September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County office remodeling begins

After years of waiting, the staff of the Wadena County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office is going to spend the next two to three weeks in moderate chaos as the office area is remodeled. The county board voted at its Sept. More...

Tractor conversion

Bob Schafer, director of the Agricultural and Energy Center at Central Lakes College, Staples, and Craig Hove, lab assistant in the CLC Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program, explained how a More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

MFD firefighters to attend mandatory FF1 course

Two firefighters with the Motley Fire Department will be attending an upcoming FFI (Firefighter 1) course, thanks to a $1,731.45 award from the Minnesota Board of Firefighters Training & Education.  This, and the fact that there is a third f More...

Pillager royalty

Pillager High School seniors Shane White and Torri Thompson were crowned King and Queen at the Homecoming Coronation held Sept. 19. More...

Motley City Council seeks better communication with the P&Z Commission

Frustrations with the Planning & Zoning Commission were expressed during the regular Motley City Council meeting Sept. More...

Letters

Property taxes

I saw in the Staples World newspaper an article on the changes to the local property tax (Homestead tax credit) process. The authors (Wadena and Todd County reporters) stated that it will create a heavier burden on more expensive homes.  More...

Safety tips for back to school

Going back-to-school can provide parents a great opportunity to teach kids common sense behavior. The following tips are meant to help them stay safe at school or play. More...

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...

Life Currents

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday/anniversary party was held at the Staples Senior Citizens Room Sept. 13 with 15 members attending. More...

Engagement

Cox, Youngvorst

Brad and Kellie Cox of Staples announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffani Cox, to Josh Youngvorst, son of Henry Youngvorst of Staples; and Michelle Huss and Dave Knudson of Browerville.  Tiffani is a 2007 graduate of Staples Motley High More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Aaron and Kayla Frame of Sebeka, a baby girl, Madilyn Irene weighing six pounds, 10 ounces on Sept. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Legals

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 More...

Council vows cuts as 7.9 percent levy hike passes

The Staples City Council was torn between cutting the city budget and approving a tax increase at their September 13 meeting.  In the end, the council voted to approve a tax increase for the preliminary budget, but with the intent of cutting tha More...

School tax levy is undetermined, set at max

Staples Motley School District business manager believes it will not increase over last year’s levy

Will the Staples Motley Schools portion of your tax bill go up or down?  Although the Staples Motley School Board approved a proposed tax levy at their regular meeting Monday night, school business manager Bob Hamann told the board the numbers h More...

CLC demos on-farm biodiesel production

The Agricultural and Energy Center at Central Lakes College, Staples, recently hosted an on-farm fuel production seminar for the region. More...

 

News

Region Five receives 2011 Innovation Award

The Region Five Development Commission, based in Staples, recently received a 2011 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations ( NADO) Research Foundation for its Coordinated Government Service Delivery initiative.&nbs More...

Future firefighters?

Madelynn (left) and Mamie Luft, sisters from Staples, tried out the seats of a Staples Fire Department fire truck during the Big Equipment Show in Staples Sept. 15. More...

Meeting a police officer

At left, Staples Police Department Officer Jamie Pearson spoke with children ( and parents) at the recent Big Equipment Show and answered questions about the SPD squad car. More...

Current Happenings

Real Men Sing in ‘Massive Masculine Concert’ October 8

Area high school boys will join the Staples Area  Men’s Chorus and the  Bemidji State University men’s chorus to for a festival choir of over 200 voices for Real Men Sing Saturday,  Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Educational Opportunities

September 26   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/ refreshments provided. More...

Obituaries

Warren Kort

Warren “Digger” Kort, 71, of Pillager, died Sept. 18, 2011 at his home.  Funeral services were held Sept. 21 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.  More...

George Smith

George J. Smith, 91, of Little Canada, died Sept. 9, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital, Maplewood.  Burial was Sept. 13, at Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville.  Arrangements were with the Mueller Bies Funeral Home, Roseville.  More...

Sports

CC teams take huge strides

After struggling over a hilly Long Prairie-Grey  Eagle course on Sept. More...

Riewer named to baseball hall of fame

Long time Staples baseball coach Jerry Riewer was named to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  The eight members announced include the following:  Chris Biehn, Mankato Loyola  John Hellie, Pierz More...

Volleyball team in the win column

The Staples Motley volleyball team turned their frustration into victory this week. After two intense five set losses earlier in the week, the team got their first win at the Crosby Ironton tournament on September 17.  More...