July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council looks at raising firefighter benefits

The Staples City Council is considering raising the pay of the Staples Fire Department.  More...

Music soothes the savage heat

After a hot day, Staples residents the crowd with a variety of folk music, including cooled off at Northern Pacific Park to several original historical songs. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

‘Motley Crew of ‘62’ reunion

The Motley High School Class of 1962 held their 50th class reunion July 7, at the Pine Ridge Golf Course in Motley. More...

Growler’s Day in Leader set for Saturday, July 28

Parade, pig races, music, kiddie events and more

The Annual Growler’s Gathering in Leader is set for Saturday, July 28; an allday event that offers something for everyone.  Starting at 11 a.m., the food booth will be open for business and the first round of horseshoe will begin. More...

City of Motley offices filings

Filings for Motley City offices opens Tuesday, July 31; and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.  Terms open for filing include: o One (1) - two (2) year term for mayor o Two (2) - four (4) year terms for council.   More...

Current Happenings

‘A Walk in the Woods’

During the height of the Cold War the Americans and Soviets meet in Geneva, Switzerland, for talks about nuclear disarmament. More...

Folk / A mericana musician

Dennis Warner will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m. The series is made possible with a gift from the Staples Host Lions Club. (Submitted Photo) More...

Warner to perform at Staples Music in the Park

Dennis Warner will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series on Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m.  More...

Life Currents

Camp Ripley Military Retiree Appreciation Day

A Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Camp Ripley, Little Falls. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are invited to attend. The event will begin at 8 a.m. More...

Girl Scouts day camp

Local Girl Scouts (ages K-12) attended the “2012 Girl Scouts Through the Years Day Camp” June 25-27, at Pine Grove Park in Staples. More...

Programs at Staples Library

The following programs are scheduled for the Staples Public Library.  Storytime with Pam July 24  More...

Sports

One for the money

The Staples Motley Legion baseball team has to win one game to advance to the district tournament. The game will be a rematch against Bertha- Hewitt- Verndale on Thursday, July 19 at 4 p.m. at Wadena.  More...

SM wrestlers attend camp

Some of the Staples Motley wrestlers advantage of attending a technique attended a four day summer technique camp with premier college and Olympic camp in June held at St. More...

Landing on third

Blake Petrich slides in under the to the plate in the win over Park Rapids tag for a triple in the Staples Motley legion that gave Staples Motley a first round team’s win over Park Rapids on Ju More...

Senior driving program recognized

Larry Nadeau, Director of the Minnesota said “seniors are still very much at risk,” Highway Traffic Safety Center and driving programs can help them stay in St. More...

School board debates positions on leaves

Should a school district employee be allowed a leave of absence to take a different job? On what criteria is that decision made?  Those were the questions facing the Staples Motley School Board at their meeting July 16.  More...

Filing opens for Staples Motley School Board

Staples Motley School District residents who wish to run for election to a seat on the school board can file their affidavits of candidacy from July 31 through Aug. 14 at the district office at 202 Pleasant Ave. More...

Wadena board hears humane society appeal

Caroline Hartman and Susan Stoddard of the Wadena County Humane Society (WCHS) appeared before the board at its July 10 meeting to ask the board for help. More...

 

News

Police Humvee arrives

This army surplus Humvee was obtained The Humvee was free, with only by the Staples Police Department the cost of fuel to drive it here. More...

SEaM Camp at CLC

The 12 mentors of the 2012 Central Lakes College Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at the Staples campus July 9-13 were, above, front from left, Janet Gontarek, Brett Gontarek, Chris Bosquez, Megan Pachan, Shawn Imgrund, Greg Scheler, and bac More...

Two assaults in Staples

Charges have been filed in two separate domestic assault cases in Staples.  Andrew Gordon Jackson is being sought by Staples Police in connection with a July 7 incident.  More...

Opinion

Attorney general warns of energy assistance scams

In tight economic times, some Minnesota families struggle with their utility bills. Some Minnesotans are now being targeted by scam telephone callers who claim that the federal government will help pay their utility bills. More...

Amendments would damage Minnesota’s brand

Most Minnesotans are proud to live in a tolerant, educated and broadly prosperous state that ends up on the leading edge of most everything, from business and technological innovation to arts and culture vibrancy, to civic health.  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

July 20   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  July 21   More...

Educational Opportunities

July 23   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Staples Elementary School Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. More...

Obituaries

Edward Koehler

Rev. Edward J. Koehler, 77, of rural Pequot Lakes, died July 12, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd.  Funeral services were held July 16 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Motley. More...

Susan Paul

Susan Marie Paul, 55, died July 11, 2012.  A memorial gathering was held July 14 at the  Brenny Funeral Home in  Staples.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral  Home in Staples.  Susan was born June 27, 1957 in Bert More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PRAIRIE LAKES MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY PUBLIC NOTICE on DRAFT MATERIALS SEPARATION PLAN AND INFORMATIONAL MEETING on PERHAM RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY EXPANSION

Notice Is Hereby Given, that Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA) proposes to fi- nalize a Draft Materials Separation Plan (MSP) in accordance with Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) More...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE BRAINERD AND STAPLES CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES

Central Lakes College is requesting proposal from qualified individuals or organizations to offer limited registered nurse health services to students at the Brainerd and Staples Campuses of Central Lakes College. More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: TIPR-12-695

In Re: Estate of MYRTLE HANSEN, Decedent.  NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT   More...