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News Year’s Eve fire destroys home

The day after a New Year’s Eve fire destroyed his family’s home in rural Staples, Vernon ( Vic) Scantling said he was “still numb.” “All that’s left are a few pots and pans,” Scantling went on, surveying the More...

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Pillager Food Shelf donation

The Pillager Lions recently donated $500 to the Pillager Food Shelf, money that came from the Lions annual spaghetti dinner. More...

Before burning brush piles, call the sheriff’s office

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel is asking all county residents to call his office prior to burning brush piles this winter (320-632-9233).  More...

Area residents share their thoughts about the new year

Since the world didn’t end on Dec. 21, 2012 as predicted, the Staples World had the opportunity once again to talk with area residents about risks they took last year and their expectations for 2013. More...

Current Happenings

Influenza season has started

Positive tests for influenza at Lakewood Health System’s laboratories in Staples have increased greatly in mid-December.  The health system wants to tell the public about ways you can help prevent the spread of influenza within the communi More...

Community Theatre sets annual meeting

The members and board of the Lamplighter Community Theatre will hold their annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. More...

DivorceCare group beginning Jan. 10

The Wadena Evangelical Church is starting a DivorceCare group Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 10.  More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

January 7   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. For info., 218-895-5750.  January 8   More...

Sports

Cardinals win Monticello tournament

The Staples Motley girls basketball team took on some bigger schools at the Monticello tournament and appeared to get better each game as they controlled the action to place first.  The Cardinals opened the tournament with a narrow win against B More...

Boys place second at Pillager tournament

The Staples Motley boys basketball team finished second in the first ever Pillager tournament, held Dec. More...

Inside the Outdoors

Things looking up on personal, national levels

One of the bittersweet moments for me each year is the passing of the last day of December. More...

Burkett of Todd County resigns

At the last county board meeting of 2012 held Dec. More...

No tax levy increase for Wadena County

At its final meeting of 2012, a special board meeting on Dec. 27, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a 2012 pay 2013 property tax levy with no increase over 2011 pay 2012.  More...

Area snowmobilers are happy that winter is back

The Todd Area Trail Association maintains 386 miles of trails each winter. Bernard Mumm, a member from Staples, said most of the trails are open now, a welcome sight after a winter of very little snow last year. More...

 

News

Manufacturing grant director hired by CLC

Marlene Mixa of Grand Rapids has accepted the temporary, full-time post of Director of Strategic Grant Initiatives effective Jan. More...

Thrivent gives to food shelf

Bob Mueller of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is pictured with Fran Mertens of the Staples Food Shelf, behind $800 worth of food donated by Thrivent. Mueller said Thrivent is a nonprofi t that sends money to local chapters. More...

Todd County board okays HHH renovations

At the last county board meeting of 2012, held Dec. 28, the Todd County Commissioners decided to move ahead with the building renovation of Annex I and Annex II, where the county’s Health and Human Services division is housed. More...

Opinion

A new year’s resolution for our homeless vets

As we gathered with family and friends this year to enjoy the holiday season and the New Year and give thanks for our many blessings, there’s been no better time to remember our men and women in uniform who have given our country the gift of fr More...

A healthy mouth is part of overall health

As we enter the new year with so many good intentions, I would like to invite everyone to add one more resolution to their list... More...

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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...

Obituaries

Mary Ann Olson Meyer

Mary Ann Olson Meyer, 82, of Verndale, died Dec. 26, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples. Funeral services were held Dec. 31, at the Swan Valley Lutheran Church. Burial was at the Swan Valley Cemetery. More...

A rdy the Funrue

Ardythe (Ardy) Maxine Funrue, 88, died Dec. 23, 2012 at the Mt. Angel Towers of Mt. Angel, Ore.  A Memorial service was held Dec. 29 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silverton, Ore. More...

Inez Betts

Inez Gladys Betts, 96, of Staples, died at Lakewood Health System Hospital, December 31, 2012.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

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