June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Odden used life experiences to teach

Looking back on her teaching career, Sandy Odden credits the life changing experience of being totally immerssed in a culture very unlike her own as a catalyst for bringing unique perspectives to her classes in Staples.  Odden is retiring after More...

Rail gathering

Ten former employees of the Northern Pacific Railroad gathered on June 5 to talk about Staples railroad history with John Berg, a St. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Jerry Blasky, no longer an orphan boy

Jerry Blasky probably never sent out a Father’s Day or Mother’s Day card to anyone.  He was an orphan...a fact he told a few of us who shared a Lenten supper with him this past March at the Motley United Methodist Church.  More...

The Motley Fair runs June 20 - 23

Stop by for food, music, demo derby, midway and more

The Morrison County Fair in Motley opens Thursday, June 20 and runs through Sunday, June 23.  There’s something for everyone at this family friendly event, including music, food, contests, animal shows, demo derby and a midway.  The L More...

Cushing girl state pageant finalist

Emmie Siewert of Cushing recently participated at the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant as a state finalist.  Eleven-year-old Emmie is the daughter of Carrin DeLong and an honor student at Pillager School. More...

Current Happenings

June 30 is deadline for Community Awards

The deadline is fast approaching for nominations to be accepted for the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation’s Community Awards.  The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) seeks to honor those who have contributed to the com More...

Cleaning up

The next date set for a Parks and Boulevards Cleanup is Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m.-noon in Motley. Volunteers will start in the city park and then go to the boulevards. More...

Library programs offered

Alzheimer’s Disease Author Presentation – June 19  More...

Life Currents

School Patrol appreciation

Members of the Staples American  Legion Auxiliary Unit 70, President Arlene Grover, Children & Youth Chairman  Bernie St. Pierre and member Carol  Olsen visited the Staples Elementary  More...

Graduate

Tristan Jenkins, son of Kevin and Sue Jenkins, graduated from the Dallas Learning Center, Dallas, Tex., on May 25. The graduation ceremony took place at Southern Methodist University. More...

Paul Koehler to be ordained June 16

Vicar Paul E. Koehler of Baxter, former Lutheran school teacher and principal, will be ordained and installed as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Motley, on Sunday, June 16, at 4 p.m.  More...

Sports

Huber wins state title

Brian Huber won the state long jump title and placed fifth in the 200 meter dash at the Minnesota State Track & Field meet, held June 7-8 at Hamline University in St. Paul.  More...

Beachy wins 100 hurdles, second in 300

Klefsaas places in pole vault

Jaelin Beachy is the state 100 meter hurdles champion for the second year in a row and she also finished second in the 300 meter hurdles, also for the second year in a row. More...

Cardinal golfers on top after first day at state

The Staples Motley boys golf team led the Class AA State Golf Meet by five strokes after the first day of golf on June 11. The second round was played June 12, after this newspaper went to press.  More...

Meth investigation leads to six arrests

Staples Police arrested six people on June 5 after an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in the Staples area.  More...

Healthcare changes affect LHS budget

Healthcare reform, insurance billing changes and the federal sequestration are among the factors that have combined to make a major financial impact on Lakewood Health System in Staples.  More...

Hello, Readers,

On June 14, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, Wisc., placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance. More...

Connections High School to be part of ISD2170

Connections High School (CHS) will open this fall, but not as an independent charter school on the Staples campus of Central Lakes College.  Instead, it will operate as a separate, site-governed school under the umbrella of the Staples Motley Sc More...

School staff will be missed

Retiring Staples Motley school staff were honored with awards and a program on May 31. More...

 

News

Ribbon cutting before grand opening

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the Stomping Grounds in Staples for new owner Carrie Beachy. More...

Wadena County to seek bids for courthouse

At their June 4 meeting, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted to advertise for bids on the courthouse roof and window replacement project.  This project has been under consideration since 2008. More...

USDA programs assist local homeowners

Minnesota’s long winter and recent spring rains can really take a toll on homes, especially older ones with aging roofs, siding or windows. More...

Opinion

50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act noted

At our recent state convention, several members of the American Association of University Women of Minnesota had a discussion about Lilly Ledbetter’s book, Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond. More...

Tax/spend budget plan wrong for Minnesotans

The 2013 legislative session adjourned May 20. It is always an honor to serve you in the Minnesota Senate. Working across the aisle to set a responsible state budget was my focus this year. More...

Staples Motley Schools

Vocational and accelerated science track to be offered

We just finished the current school year and we are already planning for exciting educational opportunities in the field of science for 2013-2014. 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. Meals served with bread, and milk. June 17 - June 21 More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

June 14   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  June 18   More...

Obituaries

Lila Wickham

Lila E. Wickham, 83, of Staples died on June 10, 2013 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. Joseph Korf officiating. More...

Wilmar Henrickson

Wilmar “Bill” Henrickson, Staples, died June 5, 2013, at Lakewood Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services wereheld June 11 at at the Staples United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Bateson officiating.  Burial was at Fort Snell More...

Dorothy White

Dorothy Katherine White, 100, of Randall, died May 22, 2013, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls.  Funeral services were held at the Randall Presbyterian Church on May 25. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

SECTION 00 1113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

STAPLES HRA 2013 IMPROVEMENTS

Contractor’s sealed proposals for the Staples HRA 2013 Improvements project will be received by Owner in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by:  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...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: May 9, 2013   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.  YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT default has occurred in the conditions of the following More...