April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Three SMHS speakers advance to state competition

Eleven speakers of the Staples Motley Speech Team competed at the Section 6A speech tournament at Underwood held April 13. After three preliminary rounds, six students advanced to the final round. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Over 400 attend 29th annual Pillager Fiddler’s Contest

Eighteen fiddlers from Minnesota and North Dakota competed for cash prizes at the 29th annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager April 13. More...

Motley says Blue Water Tech., WSN engineers, turn deaf ear to cracked filter problems

At their regular meeting April 9, the Motley City Council learned that two of the three primary filters at the wastewater treatment facility have cracked. More...

Avis Lee is Pillager’s ‘2013 Citizen of the Year’

A help to those in need, a fabulous baker of cookies; and a devoted church member were just a few of the reasons given for naming Avis Lee the 2013 ‘Pillager Citizen of the Year.’ The announcement was made at the onset of the Fiddler&rsqu More...

Current Happenings

Prom committee at work

Junior class directors have been meeting weekly to work on prom plans and build the set. The Staples Motley prom will be Saturday, April 27 at the high school gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Staples Library programs

FILE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER CLASS – APRIL 25  More...

Educational Opportunities

‘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. For more information on this free event, call 218-296-2139.  More...

Obituaries

Viola Breitling

Viola V. Breitling, 86, of Verndale, died April 7, 2013 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples,.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Nate Loer officiating. More...

Anthony Langer

Anthony “ Tony” J. Langer, 86, of Stuart, Fla.; died March 30, 2013 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were with the Martin Funeral Home & Crematory/Stuart Chapel of Stuart.  More...

Joan Weston

Joan S. Weston, 83, of Pequot Lakes, died April 7, 2013 at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.  Funeral services were held April 12 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes. More...

Sports

MSHSL stresses participation after weather delays

The following is from a memo sent to schools by Minnesota State High School League Executive Director Dave Stead   More...

White on UW-RF track team

Shane White of Pillager is one of 51 student-athletes on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2013 men’s track & field roster, competing in sprints and hurdles.  For more information on all Falcon teams, visit www.uwrfsports.com. More...

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Big changes proposed for Community Center

A task force analyzing the Staples Community Center recommends a new name, a different management structure, new financial structures, new programming and a remodeling plan.  A summary of the results was given to the Staples City Council at thei More...

Proposed nuisance ordinance plans for all possiblities

The Staples City Council had a few questions about the proposed public nuisance ordinance, most of it around the definitions of public nuisances.  More...

Former city hall lots sold

At their April 9 meeting, the Staples City Council approved a purchase agreement with Robert Lee for the sale of the lots created after the former government center was town down on Iowa Ave. and 6th St. More...

Hello, Readers,

Earth Day is observed on April 22 and was started in the United  States in 1970 by Senator  More...

 

News

Dollars for Scholars process now all online

There will be a change in the way scholarships are awarded at the May 22 Dollars for Scholars Awards Night at Staples Motley High School. More...

Teams work together for robotics competition

Darian Koczur and Alicia Goltz went to a robotics competition and came back with a lesson in humanity.  “I learned that a lot of people are not out for themselves,” Koczur said about the competition. “Everybody shares stuff. More...

Winter storm in April doesn’t deter some

Over 200 attend Todd-Wadena annual meeting

As the work day began on April 11, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperat ive ( TWEC) employees and directors nervously watched out their windows and local radar– before determining that the storm would likely blow through well before the annual meeting More...

Opinion

Sheriffs weigh in on gun control

This opinion from the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association was forwarded by Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr and was also included in Todd County Sheriff Pete Mikkelson’s April newsletter.   More...

What do we get for our tax dollars?

April 15 was Tax Day. As we raced to get our taxes filed, we should have considered what we actually get for our tax dollars. In Minnesota, we are putting together our state budget for 2014 which we intend to reflect our values as a state.  More...

Summer time shouldn’t be hungry time

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services   In the midst of winter/ spring, it can be easy to forget those long, hot days of June, July and August. 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...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

April 18   THE WADENA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MTG Thurs., April 18, Bullseye Bar & Grill, Verndale. Dutch treat, 5:30 p.m., mtg., 7 p.m., speaker John Crandall, 8 p.m.  April 19   More...

Life Currents

Senior birthday celebrations

Twenty-six members of the Staples Senior Citizens gathered in winter-like weather on April 9 at the Staples Senior Citizens Room. More...

National Math League placers

Twenty-three fourth and fifth grade students at Staples Elementary School were members of this year’s Math League. On April 8, they all competed in the National Math League Contest. More...

Local students attend technology session

Students from Staples Motley High School were among the 2,300 students from 21 area school districts to attend the 2013 Bridges Career Exploration Day, March 8 at Central Lakes College, Brainerd. 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 POPLAR TOWNSHIP ROAD REVIEW

Poplar Township will view roads on April 27, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m. and meeting at the Leader Hall.  Hope Johnson, Clerk  15pnc   More...

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...