July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s a Y in the trail, not the end of the road

By Tom Crawford, News Editor   The byline above has graced (or disgraced, depending on one’s point of view) the pages of the Staples World since mid-May of 1981, when a 35-year-old reporter walked into the Staples World office to begin hi More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

New rescue rig for Pillager Area Fire Department

The Pillager Area Fire Protection Association has a new rescue rig, a 2010 International made by Custom Fab and Body in Marion, Wisc.   The ‘Rescue #1’ rig has four doors and enough seats (along with seat belts) for five people. More...

Motley City offices filings

Filing for Motley City offi ces opens Tuesday, Aug. 3; and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17. More...

Motley’s streets and wastewater treatment projects moving ahead

Progress continues to be made in Motley toward making two major city projects a reality. Those projects include a new Wastewater Treatment Facility; and the Beaulieu Street Area Improvements project. More...

Letters

Big thank you

A big thank you to folks in Staples.   Some very professional people in Staples took care of us this past weekend when we had our family reunion while camping at the Dower Lake park. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

July 23   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.   July 27   FINAL ALL-SCHOOL REUNION COMMITTEE MEETING Tues., July 27, 7 p.m., Community Center, Staples. More...

Diane Sauer featured at Music in the Park

Diane Sauer will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, July 25, at 7 p.m.   The concert will be held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park located at 625 6th St. NE. More...

Educational Opportunities

July 26   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT   GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at SES Library. Parents   with children of all ages welcome. Child care provided. For more information on this free event, call 218-640-7035. More...

Obituaries

Roland Smith

Roland “Rollie” Smith, 67, of Baxter, died July 18, 2010 at his home.   Funeral services were held July 21, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Kristen Oltmann officiating. More...

Pegg y Owens

Peggy (McGivern) Owens, 77, of Minnetonka, died June 16, 2010 surrounded by her family after a very sudden illness.   Funeral services were July 14 at St. Richard’s Church in Richfield.   More...

Duane Dukowitz

Duane Dukowitz, 74, of Staples, died July 19, 2010, at his residence.   Funeral services are Friday, July 23, 2010, 1 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Three day celebration set for Railroad Days

Plans for the Staples Railroad Days activities for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. More...

Second Avenue project moving west

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. More...

 

News

Two accidents include one Todd County fatality

Two serious accidents, one involving a fatality, took place this week on state highways in Todd County.   The driver of one of three vehicles involved in an accident July 15 north of Clarissa died at the scene.   More...

Community theatre sets comedy for Aug 12-14

These are the words of advice Ward Hammacher has for his son Gunny in the midst of a crisis on a cross country trip.   That crisis is just one of many troubles the family encounters in the newest production from Lamplighter Community Theatre. More...

Skogen to introduce legislation to aid Wadena Schools

Stapl es State Sen ator Da n Sko ge n said he plans to introduce legislation to aid the Wadena- Deer Creek School District due to declining enrollment concerns following the June tornado.   More...

Opinion

Todd County Transparency:

What do counties do?

Since counties were created as an administrative arm of the State, counties generally only do what the State allows or says they must do. More...

Our great Minnesota Get Together: State Fair

Most days in the news or on the street, you can read or hear stories about events, meetings or greetings that positively changed lives. Some of these stories might qualify for Ripley’s Believe it Or Not. More...

Life Currents

“Popcorn, get your popcorn...”

A few kids sold popcorn at the recent ‘Concert in the Park’ event in Staples, raising money for Sacred Heart Area School in Staples. More...

Fellman, Ahlberg

Rudy and Lynnette Fellman, Staples and Bernie and Sandy Ahlberg, Worthington, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Fellman and Derek Ahlberg. More...

Koppes, Moksnes

Cassandra Koppes, daughter of Michael and Yolanda Koppes of Staples and Kevin Moksnes, son of Duane and Sheila Moksnes of Minnetonka, announce their engagement. More...

Sports

Co-Rec softball action

Leah Anderson of Bullseye Bar & Grill watches a pitch come in. Brady Bosman of Lakewood Health System is catching while Mark Thorset is the umpire for this July 15 co-rec game. (Submitted photo) More...

Close play

A close play at first as SouthSide Mini Mart’s Hannah Wagner safely crosses the base while Lakewood Health System’s Rob Schmeig reaches for the throw. (Submitted photo) More...

Tournament team

The ‘Gary’s Place’ team placed ninth out of 20 teams at the Lefty’s Softball Tournament held July 10 and 11 at Dower Lake softball field in Staples. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples City Council Minutes

June 22, 2010

The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Etzler, City Council Members Carlson, Flaten, Miles, Quance and Schmieg. More...

NOTICE MAY TOWNSHIP CANDIDATE FILING

The following May Township Officers will be voted for at the State General Elections, Tuesday, November 2, 2010.   More...

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...