June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Keeping cool

With temperatures in the 80’s during the last day of the Motley Fair, kids enjoyed a ‘water fight’ near the animal shelter at the fairgrounds. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Good times had, awards received, at the Motley Fair

Another Motley Fair has come and gone, leaving behind an assortment of memories from one of the area’s largest summer events.  “We’ll start planning for the next fair about a week after this one’s done,” said Jason More...

Many memories made at the Motley Fair

Greg Frisk of Motley brought his in the near future. More...

Opinion

Federal investments in jeopardy for rural area

Take away USDA Rural Development dollars and you start taking away small town assets, such as nursing homes, hospital expansions, access to affordable housing, wastewater infrastructure and business development. More...

Staples Motley Schools

Preschool programs set long term goals

What’s the plan for Staples Motley preschool? Is the question being asked by many of our area families with preschoolers. More...

Encourage healthy eating, not more regulation

Recently a group of 18 mayors from major U.S. cities sent Congress a letter urging them not to cut funding in the Farm Bill for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program formerly known as food stamps. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

June 28   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  July 2   More...

Obituaries

Mary Lou Bjerga

Mary Lou Bjerga, 91 of Brainerd, died June 23, 2013 at Bethany Care Center, Brainerd.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. More...

Sports

Jerry Riewer Field is opened with dedication ceremony

A large crowd, including the Staples Motley Legion baseball team, gathered at the Staples Motley High School varsity baseball field June 20 to dedicate the field to Riewer.  After a short ceremony, the covering was lifted to reveal the new sign More...

Inside the Outdoors

Warmth, water mean Minnesotans face mosquito challenge

It was a telltale sign, apparent as soon as I pulled our car into the gravel parking area. Not another vehicle was to be seen, despite the sunshine and the warm-but-pleasant evening temperature.  More...

Lumberbats stage late inning rally for win

The Staples Lumberbats baseball team won against the Sebeka Stingers June 23 by a score of 7-4. More...

Dave Joerger named NBA head coach for Grizzlies

David Joerger, a 1992 Staples High School graduate, is now an NBA head coach, it has been reported. For the past six seasons, Joerger has been an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies. More...

Railroad Days are just eight weeks away

Support fireworks, buy a button, enter drawing

Time to perfect your chili recipe, practice your mini-golf and buy a Railroad Days button to support the fireworks. Staples Railroad Days are eight weeks away and a tentative schedule is in place for the Aug. 22-25 events.  More...

Hello, Readers,

After 59 years, the iconic  Route 66 entered the realm of history on this day in 1985, when the  American Association of State Highway and Transportation  More...

 

News

High speed chase stopped near Staples

On June 19, at 10:06 p.m., Staples Police were called to assist the Todd and Morrison County Sheriff’s Offices with a vehicle pursuit heading towards Staples. More...

Uprooted by wind

Pine Grove Park lost around 30 trees in a storm during the early morning hours of June 20. Several spruce trees, oak trees and the red and white pines that give the park its name were uprooted or sheard off by strong winds.  More...

Sexual assault rumors

Responding to rumors heard at the Staples World that sexual assaults have taken place in Staples, Police Chief Matt Gottschalk said “we are not aware of anything like that in town.”  More...

Current Happenings

Wind damage

The roof blew off a hay shed at the Robert and  More...

Prevented Planting is extended to July 15

Farmers must report prevented planting acreage to their local USDA-Farm  Service Agency (FSA) office by July 15. More...

SBDC advice from business lawyers

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and LegalCORPS are offering a free brief advice clinic that connects clients in the Brainerd area, via video conferencing, with business lawyers located in Minneapolis.  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

SMHS Class of 1993 reunion

The Staples Motley High School Class of 1993 held its 20-year reunion June 22, at the home of classmate Jim Tyrrell (and wife, Jackie) in rural Staples.  More...

Waiting for a Mentor

“Ellie” would love to introduce you to her favorite ice cream. Ellie also loves art, picnics and baking. She is the oldest sibling and helps a lot at home taking care of her siblings. More...

Preserving berries

We know summer has arrived when we bite into a juicy sweet strawberry or tasty ripe raspberry.  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

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...

STAPLES MOTLEY ISD 2170 STAPLES, MN 56479

REQUEST FOR BIDS for Bulk Fuel and Bakery Products

Sealed bids for the 2013- 14 school year for bulk fuel and bakery products will be accepted until 1:30 p.m. More...