April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Stomping Grounds Parade

The Stomping Grounds Coffee House is once again bringing the holiday spirit to Staples with their second annual Easter Parade this Saturday, April 3. More...

It’s all a joke for April 1

You guessed it. This whole page is a spoof, an April Fool’s Day prank. It’s been a long winter and we thought it was time for some fun.   We enjoyed putting it together. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading it. More...

Firemen busy with grass fire season

“It is not a good Monday.”   That’s what Daniel Simon said Monday afternoon as he sat outside at his Becker Township home northeast of Staples. More...

Stan Widmer’s dream moves closer

Sometimes in tiny steps, sometimes in big moves, a dream is slowly taking shape. Stan Widmer’s idea for an indestructible boat, one that he started thinking about 50 years ago, in the past month has become a boat. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

It’s calving season

Things are going well, report Leader area ranchers

It’s calving season in Central Minnesota; one of the busiest times of the year for cattle ranchers in these parts.   An estimated 40,000 calves will be born this spring in Central and Northern Minnesota. More...

Bingo raises $767 for American Cancer Society

Over $750 was raised for the American Cancer Society at a Bingo event held recently at the Pillager Community Center. More...

Math League challenges students at Motley schools

Eligible students in grades four - six at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle Schools recently participated in a Math League.   More...

Current Happenings

Canadian fiddle champ to appear in Staples

April Verch is still basking in the glow of performing in the “Fiddle Nation” segment of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics at Vancouver. More...

School board work session

The School Board of Staples Motley Independent School District 2170 will hold a school board work session meeting on Monday, April 5, 6:45 p.m., at the high school media center. More...

Educational Opportunities

April 5, 6   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Featherstone

Joseph T. Featherstone, 92, formerly of Staples, died March 24, 2010, at Chula Vista Calif.   A private burial was held.   Joseph was born in Staples, 1917, to James and Florence Featherstone. More...

Charles Cline

Charles Cline, 52, of Browerville, died March 22, 2010.   Funeral services were held on March 29, at Ass embly of God Church in Long Prairie with Pastor John Serrano officiating. Burial was in Eve rgreen Cemetery, Browerville. More...

Robert Powell

Robert C. Powell, 84, of Cushing died March 25, 2010 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Minneapolis.   Funeral services were held March 29, at the Cushing Baptist Church with Dan Holms officiating. Burial was at the Cushing Union Cemetery. More...

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Public Notices

P NOTICE OF   MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   PRIVATE   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...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

Meeting #13 February 16, 2010   CALL TO ORDER   More...

Staples City Council Minutes

March 9, 2010   More...

‘Smallfoot’ sighted by speech team

Members of the Cardinal speech team were scared speechless on the way to a tournament last Saturday at New York Mills. Days later, they are just beginning to talk about it. More...

G. Mueller, downs Incredible Hulk

After Staples native Gary Mueller learned that he had not won the lottery in 1993, he decided to pursue another moneymaking venture...pro-wrestling. More...

New bowling alley

Members of the Twilight Bowling League are in the process of converting the old Woodland Container building (located west of Staples on Hwy 10) into a bowling alley. More...

Easter week brings special church services

Spring has sprung, and with the promise of new renewed life, comes Easter week.   Beginning last Sunday with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter this Sunday, area churches will be celebrating the major Christian holiday. More...

City hoping for action on two vacant buildings

Standing as bookends, two vacant buildings have been the city of Staples symbols for ten years or more. More...

Final plans approved for highway turnback

The final plans for roughly a $6 million street and utilities replacement project this summer were given a go-ahead Tuesday, March 23 by the Staples City Council.   More...

 

News

Pretty hot

Hap and Doris Corbett could smille a little, even after their close call Saturday night. Their home’s rear door melted out of shape due to a fire that started in their clothes dryer. More...

Todd County releases report on firing of official

The Todd County Human Resources Department released the investigative report regarding the firing of Tim Cadwallader, former Todd County Solid Waste Administrator, on March 25.   More...

TWEC annual meeting is April 15

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative annual membership meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. A membership dinner will precede the meeting beginning at 5:15 p.m. More...

Opinion

Good progress so far at mid-session

Recently the Legislature held off on offi cial meetings for a week for the annual Easter/Passover break. Over the years, this has become a time when we can assess the progress made so far. More...

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Senior Nutrition   Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 1   WADENA WHIRLAWAYS DANCE CANCELLED Thurs., April 1.   April 2   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., April 2, 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S., Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.   April 3   More...

Life Currents

Easter egg hunt

Central Lakes College in Staples was full of children ages 0 - eight March 27; all of whom were searching for goodies at the annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Staples ‘93 Lions. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   This week Chamber of Commerce member Lee Jenkins welcomed Southtown ICO to the business community. On hand at the south Highway 210 gas station were Bob Mathe and owners LeRoy and Kathy Hamburg.   More...

Jim Vogel wins award

James Vogel, field agent for Knights of Columbus, Mathern Agency in western Minnesota, was congratulated by Leroy Mathern for his Agent of the Year award for top sales production for 2009. More...

Sports

Girls end cage season with awards

Nikki Pearson is Mid State Conference MVP

The Staples Motley girls basketball team, which finished their season with a record of 24 wins and six losses, held their annual awards banquet March 21. More...

DNR suggest ways people can avoid bear problems

With the warm-up this March, spring arrived early in central and northern Minnesota and it seems summer is just around the corner. More...

First grade BBB

Participating in the Staples Motley basketball winter program were first graders (front row, left to right): Ryan Zietlow, Kyler Ottomoeller, Jacob Schmitz, Alex Giza. More...