May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Rosie the Riveter’ recalls work in WW II

Betty Gillespie, Staples, answered the call in 1941

She’s not aware of another ‘Rosie the Riveter’ in the area, said 88-year-old Betty Gillespie of Staples, one of the thousands of women who earned that title working in factories during World War II.  More...

New school performance ratings released by state

None of the Staples Motley schools are rated among the state’s highest or lowest performing in the Minnesota Department of Education’s new Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR), released May 22.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Alan Bjerga is featured author at local Memorial Week events

Author Alan Bjerga is returning to his hometown area during Memorial Day Week and will be the featured speaker at several events.  More...

Motley American Legion participates in special memorial service

Civil War veteran honored in Hewitt

Military honors were rendered to Civil War veteran Edgar Lewis at the Hewitt Cemetery May 12, by the Tri-County American Legion Post 124 at Motley and the 3rd Minnesota Light Artillery Civil War re-enactors from Vergas.  More...

Remembering a Civil War veteran

Members of the Tri-County American Civil War re-enacters, who fired Legion Post 124 out of Motley participated a cannon salute. More...

Current Happenings

LCT offers the ‘Lamp Camp’ June 4 - 9

Theater training for eight - 18 year olds; improvisational workshops for adults

‘Lamp Camp,’ a drama camp for ages eight - 18, will be held at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Monday, June 4 - Saturday, June 9.  More...

Music video summer camp offered at CLC

Fifteen spots are available for students in grades 10 through adult for a Music Video Summer Camp to be held at Central Lakes College, Staples campus from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday -Friday, June 11-15.  More...

CTC membership meeting June 6

Consolidated Telecommunications Company will hold its annual membership meeting June 6 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds beginning at 11 a.m.  Ballots for the election of directors have been mailed and should be returned by May 30, 2012. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

May 25   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.  May 28   SIT ‘N KNIT Mon., 6 - 8 p.m., Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Edna Gibbs

Edna Eunice Gibbs, 100, of Verndale, died May 13, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held May 16 at the Johnson Memorial Home Chapel in Verndale, with Fr. Arli Sowada presiding. Burial was in St. More...

Jeanne Jay

Jeanne Marilyn Jay, 81 of Park Rapids, died May 16, 2012 at St. More...

Barbara Trana

Barbara Jean Trana, 84, of Staples, died May 9, 2012 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services were held May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Rev. Robin Collins offi ciating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR QUOTES

Quotes will be accepted for tarring 275th Avenue. This will be for the summer of 2012.  Quotes will be accepted by the Clerk until 7:30 p.m., June 7, 2012. More...

CITY OF MOTLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the Motley Planning Commission will convene on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall to conduct the following public hearings:  More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 77PR-12-516

ESTATE OF Judy Darlene Larson, f/ka Judy Judd, and Judy Darlene Judd, and Judy D. More...

Koval military history begins in World War I

The Koval family still has the helmet from the man who started their military tradition.  Frank Koval’s metal World War I helmet still has dents in it from the bullets that bounced off while he was wearing it.  More...

Memorial Day weekend has two events at park

Staples All Veterans and Community Park will be the site of two ceremonies during Memorial Day weekend. More...

Teachers, school board, approve new contract

A contract with the certified teaching staff was approved at the May 21 Staples Motley School Board meeting authorizing an increase of 2.36 percent including salary and fringe benefits.  More...

CLC moving ahead without bonding bill

It wasn’t all bad news when Central Lakes College learned that they were not included in the final bonding bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed by Governor Mark Dayton.  More...

 

News

North/South Corridor and Overpass construction update

Mike Klasen, construction services with WSB & Associates, Inc., has provided the following update for the work to be done in the next couple of weeks on the North/South Corridor and Overpass project.  Grading work   More...

Worked on B-24’s

Betty (Grant) Gillespie of Staples, 88, holds up an article written over 70 years ago which highlighted the work of women at ‘war plants’ during World War II. More...

Family presentation

Thomas Koval wears his grandfather Gerard’s army jacket and his great-grandfather Frank’s World War I helmet at last year’s Veteran’s Day program at Sacred Heart School, Stapl More...

Opinion

Memorial Day is about more than barbecues

The Revolutionary War. The War of 1812. The Civil War. Spanish-American War. World War I. World War II. Korea. Vietnam. Afghanistan. Iraq.   More...

Keeping our promise to veterans

On Memorial Day, Minnesotans will join together to honor the men and women in uniform who have served our state and protected our nation. More...

Another school year comes to an end

As we approach the end of another school year, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our graduating seniors. From all of us at Staples Motley Schools, we wish you the best. Make sure to stay in touch. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Life Currents

Ribbons for the survivors

Members of Staples Area Bosom Buddies (a Carlson, Deanna Ihme, Marge Tepley and Judy Cantleberry. More...

Area dancers do well at competitions

Dancers from Music General in Staples recently competed in the metro area at Tribute National Talent Contest and at Midwest Starz Dance Competition. More...

Wedding

Mashelle R. Berg and Joel S. Deutsch would like to announce their wedding on July 28, 2012. The ceremony will take place during the Motley Music Festival parade; and will be performed by Rev. Greg Ciesluk. More...

Sports

Softball team advances to third round with upset

Megan Vetsch pitched a shutout against previously unbeaten Pequot Lakes to lead the Staples Motley softball team to a 1-0 win in the second round of the playoffs on May 22.  Earlier in the tournament, the Cardinals had defeated Long Prairie- Gre More...

Israelson second at Mid State

Emily Israelson was the runner-up in the Mid State Conference golf meet on May 14. More...

Track teams compete at conference

The Staples Motley Track and Field teams competed in the Mid State Conference on May 15 at W-DC. The boys took second place behind Detroit Lakes, while the girls placed fourth. More...