June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Iverson learns about China on musical tour

While preparing for a two week trip to China with the Concordia Band, Kirsti Iverson said she was informed of a few cultural differences.  “The people there are used to having numerous encores,” said Iverson, “so we had to prep More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Six Motley School staff members retiring

Sharing memories, post-retirement plans

A number of Staples Motley School District staff members will be retiring at the end of this school year, including six from Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle Schools.  More...

Motley area law enforcement reports

Thefts, phone scams and loud music were among the recent law enforcement reports from the Motley Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Another chapter closed

Best buddies Carly Smith (left) and Vera Robinson said their ‘goodbyes’ during the final week of classes at Motley Staples Middle School. More...

Current Happenings

Lamp Camp

Participants in the Lamplighter Community Theatre’s first Lamp Camp will offer a free public program showcasing the skills they’re learning during the week at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at Centennial Auditorium.  More...

Nomination deadline for SCF Awards is June 15

The deadline is fast approaching for nominations to be accepted for the Staples Community Foundation’s Distinguished Service Awards.  The Staples Community Foundation (SCF) seeks to honor those who have contributed to the community at a Co More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 12 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th St NE.  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

June 7   WADENA AREA COMMUNITY BAND - CONCERT IN THE PARK Thurs., June 7, 7 p.m., BN Park, downtown Wadena (Memorial Auditorium if inclement weather). Bring lawn chair, enjoy the music.  June 8, 9   More...

Crow Wing Calendar

June 11 - 15   SUMMER KIDS’ EVENT, ‘SKY - EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH  GOD’ Motley Free Methodist Church, June 11 - 15, 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Family/friends invited to join in each day at 7 p.m. For kids three yrs. More...

Obituaries

Emma Miller

Emma Miller, 88, of Leader, died May 29, 2012 at the Lakewood Health Care Center Staples.  Funeral services were held June 1 at the Motley Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Sports

Section competitors

Members of the Staples Motley track and field the Cardinals placed fourth and Courtney Lisson on team who competed at the Section 6A meet included, her way to a seventh place finish in the 800 meter More...

Cards sweep section golf

Strain, Israelson, Forsberg are medalists

With six of the top eight scores, the Staples Motley boys golf team won the Section 6AA golf tournament by 71 strokes to head to the state golf meet with momentum.  More...

Beachy, Huber qualify for state in three events each

The Staples Motley track and field teams sent nine female and nine male athletes to the 2012 Section meet at Moorhead University on June 2, and will now send two athletes on to the state meet, which starts Friday, June 8. More...

Becker files to run against Blessing again

Barbara Becker has filed to run against Mark Blessing in the Todd County Commisioner race for District 1. More...

Budget review process gets positive feedback

What items are included in the miscellaneous accounts?  The year-to-year comparisons were appreciated.  What are the reasons for dramatic changes in balances?  Are there formulas used in creating a budget, such as a certain percentage More...

Firefighting practice

Members of the Staples Fire Department learn Fire Chief Scott Braith said the training is part of a grant how to put out a burning propane tank during training at from the Minnesota Fire Training Boa More...

 

News

Tappe begins small town series with Little Falls

Love triangles, government corruption and social awareness are developed in the setting of a nearby city, Little Falls, in a new novel by Staples Author J.  Lynn Tappe. More...

greaterstaples.com

New city web site is up and running

A new online identity has been created for the city of Staples. It is expected that the new web site, greaterstaples.com, will become a hub for people who want to learn about Staples and the surrounding area.  More...

Hwy 10 accident

The Staples Police Department vehicle she was driving veered off the responded to a report of a one-vehicle road and side-swiped a light pole. More...

Opinion

Social media lessons learned the hard way

UPDATE: On June 6, after this story was printed, the disciplinary action was lifted and Coughlin is now expected to play in the state tournament on June 7. More...

PolyMet project will be model for others

In Minnesota’s Eighth District, we are pro-jobs and pro-mining. Fortunately for us, the two go hand in hand. In fact, according to a University of Minnesota- Duluth study, 2.5 ancillary jobs are produced for every mining job. 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. For evening meals, please call one day in advance.   More...

Life Currents

A sage reminder for health screening

Survivor thanks to Sage

Two years ago Gladys Judes of Eagle Bend received a card in the mail. She almost ignored it. More...

Engagement

Hasselberg, Kaiser

Glen and Rebecca Hasselberg of Staples announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Hasselberg, to Gregory Kaiser, son of Larry and Charlene Kaiser of Cambridge, Illinois.  A June 23, 2012, wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Millicent and Travus Faulkner of Verndale, a baby boy, Joseph Virgil weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces on May 25, 2012.  Born to Sara Gehrke and Douglas Batt of Pillager, More...

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