November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

‘That’s a tall man, Daddy’

Sixteen-month old Orin Huhn, Staples, wasn’t quite sure what to make of the tall man (Lavern Pugsley) giving out balloons at the Staples Alliance Church’s 10th Annual Fall Festival Oct. More...

Hello, Readers,

With Minnesota’s whitetail deer population hovering around one million, firearms deer season in the state should be good, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  The season opens Nov. More...

Charter commission needed for city changes

The Staples City Council expressed interest in changing the city charter. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Cast set for live radio play ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Madhatter’s Community Theatre of Wadena has set the cast and is currently in production of Frank Capra’s beloved “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a live radio play/broadcast.  More...

Menus

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...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 8:01 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Life Currents

Blessing, Sveom, receive white coats at special medical school ceremony

JORDAN BLESSING AND DANIEL SVEOM, both 2006 graduates of Staples Motley High School, were two of 60 firstyear medical students of the University of Minnesota   Medical School-Duluth who received their first white coats Oct. More...

FFA degree recipients

Dustin Smith of Staples, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, was one of nine U of M, Crookston students who received the FFA American Degree at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 22. More...

Halloween safety tips

Each year, just before Halloween, Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 presents Halloween Safety brochures to the students at the local elementary schools. More...

Sports

Cardinals battle in every state match

With their move to section 8 from section 6, the Staples Motley girls tennis team got matched up with their state tournament rival St. James for the second year in a row. Last year the Cards edged out the  Saints 4-3 in a tight battle. More...

Murphy’s Law applies to duck hunters, too

Murphy’s Law, which some say originated in mountaineering, tells us that “ anything that can possibly go wrong, does.” I don’t go around in life expecting the worst, but the idea has been in use and in print for over a century More...

CC runners excel at section meet

Saving their best races for the last meet of the year, the Staples Motley boys and girls cross country teams made a great showing at the Section 8A meet at Bagley on Oct. 28.  More...

Johnson mounts writein campaign for mayor

Carrie Johnson has announced a write-in campaign to run for the City of Staples Mayoral office. Johnson is given the opportunity to respond to the same questions city council and mayor candidates answered in last week’s Staples World.  1. More...

City election is next Tuesday

Residents of the City of Staples can vote in the city elections from noon to 8 p.m. at the Staples Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8. More...

Hotel considered crucial to making Staples a destination

Members of the Staples Economic Development Authority reiterated their desire for another hotel in town after touring the new National Joint Powers Alliance building before their Oct. 25 meeting.  More...

Tech demonstration

Central Lakes College student Loren Hughes (left) of Staples demonstrates machinery to Mitch Treichler and his father John in the Machine Tool Technology lab during Friday’s open house from 1-7 More...

Good Samaritans discover accident

Cindy Campbell, 55, of Motley, was injured in a car accident around 2:25 a.m. on Oct. More...

 

News

Ladies first

Princess Riley Belmore steals a chair from substitute teacher Phil Bourgerie while playing musical chairs at the Staples Elementary Fall Festival. Also in the game are Arica Moriak, right, and Hunter Patterson, behind Riley. More...

Punkin chunkin’

Pumpkin wrangler Caden Dobson hurls a pumpkin towards some bowling pins during one of the games at the Staples Elementary Fall Festival on Oct. 28. Olivia Vogt as Dorothy waits in line. More...

Vandalism, roving juveniles arise before Halloween

On Oct. 28 at 12:05 a.m., Staples Police stopped a group on individuals walking on 6th Street SE. One of the parties was a juvenile out after curfew. The juvenile was given a verbal warning for the curfew violation and advised to return home.  More...

Opinion

Invest in human capital

On Oct. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The impact of Social Security on rural Minn.

Even after breaking a hip that still has her laid up, 83- year- old Barbara Lovaasen of Vergas is irrepressibly cheerful.  More...

Obituaries

Susan Gomon

Susan Ann Gomon, 58, of Staples, died October 31, 2011 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Sveom offi ciating.  More...

Herbert Johnson

Herbert Milton Johnson of Hewitt and formerly of Aldrich, died Oct. 29, 2011 at Tri-County Health Care Hospital in Wadena.  Funeral services were held Nov. 2, at the Balsamlund Lutheran Church, rural Aldrich, with Pastor Del Moen officiating. More...

John Petrich

John D. Petrich, 81, of Pillager, died Oct. 28, 2011 at his home.  Funeral services were held Nov. 2, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date.  More...

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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...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PUBLIC NUISANCE ASSESSMENTS

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staples City Council will meet at 7:05 p.m. More...