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Hoemberg chooses career that fits best

Rachael Hoemberg has loved the outdoors since she was able to walk. After researching careers, Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance (HEOM) stood out as a perfect fit.  More...

School budget deficit brings contract questions

The budget and its projected deficit were brought to the forefront in personnel contract discussions at the Staples Motley School Board meeting June 18.  Business Manager Marci Lord presented the 2012-13 budget for approval. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Get ready for ‘Motley/Staples Madness’

The American Wrestling Federation will be bringing a number of star show wrestlers to the Motley Fairgrounds Friday, June 29, one of the grandstand events scheduled during the Morrison County Fair in Motley. More...

Motley fair features wrestling, music, demo derby, midway carnival and more

Morrison County Fair in Motley runs June 28 - July 1

For the first time in Motley history, all- star wrestlers with the American Wrestling Federation (AWF) will be putting on an action-packed show at the Motley Fairgrounds Friday, June 29. More...

Hot fiddle

The Wayne Renn Band will perform at the Motley Fair Friday, June 29, from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m., under the shelter. (Submitted photo) More...

Current Happenings

Gospel music concert at Staples Church of Christ

Lowell Mason, known as ‘the world’s smallest gospel singer,’ will perform a concert at Church of Christ in  Staples Sunday, July 1, at 10:30 a.m.  Although he stands only  46 inches, when Lowell sings, “his boom More...

Grandma’s camping

Lorene Wegscheid, Perham, a 96-year-old mother of 14, had her own tent and air mattress at the annual Father’s Day camping weekend of the Wegscheid family at Dower Lake. More...

Okee Dokee Brothers perform at library

The Okee Dokee Brothers will perform in concert at the Staples Public Library on Thursday, June 28 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. The concert will be geared for ages three to 12 and fun for the whole family. More...

Life Currents

Edin, Meyer

Alison Edin, daughter of Cathy Edin of Staples and Mike and Bonny Edin of Angle Inlet; and Jeremy Meyer, son of Dale and Julie Meyer of Arlington, announce their engagement.  More...

Mattheis, Klingaman

Josie Mattheis and Eric Klingaman, currently of Minneapolis, announce their engagement.  Eric, a 1999 graduate of Staples Motley High School, is the son of Betty Klingaman and step-son of Charles Tornow, of Staples. More...

Rev. Mark Bateson to lead Staples UMC

Pastor’s first Sunday is June 24

The District Superintendent of the North Star District of the United Methodist Church, Minnesota Annual Conference, has announced that it is the intention of Bishop Sally Dyck to appoint the Reverend Mark Bateson as minister of the United Methodist C More...

Sports

Entire team contributes to third place finish at state

It was a true team effort as each member of the Staples Motley golf team contributed at least one excellent round to the team’s third place finish at the Class AA State Golf Tournament, held June 12-18 at Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan.  More...

Surviving the ‘mosquito symphony’

I always know when full-blown summer has arrived, when I find myself looking for my old bug-proof jacket. To repeat a timehonored turn-of-phrase, desperate times call for desperate measures. More...

Israelson fifth at state golf

Emily Israelson improved on last year’s ninth place finish at the state meet to place in the top five at the Class AA State Golf Tournament, June 12-18 at Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan.  More...

Return on investment: Mathiowetz- CLC partnership pays off for Staples

It was a mini reunion on June 12 when ten CLC graduates visited the school after working all day on the north-south corridor/ overpass project in  Staples.  All ten are products of the heavy equipment program; after being educated in Staple More...

Motorhead and her machines

Rachael Hoemberg grew up Even her spare time involves a mechanical around machinery, so she knows her hobby. More...

Crow Wing clean water could depend on recreation

Recreation will be the main driver in a cleaner Crow Wing River Watershed, according to a vision developed by 30 people who met at Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center in Staples on June 13.  More...

Disappearing tower

The Staples water tower was completely hidden last week as workers began the painting process. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

 

News

Thorson elected chair of Great River Energy

A Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative director Mike Thorson, was recently elected to the highest seat on the board of directors of the cooperative’s wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy.  More...

Return to Staples from the Arctic Circle

Former foreign exchange student the Arctic Circle, which claims the title Merja (Aspegren) Paksuniemi of Finland of the home of Father Christmas. Merja was back in Staples on June 15. More...

Finland Lions connection

Frank Leidenfrost of the Staples Host Lions and Jari Paksuniemi of the Rovaniemi, Finland Lions Club exchanged gifts on June 15. More...

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Public information and the Internet

The Internet is a great source for finding old friends, reading breaking news and shopping from home. Unfortunately, controlling the information that is on the Internet is nearly impossible. More...

On the Road to Rio -

How far have women really come?

In just a few days, thousands of delegates, heads of state, non-government activists and media will descend upon Rio de Janeiro to hash out our planet’s environmental future at the United Nation’s Rio+20 Earth Summit. 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...

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June 22   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  June 25   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Four generations

Four generations gathered recently. More...

Obituaries

Allen Rollins

Allen Rollins, 82, of Leader, died June 18, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m., at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Dorleen VanDorn

Dorleen Ruth VanDorn, 83 of Proctor, died Jan. 1, 2012, at the Lighthouse of Cloquet.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Leroy Backberg

Leroy “Roy” Chris Backberg, 88,of Oakdale died June 18, 2012 at Assisted  Living Home in Oakdale.  Funeral services will be held Friday, June 22 at  3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran  Church in Staples. More...

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