July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bagpiper

Tristan Jenkins, Bloomington (Staples native) played the bagpipes during the paver dedication ceremony at Veterans Park in Staples July 4. Songs played included “Amazing Grace” and “Going Home.” More...

Veterans Park bench

The Staples Host Lions purchased a new bench for Veterans Park in Staples. It was one of the benches dedicated during a ceremony at the park July 4. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Tom Riitters is looking forward to being principal at Motley Staples Middle School

Tom Riitters of Little Falls is looking forward to his new job as principal at Motley Staples Middle School.  “I love this environment...the energy of the kids, as well as the staff,” Riitters said recently. More...

‘Sunsational Summer Services’ begin July 11, in Scandia Valley

The Lincoln Lakes ‘Sunsational Summer Service Series’ will be held on six Saturdays during July and August in Scandia Valley, beginning July 11, at 5 p.m.  Sponsored by the Motley United Methodist Church, the services will be held at More...

Seeking outstanding senior citizen in Morrison County

The date to nominate individuals for Outstanding Senior Citizen in Morrison County has been extended through Monday, July 20.  More...

Letters

Support Relay For Life

This Friday evening, July 10, the local area will have the opportunity to come out and support the American Cancer Society’s Staples Motley Relay For Life.  More...

Current Happenings

World War II exhibit open at Wadena Depot

“Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota’s Greatest  Generation through their stori More...

Community Block Party, a gift from Staples UMC

The Staples United Methodist Church (UMC) is hosting a ‘Community Block Party’ on Wednesday, July 15, 5:30 - 8 p.m., in honor of their 125th anniversary.  The party, a gift to the community, will feature a pig roast, hot dogs, French More...

Ventriloquist show at Staples Library July 16

Comic ventriloquist James Wedgwood will bring his outrageous characters and hilarious audience participation to the Staples Pubic Library on Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m.  His family friendly show will delight and surprise all ages as Wedgwood bl More...

Obituaries

Sarah Toews

Sarah E. Toews, 32 of Browerville, died July 1, 2015. A Memorial Service was held July 7, at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples. The Taylor Funeral Home, Staples was in charge of the arrangements. More...

Arayla Rogge

Arayla I. Rogge, 87, formerly of Verndale, passed away July 5, 2015, in Rogers. Services will be held Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. More...

Beatrice Gould

Beatrice Gould, 94, died July 4, 2015, at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10 at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. Visitation is Friday at the Chapel from 12:30 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION (THESE PARCELS HAVE NOT FORFEITED TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA) STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF TODD DENISE GAIDA, COUNTY AUDITOR/TREASURER TO: ALL PERSONS WITH A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE PARCELS OF  More...

Mary Klamm is Staples Motley superintendent

It’s official.  Mary Klamm is the new superintendent of the Staples Motley School District.  Her contract, which is effective Aug. 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018, was approved by the school board at a special meeting July 1.  More...

Veterans honored at Fourth of July event in Staples

United States veterans from several military branches gathered by the flagpole at Veterans Park in Staples July 4, following a paver dedication ceremony. More...

Newly dedicated pavers

A total of 29 pavers (honoring veterans) were dedicated during a ceremony at Veterans Park in Staples July 4. Each paver includes the name of the veteran, their military branch and the years they served. More...

Dedicated bench

Mary Jane Volesky, Staples, stands near the bench in Staples Veterans Park that she and her late husband, Francis V. (Korean War veteran), purchased. The memorial bench, which was dedicated July 4, is in honor of all veterans.   More...

 

News

Burning barrels: Not the most neighborly act

Historically rural landowners were great at reusing and recycling - items were often re- purposed such as milk cartons for starting tomatoes and tin cans for protecting a newly planted tree from mouse girdling.  More...

Picnic lunch

A number of people enjoyed a brat and hot dog lunch at Veterans Park in Staples July 4, following a paver and bench dedication ceremony. More...

Coloring contest results

Todd County American Dairy Association Ambassadors Bekka Paskewitz, left, and Rachael Paskewitz, along with ADA board member Shirley Hulinsky recently judged the association’s June coloring contest. More...

Opinion

‘Our broken roads are broke!’ says AMC

As the 2015 session finally came to a close, the Legislature was once again unable to come to agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill. More...

Special session not so ‘special’ this time

Most news reports of the recent special legislative session are missing the point: It was an unnecessary waste of time and money caused by Gov. Mark Dayton.  More...

Greater Minnesota benefits from new state budget

After years of being left behind at the hands of big city lawmakers, Minnesota House Republicans insisted on prioritizing Greater Minnesota this session while crafting a new state budget. More...

Life Currents

History of ‘The Old Guard’

The 3rd U.S. Infantry is traditionally known as “The Old Guard”, and is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the U.S. Army, serving the United States since 1784. More...

SHS class of 1965 looking for classmates

Staples High School Class of 1965 is planning their 50th class reunion for Aug. 21, 2015, beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Reader of a 1,000 books

Kelsey Elfstrum received Simba and the book Lion King as her reward for having read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. She, along with her parents, Jeremy and Melissa Elfstrum, worked together on this project. More...

Sports

Riewer signs with German pro team, Oettinger Rockets

Former Staples Motley and Minnesota State University Moorhead men’s basketball standout Jordan Riewer has signed a contract to play for the Oettinger Rockets in the Gotha Germany Pro A Division.  To Riewer, it means he will be able to live More...

Staples Motley wrestlers are busy with summer camps

Staples Motley wrestlers have been busy this summer with camps and conditioning, with one more camp, “Nique Week, July 20-31.  In June, 17 wrestlers from the Staples Motley wrestling team attended a five day team camp at Augsburg College i More...

No free lunch in maintaining outdoor opportunities for all

Inside the Outdoors

Most of us are familiar with the statement that “freedom isn’t free;” meaning, that it has taken sacrifices of blood and lives and treasure to preserve our freedoms. More...