December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Thirteen members inducted into NHS

Eight seniors and five juniors were inducted into the Staples Motley National Honor Society during a ceremony on Dec. 12 at the Staples Motley Hogh School gym. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

New Pillager pastor offers Spanish Christmas Eve service

If you stop by the First Lutheran Church in Pillager Dec. 24, you may hear parishioners shouting either “ Merry Christmas!” or “¡Feliz Navidad!” depending on when you arrive. More...

City of Motley’s 2013 levy increases by .02 percent

At their regular meeting Dec. 11, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2013 ($326,160.00), just a slight increase from last year ($325,460.00). They also adopted the final budget for 2013 as presented.  More...

Holiday Festival in Pillager

Pillager held its annual ‘Holiday Fest’ Dec. 8, at the Pillager Community Center. Pictured above, playing Bingo, are Tony, Quintin, Joanie and Malayney Laveau of Pillager. More...

Current Happenings

Madhatters auditions

Madhatters Community  Theatre in Wadena will hold auditions on Jan. 4 and 5 for the upcoming dinner theatre performance of “Do Not Disturb” by Billy Van Zant and Jane Filmore.  More...

Singing for Christmas

Audience members join the Staples Motley Chamber Orchestra and combined choirs in singing Handel’s Hallelujah at the Dec. 13 Christmas concert. Another performance of the concert will be Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. More...

AARP driver safety classes

The following AARPsponsored ‘55 Alive’ driver safety classes, taught by Russ Holland, will be offered at the following times: o Jan. 12, Thurs., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Scandia Valley Town Hall in Cushing. Starter class. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

December 21   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  December 24   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Sellnow

Ronald Sellnow, 70, of St. Louis Park, died Oct. 24, 2012 at home from Lymphoma.  A Celebration of Life was held at the Lindbergh Center at Hopkins High School, Nov. 3.  More...

Sports

Inside the Outdoors

Winter brings new shades of color

This week brings the official beginning of Winter, the shortest day of the year. And, though there is optimism built into the fact that each day after Dec. More...

Down to the wire

Alex Jansson puts up a free throw late in the game against Wadena-Deer Creek, while the crowd waits in anticipation.   (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Cardinals improve on lapses, win two

The Staples Motley boys basketball team struggled in stretches against nearby rivals Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Wadena-Deer Creek. They overcame LPGE 73-69, but a late rally against W-DC came up one point short. More...

Area churches offer Christmas services

Special Christmas church services submitted to the Staples World are listed below.  Seventh-day Adventist Church, Staples  Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. - Share songs, stories and poems of Christmas.  Staples Assembly of God  Dec. More...

Up close in the nativity

Eli Aslakson gets a close up view of the donkey at the live nativity at Faith Lutheran Church on Dec. 16. More...

 

News

Council approves 4.82 percent levy increase

The Staples City Council approved a 4.82 percent levy increase as part of their 2013 budget. More...

Discussing agriculture issues

Over 100 people attended the 25th annual Farm Forum, “Navigating Ag Economics in 2013,” held recently at Central Lakes College in Staples. More...

Gingerbread boy and girl found

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Gini Schwichtenberg Olson’s class made and decorated a gingerbread boy and - for the first time - a gingerbread girl. The students followed clues as to where to find the little runaways. More...

Opinion

How to live in this world

It is all over the news: Over two dozen killed, mostly kids, in a Connecticut elementary school shooting.  There are so many unanswered questions, and I imagine this will remain long after today, but the fact of the matter is that there is no ma More...

Here’s something we each can do

It’s so easy to say, “My heart/prayers goes out.”  How about this. Here’s the address for Sandy Hook Elementary School, 12 Dickenson Drive, Sandy Hook, CT 06482.  More...

College campus visit valuable

Remember how on each step of your educational journey the school usually got bigger, there were more kids around you didn’t know and the expect ations i.e. homework got harder? More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $3.85. 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...

Life Currents

Christmas program in Pillager

Pillager Elementary students presented their Christmas program, “Let There Be Peace on Earth” Dec. 14. The program featured holiday music and readings from around the world. More...

Packages for the troops

Second and third graders at Sacred Heart Area School in Staples collected goods for Christmas care packages which were sent to American troops stationed abroad. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kimberly Evans and Troy Tienter of Brainerd, a baby girl, Aurora Jean weighing five pounds, 15 ounces on Dec. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Motley Hardware 2. Principal Place of Business: 117 Hwy 10 South Motley, MN 56466 3. More...

City of Staples, Minnesota NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Staples Wastewater Treatment Facility Plan

Staples City Hall Council Chambers 122 6th Street NE Staples, MN 56479 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 p.m.   More...