November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hello, Readers,

Even though this issue of the Staples World is dated  Thursday, Nov. 24, most of you are receiving it the day before Thanksgiving.  Our office will be closed  Thanksgiving Day and will reopen Friday.  More...

‘Nice beard, Santa’

Seven-month old Aleea Holst, daughter of Darren and Sheri Holst of Staples, wasn’t the least bit intimidated to sit in Santa’s lap Nov. 19, at the Staples Community Center. More...

Class brings digital literacy

Beverly Newman felt like she was falling behind. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Scandia Valley Lions host ‘Turkey Dinner for Seniors’

MES fifth graders help serve meal

It was evident that Thanksgiving was around the corner at the Scandia Valley Town Hall Nov. More...

Cass Cty 4-H’ers compete at state horse show

Ten kids (in grades six - 13) represented Cass County at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show this past September, competing against others in their age group for medals and trophies.  Before advancing to state, these 4-H’ers had won at thei More...

Holiday Fest in Pillager

The annual “ Holiday Fest” at the Pillager Community Center will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 - 4 p.m.   Activities include a cake walk, toy bingo, a meat raffle, kids’ games; and an opportunity to visit with Santa.   More...

Opinion

Trickle down tax cuts: A broken record

I’m one of those “ job creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty- two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of old records and a booth at the local farmers market. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Not many exceptions to free-speech guarantee

“You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater.”  That paraphrase of a paragraph in a 1919 U.S. Supreme Court written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is often cited as justification for limiting free speech. More...

Life Currents

Community Thanksgiving Service

A Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Staples  Area Ministerial Association, was held Nov. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   More...

Children’s book donations sought

The Stomping Grounds Coffee House is seeking donations of new children’s books for their annual Christmas Pajama Party Story Hour at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. More...

Sports

2011 Staples Motley Fall Sports Teams

Making us Proud

2011 Staples Motley High School Football Team Front row, left to right: Coach Lance Flickinger, Jacob Vetsch, Brent Lisson, Zach Borders, Blake Petrich, Grant Longbella, Cody Shaffer, Jordan Jenkins, More...

Girls basketball team starts full steam

After one week of practice, Staples Motley girls basketball coach Arden Beachy likes what he sees.  “This has been the easiest first week I’ve had as a coach,” he said. More...

Flashing into the lane

Grace Wolhowe catches a pass as she cuts down the lane during the first week of basketball practice. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Giving thanks, giving turkey

Turkey is back on the menu at the Staples Food Shelf this year.  Due to lack of funds, the food shelf had decided not to provide turkey vouchers, which allow families in need to pick up a turkey at Ernie’s Food Market.  When Bob and B More...

‘We just want people to come and be family’

If Dr. More...

Taste of the Holidays includes Santa tickles

McKenna Peterson and Blake Peterson (children of Joe and Kayla Peterson) had their picture taken with Santa Claus at the Taste of the Holidays event held at Ernie’s Food Market in Staples. More...

Another Thanksgiving without Peter

Missing Leader man’s memoir recently published

For the third year in a row, Peter Achermann’s family will be eating their Thanksgiving dinner without him.  They’ll pass the turkey and mashed potatoes as usual; and offer up thanks like Peter would have wanted them to. More...

 

News

Fire Prevention poster winners

Winners of the Staples Fire Department annual poster contest were, left to right: Hunter Klimek, fourth grade, Lili Schneider, fifth grade and Payton Bjerga, third grade. More...

Fire and rescue vehicle donated

Mike Goff, right, Staples Ambulance Director, delivered a 1999 fully equipped ambulance to the Staples Fire Department. The vehicle was donated to the department and will be used as a fire and rescue squad.  More...

Hanson arrested in burglary attempt

Timothy Hanson, 22, Long Prairie, was arrested Nov. 20, during a burglary of Steve’s Country Market in Browerville.  The Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a call near midnight of a possible burglary in progress. More...

Letters

Write a letter to Santa

Area children are invited to write a letter to Santa Claus. The Staples World newspaper will print each letter in our Christmas edition on December 22, 2011. More...

Current Happenings

Horse-drawn musical sleigh/wagon rides

Benefit for Kinship Youth program

“Musical Sleigh/Wagon Rides,” a Staples Motley community family event, will be held Saturday, Dec. More...

Educational Opportunities

November 28   More...

Mark Your Calendar

November 25  DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  November 28   More...

Obituaries

Robert Royce Thiel

Robert Royce Thiel, 85, of Staples, died Nov. 23, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Robin Collins and Pastor Al Jeske officiating. More...

Ruth Eleanor Beaver

Ruth Eleanor Beaver, 90, of Wadena, died Nov. 24, 2011 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Verndale with Pastor Jill Pawlowski officiating. More...

John Zacher

John Ignatius Zacher, 56, of Hackensack, died unexpectedly after his helicopter failed him while flying with his wife on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. 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...