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‘It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas...’

Leader Lions busy making wreaths

The smell of balsam fills the workshop at Walt and Lucille Sowers’ farm north of Leader, where Leader Lions Club members have gathered to make Christmas wreaths. More...

Manning the cafe

The Up North Cafe in downtown Pillager, formerly known as the Northwoods Cafe, officially opened Sept. 28. Pictured above, from left, are waitress Deb Skeesick of Motley; and Dee Helland, who owns the Up North Cafe along with her husband, Greg. More...

Motley Fire Dept. busy on Thanksgiving

The Motley Fire Department responded to a fire and two different vehicle accidents on Thanksgiving.  Their first call, to provide mutual aid to the Scandia Valley Fire Dept., came at around 1:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Food shelf guardian angels

When funds start getting dangerously low, our Guardian Angel sprinkles her magic dust over our area.  The youth of our area have stepped in, starting with the Boy Scout Food Drive, the church youth groups with their Trick or Treating for the foo More...

Current Happenings

Community Christmas concert, December 8

Four choral groups - The Colla Voce Girl’s Choir, the Central Minnesota Boys Choir, the Staples Area Women’s Chorus and the Staples Area Men’s Chorus will combine to present a Community Christmas Concert Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Singing for Christmas

The combined choirs of the Colla Voce, front, The Central Minnesota Boys Choir and the Staples Area Women’s and Men’s Chorus finished last year’s Community Christmas Concert with ‘Away in a Manger.’ (Staples World archi More...

Lions offer free community meal

A Community Christmas Appreciation Dinner will be offered at no charge at the Staples Motley High School cafeteria Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Staples Host Lions is sponsoring and serving the meal. More...

Life Currents

Freshmen visit St. Cloud State University

Eighty-eight students in the ninth grade Cardinal Focus Program at Staples Motley High School and their Cardinal Focus advisors visited St. Cloud State University Nov. More...

Head Start field trip to local store

Students in the Staples TCC Head Start classes recently enjoyed a field trip to Jon’s Family Foods, Staples. Students, teachers and volunteers visited various areas of the store.  Above: The morning group standing on the loading dock. More...

Care Center

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS INCLUDE:  Leland Reichelt, Dec. 3; Ruth Baron, Dec .7; Hazel Fleisher, Dec. 8; William Shippee, Dec. 15; Lois Korfe, Dec. 15; Ray Erickson Dec. 29 and Lila Card, Dec. More...

Sports

Boys basketball team looks to surprise

Coming off two losing seasons, the Staples Motley boys basketball team is looking to change things around this year.  “We’re not expected to do a lot this year so we have to prove that we can,” said tri-captain Seth Auger. More...

New faces bolster wrestling program

The Staples Motley wrestling team enters the season with a small number of wrestlers who have varsity experience, but a sudden influx of wrestlers trying the sport for the first time could make it an interesting season.  More...

Deer harvest numbers released by DNR

Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far during the 2012 early firearm season, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The late 3B season in southeastern Minnesota closed, Nov. More...

School district gets ‘clean’ audit opinion

Financial matters took center stage at the Staples Motley School Board meeting Nov. More...

Dressing up for a good cause

A food shelf challenge at Staples Motley High School garnered 1,600 lbs. of food for the area food shelf. More...

 

News

Eggs thrown on cars in Staples on Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, around 2:15 a.m., Staples Police observed numerous vehicles that had been struck by eggs on 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Street NE. Eggs were also thrown on the south side of the city as well. More...

Training with turkeys

Nick Niemi and Hilary Eblen hold a P90turkX sign with exercising turkeys and Kim Kronenberg carries a “Run, Turkey, Run” sign as they lead their classmates in the mile walk around the Motley football field. More...

Runs with turkeys

From left, Emma Colsen, Tiffany Vorbeck and Alyssa Vanderhoof carry a sign that says “7th grade running with the turkeys ... 1 mile at a time,” during the Turkey Trot event at the Motley school on Nov. 20. More...

Opinion

Ernie Pyle . . . war correspondent

EDITOR’S NOTE: Even though Veteran’s Day is past we wanted to share this story with you. More...

Creating a middle school of choice

This school year, a priority of our middle school staff has been to provide opportunities for our students to help create a school culture that meets the diverse needs of our students.  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 30   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  December 3   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Charles Judd

Charles Matthew Judd, 81, of Cushing, died Nov. 19, 2012 at his home.  Services were held Nov. 24 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Randall.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.  More...

Dale Self

Dale “Rusty” Self, 57, of  Pillager, passed away on  November 24, 2012, at his residence.  Memorial services will be held on Monday, Dec. More...

Maybelle Cory

Maybelle Marie Cory, 85, of Leader, died Nov. 22, 2012, at her home.  Services were held Nov. 26 at the Kingdom Hall in Jenkins. Burial will be in the Poplar Cemetery.  Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBTAND IDENTITY OF THEORIGINAL CREDITORWITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOTAFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP MEETING CHANGE

The Staples Township has permanently changed their monthly meetings from the first Thursday of the month to the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., starting with the December 10, 2012 meeting. More...

NOTICE TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MEETING

The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. and the Todd- Wadena Community Corrections Advisory Board and Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Joint Powers Board will meet at 2:30 p.m. More...