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Senior smiles at graduation

Staples Motley seniors share a good time as they await the presentation of diplomas at their graduation ceremony on May 30. The Class of 2014 had 99 graduates. See more photos on page 10a. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)   More...

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Crow Wing Currents

After 28 years, MSMS teacher Jan Moore retires

It probably won’t hit her that she’s retired until next fall, says Jan Moore, sixth grade teacher at Motley Staples Middle School.  “That’s when it’s going to seem real,” she said recently at her desk in Room More...

Three injured in two-vehicle crash north of Motley

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 64, five miles north of Motley June 2.  The head-on crash occurred at approximately 5:44 p.m. Road conditions were dry.  More...

Driver of totaled car airlifted to HCMC

Julia Rainey of Minneapolis, the driver of the vehicle pictured above, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center June 2, following a two-vehicle crash north of Motley on Hwy 64. More...

Current Happenings

Theater camp set for June 9-20

“Believe in Yourself” is the theme for the third annual Lamp Camp, a drama camp for ages 8-18, to be held at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Monday- Friday for two weeks, June 9-13 and June 16-20.  Children ages 8-12 will meet from More...

Staples Motley Area Community Foundation board

Members of the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation board of directors are: seated, from left, Claire Roberts, Curt McIlravy, Brent Sterriker, Mary Kobliska, Matt Gottschalk, Dave Johnson and Judy Richer; standing, from left, Tom Crawford, Mike S More...

Wadena County Historical Society joins Blue Star Museums program

The Wadena County Historical Society is joining with more than 2,000 museums across America as part of Blue Star Museums, a nationwide program that offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard, R More...

Obituaries

Loretta Peterson

Loretta Peterson, 87, of Verndale, died May 30, 2014 in St. Cloud.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Balsamlund Lutheran Church in rural Verndale with Minister Dan Foster and Rev. Daryl Jacobson officiating. More...

Roberta Bertram

Roberta Ann Bertram, 78, of Verndale, died May 26, 2014 at LHS Hospice in Staples.  Funeral service were held May 29 at the Verndale Alliance Church with Pastor Tony Stanley officiating. More...

Jeanne Whitney

Jeanne Lorraine Whitney, 93, long time resident of Staples, died May 26, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  A Mass of the Christian Burial was held June 3 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, with Fr. 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...

Todd County Health & Human Services Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Health & Human Services Meeting held  April 22, 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 22nd day of More...

Staples City Council approves five year plan

The Staples City Council approved their Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for 2014-2018, setting a schedule for some of the major projects and expenditures in the next five years. The plan was reviewed at the May 27 city council meeting.  More...

Daycare providers help SEDA look for solutions

At the May 27 Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting, three people from Little Cardinals Academy, Director Susan Estabrooks Anderson and teachers Stacy Finck and Nicky Anderson, told what they know about the lack of daycare in the Stap More...

School district budget is constantly moving target

Familiar themes dominated the review and discussion of the 2014- 15 Staples Motley School District budget at a board work session June 2.  The most prominent were special education costs and reimbursements, student enrollment projections, fund b More...

Free breakfast, lunches at schools

Staples and Motley elementary schools are both serving breakfast and lunch, free of charge, to all school age kids this summer. The lunch program runs Monday - Friday with the exception of July 4 when it will be closed. More...

 

News

Students give feedback to Odysseyware reps

Odysseyware representatives Kelly Woodman and Patti Griffin visited Staples  Motley High School on April 30 to see what their online learning program is doing for students.  More...

ATV crash reported near Wadena

On May 28 at approximately 9: 10 p. m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an ATV crash in rural Wadena Township. More...

Minnesota’s Lost Towns book launch

More than 100 people attended the book launch for Minnesota’s Lost Towns on May 15. The event, held at the 102 year old Lincoln Community Church, featured a short book presentation by author Rhonda Fochs, refreshments and a book signing. More...

Opinion

Joining the Culture Club

If the last 50 years are anything to go by, predicting the skills that will be needed ten years from now is a difficult task, so creating an education plan for the next 30 years or so must be nigh on impossible. More...

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Appreciation expressed for past school year

Staples Motley Schools

Congratulations to our 2014 graduating seniors. We are proud of you and wish you well as you move onto the next phase of your jour ney.  More...

Life Currents

Much Appreciated

American Legion thanks program participants   More...

Care Center

JUNE BIRTHDAYS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS.  Leona Hobson, June 1; Herbert Reed, June 7; Philip Finck, June 10; Lillian Kahnke, June 25.  JUNE SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CAMPUS.  June 3, 9 a.m. More...

Evergreen Hill Cemetery annual meeting

Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association, Staples held its annual meeting this past April and elected the following officers: Robert Reeck president, Charlie Mertens vice president and Betty Haskins Secretary Treasurer to a one year term.  More...

Sports

Six run fifth propels softball team to state tournament

One big inning put the Staples Motley softball team into the state tournament. More...

State softball starts today

The Staples Motley softball team will take the field on Thursday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at Caswell Park in Mankato, for their first round state tournament game against Hawley.  More...

Boys return to state golf meet, girls team comes up just short

The Staples Motley boys golf team will return to defend their state championship after walking away with another section title, while the Staples Motley girls golf team is heartbroken after leading the section meet on the first day, then playing bett More...