April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

2016-17 CEO class

Sixteen students from Staples Motley and Wadena-Deer Creek high schools and their parents met April 20 at Stern Rubber Company, Staples, for an orientation session for their CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) class which begins this fall. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

‘Baby shower’ at Harmony House for Bobby and Sarah

Two new “serenity babies” are now making their home at Harmony House in Motley, thanks to the generosity of the Motley Lions and the Munger, Tervonen and McDonald families. More...

Hillman boy dies in dirt bike/ tractor crash in Morrison County

A 14-year-old Hillman boy is dead following a dirt bike and tractor accident April 23, in LeighTownship of Morrison County. More...

Arbor Day Celebration in Pillager

Pillager Schools will host a community celebration on Arbor Day, Friday, April 29, at the greenhouses located behind the school. The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Food Shelf Report

The March Campaign for the Motley Area Food Shelf was again a success this year, thanks to the businesses, churches, school and individuals in the area. The Motley Food Shelf serves the families in the area from Leader to Randall. More...

Current Happenings

4th Annual Kids Expo is May 5

Lakewood Health System, Staples, invites families with children to celebrate health and wellness at our 4th Annual Kids Expo Thursday, May 5 from 4-6 p.m. on the Lower Level of Lakewood’s Main Campus (49725 Cty. 83, Staples). More...

Educational Opportunities

May 18 AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS Wed., May 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Motley United Methodist Church. Russ Holland, Instructor. For info., to register, call 218-352-6466. More...

Grand March

Public invited

The Staples Motley High School Prom will be held Saturday, April 30, at the main gymnasium. The public is invited to attend the Grand March which begins at 7 p.m. More...

Life Currents

Johnson awarded one year free tuition

Aiming to make a positive impact on the next generation of business leaders, The College of St. Scholastica has awarded one year of free tuition to three students who enrolled in graduate MBA programs earlier this year. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Edward and Valerie Kalk of Browerville, a baby girl, Emily Ruth weighing eight pounds, seven ounces on April 15, 2016. More...

Clutch catch

Joe Zimmermann catches the frisbee during recess at Sacred Heart Area School during a game of ultimate frisbee. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Sports

Boys golf team has good start to season

Staples Motley golfer Andrew Israelson started the season at the top, winning the first two meets of the year and tying for first in the pre-section tournament. More...

Girls golfers play 18 holes

The Staples Motley girls team had one meet canceled due to weather, but competed in the Dutch Legacy meet at Craguns on April 23. The Cardinals had two varsity golfers compete in the 15 team meet. More...

Track teams setting personal bests

The Staples Motley track teams competed at Park Rapids on April 19 and at Foley on April 22. Coach Marly Simmons said many athletes set personal bests in the two meets. More...

Architect shows design for Wadena courthouse

Architect Tony Stoll, of BHH Partners, Perham, offered his preliminary design for the interior of the proposed courthouse annex to the Wadena County Board at its April 19 meeting. More...

Arbor Day Celebration

An Arbor Day Celebration will be held at Northern Pacific Park in Staples on Friday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Bring a shovel and gloves if you would like to help plant trees. More...

More money goes to Prairie Lakes facility

The Todd County Commissioners agreed at their April 19 meeting to make a payment of $127,658.04 to Ottertail County Auditor/ Treasurer per the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA) Joint Powers Agreement. More...

 

News

Transition teams work for smooth Re-Start

Friendship Day will ease student transitions into new school buildings with new classmates

Staples Motley schools have created transition plans to accommodate the redistribution of students and teachers to school sites that will be in effect this fall. More...

Knowledge Bowl team learns from state event

The buzz began in the hallways of Staples Motley High School on April 13, when students lined the halls to send off five members (Jace Hoemberg, Zach Strickland, Chris Hart, Andrew Bates and Jeffrey Allen) of the Knowledge Bowl team to state competit More...

Grass fire in Villard Twp

The Staples Fire Department were at the scene of a grass fire in Villard Township April 22, working for approximately two hours. According to firefighter Scott Yungbauer, close to four acres were burned, as well as a stack of firewood. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Re-naming buildings will show unity

I am pleased to see nominations already being submitted for what we should call our school buildings moving forward. The nominations have been fun to read. It’s obvious some thought has been put into this naming/re-naming process. More...

Let’s be nice to our downtown trees

City will plant trees in honor of Arbor Day Reporter’s Reflections

If you’re like me, you probably didn’t get your Arbor Day cards sent out in time (I’m still working on Christmas); but, there’s still time to plant a tree. More...

Obituaries

Inez Olson

Inez Olson, 99, of Staples, passed away April 22, 2016 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Memorial services were held, April 27, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. More...

Carol Krantz

Carol “ Kay” ( Loso) Krantz, age 74, of Plymouth, passed away April 21, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Services in St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Robert Case

Robert “Bob” L. Case, Jr., 66, of Cloquet, passed away April 13 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Green- Larsen Mortuary in International Falls. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MARCH 15, 2016 More...

Public Notices

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NOTICE is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Staples will hold a public More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

ISD #2170 SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #18 MINUTES Monday, Apr. More...