September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Students and staff are back in school next week

Public and parochial schools’ open houses are tonight in Staples

Classes and schedules are being fine tuned. School buildings and fixtures have been cleaned and polished. Bus routes have been set. Extra-curricular activities have begun. Summer construction projects are complete or nearly so.  More...

Hotel market study moving forward

The Staples Economic Development Authority voted to pay $6,450 to Hospitality Marketers International to determine the feasibility of a new hotel in Staples.  EDA Director Jerel Nelsen said the fee will be reimbursed if the study comes back favo More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Barb (Larson) Cline shares ‘Precious Memories’

Local singer records first solo CD

“Precious Memories.”  It seems an appropriate title for Barb (Larson)  Cline’s new CD, a collection of country gospel and inspirational songs.  More...

Internet scams, forged checks reported in Morrison County

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Department received a call Aug. 10, from Laureen Miller of Randall, who reported she had been a victim of an internet scam.  More...

Law enforcement blotter

Speeding boats and foul language were two complaints heard by Deputy James Paschelke on Aug. 20.  More...

Opinion

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Douglas, Canada’s role model for U.S. governors

When our unfailingly nice neighbors to the north were asked a few years ago in a national contest to choose the “ Greatest Canadian” of all time, the inventor of the telephone (Alexander Graham Bell) and the sensational and beloved hockey More...

Current Happenings

Big equipment show

Fund raiser for local early childhood programs

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition (SMECC) will hold the Big Equipment Show on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Staples Elementary parking lot. All families and community members are invited to attend.  More...

Korean pianist to kick off arts council season

Korean pianist Hyunsoon Whang will present a concert at the United Methodist Church, Motley, Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. The concert will kick off the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s new season.  More...

New members welcome at Staples Area Women’s Chorus

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus (SAWC)will be opening their 2011-2012, rehearsal season with a New Member Night, Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School Choir Room.  More...

Obituaries

Rita Goeden

Rita Lucy Ann Goeden, 87, of Andover, died Aug. 23, 2011 in Coon Rapids.  Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s of Cedar Creek, Cedar. Burial was in the St. More...

Dene Fahnlander

Dene R. Fahnlander, 89, died Aug. 23, 2011. at hospice care in Apple Valley.  Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at Sacred Heart Church in Staples, with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. More...

Mavis Watts

Mavis Claire Watts, 81, of Pillager, died Aug. 29, 2011 at Riverside Assisted Living in Pillager.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

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...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:  DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 15, 2010  ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $50,000.00  MORTGAGOR(S): Christie A. More...

City considers cuts to employees, hours

City employees and the number of hours they work could be on the chopping block as the Staples City Council looks to trim their budget.  At the August 23 meeting, at least three council members, JoEllen Reeck, Joel  Quance and Stan Carlson, More...

Parade winners

The Staples High School Alumni Marching Band and Drumline ( from 1969 - 1979) were named “Best Overall” at this year’s Railroad Days Parade in Staples Aug. 27. More...

MnDOT approves Wadena County bridge

County Engineer Ryan Odden got approval from the Wadena County Commissioners at their Aug. 18 board meeting to go ahead with the bidding process to replace Bridge No. 7278 over the Partridge River on CSAH 26. More...

 

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  Family entertainment Hundreds of people lined the streets in Staples Aug. 27 including 2nd Ave., to watch the annual Railroad Days Parade, which featured approximately 65 entries.  More...

Ride the Dream car show results

Results of the Still Cruisin’ Car Club Ride the Dream Show held in Staples Aug. More...

Photos

Winning chili makers Lakewood Health System received the “Judges Choice Award” (and $500) for their chili at the annual Chili Cookoff during Railroad Days in Staples. More...

Letters

Many thanks

I would like to thank and acknowledge all the hard work the Still Cruisin’ Car Club members put into making the 16th annual car show a huge success. More...

RR Days 2011

 Medallion Hunt  Chamber Events  Fireworks  Car Show  Parade  Complimentary Shuttles Provided by Brian Winkles and Jay Tyrrell  Moving Activities to the Downtown Area  Outdoor Concerts  and all the many other activities. More...

Penny Auction

The Staples Congregational Church would like to thank all the individuals and businesses that participated in our third Annual Penny Auction. Because of your generous contributions, we raised $818 for the Staples and Motley Food Shelf.  More...

Life Currents

SHS Class of ‘81 reunion

The Staples High School Class of 1981 held its 30th reunion Aug. 26, at McGivern Park in rural Staples. Approximately one-third of the class (which graduated with 152 members) attended the reunion. More...

Anderson, Clem

Wedding

Sally Anderson and Jeffrey Clem were united in marriage August 13, 2011, at Camp Ripley Memorial Chapel in Little Falls, with the Rev. David Harlow offi ciating. More...

Weyer, Juetten

Engagement

Michael and Joy Weyer of Staples and Jane and Timothy Juetten of Wilmar, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jason Weyer and Laura Juetten.  Jason is the grandson of Lawrence and Sharon Weyer of Mission, Texas and Marlys Pr More...

Sports

Railroad Days Dash 5K results

Men’s results   More...

Tennis team responds to competition

Early in the season, the Staples Motley girls tennis team is busy with a challenging schedule against some top teams in Class A and AA.  The Cardinals co-hosted an eight team tournament with Wadena-Deer Creek on August 24. More...

Inside the Outdoors

The kingfisher is one of nature’s top anglers

Like most anglers, I’m aware of other fishermen when I’m on the water. It’s not a matter of greed, because I typically release most of the fish I catch.  More...