July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Stanley the Camel’ visits Pillager Fair

A number of children (and even a few adults) had the opportunity to ride ‘Stanley the Camel’ at last weekend’s fair in Pillager. Stanley was one of several trained animals featured in AnimalFest’s Showtime! More...

Building permit cost questioned

The Staples City Council discussed building permit costs when resident Doug Case approached the council to ask how the figure is reached.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Growler’s Gathering in Leader is Saturday, July 27

The 15th Annual Growler’s Gathering in Leader will be held Saturday, July 27, beginning with a parade at 2 p.m.  “We’ve got a lot of things planned that day,” said Gary Dauer, who hosts the event along with his wife, Glen More...

Parade in Leader

Hundreds of people lined Main Street in Leader last year, to watch the 14th Annual Growler’s Gathering parade. This year’s Growler’s Gathering parade is set to begin at 2 p.m. More...

MHS Class of ‘53 reunion

The Motley High School Class of 1953 will hold its 60th reunion Sunday, July 28, at the Pine Ridge Golf Club south of Motley beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  Other MHS classes are invited to attend as well. 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 19   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  July 22-26   VBS AT STAPLES OF CHRIST July 22-26 (Mon. - Fri.), 6 - 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Betty Brever

Betty Brever, 85, of Browerville died July 11, 2013, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held July 16 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Joseph Korf and Deacon Tim Gapinski officiating. More...

Lyle Cline

Lyle Cline, 80 of Long Prairie died July 9, 2013 at CentraCare Hospital in Long Prairie.  Funeral services were held July 13 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. More...

John Scharver

John James “John John” Scharver, 50, of Staples died July 11, 2013 at the St. More...

Relay for Life speaker, torchbearer is Shereck

Loree Shereck is relatively new to the Relay For  Life, but in a short time she knows how important it can be.  “It brings people who have gone through cancer closer together,” she said. More...

School board studies tax levy options

Recent state law changes in school funding gives the Staples Motley School Board four options in pursuing a levy vote this fall. More...

Carlson’s tables create outdoor classroom

As a student at Staples Elementary School, Jordan Carlson remembered that there was no place for kids to sit down outdoors. Carlson decided to make some picnic tables “so you don’t have to sit on the ground,” he said.  More...

 

News

Enjoying the music

At least 150 people came to Centennial Auditorium in Staples July 14, to listen to the music of The Vagabonds. More...

Peoplemania to hit the stage with Wayne Renn

Peoplemania is a concept that draws in people and poetry and mixes them with Beatles music. The result has been an album, a concert and numerous possibilities.  More...

Two fires in rural Staples

The Staples Fire Department responded to two separate barn fires in rural Staples on July 13, one in the early morning hours and the other in the evening.  The first fire was apparently caused by a lightning strike. More...

Current Happenings

Bill and Kate Isles at Music in the Park

Bill and Kate Isles will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 21, at 7 p.m.  This is the fourth appearance for Bill and Kate Isles at Music in the Park. More...

‘Cinderella’ auditions are Sunday, July 28

The Staples Motley Area Arts Council auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s  Theatre’s original musical production of “Cinderella” will be held on Sunday, July  28 at 5 p.m. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 23 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  The preliminary city council agenda is as follows: o Minutes from previous meeting; payment More...

Life Currents

Relay For Life team

Deanna Ihme, left, and Loree Shereck, right, both of Motley, accept a donation from the Ladies golf league represented by Jody Hagenson, center, at The Vintage of Staples. More...

Engagement

Morlock, Watland

Robin Morlock and Dean Watland, both of Browerville, announce their engagement.  Robin is the daughter of the late Bill and Ann Simmons of LaPuente, Calif.; and Dean is the son of Lynn Watland and the late Roger Watland of Browerville.  A More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Doug and Jennifer Buscho of Staples, a baby girl, Avaya Diane, weighing eight pounds, five ounces on July 5, 2013.  Born to Del and Jennifer Cole of Fort Ripley, a baby More...

Sports

Lefty’s Softball Tournament action

The 40th annual Lefty’s Softball Tournament drew 17 teams to Staples from all over the state. More...

Legion team advances

The Staples Motley Legion baseball team lost their playoff opener 7-4 against Sebeka but avoided elimination with a 3-2 win over Blackduck in the second game. Staples Motley set up a showdown with Park Rapids to advance to the district tournament. More...

Football camps start July 22

The Staples Motley Cardinals are working hard preparing for the upcoming football season and have scheduled a summer camp for players interested in football this year. More...