March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Family grateful for vehicle donation

Rod and Marion Beller of Staples feel blessed after an act of kindness has allowed them to start living a some what normal life again. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Kinship Partners starts mentoring program at Motley School

Seven adult/student matches participated in the first Kinship Partners event at Motley School March 13. More...

Pillager Food Shelf donation

The Pillager Lions recently presented a $1,500 check to the Pillager Food Shelf. Pictured above, front row from left: Lion Char Brattlund, food shelf manager Alice Korwes, Lion President Doug Allen, Lion Wanda Allen, Lion Marlene Lindeman. More...

Grass fire

o On March 14, tthe Motley Fire Dept. responded to a call from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) regarding a grass fire behind the Eastwood Apartments in Motley. They were able to put the fire out; no buildings were in danger. More...

Letters

Support for tenure

Every biennium, it seems, for more years than I’ve been alive, slick salesmen present their new cure-all solution for our ailing public schools. This time the Republican led Minnesota house promises to save us. More...

Current Happenings

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. WEIGHT WATCHERS MTG Mondays, Lakewood Health System main campus, Staples. More...

Sacred Heart tradition during Lent

For six Fridays during the Lenten season, Sacred Heart Church holds an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Fish Fry, with proceeds going to the Sacred Heart Area School. Approximately 350 people have attended each Friday to date. More...

Educational Opportunities

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Obituaries

Vincent Kruger

Vincent Anthony Kruger, 49, of Staples, died March 20, 2015, in Staples. Funeral services for Vincent will be held in Wisconsin and Texas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. More...

Leon Hoemberg

Leon Hoemberg, 81, of Staples, died March 23, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. More...

Scott DiGiovanni

Scott John DiGiovanni died March 11, 2015, in Robbinsdale. He was born November 28, 1963 ito Joseph and Alice DiGiovanni in Staples. He farmed in the area and attended school for machine trades. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OFMORTGAGEFORECLOSURE SALETHE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBTAND IDENTITY OF THEORIGINAL CREDITORWITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOTAFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

NOTICE MAY TOWNSHIP ASSESSMENT MEETING The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of May, Cass County, Minnesota shall meet on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Becker Township Hall. More...

Todd County Public Works union negotiations look to mediation

The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in a closed session, March 17, to plan strategy on their upcoming meeting with the AFSCME Union-Public Works for negotiations. Representing the union was Ginger Thrasher. More...

Downed power line causes death

A Staples man was electrocuted when he came into contact with a downed power line on March 20. Vincent Kruger, 49, of Staples, was walking in the woods northeast of Staples near 110th St. and 285th Ave. around 7:15 p.m. More...

 

News

Lions donate to Staples Area Men’s Chorus

The Staples Host Lions Club recently donated a $1,000 to the Staples Area Men’s Chorus. The donation was made to Steve Hoemberg, Director of the Chorus, by Staples Host Lions Club President Bob Mueller and member Mike Gold. More...

Firefighters called to Pine Grove Park

A small grass fire at Pine Grove Park was quickly extinguished by the Staples Fire Department on March 24, but it points to the dry condidtions in the area. More...

Food shelf donation

The Todd County Farmer’s Union donated $100 to the Staples Food Shelf on March 10. Farmer’s Union President Alan Parish hands the check to Food Shelf Coordinator Fran Mertens. More...

Opinion

Community Reinvestment Act can help low-income schools

One in five Americans spends his or her days in our nation’s 140,000 K-12 schools. Those schools spend close to $8 billion a year on energy costs, the second-largest line item in a school budget after personnel costs. More...

Why this Catholic physician supports aid in dying

Inspired by the public advocacy of terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, lawmakers in Washington, DC, and in at least 16 other states - from California to New York - have introduced bills that would authorize the medical option of aid in dy More...

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Life Currents

LHS to offer hospice and palliative care volunteer training

Lakewood Health System will be offering a series of free hospice and palliative care volunteer training sessions on April 7, 9, 14 and 16 from 5 - 8 p.m. in the Burlington Room (Door C) at the senior campus, 401 Prairie Ave NE in Staples. More...

St. Patrick’s Day party

A festive St. Patrick’s Day party was held March 17, in the decorated and festive Senior Citizen’s room at the Staples Community Center. More...

Dr. Seuss’s birthday

The Staples Public Library celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 9 at the Monthly Storytime. Barry Klein, left, was the special guest reading Dr. Seuss books to Adriane Dokken. More...

Sports

Cardinals girls BB alumni recall 1985 state championship

It’s been 30 years since the Staples High School Girls Basketball team brought home the Class A Championship title after defeating Milroy 49 - 39. It hasn’t happened since. More...

Riewer, Walthall in Elite Eight, earn season honors

As coach Chad Walthall and player Jordan Riewer prepared to play in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight basketball tournament, the two Staples natives were subject to awards. More...

The backyard buzz is back

Inside the Outdoors

When we think of winter, the characteristics we first think of are snow and cold. But another salient feature is the pervasive quiet. Sure, there is the whine of snowmobiles, and power augers punching holes through the ice for winter anglers. More...