March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples Industrial Park in need of expansion

The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) discussed the need to create more space at the Staples Industrial Park, due to an inquiry from a prospective business.  At the Feb. More...

Snowy day

At least four inches of snow fell across the Staples area March 3, which meant it was time to get the snowblowers, plows and shovels back out. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

‘Story theater’ is theme for this year’s middle school production

Motley Staples Middle School will present “The Princess and the Magic Pea,” “The Little Peasant” and “The Golden Goose” at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 21, More...

Rehearsals underway at Centennial

Motley Staples Middle School students have been busy rehearsing for their upcoming performance of “The Princess and the Magic Pea,” “The Little Peasant” and “The Golden Goose.” The show, under the direction of Kevi More...

Dedication service at Motley Free Methodist Church Sunday, March 8

Motley Free Methodist Church will hold a dedication service for their new 7,400 sq. ft. addition on Sunday, March 8, at 1 p.m.  Prior to that, the church will hold its regular service at 10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

A new tradition?

I love MEN! I love Men who sing! I love SAMC (Staples Area Men’s Chorus)! I have never seen a more FUN concert than I did this past Saturday. I am so sorry if you missed it, for it was a highlight of 2015 for sure.  More...

Current Happenings

Guest director Reinwald featured at pops concert

Time after time you’ve heard the Staples Motley High School choirs perform. Two years have passed and it’s time for the pops concert once again, but with a special twist. More...

St. Anthony Brass Quintet to perform in Motley March 15

St. Anthony Brass Quintet will perform at the United Methodist Church in Motley on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. The performance is part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s season and is underwritten by Living Legacy Gardens.  More...

Sesquicentennial Farm program applications accepted by MnFB

Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 200 farms have been recognized.  More...

Obituaries

Viola Comeaux

Viola Comeaux, 82, of Jennings, Louisiana, died Jan. 24, 2015, at her home.  Funeral services were held Jan. More...

Donald Whalen

Donald ( Don) James Whalen, 83, of Bollingbrook, Illinois, died Dec. 8, 2014, at his home.  A memorial service for Don was held Jan. More...

Willard Norton

Funeral services for Willard Norton of Verndale, who passed away March 2, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Verndale Alliance Church. More...

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Public Notice

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Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES January 27, 2015   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 27th day of January, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. More...

School board considers budget cuts

Community Education could be restructured, but programming will remain consistent

Although the elimination of cheerleading, bell choir and jazz band may be among the more visible cuts to the Staples Motley School District’s budget, they are not necessarily the most far-reaching.  More...

Facilities committee seeks best use of existing space

Let educational program needs drive facility decisions

The Staples Motley Schools Facilities Committee completed their facilities study process with a meeting on Feb. 26. More...

Changes coming soon to the DAC

John Johnston is planning to retire in April after 28 years of service to the Todd County DAC located in Browerville.  During the regular Health and Human Services committee meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners on Feb. More...

Mathews is Bemidji city manager finalist

Staples City Administrator Nathan Mathews is one of the top three finalists for the job of city manager in Bemidji. More...

 

News

Council approves donation to Habitat For Humanity

The Staples City Council held a short meeting Feb. 24, passing a few items: o Accepted a donation of property at 324 3rd St. More...

SM FFA competes at regional contest

Staples Motley FFA members who competed at the regional contests included; front, from left, Mikayla Sauber, Rebekka Paskewitz and Katie Benson. More...

Four FFA members advance to state contest

Eight Staples Motley FFA members competed in the Region II Speaking and Leadership contests on Feb. More...

Opinion

Strong surplus creates opportunity to invest

The state’s February 2015 Economic Forecast shows good news for three budget cycles. More...

The Church Committee option for oversight

“It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.”  Henry Kissinger   More...

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Life Currents

SM Royal court with Lakewood’s royal court

The Staples Motley Sno Daze royalty helped in the crowning of a husband-wife as the Lakewood Care Center king and queen on Feb. 25. More...

SM royalty, serving residents

Tanner Fischer and Emily Hirschey helped serve cake and refreshments to the LHS Care Center residents after the crowning ceremony. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Crowning of the queen

Ellie Welling reacts to being crowned the Lakewood Health Care Center Queen by Sno Daze Queen Addie Klefsaas. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Sports

Erpelding places fifth at state

Alex Erpelding won three matches at the state wrestling tournament to place fifth in the 145 pound weight class.  Fellow Staples Motley wrestler Eric Lisson lost a 1-0 decision to fourth ranked Byron Byer of Frazee. More...

Boys fall in hoops playoff

The Staples Motley boys basketball team lost 58-77 in the opening round of playoffs at Pierz on Feb. 26.  The game started well for the Cardinals, as they got off to an early lead. More...

Cardinal girls learning from close games

The Staples Motley girls basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 56-55 loss to Pequot Lakes in their final conference game on Feb. 24, then defeated New York Mills 75-54. More...