September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Good news for school funding

Taxpayers in the Staples Motley school district will get a little relief next year after the school board passed a proposed levy 16 percent lower than last year’s final levy.   At their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Sen. Koering announces write-in campaign

Senator Paul Koering, Fort Ripley, recently announced that he has registered a write-in campaign for the Minnesota Senate District 12 seat where he is currently still serving as senator. More...

Pillager royalty

Trevor Rohloff and Jackie White were crowned King and Queen at the Pillager High School Homecoming Coronation Sept. 20. More...

Beaulieu Street Area Project, Motley, delayed one month

Bacteria testing held up streets project

Substantial completion of the Beaulieu Street Area Improvements Project in Motley has been extended until Oct. 15, approximately one month later than initially scheduled.   More...

Current Happenings

Rebecca Kolls to speak at Wadena’s ‘Women’s Night Out’

Tri-County Health Care’s annual “Women’s Night Out” program will be held on Monday, October 11 at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. Parking and admission is free. More...

“Harvey” opens Oct. 6

Central Lakes College Theatre will open its 41st season Oct. 6 with the prize-winning comedy “Harvey” in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus of CLC. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th St. NE. More...

Obituaries

John Stanley Kirk

John Stanley Kirk, 95, of Staples, died Sept. 22, 2010 at home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Rev. Lauren Germann officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Stephanie "Stevie" Handy/Muckerheide

Stephanie “Stevie” Handy/Muckerheide, 64, died Sept. 16, 2010 in Georgia, after a long and valiant battle with a rare type of cancer. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 24, at St. Mary’s Church in Fond du Lac, Wisc. More...

James Jacobs - Free Access

James Jacobs, of Staples, died Sept. 29, 2010 at his home. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. 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 BYRON TOWNSHIP MEETING DATE CHANGE

The October meeting of Byron Town Board has been changed to October 5, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.   Cheryl Husman, Clerk 37-38pnc   More...

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

1. State exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted:   Healing Hooves Miniature Equine Services   2. State the address of the principal place of business:   50585 171st Ave. More...

City proposes 7.58 percent levy increase

Taxpayers in the City of Staples could see their taxes increase up to 7.58 percent next year, following the approval of the proposed preliminary levy at the Sept. 14 city council meeting. More...

Queen Autumn, King Zach

At the Staples Motley High School Homecoming Coronation Sept. More...

Basketball program impacts young people

I had no idea it would lead to this. The year was 1981, and I was getting on a team basketball bus leaving Crosby-Ironton after a tough loss. Lynn Peterson, Staples Head Basketball Coach asked me to ride along with the team to the game. More...

 

News

Cardinal royalty

The Staples Motley High School Homecoming Coronation was held Sept. 20, at Centennial Auditorium, with Andrew Nelson and John Nypan serving as emcees. More...

Wadena County levy to increase 2.9 percent

At a special meeting on Sept. 15 called for that purpose, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners set the preliminary property tax levy for 2011 at a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s levy. More...

Grants, opportunities for nonprofits

For small nonprofits, faith-based or community groups that are struggling to meet the needs of displaced workers and distressed families, the Initiative Foundation is offering funding and training to help with organizational planning and development More...

Opinion

Missing artifacts sought for Staples depot restoration

Wanted by the Staples Historical Society: Old artifacts once at or associated with the railroad or the Staples railroad depot.   More...

Letters

Honored

It is one thing (and not a minor one at that) for my dad, Ed Uebinger, to be rescued, but it is another thing to have the warm reception that we received during our recent trip to Staples during Railroad Days to be the Honorary Grand Marshal in the More...

Appreciation of emergency services

Staple s During R ailroad Days, the Staples community came together to pull off a very nice statement of appreciation to our emergency services. More...

Citizens of Motley

Here are a few statistics on what cities our size spend on their police departments.   Out of 78 cities between 500 and 1,000 population, 16 have no budget at all for police and are happy they don’t. Thirtytwo budget $25,000 or less. More...

Life Currents

A nutty situation

Avron Snabb, Staples, recently discovered hundreds of butternuts stashed under the hood of his one-ton Ford truck. More...

Engagement

Martinson, Odden

Inga Martinson, daughter of Dean and Becky Martinson of Staples; and Joshua Odden, son of Scott and Jean Odden of Staples, announce their engagement.   Inga is a 2003 graduate of Staples Motley High School. More...

Family Day is Sept. 27

More than a decade of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has consistently found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. More...

Sports

Cardinal tennis girls are Mid State champs

The Cardinal girl’s tennis team had a strong week, taking the Mid State Conference title downing Park Rapids and Pequot Lakes. Earlier in the week Wadena Deer Creek and Crosby- Ironton both fell to the Cards as well.   More...

Mid State champions

The Staples Motley girl’s tennis team won the Mid State conference championship Sept. 18 at Park Rapids. Front row, left to right: Abby Smith, Hallie Olsen, Emma Koskiniemi, Andrea Koskiniemi. More...

Young swim team faces tough competition

Staples Motley swimmers challenged by bigger schools

The Lady Cardinal swimmers participated in the Panther’s Swimming and Diving Invitational last weekend in Park Rapids. Seven teams competed including Melrose, Park Rapids, Brainerd, Sauk Centre, Detroit Lakes, Perham/New York Mills and SM. More...