April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Music tour touched by the magic of Disney

Six days and seven “promposals” later, two charter buses rolled to a stop in front of the Staples Motley High School. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Over $26,000 raised for MAFS during Food Share Month

As of April 3, a total of $26,312.52 was raised for the Motley Area Food Shelf during March, Food Share Month. “We surpassed our goal, which was $20,000,” said More...

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13 - 17

Severe Weather Awareness Week is dedicated to help us all learn and prepare for upcoming weather hazards and to help provide resources to minimize the risks associated with severe weather.  More...

Ice warnings

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that with the warm spring temperatures, ice conditions on area lakes arequickly deteriorating.  The recreation division of the sheriff’s office has taken the ice signs and winter wa More...

Letters

Family Physician students

We want to thank the excellent Family Physicians and their colleagues in Staples who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. More...

Don’t be fooled

Lately, “experts” are clamoring for laws permitting assisted suicide, calling it death with dignity or compassionate choices. More...

Current Happenings

Runestone expert to speak at Old Wadena meeting

25th Annual Rendezvous also on agenda

The annual meeting of the Old Wadena Society will be held Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m. at the Bull’s Eye Restaurant in Verndale. The program for the annual meeting is Dr. More...

Music Showcase Fund Raising Concert set

Each year the Staples Motley High School music students prepare pieces for distric, regional and state competitions. More...

Gary Timbs to be featured on LPT’s ‘Common Ground’

Staples singer/pianist Gary Timbs will be featured on the Lakeland Public Television series ‘Common Ground’ on Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Weishalla

Ronald R. Weishalla, 60, of Willmar, died unexpectedly April 5, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 10, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Visitation will be April 9, from 5 - 7 p.m. More...

John Yeske

John Yeske, 91, of Perham, formerly of Staples, died April 1, 2015, at Perham Living in Perham.  Funeral services were held April 6 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating.  Interment was at Evergreen Hill Ce More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF THE TODD COUNTY TOBACCO SALES AND ACCESS ORDINANCE   More...

Wadena County Commissioners clash over office expansions

Wadena County Commissioners held a two-hour work session/special board meeting on April 2 to continue dealing with the county’s office space shortage, looming courthouse remodeling project, and funding to pay for needed office expansion.  More...

School facilities report proves controversial

Short- term and longterm recommendations as well as two “covenant” recommendations were presented to the Staples Motley School Board at their April 6 work session in a report from the long range facilities planning committee. More...

 

News

Staples Police report

On March 30, Staples Police received a report that a semi truck had struck the railroad crossing arm at the intersection of 6th St SE and Hwy 10. Police observed that the cross arm for northbound traffic was damaged. More...

Joyful Hearts opens in Motley

Sue Peterson and Nancy Anderson owners of the Joyful Hearts thrift store in Motley are shown with the Staples Motley Chamber at the ribbon cutting at their store. More...

Staples artist David Rickert featured at The Crossing

The Crossing Arts Alliance will be featuring a selection of work from Staples artist, David Rickert in their Gift Shop on Saturday April 11, from 11 a.m.-noon.  Rickert will discuss his work, giving arts enthusiasts an opportunity to meet the ar More...

Opinion

Fifty years later, schools still struggle with religion

A lawsuit filed in Swainsboro, Georgia, recently uncovers yet another rural school district living in a time warp - a 1950s world where teachers still lead children in daily prayer and send dissenters into the hallway.  More...

Libraries are centers of learning, enjoyment

April 13 -18 is National Library Week, a time to recognize libraries as centers of learning and enjoyment. It is also a time to thank local librarians, library assistants and volunteers for their expertise and knowledge.  More...

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Life Currents

LHS employees donate to local food shelves

Lakewood Health System employees reached their goal of donating $3,000 to local food shelves in the month of March.  The two week food drive brought in $3,120.92; and the top three donating departments were: pharmacy, clinical ancillary and huma More...

Vogel, Roelofs

Edward and Belva Vogel of Staples announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Vogel to Justin Roelofs, son of Henry and Jan Roelofs of Mankato.  Jenna is a 2003 graduate of Staples Motley High School. More...

Top Accelerated Readers

The top Accelerated Readers for the third quarter at SMHS were recently announced. Above; left, Grace Wolhowe, Kassidy White, Ezra Trantina and Jasen Michel. Back; left, Devin Brown, Nick Crist and Brandon Cameron. More...

Sports

Girls softball team has good numbers, but in re-building stage

The Staples Motley girls softball team is coming off a state tournament appearance, but with a lot of rebuilding to do after losing their top two pitchers and and three other players to graduation.  More...

Cards run indoor meets

The Staples Motley track and field teams competed with a partial team at the Paul Bunyan Classic in Bemidji on March 24, then headed west to competed in the Heart O Lakes indoor meet at Concordia College in Moorhead on March 31. More...

VB league completes season

The Staples Community Center annually hosts seasonal volleyball leagues that usually began in late October and go through the end of March. The 2014-15, Co-Rec Division was made up of six teams that were part of the league. More...