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Parochial school is tradition for this family

Sacred Heart Area School in Staples, which recently celebrated its Centennial anniversary, has been an educational and spiritual home for hundreds of students since 1914. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Pillager School’s ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees

Induction Banquet is Saturday, Sept. 20, in the new commons area

Four people will be inducted into the Pillager School’s ‘Hall of Fame’ Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Induction Banquet. More...

PHS Homecoming Court

Pillager High School held its Homecoming Coronation Sept. 15. More...

Pillager Lions receive awards

The Pillager Area Lions Dinner was held Sept. 10. In attendance was District Governor Gloria Anderson. More...

Letters

Railroad Days: An outsider’s look from the inside

Having only been recently introduced to Staples in the past year, I had not yet experienced its town celebration of Railroad Days. Over the years I have attended quite a few other town fests; some good, some not so much. More...

Current Happenings

Staples librarian Ellen Peters retiring

Open house set for 5-7 p.m., Sept. 25

Ellen Peters, branch manager for the Staples Public Library since just before it opened in February 2010 in its new space at 122 6th St. NE, is retiring. More...

Homecoming buttons are back

From Staples Railroad Days until the first week of school, over fifty students in grades 2-12 submitted a design for this year’s homecoming button. The student council took a vote and decided junior Sydney Martin had the best design. More...

Local author to discuss her book on child trafficking

Local author Carol Spearman will discuss her new novel, “The Lie Beyond,” at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples Friday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Doris Macheel

Doris Ev- elyn Macheel, 87, of Motley, died Sept. 10, 2014 at the Riverside As- sisted Living in Pillager. Funeral services were held Sept. 13 at the First Lutheran Church in Pil- lager. Burial was in the Wi ldwood Cemetery in Pillager. More...

Freda Ackerson

Freda M. Ackerson, 79, of Pillager, died Sept. 9, 2014 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager, with Pastor Hector Merced officiating. More...

Tim Ringler

Tim Ringler, 52, of Staples, died Sept. 10, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

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Public Notices

TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 215 1st Ave South, Suite 103 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Freshwater Education District

Minutes Regular Board Meeting Freshwater Education District August 27, 2014 CALL TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by C. Hasbargen, Chair Board Present: R. Van- Denheuvel-Bertha-Hewitt; P. Benning-Browerville; R. Thalmann-Henning; C. More...

Community center out of budget but still possible

The City of Staples is planning to take $50,000 out of their budget that was scheduled to go toward a Staples Community Center rehabilitation project. City Administrator Nate Mathews told the city council at their Sept. More...

Homecoming candidates chosen

Staples Motley Homecoming candidates for 2014 are, front row from left, Emily Ladd, Breeze Bestland, Nikki Edin, Grace Wolhowe and Kaitlyn Spar; back row, Brady Becker, Joe Hess, Tyler Winkels, Jacob Swensrud and Colton Paskewitz. More...

News

Wadena County cuts $330,000 from budget

After three and a half hours of work on Sept. 15, Wadena County Commissioners were able to identify about $330,000 that could be cut from the budgets for 2015 proposed by department heads in August. More...

House numbers needed in case of emergency

Citizens of Staples can help disaster response teams by taking one simple action, putting house numbers on their homes. More...

Athlete policy sent back to committee, again

The Staples Motley School Board found more points to debate on a policy defining participation of fifth and sixth grade student athletes at their regular meeting Sept. 15 . More...

Opinion

New structure, leaders: Lakewood’s continued commitment to value

Lakewood Health System

Throughout this year, Tim Rice, President and CEO of Lakewood Health System (LHS), has published a series of articles explaining healthcare reform and its effect on how our local hospital system works. More...

There’s no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month. More...

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Life Currents

Lakewood, Faith in Action among MDHS grant recipients

The Minnesota Department of Human Services announced 2015 grant recipients, including:  Lakewood Health System, Staples, is receiving $330,609 to expand its dementia health care home. More...

Senior celebrations

Four September birthdays were celebrated at the monthly birthday party held in the Senior Citizen’s Room at the Staples Community Center on Sept. 9. They were: LaVonne Selleck, Douglas Grossman, Lois Moe and Charles Crews. More...

Found photos

Bette Pruitt found several old photos in a house located at 311 4th St. SW in Staples, which has since burned down. The only identification on the six photos was on the above photo taken in front of a car. More...

Sports

Cardinal passing attack scores points, but comes up short

The Staples Motley football team unleashed a wild passing attack after falling behind early in their home opener against tenth ranked Frazee on Sept. 12. More...

Wolhowe comes through in big tennis matches

Grace Wolhowe won the deciding match to help the Staples Motley girls tennis team defeat Foley 4-3 on Sept. 9, earned a convincing win to help the team defeat Pequot Lakes 4-3 on Sept. More...

Cards swim at invitational

The Staples Motley swim team competed in the Park Rapids Invitational on Sept. 13. Results are as follows: 200 medley relay - 9. Jenessa Iverson, Lili Schneider, Kali Klimek, Kylie Bendson 2:12, 16. More...