July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Connections is a ‘school within a school’

The Connections High School Board met on July 2 to continue making plans for opening the new school this fall.  This was their first meeting after the Staples Motley School Board approved a proposal for Connections to use classrooms and shop spa More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Doug Wonders, rural Motley, bikes 100,000 miles

On June 14, Doug Wonders’ bike odometer hit the 10,000 mile mark... which means he’s biked a total of 100,000 miles since he started keeping track about 38 years ago. More...

Motley’s Two Rivers Music Fest, July 26 - 28 at the fairgrounds

The annual ‘Two Rivers Music Fest’ in Motley will be held July 26 - 28, at the Motley Fairgrounds...a free event that features a variety of musical acts, including area-favorites ‘Tami & the Bachelor.’ More...

Crow Wing Calendar

July 13   COMMUNITY BEACH DAY AT CAMP SHAMINEAU, Sat., July 13. Free and open to the public. The camp is located at 2345 Ridge Rd., Motley. For more info., 218-575-2240.  July 14-18   More...

Current Happenings

Author presentation at library July 18

Teens and adults are invited to a presentation by author Geneva Paulson at the Staples Public  More...

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Motley High School media center.  More...

Educational Opportunities

July 15   ‘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. More...

Life Currents

Student Achievements

REBECCA DEGEEST, Motley, has been honored with membership into the International Dean’s List Society for exemplary academic performance at the Minnesota State University, Moorhead. More...

Local singer/songwriter

Katie Ziegler, country singer from Staples, will perform at the Two Rivers Music Fest in Motley Saturday, July 27, 4 - 5 p.m. (Staples World file photo by Dawn Timbs) More...

Military

THOMAS MACK, son of Arlyn and Diane Mack of Browerville, graduated from Marine Basic Training on June 7. He was trained in San Diego, Calif. Thomas is a 2011 graduate of Staples Motley High School.   More...

Sports

Bats go to extra innings

The Staples Lumberbats baseball team played in the Carver/Cologne Tournament held June 29-30. The Lumberbats took sixth place out of eight teams. More...

Ladies golf at The Vintage

The Vintage ladies golf league started the season June 3, with 20 women on the Monday night league.  The first night started with a three-four person scramble. More...

Legion splits with Blackduck

The Staples Motley Legion baseball team won a big game 11-1 against Blackduck on July 8, but couldn’t keep the momentum going and lost the second game of the doubleheader 11-4.  In the first game, Jalen Busker pitched five innings, allowin More...

2013 Staples Motley Relay For Life

Motley Fairgrounds - new location  Friday, July 19   Face painting, craft sales, Mr. Relay, lap beads, bracelets, kids games.  Schedule:   More...

‘100 Years of Serving Jesus’ at Church of Christ

Since 1913, the Staples Church of Christ has offered a spiritual home and guidance to hundreds of area Christians. “This is where I developed my spiritual life,” said long- time member Evelyn (Tyrrell) Adams, who turns 98 in October. More...

Hello, Readers,

Today, July 11, is World Population Day and this year’s theme is to focus on adolescent pregnancy. More...

 

News

High school principal resigns

Activities director Schmidt to become interim principal

Ryan Luft has resigned as Staples Motley High School Principal. The effective date of the resignation will be determined this week. Luft has accepted a position with the Foley School District.  More...

Police find stolen bike parted out

On July 3, Staples Police were contacted about a stolen bicycle in the city of Staples. The owner of the bicycle said he had seen a person riding his stolen bicycle. The officer was able to find the bicycle and the suspect a short time later. More...

Shaming an alleged drug dealer

For three days, July 7-9, Paul Wicht has been using public shaming to try to get a person who he claims is a drug dealer to move out of Staples. Wicht said the person got his girlfriend hooked on drugs.  More...

Opinion

Small town way of life worth preserving

Poll finds elected officials ignore small communities

As Congress argues over farm subsidies and food stamps, Rural Americans complain that elected officials ignore small communities and fail to invest in their future.  So found a unique, comprehensive poll of Rural Americans on the role of federal More...

Should United States welcome immigrants?

One of the most unfortunate side effects of the identification of the Boston Marathon bombers was that they were tagged as immigrants. More...

Help students prepare for a bright new world

In this era of standardization and utilitarianism, it is heartening to hear a government- appointed committee come to the conclusion that our educational system should be placing more emphasis on the arts and humanities, particularly language.  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

July 12   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714. More...

Obituaries

Donald Olsen

Donald Ervin Olsen, 86, of Staples, died July 6, 2013, at his home.  Funeral services were held July 10 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Russell Lindstrom

Russell Franklin Lindstrom, 85, of Staples, died July 3, 2013 at home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples, with Fr. Joseph Korf officiating. More...

John Hagen

John Duane Hagen, 61, of Menahga, died July 3, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Area Health Services in Park Rapids.  Funeral services will be held Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Brainerd and Staples Campus HEALTH SERVICES

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to offer limited registered nurse health services to students at the Brainerd and Staples Campuses of Central Lakes College. More...