September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wildlife habitat

In addition to one business and a few homes, a wildlife area will be displaced by the overpass. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Mill Pond Townhomes featured in ‘Tour of Homes’

If you’ve ever been curious to see the inside of one of the Mill Pond Townhomes in Motley, now’s your chance.  Two of the contemporary townhomes will be featured in this year’s ‘ Tour of Homes’ event (sponsored by t More...

Grandma’s baking cupboard

Elayne Welle, Motley, stands near an old baking cupboard that was once owned by her late Grandmother Freeman of Staples. More...

PHS Homecoming next week

Celebrating 65 years of football, hosting a Ground-breaking Celebration for their new school addition; and honoring the 2011 ‘Hall of Fame Inductees’ are just a few of the events planned during Homecoming Week at Pillager High School.&nbs More...

Letters

Where were you on 9/11?

Writing this is something I’ve thought about ever since Norway suffered that horrendous attack on their people. Now with people asking, “Do you remember where you were on 9/ 11” seems like the right time. More...

Big thanks

Thank you, Staples Motley Area Arts Council. More...

Successful

Congratulations to Staples for a very successful Railroad Days celebration. The Sacred Heart Area School (SHAS) garage sale was also a huge success. Many thanks to all the workers, donors and buyers. More...

Life Currents

SHS “Class of 1961” reunion held

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Engagements

Olander, Konetzko

Roy and Mary Lou Olander of Staples and Lee and Kathleen Konetzko of Browerville announce the engagement of their children, Matthew Olander and Chelsey Konetzko.  Matt is a 1996 graduate of Staples Motley High School and a 1997 graduate of Centr More...

Andert, Denny

Katie Andert of Staples and Brandon Denny of Sebeka announce their engagement.  Katie is the daughter of Robert and Roxanne Andert of Staples; and a 2004 graduate of Staples Motley High School.  Brandon is the son of Terry and Deborah Denn 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 STAPLES TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR QUOTES

Quotes will be accepted for Plowing/Grading of 34 miles of township roads in Staples Township. This will be for the contract years of November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2013.  Quotes will be accepted by the Clerk until 7:30 p.m. October 6, 2011. More...

Displaced by overpass, Myers is moving

Because of the overpass coming next year, Ken Myers is moving his business from the north side of Staples to the south side. More...

State legislature changes affect local property tax

Tax reform enacted by the Minnesota legislature in its last session is going to result in increased property taxes or cuts in services, or both, the Todd County and Wadena County Commissioners learned at their respective Sept. 6 meetings.  More...

 

News

Men’s Chorus to perform benefit concert for Haiti

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Sacred Heart Chapel of the Franciscan Center in Little Falls. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Todd County decreases levy despite declining aid

The Todd County Commissioners approved a preliminary 2012 tax levy of $13,272,090. It is expected that state program aides will cover $1,202,259 of that amount. As a result, the preliminary local tax levy is $ 12,069,831. More...

Hooligans, assaults keep Staples Police busy

On Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. Staples Police responded to a call about a pedestrian who jumped up on the hood of a vehicle in the Staples Community Center parking lot while the car was being driven. The vehicles windshield was completely cracked. More...

Opinion

Islamophobia plays into al-Qaida’s hands

In the heart-wrenching days after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, President George W. Bush acted boldly to prevent a backlash against Muslims and Islam in America and abroad. More...

Political Cartoon

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Current Happenings

Staples Area Women’s Chorus ‘New Member Night’

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will be opening their 2011 - 2012 rehearsal season with a New Member Night, Monday, Sept. More...

Director

Rob Freelove, band/choir director at Pillager High School, is also the director for the Staples Area Women’s Chorus. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) More...

Live stand-up comedy at Lefty’s

Lefty’s Bar will present  Comedy Night, Thursday,  September 15, at 7:30 p.m.  Headlining the event will be stand- up comedian and Laughing Hyena recording artist, Jeremy “Jer-Dog” Danley. More...

Sports

Fast times for swimmers

The Staples Motley swim team opened the first week of school with two meets. One against Rocori on the Sept. 6 and the first home meet against Detroit Lakes on Sept. More...

Tennis team plays well after first stumble

After a fast and challenging start to the season before school even started, the Staples Motley girls tennis team continued with a busy dual schedule that included match ups against past and present section rivals.  Osakis from Section  More...

Cardinals stopped at goal line for second loss

The Staples Motley football team hosted the Hawley Nuggets on September  9. More...