins book drive

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition announces plans to begin their book drive for children’s (0-5 years) books that are in new or gently used condition. More...

A piece of history

The plaque on the wall of the new city hall building notes the names of members of the city council and other key people involved in the design and construction of the new building. More...

Wood stove most likely caused fire

The Ruth Boldan home in Leader that was destroyed by fire Jan. 9, is now believed to have started from a faulty wood stove.   Earlier, firefighters believed the cause to have been electrical.   More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Government efficiency/ Minnesota’s fiscal crisis

While it’s not good news that the state faces a $1.2 billion shortfall in the current biennium, the crisis forces all of us to scrutinize government services and expenditures more closely than ever. More...

Stick with us through turnback construction

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Staples Business Group and the Staples Downtown Revitalization Board recently conducted a survey asking how the retail and service sectors of Staples can be improved.  More...

Current Happenings

Grants available

Does your organization need funding for your community project? More...

Two from Staples join CLC Foundation Board

Two Staples community residents have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Central Lakes College Foundation Board of Directors. More...

‘Feed My Starving Children’ update

Volunteers, money, still needed

Approximately 80 volunteers and $8,000 are still needed to help with the Twin Cities based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) event scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7, at Central Lakes College in Staples.   More...

Obituaries

Mary Jane Nevin

Mary Jane Nevin, 83, of Staples, died Jan. 20, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. A memorial service was held Jan. 23, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Veronica Kempe Warner

Veronica Kempe Warner, 100, of Staples, died Jan. 24, 2010 at the Staples Care Center. Funeral services were Jan. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Ronald Schmelzer officiating. Burial was in St. More...

Elizabeth Petersen

Elizabeth Petersen, 97 of Clarissa, died Jan. 21, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services were Jan. 27, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa. Burial was at Immanuel Cemetery, near Bertha. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY PLANNING   COMMISSION Main St. Gov’t. Center   347 Central Ave. –   Suite 2   Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347   320-732-4420   PUBLIC NOTICE   More...

Staples City Council Minutes

December 22, 2009   More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes of the Governing Board   of Education   of Freshwater Education District   January 5, 2010   A meeting of the Freshwater Education District Governing Board was called to order by Chairman Runyan at 7:30 p.m. More...