April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Thriving Communities invited public feedback

The Staples Thriving Communities Initiative (TCI) held a public input meeting on March 29, with Dan Frank of the Initiative Foundation faciliting the process.  More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Police reports

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

Fiddlers showcased talent at annual Pillager contest

Fourteen fiddlers took the stage at Pillager High  School April 2, competing for cash prizes at the 32nd Annual Fiddler’s Contest.  Lacie Philippi of Brainerd was named this year’s “Fiddler of the Year.”  More...

Council makes decisions regarding townhome addition, salt service business

At a special meeting March 29, the Motley City Council approved one Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and a preliminary plat application as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. More...

Letters

SM Beyond Poverty Forum

A big shout out to Marge Lelwica, Gail Honek and all the others involved with “ Beyond Poverty.” The Meth Not On My Block forum last Thursday evening at CLC was outstanding. Keep up your hard work and dedication.  More...

Food Shelf

Early in March I was shopping in one of our local businesses. When I went to the counter to pay for my purchases, the cashier asked if I would be interested in purchasing a package of cookies for our local food shelf (shelves). More...

What’s going on in Motley?

There has been all kinds of scuttlebutt going around Motley about the city clerk, about council members Pat O’Regan, Al Yoder and Nancy Nieken wanting keys to the clerk’s office, only one full time officer with a very part time officer, p More...

Current Happenings

Sarah Morris and band to perform

Award-winning singer/ songwriter Sarah Morris, joined by her talented band, kicks off her spring tour with a concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. More...

School board work session

The Staples Motley School Board will hold a work session Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. More...

Soulful singer

Recording artist Sarah Morris and her band will present a concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. Expect to hear classic country to jazz standards. More...

Obituaries

James Sadusky

James “Jim” Sadusky, 77, of Staples passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home.  Services will be held Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples, with Father Joe Korf officiating. More...

Dawn Thompson

Dawn Thompson, 47, of Staples passed away March 24, 2016 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Memorial services were held April 1, 2016 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples with Father Joe Korf officiating. More...

Pamela Walton

Pamela “ Pam” Kay  Walton, 53, Staples, passed away March 17, 2016 at her home in New York Mills.  Memorial services were held March 22 at  Faith Lutheran Church,  Staples with Pastor Steve  Sveom officiating.&nbs 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...

Staples Area Men’s Chorus invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2017

Carnegie Hall in New York City - the Holy Grail for performance artists.  And where our very own Staples Area Men’s Chorus will be performing Feb. 19, 2017.  More...

Wadena board pivots again on space solution

At a special board meeting held April 1, the Wadena County Board of Commissioners changed their collective minds once again regarding its quest for additional county office space.  More...

 

News

SMHS second at Section 6A Speech

Eleven students were awarded medals and the speech team the second place trophy at the Section 6A speech contest April 2, in Underwood. More...

Police check ATV issues

The following are reports received by Staples Police Departmant:  March 30; Staples Police issued a warning for excessive acceleration on an ATV. More...

Cast and crew on board for musical ‘Anything Goes’

The Staples Motley High School Music Department will present Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” at Centennial Auditorium in Staples April 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.; and April 10, at 2 p.m. More...

Opinion

Progress noted in Re-Start Campaign

Staples Motley Schools

Administration and staff are working hard to define what the next school year will look like for our families and students as we move forward with the Re-Start Campaign. We have made amazing progress in one short month.  More...

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Turning In Poachers

Celebrating 35 years and 10,233 arrests

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Minnesota Turn In Poachers (TIP) program. This is a private, nonprofit organization developed by conservationists concerned about poaching. More...

Life Currents

Smith going to D.C. on TWEC’s youth tour

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative announced that Ashley Smith, a junior at Staples Motley High School, has been selected as the cooperative’s 2016 Youth Tour representative. More...

SM Ag Communication team takes first place

The Staples Motley Agricultural Communications team recently took first place at the Minnesota State FFA Agricultural Communications CDE (Career Development Event). More...

Kindergarten and Jump Start open house

Staples Motley School District invites all families with children who will be 5- years-old by September 1 to attend their Kindergarten and Jump Start Open House. More...

Sports

Seniors golfers leading younger Cardinals

Good spring weather has given the Staples Motley golf teams a look at what their season could bring. The girls are struggling with lack of participation while the boys team has plenty of young players to supplement their experience.  More...

Softball opener

The Staples Motley softball lost their first game of the season, 12-2 against Brandon-Evansville on April 4. Pictured above, Quinn Uhlman takes a throw at third base. Right, Jenna Trantina charges in to catch a sinking liner. More...

Track teams take off indoors

The Staples Motley track and field teams competed in thier first indoor meet on March 29 at Bemidji State University.  “It was good for some of our new athletes to get some meet experience,” said Coach Marly Simmons. More...