October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ground water lesson

Pictured at left, Sacred Heart Area School fifth graders learned about ground water during ‘Conservation Days’ at the Old Wadena Campsite Sept. 29. More...

High speed chase ends in arrest

Keith Romeris Moore, 39, of Staples, was arrested Oct. 6 for fleeing an officer, traffic and other violations.  The previous day just after 2: 30 p. m. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Students learn about ‘growth mindset’ in Brainology class

Six seventh graders at Motley Staples Middle  School are focusing on learning rather than getting smarter in an elective class called ‘Brainology.’  Taught by Cindy Swenson, Brainology teaches students the difference between a f More...

Cushing woman dies following two-vehicle collison

A Cushing woman is dead following a head-on collision that occurred Sept. 30, in Culdrum Township of Morrison County.  More...

Unveiling the ENVoY banner

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) announced recently to Pillager School District staff and administration that Pillager Elementary School (PES) was awarded funding for professional development that can lead to ENVoY certification and demonstratio More...

Letters

Straight facts

We do not need to have a second person to train in a new, fully trained city clerk for Motley City Hall. We have a mayor and a city council to give direction to the new person if they need it. That’s their job. More...

Current Happenings

‘Soup, Sandw ich and Song’ concert

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will present their annual “Soup, Sandwich and a Song” concert Saturday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. at Staples Alliance Church, 1512 8th St. NE, Staples. Doors will open at noon.  More...

Polka Band to perform Oct. 9 at Bratfest

The Staples Motley High School Polka Band will perform at the music boosters annual Bratfest fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Staples Motley High School Cafeteria. More...

‘Dollar-A-Day Boys’ program is Oct.18

Imagine, you’re 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you’ve turned to petty crime to eke out a living.  More...

Obituaries

Lucille Koval

Lucille Koval, 75, of Browerville, passed away October 3, 2015, at Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. More...

Jerr y Kurpius

Jerry Kurpius, 79, passed away surrounded by family on September 23, 2015, in Monticello.  Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples on Oct. More...

Betty Roline

Betty Roline, 86, of Staples, died October 1, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

MINUTES ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #3 Monday, August 17, 2015, 7:00 P.M. MOTLEY SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER   More...

Health & Human Services Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING August 25, 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 25th day of August, 2015 at 9: More...

Todd County Commissioners

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SEPTEMBER 1, 2015   More...

Cline recovering from heart/liver transplant

Pat Cline is a classic car enthusiast, so when he got the call saying they had a match for a heart and liver transplant, Cline informed his family by saying “My parts came in.”  More...

A history lesson with Ranger Glenn

The ‘History of Old Wadena,’ led by Ranger Glenn Motzco (far left), was one of seven learning stations offered at the Old Wadena campsite during ‘Conservation Days’ Sept. 29 and 30. More...

Meeting ‘Babou’

French Voyageur ‘Babou’ (Don Felton from Odessa) led one of the seven learning stations during ‘Conservation Days’ at Old Wadena Sept. 29 and 30. More...

Staples gives input for new CLC president

Approximately 20 people gave input into what the Staples area is looking for in a college president, as Central Lakes College President Larry Lundblad has announced he will retire at the end the the school year.  More...

 

News

Bike rack for bus riders

The Friendly Rider bus service in Staples is now equipped with a bicycle rack. More...

Dollars for Scholars auction

SM high school students Jordan Haglin and Autumn Nelsen helped out at the DSF auction on Sept. 26. DFS committee member Roger Houselog and auctioneer Wendel Bernstrom, right, watch for bidders. More...

New sign for the Staples Rotary Club

The Staples Rotary has a new sign at Rotary Pocket Park, located on the west end of town near Spot Cafe. More...

Opinion

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Why community newspapers matter

“I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…”  Roger Miller   The chosen theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week is “Power of the Press,” and that power, it seems to me, i More...

With opportunities, comes excellence

Staples Motley Schools

Recently I was asked about the shift with seniors taking on full schedules at the high schools, both  Staples Motley and Connections. More...

Life Currents

High school announces cast for the fall play

Directors Justin Edin and Connie Hoffert have announced the cast of the Staples Motley High School fall play “May The Farce Be With You” Performances are set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, at 7 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium. More...

First community meal

At least 240 people attended the first Care Ministries’ sponsored community meal, held at the Staples United Methodist Church Sept. 29. More...

Todd County 4-H members win ribbons at state fair

Projects and skills   Minnesota 4-H’ers from 86 counties brought over 2,600 exhibits, delivered over 200 demonstrations and participated in any of several performances at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair.  Todd County had 18 participants More...

Sports

Cardinals win with six touchdowns

The Staples Motley football team blanked Wadena- Deer Creek 44-0 on Oct. 2, racking up 424 yards from scrimmage and holding W-DC to 115 yards.  More...

Swimmers take on PR

The Staples Motley/Verndale swim team competed against Park Rapids in a home meet on Oct. 1.  Team results   200 medley relay - 2. Emily Veronen, Lili Schneider, Autumn Nelsen, Emma Gerard 2:12; 4. More...

Tennis players get ready for section

The Staples Motley girls tennis team defeated Perham 6-1 in their final regular season match as they head into section play next week.  The Cardinals will play in the Section 8A team tournament on Tuesday, Oct. More...