March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Charter school debated; drug use report heard at school board meeting

The effects of choices made by high school students came up in two very different contexts at the  Staples Motley School  Board meeting Mar. More...

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The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern  Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern  Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. In  More...

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Staples Community Center

Friday, March 22:  Fitness Center: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Lap Swim: 7-8 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 6-7 p.m.; Aquacise: 9-10 a.m., 6-7 p.m.; Open Swim: 4-4:50 p.m., 5-5:50 p.m., 7-7:50 p.m.  Saturday, March 23:  More...

Pillager’s ‘Spring Fling’ features music, carnival, auction and more

Fundraiser for Pillager Education Foundation, April 6

Magic shows, a carnival, BBQ cookout; and presentations by WalleyeDan and golf coach Chris Foley are just a few of the activities scheduled for the upcoming ‘Spring Fling’ in Pillager.  More...

Middle school holds ‘Penny Wars’ and ‘Dance-off’ competition

The recent ‘Activity Day’ at Motley Staples Middle School included coloring the hair of eight teachers (part of a ‘Penny Wars’ fundraiser) and a ‘Dance-Off’ competition between students and faculty.  More...

Letters

Small Town “Helpful”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Staples for their caring kindness and helpfulness. More...

Feedback welcomed

I want to invite constituents of District 09B to offer their opinions and feedback about the issues being debated at the Capitol. My 2013 legislative survey is now posted on my legislative website. More...

Current Happenings

‘Among Friends,’ Jesus’ last supper reenactment, at Motley UMC

For the seventh consecutive year, the Motley United Methodist Church will present “Among Friends,” a dramatic reenactment of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples before his trial and crucifixion.  The drama will be performed a More...

Lyme disease expert to speak in Staples March 25

Lyme disease researcher and microbiologist Thomas Grier will discuss ‘Lyme on the Brain’ Monday, March 25, 6 p.m., at National Joint Powers Alliance in Staples. More...

Lakewood Foundation’s ‘Annual Dinner Auction’ April 19

The Lakewood Health System Foundation will hold its 20th Annual Foundation Dinner Auction Friday, April 19, at the LHS main campus east of Staples.  More...

Obituaries

Judith Johnson

Judith M. Johnson, 77, of Pillager died March 16, 2013, at her home.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager with Pastor Hector Merced officiating. More...

Russell Dahl

Russell Jerome Dahl, 82 of Staples, died March 16, 2013 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  More...

Gera ld Schloemer

Gerald “Jerry” Schloemer, 70, Baxter died March 16, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Brainerd.  Funeral services were held March 19, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Fr. Tony Wroblewski officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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...

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   More...

NOTICE CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR GYM FLOOR

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals for Gym Floor at the Brainerd Campus. More...

Enrollment starting for new CLC courses

A new lineup of courses is nearly complete for Central Lakes College in Staples next year, which will include two completely new departments, plastics and rapid prototyping/ reverse engineering. More...

City council explores marketing options

The Staples City Council decided that a coordinated marketing campaign is needed in the city but they are not sure that the city government is the right place to start.  More...

United under the flag

Some of the 180 people who attended the Veterans Park fundraiser are pictured sitting under one of the flags that fly in the Staples Veterans Park that was hung at Town’s Edge Restaurant in Staples for the event. More...

 

News

Discussions sparked by variety of books

“Almost every book we read, some people like and some people don’t,” noted  Sandy Boily when the Staples Library book club met in February. More...

Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op annual meeting

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative annual membership meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. A membership dinner, prepared by the Wadena Lions, will precede the meeting beginning at 5:15. More...

Medical assistance available for people with disabilities

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities ( MA- EPD) allows working people with disabilities to qualify for Medical Assistance (MA) using higher income and asset limits. More...

Opinion

Women’s History, Sunshine Week

As we celebrate Women’s History month, we should pay homage to a resolute group of women who deserve recognition during Sunshine Week, another March event. More...

Early childhood education pays off

As an educator, it is gratifying to have our top politicians recognizing the importance of early childhood education.  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...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

March 22   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  March 25   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Life Currents

WW seeks new members

The Wadena Whirlaways is a square dance club that meets on the second and fourth Thursdays, September - May; and the fourth Thursday, June - August, at the VFW Club in Wadena. More...

Speech team third at Henning tournament

The Staples Motley Speech team traveled to Henning on March 16 and came home with a third place trophy. More...

Waiting for a Mentor

Kinship volunteers can mentor a child as an individual, as a couple or as a family.  Meet Lila, a second grader from Staples. She is seven-years-old and hopes to find someone who enjoys trips to the park, baking and pizza like she does. More...

Sports

Cardinal wrestling mat used at state

A brand new wrestling mat, paid for by the Staples Motley wrestling boosters, debuted at the state tournament before coming to Staples to be used for next year. More...

Softball season approaching

Adult summer softball is just around the corner. Teams are being organized. Leagues are gearing up. That includes the Staples Softball Association. Anyone interested in having a team play in Staples this year needs to let the league know now. More...

Trap shooting approved as a competitive sport at Staples Motley

On March 18, the Staples Motley school board approved trap shooting for boys and girls as a competitive high school sport under Minnesota State High School League. Principal Ryan Luft said this is the fastest growing high school sport in the state. More...