October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Homecoming royalty

Staples Motley High School Homecoming Queen and King MacKenzie Holst and Jacob Kurys were crowned at coronation on Oct. 4. See more Homecoming photos on page 8a. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

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Woby’s Off-Sale Liquor opens in Pillager

Woby’s Off-Sale Liquor in Pillager (‘Your Woes Be Gone’ Store) is now open for business. The grand opening celebration began Oct. 7 and continues through Oct. 12. More...

Twenty-two area photographers participate at Staples ‘Photo Walk’

Rainy weather didn’t stop 22 area photographers from participating in the 6th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk in Staples Oct. More...

Adult & Teen Challenge Choir to sing at Cushing

Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, Cushing, will host the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir in a free performance on Sunday, Oct. 13, at their 10:45 a.m. services. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

October 11   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.  October 13   THE WAHOO VALLEY AREA MN DEER HUNTER’S ASSOCIATION MTG Sun., Oct. More...

‘Read Down Your Fines’ week at Staples Library

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is giving teens and children a second chance to Read Down their fines and become active library users again.  More...

Todd County Master Gardener Program

Adults with gardening talents and who enjoy working and communicating with other gardeners are sought for the Master Gardener Program for Todd County.  This program is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service.  More...

Obituaries

Olive Haste

Olive Marie Haste, 91, of Staples, died October 1, 2013, at Lakewood Health System, Staples. A memorial serivce was held Oct. 5 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. More...

Leo Peterson

Leo Peterson, 73, of Verndale died September 29, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.  A memorial service was held Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha. More...

Josephine Muckala

Josephine ( Jo) Ernestine Muckala, 90, died October 4 at Peaceful Bliss Assisted Living in Alexandria.  Funeral services were held Oct. 7, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria with Rev. Eric VanScharrell officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES FOR CLIENTS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals for Child Care Services at the Brainerd Campus. More...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For Central Lakes College Italy Travel Study Program

Central Lakes College is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to offer travel arrangements for the Italy Travel Study Program at Central Lakes College. More...

BARTLETT TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

A special meeting will be held on October 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. for a fence viewing. Details available at the Township Hall.  The October monthly meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on October 15, 2013.  This is a time change only. More...

On funding tour, senators learn how CLC is helping students

Central Lakes College in Staples is listed as the number eight priority by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) budget request for 2014. More...

CodeRED system offered

The County of Wadena has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. More...

Walthall’s 100 years includes witnessing Pearl Harbor attack

At her 100th birthday party, Rachel Walthall walked around the Lakewood Pines dining room, chatting with guests and greeting visitors. More...

 

News

Stern part of statewide manufacturing tour

Stern Manufacturing is opening its doors to the public during the Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing.  Manufacturing jobs are in high demand in Minnesota and manufacturers want to show the public what the buzz is all about.  More...

Stern gains ISO registration status

Stern Manufacturing, a custom rubber molder and extruder, specializing in rubber to metal bonded parts, in Aitkin and Staples, recently had their quality system registered to ISO 9001:2008.  The registration is the pinnacle of several years of p More...

Sold out show at Centennial Auditorium

The Fabulous Armadillos’ ‘Tribute to the Eagles’ was a sell-out show at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Oct. 3. The concert opened the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s 2013 - 2014 season. More...

Opinion

Your community, your newspaper, your life

As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be - community first.  Reading a newspaper is not like reading a More...

Calling for the death of the ‘Newspapers are dead’ rumor

I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters.  I know of newspapers that exposed crooks, lost a lot of advertising from the crooks’ buddies and still put out a More...

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Life Currents

Staples Am. Legion dinner and meetings held

The Staples American Legion Unit 70 and its Auxiliary held their fall dinner and business meetings October 2 at the Lion’s Building in Staples. More...

Todd-Wadena Electric seeks nominees for Community Award

Do you know of a business or an organization that has made outstanding contributions to the local community?  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to John and Lisa Brown of Browerville, a baby boy, Logan John weighing seven pounds, two ounces on Sept. More...

Sports

Tennis team starts section playoffs

The Staples Motley tennis team defeated Long Prairie 7-0 on Oct. 1 in a warm-up for post season play.  More...

Homecoming ruined by Rams in the rain

The Staples Motley football team fell behind 25-0 before scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the Cardinals lost their homecoming game to the Roseau Rams 31-13 on Oct. 5. More...

Cardinal swimmers compete in win, loss

The Staples Motley girls swim team posted 11 personal best swims and one season best in defeating Fosston 97-71 on Oct. 1, but the team made some lineup changes to swim against a powerful Sauk Centre team on Oct. 3, where they lost 109-51.  More...