November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

DAC to rent downtown Staples retail building

The Staples Economic Authority agreed to go ahead with a proposed rental agreement from the Todd County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) for use of the SEDA retail annex building, the former Staples Dollar Store, at 125 4th St. NE.  More...

Community input needed for strategic planning

ISD 2170 hosts two community meetings Nov. 12

The public is invited and encouraged to attend one of two upcoming community meetings hosted by the Staples Motley School District. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley’s new water treatment facility up and running

Tours of Motley’s new water treatment plant, located at the corner of 3rd Ave. So. and Cemetery Rd., were held Oct. More...

Several thefts, burglaries, reported to MPD and MCSO

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Oct. 28 - The MPD received a call from a juvenile reporting a theft that occurred at 264 Hwy 10 S. More...

Veterans Day program at Pillager School

A Veterans Day program will be held at the Pillager Middle School gym on Wed., Nov. 11, 1:45 p.m. More...

Letters

Relay for Life

Have you been thinking about the 2016 Relay for Life? I have.  Have you wondered how you can join the fun? Have you wondered what it takes to be a team captain? Are you curious how you can get a team together?  Well, look no further.  More...

Current Happenings

Scouts help ‘Operation Christmas Child’

Pictured above, from left: Zac Carlson, Garrett Carlson, Jordon Carlson and Noah Han of Boy Scout Troop 61 participated in a recent service project called Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Josh Carlen (not pictured) also participated. More...

Veterans Day program in Motley

A Veterans Day program will be held at the Motley School on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. The program will be presented by students from Motley Elementary and Motley Staples Middle School. It will be held in the middle school gymnasium. More...

Upcoming flu clinics

Wadena County Public Health (WCPH) is sponsoring flu shots at the following times: o Nov. 6, 10 a.m. - noon o Nov. 13, 2 - 4 p.m. o Nov. 20, 10 a.m. - noon  All of the clinics will take place at WCPH, located at 22 Dayton Ave. SE, Wadena.  More...

Obituaries

Florence Mickelsen

Florence Mickelsen, 96, formerly of Staples, passed away October 26, 2015, at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.  Funeral services were held Oct. More...

James Walter

James Edward Walter, 73, of Cushing, passed away November 1, 2015, surrounded by his family.  A celebration of his life will be held Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Motley. More...

Kevin Seefeldt

Kevin Jon Seefeldt, 44, of Verndale, passed away October 24, 2015, at rural Parkers Prairie. Funeral services were held October 30, at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom presiding. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Todd County Commissioners Minutes   More...

Veterans Day programs

Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day programs at area schools: o 9:30 a.m. - Motley Staples Middle School o 10 a. m. - Sacred Heart Area School, Staples o 1:45 p.m. - Pillager Middle School gym o 2 p. m. More...

Vietnam veterans invited to tell their story

The Staples All Veterans Park Board is asking area Vietnam veterans to share their stories for their ongoing video project. More...

Community Fall Festival at Alliance

Jan and Roddy Sams hosted one of the game booths at the Community Fall Festival held at the Staples Alliance Church Oct. 30. The event, now in its 14th year, provides a safe and fun place for children ages two years through sixth grade. More...

School’s test scores improved in many areas

The testing results for Minnesota’s Multiple  Measurements Rating  ( MMR) System for the  Staples Motley School District were reviewed by the school board at a work session Nov. More...

 

News

Wadena County Board holds four public hearings

During the Oct. 20 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners held four public hearings to give residents the opportunity to ask questions about proposed fee increases and a policy change. However, no members of the public attended the hearings. More...

Costume parade at SHAS

On Oct. 30, students at Sacred Heart Area School in Staples held their Halloween costume parade. Students walked through each classroom adding students as they went. More...

Council holds short meeting

There were no action items on the agenda for the Oct. 27 Staples City Council meeting. The council held a short meeting to approve bills and discuss what is coming up for the city.   More...

Opinion

War, sacrifice and America’s veterans

While we can all rejoice this Veterans  Day that the steady flow of U.S. More...

Students, build your vehicle, choose the trip

Staples Motley Schools

High school is like a crosscountry road trip - the driver in control of many of the vehicle options and stops along the way. The memories are just waiting to be created. More...

Taking a closer look at reduction in AIS funding

Citizens throughout the state, including locally, are frustrated after receiving word the Department of Natural Resources is scaling back a competitive grant program designed to control curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil and flowering lush.&n More...

Life Currents

Which ‘Witch’ is Which???

Several members of Staples senior dining center dressed up for the Halloween party on Oct. 28 at the Staples Community Center. More...

Class break for supper

A few students at Central Lakes College, Staples, enjoyed the free Community Meal (sponsored by Care Ministries) at the Congregational Church in Staples Oct. 27. More...

Grace Petrie receives Rotary Global Grant

Grace Petrie, granddaughter of Judy Petrie, rural Staples, was recently awarded the $30,000 Rotary Global Grant, a scholarship for students to pursue a master’s degree at an overseas university.  She was nominated by the Minneapolis South More...

Sports

CC teams place high at section

The Staples Motley boys were fourth and the girls were eighth at the Section 6A cross country meet on Oct. 29, with both teams reaching the top half of the section. The races were held at Long Prairie Country Club.  More...

Iverson, Bendson, Veronen place at Mid State conference meet

The Staples Motley swim team had some high finishers at the Mid State Conference meet on Oct. 30 at Detroit Lakes.  More...

DNR heritage group seeks board members

Minnesotans with a strong interest in the state’s native prairies, forests, and wetlands and the plants and animals living in them are invited by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to apply by Nov. More...