February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Today, Feb. 2, is  Groundhog Day. Phil will leave his burrow at 7:20 a.m. at Gobblers  Knob in Punxsutawney,  More...

J. Iverson, S. Marte are district’s top spellers

The Staples Motley District Spelling Bee was held on Jan. 26 at the Centennial Auditorium in Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley Lions celebrate 40 years of service

Charter members share memories

It’s been 40 years since the Motley Lions held their charter ceremony at the Motley School on a cold, January evening in 1972. Four decades and numerous community projects later, they’re still going strong.  More...

Longtime members

A special cake was served at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Motley Lions, held recently at the Ten-Hi Bar in Motley. More...

Special guests

Staples Lions Club members Frank and Amy Leidenfrost were special guests at the recent 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Motley Lions. More...

Letters

Peaceful discussions

It fascinates me to see the concept of “freedom brings people together” receiving such a renewed focus of discussion recently. More...

Current Happenings

Staples Motley Relay for Life events planned

Kick-Off is February 9 at Lakewood Health System

Staples Motley and surrounding areas are once again making plans for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event which will be held Friday, June 8, in Staples.  The ‘Kick-Off’ is Thursday, Feb. More...

TCHC Festival of Health

The 22nd annual February Festival of Health is a community-wide health fair to be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at M-State’s Wadena campus on Hwy 29.  More...

Feb. 11 at Centennial Auditorium

Billy McLaughlin and Electric String Quartet (pictured from left to right: Nathan Wilson, Steven Leung, Billy Mclaughlin, Kirsti Petraborg, Christopher Quinn) will perform on the Staples Motley Area More...

Obituaries

Vernon Whistler

Vernon T. Whistler, 89, Staples, died Jan. 24, 2012 at Lakewood Health System. A private service was held Jan. 28 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Dennis Ahrens

Dennis Ahrens, 68, of rural Staples, died Jan. 29, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena. Visitation is one hour prior to services. More...

William Dodge Jr.

William “Bill” Dodge Jr., 64, of Motley, died Jan. 25, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STAPLES MOTLEY ISD 2170 STAPLES, MN

Request for Bids For Siding of Freshwater Education District Building  SECTION 00 11 00 REQUEST FOR BIDS  BID OPENING  More...

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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: January 4, 2012   YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...

Staples Historical Society receives depot grant

The Minnesota Historical Society has announced the recipients of their mid and large size grants under their Historical and Cultural Heritage grant program. More...

Caucuses to be held Feb. 7

All Minnesota Minnesota political caucuses are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7.  Caucus Q&A from the Minnesota Secretary of State:  Q: What is a precinct caucus?  More...

Officials peek at crystal ball

What does future hold for Staples?

Looking to the future is always a tough task, but one that five local officials attempted Jan, 26 during the program for the annual meeting of the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce.  More...

After the spelling bee

Spelling bee champion Janessa Iverson, center, and runner-up Sarah Marte, hold their trophies while they pose with other contestants in the district spelling bee. More...

 

News

City still wants to form charter commission

After a judge declined to pick names for a Staples Charter Commission, the Staples City Council decided to reapply so that the judge wouldn’t have to choose among people he does not know.  More...

Charter school moving ahead, board to meet

Connections High School Board of Directors will meet at Central Lakes College on Feb. More...

Students participate in auction

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We pay more because we make more money

With conservatives spending the last decade telling anyone who would listen that Minnesota is a high tax state and a bad place to do business, how do they expect to attract entrepreneurs and thriving companies?  More...

Drop-off bins concern local non-profit firms

The USAgain green drop-offs, (the RED dropoffs) that are disbursed by a national for-profit business throughout the Browerville, Long Prairie, Eagle Bend, Staples, plus most other communities around the area are a concern for a number of local non-pr More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

February 3   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  February 4   STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Sat., 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. More...

Life Currents

Uban earns doctorate degree

Nicolle Uban, Lakewood Health System Certified Nurse Midwife, has received a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Minnesota.  More...

Staples Motley High School top readers

The top Accelerated Readers at Staples Motley High School for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year were recently announced. More...

CLC has mobile internet site

Central Lakes College is now mobile with the launch of the their mobile internet site: m.clcmn.edu A mobile device enables the user to access: - Academic/Events calendar - CLC News blog - Campus directions - Ac More...

Sports

Miller, Petrich conference champs

The wrestlers from Staples Motley wrestled two duals last week, and then competed in the Mid-State Conference tournament on Jan. 27. More...

Top of the conference

Blake Miller controls his opponent during a match earlier this year. Miller beat the state’s 10th ranked wrestler to win the 120-pound conference title. (Staples World photo by Kelley Kossan) More...

Basketball boys go on winning streak

With wins hard to come by early in the season, The Staples Motley boys basketball team showed some improvement with a 61- 49 win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Jan. 24 and a 79- 44 win agains Pillager on Jan 26. The lost at Pierz 83- 41 on Jan. More...