June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

On split vote, city approves turnback extras

Alternate bids for two additional items on the Old Highway 10 Turnback project were accepted by the Staples City Council at their June 8 city council meeting.   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

No parking in Motley parks

That includes music fest vendors, musicians

Motley’s Two Rivers Music Fest will have access   to Veteran’s Memorial   Park Thursday, July 22 - Sunday, July 25. More...

Lessons learned in Leader

Don Hanson refects on past 82 years

It’s been over 82 years since Dr. Cook from Staples delivered Don Hanson at his folks’ rural home in Leader.   “I’ll be 83 this fall,” Don said recently at the home he shares with June, his wife of 60 years. More...

Motley moves into ‘Phase Three’ of its wastewater treatment facility project

Special mtg called for June 22, streets project bids discussed

The Motley City Council, at their regular meeting June 8, took steps to continue moving forward on the city’s new wastewater treatment facility project; and heard updates on its Beaulieu Street Area project.   More...

Letters

June is dairy month

Stap le s June is dair y m on th , so i t is time to thank the dairy farmers in our area. Dairy farmers supply us with milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter and a rich variety of ingredients for our health.  More...

Trip to D.C.

We need your help. The Staples Host Lions Club is once again sponsoring a free trip to Washington D.C. for the World War II Veterans and other veterans who are terminally ill. This trip will be April 15 and 16, 2011.   More...

For your safety

In 1961, when I bought my first car, seat belts were not mandatory. I believed they were a good idea so I asked my father to install them in my car. I have sat through five pregnancies wearing seat belts and never been uncomfortable. More...

Life Currents

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1985   Howard and Ruth Olsen of Motley will be honored at a celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 22, at Mc- Givern Park, Staples. The open house will be hosted by their children. More...

Am. Legion Auxiliary brings home awards

The Sixth District American Legion Convention was held at St. Augusta on June 5. Delegates attending from the Staples Unit #70 Legion Auxiliary were LaDonna Peterson, Rita Stone and Fran Mertens. More...

Senior Celebrations

Nine members attended the monthly birthday/ anniversary party held at the Staples Senior Citizen’s Room in the Staples Community Center June 8. More...

Sports

Cardinals boys end at state track meet

Three Staples Motley Cardinal boys competed in four events last weekend at the 2010 State High School League track and field meet. More...

At state girls track:

Ashley Lisson sixth in 100, Jaelin Beachy sets school record

Six Cardinal girl s competed in six different events at the 2010 State High School League Class AA track and field meet at Hamline University June 11 and 12.   The girls placed in the top ten in three events. More...

Peterson fifth at state tennis

Staples Motley’s outstanding tennis player, Jordan Peterson, took the hard way and finished fifth at the Class A tennis tourna- ment June 10 and 11 in Minneapolis. More...

Staples Motley supt. is finalist for NJPA job

Schmitz has been interim director for service co-op

Three people involved in the educational field have been selected as finalists for the position of executive director of the National Joint Powers Alliance of Staples. They were chosen from a field of nine semi-finalists. More...

Relay for Life brings out a crowd on a rainy night

Despite clouds and rain showers on Friday evening, many people came out to the Staples Elementary School to walk for a cause. More...

Banker has chance to share their side of story

The head of the Minnesota Bankers Association last week told a Staples audience he wanted to clear up two current misconceptions about banks and the banking industry.   More...

 

News

Wadena County, OWS to host another archaeological visit

The Wadena County Historical Society and the Old Wadena Society will be hosting an archaeological field school from the University of Minnesota June 14 - July 9.   More...

Domestic dispute leads to charges

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office reported a possible standoff incident Monday, June 14 ended without incident.   At about 8:10 p.m., the sheriff’s dispatch received a call regarding a domestic dispute in progress. More...

Arrest results from hit and run report

The Staples Police Department reported another busy week.   Among numerous other calls, incidents included:   o Police responded to the Douglas Fahnlander residence in the 200 block of Fifth Street at 4:52 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. More...

Opinion

Timeless wisdom on public education

Ten great quotes to inspire improved investment

Who said this?   “The legislator should direct his attention above all to the education of youth.”   More...

Happy Father’s Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day.   Did you know that this special day set aside to honor fathers is celebrated in 55 countries?   The first observance of the day is believed to have been in 1910. More...

Current Happenings

Auditions set for LCT summer show

Also seeking director for comedy

Lamplighter Community Theatre (LCT) has set audition dates for a new summer production for June 22 and 23, from 6-9 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium, Staples.   “Urning It” is a two act comedy by Ed Vela. More...

Mark Your Calendar

June 17   THE WADENA WHIRLAWAYS WILL SQUARE DANCE Thurs., June 17, at the Methodist Church, Wadena, 7:30 - 10 p.m. Tom Ellen, caller. More...

SEaM Camp set for July 12-16, at Central Lakes College, Staples

Central Lakes College and the Center of Excellence at Bemidji State University have scheduled the five-day Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp for July 12 - 16 at the Staples campus of CLC. More...

Obituaries

Melanee Neddo

Melanee Rae Neddo, 53, Staples, died June 13, 2010 following a long illness.   A private family service. will be held.   Arrangements are with the Bill Dare’s Funeral Home, in Elk River. More...

Donald Dumpprope

Donald “Butch” Dumpprope, 67, of Poplar, died June 7, 2010 at home.   A memorial service was on June 10, at the Motley Free Methodist Church.   Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Ira Allen

Ira “Shorty” W. Allen, 87, of Staples, died June 8, 2010 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.   Funeral services were held June 14, at the Motley Free Methodist Church. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

CITY OF STAPLES ORDINANCE NO. 488

An ordinance relating to the sale, possession, and use of tobacco, tobacco products, and tobacco related devices in the City of Staples and to reduce the illegal sale, possession, and use of such items to and by minors, and deleting the prior cigare More...

NOTICE CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR THEATER SEATING

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals for Theater Seating for the Chalberg Theater at the Brainerd Campus. More...

THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR BIDS

Thomastown Township is seeking bids for a two (2) inch Bituminous overlay including driveway aprons on approximately 1.1 miles of township road. Bids are due July 13, 2010 for the next meeting. More...