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Effect of levy on budget explored

Two citizens came to an informational meeting on  Oct. 22, about the Staples  Motley School District referendum, which will be held Nov. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Obligato Violin & Guitar Shop in Cushing

‘Indispensably necessary to a proper performance’

Step through the door of the ‘Obligato Violin & Guitar Shop’ in rural Cushing and be transported to another time and place. More...

‘WE Scare Hunger’ event on Halloween

Motley Staples Middle  School students will be participating in a ‘WE Scare  Hunger’ event Oct. More...

Clarification

Last week’s Staples World included a report from the Motley Police Department in regard to a woman who had her phone plugged into an outside outlet at the Motley Dairy Queen.  The report mentioned that the Motley Dairy Queen had made the i More...

Letters

What’s the down side?

Next Tuesday we’re asked to go to the polls and vote on whether or not we want the school district to continue to get a certain amount of money from the state and also to get additional money. I’m voting yes on both questions.  More...

School tax referendum

Our governor and legislature have increased taxes which will affect our pocketbook directly or indirectly.  More...

In this case, let’s keep it the same

I believe the “Get Out the ‘VOTE YES’ ” committee has done a great job getting us voters the facts allowing all of us to make an informed decision at the ballot boxes: By voting yes on Question #1 and voting yes on Question #2 More...

Life Currents

Five generations

Five generations recently gathered at the wedding of Tyler Shequen and Londa Wells in Little Falls.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Lucas and Lisa Hubbard of Clarissa, a baby girl, Madelyn Marie weighing six pounds, 15 ounces on Oct. More...

Student Achievements

KATIE STONE, Staples, has been honored with membership into the International Dean’s List Society for exemplary academic performance at the University of Minnesota. More...

Sports

Plopper, Trout to run at state CC meet

Stephen Plopper and Ryan Trout will run at the state cross country meet on Nov. 2, after qualifying at the Section 8A meet at Bagley on Oct. 25. More...

CC girls competitive at Section 8A meet

The Staples Motley girls cross country team raced the way they wanted to at the Section 8A meet, coming together to finish as a competitive team.  Haley Christoffersen missed the chance to run at state by just a few places.  More...

Beachy sets conference record in 100 freestyle

Jaelin Beachy set a school and conference record in the 100 yard freestyle at the Mid State Conference meet on Oct. 25 at Detroit Lakes.  Beachy’s time of 55.22 seconds was more than a second ahead of the second place swimmer. More...

Levy questions bring questions from public

Why does the ballot say my taxes will increase and how are you going to use that increase in revenue?  How do the annual expenditures per student in the Staples Motley School District compare to other school districts?  Which index is used More...

Halloween house, black cat and all

Cassanova the black cat poses with Zach Ludovissie and his children Brookelyn and Madden, in front of the Halloween display Zach built at his house on 5th Street NE in Staples. More...

Where, when do I vote?

Residents in the Staples Motley School District will have the opportunity Tuesday, Nov. 5, to vote on two levy referendum questions. The polls will be open from noon-8 p.m. More...

 

News

Half cent sales tax debated at hearing

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, at the Courthouse. The purpose of the meeting was to give information to the public about the proposed half cent county sales tax to be established in 2014.  More...

‘Great Coat Giveaway’ is seeking coats to give to people in need

Do you have a jacket or coat that you do not wear anymore?  The ‘Great Coat Giveaway,’ sponsored by CARE Ministry and Heart and Hands of Motley, is once again underway.  For the fifth consecutive year, plans are being finalized More...

Photos from Halloween

Fall festival action Brianna Guggenberger rolls a pumpkin towards bowling pins at the Staples Elementary School Fall Festival on Oct. 25. More...

Opinion

Minimum wage at 1950 level on 75th anniversary

The minimum wage has put a floor under workers’ wages since taking effect 75 years ago on October 24, 1938. More...

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Current Happenings

Vietnam veteran Ken Klose to speak at CLC event

The Center for Lifelong Learning will present a twopart program dealing with the contrast in Vietnam from the 1960s and 70’s to the present day. Both sessions will be held at Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus, in Room E354.  More...

Flu shots offered at Wadena Cty Public Health

Wadena County Public Health is providing flu shots at the following dates and times: o Nov. 1, 2 - 4 p.m. o Nov. 7, 3 - 5 p.m. o Nov. 8, 2 - 4 p.m. o Nov. 15, 2 - 4 p.m. o Nov. 19, 10 a.m. - noon o Nov. 22, 2 - 4 p.m.  More...

Pilot/escort driver certification required

The new certification training for civilian pilot/escort drivers will be offered at the MSCTC - Moorhead Campus on Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Hazel Fleisher

Hazel Alice Fleisher, 77, of Staples died Oct. 21, 2013 at the Lakewood Health Care Center  Funeral services were held Oct. More...

Patricia Olstad

Patricia Ann “Pat” Olstad, 81 of Staples, died Oct. 24, 2013 at White Pine Senior Living in Cottage Grove, after a battle with Alzheimer’s.  More...

Adeline Quitmeyer

Adeline (Addy) Alvina Quitmeyer, 95, Staples, formerly of Parkers Prairie, died October 27, 2013 at Lakewood Health System, Staples.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board

School Board Meeting #5 September 16, 2013   Roll Call, Determination of Quorum, and Pledge of Allegiance  More...

Public Notices

MEETING  NOTICE VILLARD TOWNSHIP   Villard Township Board Meetings from November 2013 through March 2014 will be held at Eastwood Inn, in Motley on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of  Commissioners held  October 1, 2013   CALL TO ORDER  More...