December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Talking about Christmas

Taking part in the Christmas conversation at Lakewood Manor are, from left, Lee Stark, Dorothy Fread, Tillie Hetman (standing), Lillian Thiel, Dixie Benge, Marge Thrasher, Bernice Vogel. More...

Angels among us

The little angel choir expressed The end of the afternoon program included themselves during one of their song the audience invited to join in singing performances at the Sacred Heart Area “Sil More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Cushing couple helps preserve Morrison County history

Bob and Jomyla Choates’ latest DVD’s feature Motley area people, events

Bob and Jomyla Choate, Cushing, are helping people preserve history and document important life events through the art of photography and videography. The Choates own and operate BoJoMa More...

At the cabin

Bob and Jomyla Choate, Cushing, stand near the cabin on Lake Alexander built by Bob’s great-grandparents, Albert and Anna Lindquist in the early 1920s. More...

City of Motley’s 2011 budget decreases, levy increases

Mayor Alexander enjoyed working with the Motley City Council

At their regular meeting Dec. 14, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2011 ($323,643), a one percent increase from last year. More...

Letters

Operation Santa Claus

Once again the Law Enforcement Student Club at Alexandria Technical College has come through in a big way.  More...

Current Happenings

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   More...

New event sign

This image is a digitally enhanced packages will be available to those representation of how the new digital who want to promote their events. More...

Mark Your Calendar

December 24   STAPLES CHURCH OF CHRIST CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Fri., Dec. 24. At 2:45 p.m., video presentation of “The Story of Silent Night” including the Vienna Boys choir; At 4 p.m., Christmas Eve communion service.   More...

Obituaries

LaVonne Lattie

LaVonne Delorse Lattie, 69, of Staples, passed away December 18, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held, December 21, at the Assembly of God Church in Staples with Pastor Roy Miles offi ciating. More...

Harley Berry

Harley Berry, age 68, of Staples, passed away at his home, on December 19, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, at the Staples Alliance Church with Pastor Mike Picconatto officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples City Council Minutes

November 23, 2010

The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Etzler, City Council Members Carlson, Flaten, Miles, Quance, Reeck and Schmieg.  More...

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP FILING

Staples Township is accepting filings for:  One (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term and  One (1) Treasurer for a two (2) year term.  The filing period for these offices opens on December 28, 2010 and closes on January 11, 2011 at More...

NOTICE THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP FILING

Thomastown Township will hold an election of:  One (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term and  One (1) Treasurer for a two (2) year term.  The filing period for these offices opens on December 28, 2010 and closes on January 11, 2011 More...

Christmas traditions stay for a lifetime

Sunny Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Staples World stopped by Sunny Pines apartments in Motley recently, to listen as local Girl Scouts sang Christmas Carols in the commons area.  Following this gift of music, a few residents gathered around the lighted Christmas tree; and late More...

Lakewood Manor . . . . . . . . . .

Residents of the Lakewood Manor apartments in Staples gathered last week to discuss Christmases past and present, and remembered some of the Christmas time fun they have had over the years. More...

Christmas remembered

Many Christmas memories were Outdoor activities played a part shared by Lakewood Manor residents, in many of their Christmas memories. More...

School taxes going down by two percent

Taxpayers in the Staples  Motley School District will see the school portion of their taxes go down by  2.1 percent next year. More...

City council passes 7.65 percent raise in tax levy

The Staples City Council approved a 2011 budget that will increase the property tax levy by 7.65 percent.  “ The story of this budget is turnback, turnback, turnback,” said City Administrator Nate Mathews. More...

 

News

Hallelujah!

Former choir members joined the orchestra and combined choirs for Handel’s “Hallelujah!” chorus at “A Cardinal Christmas,” put on by the Staples Motley High School music More...

Food shelf donation

Noting the extra demand on area delivered more than $1,200 worth of food shelves, the Wadena-Todd Chapter food to the Staples Food Shelf Dec. More...

Caroling at Sunny Pines

Sunny Pines residents Josephine apartment complex Dec. 14. More...

Opinion

A simpler time

This year, you may be wondering about the carbon equation of a Christmas tree. You may have replaced the old incandescent Christmas lights and their crazed, fragile bulbs with strands of L.E.D.’s that turn from green to blue. More...

The meaning is always there

It was 44 years ago when “ A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuted on CBS. More...

The little things

I was assigned to write a story about great gifts under $25.00. There are a myriad of things to choose from in all stores and in all places: watches, gloves, and gift cards. More...

Life Currents

Dec. senior celebrations

Sixteen members attended the December birthday/ anniversary party held at the Staples Senior Citizen’s Center on Dec. 14. More...

Christmas celebration senior style

The Staples Senior Citizen’s held their annual Christmas Party on Dec. 16, at the Staples Community Center. Approximately 60 people attended the turkey dinner served with all the trimmings. Mrs. More...

Season of Lights honors loved ones

Friends and family remembered their loved ones at the LHS annual Season of Lights ceremony on Dec. More...

Sports

Cardinals lose lead, game in final minutes

The Staples Motley girls basketball team showed they play well enough to get a lead against a good team, but couldn’t hold on for the win as they lost to Crosby- Ironton 47- 39. More...

Heldman, Trout place third at Big Bear

This week the Cardinal wrestling team competed in the Big Bear Tournament. The Staples Motley boys finished in 11th place, out of 36 area teams. Individually they had five place winners.  More...

Boys drop W-DC game

A lackluster week of practice due to illness and injuries led to a less than stellar performance on the court as the Staples Motley boys basketball team lost to Wadena-Deer Creek 66-  39 on Dec. 17.  More...