January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Staples Depot renovation meeting

Construction to renovate the Staples Depot could begin by Jan. 18, according to the plans from Alliance Building Corporation. On Jan. 5, the contractors and subcontractors met to go over a building schedule. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Reflecting on the new year

The Staples World recently caught up with a few area residents and asked them each three questions pertaining to the new year. More...

Sherry Miller Frisk is new director at Motley Area Food Shelf

The Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) welcomed Sherry (Miller) Frisk as its new director last fall. More...

Motley dog park fans

Tina Lamberts of St.  Cloud exercised her dog,  More...

Current Happenings

Who’s working in music field?

The Staples World and the Staples Motley Schools Music Department are looking for graduates of Staples High School, Motley High School and Staples Motley High School who are currently working in the music profession or studying to do so.  Email More...

Business Transitions workshop offered

A Lunch and Learn workshop on business transitions will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, 11:45 a.m.-1 p. m., at National Joint Powers Alliance at 202 12th St. More...

Lighting the sign

The Staples Host Lions decided to keep their sponsorship on the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce electronic sign on 2nd Ave. NE in Staples. More...

Sports

Wrestlers fare well against top competition

The Staples Motley wrestling team beat Winona 38-24, then lost to two tough teams, 43-22 to West Central Area and 42-31 to St. Cloud Tech, at a quad meet on Jan. More...

Boys pour in the points

The Staples Motley boys basketball team had their two highest scoring games of the year at the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30. More...

Girls split tourney games

The Staples Motley girls basketball team came close in their opening game of the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30, falling to North Branch 51- 48. But they came back to beat St. Cloud Apollo 78-43 in the second game.  More...

Thriving Communities Initiative to begin tonight

LEAP and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) are sponsoring the start of the Initiative Foundation’s Thriving Communities project this year in Staples. Information sessions will be held at city hall on Thursday Jan.7 and Jan. More...

Skating in the new year

Ten-year-old Cole Carlson (left) and his sister Kaitlyn, five, of rural Motley, enjoyed skating at the ice rink in Motley Jan. 3. With temperatures hovering at 30 degrees, it was a perfect day for winter outdoor sports. More...

Todd County tax levy increases 8.37 percent

The Todd County Board of Commissioners, with the sharp pencils of their department heads, were able to bring the budget and subsequent levy for 2016 down from a double digit hike.  The board approved a levy increase of 8.37 percent over last yea More...

 

News

Mary Freeman re-elected chair of school board

Mary Freeman was re-elected as chair of the Staples Motley School Board at their reorganizational meeting Jan. 4.  Other officers elected include Bryan Winkels as vice chair, Roy DiGiovanni as clerk and Chad Longbella as treasurer.  More...

First Vice President

Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr, right, moved from Second Vice President to First Vice President of the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association during their December conference at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. More...

Do you need drone insurance?

Drones were expected to be at the top of many holiday wish lists this year and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that 1.6 million drones will be sold in 2015.  More...

Opinion

Communication with communities is key

Student attendance is predictor of success Staples Motley Schools

Happy New Year! Not everyone gets to start over “new” twice in one year. I would call this time of year the “bread and butter” of our school year. More...

Congress uses “Sleight of Hand” to pay for federal highway bill

After much debate and considerable delay, the House of Representatives has finally passed a highway funding bill. More...

New education law will help Minnesota students and schools

If we want a stronger nation tomorrow, we need to give our kids a worldclass education today. More...

Life Currents

Odden, Vold

Mike and Connie Odden of Motley announce the engagement of their son, Jordan Odden, to Kelly Vold, daughter of Bruce and Anne Vold of Hatton, N.D. Jordan is the grandson of Ken and Mary Lee Becker of Staples.  More...

Nurses like Florence Nightingale

Central Lakes College nursing students lit a candle to recite the Florence Nightingale pledge, the final step of their pinning ceremony, held on Dec. 18, after receiving pins and a rose from their instructors. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Karen Dauer and Ryan Schmidt of Motley, a baby girl, Brynlee Grace, weighing seven pounds, 11 ounces, on December 27, 2015.  Born to Crystal DeRosier and Seth Kremer of More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MEETINGS MAY TOWNSHIP CASS COUNTY   May Township (Cass County) will hold its regular meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.  May Township (Cass County) will hold its REORGANIZATION meeting on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7 p More...