April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Peterson will remain on leave

Lynn Peterson will not return to Staples Motley school to coach or teach. More...

Courthouse project bids requested

A public notice for bidding for the Todd County Historic Courthouse renovation is in this week’s newspaper. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Vandals cause damage at Motley School

MPD seeks public assistance

 The Motley Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying the person(s) responsible for vandalizing the Motley School the evening of April 25. More...

Baptists in Pillager can once again get baptized in church

New baptistry will be used on Easter

The First Baptist Church in Pillager plans to conduct full-immersion baptisms in their sanctuary Easter Sunday - something they’ve not been able to do since their former building was destroyed by fire in December, 2001.  More...

Council approves streets project at special meeting

Public Hearing held prior to vote

Following a Public Hearing held at city hall April 14, the Motley City Council (at a special meeting) voted to proceed with the 2011A Streets Improvement Project.  This was the second Public Hearing called to give Motley taxpayers an opportunit More...

Letters

Decisions, decisions?

The recent article in the Staples World really caught my attention, a resolution could not be reached between the planning and zoning commissioner and the city council, in regards to limit of garage sales and parking on lawns. More...

Who pays what?

There are those (President Obama, for one) that seem to think the rich are not “paying their fair share” in taxes. More...

Angels among us

I’m a Foster Gramma at Staples Elementary School. I’ve been doctoring for a couple of months. Recently the doctor said I needed surgery, so they scheduled it.  More...

Life Currents

Engagement

Jordanne Cole, daughter of Richard and Laura Cole of Clome, South Dakota; and Ronald Wells, son of Rex and Janine Wells of Leader, announce their engagement.  A wedding is planned for Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Winner, South Dakota; and a recep More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Christopher and Barbara Gosch of Brainerd, a baby boy, Carter Jeffrey weighing seven pounds nine ounces on April 9, 2011.  Born to Jennifer Shields and Myron Eastman of More...

2011 Relay for Life plans underway

The May meeting of the American Cancer Society Staples Motley Relay For Life planning committe was held April 14, at Lakewood Health System. The date for the relay is Friday evening, June 10 at the Staples Elementary School track. More...

Sports

Track teams win two

Staples Motley boys and girls track teams both won two meets last week, the Wadena-Deer Creek invite and their own home Rainmaker Invite, which turned out to be a very windy and cold event.  Coach Ron Beachy said the teams trained through the me More...

Double header shutouts to open baseball season

The Cardinal baseball team opened the 2011 season with back-to-back shutouts against Park Rapids. “I don’t remember that ever happening, let alone to start the season,” said Coach John Riewer.  More...

Lindula knocks in game winner in 7th

Lita Lindula’s RBI single capped a huge 7th inning rally for the Staples Motley girl’s softball team as they beat Park Rapids 17-16 in their season opener. More...

Vets in DC: ‘I can hardly believe my eyes’

To the communities of Staples, Motley, Aldrich, and Leader, Baxter, Verndale, Wadena, Browerville areas a huge ‘Thank You”! More...

Easter week church schedules

Staples area churches will hold community services on April 21, 22 and 24. A Maundy Thursday community service will be April 21 at the Staples Church of Christ, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

 

News

Close call on the highway

Anderson’s near accident becomes a teachable moment

December 11. I remember that as the day my dad died, even though it was more than 40 years ago. April 8, nearly became that date for my kids.  More...

Pick up sticks and debris

Above: Ninth grade boys add to a stick pile at Dower Lake campground as part of the service project. Below: Students picked up debris on the boulevard. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson) More...

School board makes personnel changes

Decisions made at the April 18 Staples Motley School Board meeting mean that there will be new football and basketball coaches next year. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Volunteers that reach out

In recognition of National Volunteer Month in April, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) wishes to extend thanks and gratitude to the many dedicated volunteers who not only give of their time but also their compassion as they provide service t More...

Current Happenings

Cinco de Mayo celebration

Flor y Canto, a nine member mariachi band, will be performing at the fourth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in Long Prairie.  More...

Legacy Chorale prepares for spring concert series

The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota is busy preparing for their first ever Pops Concert series, entitled “Sing, Swing, Spring”. The opening performance is April 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Annegret Ingebritson

Annegret Ingebritson, 89, Moorhead, and formerly of Staples, died April 15, 2011 at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead.  Funeral services were held April 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples. More...

Georgia Hasselberg

Georgia Hasselberg, 86, of Staples, died April 15, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services were held April 20, at the United Methodist Church in Staples. More...

Fredrick Horschel

Fredrick J. Horschel 73, of Staples, died April 13, 2011 at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE TODD COUNTY COURTHOUSE REHABILITATION PROJECT

SECTION 00 1113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS  PROJECT IDENTIFICATION: Sealed bid proposals will be received in accordance with the construction contract documents, as prepared by Collaborative Design Group for:   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: March 29, 2011   YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...