March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Honored and proud to lend their voices

Seniors at SMHS,Haley Christoffersen and Hailey Koenig have sang the National Anthem at many home events throughout the year. More...

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Crow Wing Currents

Motley Area Food Shelf hopes to stock its shelves during Food Share Month

Dollars will be stretched to feed more people

The Motley Area  Food Shelf (MAFS) is hoping to raise $20,000 during March, Minnesota’s Food Share Month.  According to information from Sherry Miller  Frisk, MAFS Director, “Minnesota Food Share’s  More...

Faithful volunteers

Volunteers at the Motley Area Food Shelf were busy stocking shelves and helping customers load food supplies into their vehicles recently. More...

Motley Police, MCSO reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:  Feb. More...

Letters

Food share month

Many of you have been very supportive of the efforts of the Staples Area Food Shelf in the past. We thank you for that generous support. More...

Community grieves

Our community is once again grieving the loss of two community members who took their own lives. It is the proverbial “elephant in the room”. If we don’t talk about suicide, it won’t happen. More...

Hunting pressure

I quit reading Mike Rahn’s Outdoor column long ago. But, my brother pointed out his column to me in the February 25, 2016 Staples World. At first I thought to ignore it but then realized I could live to regret that. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:  Born to Grace Flanery and Zach Rushmeyer of Hewitt, a baby boy, Garrison Elijah, weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces on February 19, 2016.  Born to Kent and Sarah Swenson of Brainer More...

Anticipation... it’s making me wait

Students in Shela McIlravy’s third grade class at Sacred Heart Area School watch Katie Benson as she pours buttermilk off the butter the students just made. More...

Taste testing in the classroom

Final results: real creamy butter on a Ritz cracker with thumbs up approval. Left to right: Rebekka Paskewitz, Maila Mikhaeil, Jade Storry, Lilly Tyrrell, Sophie Albie, Jacob Becker, Bryan Burrows, Katie Benson, Joe Zimmermann, Axel Mertens.   More...

Sports

Playoff loss at home

The Staples Motley boys basketball team lost in the opening round of the Section 8AA playoffs, 49-47 to Hawley on Feb. More...

Israelson, Lund, Smith voted all-conference

Micheal Poncelet was named Coach of the Year and three Staples Motley boys basketball players were named to the Mid State Conference All- Conference first team. Andrew Israelson, John Lund and Gavin Smith were named to the 11-man team. More...

Erpelding 2nd, Lisson 5th at state wrestling

Alex Erpelding came up two points short in the state championship 160 pound wrestling match, to finish second. Eric Lisson won three matches at 126 pounds to earn a fifth place medal.  More...

Hotel developers see changes in the Staples community

When hotel developers visited Staples one year ago, they weren’t really gung-ho on the prospect of building in the community. More...

Developers going forward with 32-unit townhome construction

Roach Properties is working with the City of Staples to build 32 townhome units on the area north of the Freshwater Education building, between 5th St and 8th St.  More...

March food drive to shore up deficit

The Staples Area Food Shelf is asking for donations during their March funding campaign.  “ This annual plea is very important and is our main income resource,” said Food Shelf Director Fran Mertens. More...

 

News

S’MORE..... rewards

Staples Elementary fifth grade students met their reading goals for I Love To Read Month in February and were rewarded with a marshmallow roast and s’mores on Feb. 26. More...

Friendly Rider director to help Becker transit

At the Feb. 16 Wadena County Board meeting, Transit Director Ryan Damlo reported on his recent work with representatives of Becker County in an effort to help that county organize transit services to its residents. More...

Alert Veterans to IRS impersonators

With tax-filing season in full swing, Veterans should be aware of people contacting them who claim to be from the Internal Revenue  Service and the Treasury.  More...

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Special Olympics event

Staples Motley Schools

There are many times as a principal I watch from afar with tremendous pride and emotion as an event unfolds on our high school campus. Each year, Special Olympics is one of those events for me. More...

It’s not just Flint where kids are in danger

Brown, foul- smelling water spewing out of faucets. Children poisoned by lead and other toxic metals. Families with aching joints, brittle bones and shocking hair loss. More...

Current Happenings

SMACF offering grant opportunities

Is your organization or group in need of funding to support a community project? More...

Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment Fairs scheduled for March and April

The Staples Motley School District invites all families with children ages five and under to learn more about preschool classes scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year at both Staples and Motley Family Centers. More...

Ask A Trooper

Question: If driving a commercial vehicle and stopped, what documents are needed to present to the trooper? Also what do they look for if a truck is weighed? More...

Obituaries

Louise Behsman

Louise Marie Behsman, 76, of Verndale, passed away, February 27, 2016 at the Central Todd County Care Center, Clarissa. Services will be held Friday, March 4, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Geneva Mykland

Geneva Trout Mykland,  90, of Wadena, passed away February 20, 2016.  Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 26, at St. More...

Richard Bohman

Richard “Richie” Bohman, 67, passed away February 25, 2016 at Lakewood Health System, Staples after a brave battle with cancer.  Graveside services were held February 29, 2016 at Bridgeman Cemetery, Pillager, with military honors pr More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   More...