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Special services to be held for Easter week

Preparing for Easter

Staples Motley area churches are planning special services and events for Easter week, which starts with Maundy Thursday on Apr. 5, Good Friday Apr. 6 and Easter Sunday Apr. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘Coffee Shop Confessions’ play performances scheduled

See it at The Shante in Pillager April 19, 20

‘Coffee Shop Confessions,’ an original play by Brainerd area writer, Mary Aalgaard, will be performed at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center Dinner Theater on Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m. More...

Palm Sunday procession

Members of the Motley United complete listing of Holy Week services Methodist Church waved palm branches at area churches (including Maundy during the morning service on April Thursday, Good Friday a More...

Performing original play

Pictured above at the Coco Moon Oldham and Kimberly Dwinnell-Dillon. More...

Letters

Garbage problem

This is our town and we should be proud of it!? I am proud to live in Staples, but I am ashamed at the garbage and trash that is allowed to accumulate in the city areas. More...

Too many ordinances/ regulations?

In regards to the complaints city officials have received about the garbage issue; I am interested to see how long it will take for the city officials to respond and resolve.  More...

Being a Cub Scout

My name is Dusty Koval. I am a Bear Scout. I have been in scouts for three years.  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 3   FOOT CARE CLINIC sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Tues., April 3, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., SHS Staples Clinic. For appt., 218-894- 8080. More...

Life Currents

The hills are alive...

The Von Trapp Family Singers practice one of their numbers for the upcoming high school musical, The Sound of Music. Pictured from left, Bryn Williams, Brent Sterriker, Lynnea Iverson, Ava Schneider, Spencer Svendsen, AJ Smith and Katie Benson. More...

Revenge is so sweet

During ‘Revenge Day’ at Staples Motley High School recently, it was the freshmen’s and sophomores’ turn to buy the upperclassmen at the ‘Dolly for the Day’ fundraiser. More...

Staples Food Shelf donation

The confirmation class at Staples United Methodist Church recently presented the Staples Food Shelf with a collection of food and a check for $2,410. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

CITY OF STAPLES ORDINANCE NO. 497

An ordinance proposing a Charter Amendment to the Charter of the City of Staples pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §410.12, Subd. More...

13pnc NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: March 22, 2012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. More...

NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP

The Villard Township monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Villard Town Hall in Philbrook.  The 2012 Todd County Township Officers meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:30 p. m. More...

Jordan shines as U.S. Pizza Team contender

Pizza pros

Ryle Jordan was half a second from becoming the world champion. More...

City council revisits community center issue

The Staples City Council discussed taking a more active role in talks reshaping the Staples Community Center.  More...

Honor Flight send off program is April 11

Mail Call letters for veterans are still welcome

A program to salute the veterans leaving April 12 on the Honor Flight will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the Staples Motley High School gym. More...

 

News

Grass fire season in full swing

Staples firefighters Scott Braith and Jamie Dolezal race to get ahead of a grass fire that started near the home of John Hlatky and Paulette Sirucek, about five miles north of Staples on 92nd Ave. in Cass County. The fire started after 6 p.m. More...

Loose dogs dominate week for local police

On March 29, at 11 a.m., the Staples Police Department were checking out an intoxicated female in the 800 block of Highway 10 when David Blonigen began to interfere. Blonigen was instructed to leave the area but refused. More...

‘Make choices that matter’ is topic of Leadercast event

Community and business leaders as well as members of the public can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Staples  Motley High School gym, Staples, on  May 4.  Over 260 peo More...

Current Happenings

Wadena County Historical Society’s semi-annual mtg April 19, Sebeka

New exhibits now on display at WCHS museum

The Wadena County Historical Society will hold its semi-annual meeting and program Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., at the American Legion Post 456 in Sebeka. More...

New exhibit

At the Wadena Historical Society Museum & Genealogy Research Center in Wadena, a new exhibit is on display in the Railroad, Courthouse and Creamery Room. Included in the display is a painting of the Staples Depot by Staples artist Rose Edin. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  The preliminary city council agenda is as follows: o Minutes from previous meeting; payme More...

Obituaries

Fern Weyand

Fern L. Weyand, 93, of Scandia Valley Township, Lincoln, died March 30, 2012 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held April 3, at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Lincoln with Rev. David Wold and Rev. More...

Sports

Koskiniemi named MIAC Athlete of the Week

Andrea Koskiniemi, a freshman at Concordia College in Moorhead, was recently named the MIAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.  Koskiniemi, a 2011 graduate of Staples Motley High School, is the daughter of Steve and Liz Koskiniemi of Stapl More...

Perez wins Golden Gloves boxing championship

Jose Perez won the super heavyweight match at the Wadena Golden Gloves Class “A” Championship boxing event on March  31. Perez beat David Bower of Red Lake when the referee stopped the contest in the second round.  More...

Baseball team preparing for April 10 opener

The Staples Motley  Cardinal baseball season is getting underway. The team has been hard at work since practice started March 19, and will be playing their first game on April 10, when they host Wadena-Deer Creek.  More...