October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Larger than life Halloween display

A giant spider protects the home of Jim and Monica Van Etten, south of Staples on Long Prairie Road. The Van Ettens have a large Halloween display, including lights spelling “wicked” among the ghosts and ghouls at their home. More...

From fighting cancer to rally car racing

Matthew Stone, formerly of Staples, felt the adrenaline of high-speed rally car racing and soaked up the morale from the camaraderie generated by the drivers and crew. Returning home, he faces a different reality. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Students learn math and ‘people skills’ playing cribbage at MSMS

For the third year, volunteers from the community are spending a few hours each month playing cribbage with seventh and eighth graders at Motley Staples Middle School (MSMS). More...

Second missing man’s body recovered in Mississippi River

The body of 36-year-old Michael Robert Arndt, previously reported missing, was recovered from the Mississippi River on the north side of Little Falls the morning of Oct. 21.  More...

New playground equipment

This past summer, the Pillager Lions put in playground equipment at the Pillager Park. The structure consists of two slides, two forts, a tire swing, three regular swings, a climbing wall, monkey bars and a baby swing. More...

Letters

Beautiful music

We wish to congratulate John and Cindy Koopmann and Jeff Menten on their receiving the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association award.  The Staples Motley string orchestra and bell choir were founded in 1978 and it is so wonderful to More...

Cooperative spirit

We are so grateful to the people of the Staples and Motley area for taking time to attend our first Community Connect Day on Oct. 15. The day was a grand opportunity to bring together 40 resource groups from Todd and Wadena counties. More...

Current Happenings

The Concord Singers of New Ulm to perform

The Concord Singers from New Ulm will bring their ‘Festive German Music!’ to Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s regular season. More...

Free lunch for Staples’ newest employees

LEAP sponsors welcome lunch for business employees

Commuting for work has become a way of life for many workers, including those in rural areas. People who travel for work often do not have time in a work day to become acquainted with their work city beyond their employer’s location.  More...

Community Fall Carnival at Staples Alliance Church

Staples Alliance Church will host their 14th annual Community Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the church.  More...

Obituaries

Helen Grove

Helen Elizabeth Grove, 98, of Staples, died October 15, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Burial was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. More...

Virginia Malone

Virginia Rose Malone, 73, of Wadena, passed away October 23, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 26, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. More...

Garry Cyrus

Garry Douglas Cyrus, 71, Staples and formerly of Randall, passed away October 26, 2015, at home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer.  Services will be held November 7, at 11 a.m. at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples. More...

The solemnity of the American flag

With a trailer full of faded, tattered and torn American flags in front of them, the Motley Tri-County American Legion Post 124 Honor Guard fired rifles during a flag retirement ceremony, Oct. 26, at the Huck Holst home on Warner Road near Staples. More...

Connections High School students showcase projects

What does drinking soda do to your body?  What factors contributed to the Dust Bowl and what were the effects on the people?  These were just two of the seven topics explored by Connections High School students during their first project sh More...

Todd County looks at RV park concerns

Citizen Tom Dimond questioned the Todd County Commissioners during the open forum prior to their Oct. 20 meeting regarding an RV park being created near Sauk Lake.  More...

 

News

Staples PD stop leads to gun, drugs charges

On Oct. 20, Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Harold Huff, 55, of Staples. In the course of the stop, police located a loaded rifle between the driver and front seat passenger. More...

Sex offender moving to Wadena County

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of a Level 3 Predatory Offender who is moving to Wadena County on Nov. 3. Cory Lynn Mangan, 28, will be moving to the vicinity of 150th St and 129th Ave, Wadena. More...

All done collecting

Pictured above, taking a break after collecting bags of food for the Staples Food Shelf Oct. More...

Opinion

My dad - my hero

My father was what people on the railroad, where he worked most of life, would call a “car knocker.” He worked for the railroad in Staples at the car shops repairing boxcars. More...

Political Cartoon

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Positive behavior helps kids reach their dreams

Staples Motley Schools

With the school year off to a good start, the staff at Staples Elementary was able to step back recently and review how best to support our students and families. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Sean and Carly and O’Neil of Merrifield, a baby girl, Quinn Lillith weighing eight pounds, 13 ounces on October 16, 2015.  Born to Brian and Cassiann Wiswell of Br More...

Assistance with home energy bills

People living in Todd County who struggle paying home energy bills may be eligible for assistance through the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). More...

Care Center

November Birthdays at LHS Care Center   Oscar Deiss, Nov. 2;  Elaine Larson, Nov. 7; Pauline Page, Nov. 8; Walter Wiese, Nov. 8; LeRoy Messer, Nov. More...

Sports

Volleyball team finishes regular season

The Staples Motley volleyball team played hard against a tall Detroit Lakes team on Oct. 22, pushing them in the first and third games, but the Cardinals ended up losing in three straight sets, 21-25, 10-21, 18-25. More...

Deer license changes

Deer hunters are reminded about changes in 2015 that affect when licenses purchased after a season is open are valid.  A deer hunting license purchased after a season is open is valid the same day of purchase if purchased prior to legal shooting More...

SM Cross Country awards winners

Staples Motley cross country team held their end of season team banquet on  Oct. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board

MINUTES ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #4 Monday, September 21, 2015, 7:00 P.M. Staples Motley High School Media Center   More...

Public Notices

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