October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Canoe recreation

Scott Snyder, left, and Christian Vasquez practice their canoeing skills during the outdoor recreation class at Staples Motley High School. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Sub-contractor blames engineer for streets project delay in Motley

According to George Mastey, a sub-contractor working on the City of Motley’s 2011 Streets Improvement Project, things are taking waaaaaaaaaaay too long; and he blames the city’s engineering firm, Widseth, Smith and Nolting.  More...

‘Scouting for Food’ in Pillager

Pillager Cub and Boy Scouts from Pack 77 participated in the ‘Scouting for Food’ event Oct. 8, joining thousands of troops and packs across the country in collecting food for local food shelves. More...

September was busy month for Motley Fire Department

September was a busy month for the Motley Fire Department, reported MFD Chief Ryan Hutchison during the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Oct. 11.  There were a total of 13 calls for the month, Hutchison said. More...

Current Happenings

October programs at Staples Library

The Great River Regional Library in Staples is offering the following programs and activities. Book Club for Adults –  October 27  More...

Great Coat Giveaway

The Great Coat Giveaway, a project of CARE Ministries and the Heart and Hands Thrift Store, is underway for the third year for people in need of warm outer clothing.  More...

Under the apple tree

As part of their unit on apples, the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) school readiness program visited the apple tree of Robin and Pam Collins of Staples.  More...

Sports

First half dooms Cards

The Cardinal football team took another defeat last week at the hands of the Dilworth Glyndon Felton Rebels, but Staples Motley boys showed improvement by coming back in the second half and closing up the gap.  More...

‘Rocktober’ run to state

Tennis team rises to the occasion

The Section 8 second seeded Staples Motley  Cardinals solidified their line up, plans, and play as they captured the team title with two impressive victories in Grand Forks last week. More...

Is it a down market for wildlife homes too?

A chief cause of the Great Recession we’re now in, is the bursting of the socalled “housing bubble.” Three or four years ago, construction and real estate business was booming. Home values were going nowhere but up. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: Condemnation Court File No.: 77-CV-11-873   More...

Outdoor school

Staples Motley students learn in the great outdoors

Dozens of Staples Motley High School students paddled their canoes across the water as part of the new outdoor recreation class at the school.  More...

Staples Fire Department Open House

Both joining the fire department in the 70’s, Jim Sadusky, above left, and LeRoy Hamberg, shared a few fire experiences with students during a presentation at the Staples Fire Hall during the student tours Oct. 14. More...

Widmer boat comes back with high hopes

Stan Widmer is happy to have his boat back from the U.S. More...

 

News

SWCD appeals to Wadena County for financial help

Darren Newville, District Manager for the Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the East Otter Tail SWCD, appeared before the Wadena Board of Commissioners at their Oct. More...

Heavy weight

Finn Erholtz and his classmates examined a Staples firefighter hat at the Staples Fire Hall Oct. 7. The black hats now feature an indented viser to help keep heat and toxins away from the face. More...

Getting up close

Right:  Landon Blessing with grandfather Bob Blessing inspected one of the  Staples police squads at the  Staples Fire  Department open house  Oct.14.  (Staples  World photos by Janice  Winter)   More...

Opinion

Leadership matters

I heard recently from east- central Minnesota leaders that they are passionate and hopeful about their shared future. They are thinking regionally and acting locally. More...

If the Super Committee wanted to save the day

Since fiscal austerity is currently “in,” Congress created the Super Committee of six senators and six representatives to lower the deficit by $1.5 trillion or trigger broad-based cuts of $1.2 trillion. More...

Fire prevention

Thirty- nine Minnesotans died in smoke and flames last year - up from 34 deaths in 2009. The majority of the victims lost their lives in a place where they should feel safest - at home. More...

Life Currents

Cold Weather Rule in effect

Despite the unseasonably warm weather earlier this month, Minnesotans know all too well that it won’t be long before the temperature drops and furnaces all over the state start kicking in.  More...

Staples American Legion and Auxiliary

The Staples American Legion Post 70 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 held their semi-annual dinner Oct. 5 at the Staples Lion’s Building with 42 members and guests attending. More...

Senior celebrations

The monthly birthday party was held Oct. 11 at the Staples Senior Citizens’ Center with 21 members attending. More...