June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Yard trash problem is raised at city council

The Staples City Council discussed city trash problems at their May 24 meeting.  Council member Don Flaten said he took a ride around town with a resident, and made a list of concerns about trash in city yards, which included unlicensed vehicles More...

SEDA questions project inaction

Staples Economic Development Authority board members expressed concern about delayed action on projects at their May 24 meeting. More...

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June 4  MOTLEY FAIRBOARD MEETING/ GROUNDS CLEANUP, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m., Motley Fairgrounds.  June 7   More...

After the crash

Sgt. LeRoy Ailts, state trooper, conferred with members of the Motley Fire and Rescue Department following a head-on vehicle crash which occurred May 30, about three miles north of Leader. See pg. More...

Motley man arrested for disorderly conduct

Anthony Gerald Roberts, age 32 of Motley, was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process May 25, following an incident in the parking lot of the Eastwood Inn in Motley.  More...

Opinion

Family planning is an essential part of today’s American life

If you’re an average woman, you want two children, according to various surveys. More...

People should be able to record town-hall meetings

More than 220 years ago, the nation’s founders - after gathering in Philadelphia to create the Declaration of Independence - risked life, liberty and property in fighting to create a new nation.  Admittedly, they never had to overcome the More...

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Life Currents

Appreciation for school patrol

Every year, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 of Staples visit the Staples Elementary School and the Sacred Heart Area School and present a small patriotic gift to the school patrol st More...

Hello World

Born to Amanda Robben and Jeremy Miller of Wadena, a baby boy, Aiden Timothy, weighing eight pounds, five ounces on May 20, 2011.  Born to Grant and Stephanie VanWyngeeren of Pillager, a baby boy, Arend Thomas, weighing eight pounds 13 ounces on More...

Anniversary

50 years   There will be an open house celebration held in honor of Roy and Joyce Eblen’s 50th wedding anniversary. The event will be held Sunday, June 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bear’s Den in Leader. LC21p   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

CITY OF STAPLES ORDINANCE NO. 493

An ordinance relating to the establishment of a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  THE CITY COUNCIL OF STAPLES DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:  DELETED. Section 2.2. 15, Subd. g. More...

Staples City Council

May 10, 2011   More...

NOTICE STAPLES MOTLEY ISD. #2170 STAPLES, MN 56479

REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR BULK FUELS, DAIRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS

Sealed bids for the 2011- 12 school year bulk fuels, dairy and bakery products will be accepted until 1:30 p.m. More...

Saluting the flag

The Legion Honor Guard, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts all stand at attention during the singing of the National Anthem at the 2011 Memorial Day ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery in Staples. More...

Arrest made in Lake Osakis homicide

A 52-year-old Alexandria man has been arrested in the death of Diane Fortenberry, who was killed May 20 in her home on Lake Osakis. Todd County Sheriff Pete Mikkelson said Jeffery Allen Brooks was arrested without incident about noon Friday, May 27. More...

Graduated!

Due to rain outside following graduation, Staples Motley seniors shared their post- graduation receiving line in a school hallway. Pictured top, at right, Chandler Trout talks to family and friends while classmates share hugs in the hallway. More...

 

News

Rehearsing for ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Rehearsals are in full swing for “Pirates of Penzance,” the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera which is being produced by Lamplighter Community Theatre of Staples. More...

Stranded puppy rescued

PAWS offers reward for puppy information

It was Mother’s Day when Pam Siepkes heard a howling cry coming from the Crow Wing River near her home. More...

Motorcycle Sunday

Approximately 25 bikers met at Staples Alliance Church May 29, for the annual ‘Motorcycle Sunday,’ sponsored by the church. More...

Current Happenings

Central MN Boys Choir season finale June 7

The 11th season of the Central Minnesota Boys Choir is ending with a concert tour; and their final home concert is Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.  More...

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...

Book launching commemorates Wadena tornado June 17, 2010

The launching of the community-written book, “Twisted Together by an  EF-4,” will be held Friday, June 17, 1 - 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Leonard Daniels

Leonard Louis Daniels, 85, of Clara City, formerly of Staples, died May 22, 2011 at the Clara City Care Center.  Funeral services were held May 25 at St. Clara Catholic Church in Clara City. More...

Samuel Sorenson

Samuel “Wayne” Sorenson, 90, of Staples, died May 24, 2011 at his home.  A memorial service was held June 1, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Burial will be at a later date.  More...

Sports

Zoellner, Coughlin qualify for state tennis tournament

The Staples Motley top two singles players, Tom Zoellner and Guthrie Coughlin, experienced an on the job crash course in doubles to earn a birth to the state tournament.  Winning the first two rounds in convincing fashion using their talent and More...

Boys golfers claim two wins

The Cardinal boys made a great showing in the last meet of the regular season. On May 24, the Staples Motley team competed at the Detroit Lakes Invitational, and took first. More...

Cardinal tennis run ends in section final

The Cardinal boys tennis team went out like champions despite getting beat 1-6 in the Section 8A championship match by fifth ranked Thief River Falls.  More...