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Wadena County accepts DNR land swap offer

After three years of planning and negotiating, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representatives presented a proposal on Dec. More...

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Motley’s final 2016 levy up three percent over last year

At a special meeting Dec. 18, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2016 ($346,428), an increase of approximately three percent from last year’s certified levy of $336,131. More...

Music in the halls

Members of the Motley Staples Middle School Orchestra, directed by John Koopmann, provided Christmas music in the halls Dec. 17. More...

Singing, ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’

Fifth graders at Motley Elementary School sang, “The 12 Days of Christmas” at their recent Christmas program. The artwork was created by art teacher Jill Schneider and members of the Staples Motley High School Art Department. More...

Letters

Tradition of community music

For the 51st year, our Staples Motley High School choirs, orchestras, and bell choir performed their Christmas Concerts.  More...

Current Happenings

Farm Forum looks at the future of the farm economy

First International Bank & Trust held their 28th Annual Farm Forum at Central Lakes College in Staples on Dec. 10. More...

Mark Your Calendar

January 7  IMMUNIZATION CLINIC sponsored by Todd County Health and Human Services, Thurs., Jan. 7, 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m., Staples  Elem. School. More...

Educational Opportunities

January 2   BABYSITTING CLINIC offered by Tri-County Health Care, Sat., Jan 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For students age 11 and older. More info. available online, www.tchc.org. Pre-registration required.  January 5   More...

Obituaries

Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Harrison Wright, 84, of Staples, passed away December 20, 2015 at Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples.  Services were held Dec. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

MEETING #8 Mon., Nov. 23, 2015 7:00 p.m. High School Media Center   More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE POPLAR TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING AND BOARD OF AUDIT   Poplar Township will hold its regular meeting and Board of Audit on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall.  All meetings are open to the public. More...

Staples Motley School District levy goes up 2.65 percent

Taxpayers in the Staples Motley School District will see the school portion of their taxes increase by 2.65 percent due to the 2015 levy, payable in 2016, approved by the board at their Dec. 21 meeting. More...

Portraying the Nativity

Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, offered a Live Nativity Program Dec. 20. Portraying Joseph, Mary and Jesus were Royce and Heidi Swenson Napolitino and their baby Stella Rose. (Submitted photo)   More...

Winter adventures begin

In a scene that could be set in Narnia, the winter land in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” a lamp-post at Living Legacy Gardens stands out against the first snowfall of the year. Like in C.S. More...

 

News

State of the School: Raising test scores will allow school to shine

After studying the Staples Motley School District in her first few months as school superintendent, Mary Klamm believes the school is offering great education, but they need to raise their standardized test scores to show others the quality of educat More...

Heralding donation to music program

The Staples Host Lions Club donated $1,000 to the Staples Motley music programs for their trip to the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic in February. More...

Staples Police respond to a variety of calls

On Dec. 14, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Staples Police observed some individuals in the entry area of the city hall building. They were advised of no loitering on city property after hours. More...

Opinion

National Christmas tree, music notes

On Dec. More...

My Christmas Memory

One of my fondest Christmas memories was at a Christmas Eve family gathering at my grandma Alice’s house. I was around twelve years old.  More...

A World of Thanks

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Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Cammi Le- Van and Eric Johnson of Wadena, a baby boy, Carson Duane, weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces on December 11, 2015.  Born to Rebecca Crooker and Jason Jacobsen of More...

Care Center

January Birthdays at LHS Care Center   Ervin Swanson, Jan. 1; Sally Ross, Jan. 11; Florence Sinotte, Jan. 17; Daniel Anderson, Jan. More...

Santa’s helper?

Staples businesses were visited by one of Santa’s elves (Jon Miller) Dec. 22. He was all dressed up for the occasion offering pre-holiday treats to people, including Launette Tisdale at the Staples World. More...

Sports

Wrestlers place six at Big Bear Tournament

The Staples Motley wrestling team placed 11th out of 37 teams at the Big Bear Tournament in Cass Lake Dec. 18-19, with 10 varsity wrestlers earning six medals in the tournament. More...

Defense drives team in girls basketball wins

The Staples Motley girls basketball team played shut-down defense for long stretches of their 45-39 win against Verndale on Dec. 18. More...

Unsung heros lead boys basketball team

The Staples Motley boys basketball team topped an undefeated team from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 58-46 on Dec. More...