September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Retail incubator to get improvements

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) toured the new retail incubator building at their Aug. 27 meeting and approved the first round of construction to get the store ready for tenants.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Oxcart Trail Community Library now open in rural Motley

Book lovers of all ages are invited to stop by the new ‘Oxcart Trail Community Library,’ located along 126th St. SW in rural Motley. More...

‘Back to School’ open house well attended at MES and MSMS

  Students and parents attending the recent open house at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School were invited to have supper at the cafeteria. More...

‘Adopt a Park Day’ party Saturday, September 14

Free hot dog lunch offered, softball to follow

‘Kids of all ages’ are invited to help improve Converse Park in Motley Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. More...

Letters

Home grown talent

My husband, Steve, and I went to the Todd County Fair, not only to take in all the exhibits, the 4-H crafts and animals, the food and rides (yes, we kissed on top of the ferris wheel), but also to see Gary and Dawn Timbs, our home grown talent, perfo More...

A big hit

The Little Red Caboose Variety Show was a highlight of the Railroad Days festivities.  I was amazed and so entertained by all of the performers.   What a talented mix of arts. Thank you. You out-did yourselves. More...

Life Currents

Fifty year reunion of the Staples High School Class of 1963

Members of the Staples High School Class of 1963 gathered for a reunion during Railroad Days, Aug. 23-25. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Kelsey Richards and Allen Alberts of Staples, a baby boy, Jacob Allen, weighing six pounds, 10 ounces on Aug. More...

Student achievements

HAILEY ROBERTS, Staples, has been named to the 2013 Spring Semester Dean’s List at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5.  More...

Sports

Cardinal volleyball team gets first action

The Staples Motley volleyball team made their debut on Aug. 27 at Blackduck. The Cardinals had several players getting their first varsity experience, but they showed a competitiveness that kept them battling in every game before falling 3-1. More...

Cardinals scoreless in opener

The Staples Motley football team ran out of gas in the fourth quarter of a 40-0 loss to Pequot Lakes in the season opener on Aug. 29. More...

Swimmers competitive in first dual meet

The Staples Motley girls swim team hosted Holdingford for their first dual meet of the season on Aug. 29. The Cardinals won six of the 12 swimming events but didn’t have enough depth to pull off a team win, falling 98-69.  More...

Chatting with the principal

Justin Sperling, principal at Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School, spent time with students and parents at the schools’ open house Aug. 28. More...

Dog park idea brought to council

The Staples City Council learned about progress from the August Parks and Recreations Advisory Board meeting, in the form of park improvements, community center improvements and a proposed dog park.  More...

Postmaster Popowitz ready to work with public

After working as a U.S. Post Office supervisor for the last eight years, Scott Popowitz said he is looking forward to his new job as postmaster at the Staples Post Office. One reason is because he is able to work with the public again. More...

 

News

Dinner theatre to explore local poverty

Folks from the Staples Motley area are invited to attend a free dinner theatre evening on Sunday, Sept 29, at 6 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples.  The event is sponsored by Staples Motley Beyond Poverty and Lamplighter Community Theatr More...

New and reassigned staff at Staples Motley Schools

Staples Motley School District’s new and reassigned school staff include, front row from left, Lisa Pryzbilla, Shelly Miller, April Hulke, Allison Vangsness, Laura Schoonover, Alissa Ailts, Jac More...

Sacred Heart new staff

Three new teachers are at Sacred Heart Area School this year. Pictured, from left, Jennifer Reiman, preschool aide, Erica Myers, first grade, and Kaia Ploof, fifth and sixth grade teacher. More...

Opinion

Railroad reminiscing

I wanted to write something for Railroad Days for the Staples World. I wanted to write it because the most formative days of my youth, growing up I lived in  Staples and my dad was a railroader. More...

Railroad Days wrap up

I want to take this opportunity to thank the community of Staples for really stepping up for Railroad Days this year. I made a plea for help and support and people answered. More...

Be aware: Stop domestic violence in your area

Our county recently suffered another loss of life due to domestic violence.   This is the second death in  More...

Current Happenings

Awards celebration tickets available

Tickets are now available for the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Community Service Awards Celebration. The event is Thursday, Oct. More...

First day fashions

Staples Elementary School students got into the swing of things right away on the first day of school on Sept. 3, taking part in the walking session in the gym before school. More...

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall at 122 6th Street NE.  More...

Obituaries

John Read

Major John Joseph Read, USMC. Ret., 79, of Sandpoint, Idaho died Aug. 23, 2013 at his home.  Private family services were held.  Arrangements were with the Coffeit Funeral Services in Sandpoint.  More...

Mabel Wetherell

Mabel Wetherell, 96, of Staples, died Sept. 1, 2013 at the Lakewood Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples with Pastor Neal Malcore officiating. More...

Pauline A leshire

Pauline Aleshire, 85 of Detroit Lakes, died Aug. 27, 2013 at the Woodbury Health Care Center in Woodbury.  Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills. 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

NOTICE BECKER TOWNSHIP

REQUEST FOR QUOTES FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE   Becker Township is seeking quotes for road maintenance, which includes summer grading and winter plowing on an hourly rate.  More...

LEADER COMMUNITY HALL BOARD MEETING

The Leader Community Hall Board will meet on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall to conduct the regular business.  The public is welcome.  Mark Stom,  Recording Secretary   More...