December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School levy is down

Parent, student, praise CHS

Taxpayers in the Staples Motley School District will see a slight reduction in the school portion of their 2013 taxes, payable in 2014.  The final levy with a decrease of one-tenth of a percent was approved at the school board’s meeting De More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

City of Motley’s 2014 levy slightly lower than last year’s

At their regular meeting Dec. 10, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2014 ($326,079), a slight decrease from last year’s certified levy which was $326,160. They also adopted the final budget for 2014 as presented.  More...

Christmas bells

Pillager kindergarten students ring bells while singing Jingle Bells during the dress rehearsal for the Pillager Christmas concert on Dec. 13. The theme of the concert was the story of Christmas carol writer Alfred Burt. More...

Pine River man convicted of murder

In a news release Dec. More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

December 20   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., Dec. 20, 4 p.m., Northern Pines, 11 2nd St. SW, Wadena. , For information, 218-631-1714.  AA MTG, Fri., Dec. 20, noon, Motley Free Methodist Church. For information, 218-630-8976. More...

Educational Opportunities

December 23   ‘CIRCLE OF PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP Mon., Dec. 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at SES Library. Parents with children of all ages welcome. Child care/refreshments provided. Call 218-296-2139.  January 8   More...

Christmas concert tradition

Several parents of Staples Motley High School music students and alumni of the school joined the SMHS choirs and orchestra at their Christmas concert Dec.  More...

Obituaries

Emilie Gamradt

Emilie Gamradt, 93 of Sauk Centre, died Dec. 13, 2013 at the St. Michael’s Hospital in Sauk Centre.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Ron Hemsworth officiating. More...

Julia Stenberg

Julia Rose Stenberg, 96 of Motley and formerly of Staples, died Dec. 9, 2013 at the Harmony House Assisted Living in Motley.  Private services will be held for Julia. More...

Ruth DeVine

Ruth Agnes DeVine, 91, of Kerrville, Texas, died Dec. 13, 2013 at her daughter’s home.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Plaza on the River in Kerrville, with Rev. Stockton Williams, Rev. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

COUNTY PRINTING TODD COUNTY - MINNESOTA

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Todd County will receive sealed bids until four o’clock p.m., Friday, December 27, 2013 at the County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office. More...

Lakewood layoffs part of changing health care

The changing health care insurance system and changes in the way people are using health care are two factors that have led to Lakewood Health System cutting back on their budget.  Lakewood CEO Tim Rice said they have laid off seven managerial p More...

Area churches offer Christmas services

Area churches offer Christmas services   Special church servies for Christmas submitted to the Staples World are listed here.  Staples Alliance Church, 1512 8th St.  Dec. 22 at 9:30 a.m. More...

City budget increases, taxes stay the same

Ron Murray was sworn in to the Staples City Council at their Dec. 10 meeting, replacing Rob Schmeig, who resigned from the seat in October.  More...

 

News

New Friendly Rider bus is a hit with customers

The Friendly Rider bus service unveiled a brand new bus for riders in December.  The feedback of Friendly Rider customers has been very positive, according to bus driver Robin Grotberg.  More...

Heavy equipment students graduate

The Staples campus of Central Lakes College held a fall graduation on Nov. 27 to recognize students completing the Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance Program and Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Programs.  More...

Superintendent’s contract debated

While a modification to Superintendent Mark  Schmitz’s current contract was approved with little discussion, the proposed contract for the next three years provoked more debate and two split votes.  The modification to the current con More...

Opinion

Is there a Santa Claus?

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897.  More...

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Central MN ALC provides multi-district services

The Pillager and Staples Motley school districts participate in area Alternative Learning Center (ALC) multi-school district programming along with 10 other area schools.  More...

Life Currents

Music General Staples show

The Music General dancers will host their annual Staples Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Staples High School Cafeteria, no admission charge. Four groups will be performing, preschool, K-1st, 2nd-6th grade and teens.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Natasha Wenzel and Derek Cleveland of Staples, a baby boy, Brantley Laine weighing five pounds, nine ounces on Dec. More...

Free meal offered by Staples Host Lions

The Staples Host Lions sponsored a free Community Christmas Appreciation Dinner Dec. 14, at the Staples Motley   High School cafeteria. The annual Christmas meal project began in 2007. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)   More...

Sports

Wrestlers show mettle in triangular meet

The Staples Motley wrestling team faced some good competition at Crosby Ironton, wrestling well against Detroit Lakes but losing 34-27 then working hard for a 31-27 win over the host Rangers. More...

Cardinals set girls basketball record with thirty-three assists

The Staples Motley girls basketball team stayed undefeated at 5-0 as they played their first two games without point guard Mikayla Wing, who suffered a knee injury and may be out for the season.  The team made up for the loss of their top ballha More...

Boys play tough defense to move above .500

The Staples Motley boys basketball team cranked up the defense to earn their third win in a row and emerge above .500, with wins over Wadena-Deer Creek 79-67 on Dec. 12 and Osakis 72-56 on Dec. 13, moving the team’s record to 3-2  More...