August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘What ever happened to...?’

Mike Holst, ‘59 grad, now published author

Reporter’s note: “What ever happened to...?” is a periodic column which highlights stories of alumni from schools in Motley and Staples. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley City Council discusses variety of items at last meeting

In addition to hiring Doug Rekstad as the Motley Police Department’s interim police chief (a story of which was included in last week’s Staples World), the Motley City Council addressed a number of other matters at its regular meeting Aug More...

Firefighter demonstration

Motley Firefighter Chuck Gerads showed people how to put out a stovetop grease fire during the Motley Fire Department’s open house Aug. 14. More...

Future firefighters?

Josh Trantina (left) and Isaac Christoffersen, both of Staples, enjoyed hot dogs at the Motley Fire Department’s (MFD) open house Aug. 14. Christoffersen’s uncle, Todd Judd, is a member of the MFD. More...

Letters

Building permit fees

Since my name is not familiar to the area I doubt that this e-mail will be published but I will try submitting anyhow.  The permit fee for water heaters and furnace replacement is going from $1 to $40 - a 3,900 percent increase. More...

Current Happenings

Country crooners added to Wayne Renn lineup

Two country crooners and a blues rocker are scheduled to appear at the Wayne Renn concert on Sunday, Aug. 23, as will Wayne’s daughter Lyla Renn-Martin.  The free concert is from 4-7 p.m. at the Lincoln Model School park in Staples.  More...

Scammers claim to be from IRS

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and Wadena Police department has received information that someone representing the IRS is asking for money and threatening to take property and houses from area citizens. More...

Guante show at CLC

Guante will talk at Central Lakes College in Staples on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 9-10 a.m. Guante is a hip-hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist, educator and writer. More...

Obituaries

Darrell Hove

Darrell William Hove, 66, of Staples, passed away August 15, 2015, at his home surroiunded by his family.  Services were held August 19, at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating.  Interment with Military Hono More...

Joyce Vasecka

Joyce Vasecka, age 87, of Pine River, died August 15, 2015, surrounded by her family.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River. More...

Effie Darsow

Effie M. (Wille) Darsow, 87, of Cushing, died August 16, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS JULY 21, 2015  Call to Order   The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 21st day of July, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. More...

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING JUNE 23, 2015   Call to Order  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie MN on the 23rd day June, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. More...

PUBLIC NOTICES

STAPLES TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR QUOTE TAR PORTION OF THUNDER ROAD   Staples Township is requesting a quote for tarring a portion of Thunder Road.  More...

Chili, pig races, music, more at Railroad Days

Albert Einswine.  Spamela Anderson.  Narco Nellie.  Elvis Pigsley.  Dangerous Curves.  Hell on Squeals.  These are just a few of the creative names area businesses have given to the Famous LA Racing Pigs they are sponsor More...

Klamm ready to help Staples Motley Schools achieve

Using data to improve test scores is one way Superintendent Mary Klamm hopes to help Staples Motley schools.  MCA test scores came out around the time Klamm started at her new position in early August. More...

 

News

Seasonal camp sites okayed at Dower Lake

After deciding to use money from a land sale for the Dower Lake Recreational Area at their Aug. 11 meeting, the Staples City Council directed that that money help determine how to increase seasonal camping sites at the park. More...

Dangerous intersection

Another collision on August 11, at a familiar spot; intersections of Hwy 10 and 12th St. NE in Staples. More...

Staples PD issue mock hanging warning

On Aug. 10, Staples Police responed to a report that someone had hung a dummy in a garage and left the door open on the 200 block of 4th St NE. Making it appear as though someone had hung themselve. More...

Opinion

Railroad Days events reflect what local people want to do

Small town diet

I am always amazed at what people choose to do.  If you attend any Staples Railroad Days events this week, take notice of all the different things that are going on and remember: someone local is behind each of these activities.  More...

Todd County health care changes explained

Dear Todd County Residents,  I am contacting you on behalf of Todd County and South Country Health Alliance (SCHA).  More...

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Life Currents

Officer Josh Huebner recognized

Officer Josh Huebner, with the Columbia Heights Police Department, was recently recognized for his efforts to promote safety and help youth.  Officer Huebner is the grandson of Staples resident Jeanie (Spencer) Huebner; and the son of Master Ser More...

August birthdays and anniversaries

Twenty two people enjoyed the August birthday and anniversary party held August 11, in the Senior Citizen’s room at the Staples Community Center. There were five birthdays and four anniversaries noted. More...

Final ‘Music in the Park’

The Northern Lights Gospel Quartet closed the ‘Music in the Park’ concert series in Staples Aug. 16. More...

Sports

Football team put in hard work

The Staples Motley football team is ready for the early start to the season because they believe the hard work they have put in will pay off this season.  The Cardinals will play at Pequot Lakes on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.  More...

Fall practice started, season openers coming

Hundreds of Staples Motley athletes took to the courts, fields and pool on Monday, Aug. 17, as swimming, tennis, volleyball and cross country started practice that day.   The Cardi- nal swim team has their first meet on Monday, Aug. More...

Volleyball drills

Ashley Vasquez swoops in for a spike during the first day of volleyball practice with new head coach Sandy Opheim watching. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...