March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Did Motley Council violate the Open Meeting Law?

The Staples World challenged the Motley City Council prior to their going into a closed session March 21, which the newspaper believes was in violation of the Open Meeting Law.  The purpose of the closed session, as stated in a notice, was to di More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Rep. Kresha hosts town hall

The gas tax, health care and Medicare were some of the topics discussed at a town hall meeting in Motley March 19, hosted by Rep. More...

Town hall meeting

State Representative Ron Kresha (center) R-Little Falls, stopped at BRICKS Travel Plaza in Motley March 19, for the first of five town hall meetings he held that day. In attendance were Loren Morey (left) and John Snell, both of Motley. More...

Motley Fire Chief voices concerns at council meeting

Making changes to the fire department’s facial hair policy; and not requiring the fire chief to attend city council meetings were two items brought to the Motley City Council at their regular meeting  March 14, by Fire Chief  Tim Schn More...

Current Happenings

Lakewood Health System Annual Foundation Dinner Auction

The Lakewood Health  System Foundation will hold its 23rd Annual Foundation Dinner Auction,  Friday, April 15 at Lakewood Health System’s  Main Campus, 49725 Cty.  83, Staples. More...

Geritol Frolics auditions set

Are you a singer or a dancer who would like to fulfill a secret desire to perform? Are you 55 years old or older? If the answer to both questions is yes the Geritol Frolics may just be what you are looking for.  More...

Combined concert for the food shelves

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Rob Freelove; and Colla Voce Chorus, under the direction of Kathy Iverson, performed a concert at Staples Alliance Church March 21. More...

Sports

Senior softball players

The five seniors on the Staples Motley softball team are, from left, Ashley Crider, Shania Holst, Quinn Uhlman, Carly Smith and Sarah Daley. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)   More...

Softball team starts season with experience

With only one player that graduated to replace, Staples Motley softball coach Bruce Onischuk said the team should be ready to start the season. But that doesn’t mean he has his lineup set yet. More...

Track teams poised for good season

The Staples Motley track and field teams started practice with high expectations.  The boys team will be strong in the sprints but Coach Marly Simmons said they should also be more balanced with more athletes this year.  Three of the sprin More...

SM Knowledge Bowl team headed to state competition

Jace Hoemberg, Asharak White, Zach Strickland, Chris Hart and Andrew Bates are headed to the state.  More...

Calix arrested on meth charges

Angel Obidio Calix, 52, of rural Staples was arrested March 15 on a criminal complaint issued by the Todd County Attorney’s Office for four counts of First Degree Sales of a Controlled Substance.  More...

 

News

Staples Motley Schools will be out three days earlier

No staff cuts will be made at this time

The last day for students at Staples Motley Schools will be Friday, May 27, rather than Thursday, June 2. The calendar revision was approved by the board at their Mar. More...

Charlier visits Staples

The newly selected Central Lakes College President Hara Charlier, second from left, was introduced to the Staples community on March 17 in the college’s newly remodeled commons area. More...

Hara Charlier named new CLC President

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees has named Hara Charlier president of Central Lakes College (CLC) effective July 1, 2016.  More...

Opinion

Having a ‘Trump Talk’ with your kids

I was watching a Republican presidential debate as my eight-year-old, John, sat next to me. More...

Looking for ‘Transition Team’ parent members

Staples Motley Schools

Spring is in the air…..In a middle school, that is sometimes an interesting, yet surprisingly rewarding time of the year.  More...

Rural Minnesota leading the way on broadband

The momentum behind bringing broadband border-to-border is surging forward. More...

Life Currents

Alba accepts NJPA position

Katie Alba of Wadena recently accepted the position of Membership Relations & Communications Specialist with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples. More...

Evely n Dahlvang

Evelyn Annabelle Dahlvang , 85, of Oylen, passed away March 20, 2016 at her home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. More...

Arthur Manning

Arthur “Art” Manning, 84, of Staples passed away March 15, 2016 at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  Funeral services were held March 21, 2016 at the Church of Christ, Staples, with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT  More...