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New gravestone for Carlile girls to be unveiled Aug. 31, in Motley

The five sisters died tragically in 1912 house fire

Five sisters from Motley who died in a tragic house fire 100 years ago will finally have their names engraved on a gravestone, thanks to the efforts of the Motley Area Historical Society.  More...

‘Heritage Day’ includes stories of WWII heroes

Aug. 31 event hosted by Motley Area Historical Society

Following the unveiling of the new gravestone for the Carlile sisters on Aug. 31 (see related story), the Motley Area Historical Society will celebrate ‘Heritage Day’ at BRICKS in Motley.  More...

‘Promise Keepers’ president to speak at Lincoln EV Free Church

Dr. Raleigh Washington will be speaking at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing Sunday, Sept. 8, at 10:45 a.m. More...

Letters

Support our teachers

Well, as sad as it may be, we are nearing the end of summer. The school district is well on their way to putting things in place for the new school year. Unfortunately it is teacher contract time too. This happens every other year. More...

Menus

Menus

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. More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

August 30   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.  August 27   More...

Life Currents

Volunteers needed at Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope Resource  Center is a non-profit agency that provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and general crime in Todd and Morrison and counties.  The center is currently in More...

Koehler joins LHS’s staff

Originally from New York Mills, Whitney Koehler graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology. Koehler is a member of the American Speech- Language- Hearing Associa- tion.  More...

Much Appreciated

The Staples Congregational UCC Church would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who donated and participated in our Fifth Annual Penny Auction held during Railroad Days. We raised $1,283. That’s $500 more than last year.  More...

Sports

Railroad Days Dash results

(Overall place, age group place, name, age, city, time, per mile pace) 1 1 M30 Kenny Miller, 36, Wadena, 16:23 5:16 2 2 M30 Justin Tholl, 32, Motley, 16:40 5:22 3 3 M30 Chris Hagen, 37, Little Falls, 17:29 5:37 4 4 M30 Nichol More...

CC teams beat the heat

The Staples Motley cross country teams inaugurated their new home course at Pine Ridge Golf Course with the Jerry Riewer Invitational, run on a brutally hot day on Aug. 26. More...

Tennis team sees early action

The Staples Motley girls tennis team opened their season by placing second in their home tournament on Aug. 21, then had more tough competition in a 4-3 loss to Moorhead on Aug. 26 and a 7-0 win against Detroit Lakes that same day. More...

Schmidt sees opportunity in transition

Mike Schmidt knows that adding the duties of Staples Motley High School Principal to his activities director role will be a change for the school and the community, but he believes that the school will continue to grow in positive directions.  More...

Johnson keeps school focus on kids

Kathy Johnson started her new position as Staples Elementary School Principal just two weeks before the first day of school. While it has been a whirlwind start, Johnson wants to keep the focus on kids. More...

 

News

Walking in the wheat

Tom Bilek, right, explains one of the experimental plots at the Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center during a field day tour on Aug. 23. More...

Peaceful picnic

Erica Lehrer, with her son Porter asleep in the carrier, enjoy pie and ice cream at the Living Legacy Gardens on Aug. 23 with Carter and Jack Gregerson and their grandmother Annette Adameitz. More...

Career tech education is target for levy

Expanding the curriculm to include career and technical education rose to be one of the top priorities, if both questions are approved in the Staples Motley School District referendum vote to be held Nov. More...

Opinion

Keep Social Security off the budget table

President Obama’s proposal to restrict the growth of Social Security by changing annual costof living adjustments (COLAs) from the present Consumer Price Index (CPI) to a Chained Consumer  More...

Farming in Minnesota

Farmers remain among Minnesota’s greatest heros

When I was growing up, I heard a story about how the legendary University of Minnesota football coach, Bernie Bierman, recruited big, strong players for his national championship teams. More...

Current Happenings

Community meals begin

First CARE meal is Sept. 10

CARE Ministry is offering free community meals on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at participating area churches.  The first meal will be Tuesday, Sept. 10, at United Methodist Church, 310 5th St. More...

Staples Area Women’s Chorus opens season

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will be opening their 2013-2014 rehearsal season Monday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. More...

Staples Area Men’s Chorus sets New Member Night

New Member Night with the Staples Area Men’s Chorus is set for Wednesday,  Sept, 11, in the Staples Motley High School choir room.  Rehearsals are always at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, but on Sept. More...

Obituaries

Oscar Andrews

Oscar Kenneth Andrews, 59 of Wadena, died Aug. 22, 2013, in Bullard Township, Wadena County. Funeral services were held Aug. 27 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Nate Loer officiating. More...

Samuel Rausch

Samuel J. Rausch, infant son of Tina Uselman and Brendan Rausch of Eagle Bend, died shortly after birth Aug. 22, 2013 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. More...

Rosella Hoemberg

Rosella Hoemberg, 97, of Staples, died July 17, 2013. Her full obituary was published in the Staples World issue of July 25, 2013.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the con More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #1  July 15, 2013   More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held July 16, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  More...