October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Radermacher is city’s new economic development chief

Melissa Radermacher will be the new economic development director for the City of Staples and executive director of the Staples Economic Development Authority.  City Administrator Jerel Nelsen confirmed that she accepted the position Oct. More...

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Cass County 4-H’ers participate at MN 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational in Alexandria

Nine 4-H’ers from Southern Cass County participated at the 2015 Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational on Sept. 12 and 13, in Alexandria, earning a total of 19 medals overall.  More...

Medal winners

Nine 4-H youth from Southern Cass County participated at the recent 2015 Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational in Alexandria, earning a total of 19 medals. More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Oct. 13 - MPD Officer Jason Borash responded to an incident involving a juvenile at an address on 1st Ave. S. More...

Letters

Honor and help veterans

Veterans Day is fast approaching and it’s time once again to reflect on the sacrifices made by those in the military - past and present - to keep our country free.  More...

Current Happenings

Area youth to ‘Trick or Treat’ for food shelf

Community churches and area youth will be going “Trick or Treat” collecting non- perishable items for the Staples Area Food Shelf Sunday, Oct. More...

Free community meal Oct. 27

Care Ministries will hold its second community meal of the year Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4:30 - 6 p.m., at the Congregational Church in Staples (co-hosted with Thomastown Covenant Church). The church is located at 310 5th St. NE. More...

Flag retirement ceremony Oct. 26

There will be a flag retiring ceremony on Saturday,  Oct. 26 at the Huck Holst home, 28943 Todd Line Rd.,  Staples (2 mi. west of the  Evergreen Hill Cemetery) at 5:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Jon Rardin

Jon Michael Rardin, 51 of Nisswa, passed away October 15, 2015, at his home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter. More...

Sheila Redemske

Sheila Rae Redemske, 50, of Staples, passed away October 15, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital following a short battle with cancer.  A celebration of Sheila’s life will be held Thursday, Oct. 22, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Helen Grove

Helen Elizabeth Grove, 98, of Staples, died October 15, 2015 at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

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Public Notices

CITY OF STAPLES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PUBLIC NUISANCE ASSESSMENTS   More...

Small cities program may grow

The Staples City Council voted to formally request an extension to the deadline and an expansion of the commercial target area for the Small Cities Development Program following a public hearing at their Oct. More...

Fate of school co-op building considered

What will be the fate of the Freshwater Education District building in Staples?  The building, also called the Co-op Building, is at 1100 5th St. NE. More...

Looking at options for Dower Lake rebuilding

Dower Lake Recre - ation Area is closed for the season but plans to improve the park will be on going for the next couple of years.  On Saturday, Oct. More...

School orchestra program earns top award

The Staples Motley School’s orchestra program recently earned the Meritorious Orchestra Program award as selected by the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teacher’s Association ( MNSOTA). More...

 

News

Wadena County at impasse over courthouse ‘technology’

At the Oct. More...

Practicing for nationals

Three members of the Staples Motley FFA chapter who are getting ready for competition at FFA’s national convention spoke at the Staples Motley School Board meeting Oct. 19. More...

Staples United Methodist Church celebrates 125 years

Since 1890, the Staples United Methodist Church has offered a spiritual home to people at the corner of 5th St. NE and 3rd Ave. More...

Opinion

Holidays, our public schools and what it means to be ‘American’

Battles this month over holidays in public schools - from Halloween in Connecticut to Christmas in Indiana - are about far more than witches, ghosts, Santa  Claus or Jesus.  What’s really at stake for people on all sides are emotional More...

Bully prevention stressed in middle school activities

Staples Motley Schools

What a great start to the school year at Motley Staples Middle School. We hit the ground running on Sept. 8 and we are still going full steam ahead.  More...

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Life Currents

Historical presentation at the depot

Historian and songwriter Bill Jamerson presented a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) of the 1930s at the historic Staples Depot Oct. 18. More...

Oct. birthday celebrations

The monthly birthday party was held Oct. 13, in the Senior Citizen’s room at the Staples Community Center. Above, left to right: Donna Breckenridge, Byron (Bud) Haskin and Kathy Crews all celebrate October birthdays. More...

Student organizers of the blood drive

Olivia Klefsaas, Millie Klefsaas and Mel Litts were among the student organizers of a blood drive at Staples Motley High School on Oct. 15. More...

Sports

Berggren, Lund, Millers lead Cardinals to first playoff win in six years

The Staples Motley football team won their first playoff game since 2009 by doing what they have done all season, run the ball, play great defense and convert their extra points. The Cardinals defeated West Central Area 16-6 on Oct. More...

Tennis team falls in section championship

The Staples Motley girls tennis team battled to the very end of the section championship match, but their ten year streak of playing in the state tournament ended with a 5-2 loss against Crookston on Oct. More...

Card in Grand Rapids HOF

Former Staples coachNorm Card was inducted into the 2015 Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held Oct. More...