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School to start long range plan process

Staples Motley School District will begin developing a new long range strategic plan before the end of the year.  At the Aug. More...

Officials visit CLC

Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, center left, and U.S. Representative Colin Peterson shared a meal together at the Central Lakes College Field Day on Aug. 21. Both government officials spoke to the crowd at the event. More...

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Debbie Ferdon is Motley Elementary School’s new administrative dean

Debbie Ferdon, a teacher at Motley Elementary School (MES) for the past 13 years, will be returning this fall with a new title. “I am now the administrative dean,” Ferdon said recently. More...

Law enforcement reports, Motley area

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Aug. More...

Cushing man arrested in large marijuana growing operation

Two people were arrested the evening of Aug. More...

Letters

Young people need adults

I am writing to express my opinion that our schools can use our help.  More...

Variety show

On behalf of the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation I would like to express a sincere “Thank You” to all the entertainers who volunteered their valuable time to the Little Red Caboose Variety Show.  A big thank you to all the f More...

Current Happenings

Hail, Men of Music . . .

Now that your attention is focused, listen closely.There is no excuse for not at least trying this once. After all, nobody has ever won the lottery without buying a ticket.  More...

Back to School events set

School doesn’t open for Staples Motley students until Sept. 8 but staff workshops and building open houses have been scheduled.  More...

Workforce Center to visit Staples Library

A Workforce Center staff person will be available at the Staples Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 3, between 2-4 p.m. to assist job seekers. More...

Obituaries

Dale Smith

Dale J. Smith, 72, of Staples, died August 20, 2015, at the St. Cloud VA Nursing Home Hospice Care.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. More...

Rita Bryce

Rita Marie Bryce, 80, of Dilworth, died August 20, 2015, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead. Interment was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. More...

Jeremy Haugen

Jeremy Seth Haugen, 37, of Staples, passed away August 22, 2015, at his home.  A memorial service will be held Friday, August 28, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. More...

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Staples Motley School Board Minutes

MINUTES ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #2 MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015, 7:00 P.M. HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER   More...

‘Start Your Engines’

Despite a windy, drizzly day, more than 60 classic cars came for the Start Your Engines Car Show Aug. 22 put on by the Staples Motley Women of Today with the support of NAPA Auto Parts, Staples, during Railroad Days. More...

Thriving Communities Initiative for Staples?

The community of Staples has the possiblity of a community development program starting sometime this winter. More...

Wadena County okays transportation tax

At their Aug. 18 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted unanimously to continue the one- half percent county transportation sales tax on non-food, nonclothing items that has been in effect for the last 18 months. More...

Fund set up for Staples fire victims

Albert Zugschwert made a practice of giving shelter to people in need by bringing them into his home.  “All the people living there are disabled,” said Zugschwert.  But that home of refuge was destroyed by fire Aug. More...

 

News

Carrying the big flag

Members of the Staples Rotary Club, the All Veterans Park Board, their families and friends carried the big flag on the parade route. It takes at least 16 people to keep the flag off the ground.   More...

Grand Marshall

Sally Gorton, the 2014 recipient of the Duane R. Lund Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation, was the Grand Marshall for the 2015 Staples Railroad Days Parade Aug. 22. More...

Alumni drum corps

The alumni drum corps was back and a favorite along the parade route. The unit won second place. It was led by a marching unit, sponsored by Local Legends Liquor and pulled by a Polman truck.   More...

Opinion

Superintendent feels at home, ready to work

Staples Motley Schools

Thank you to The Staples World for giving me this opportunity to write an editorial. It gives me the chance to thank the district staff, administration and school board for the wonderful assistance they have given me since I arrived on Aug. 3.  More...

Women’s equality 95 years later

On Aug. 26, 1920, the amendment guaranteeing the right to vote for women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution. More...

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Life Currents

Staples High School Class of ‘65 reunion

The Staples High School Class of ‘65 held its 50th reunion at Ted & Gen’s in Aldrich Aug. 21.  More...

Back to School Fair

Under a brightly colored banner a few of the volunteers from CARE Ministries were ready to welcome elementary students and their families to the fair. Seated, from left, are Judy Richer and Jeannie Hajek. More...

CARE Ministries fills another need

Thanks to the organizational skills of many volunteers and the generosity of businesses, organizations, churches and individuals, 74 elementary school children will be ready for school Sept. More...

Sports

Wild fourth quarter leaves Cardinals 30 yards short

With the ball in their hands and a chance to tie in the last minute, the  Staples Motley football team could not advance past the 30 yard line and the game ended with the Cardinals on the short end of a 38-30 score.  Hunter Berggren scored More...

Tennis team finding places in early meets

Needing to replace three singles players from last year’s team, the Staples Motley girls tennis team has already experimented with different lineups in two early season competitions while dealing with injuries at the same time.  The Cardin More...

Swimmers working hard together

A very young team is only one year older as the Staples girls swim team starts this season. But that one year has resulted tougher practices and more competition as the girls work on bonding and swimming faster. More...