November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School audit earns ‘clean’ opinion

The Staples Motley School District received an unmodified, clean opinion from their independent auditor when certified public accountant Julie Nelson of Mayer, Porter & Nelson, Ltd., presented the 2013-14 fiscal year audit at the school board mee More...

Stapes police chief resigning

Staples Police Chief Matt Gottschalk is resigning from his position to take another position in the city of Corcoran, located in the west Metro Area near Rogers.  Gottschalk said he is making the move because of the desire to be closer to exten More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

The Spot Cafe now open in Motley

The Spot Cafe of Motley has been busy serving up their signature ‘all-day breakfasts’ and hand-patty Angus burgers ever since they opened Nov. More...

Motley City Council adopts resolutions for proposed assessments

At their regular meeting Nov. More...

Honored for their service

The Motley Township Board recently honored Bill Macheel (left) and Faye Pepin for their many years of service to the township. Pepin served 32 years as clerk; and Macheel served 27 years as treasurer. (Submitted photo)   More...

Letters

Exceptional kindness

On my way from St. Paul to Crookston on Nov. 8, my car broke down around 3 p.m. near the Clark Station in Staples. Over the course of the next 18 hours, I met 10 of your residents who treated me with exceptional kindness. More...

Titles stand

A most sincere thanks to everyone who helped in cleaning up the “hood.” Your efforts were greatly appreciated, let alone haveing to work in blizzard conditions cleaning up unimaginable dump sites.  More...

Show gratitude

On Nov. 11 we had another community program and we were able to honor over 35 veterans. Once again, we had a great turn out. More...

Life Currents

Senior celebrations

The monthly Birthday/Anniversary party was held in the Senior Citizen’s room at the Staples Community Center on Nov. 11. More...

Veteran escorts

Veterans who attended the program held in their honor at Staples Motley High School on Nov. 11 were escorted to their places by SM FFA members. Above: FFA member Molly Lindgren escorted her grandfather Del Lindgren, a Korean War Veteran. More...

Veteran visits

In honor of Veterans Day, Staples American Legion Auxiliary members, President Arlene Grover, Shirley Morrison and Carol Olsen visited 17 veterans at the Lakewood Care Center, in Staples. More...

Sports

Lust for a deer leads some astray

Inside the Outdoors

They say that one of the best demonstrations of honesty is how a person behaves when he thinks no one is watching. That certainly applies to the ethical choices that anglers and hunters face from time to time in the woods and on the waters.  More...

Bags a large buck

Jan Hirschey has a few bragging rights after she shot this 17-point buck on Nov. 12 south of Staples. Jan has been hunting for 16 years, compared to her husband who has hunted for 60 years. Dan said he had never seen a buck like this. More...

BB for 4th-6th graders begins

The Staples Motley Basketball Booster’s program for fourth - sixth grade boys and girls will begin practice twice a week and the plans are to attend four tournaments this season.  The following is the practice schedule:   Fourth grad More...

Staples City Council votes to end building inspector contract

The Staples City Council decided that conflicts between the city’s building code inspector and local contractors may be curtailing construction in the city and voted to get out of the contract with building inspector Sid Fossan at their Nov. More...

Squash abundance

Staples Food Shelf Coordinator Fran Mertens shows two of the squash from 26 boxes donated by Mike Thorson. Mertens said donations are down this year so the food shelf is now lowering the amount on their meat vouchers. More...

Wadena County to hire new transit director

At the Nov. 12 county board meeting, Wadena County Engineer Ryan Odden told county commissioners that he is almost ready to recruit a Friendly Rider Transit Director to serve the new combined Wadena County- Becker County Transit System. More...

 

News

Four arrested in S.W.A.T. team raid in Staples

At approximately 3:38 a.m. on Nov. 14, the Staples Police Department, Wadena- Hubbard S.W.A.T. Team, Todd County Sheriff’s Office and Wadena County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 218 6th Street NE in Staples.  More...

Lions Peace Poster contest

The Lions Peace Poster contest is an international competition which invites students ages 11 - 13 to create a poster on the topic of world peace. No words, numbers or writing are allowed on the posters. More...

Police deal with youth issues

On Nov. 10, Staples Police were called to a home where a child was getting out of hand and would not go to school. Police tried to persuade the child to go but the child would not go.  On Nov. More...

Current Happenings

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste set

As has been the custom since 1975, the Staples Motley High School Choirs will present “Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste” on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m.  More...

Recorder trio

This trio will be joined by other strolling minstrels, carolers, the Court Jester and, of course, those despicable beggers at the Madrigal Feaste presented by Staples Motley High School choirs and set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. More...

Informational MNsure seminar offered

A free informational seminar to learn more about MNsure, Minnesota’s state operated marketplace for health insurance will be held Tuesday Dec 2, at the Wadena-Deer Creek Memorial Auditorium from 6-8:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Aloris Starke

Aloris Starke, 83, of Wadena, died November 13, at her residence. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Schuller Family Funeral Homes of Wadena. Aloris Mae Starke was born on Jan. More...

Mark Uhlenkamp

Mark Uhlenkamp, 41, of Olivia died November 16, 2014, at Abbott - Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis after a short battle with brain cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

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