April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New beginnings:

Pastor, family will continue ministry in Germany

After nearly a decade of ministry at Staples Alliance Church, Pastor Mike and Elissa Picconatto, along with their three children Johannah, Caleb and Joshua, will be packing their bags and heading to Germany.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Stan Mudgett named Pillager’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

“He’s always so good at helping people who need a helping hand,” Marlene Kort of Pillager said in reference to Stan Mudgett, Pillager’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ for 2012.  Kort nominated Mudgett for the honor; an More...

Honored citizen

Stan Mudgett, longtime resident of Pillager, was named his town’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ April 14. More...

MCC has mixed feelings about city’s planning commission

Without a quorum of the commission present, no decisions were made at a recent joint work session between the Motley City Council and the city’s planning commission.  The purpose of the session was for clarifying the role and duties of the More...

Letters

Exceptional performance

My sister and I took in the Staples Motley High School Musical, “ The Sound of Music”, at its first presentation on Thursday evening. We found it to be absolutely awesome.  More...

A whole lot of good

We often hear about the negative things about our Staples Motley School District.  More...

Totally honored

I went on the Honor Flight on April 12 and 13 sponsored by the Staples Lions Club to Washington D.C. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.  Dale Copley Randall, Minn.   More...

Current Happenings

Getting ready for the Grand March

The junior class directors for the 2012 Staples Motley High School Prom have been working hard to get ready for the big event which takes place Saturday, April 28, at the high school gymnasium. The Grand March begins at 7 p.m. More...

Connections High School agenda

The board of Connections High School, ISD4206, will meet Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. at Central Lakes College.  More...

Mixed Blood Theatre to perform at library

The Staples Public Library will host a performance of “Hijab Tube” by the Mixed Blood Theatre in the City of Staples Council Chambers on Sunday, April 29 from 4:15 - 5 p.m. Teens and adults are invited to attend.  More...

Life Currents

Novelist for the Amish

There are more than 250,000 Amish people in the United States, and one novelist who writes books based on their hopes, dreams, loves and challenges in this country .  More...

Engagement

Laurie Miller and Kevin Trout, both of Motley, announce their engagement.  Laurie is the daughter of Walter and Lillian Smith of Lincoln; and Kevin is the son of Neil and Belma Trout of Motley.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Dianna Dickey and Dustin Marshall of Brainerd, a baby boy, Ian Elza weighing six pounds, 12 ounces on April 13, 2012.  Born to Jeffrey and Kari Hanson of Pillager, a bab More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on April 3, 2012. More...

NOTICE LEADER COMMUNITY HALL TOWNSHIP MEETING

The Townships of Byron, Poplar, Moose Lake and Meadow Brook will hold a Leader Community Hall business meeting, May 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  Robert McKimmy, Treasurer 16-17pnc   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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

Todd County redistricting process argued . . .

A redistricting map of Todd County’s five county commissioner districts became controversial at the commissioners meeting on April 17.  More...

. . . and redistricting struggle settled

On a four to one vote, at a special meeting on April 20, the Todd County Board of Commissioners adopted a redistricting plan. The new map will have Commissioner District 2, in northwestern Todd County, adding two townships on its southern end. More...

Pine Grove project is about baseball history

“Now it looks like a baseball diamond again,” Al  Kolling, President of the  Staples Amateur Baseball Association, said about the new fence surrounding the  Pine Grove Park baseball field.  More...

 

News

Arbor Day celebration

Tree planting will be part of the Staples Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 27, sponsored by the Staples Parks and Recreation department.  The opening ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. More...

One arrested for lottery ticket theft

On April 16 at 8: 45 p. m., Staples Police recieved a call from BNSF stating that they were having an emergency and that they would be blocking the 6th and 7th Street railroad crossing for up to half an hour. More...

North/South Corridor and Overpass construction update

Although the groundbreaking ceremony for the North/South Corridor and Overpass Project in Staples was held April 20, work had actually begun earlier.  More...

Opinion

National calamity or caring economy

Failure to invest in the young threatens our future

We’re being told that fiscal responsibility requires big cuts in education, nutrition and health care for millions of children. More...

Extending the vision: Reaching every victim

The vision that launched the victims’ rights movement emerged more than 30 years ago. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8: 30 a. m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 27   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  April 29   More...

Crow Wing Calendar

May 1   AL- ANON MTG, Tues. , noon, Motley United Methodist Church (across from Countryside Restaurant). For persons struggling with a friend’s or family member’s drinking/ substance abuse problem. Newcomers welcome. More...

Obituaries

Life Currents Policy

The Staples World publishes wedding and engagement notices as a courtesy. Submissions are edited and published for one week at no charge. A one column photograph may be included. The deadline for copy is 5 p.m. Monday. More...

Girls golf team competes in the rain

Emily Israelson and Cierra Waverek played well despite wet conditions at The Legacy on April 21. More...

Sports

Safe at the plate

Nikki Edin slides in ahead of the scored from third on a ground ball. (Staples throw to score the first run in the Cardinals’ World photo by Mark Anderson) 3-2 loss to Pequot Lakes. Edin More...

Softball team meets tough competition

The Staples Motley softball team overcame a rough game in the first game of a doubleheader against Pequot Lakes on April 17 but challenged them in the second game only to lose 3-2.  On April 23, the Cardinals survived a wild first inning against More...

Boys golf team starts out near the top

Nick Forsberg led the Staples Motley boys golf team to two upper level finishes in two important meets this past week.  Forsberg fired a 74 at the 32-team Pequot Lakes Invitational on April 19, with Michael Strain and Andrew Israelson right behi More...