April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local man served as escort for fallen hero

A Staples man, a sergeant in the Army Reserve, this week served as the offi- cial military escort for the remains of a fellow Army Reserve soldier killed Easter Sunday in Iraq. More...

Coming wave of aging will test Todd County

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four parts of a series prepared by Minnesota Public Radio News as part of a project called Ground Level, which explores Minnesota communities facing their futures.   More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Herb Wilson is Pillager’s “Citizen of the Year”

Herb Wilson, of Pillager, was recently named “Citizen of the Year;” an honor bestowed annually by the Pillager Fairboard. More...

Fiddlers of all ages competed at annual contest in Pillager

Approximately 400 people attended the 26th Annual Fiddler’s Contest April 10, at the Pillager High School gymnasium. More...

New traffic signals coming to Motley

MnDOT crews will begin installing new traffic signals and lighting at the intersection of Highways 10 and 210 in Motley April 19.   The work is expected to be completed by mid-May.   More...

Letters

Staples Nice

“Minnesota Nice” is a phrase mentioned often around the country. In general, Minnesota people are warm, friendly, and generous. More...

Recognize the good

Did you see it in the sky there? Yes, over there, in the west. Not far from you. The light was coming from over by the auditorium. There were sparks and streaks of light. More...

Food shelf thanks

The annual March Campaign for food shelves was again a huge success and donations were lower this year, but we did receive $22,180.35 and 2,063 pounds of food and essentials.   More...

Menus

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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 15   JOURNEYING BACK IN TIME WITH HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES Wadena County Historical Society’s semi-annual mtg., Thurs., April 15, 7 p.m., American Legion, Sebeka. For info., 218-631-9079. More...

Life Currents

Initiative Foundation seeks VISTA volunteers

Through a partnership   with the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) program, the Initiative Foundation   is seeking 25 full-time national   service members to “Fight Poverty with Passion”   in pro More...

SHAS collects for March of Dimes

During the month of March, students at Sacred Heart Area School raised money for the March of Dimes and donated their money to Zoe’s Angels. Zoe Greig is a preschool student at Sacred Heart. More...

President’s scholarship

Four Central Lakes College students have been awarded the President’s Scholarship for Academic and Leadership Achievement at Central Lakes College. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls ready for softball

A young Staples Motley softball squad will take to the field this Thursday (today) to open the Cardinal softball season.   Four seniors return from last year’s star ters, as well as one junior starter returnee. More...

Cardinal track girls claims HOL title

The Lady Cardinals started out the 2010 season in a great way, taking first place in their opening meet- Tuesday, April 6.   More...

Cardinals set to begin 2010 tennis season

The Cardinal boys tennis team is already in full swing with two scrimmages and a doubles tournament in Lakeville. More...

Vandalism to Motley's water tower remains under investigation - Free Access

FBI, MDH called; tests reveal water okay

 By Dawn Timbs  Staples World reporter  More...

Cemetery cleanup

A Sentence To Serve crew from the Todd Wadena Community Corrections Department was at work April 9 in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery. More...

NJPA buying Carter Ringer building

The former Carter Ringer building on the east end of Staples, vacant for over ten years and about to go tax forfeit, is apparently about to be purchased by the National Joint Powers Alliance. More...

SHS celebrating 100th birthday of NP depot

The year 1910 opened in Staples with the opening of a new depot building for the Northern Pacific Railroad.   More...

 

News

Two accidents, grass fire reported in Wadena County

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to two accidents and a fire over the past weekend.   The sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash involving an off-highway motorcycle near Huntersville on Sunday morning. More...

Staples Community Foundation board

The Staples Community Foundation has a number of projects in the works. The workshop “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, from 5:15-8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples.  More...

Staples Historical Society hires a depot coordinator

The Staples Historical Society has hired its first depot coordinator.   Mary Stangle-Hess was hired, effective March 15, for this part time position from a field of nine applicants.   More...

Opinion

Crime Victims’ Rights week promotes fairness, respect

With the theme, Crime Victims’ Rights: Fairness. Dignity. Respect. More...

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Current Happenings

Genealogy hands-on computer class April 21

The Great River Regional Library Staples branch is offering adults with basic computer skills an opportunity to learn more about how to use the Internet by attending a Genealogy Hands-On Computer Class on Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.& More...

Educational Opportunities

April 19   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP - FREE Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more info., 218-640-7035.   More...

“Books in the Parks” ceremony is May 13

Ribbon cutting ceremonies celebrating the launch of the new “Books in the Parks” program will be held in Motley at 4:30 p.m. and in Staples at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010. The public is invited to join the celebration.   More...

Obituaries

Helen Holderbach

Helen Holderbach, 92, formerly of Staples, died April 10, 2010 at Harmony House in Brainerd.   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m, on Saturday, May 1, at the Staples United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Horn officiating. More...

Estelle Wise

Estelle Veronica Wise, 93, of Crosslake and formerly of Mankato, died April 8, 2010 at St. Mary’s Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes.   A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. More...

Duane Tonsager

Duane Lee Tonsager, 72, of Browerville, died April 12, 2010, at Lakewood Health System in Staples.   A memorial gathering is planned for April 21, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

CITY OF STAPLES 2009 DRINKING   WATER REPORT   The City of Staples is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2009. More...