December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant received for Eagle Bend Community Kitchen and Center

If you wanted to add up the total number of hours that have been spent planning and praying about the future of the Eagle Bend kitchen, it would be much like attempting to count the stars in the sky or the grains of sand upon a beach.  More...

Wadena County okays transfer station plan

As happens almost every time a building or remodeling project is being considered, Wadena County Commissioners had second thoughts about the expansion of the county’s transfer station. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Live nativity in Pillager

Over 2,200 visitors attended the first ‘Live Drive-Thru Nativity’ in Pillager Dec. 16 and 17, sponsored by the Pillager faith community. More...

Community Christmas concert in Motley

There was standing room only at the first ever ‘Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert and Sing Along,’ held Dec. 21, at Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Law enforcement reports from Motley Police, MCSO

On Dec. 12, the Motley Police Department (MPD) received two reports of suspicious activity in Motley. More...

Letters

Dear Concerned Citizen

We received the letter you mailed to the Staples World. Thank you for sending it. More...

Current Happenings

‘Poetry on the Wall’ call for poems

The Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) invites those interested to submit up to three poems for Poetry on the Wall 2015. Poets, consider this opportunity to exhibit your work and read during the reception.  More...

Increasing job options for veterans

The Minnesota Department of Commerce (MDC) is supporting veterans’ efforts to get licensed in Minnesota for qualifying real estate and insurance occupations by partnering with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs to reimburse veterans f More...

Mark Your Calendar

Weekly events   ONGOING EVENTS POSTED LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH:  AA MTG Mondays, 8 p.m., Motley United Methodist Church. For info., 218-639- 9743.  More...

Obituaries

Kathryn Richardson

Kathryn Frances Richardson passed away on December 19, 2014, at the Lakewood health System Hospital in Staples. Surrounded by family and loved ones. Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. More...

Carl Granby

Carl Granby, 83, of Staples, died December 20, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Jeanette Mullen

Jeanette Mullen, 92, formerly of Fish Trap Lake, died December 15, 2014 at Central Minnesota Senior Care in Little Falls.  Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 19 at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

REQUEST FOR BIDS  WADENA COUNTY TRANSFER STATION SOLID WASTE HAULING  PUBLIC NOTICE   More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #9 November 17, 2014 High School Media Center   Call to Order  More...

Festive holiday lights

Snowmen, stars, candy canes, Santa Claus and flying reindeer are just a few of the lighted holiday ornaments at the home of Bruce and Penny Hoemberg on 273rd Ave. in Staples Township. More...

Todd County levy increased 9.42 percent

Todd County commissioners approved their levy and budget by three to one votes at their regular Dec. 16 meeting.  More...

Christmas Eve service at Thomastown Covenant

A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at Thomastown Covenant Church, rural Staples, Wed., Dec. 24, at 4:30 p.m.  The church is located at 15940 251st Ave., near the intersection of Cty 29 and Wilderness Drive. More...

 

News

Meals on Wheels receives Christmas gift

Todd County Health and Human Services was selected as a recipient of SCHA’s 2014 Community Reinvestment Grant to renovate the Eagle Bend Community Kitchen and Center for preparation of food for Meals on Wheels in Todd and Wadena counties, inclu More...

Tractor fire ignites shed

A tractor fire on the afternoon of Dec. 22 burned a shed at the Ron and Carrie Patterson farm northwest of Motley on 79th Ave. SW, with the Staples and Motley fire departments both helping to put it out. More...

Food Shelf donation

Unity Bank employees of Staples donated $200 to the Staples Food Shelf. The money comes from casual Fridays, when employees pay $2 for the privilege of wearing jeans. More...

Opinion

Cities that sing can handle concert kerfuffle

Small town diet

Some people in Staples are looking at capitalizing on the moniker “The City That Sings,” a label that starts with the many choral programs in the city, but can also include local singers who have ventured out into country, folk, rock and More...

The Christmas truce of 1914 gave hope amidst war

Although World War I ranks as one of the most horrific in history, causing about 40 million casualties and up to 20 million military and civilian deaths, it also included a famous and spontaneous peaceful interlude inscribed in chronicles as the unof More...

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Life Currents

Staples Nutrition Site Christmas meal

The Staples Nutrition Site Christmas meal was held Dec. 17 at the Staples Community Center. Over 65 people attended. Special Christmas poems were read by Mrs. Santa Claus (front) with songs and stories by Barb Cline (right) and Daryl Larson. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Bradley and Susanna Lamusga of Brainerd, a baby girl, MaryGayle Rae weighingsix pounds, 14 ounces on Dec. More...

Oncologist now on staff at LHS

Lakewood Health System,at Staples recently welcomed Dr. Laura Joque, oncologist, to its medical staff. Joque will be working alongside Dr. John Weitz to provide additional care for oncology patients.  More...

Sports

Serich seals win with pin; wrestlers take on Big Bear

The team concept got the Staples Motley wrestling team through another close match as a pin by Kyle Serich at heavyweight gave them a 37-33 win over United North Central on Dec. 16. The Cardinals competed at the Big Bear tournament Dec. More...

Girls win with rebounding

The Staples Motley girls basketball team overcame a slow start to beat Nevis 59-34 on Dec. 16, then on Dec. 19 they successfully executed their game plan and kept Aitken off the boards to win 47-38.  More...

Smith’s defense turns the tide

The Staples Motley boys basketball team took a halftime lead at Nevis but lost 75-66 on Dec. 16, then turned a halftime defict against Pequot Lakes into a 71-65 win on  Dec. 18. More...