May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples Police Chief Kyle Huber retires

Kyle Huber tendered his retirement resignation as the Chief of Police in Staples effective Tuesday, May 17.  “ After thirty years in law enforcement, it was time to try something new,” he said.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Justin Sperling named new principal at MES and MSMS

New principal excited to begin his work at Motley school

Justin Sperling has been hired as the principal at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle Schools. His duties offi cially begin July 1.  “I’m looking forward to it,” Sperling said recently by phone. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

May 21  SPRING FLING DEMO DERBY, Motley Fairgrounds, Sat., May 21, 1 p.m.  May 24   AL- ANON MTG, Tues. , noon, Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Athletes win ribbons, gain hope, at Special Olympics event in Pillager

A total of 184 athletes participated in the Area Five Special Olympics competition in Pillager May 11, competing for prizes and renewing their sense of hope.  They came from all over the area, representing at least a dozen schools from Aitkin, C More...

Letters

CARE

The last CARE Community Meal for this season was held at Trinity Lutheran Church on May 10. About 150 people were able to share in the food and fellowship provided by that congregation. More...

Pillager Referendum vote May 24

I recently talked to someone who has their three children in another local school district. They told me the outrageous expenses they would have to pay for all three of their children to be in a sport. He said he couldn’t afford it. More...

Support the referendum

I have two children at Pillager School and proudly support the upcoming referendum. I appreciate the Pillager School Board’s focus on small class sizes. As a volunteer in the school it is clear the value small classes have. More...

Life Currents

Anniversary

40 years

Bob and Karen Mudek will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in May. There will be an open house held in their honor and hosted by their children on Sunday, May 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples. LC19p More...

Graduates

Ethan and Jessica (Heldman) Black, son-in-law and daughter of Donald and Dianne Heldman, Staples, graduated with Cum Laude honors May 14, from Northwestern College in St. Paul. More...

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - 1986   Dave Beaman, a veteran teacher for 13 years, is Staples Teacher Of The Year. Mr. More...

Sports

Millie Klefsaas wins first Prep Optional state title in gymnastics

Millie Klefsaas of Motley clinched the all-around gymnastics title at the first ever 2011 USA Gymnastics Prep  Optional State Gymnastics Championships.  “I was really excited and nervous,” said Klefsaas about waiting for the fin More...

Cardinals second at conference

The Lady Cardinal golfers had another busy past week, with four meets, including The Cardinal Invite on May 14, at The Vintage.  More...

Israelson recognized during great golf season

Good golf runs in the family. This past week Emily Israelson was named Brainerd Dispatch Athlete of the week, earlier it was her older brother Zach. Their dad, Bill, is a Staples Motley coach, and has played a lot of golf as well.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,  Plaintiff, vs STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION; LARRY ARTHUR BJORSTROM, VICKI LYNN BJORSTROM, KEYES DAVID BURGESS, KRISTI MARIE BURGESS, JOHN DOE and MARY ROE,  Defendants.&nbs 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...

TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE BY SEALED BID/ PUBLIC AUCTION

The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will be accepting sealed bids on June 6, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., at the Community Corrections Program Office at 610 SE 6th Street, Staples, MN, for the purchase and sale of the land and building a More...

For sale: Historic downtown

Timing could be right for investments in historic downtown Staples; many options and ideas are possible

The Open Spaces Tour on Monday, May 23, will showcase many vacant buildings in Staples. The tour, from 4- 8 p. More...

City to address odor issue

Request approved to apply for COPS grant

At the May 10 Staples City Council meeting, Public Works Director Doug Bendorf said the city has started a trial program to treat the odor problem reported by residents near 8th St. NE. More...

‘What ever happened to . . . ?’

Nancy Sadusky, 1978 graduate of Staples High School

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples.   More...

 

News

School has no objection to festival beer sales

The Staples Motley School Board told Larry Beckner of the Motley Two Rivers Music Fest that they would not object to beer being sold during the festival. More...

The Staples Area Farmer’s Market prepares for season

The Staples Area Farmer’s Market is gearing up for the 2011 season. More...

Adopt a Highway volunteers needed

The Minnesota Department of Transportation ( MnDOT) is looking for volunteers for its Adopt a Highway program, a public service campaign where community groups, churches, businesses and individuals pick up litter along Minnesota highways.  More...

Opinion

Small town diet

Capitalize on unique downtown

The Open Spaces Tour on May 23 will draw attention to what residents have known for a long time: if Staples is going to thrive, we need to have more local businesses.  More...

Political Cartoons by Ed Fischer

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Staples Motley Schools

Wrapping up a great school year

Would someone please tell me where the school year has gone? I know our students are counting the days and our teachers are probably counting the seconds. More...

Current Happenings

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...

One million accident free miles

The Lakewood Health System Care Van recently reached a major milestone. More...

Gopher Dairy Camp at University of MN in June

The eighth annual Gopher Dairy Camp will be held on June 9-11, at the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. More...

Obituaries

Delores Pribbenow

Delores Sarah Pribbenow, 93, of Staples, died May 11, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held May 14, at the Staples Church of Christ. More...

Mildred Wilhelmson

Mildred Marie Wilhelmson, 96, Columbia Heights, formerly of Staples, died May 14, 2011 at The Lighthouse Assisted Living of Columbia Heights.  Funeral services were held May 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

Lawrence Sauer, Sr.

Lawrence Benedict Sauer Sr., 90, of Staples died May 14, 2011 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...