November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Flying the flag

Student from Staples Motley High School and Staples Elementary made sure the big flag didn’t touch the ground as it was raised during the Veterans Day ceremony at Staples All Veterans Park on Nov. 11. More...

Perfect day for veterans

Area veterans enjoyed sunny weather during the Veterans Day pro gram. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Color Guard procession

Members of the Motley American Legion Post #124, led by Legion Commander Ron Hanson (far right), presented the Color Guard at the Veterans Day Program in Motley Nov. 11. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)   More...

Little patriots

Motley Elementary School students in kindergarten and first grade recited the pledge, “ We Love Our Flag” during the Veterans Day Program Nov. 11.  More...

An armed forces tribute

Pillager Elementary School fifth graders, under the direction of music teacher Adam Tervola Hultberg, sang the theme song of each branch of the military; and invited veterans to stand as they heard t More...

Letters

Confront bullying

Each generation has had its bullies, but today’s bullies are more violent. Modern technology allows them to spread their hate wide and fast by using cell phones and the internet including the social networking sites. More...

Much appreciated

The American Legion Post 124 of Motley, wishes to thank all those people who supported our Army Truck Raffle.  The truck was donated to our post with the understanding all the raffle profits would be used to assist needy people and causes.  More...

In celebration of rural health

On Nov. 17 the first-ever National Rural Health Day is being celebrated – an event created by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health to call attention to the unique health care issues facing rural America.  More...

Life Currents

Rosenthal, Chenoweth

Jake Rosenthal and Selena Chenoweth of Staples were united in marriage in a private ceremony at Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors on October 22, 2011.  Parents of the couple are Gordy and Julie Rosenthal of Staples and John and Sheryl Chenow More...

Four generations

Four generations belonging to the Crocker family of Staples met recently. Pictured above, front row from left, is Annette Crocker, holding great-grandson Jaiden Kolbinger (born Oct. More...

50 years

William and Renee (Clossen) Rhodes, Flagstaff, AZ, recently celebrated their golden anniversary with a cruise to Alaska’s inside passage. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

The following foreclosure sale, originally scheduled for August 4, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., has been further postponed to December 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Todd County Sheriff’s Department, located at 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, Min More...

City electric rates to rise

Following an electrical rate study, Staples City Administrator Nate Mathews said electric rates will rise three percent in 2012 and 2.6 percent in 2013. He said the plan will be brought to the council for approval at a later meeting.  More...

Region Five to receive $500,000 from USDA

Funds will capitalize a revolving loan fund to assist rural microentrepreneurs

USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer announced that the North Central Economic Development Association (NCEDA), which is the lending arm of Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) has been selected to receive a $400,000 loan and More...

Hello, Readers,

November can throw all sorts of weather conditions at us. Just this week we’ve had rain, snow, wind and sleet, as well as a bit of sunshine.  On November 17 and 18, 1958 a cyclone centered in  More...

Playing, ‘Taps’

Zoe Fietek, student at Motley Staples Middle School, played ‘Taps’ at the conclusion of the Veterans Day Program in Motley Nov. 11. More...

 

News

How to help military families? Website knows

The ‘Make a Difference’ button is in place ready to assist individuals who want to support deployed service members and their families this holiday season at www.BeyondTheYellowRibbon.org.  “We have created a ‘Make a Diff More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’

Rose Edin won first place in an international art competition with her painting “Beauty and the Beast” inspired a photo she took on a painting and photography workshop she and her husband Stan led to Egypt in March, 2010. More...

Rose Edin receives international award

Most people in the area are familiar with the paintings of Rose Edin. The first image that comes to mind is likely a landscape, birch trees, vibrant flowers, quaint villages. More...

Opinion

The public’s right to know

Open government trumps closed meetings

Labor relations can be difficult for local units of government. Decisions they make affect the livelihoods of people they know and work with. More...

Preserving the integrity of the Legacy Amendment

In 2008, Minnesota’s voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Constitutional Amendment also known as the Legacy Amendment. More...

Current Happenings

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...

Area chefs sought for ‘Savor the Moment’

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition (SMECC) announces its 2nd annual Savor the Moment, a fundraiser for Staples Motley early childhood programs, will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

Robert Thiel

Robert Thiel, 85, died Nov. 23, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center. Funeral arrangements are being made with the Domian-Anderson Funeral Home in Bertha. More...

Leon Charles Ricker

Leon Charles Ricker, 86, of Browerville, died Nov. 22, 2011 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall. Visitations are Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. More...

Marie Allee

Marie Allee, 93, of Motley, died Nov. 15, 2011 at home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Motley Free Methodist Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Sports

Beachy swims to state

The Staples Motley swim team had a great showing at the 2011 Section 8A meet. Seven Cardinal girls participated, and the team will send one athlete to the state meet. More...

Petrich MVP for football

The Staples-Motley football team held their end of the season banquet last evening at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

CC awards

Staples Motley cross country award winners, from left, Haley Christoffersen, Jerry Riewer award for MVP; Mary Sarah Sauber, Cardinal Award for Most Improved; Antonio Caudillo, Joe Hirschey Award for More...