October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School works to improve scores

The Staples Motley School District is considering the whole system while targeting students on an individual basis as ways to improve standardized test scores. More...

Hello, Readers,

Real men do sing and you can hear a prime example at the Real Men Sing! concert Saturday night at the Staples Motley High School gym at 7 p.m.  The Staples Area Men’s  Chorus will be joined by area high school and college men.   More...

Crowning moment

Above, Jenna Ziegler looks a little surprised as the Homecoming Queen crown is placed on her head at Coronation. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Pastor Blaine MacNeil called to preach, offer hope and healing

New pastor at First Lutheran Church in Pillager shares of his spiritual journey

After experiencing two bouts of ‘cold feet,’ Blaine MacNeil finally entered seminary in his mid-40’s... More...

Cass County youth celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8

Jeanne Rohr named, ‘Cass County Friend of 4-H’

During National 4- H Week (October 2 - 8), Cass County is celebrating the 4-H youth and volunteers who have made an impact on the community and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.  More...

Local photographers participate in ‘Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk’

Forty-one local photographers participated in the fourth annual “Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk” Oct. 1, in Brainerd.  The event was organized by photographer Lisa Haste, of Motley. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

October 7  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  October 8  STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Sat., 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Educational Opportunities

October 10  ‘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...

Sports

Tough spiking

The Staples Motley volleyball team competed hard in three losses at home in the past week, to Bertha-Hewitt and Menahga, then losing to defending state champion Wadena Deer Creek in three straight games.  The Cardinals rallied to take one game i More...

Flying tackle

Austin Redemske catches up to the Pelican Rapids ball carrier for a tackle. (Staples World photo by Kelley Kossan) More...

Cardinals lack scoring punch

The Staples Motley football team took another hard loss when they hosted the Pelican Rapids Vikings on Sept.  30.  “We struggled on offense, not scoring, although we did move the ball,” remarked senior captain Tyler O’Brie More...

Senator Franken to visit Staples

On Monday, October 10, U.S. Sen. Al Franken will be in Staples to meet with city official, tour several city projects, and later visit Central Lakes College Agriculture Center to discuss efforts to create renewable energy from crops. More...

City garage sale law closer

The Staples City Council is undecided on whether to require people to register every time they have a garage sale. That was the main sticking point from a proposed ordinance that came to the council from the Staples Planning and Zoning Board.  More...

Stern expanding for new product

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) approved a $50,000 loan to Specialty Arms to expand the Stern Manufacturing building in the Staples Industrial Park. More...

Area school test results are mixed

On Sept. 30, the Minnesota Department of Education released results of the 2011 round of testing for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in schools across the state. The testing program is required by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  More...

Kings get crazy

At left, Homecoming King candidates get energized by the Staples Motley Pep Band during Coronation on Oct. 3. From left, Arnie Dvorak, Guthrie Coughlin, Aaron Carter, Justin Ziegler and Nick Forsberg. Dvorak was crowned Homecoming King. More...

 

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Homecoming booster

Juanita MIller, front row center, was recognized at the Homecoming Coronation for having attended the most homecomings of anyone in the crowd. More...

SMHS students create their own expectations

Tasked with the simple question of “ what does Cardinal Pride look like?” Staples Motley High School students created a chart of expectations for themselves.  Students wrote down suggestions, then refined the ideas in groups before c More...

Cardinal Pride

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Opinion

Legislature’s actions cause tax increases

The 2012 property taxes across the State of Minnesota will be rising because of the actions of the State Legislature to the Market Value Homestead Credit program. More...

Understanding changes in Homestead benefits

What Changed?  More...

Political Cartoon

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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...

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.  More...