March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Gottschalk accepts police chief job, will start May 1

Matt Gottschalk, an officer with the Mankato Police Department, has accepted an offer to be the next Staples Chief of Police.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

City council approves Motley’s 2011 audit

At their regular meeting March 13, the Motley City Council accepted the city’s 2011 annual audit as presented by Mary Backlund, with Gary W. Paulson Certified Public Accountants in Little Falls.  More...

New Lions inducted

Two new members were inducted into the Motley Lions Club on March 8. Pictured above, from left, are Lion President, Ed Jordahl; Betty Farber, sponsor; and new members Pat Thompson and Barb Nistler. More...

Pillager Family Center awarded grant

The Pillager Family Center was recently awarded a $25,000 March of Dimes grant. Funded by a community grant from the March of Dimes, funds will be used to support the Pillager Family Center’s Home Visiting Program.  More...

Letters

In defense of nurses and Coughlin

As a diabetic I have unfortunately been in some life/death situations with a low blood sugar.  Two times people did not know how to help me. I also have a niece who is juvenile diabetic. More...

Coughlin dismissal

Normally, I do not defend people without having all the information. However, in the past few days I have done some soul searching and the events at Staples Motley High School and Mr. Coughlin’s termination does not sit well with me. More...

Contraception controversy

The column by two unknowns from somewhere else in the country “Contraception leads to prosperity, life quality “ on the Opinion page of March 15 issue of the Staples World, was so full of hogwash it could have provided baths for several h More...

Life Currents

March senior celebrations

Twenty-one members attended the March 13 birthday party held at the Staples Senior Center. Four people were celebrating their March birthdays, above, left to right: Frances Mertens, Brad Bredemeier, Jan Pogreba and Betty Roline. More...

Hymn sing

A number of residents at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples (and some family members and friends) enjoyed singing hymns March 18, a weekly event hosted by local churches. More...

Hello World

Born to Tom and Aimee Brichacek of Browerville, a baby girl, Lily Alice weighing nine pounds, five ounces on March 9, 2012.  Born to Danyel Cox- Tysk and Jordan Korchari of Brainerd, a baby girl, Ayrabella Jordan weighing nine pounds, 10 ounces More...

Overpass bids high, but project is viable

Despite bids coming in higher than projected, Staples City Adiminstrator Nate Mathews said the low bid is still close enough that it will not threaten the project.  The engineer’s estimate for the total project was $7.9 million, with the l More...

Terminated teacher supported at meeting

Details of circumstances likely won’t be known for months

Approximately 30 people turned out for the school/community forum portion of Monday night’s meeting in Staples of the Staples Motley School Board. Some were on the agenda to comment about the proposed reduction in school nursing staff. More...

Longtime friends, school employees, share birthday and memories

Catching up with Dr. Lund and Mr. Hasselberg

In addition to sharing a long history with the Staples School District, Dr. Duane Lund and Mr. Reuben Hasselberg share the same birthday . . . More...

 

News

Springtime romp

Enjoying the warm weather on March 14, four cousins (two sets of siblings) galloped around a teepee made by a neighbor at the apartments on Warner Road and 6th Street NE. More...

Local Farmers Market plans for good season

The Staples Area Farmers Market Association is planning a new year by announcing the newly elected officers for the 2012 season. More...

Leadercast inspiration revealed

Because of technical difficulties in last year’s  Leadercast, representatives from the 600 host sites were invited to an event in Atlanta to be assured that the technical problems would be solved and to learn more about the Leadercast phil More...

Opinion

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Corporations pay less in taxes than Buffett and Romney

Corporations pay a lower effective tax rate than Warren Buffett and Mitt Romney, but you wouldn’t know it from all the complaints that our corporate tax rate puts our country at a competitive disadvantage. Last year, U.S. More...

Current Happenings

Stomping Grounds fundraising event

Homemade soups, pottery bowls

The Stomping Grounds coffee house in Staples will be holding their annual ‘Soup Bowl Supper’ fundraiser event Saturday, March 24, 4- 7 p.m., at the Stomping Grounds.  A variety of soups and breads will be available (try as many as yo More...

Making soup bowls

Betsy Jasmer (left) and Bobbijo Mathe, seniors at Staples Motley High School, are enrolled in the Advanced Pottery Class taught by Jill Schneider. More...

Focus on Freshmen Night at SMHS Monday

Staples Motley High School administration and staff will host a Focus on Freshmen Night beginning at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Mar. More...

Sports

Track teams looking to add competitors

The Cardinal Track and  Field teams are off running and looking forward to their first meet, an indoor meet April 3 at Concordia College, Moorhead.  The varsity boys’ team has 10 seniors: Trevor  Hofmann, Antonio Caudillo, Xavier More...

Tae Kwon Do participants do well at Owatonna tournament

United Tae Kwon Do Systems, which has programs in Motley and Pillager, participated at the open tournament for area Tae Kwon Do schools held at Owatonna’s National Taekwondo Institute March 3.  More...

Staples softball league

The Staples Softball Association will have an early bird meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at Twisted Sisters Bar and Grill located on the corner of 3rd Street and 2nd Ave. NE in Staples. Meeting time is 7 p.m. More...