July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd County planning for historic courthouse

The first public informational meeting to discuss the future of Todd County’s historic courthouse will be held at 6:30 p.m Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Todd County Government Center in downtown Long Prairie.   More...

Box plant coming down

The Woodland Container building, located on the west end of Staples along Highway 10, is in the process of being torn down. Below, crews from Derrick’s Construction of Savage had started the project last week. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Seniors reel in fish and memories during Lake Shamineau outing

Twenty-three seniors from the Motley area enjoyed a free boating/fishing adventure on Lake Shamineau July 21, complements of Auger’s Resort, Coast True Value in Staples; and the generosity of Motley Police Chief Brian Madison and Motley Utilit More...

Growler’s Gathering in Leader,Saturday, July 31

The annual Growler’s Gathering in Downtown Leader is Saturday, July 31, beginning with Horseshoes at noon.   Music, food, beer gardens, contests and kids’ games are just a few items on the day’s agenda.   More...

Two Rivers Music Fest brings in a crowd

An estimated 1,500 people came to Motley last weekend for the fourth annual Two Rivers Music Fest. More...

Letters

Small town, big thank you

God bless small town America and our small town community. More...

Two Rivers Music Fest talent competition?

The idea of the Two Rivers Music Fest talent competition would have been a great idea if the groups had all been treated fairly. In a competition all participants   World should have equal time and be judged on the same criteria.   More...

National Night Out

Over thirty times this year (and remember, this year is nowhere near over) we have turned on the news only to learn that someone else has been murdered. Children are being assaulted, abducted and killed. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Jennifer and Evan Corbin of Sebeka, a baby boy, Nicholas Evan, weighing seven pounds 10½ ounces on July 16, 2010. More...

Engagement

Adamietz, Lenher

Erica Adamietz and Trent Lenher announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.   Erica is the daughter of Francis and Annette Adamietz of Verndale. She is a 2003 graduate of Staples Motley High School. More...

Senior Citizen News

It seems like I just did the June newsletter and now they want the July edition. News is not too abundant lately, at our center. We’ve had some beautiful days and people want to be out in our short summer weather. More...

Sports

Babe Ruth team wins 3, in playoffs this week

The Staples Motley Babe Ruth (13 to 15 years old) team last week won three games in their league playoffs and will be playing (starting Wednesday) in this week’s District Babe Ruth playoffs.   More...

VFW season concludes with 5-8 record for young squad

The Staples Motley VFW baseball team dropped a pair of games to the Sartell VFW July 21, bringing the local VFW team’s regular season to a close. More...

Students advance in Tae Kwon Do

United Tae Kwon Do Systems of Staples under the instruction of Francisco Jimenez has announced a new affiliation with the National Tae Kwon Do Institute, Owatonna. More...

Fourth Street closed this week

Construction work in downtown Staples will reach Fourth Street this week, with the major north south road in Staples likely to be closed to most traffic for a few weeks. More...

First lift

  The first lift or layer of asphalt going down on the city’s Highway 10 turnback project was applied July 23 by Anderson Brothers crews. More...

Wadena County Fairgrounds will be ready July 29

Repair and reconstruction efforts are moving ahead at the Wadena County Fairgrounds to assure the grounds are ready for the Wadena County Fair.   More...

 

News

School board welcomes H.S. principal, tours gym

The Staples Motley School Board welcomed the new high school principal to the district and toured the renovations at the high school gym at their July 19 meeting.   More...

Miss Staples Motley Pageant July 31, Centennial Auditorium

Eighteen candidates hope to be crowned

Eighteen girls from the Staples Motley area will be vying for crowns and scholarships at the Miss Staples Motley Pageant, Saturday, July 31, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Returning new owners

Dave and Carolyn Lester just couldn’t stand retirement and have come back to re-open the Staples Coast True Value Store. More...

Opinion

Protecting sources is protecting the public

During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making a lot of sense.   More...

Windows on the World

How do you say ‘Farewell’?

How do you say farewell when a family member leaves home? That’s what we at the Staples World are wondering this week.   More...

Current Happenings

Bill and Kate Isles to perform at Music in the Park

Bill and Kate Isles will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.   The concert will be held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park located at 625 6th St. NE. More...

Menus

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...

Clean-Up Day is Saturday at city site

The City of Staples is sponsoring a city wide Cleanup Day this Saturday with personnel on hand from 7 to 11 a.m. at the city street garage area (Michigan and 12th Street NE).   More...

Obituaries

William Etzler

William Etzler, 98, died July 20, 2010 at Prairie Hills Nursing Home in Rapid City, S.D.   More...

Donald K lein

Donald J. Klein Jr., 45, of Lakeshore, died July 22, 2010.   Funeral services were held July 26, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Fr. Steve LaFlamme officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. More...

Edward Wagner

Edward Joseph Wagner, 93, of Browerville, died July 23, 2010, at the Long Prairie Hospital in Long Prairie.   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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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...