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Cause for Celebration: Conference on Aging

“(We’re) celebrating the fact that they made it this far in life... Age is a good thing!” explained Mike Karasch, the Community Relations Coordinator from the Alternative Senior Care. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley Fair is June 19-22

Food, music, demo derby, midway, more

The Morrison County Fair in Motley opens Thursday, June 19 and runs through Sunday, June 22.  There’s something for everyone at this family friendly event, including music, food, contests, animal shows, demo derby and a midway.  The L More...

Motley Police, Morrison County Sheriff, answer variety of calls

The Morrison County’s Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to a fire alarm at the Motley Staples Middle School on June 4. More...

Zigan Dairy, Long Prairie to host Todd County Dairy Tour

Zigan Dairy of Long Prairie will host the 2014 Todd County Dairy Tour on Tuesday June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Zigan Dairy is located at 22550 State Hwy 287 Long Prairie. This is about two miles south of Long Prairie on State Hwy 287. More...

Opinion

Flag history and etiquette to celebrate Flag Day, June 14

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution which stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue fi More...

Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for our children

As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. More...

Summer meals available locally

Staples Elementary and Motley Elementary are offering free breakfasts and lunches for all school age children this year.  Breakfasts are served from 7: 45- 9 a. m. More...

Life Currents

Music students at SMHS continue the ‘tradition of excellence’

They must be doing something right at the Staples Motley High School Music Department.  In addition to performing top-notch concerts at least three times a year, the SMHS musicians (led by Steve Hoemberg, choir; Jeff Iverson, band; and John Koop More...

Engagement

Peterson, Nollen

Ron and Sue Peterson of Motley are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Caitlin, to Anthony Nollen son of Diane Nollen and the late Wayne Nollen of Saratoga, Wyoming.  Caitlin is a 2012 graduate of Staples M More...

Class of 1994 reunion

The Staples Motley High School Class of 1994 will hold their 20th class runion on June 21 at Town’s Edge Restaurant, Staples. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. For information call Lisa D. (Hanson) Giza, 218-894-1127.   More...

Sports

Three time champion: Beachy is state’s top hurdler again

Jaelin Beachy won the state 100 meter hurdles title for the third year in a row, finishing well ahead of the field with a time of 14.90, her best time of the year. More...

Cardinals crash state softball tournament

Staples Motley fans made up one of the biggest cheering sections at the state softball tournament on June 5-6. Pictured, Cardinal fans watch a long fly ball hit by MacKenzie Holst in the opening round game. See story and more photos on page 6b. More...

Israelson siblings contend at state golf

Andrew Israelson is tied for second place after day one of the state golf tournament at the Ridges at Sand Creek course in Jordan. More...

Candidates are set for the primary, general elections

The filing period for state, district and county offices closed June 3. The stage is now set for the primary election Aug. 12 and the general election Nov. 4.  More...

Morning visitors

When Jason Anderson checked his trail cam recently, he discovered that a large bear and three smaller bears visited the southeast corner of his property approximately 8 a.m. June 4. More...

 

News

Wadena Human Services building roof to be replaced

At the June 3 Wadena County Commissioners board meeting board meeting, commissioners voted to accept a quote from Herzog Roofing of Detroit Lakes to replace the failing roof on the Human Services building, located at 124 SE 1st St in Wadena. More...

Don Asmus running for Sheriff

Don Asmus announces his candidacy for Todd County Sheriff. As the current interim sheriff, Asmus has seen the need for a strong leader and positive role model. “That is why I am running for sheriff,” said Asmus.  More...

DFL endorsed Bye for District 9A

Dan Bye garnered the DFL endorsement as the candidate for State Legislator in District 9A. More...

Letters

Healthy foods

As I volunteered at Sacred Heart Area School this past year, I had the opportunity to observe the school lunch program provided by Staples Motley School system. Wow. The staff over there put out some fabulous meals. So attractive and healthy.  More...

Clarification

We are writing to you in regards to the inaccurate information that was published in the June 5 2014 edition of the Staples World that is headlined saying “Daycare providers help SEDA look for solutions.”  More...

Current Happenings

Library summer reading program

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) began its annual  Summer Reading Program for children and teens ages  0-18 on, June 9, continuing through Saturday, Aug. 9. Two programs are offered.  “Experiment with Reading”  More...

Free bicycle helmet give-a-way extended

With a surplus of helmets left from the initial bike helmet give- a- way clinics, the Lakewood Health System Foundation will be holding two more clinics to give away free helmets as part of the annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.  More...

Poverty group meeting

The next meeting for Staples Motley Beyond Poverty (SMBP) will be Tuesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at Staples City Hall. The public is invited to attend the SMBP meetings, held each month. More...

Obituaries

Brian Krause

Brian Krause, 41, of Browerville, died June 10, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were held June 14 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel with Reverend David Greaver officiating. More...

Cayla Chyrrel Dause

Cayla Chyrrel Dause, 31, of Richmond, Mo. died June 5, 2014 at her home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at the Assemblies of God Church in Staples. Reception to follow services. More...

Brian Marquardt

Brian K. “Butch” Marquardt, 58 of Duluth, formerly of Wadena, died June 6, 2014 at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center, Duluth.  Funeral services will be held Friday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at St. More...

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Public Notice

NOTICE STAPLES MOTLEY ISD #2170 BID REQUEST FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS   More...