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Back to school next week

This week is a tough week. It's that time when students exchange their fishing poles and suntan lotion for their pencils, notebooks and calculators. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Car accident paralyzes little girl; but does not crush her spirit

Grandma Linda Duncan shares her and Brynn's story

It's been one year since Motley native Linda (Jenkins) Duncan and her granddaughter Brynn Duncan were in a serious car accident that forever changed their lives. More...

Motley's first-ever barrel bash a huge success

Over 200 riders competed at the first-ever "JAE Winzer BBR Barrel Bash" at the Motley Fairgrounds Aug. 29 and 30. "It was a huge success," reported Fairboard President Rhonda Amundson. More...

Motley City Council moves forward with Beaulieu Street Area project

Preliminary assessment hearing scheduled for Oct. 12

The City of Motley is moving forward with its Beaulieu Street Area Project; and it looks like commercial properties will be assessed at a much lower percentage than was previously discussed. More...

Letters

Twice retired

In 1951, I was hired on as orderly at the Staples Municipal Hospital. Drs. Cook, Lund, Murphy and Richeldorfer made up the medical staff. Administrator Ms. Fern Gillespie, hired me and Rich Barrett trained me to do the work of a hospital orderly. More...

School vote

A wise man once told me, "if you want to save money, don't buy what you need, buy what you need to get by." Too often our wants and desires become needs. My understanding is that the school needs a new furnace. More...

Target Beyond

As a community, Staples Motley has traditionally been invested in its youth. However, this does not change the presence of chemicals and alcohol as well as temptation amongst our young people. More...

Menus

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a wholesome, nutritious meal and good fellowship at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

September 3 THE WADENA WHIRLAWAYS, will square dance Sept. 3, 7:30 - 10 p.m.,Wadena Elk's Lodge. Potluck supper 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Larry Johansen, caller. Beginners welcome; classes in Oct. More...

Life Currents

Anniversaries

50 years

John and Bette Sinotte were married Sept. 12, 1959, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Pensacola, Fla. They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. More...

60 years

60th Wedding Anniversary Open House will be held for Harry and Florence Carlson on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Long Prairie Legion reception hall. More...

Retirement open house

A retirement open house will be held for Martin Etzler Sunday, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Jim and Jackie Tyrrell residence at 12034 231st Ave., Staples. A pig roast begins at 6 p.m. and there will be music and refreshments. More...

Sports

Cardinal girls tennis has busy week, good results

The Staples Motley girls tennis team last week had one of its busiest weeks of the year, competing in three meets and hosting one of them. On the way home from Madison, Wisc. More...

Little Moran to host hunting fair Sept. 12-13

The Little Moran Hunt Club will host, Hunting Experience with Tom Knapp, holder of three world records, shooting both days on Sept. 12-13. More...

Cardinal football team's season opens at EGF

The Staples Motley Cardinal football season begins on Thursday night with the Cards headed down the highway to East Grand Forks, taking on the Green Wave. More...

Ernie's new grocery store breaks ground

Ground was broken Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, for the new Ernie's Food Market building on Highway 10 east in Staples. More...

Railroad Quiet Zone in effect

You may or may not have noticed, but it's a little quieter now in Staples. As of August 25, all requirements have been met for Burlington Northern-Santa Fe trains to pass through the two crossings in Staples without blowing their warning whistles. More...

'Serenity Sanctuary' chosen for memorial garden name

After dozens of name submissions and a panel vote, the memorial garden to be built on the west side of Lakewood Health System is now named the Serenity Sanctuary at Lakewood Health System. A naming celebration was held Aug. More...

 

News

Staples EDA tours industrial building firms

Members of the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) last week toured three separate operations now housed in the Staples Industrial Building prior to holding their regular monthly board meeting. More...

Operation Round Up grant deadline Sept. 15

Todd-Wadena's Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up program will be awarding about $15,000 in grants this fall to local organizations for community service projects. More...

WonderWeavers Storytellers

WonderWeavers Storytellers Tina Rohde and Colleen Shaskin shared their stories and other talents with a group at Northern Pacific Park as part a Staples Public Library program Aug. 13. More...

Opinion

Update from Staples Community Foundation

The Staples Community Foundation is actively engaged to develop and strengthen community resources and enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and organizations in the Staples community and area. More...

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Welcome back to school

- o - Staples Motley Schools

Welcome back. September is an exciting time as we welcome students and staff back for another year. Our new school calendar should have arrived in your house- holds at the end August. More...

Current Happenings

Retreat for women veterans October 8-11

Coming Home Project is designed to help women Veterans to "connect with other women veterans by sharing stories, experiences and community; learn stress management techniques; exercise your creative side; and enjoy a beautiful setting through hikki More...

North, south entrance signs

Staples artist David Rickert used this drawing to win the bid for two new "welcome" signs that will be placed at the north and south entrances to the city of Staples. The signs will be hand painted and Rickert will be doing the installation. More...

Educational Opportunities

September 8 SWIM LESSONS at the Brainerd YMCA begin the week of Sept. 8, once a wk. for seven wks. For more info., 218-829-4767. September 15 FREE SIBLING CLASS, sponsored by Lakewood Health System, Tuesday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Darlene Kuiper

Darlene Martha Kuiper, 73, of Staples, formerly of St. Louis Park, died August 25, 2009 in Staples. Funeral services were Sept. 2, at the Motley United Methodist Church in Motley. Burial was in the Motley Cemetery. More...

Elizabeth Meide

Elizabeth Meide, 87, of Staples, died Aug. 27, 2009, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, in Browerville with Fr. Ralph Zimmerman officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC NOTICE PETITION TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given that on Thursday the 17th day of September, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Staples City Council Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF August 11, 2009 The regular meeting of the Staples City Council was called to order by Mayor Etzler at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the Staples Government Center. More...