June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Reading and relaxing in the shade

Staples Elementary School held an outdoor day on May 21, with different classes participating in reading time or outdoor carnival time. More...

Interview schedule set for superintendent

Public invited to community meetings

The schedule for interviewing superintendent candidates has been set by the Staples Motley School Board and interviews are open to the public.  To further involve the public, community meetings have been scheduled with each of the three finalist More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley makes sure there is plenty of police coverage

Decisions made at special meeting

Whether or not to hire a labor attorney; and how to go about filling the position of police chief were two items considered at a special meeting held by the Motley City Council May 27.  Police Chief Brian Madison’s resignation had been acc More...

Motley Fair is June 19 - 21

Save the date

The Morrison County Fair in Motley will run June 19 - 21.  This year’s line-up includes a classic car show, Farmers Olympics, demo derby, lawn mower pull, goat milking contest, petting zoo and much more.  A full list of events will be More...

Middle School students making a difference in the world

For the second year in a row, several students at Motley Staples Middle School participated in WE Day...which, according to their website, “is the movement of our time, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational e More...

Letters

Where’s the lasagna?

The Motley Area Historical Society scheduled a lasagna dinner in Motley for Memorial Day. Since I set it up last year, I again met with Tower Pizza to order the lasagna and garlic bread and coordinate how and when it was to be delivered.  More...

School consolidation

This wording was included in the 1993 ratified consolidation agreement by separate voter majorities in the former Motley and Staples school districts.  “School Organization: A combined high school, grades 9-12, shall be housed in the Stapl More...

Current Happenings

Summer reading program begins at Staples Library

Other summer activities listed

The Staples Public Library and Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will begin the annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens ages 0-18 on Monday, June 8, continuing through Saturday, Aug. 8. More...

Snack Shop art

Staples Motley senior art students took on a project to improve the sinage of the Staples Snack Shop, painting six new signs for the business. More...

Auditions set for reader’s theater of Jon Hassler story

Auditions will be held for a reader’s theater production of Minnesota author Jon Hassler’s “Grand Opening” Monday, June 8, from 5-7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Lila Card

Lila Card, 87, passed away May 26, 2015, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services were held May 29, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples.  Burial was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.  Arrangeme More...

Jason Hinrichs

Jason Phillip Hinrichs, 40, passed away at home on May 28, 2015, after giving every effort to defeat adrenal cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial was held June 1 at St. More...

Hailey Bergstrom

Hailey Bergstrom, 19, of Wadena, passed away May 22, 2015, in Laporte.  Services were held May 28 at Zion Free Lutheran Church in Wadena. More...

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Public Notices

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS   The Todd County (hereinafter referred to as Owner):  Staples Historical Society  C/O City of Staples  Mr. Crawford or Mr. Kajer  122 Sixth Street N.E.  Staples, MN 56479   More...

DAC looks at Staples downtown building

The Todd County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has contacted the Staples Economic Development Authority ( SEDA) to inquire about renting the remodeled Staples Dollar Store/Ben Franklin building in downtown Staples. More...

Silly string fun at Motley Elementary

Students who raised at least $35 during this year’s ‘Jump Rope For Heart’ fundraiser had the opportunity to coat a few staff with silly string May 22. More...

Student fees considered by Staples Motley board

What are the goals of or reasons for student classroom and activity fees? What qualifies as an activty or course that would require a fee? What criteria qualifies a fee to be considered in a family or individual cap? More...

Millers sell hardware store after 40 years

While transferring their store to new owners, Dennis and Rayma Miller didn’t realize how many business connections they had made. More...

 

News

Oylen Alliance Church to celebrate Centennial

It’s been 100 years since settlers in the Oylen area organized the village’s Christian and Missionary Alliance Church... More...

Nimrod shed fire

On June 1, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. received a report of a structure fire in Section 16 of Orton Township, north of Nimrod.  More...

Gedde’s teaching career has seen changes

As a first grade teacher at Staples Elementary School for 34 years, Beth Gedde has seen the teaching profession and the expectations of students change over the years. “We grow as much as the kids,” Gedde said. More...

Opinion

Revisiting news with free press purpose

The public furor and the televised flames that reached from Ferguson to Baltimore over the last 10 months have faded - for now- from the headlines.  For some, though, consideration of what happened and how the news of those events was reported r More...

Staples Area Cleanup Day is Sat., June 13

City Corner

Mark your calendars. The City of Staples is hosting the 6th Annual Staples Area Cleanup Day on Saturday June 13, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

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Life Currents

Mrs. Olson’s “Beary Special” Kindergarten

On their last day of school kindergarten students in Gini Olson’s class at Staples Elementary School gathered outside for story time and to have their picture taken in their new hand made t-shirts from Mrs. Olson. The t-shirts said... More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Ondrea Brown and Nate Nordby of Nisswa, a baby girl, Soni Schoep weighing six pounds, nine ounces on May 22, 2015.  Born to Cheryl Anderson and Nicholas Kandoll of New Y More...

Student Achievements

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY has announced its 2015 Spring Semester Dean’s List. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Local students named include: o Jordan Hageman, Motley o Samantha Weyer, Staples. More...

Sports

Hofmann, Klefsaas, relay team headed to state track

Staples Motley track and field team will send two individuals to state, Zack Hofmann in the 400 meters and Millie Klefsaas in the 100 and 300 hurdles. More...

Israelson qualifies for state golf

Andrew Israelson will defend his state golf title after finishing second in the Section 6AA tournament June 1-2 at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell. Israelson shot a pair of 74s for a total of 148, four strokes behind David Schneider of Albany.  More...

Cardinals out in baseball playoffs

The Staples Motley baseball team couldn’t get things started in the opening round of the Section 6AA playoffs, facing a Minnewaska team that was on a mission to go to state.  The Cardinals had struggled with defense this season but in the More...