December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Checking for hot spots

After spraying water through a roof vent, Staples Fire Department firefighters check for other hot spots at the Russ and Deb Jordan home in Staples after a small fire broke out in their crawl space attic during the morning of Nov. 22. More...

Motley Family Center okayed

A family center with an all-day preschool program and day care will open in Motley next September.  The Staples Motley School Board approved the plans at their Nov. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘What ever happened to...?’

Greg Frisk, 1970 MHS graduate; American Airlines Captain

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley, Pillager and Staples.   More...

Motley Christmas display to be featured on KSTP’s ‘On the Road’

Donations received at Open House go toward ‘LHS Care Center Revitalization Campaign’

Bob Jenkins of Motley has been hosting his Christmas Open Houses for at least 20 years; and this year, even Jason Davis from KSTP Television showed up for a tour.  More...

Television crew in Motley

Jason Davis ( center), host of KSTP’s “On the Road” show, and his cameraman, Dave Peterson (right) were in Motley Nov. 21, to film a segment about Bob Jenkins’ annual Christmas display. It will be aired Sunday, Dec. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

The long wait   On July 13, 20011 at 2 p.m. More...

Current Happenings

Lions offer free community meal

Staples ’93 Lions Christmas for Kids project also December 10

For the fourth year, the two Staples Lions clubs are combining efforts on two Christmas projects: Christmas for Kids and Christmas gift basket and meal.  As in many of the past years, a Christmas for Kids program by the Staples ‘93 Lions w More...

Upcoming free concert

Singer/songwriter Robert Segovia will perform at the Stomping Grounds coffee house in Staples Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. Segovia, who plays guitar and piano, will offer a variety of contemporary Christian music. More...

Sky Coach training Dec. 3

A regional 4- hour astronomy “ Sky Coach” certification training is planned in Brainered from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 3. More...

Obituaries

Donald Hoemberg

Donald Matthew Hoemberg, 55, Dec. 6, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m. More...

Stanley George Anderson

Stanley George Anderson, 74, died Nov. 25, 2011 at the Veteran’s Nursing Home in Silver Bay. Funeral services were Nov. 30 at the Balsamlund Lutheran Church in rural Aldrich with Pastor Del Moen officiating. More...

Betty Jean (Odden) Belling

Betty Jean Odden, 85 of Staples died Dec. 3, 2011 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, at faith Lutheran Church, Staples with Pastor Steven Sveom officiating. More...

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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...

New grocery store imminent

Staples Economic Development Director Jerel Nelsen told the Staples EDA board that the building for the former Helling’s Grocery Store is very close to being sold.  “I anticipate within a couple of months we will have a grocery store More...

Fishing company interested in Widmer boats

Stan Widmer Associates cast a wide net by pitching their molded boat concept online. Out of 7,000 hits from around the world, a recent strike was from a deep sea fishing company in Malaysia.  At the Nov. More...

House fire

While smoke pours out of the roof vents, Staples firefighters prepare to enter the home of Russ and Deb Jordan of Staples. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Garage sale ordinance approved

The first reading of the garage sale ordinance was passed by the Staples City Council despite concerns over some of the regulations.  Provisions in the ordinance include: no more than three garage sales in one year, no sale longer than three da More...

Hello, Readers,

We have many options for fun activities this Saturday - Kinship sleigh rides at the Yoder farm,  Sacred Heart School Christmas Craft Fair, Old  Fashioned Christmas at the Depot and a Robert  Sergovia concert at the  More...

 

News

Three DWI arrests over weekend

On Nov. 22 Staples Police received a call of a city resident shooting a compound bow in town, near 3rd Street NE. More...

Lighting the way

The City of Staples public works crew put up the Christmas decorations Nov. 24 on a balmy day before Thanksgiving. John Cole, in the bucket and Clyde Mertens, driver, inspected their work on Second Ave. near Staples Ace Hardware. More...

Wadena County approves new fairgrounds master plan

At the Nov. 17 meeting, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners received another version of the county fairgrounds master plan, this one created by architect Tony Stoll of BHH Partners, Perham.  More...

Opinion

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Repatriation con games

Lobbyists are storming Capitol Hill, pushing a tax holiday that would give billions of dollars in tax breaks to less than one percent of American businesses – and stick the other 99 percent with the bill. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Anthony and Heidi DeWald of Baxter, a baby boy, Tyler Joseph weighing eight pounds, two ounces on Nov. More...

From poster to billboard

Todd Wadena Healthy Connections winners   More...

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Sports

Wrestlers to be tested early and often

The Staples Motley wrestling season will be defined early this year when the team travels to a torunament at Wadena on Dec. More...

Citizens committee asks for higher fishing, hunting fees

Within the last two weeks, an important committee made up of citizens and state lawmakers, named as its highest priority an increase in the cost of Minnesota fishing and hunting license fees.  More...

MDHA Ethics Award

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) and Turn In Poachers ( TIP) are reminding hunters to share stories of exemplary behavior by nominating hunters for the 19th Annual Minnesota Deer Hunter More...