August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents don’t file for council

Mayor Etzler files to keep seat

Three candidates filed for the three city council seats open for the November 8 election. More...

SHIP grant provides raised gardens at MES

Fresh vegetables grown this summer at Motley Elementary School just might be a part of the school’s menu when classes resume in a couple of weeks.  “I think it would be great to be able to offer some fresh green beans, carrots and po More...

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Crow Wing Currents

‘New 2 U’ consignment shop opens in Pillager

Grand Opening celebration Friday, August 19

Looking for a place to find brand-name back-toschool clothes and other specialty items without breaking the bank?  Check out “ New 2 U” consignment shop in Pillager, which specializes in clothing for women, men and kids; as well as j More...

Dog show at the fair

A number of 4-H members participated in the dog show July 9, at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River. Pictured at left, Kaitlyn Hanson of Staples, member of the Hooves, Paws N Claws Club, shows her Dachshund. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

August 21   MORRISON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY, Sun., Aug. 21, 1 - 5 p.m., Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, Little Falls. Free admission, refreshments. For info., 320-632-4007.  August 23   More...

Letters

Food Shelf

It may seem like we are always asking for help, but with hard times for everyone we are extremely busy and are losing ground financially.  We had to purchase a new freezer and would appreciate any donations to help pay for it and help with our More...

Nixon testimony may see daylight, and it’s about time

After 36 years, we might get to hear what President Richard Nixon told the grand jury that investigated the Watergate scandal that brought him down. More...

Life Currents

Area Boy Scouts earn merit badges

The Boy Scouts of Troop 61 (Staples and Motley) have kept busy this summer, with many Scouts earning merit badges (which involves significant time and learning in the process).  More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/anniversary party was held at the Staples Senior Citizen’s Room on Aug. 9 with 17 members attending. Six members were celebrating their August birthdays. More...

Birthday

80 years

Donna Kastanek will be honored at an open house for her 80th birthday. The event will be held on Sunday, August 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bob and Jeanne Larson home located at 315 C. St., Brainerd. More...

Sports

Young team, high expectations

After graduating 12 players the last two seasons, the Cardinal girls tennis team is reloading with some youth that brings vibrant energy, athleticism, and infinite potential to the courts, according to Coach Kevin Coughlin.  More...

Youth footba l l starting

The Quad County Football parents meeting will be Monday, August 22, at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Motley High School.  Students in grades 4-6 who are interested in joining football are encouraged to attend.  More...

Elite runner aims for Railroad Days Dash

The Railroad Days Dash has attracted a top area runner for this year’s event. Baxter area runner Casey Miller said he attended last year’s race because his wife ran in it. More...

Council searches for places to cut budget

The Staples City Council is facing a 9.53 percent hike in the city portion of property taxes for Staples residents, mostly due to $103,000 cut from Local Government Aid (LGA) by the State of Minnesota.  Council members indicated that they were n More...

Minnesota railroad film starts with Staples

The railroad history of Staples is the subject of the first five minutes of a documentary film “Local Motives: The Politics of Passenger Rail.” The movie can be viewed at localmotivesmovie.com and was made by students and staff at Macales More...

Still Cruisin’ Car Club geared up for another big car show

With thousands of dollars worth of prizes available, the Still Cruisin’ Car Club’s Ride the Dream Car Show is expected to bring 600 to 700 classic cars to Staples on August 27, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  More...

 

News

Wadena County board begins 2012 budget review process

For three and a half hours, Wadena County Commissioners listened and asked questions as eleven county department heads and program directors appeared one at a time at a special budget meeting on Aug. More...

The marble goes for a ride

Using a marble as a timer, the winning rollercoaster designed by students recorded a completion speed of 1.9 seconds. More...

Rollercoaster energy at summer school

Summer School at Staples Elementary was full of learning along with meaningful fun. Kasey Odden and Janet Anderson taught the incoming fifth and sixth grade students.  More...

Opinion

Loss of minutes is loss of transparency

Staples City Council opts to not publish minutes

The Staples City Council, like all other city councils in the state, is facing budget challenges. The recent deal in the state legislature to end the shut down leaves the city with $162,996 less than the administration and council expected.  More...

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Current Happenings

Auditions for Alice In Wonderland Aug. 22

Local children in the Pillager area are invited to team up with two professional actors to present Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical version of the classic tale, ‘Alice in Wonderland.”  More...

Mystery weed

While weeding the flower beds in planters along Hwy 10 in Staples, LaVonne (Paskewitz) Selleck, Staples, happened upon something that looked suspiciously like a marijuana plant. More...

Missionaries to speak at Verndale AG Church

Jon and Jennifer Dahlager will be the featured speakers at the Verndale Assembly of God Church Sunday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 a.m.  More...

Obituaries

Greg Goligowski

Greg Goligowski, 44, of Browerville died Aug. 9, 2011, at home.  Funeral services were held Aug. 12, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville, with Fr. More...

Gerald Overbey

Gerald “Jerry” L. Overbey, 57, of Cushing, died Aug. 2, 2011 at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Maurice Kozitka

Maurice Kozitka, 89 formerly of Staples died Aug. 14, 2011 in Howell, Mich.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation is one hour prior to services. More...

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