September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Let the candidates dance

Homecoming candidates provided a dance for the coronation program held Sept. 14. From left, Jordan Haglin, Andrew Israelson, Alex Jensen, Haley Christoffersen and Jenessa Iverson. More...

Todd County reviews department budgets

The Todd County Commissioners heard from a few department heads at their budget work session on Sept. 9. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Memories shared at the Leader Community Hall’s 75th anniversary celebration

At least 80 people made the journey to Leader Sept. 12, to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Leader Community Hall.  More...

Mammogram parties encourage breast exams

Every year, women skip their mammogram for a variety of reasons, but this essential part of a health regimen remains one of the most effective methods for early detection of breast cancer.  More...

Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports include citations, theft

Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Sept. 8 - The MCSO received a call from Eric Stumbo who reported hitting a deer near Dove Rd. and Azalea Rd. in Pillager. More...

Letters

School start date

Allow me to use this means to publicly congratulate the area school districts that had the good sense to wait until after Labor Day to start the school year.  At the same time let me offer condolences to the students of other schools who suffere More...

Current Happenings

The Cactus Blossoms to perform in Staples

The Cactus Blossoms will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Friday, Sept. More...

CARE Ministries offers free meals

CARE Ministries has organized free meals monthly through the school year. These are open to the general public. All are welcome.  CARE is an acronym for Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Ecumenical. More...

Flu shots available starting in Oct.

In an effort to help their patients live well and prevent illnesses before they happen, Lakewood Health System will be offering flu shots on pre-determined dates and times.  More...

Obituaries

Josephine Hove

Josephine “Jo” Hove, 88, of Motley died September 8, 2015, at Harmony House in Motley.  Funeral services were held Sept. More...

Dale Christensen

Dale S. Christensen, 69, passed away unexpectedly September 2, 2015, at his home in Browerville.  A memorial service was held Sept. More...

Sports

Volleyball team plays tough early in match

The Staples Motley volleyball team was able to attack effectively in the first set of their match against Park Rapids on Sept. 10. The Cardinals had several chances to win the first game, but they were unable to pull it off.  More...

Few highlights in football loss to UNC

The Staples Motley football team found themselves in a hole early in their Sept. 11 game against United North Central. More...

Seniors lead CC teams

Seniors Ryan Trout and Haley Christoffersen led the Staples Motley boys and girls cross crountry teams in the Wadena-Deer Creek meet on Sept. 8.  More...

Overpass signs okayed, but not for hwy. traffic

The Staples City Council agreed that the Staples overpass could use better signage for accessing the overpass but they were divided over where signs should go that could divert Hwy 210 traffic onto the overpass.  More...

Crowning of homecoming royalty

Above, homecoming queen candidates react as Megan Dumpprope is crowned queen. From left, Lauren Nelson, Olivia Klefsaas, Haley Christoffersen, Dumpprope and Jenessa Iverson. Other homecoming activities include; outdoor movie, Thursday, Sept. More...

Wadena County finds ways to cut spending

At the second 2016 budget meeting of the year on Sept. 14, Wadena County Commissioners discussed proposed budgets with nine of their department heads, including one of the four fund managers. The meeting lasted three hours and 40 minutes.  More...

 

News

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 13-19

Todd County Health and Human Services Car Seat Technicians are emphasizing the importance of proper child safety restraint use. More...

PAWS for a cause walk in the park

Members of the local Pets Abandoned Wanting Support (PAWS) held a Rally for Rescue Sept. 12 at Pine Grove Park, Staples with interested families welcome to participate. More...

Women in Philanthropy accepting grant applications

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is currently accepting grant applications for programs that focus on physical and mental health of children and youth. They must be submitted by Oct. 10.  More...

Opinion

Growth means looking at whole community

Small town diet

Socrates famously said “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  Can we extrapolate that to say the unexamined community is not worth living in? If so, then Staples is in luck. More...

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Remembering . . .

Some days I close my eyes and I’m back in my hometown of Staples. It’s the mid-nineteen fifties and I’m twelve years old.  More...

Life Currents

Big vehicles......Little kids

Hudsyn Nanik, left, tries out the controls of a Caterpillar bulldozer from Central Lakes College at the Big Equipment Show on Sept. 14. More...

Sept. birthdays celebration

Celebrating September birthdays at the Staples Senior Citizen’s room on Sept. 8 were; Douglas Grossman, LaVonne Selleck and Charlie Crews. Each birthday celebrant received a card, a small decorated cake and having Happy Birthday sung to them. More...

Paul Harris pin

Staples Rotary Club President elect Wendy Schluender presented a pin to Bob Hamann recently noting his completetion of his second Paul Harris Fellowship, recognizing his donations to Rotary International.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

MINUTES REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 Freshwater Ed. District, Staples, MN August 26, 2015

CALLED TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by B. Lund, Chair Board Present: K. Gavin - Bertha-Hewitt; A. Bailey - Eagle Valley; R. Thalmann - Henning; C. Wolf - Long Prairie-Grey Eagle; C. Hasbargen - Menahga; C. Funk - Sebeka; B. Lund-Staples Motley; S. More...

NOTICE TODD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CLOSED MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

October 15, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. Closed Board Meeting (negotiation strategy) 9:00 a.m. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES ORDINANCE NO. 507 AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE AN ALLEY   THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF STAPLES ORDAINS  More...