November 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wadena courtroom remodel debated

Seventh Judicial District Chief Judge John H. Scherer, Assistant Chief Judge Ann Carrott, District Court Administrator Tim Ostby, Judge Sally Robertson and two staff members met with Wadena County Commissioners during the Nov. 17 board meeting. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Concerns about proposed Motley Area Transmission Line shared at hearing

At least 60 people attended a public hearing in Motley Nov. 19, regarding Great River Energy’s proposed transmission line project in the Motley area. During the three hour meeting, 17 members of the public voiced comments and concerns. More...

Sherry Johnson and horse, ‘Skip Cash Ta LeRoy,’ NRF Tour champs

Sherry (DeGeest) Johnson of rural Motley and her registered quarter horse, Skip Cash Ta LeRoy (aka Marvin), have enjoyed quite a ride this past year. More...

Current Happenings

Gary Timbs & The Schimpps Christmas concert Dec. 6

Southern-born piano man Gary Timbs, joined by the family harmonies of The Schimpps, will present a Christmas concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Sunday, Dec. More...

Staples Host Lions free Comm. Christmas meal

A free Christmas Community Appreciation Dinner will be served Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. More...

U of M Cattle Feeder Day Dec. 7 by Ext. Beef Team

The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team will be bringing the Cattle Feeder Days program to central Minnesota in early December. More...

Obituaries

Mayme Bartella

Mayme V. Bartella, 91, of Pequot Lakes, died November 17, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society - Bethany.  Funeral services were held Nov. More...

Sports

The second-hand buck and other antler points

Inside the Outdoors

As my wife and I prepared for the Thanksgiving holiday, always a big deal at our house, she made a request that took me completely by surprise. More...

Girls basketball team to utilize athletes

With only one senior on the floor for the Staples Motley girls basketball team, Coach Craig Wolhowe said “there are plenty of opportunities for underclassmen to step in and play.”  The one senior, Quinn Uhlman, said this year’s More...

A mix of experience and youth in wrestling room

With a strong core of quality wrestlers, a good group with varsity experience and a wrestling room filled with young and learning wrestlers, the Staples Motley wrestling team started the first week of practice with energy and intensity.  “ More...

Garbage costs are county-wide problem

Tipping fee likely to increase to $90 per ton

“A gate fee (or tipping fee) is the charge levied upon a given quantity of waste received at a waste processing facility. More...

Smile for Santa ... and Grandma

Makenna Warner sits nicely on Santa’s lap, but her younger sister Leanna is more wary of the bearded stranger. More...

Where is my newspaper?

Subscribers report delayed delivery time - what you can do about it

“People in one area will randomly report not getting their papers. More...

 

News

‘Every one of us is George Bailey’

Lamplighter Community Theatre to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’

Character.  Community.  Tradition.  These attributes are among the priorities for Matthew Olsen as he directs the Lamplighter  Community Theatre’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”&n More...

School district seeks more completed surveys

The Staples Motley School District continues its outreach for community input for its strategic planning. The final step prior to compiling data is collecting survey responses from district residents. More...

Byron Township hog barn meeting Dec. 8

The meeting to discuss a proposed hog barn in Byron Township will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Leader Town Hall north of Leader on Highway 64.  Last week’s Staples World incorrectly listed that date as Dec. 15. More...

Opinion

Community service projects important part of middle school

Staples Motley Schools

How can we, as a middle school, have a positive impact on our community and the world as a whole? This is the challenge I have given to our middle school students and staff. More...

Property tax increases a betrayal of rural Minnesota

A strong farm economy and vibrant communities are the key to the success of rural Minnesota. More...

Rural hospitals at risk if program cut

Many rural hospitals are struggling to keep their doors open in the face of rising costs. More...

Life Currents

Care Center

November Birthdays at LHS Care Center   Leota Stark, Dec. 2; William Shippee, Dec. 15; Audrey Cyrus, Dec. 18; Roberta Busker, Dec. 19; James Arrigoni, Dec. 19; Alma Imdieke, Dec. 20; Patricia Cooney, Dec. More...

SMHS top AR readers

The top Accelerated Reading (AR) program students at Staples Motley High School for quarter one are, front row, left to right: Macy Judd, Ezra Trantina, Jasen Michel and Patrick Thompson. Back: Shaine Guggenberger, Nicholas Crist and Erik Miller. More...

Lions Peace Poster contest winners

The Lions Peace Poster contest is an international competition that invites students ages 11-13 to create a poster on the topic of world peace. No words, numbers or writing are allowed on the posters. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Health & Human Services

MINUTES TODD COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES MEETING  September 22, 2015   Call to Order  The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Todd County Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie MN on the 22nd day September, 20 More...

Public Notices

CITY OF STAPLES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OF DELINQUENT UTILITY BILLS   More...