July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples Coast True Value to re-open

The Staples Coast True Value hardware store is re-opening Friday, July 2.   Dave and Carolyn Lester, previous owners of the store, this past week purchased the assets of the B & A Holdings from Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Memories made, awards given, at Motley Fair’s Centennial

A number of people traveled to Motley last weekend in celebration of the Motley Fair’s Centennial.   “It was awesome,” said   Rhonda Amundson, Motley   Fairboard President. “There were about 800   More...

J.R. Ferche, Inc. to work on Beaulieu Street Area Project

Build America Bonds will finance Motley project

A bid has been accepted for Motley’s Beaulieu Street Area Improvements project; and the city has voted to sell taxable Build America Bonds to finance this project. More...

Cantleberry Farm celebrates 100 years

Scandia Valley Century Farm honored at Motley Fair

Most of the original buildings are no longer a part of the Cantleberry Century Farm in Scandia Valley; but the land, rich in soil and memories, has not changed a whole lot over the past 100 years.   More...

Current Happenings

Old Highway 10 project is progressing, despite rain

Despite rainy weather, work on the old Highway 10 Turnback Project is progressing. More...

Planting flowers

Members of Kerry Lindgren’s Plant Science II class at Staples Motley High School removed and replanted many perennials recently in city planters located near the former Ernie’s Food Market in Staples. More...

Music Video Camp held in Staples

Central Lakes College held a Mu- sic Video Camp on the Staples campus June 14-18, where instructor Leon Dahlvang, center, helped participants create their own YouTube-worthy videos. More...

Obituaries

Timothy Domeno

Timothy Cameron Domeno, 44, of South Bay, Calif., died June 25, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle against leukemia.   Funeral services will be held on July 5, 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, at 10 a.m. More...

Carol Frisk

Carol Jean Frisk of Motley, died June 29, 2010 at Bethany Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 2, at the Assembly of God Church in Staples. More...

Lance Hulett

Lance Alan Hulett, 53, of Walker, died June 22, 2010 at his home.   A memorial service was held June 26, at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Cemetery. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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NOTICE OF   MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   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...

New charter commission forming

News Editor   The city’s annual audit and a resolution that begins the process of appointing a new charter commission were two of the items acted on at the June 22 Staples City Council meeting. More...

NJPA director job down to two as Schmitz withdraws

After going through a second interview with the NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance) board Monday night, Mark Schmitz withdrew his name from consideration for the director’s job leaving the board with two candidates.   More...

Local nurse made a difference in Haiti

A nurse from Staples who wanted to make a difference in someone’s life found the way to do so in Haiti.   “I wanted to see if I could make a difference, an impact enough to save someone’s life. More...

 

News

Digging for gold

Two U of M grad students - Theodor Maghrak and Alison Reiter - scraped dirt from their pit at Old Wadena last week, later running a pail full of dirt through a sifting screen to determine what they had. More...

New public works director is happy to be in Staples

The new director of the Staples Public Works department sees several challenges ahead but Doug Bendorf is happy to be in Staples. More...

Police report thefts, several other incidents

Staples Police in the past week had a black bear report, several thefts and numerous other calls reported.   Gerald Barthel reported seeing a black bear on the 1000 block of Pleasant Ave NE between 10:30 and 11 p.m. More...

Opinion

Rights guaranteed under the First Amendment are explained

1. What is the First Amendment?   The First Amendment consists of the first 45 words of the Bill of Rights, ratified in December 1791, that protect the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. More...

First Amendment allows freedoms for everyone

S tap les 1 for All. That’s the name of a new campaign set to launch Thursday to build awareness of the importance of the First Amendment.   More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Hansen, Rasmussen

Daniel Hansen, Motley and Jonna Riggs, Minneapolis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Hansen to Evan Rasmussen, son of Ray and Carol Rasmussen of Deer Creek. More...

Anniversary

50 years

A celebration honoring Lynn and Carol Spencer on their 50th wedding anniversary will be held Saturday, July 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elks in Wadena. (Please note change in location). All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please. More...

Care Center

JULY BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:   Lee Denny, July 9; Mary Hinch, July 12; Helen Hall, July 14; William Smith, July 19; Jeanette Johnson, July 21; Linda Motl, July 22; Vernadine Kramer, July 23; Florence Mick More...

Sports

Staples VFW opens with 3-1 record after two DH

The local Staples Motley VFW baseball team is 3-1 after playing their first two double header contests last week. More...

American Legion squad has 2-3 record

Staples Motley American Legion was 2-3 after action last week against Nisswa and Cass Lake.   SM lost to Nisswa 8-2 on Tuesday, June 22. Jordan Riewer was the losing pitcher, going all seven innings and giving up 14 hits and eight runs.   More...

Apply now for the 2010 Minnesota elk hunt

Hunters have until Friday, July 16, to apply for one of 11 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).   More...