November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples Council listens to rental code concerns

A Staples landlord said he is against a proposed rental code ordinance not because it could force property owners to spend money on fixing up rental units but because it would be a hardship to the city administratively and could ulitmately reduce ove More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Typhoon Haiyan hits close to home for two area Filipino-Americans

Amelia Lindstrom of Staples said she’s hardly been able to sleep since the deadly Typhoon Haiyan hit her homeland, the Philippines, on Nov. More...

Homes destroyed

Prudence Cinco, niece of Staples resident Amelia Lindstrom, took these pictures while doing relief work on the northern part of Cebu, one of the Philippine islands hit hardest during the recent Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). More...

Two arrested in rural Motley

Carl Raba of Deerwood and Celeste Nelson of Brainerd were arrested in rural Motley Nov. 13, reports Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.  More...

Letters

Veterans thank students

Thank you Motley Staples Middle School and Motley Elementary, Staples Elementary, Staples Motley High School and Sacred Heart School for your programs on Veterans Day. More...

Grateful for our veterans

Any time of year veterans deserve gratitude and support. Each and every year when Veterans Day occurs, I am so proud to be an American. On Nov. 11 we had a community program and we were able to honor 45 veterans. What a great turnout.  More...

Life Currents

Top earners announced

Above: Top earners for the Sacred Heart Area School annual marathon were given a ride in a Staples Fire Department truck to the Staples Dairy Queen for a treat. Front row, left to right: Abby Brichacek, Madison Perius, Isabel Cole. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Cory and Chasidy Myhrer of Laporte, a baby girl, Creelyn Charlette Kimberly weighing eight pounds, 12 ounces on Nov. More...

Birthday girl at work

Wendy Schluender (left), member and treasurer of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, helped sell merchandise following the Barley Jacks concert in Staples Nov. 16, which happened to be her birthday. More...

Sports

Poncelet takes over as boys basketball coach

Micheal Poncelet is jumping into his role as Staples Motley boys basketball head coach and as a new person in the community. More...

Spar is VB all-conference

Kaitlin Spar was named to the Mid State All Conference team while Quinn Uhlman and Megan Dumpprope received honorable mention.  Spar led the team with 110 kills and 46 blocks this year. More...

Thursday’s Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes

NOVEMBER 14 Motley Ten Hi 4-0 Staples Vet Clinic 4-0 Spectrum Marketing 3-1 Lefty’s 1-3 Mason Bros 0-4 Ghost Team 0-4 HIGH TEAM SERIESMotley Ten Hi 1,716 HIGH TEAM GAMEMotley Ten Hi 623 HIGH INDIVL. More...

Memories of JFK

It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The date was Nov. 22, 1963...and for anyone old enough to remember, it’s a date that’s as vivid as yesterday.  More...

Todd County Sheriff, Auditor/Treasurer resign

At the Nov. 19 county board meeting, Todd County Sheriff Pete Mikkelson and county Auditor Treasurer Karen Busch submitted their resignations from county service, effective Dec. More...

FFA members inspired by national convention

The Staples Motley FFA Environmental and Natural Resources team earned a silver emblem at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 30-Nov. 2. More...

 

News

Food shelf is especially busy during holiday time

The Staples Food Shelf has been giving out $12 meat vouchers to people who need assistance with their holiday meals. More...

Art show at Middle Ground Gallery

“ The Way of Water,” a showing of work by Staples artist Pam Collins, opened Nov. 14, at the Five Wings Middle Ground Gallery in Staples and will remain on exhibit through Dec. 31. More...

Arrest made for violation of order

On Nov. 17, around 2:49 a.m., hours, Staples Police responded to a female party who requested an officer at Lakewood Health System Hospital, as she was afraid of her significant other. More...

Opinion

Exploring our enduring fascination with Jack and Jackie Kennedy

Half a century has passed since that terrible, very, very, very much documented day of Nov. 22, 1963. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Attorney General: Beware of look-a-like websites

More and more people use the Internet to access government services and for personal business transactions. People can change mail delivery, renew license tabs, sign up for health insurance and order credit reports online.  More...

Current Happenings

Lakewood Health Foundation’s 18th Annual Season of Lights

The Lakewood Health System Foundation and the Lakewood Hospice and Palliative Care programs would like to invite everyone to their 18th annual Season of Lights lighting ceremony.  More...

Concert at Centennial

The Barley Jacks, a band from the Twin Cities area, performed a blend of bluegrass, Celtic and roots music at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Nov. 16. More...

Staples Public Library programs and events

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME – NOV. 21 Children three to five and their parents/ caregivers are invited to Preschool Storytime in the Roundhouse at the Staples Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 21, 10:30 -10:50 a.m. More...

Obituaries

William Smith

William “Will” E. Smith, 76 of Staples, died Nov. 13, 2013, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Funeral services were held Nov. More...

Carolyn Schuette

Carolyn D. Schuette, 84 of Staples, died Nov. 18, 2013, at her home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Staples Congregational Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. More...

Jerel Stenberg

Jerel “Jerry or Bubba” Wayne Stenberg, 43, of Motley, died Nov. 13, 2013 at home after a battle with cancer.  Funeral services were held Nov. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

CITY OF STAPLES ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Electric Power Transformer   Sealed bids will be received by the City Administrator of the City of Staples, Minnesota, at the City offices, 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479, until 1:00 P.M. More...