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New HHS Director Jackie Och joins Todd County staff

Jackie Och, Todd County’s new Health and Human Services (HHS) Director, attended her first county board meeting on April 22, accompanied by Interim HHS Director Emily Steinert. She was introduced to the board by Steinert.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Arbor Day activity at Motley Elementary

Third graders in Donalee Butler’s class at Motley Elementary School prepared Norway pine trees which were given to the entire student body on Arbor Day, April 25. More...

Motley area police reports

The Motley Police Department responded to two separate reports of theft April 22, at 16 Hwy 10 So., Motley.  On April 20, Jennifer Millons called to report she had left her wallet on top of her vehicle when she left the gas station and it had fa More...

Di-Mar, Inc., awarded contract for Motley’s 2014 Water Treatment Plant Project

At a special meeting held April 23, the Motley City Council voted to award the contract for the 2014 Water Treatment Plant to Di-Mar, Inc. out of Excelsior. Di-Mar was the lowest responsible bidder.  More...

Letters

Easter Sunday

We, the leadership team of the Staples Church of Christ, wish to thank those businesses who, out of respect for their employees and the day, were closed on Easter Sunday. More...

Current Happenings

Pain, Injury and Brain Center in Staples hosting open house May 8

The Pain, Injury and Brain Centers of America, LLC in Staples, will hold an open house event on Thursday, May 8 from 2 to 5:30 p.m.. The clinic is located at 415 US Hwy. More...

AARP Smart Driver class

AARP Smart Driver classes will be held at the United Methodist Church in Motley for those 55 or older. There is a limit of 25 persons per class. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program   Suggested donation: $4. 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. Meals served with bread, and milk. More...

Obituaries

Darlene Lorentz

Darlene Marie Lorentz, 78, of Willmar, died April 24, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held April 28 at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. More...

Sadie Tramm

Sadie Marie Tramm, 96 of Staples, died April 27, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Waverek, Israelson tie for first at Cardinal Invite

Staples Motley golfers Dakota Waverek and Andrew Israelson found themselves tied at the top of the leaderboard at the 10-team Cardinal Invitational golf tournament on April 26, both finishing with a score of 75 for 18 holes. More...

Sprints, hurdles look good in early meets

The Staples Motley track and field teams participted at a meet at Long Prairie- Grey Eagle on April 22 and hosted a meet on April 25.  The boys 4x400 meter relay team of Cody Rivetts, Tyler Johnson, Ryan Johnson and Zach Hofmann placed first in More...

Baseball team splits conference opener

The Staples Motley baseball team beat Detroit Lakes 9-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on April 25, but lost the second game 7-2.  In game one, Jalen Busker led the Cardinals on the mound and at the plate. More...

NSDA honors Odell for contributions to speech

The National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) has announced that Frank Odell of Staples is the organization’s newest diamond coach. More...

Edin rewriting the national conversation about fatherhood

Kathy Edin’s experiences growing up in Staples gave her a start in becoming one of the most prominent sociologists in the country. More...

“Fire & Ice” prom theme

The Staples Motley High School prom was held in the gymnasium April 26 with over 156 attendees. Above: Joe Hess escorted Kelli Klein at grand march. See more photos on page 10a. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

 

News

Marcyes announces he will run for Todd County Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff Lonnie Marcyes has announced his intent to run for Todd county sheriff. The Fergus Falls college graduate has over 11 years experience as both a deputy and officer in Long Prairie, Staples, and Eagle Bend. More...

Och to run for Todd County Sheriff

Todd County Deputy Sheriff Steve Och announced his candidacy to run for Todd County Sheriff.  More...

Vehicles searched, stolen

On April 22, Staples Police received complaints of two four wheelers and one dirt bike driving recklessly in the area of Pleasant Ave and 9th Street NE and also in the area of Warner Rd and 5th Street NE. More...

Opinion

Blood, Sweat and Tiers

Lakewood Health System

Earlier this year it was announced that Lakewood Health System was being re-categorized from a Tier 2 to a Tier 3 healthcare provider in the Minne- sota Adva ntage Health Plan, which is the health insurance plan for Minne- sota State employ- ees. More...

Wear green in May for Mental Health Awareness Month

As we finally emerge from the cold dark winter our thoughts turn to spring - and green. Not the green from our grass or the leaves on the tree, but to mental health. More...

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Life Currents

Staples Motley FFA Chapter at state “Day on the Hill” in St. Paul

The Staples Motley FFA Chapter attended the “Day on the Hill” with their Advisor, Kerry Lindgren on March 27 at the Minnesota State Capitol.  More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Aaron and Mutita Golbeck of Browerville, a baby boy, Sebastian Colton weighing four pounds, 11 ounces on April 18, 2014.  Born to Russell and Jessica Kleinschmidt of Sta More...

Huebsch, Sampson

Jake Huebsch and Lee- Ann Sampson were united in marriage March 22, 2014, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 conditions of the following described mortgage More...

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

School Board Meeting #16 March 17, 2014   More...

Todd County Health & Human Services Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human Services Meeting held March 25, 2014   CALL TO ORDER  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie MN on the 25th day of March More...