November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local candidates win with geographic strengths

The final numbers of the Staples Motley school board came in after last week’s Staples World was printed. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Folding the American flag

At the recent Veterans Day program at Pillager School, a flag folding ceremony was led by PHS students, all of whom are planning to join the military. Tom Rhett, Commander of the Pillager American Legion Post 100, led the ceremony.   More...

Reciting the pledge

Elementary students at Pillager School helped recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the school’s recent Veterans Day program. More...

Motley council approves street/utility assessment

The Motley City Council approved the special assessments for the 2012 street and utility improvements at a special meeting following a public hearing  Nov. More...

Letters

Veterans Day celebration

To the community of Staples: you can be thankful to live in such a great city.  More...

A friend

We have all lost a great friend this past week. “Doc” Simonson was one of those guys who no one ever spoke badly of. He had a successful medical career and was revered for his bedside manner and dedication to his patients.  More...

Current Happenings

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Come to Ye Olde Madrigal

As has been the tradition since 1975, the Staples Motley High School Choirs will present “Ye Olde Madrigal Dinners” on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m.  More...

Farmers Market seeks input

Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. - noon will be the Market at the Stomping Grounds on 4th St. NE in Staples. A good mix of baked goods and veggies is expected.  The market will be selling items at the Sacred Heart Area School Festival Dec. 1. More...

Educational Opportunities

November 19   ‘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

Lorn Apel

Lorn Henry Apel, Sr., 78, of Wadena, died Nov. 9, 2012 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  Funeral services were held Nov. More...

Phyllis Erickson

Phyllis M. Erickson, 83, of Gardnerville, Nev., formerly of Staples, died Nov. 6, 2012.  Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville. More...

Joyce Johnson

Joyce M. Johnson, 80, of Breckenridge and formerly of Staples, died Nov. 11, 2012 at Pioneer Senior Cottages in Breckenridge.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No.: 77-FA-12-1088 Case Type: Adoption _______________  In the Matter of the Petition of: Crystal Bernadette Rasmussen, Petitioner/Parent and Evan Scott Rasmussen, Petitioner/Stepparen More...

Public Notices

NOTICE STAPLES MOTLEY ISD 2170  FOR SALE BY SEALED BID   More...

Oh, say can you see?

Staples Elementary students stare in awe as the giant flag is raised at the Staples Veterans Park during the Veterans Day program on Nov. More...

Todd County Commissioners approve hog facility permit 3-2

At a Nov. More...

Hello, Readers,

Abraham Lincoln was the second speaker on  November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’  National Cemetery at  Gettysburg. Lincoln was preceded on the podium by the famed orator Edward  More...

 

News

Underage drinkers busted at Staples party

On Nov. 11, at 12: 45 a.m., Staples Police were called to a disturbance on the 1500 block of 8th St. NE. Upon arrival, police found an underage party at 701 Ski Hill Dr NE. Three juvenile females were charged with underage consumption.  More...

Crossing no more

The seventh street railroad crossing was closed to traffic soon after the new overpass opened in Staples. The last crossing platforms were removed shortly after that. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Constitution remains unchanged

The Staples Motley area voted in strong numbers to approve the two state ballot initiatives, the marriage amendment and the voter ID amendment. But Minnesota as a whole rejected those amendments and the state constitution will not be changed.  More...

Opinion

Every child deserves a family

Over the past year, I have spoken with many youth who are in – or just left – our foster care system. Their stories veer from inspirational to heartbreaking. More...

A special look at Cardinal pride

I have the distinct privilege of being in our schools on a daily basis and with that, the joy of taking in the happenings surrounding me, whether it’s in our classrooms or at our contests. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $3.50. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations.  Menus are subject to change.  Staples 894-2556   Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

November 16   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  November 18   More...

Life Currents

Top Accelerated Readers

The top students in the Accelerated Reading (AR) program at Staples Motley High School were recently named for first quarter. Front row, left to right: Breeze Bestland, Megan Han, Anna Koopmann, Kelli Klein. More...

TCHC has new pain medicine specialist

Tri- County Health Care of Wadena welcomes Thomas Kow- alkowski, M.D., Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine specialist.  Dr. Kowalkowski, FIPP, began his practice at Tri-County Health Care Oct. 24.  More...

Operation Christmas Child is underway

The annual chance for giving to needy children around the world is taking place in Staples churches again this year.  Operation Christmas Child is where shoeboxes filled with gifts for children around the world. More...

Sports

The deer of a lifetime

Beach-Bittner bags 28 point buck

With one shot, Dylan Beach-Bittner took down a 28 point buck and started a legend that quickly spread around the local hunting community, then to the rest of the state and eventually around the world.  More...

Sw immers impress at section meet

Beachy headed to state after setting section record

The small contingent of Staples Motley swimmers made a big splash at the section meet on Nov. 10. More...

Wick makes all-conference football team

Jordan Wick was the lone Staples Motley Cardinal named to the Heart O’Lakes Conference All- Conference team. More...