May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Todd County board awards annex contract

At the May 21 county board meeting, Todd Commissioners awarded the remaining contract on the County Annex remodeling project to Eagle Construction of Little Falls. More...

Coauette named NJPA Executive Director

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) of Staples has hired Dr. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley remembers their fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Grey skies and threats of rain didn’t stop people in the Motley area from paying their respects to the men and women in the military who have given their lives in service for the United States of America.  The Tri- County Post #124 hosted More...

Crow Wing Calendar

June 4   AL- ANON MTG, Tues. , noon, Motley United Methodist Church. For persons struggling with a friend’s or family member’s drinking/ substance abuse problem. Newcomers welcome. For more info., 218-310-8813. More...

Pillager High School says ‘goodbye’ to the Class of 2013

Five Pillager High School seniors earned the title of ‘Distinguished Honor Graduate’ for achieving a grade point average of 3.75 or better. More...

Letters

Verndale school district citizens

I’ve been reading all the signs and letters to the editor saying how we are to support the school bond referendum and vote “yes, for our children”. More...

Fabulous fishing

I would like to thank the people who were involved with the Hooked on Fishing for the fourth graders on Saturday, May 18.  I was fortunate to be the carpool driver for kids that day, and they were so excited to get a chance to go out fishing. More...

Current Happenings

Lamp Camp is June 10-21

Theater training for 8 - 18 year olds

Lamp Camp, a drama camp for youth ages 8-18, will be held at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Monday-Friday for two weeks, June 10-14 and 17-21.  Children ages 8-12 will meet from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. each day. More...

Free Shred Day at credit union

Through a partnership with Paper Storm Secure Document Shredding, Mid- Minnesota Federal Credit Union is offering free community wide Shred Days at all their locations.  The mobile shredding truck will be in Staples Tuesday, June 4, from noon-1 More...

Tree planting in park

Planting a north fire maple for Arbor Day in Pine Grove Park in Staples, from left, Kevin Grondahl, Josh Nice, Ken Klose, Ron Murray, Breanna Jasmer (front), Chris Etzler, John Gorton, Trisha Jasmer More...

Obituaries

Larry Pierce

Larry Pierce, 51, of Motley, formally of Oklahoma City, Okla., died May 20, 2013, at his home.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.  More...

F ra nces Craf t

Frances Craft, 94, of Fort Ripley, died May 21, 2013 at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall, with Pastor Jim Brown officiating. More...

Jerald Roth

Jerald “Jerry” Eugene Roth, 83, of Othello, Wash., died May 21, 2013.  Funeral services were held May 25 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Othello.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STAPLES MOTLEY ISD 2170 STAPLES, MN 56479

Request for Bids for Sanitation Services, Elevator Services, Dairy and Bakery Products   More...

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 77-PR-13-448

RAYMOND C. SANDBERG, Deceased,  Date Filed: May 15, 2013 ___________________  ORDER FOR HEARING PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY   More...

FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT NOTICE OF BID Replacement of 4006 Core Fiber Switch

The Freshwater Education District (FED) is seeking bids to replace its Cisco 4006 Core switch located in Wadena, Minnesota. The replacement switch(s) will need to be redundant and support 9 LC fiber connections at Gigabit speed.  More...

Graduation ceremony

Above, Claire Uhlman and Jordan Wick lead the Staples Motley High School Class of 2013 into the graduation ceremony on May 24. Below, Alexa Carlson proudly shows her diploma to the crowd. More...

Wadena County Sheriff gives report on Green Valley fire

At the May 23 Wadena County Board meeting, Sheriff Mike Carr delivered a riveting presentation on the activities that took place during the Green Valley fire emergency from May 14 to 18.  More...

Hello, Readers,

Tomorrow, Friday, May  31, will the the last day of school for Staples Motley Schools. Summer recreation programs and reading programs will be beginning in the next couple of weeks and churches are planning their Vacation Bible  More...

 

News

Cap and Gown Ceremony

At left, seniors Andrew Nelson and Ann Kautto gave the opening speech at the Cap and Gown ceremony on May 24. Also at the ceremony, honors graduates with the highest GPA were given gold cords to wear at graduation. More...

At the Minnesota State FFA Convention

Last April, the Staples Motley FFA chapter attended the 84th Minnesota State FFA Convention, held at the University of Minnesota. More...

Staples Motley FFA teams did well at state convention

On April 28, the Staples Motley FFA chapter traveled to the University of Minnesota campus to attend the 84th Minnesota State FFA Convention.  During the convention the chapters listened to keynote speakers, attended leadership sessions and part More...

Opinion

Baseball memories

Growing up in Staples, I became a nut for baseball at an early age. I loved all kinds of sports, but baseball fit my mentality and my talents better than all of the rest. More...

Missing and Exploited Children Awareness Day

May 25, 2013, was National Missing and Exploited Children Awareness Day, it started of a week of national awareness events targeted at helping to prevent childhood abductions. More...

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Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $3.85. Call between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations.   Menus are subject to change.  Staples 894-2556  Serving at 11:45 a.m. sharp. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

May 31   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Neighborhood Counseling, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631-1714.   TOPS (TAKING OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) CHAPTER #1077 OF STAPLES Tues., Faith Lutheran Church, 430 12th St. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Caleb and Lamanda Nurnberger of Sebeka, a baby girl, Lylianne Marie weighing seven pounds on May 18, 2013.  Born to Kyle and Joslyn Keskitalo of Henning, a baby girl, Br More...

Sports

Softball team to play in section championship

The Staples Motley softball team played a competitive regular season where they suffered several lateinning losses. More...

Baseball team ousted despite good defense

The Staples Motley baseball season came to an abrupt end on May  28, as the Cardinals were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by Otter  Tail Central. More...

Busker, Kossan, Wick and White are all-conference

The Mid State All Conference baseball team had four Staples Motley players named first team, Jalen Busker, Mark Kossan, Jordan Wick and Devon White. More...