May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Dollar General ready to build in Staples

The new store coming to Staples will be Dollar General, it was revealed after they closed the sale on the land near the Staples municipal water facility, along Highway 10.  According to Staples Economic Development Director Jerel Nelsen, the sto More...

FFA team places first at state, heading to nationals

Four FFA (Future Farmers of America) students from Staples Motley High School recently took first place (as a team) in the Fish and Wildlife Career Development Event (CDE) at the 84th Annual State FFA Convention.  They will head to the National More...

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Crow Wing Currents

After 100 years, Carlile girls will each be named on grave marker

The five sisters from Motley died in tragic house fire

When people stop by Evergreen Cemetery in Motley this Memorial Day to visit the graves of their loved ones, chances are they may come across a gravestone bearing the name, ‘Carlile Children.’  Beneath the stone are the remains of fiv More...

Heading to Haiti

Members of the Motley United Methodist Church will be traveling to Haiti in October to help rebuild an area devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Pictured above, from left, are Steve Solem, Pastor Greg Ciesluk, Jill Holland, Rev. More...

Motley UMC members plan mission trip to Haiti

Three years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the damage is still extensive and visible in many places.  “There are still so many needs,” said Rev. More...

Letters

Verndale school bond

I would like to thank everyone who is going to vote “YES” on May 30. It means a lot to me as a parent of two school age children that other people are willing to help make their education a success.  More...

Commencement topic choice

To the staff of CLC Staples campus:  We attended the CLC commencement held on May 15 at the Staples Motley High School Gymnasium. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

May 23   WADENA WHIRLAWAYS will dance Thurs., May 23, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Wadena VFW. Royce Nelson, caller. Lunch to follow.  May 24   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. More...

Life Currents

Schmidt certified as athletic administrator

Mike Schmidt, Activities Director and Dean of Students at Staples Motley Schools, has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator.  More...

Prepared to receive degrees

Central Lakes College graduates line up at the start of the ceremony on May 15 in the Staples Motley High School gymnasium. (Submitted photo)   More...

CLC Staples campus graduates 140

The Central Lakes College Staples campus commencement event was held May 15 at the Staples Motley High School gymnasium. The graduates were honored at the 2013 commencement program.  More...

Sports

Huber sets school records in 100, 200 and high jump

Brian Huber had an unbelievable day on the track, earning four conference titles and setting three alltime Staples Motley records. More...

Golfers show depth

Kyle Quast was the Mid Minnesota Conference golf champion in a rain shortened nine hole event on May 20, as the Staples Motley boys golf team captured the conference title.  In their events, Andrew Israelson and Mitch Hagenson were the top golfe More...

Beachy, Peterson win conference track titles

Jaelin Beachy won three events and Logan Peterson became the conference champion in the 800 meter run to lead the Staples Motley girls track and field team to a third place finish in the Mid State Conference meet on May 14.  Beachy won the 100 a More...

Memorial Day service at Evergreen Hill Cemetery

Staples veteran Ken Klose will give the Memorial Day address on Monday, May 27, at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. This year’s ceremony will start at 10 a.m., an hour later than previous years.  Klose was in the U.S. More...

Baseball field to be named Jerry Riewer Field

The Staples Motley High School baseball field will be known as Jerry Riewer Field, thanks to action taken on a split vote at the Staples Motley School Board meeting May 20.  More...

Headed to the National FFA Convention

Pictured above at the Minnesota Event (CDE) at the convention, State FFA Convention are, from left, Staples held April 29, at the University of Minnesota Motley FFA members Josh Robben, in Minneapoli More...

First step taken for nuisance ordinance

The Staples City Council approved the first reading of the new nuisance ordinance, after noting that questions about water retention ponds and garbage pick-up were addressed. More...

 

News

Seniors recognized at Commencement Concert

For 21 seniors, May 17 marked their final concert as members of the Staples Motley High School Music Department.  More...

Public assistance is topic of poverty workshop

As part of the year-long poverty program in Staples and Motley, the role of public assistance will be discussed in a public forum on Thursday, May 30, at NJPA in Staples. More...

Goeden earns MnSCU state educator award

Darci Winkels Goeden, Instructor of Nursing at Central Lakes College, is one of four faculty in the McSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) system to receive the system’s highest honor from the Board of Trustees, the Excellence in Tea More...

Opinion

Honoring veterans on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, I wish to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We remember the many thousands of brave soldiers who have fallen while fighting on our behalf. More...

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Current Happenings

Voyageur Choir

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir home concert will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Both the Explorer and Voyageur Choirs will be performing at this end-of-year event. More...

Explorer Choir

Members of the Explorer Choir include, front row, left to right: Connor Dobson, Drew Berg, William Thew, Connor Judd, Alex Vernon, Jackson Berg, Alex Brings. More...

Cap and Gown, Awards Ceremony, is May 24

The Staples Motley High School Cap and Gown and the Awards Ceremonies have been combined into one event to begin at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 24, at the high school auditorium.  Ann Kautto and Andrew Nelson will give the addresses for the Cap and G More...

Obituaries

Carroll Hansen

Carroll M. Hansen, 85, Blommington, formerly of Leader, died April 7, 2013 at the Hospice Center in Minneapolis.  A burial service will be held June 1 at 1 p.m. at the Poplar Cemetery. More...

Larry Pierce

Larry Pierce, 51 of Motley, died May 20, 2013 at his home in Staples.  Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.   More...

Sharon K. Ingebritson

Sharon K. ( Tchida) Ingebritson, age 59 of Staples, passed away May 20, 2013.  Visitation will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville, Minn., with a prayer service held at 7:30 p.m.  More...

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from: May 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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