October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena County adopts two new abatement policies

At the Oct. 6 meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted to approve a solid waste service charge abatement policy and a revised property tax abatement policy.  More...

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City of Motley’s new skate park now in operation

By the time Motley’s maintenance department finished constructing the final ramp, neighborhood children were already clamoring to try out the city’s new skate park.  More...

Future firefighters

Students from the Little Cardinals Academy’s Head Start/ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) class visited the Motley Fire Hall Oct. 8, during Fire Prevention Week. More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

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

Letters

Only in a small town

I’m often grateful that I live in a small town, but sometimes it is just so amazing.  Last Tuesday I broke my glasses at 3 p.m. on the way to a meeting that started at 4 p.m. More...

Postal problem

This is a letter to advise of the unreliability of service of the U.S. Post Office in Staples.  More...

Current Happenings

School board agenda

The Staples Motley School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Motley School media center.  More...

History Day showed stories in quilts

The Todd County History Day on Oct. 3 was a success at the Browerville Community Center. Each historical society in the county had a quilt or representative present to talk about the quilts from their communities. More...

Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace

The Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace will host its inaugural market on Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Terry Brandt

Terry Donald Brandt, of Linwood, died September 9, 2015, at the Minneapolis VA Health Center, after battling brain cancer for several years. A celebration of his life was held at the home of his daughter in Vadnais Heights on Sept. More...

Darrel Rhodes

Darrel Dean Rhodes, 72, of Staples passed away October 5, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Graveside rites were held Oct. 13, at the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, MN 56347 320-732-4420   More...

Baseball event for Pine Grove

An evening of baseball nostalgia and fundraiser for the Pine Grove Park baseball field will be held Saturday, Oct. More...

Help for homeowners on south side

Rod Beller is looking forward to the winter this year, because he is sure that his home is ready for it. More...

Evelyn Adams reflects on 100 years of living

During the past century, Evelyn Adams of Staples has visited 20 countries, ridden a camel in Egypt and taught thousands of elementary school students.  These were some of the “Things you may or may not know about my mother,” shared More...

 

News

Achievement honor

Mary Theurer addresses the crowd at the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Awards program on Oct. 8 at Ted & Gen’s after receiving the Duane R. Lund Award for Lifetime Achievement. More...

Citizen of the Year

Bob Hamann, left, recieves the Citizen of the Year award from presenter Chuck Horsager at the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation Awards.   More...

Youth award

Sarah Koopmann speaks with her Youth of the Year award from the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation. More...

Opinion

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Public input vital for strategic plan

Staples Motley Schools

I am excited to report that we will begin our first steps toward developing a new strategic plan. The Staples Motley School Board has hired Minnesota School Board Association’s (MSBA) Strategic Planning Services to facilitate the process.  More...

Life Currents

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act

We continue to work to improve access to care for our veterans and are able to schedule approximately 95 percent of patients within 30 days of the date clinically determined by a physician. More...

Staples High School Class of ‘55 holds 60th reunion

The Staples High School Class of 1955 held their 60th reunion Sept. More...

Todd County History Day was well attended

Reports on the museum and the Country School Project were among the agenda items at the Todd County Historical Society meeting Oct. 5 at the museum.  More...

Sports

Cardinal tennis, football teams advance in playoffs

Staples Motley athletes had a perfect postseason day on Oct. More...

Cards cruise to victory to set up playoffs

The Staples Motley football team was in control from beginning to end as they defeated Crookston 38-6 on Oct. 7, in their last regular season game.  The win earned the Cardinals a first round home field playoff game.  More...

Volleyball team marks one more win

The Staples Motley volleyball team picked up one win at the Long Prairie- Grey Eagle Tournament on Oct. 10. The Cardinals lost in the first three rounds, but then took wins over Upsala, 25-19, 25-21. More...