March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Q Comp process brings teachers together

Peer mentoring among teachers is a positive result of the Q Comp process, according to the team who talked about what they are doing locally, at the Staples Motley School Board meeting on March 17. More...

Springtime

With temperatures nearing 70 March 14, area residents enjoyed spending time outdoors. Left: eating ice cream at the Dairy Queen in Staples are, from left, Holly and Brice Norton of Staples, their dog, Brodie and three-year-old son, Teddy. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

City of Motley’s annual audit accepted

At their regular meeting March 10, the Motley City Council accepted the Annual Audit Year Ended Dec. 31, 2014, as presented by Jon Archer and Mary Backlund, with Schlenner Wenner & Company, certified public accountants.  More...

Cty commissioner visit

Kevin Maurer (left), Morrison County District 1 Commissioner, stopped by the Motley City Council’s regular meeting March 10, and provided an annual update. More...

Leader Lions at work

The Leader Lions held a pancake breakfast March 15, to raise money for the Motley Area Food Shelf. At least 105 people attended the fundraiser, which was held at the Leader Community Hall; and $900 was raised. More...

Letters

Middle school success

I would like to comment on an article in last week’s Staples World concerning the findings of the Facilities Committee and their subsequent recommendations to the SMHS school board.  More...

Current Happenings

Mark Your Calendar

March 20, 21   More...

Critter Cookin’ Contest

The tenth annual Critter Cookin’ Contest and Wild Game Feed is scheduled for Friday, March 20. If you killed it and you can cook it, bring it. More...

Middle school play opens March 20

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. More...

Obituaries

Sharon Huffman

Sharon Marie Huffman, 74, died March 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Services will be held at the Motley Free Methodist Church, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Shirley Gedde

Shirley Margaurite Gedde, 94, formerly of Pillager, died March 9, 2015 at the First Care Living Center in Fosston.  Services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager. More...

Hazel Bailey

Hazel A. More...

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Signage hits roadblocks

The idea of putting up road signs to direct drivers to the Hwy. 10 and railroad overpass in Staples was brought up at the March 10 Staples City Council meeting. More...

School cuts include community ed, aides, increased class sizes

At their March 16 meeting, the Staples Motley School Board approved a list of cuts similar to the one proposed at the previous board meeting.  The school will save $ 67,900 by not replacing retired teachers and another $46,400 by increasing four More...

‘Spring’ in their steps.... outdoors at last

Warm spring weather was a boon to some local kids on March 12, from left; Jay Dregney, Brandon Bollingberg, Luke Bates, Dakota Hennagir and Nicholas Fishel, as they played driveway basketball. The boys had a challenge in their outdoor hoops... More...

Remodeling project will begin soon

Upgrading court facilities

Near the end of a threehour long work session held March 12, Wadena County Commissioners voted 5-0 to give the ‘green’ light to the long-discussed remodeling project of the Seventh Judicial District courtrooms, judges’ chambers, jur More...

 

News

New box is safe way to dispose of drugs

Prescription drugs can be deposited in a secure box located in the lobby of the Staples Police Station. The box is for prescription pills only, no liquids, needles or other sharp objects will be accepted in the box. More...

Sweeps trophy; Svendsen qualifies for Nationals

Nine Staples Motley speech team members participated in the National Speech and Debate Association’s (NSAD) national qualifying tournament held March 13 and 14 in Brainerd.  More...

Staples Police respond to hospital, high school

On March 9, Staples Police were called to the Lakewood Health System Hospital for an unwanted subject who was drunk and possibly high on methamphetamines. More...

Opinion

Lawmakers are the ones who attack transparency

Transparency in our elections, our government and our democracy doesn’t just happen. It’s hard work. It takes funding. It needs staff. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Public’s information doesn’t belong behind big, padlocked doors

It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. More...

Life Currents

March senior celebrations

The Staples Senior Citizen’s held their March birthdays/anniversary celebration, March 9. Celebrating birthdays were, back row, left to right: Bobby Hall, Jan Pogreba and Brad Bredemeier. Front: Enid Nelson. More...

LHS Care Center featured in quality improvement publication

Staff and residents from Lakewood Health System’s Care Center were recently featured in ‘Nursing Home Update,’ a newsletter produced by the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, which highlights nursing home quality improvement More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Darcie Smith and Thomas Thurstin of Pillager, a baby boy, Aiden James weighing seven pounds, five ounces on March 6, 2015.  Born to Brittany Swanson and Billy Pierce of More...

Sports

New coaches bring new energy to track and field program

With an eager group of new coaches, the Staples Motley track and field teams have started the season on a positive note, starting with new Head Coach Marly Simmons. More...

Spring is in the wings

Inside the Outdoors

It was not really an official cabin opening. The shallow water lines that serve its kitchen and garage remain “off,” with serious frost remaining in the ground, and a high probability of several hard freezes in the weeks ahead. More...

Spar, Wolhowe named all-conf.

Kaitlin Spar and Grace Wolhowe were both named to the Mid State All Conference team for girls basketball. Wolhowe averaged 20.2 points per game for the Cardinals, adding 6.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.7 steals. More...