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Betty Rohl is ‘2015 Pillager Citizen of the Year’

Betty Rohl has been named the ‘2015 Pillager Citizen of the Year.’ She is the first female to receive the award. The announcement was made April 11, during the annual Fiddler’s Contest held at the Pillager School. More...

Motley girl named ‘Fiddler of the Year’ at Pillager Fiddler’s Contest

Sarah Koopmann of Motley was named this year’s ‘Fiddler of the Year’ at the 31st annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager April 11.  Koopmann, a senior at Staples Motley High School, also took first place in her age group. More...

Motley decides against fob security system; city council disagrees about closed session

The City of Motley will not pursue implementing a fob security system. This was a decision made at the city council’s regular meeting April 13. Council member Al Yoder noted that the project was estimated to cost More...

Letters

Correcting error

My letter to the editor (Staples World April 9) contained a serious misprint which significantly changed the meaning of a key sentence of the piece. More...

Proud of students

Here are some results and statisitics from last Friday’s Sub-Section Vocal Solo/Ensemble Contest in Sebeka. More...

Food shelf report

The Staples Area Food Shelf can’t properly thank everyone who made our March Campaign a huge success.  Through the many organizations, businesses, school groups, churches and individuals, our total for 2015 is $30,244 and 4,467 pounds.&nbs More...

Life Currents

Eagle Scout

Tanner Greig, right, of Sheridan, Wyo., recently earned the Eagle Scout award after completing his project of building a picnic shelter at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Nicholas and Darcy Mertens of Staples, a baby girl, Tia Mary weighing seven pounds, one ounce on April 5, 2015.  Born to David and Alexia Goeller of Bluffton, a baby boy More...

Annual ‘March for Babies Walk’ May 2

Lakewood Health System invites community members and their families to be part of Lakewood’s 2015 March of Dimes - March for Babies Walk.  The walk will be held Saturday, May 2, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter located at 12148 Knollw More...

Sports

Baseball season opens with close games, but no wins

The Staples Motley baseball team jumped out to an early lead in all three of their games at the Park Rapids tournament April 10-11, but all three opponents came back to steal the win, two of them in the final inning.  The young team learned that More...

Staples Motley spring sports

Baseball Thursday, Apr. 16, 5 p.m. @ Minnewaska Friday, Apr. 17 4 p.m. Pillager Monday, Apr. 20, 5 p.m. @ Foley Thursday, Apr. 23, 4 p.m. Detroit Lakes Friday, Apr. 24, 4:30 p.m. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Thursday, Apr. More...

Bowling League champs

The Mason Bros. team (above from left) of Marge Harrison, Shirley Wegscheid and Tricia Jasmer were the 2014-2015 league season champs of the Thursday Twilight Bowling League at the Wadena Bowling Lanes. (Submitted photo)   More...

Mission trip has become a community effort

What started out as a mission trip for a few Staples area Christians turned into a project embraced by dozens more back home...all of whom joined forces to offer ‘Real Hope for Haiti.’ More...

 

News

Wadena County supports tax abatement request

At the April 7 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners discussed - for a second time - realtor Craig Folkestad’s request for the board to grant 10 years of tax abatement to a potential buyer of Verndale Custom Homes.  More...

Family ride

The Michalson family of Motley enjoyed the nice weather on April 12 to ride the Legacy Trail in Staples. Above; Logan rides his skateboard, followed by sisters Selena and Marissa and Dad (Scott) and Mom (Jennifer). More...

Playground fun

Three-year-old Logan Hoggatt of Staples enjoyed playing outside at Lincoln Park in Staples April 11, when temperatures reached 70 degrees. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)   More...

Opinion

Grab a book, start reading

It makes a world of difference in a child’s life

Do you want to make a huge difference in your child’s or grandchild’s life?  Do you want to make memories that cost very little?  Well, all you have to do is grab a book and start reading.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

State found your lost wallet, but we aren’t telling you

State holds record $650 million with no requirement to tell owners

When I got the list of my constituents with unclaimed property being held by the State of Minnesota two months ago, I was astonished at the amount - a staggering $7 million in lost funds belonged to families from my House district of 39,500 people.&n More...

Current Happenings

Sen. Gazelka and Rep. Kresha seek input at town hall forums

Senator Paul Gazleka and Representative Ron Kresha will be hosting public town hall forums Saturday, April 25, to gather input from residents of Senate District 9. More...

Colla Voce concert April 27

Colla Voce Girl’s Choir will present their year end concert, “Follow the Voice” on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Staples Assembly of God Church, 915 E. More...

The Constitution: What is it?

Everyone talks about the Constitution, what is it? What’s in it and what influenced its creation?  Janet Beihoffer will speak on the topic on Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m., at Ted & Gen’, in Aldrich. More...

Obituaries

LaVaune White

LaVaune Mae White, 78, of Staples, formerly of Motley, died April 8, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples,  A Celebration of Life was held April 11 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.  Arrangements were with the Brenny More...

Estella Merriman

Joyce “Estella” R. More...

Lori Rosenkvist

Lori Louise (Johnson) Rosenkvist, 55, of St. Paul died March 25, 2015, after a life-long battle with Type 1 diabetes and kidney disease.  Services will be at 11 a. m. April 18, 2015, at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE BNSF RAILWAY COMMUNICATIONS POLE   More...