November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Food and friends fill the depot

Seated on a bench in the Staples depot that formerly was used by tired travellers, Charlie and Kathy Crews of Staples share a Thanksgiving meal with John Strom of Aldrich at the Staples Farmer’s Market on Nov. 20. More...

Visits with Santa Claus

  Bryson Kriegl, above, Motley, was overjoyed to sit with Santa at the Staples Community Center Arts & Crafts Sale on Nov. 20. However, Alice Fleischacker, below, Staples, didn’t quite know what to think of the situation. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Community Christmas at Camp Shamineau

The seventh annual “Community Christmas   Celebration” will be held at Camp Shamineau Saturday, Dec. 11, 1 - 5 p.m. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

November 30   AL-ANON MTG, Tues., Nov. 30, noon, Motley United Methodist Church. For persons struggling with a friend’s or family member’s drinking/substance abuse problem. Newcomers welcome. For more info., 218-310-8813. More...

Breakfast bunch finds support, friendship, at Motley cafe

Could their gatherings be the start of a ‘Blue Zone?’

It’s not just the bacon and eggs at the Countryside Restaurant in Motley that beckons a group of men to the corner table every morning. More...

Current Happenings

Community Christmas concert is December 11

Three choral groups, Colla Voce Girl’s Choir, the Staples Area Women’s Chorus and the Staples Area Men’s Chorus will combine with the Staples Motley High School Bell Choir to present a Community Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart Ch More...

‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ at Fair Oaks Lodge

Fair Oaks Lodge Long- Term Care and Rehabilitation will host the 19th Annual “Old Fashioned Christmas” on Dec. 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. More...

Mark Your Calendar

November 26   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.   November 27   NO STORY HOUR THIS SATURDAY Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Walter Trout

Walter R. Trout, 87, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Oct. 31, 2010.   A memorial service was held Nov. 5, 2010 at St James Catholic Church in Lewiston with Rev. Fr. Saul Reyes officiating. More...

Jack Hirschey

Jack A Hirschey, 74, of Brainerd, died Nov. 11, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.   Memorial services were held Nov. 20 at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Jim Brown offi ciating. More...

Correction

Due to incorrect information received by the Staples World, the Roy Mertens obituary in the Nov. 18 issue should have included that Roy is survived by five great-grandchildren; and was preceded in death by seven brothers. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STATE OF MINNESOTA TODD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No: 77-JV-10-992

SUMMONS Termination of   Parental Rights   Matter or Other   Permanent Placement   Determination Matter   Edward Williamson 1640 W 122 St. Torrance, CA 90501   More...

TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Main St Gov’t. Center 347 Central Ave. Suite 2 Long Prairie, MN 56347 320-732-4420

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Public Notices

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...

Todd County to make offer on NJPA building

At their Nov. 16 meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with a buyers due diligence and the preparation of a purchase offer on the National Joing Powers Alliance (NJPA) office building in Staples at 200 First Street NE. More...

Staples mailboxes raided

$500 reward for information on mail thefts

At least 10 rural mailboxes had their mail stolen on Nov. 17. The thief or thieves opened some of the mail and discarded it in rural ditches and on side streets within Staples. More...

Farmer’s market holds first Thanksgiving

A celebration of homegrown food took place on Nov. 20 at the Staples Depot, with the first Thanksgiving of the Staples Farmer’s Market. The regular market was set up and vendors provided a Thanksgiving meal for customers. More...

 

News

Todd County Sheriff reports new scams

The Todd County sheriff’s office has received several complaints of phone scams recently in the county. One of the scams involves the caller purporting to be from a federal law enforcement agency. More...

Rescue workers respond

Staples ambulance and fire department volunteers assist one of the people injured following an accident along Highway 10 and Wright Ave. NE on Nov. 18. More...

Freshwater Ed. building damaged

On Nov. 21, a Staples Police officer observed a vehicle driving from one fog line to the other on Highway 10. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Rebecca Ann Thurmer, 22, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. More...

Opinion

And the Fair Land

EDITOR’S NOTE: This editorial was written by Vermont Royster in 1949. Royster was an editor of the Wall Street Journal.  More...

Todd County Salvation Army seeks support

It is that time of year again, when in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the sight of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettles and the sound of the bells remind us to be thankful for what we have and to think of others less fortunate. More...

Taking action together

Stap les Each day 160,000 American kids skip school because they are afraid of bullies. National surveys show that 75 percent of kids are victims of bullying at least once during their school years. More...

Life Currents

Johnson, Blackwell

Gary and Rania Johnson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Leeann, to Phillip Francis Blackwell of Bertha, on November 5, 2010, at the Belleza Chapel, Las Vegas, NV where they exchanged their special vows. More...

Military

Air National Guard Airman Joshua G. Ulring graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Care Center

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:   Lois Korfe, Dec. 15; Gustav Beyer, Dec. 29; Lila Card and Anna Crocker, Dec. 31. More...

Sports

Beachy 17th at state

Tops personal best time by two tenths

Jaelin Beachy was the only Staples Motley Cardinal swimmer to make an appearance at the 2010 State Swim Meet last week at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. More...

Elementary basketball season to begin

Schedules for the upcoming elementary basketball season are as follows:   K-1: Dec. 4, Staples Elementary 8-9:15 a.m.   Grades 2-3: Dec. 4 t Staples Elementary 9:15-10:30 a.m. More...

Hot start at CLC

Nikki Pearson, a former Staples Motley High School standout, is the leading scorer on the Central Lakes College women’s basketball team in Brainerd. More...