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Petting the sheep

The animal pens were a popular hangout for children attending last weekend’s Motley Fair. Pictured at left in the sheep pen are, from left, Zoey Lenz, Browerville; and sisters Michaela and Danielle Gold, Kansas City, Mo. More...

Wadena County okays abatement

At the June 16 meeting, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a formal resolution providing for a five-year plan of property tax abatement for the new owners of Verndale Custom Homes.  More...

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Crow Wing Currents

And a good time was had by all at the fair...

...even without a midway

Sunny skies, warm weather and the smell of grilled burgers at the Leader Lions Eatery helped make for a great time at the Motley Fairgrounds last weekend.  “I think we got a little rain Friday night, but other than that the weather was per More...

Motley council discusses police chief search process

The Motley City Council discussed police issues at their June 16 special meeting and made steps towards forming a search committee for a new police chief. More...

Competing at the horse show

A number of riders participated in the 4-H Horse Judging event June 19, at the Motley Fair. Pictured above, from left, are Aleeah Halverson, Staples, on Frosty; and Lauren Rutten, Staples, on Mabel. More...

Current Happenings

SEaM Camp July 6-10 at CLC in Staples

A Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp hosted by Central Lakes College, Staples campus for students in grades 6-12 will be held July 6-10 from 8:30 a.m. More...

Battlebot assembly

Students last summer’s SEaM Camp at Central Lakes College in Staples are shown working on their robots. The July camp will offer students the opportunity of making a robot. (Submitted photos)   More...

Handbell duo concert June 28 at Faith Luth.

Join us Sunday, June 28, at the 9:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Bette Henkes

Bette Arlene Henkes, 82, of Staples, passed away at Lakewood Health System Hospital on June 23, 2015, surrounded by her five daughters.  A memorial service will be held June 27 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples at 11 a.m.. More...

Hubert Alt

Hubert O. More...

Loretta Brauch

Loretta “Lori” Brauch, 85, of Wadena died June 14, 2015, at the Elders Home in New York Mills.  Mass of Christian Burial was held June 18, at the St. More...

Contract purchasing spurs NJPA growth, new building

The business of helping people has never been better at National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples. More...

Sheep judging

Duane Bauck of New York Mills (left) served as judge during the 4-H sheep exhibit at the Motley Fair June 20. More...

Todd County balks on trail plan

Michael Dagen, who serves on the Hewitt Parks and Trails Committee, spoke to Todd County Commissioners before their June 16 meeting about the Jacob Brower trail.  His request was for a letter of support from Todd County for regional designation More...

 

News

Local organizations receive grants

Todd- Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Community Trust Board recently met and awarded 23 Operation Round Up grants to local organizations totaling of $16,472.  More...

Staples UMC victim of thieves

A thief/theives broke into the Staples United  Methodist Church in the early morning hours of June 15 and pried open two safes, one containing money from the previous day’s offering.  “Everyone is very sad,” church secreta More...

Church damage

One of the safes at the Staples United Methodist Church shows damage where thieves pried it open and stole the Sunday offering money. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Opinion

Inside look at how, why the Motley Fair works

The Motley Fair this year got off to a very rocky start when the Thursday night before the fair it was confirmed that our carnival was going to be a no show.  More...

Making rail safety a top priority in Minnesota

Minnesotans have always known how important safe, reliable rail service is to our state’s economy. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Chris and Brandi Neal of Staples, a baby girl, Elena Abigail weighing eight pounds, 10 ounces on June 16, 2015.  Born to Ryan and Jacqueline Kempe of Pillager, a baby gi More...

Waiting for a Mentor

In life there are very few situations in which we are rewarded just by walking into a room. Mentoring, however is one of those situations.  More...

Local spring graduates noted at CLC

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced the spring 2015 graduates who have completed degree, diploma or certificate programs. High honors students earned a 3.75-4.0 GPA. More...

Sports

Pine Grove Diamond Classic to be held June 27-28

The Staples Lumberbats amateur baseball team will host the first annual Pine Grove Diamond Classic on June 27 and 28, at Pine Grove Park and Jerry Riewer Field.  More...

Twisted Sisters undefeated in six games

Results from the June 17 Staples Softball League at Dower Lake:  Motley Discount Liquor/Ted & Gen’s 10, Ameriprise of Wadena 5  Twisted Sisters Mostly Minors 11, Jason Wegsheid’s Local Legends 8  Lefty’s Bar 17, L More...

Staples baseball action

In their June 21 game at Pine Grove Park, Staples Lumberbats shortstop Mark Kossan concentrates on the ball and second baseman Mike Voeltz backs him up as former Staples Motley baseball player Gunner Johnson, playing for the Nimrod Gnats, sprints int More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #19 MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015, 7:00 P.M. HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER   More...

Public Notices

NOTICE BARTLETT TOWNSHIP NOXIOUS WEED SPRAYING   Bartlett residents: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be Noxious Weed Spraying of Bartlett Township Roads. The spraying will begin after July 6, 2015. More...