November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Recognition given for lifesaving actions

Susan Storry, Wanda  Oberlander and emergency response personnel were recognized at the Nov. 10  Staples City Council meeting for their lifesaving actions at the scene of a motor vehicle accident  Oct. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Ron Smith could be City of Motley’s new police chief

This and other MPD matters discussed at council meeting

Pending the outcome of his psychological and physical exams, Ron Smith of Browerville will be hired as the City of Motley’s new police chief.  The conditional job was offered to Smith at the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Nov. More...

Veteran Al Evans honored for his volunteer work with Morrison County

The names of 52 area veterans are inscribed on a plaque at the Morrison County Veterans Service Office, recognizing them for the thousands of miles they voluntarily drove over the years, transporting other veterans to health care appointments.  More...

Reports of thefts in the Motley area; burglary, two arrests

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Nov. 11 - A theft was reported at 65 Cemetery Rd. in Motley.  More...

Letters

Teachers appreciated around the world

Where in the World is Samantha Svendson?  On the front page of the Sept. 3, 2015, issue of the Staples World is an article about one of our own students - Samantha Svendson. More...

Wanted: Five New board members

We, the taxpayers of Todd County, should be looking for five new commisioners who will spend our money wisely.  More...

Veteran’s Day activities

We were provided with a respectable and enjoyable program on Veteran’s Day at Staples Motley High School. Special commendations should go to the students under the direction of Mr. More...

Current Happenings

Jackson family gives Giovanni’s new look

As owner of Giovanni’s Pizza in Brainerd, Travis Jackson still found there was a lot to learn when he purchased Giovanni’s Pizza in Staples. More...

Do you own or help manage woodlands in Minnesota?

Free Woodlands of Minnesota Landowner Handbook is available at the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office. The book is for anyone interested in learning how to better manage their forest property.  More...

Next free Community Meal, Thanksgiving

Dozens of people enjoyed CARE Ministries’ free Community Meal in October, held at the Congregational Church in Staples. The next community meal will be held on Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. More...

Sports

Iverson breaks school backstroke record

Jenessa Iverson placed fourth in the 100 backstroke at the section 8A swim meet on Nov. 13-14, breaking the school record in that event with a time of 1:04.88. More...

Volleyball award winners

The Staples Motley volleyball awards banquet was held on November 8. More...

Tandem takedowns

The Staples Motley wrestling team practices takedowns during their first official practice of the year on Nov. 16. The Cardinals will have their first meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Menahga but won’t have a home meet until Saturday, Jan. 2. More...

School begins long range planning

A vision for the future of the Staples Motley School District was started at two separate public meetings on Nov. 12. Members of the Minnesota School Board Association facilitated the two school meetings. More...

Hog barn questions raised at Byron Township

At their Nov. 10 meeting, the Byron Township Board listened to a group protesting a proposed hog barn and asking for a moratorium on hog barns in the township. The board also heard a presentation from the company planning to build the barn. More...

 

News

Todd County dissolves HHS committee

The Todd County commissioners dissolved the Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee at their Nov. 3 meeting and instead will make HHS a standing agenda item for the board’s regular meeting the third Tuesday of the month. More...

Christmas For Kids donations sought

The Staples ‘93 Lions has their Christmas For Kids collection containers and donation cans in area businesses. Shown here; Kay Mueller, Janet Opheim and Dena Iverson of the ‘93 Lions. More...

Self-checkout is popular feature at public library

66,860 - the number of items checked out of the Staples Public Library since the beginning of the year.  4,500 - the average door count per month.  4,000 - the average number of internet usage per month.  These are just a few of the st More...

Opinion

‘I’m not from here’

New residents bring new energy Small town diet

I found it funny that the lyrics of the same song popped up several times in one week while I was at meetings in Staples. I realized that the song must be about our community, even though the songwriter likely has never heard of this place.  More...

School winter weather procedures explained

Staples Motley Schools

I believe it’s time to communicate the process I use to determine if school will be called late or off because of weather conditions. Technology has definitely had an impact on this decision-making process. More...

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Nicole Redner and Tyler Addison of Verndale, a baby girl, Ava Rose weighing eight pounds, six ounces on Nov. More...

Staples Rotary donates Buddy Bench

Members of the Staples Rotary Club gathered recently at Staples Elementary School to see the Buddy Bench they donated to the school. More...

Obituaries

Myrle Kupitz

Myrle Kupitz, 88, of Staples, died November 16, 2015, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Congregational Church, UCC in Staples with Pastor Tony Romaine officiating. More...

John Eischeid

John Eischeid, 65, of Motley, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015, at his son and daughter-in-law’s home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

William Berndt

William (Bill) Otto Berndt, 80, of Motley, passed away November 17, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Motley United Methodist Church, Motley. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OCTOBER 20, 2015 Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 20th day&n More...