May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Process continues for city adminstrator job

Gary Weiers of David Drown Associates updated the Staples City Council on the time line for hiring a city administrator at the council’s May 12 meeting. More...

Staples Motley HS graduation is May 22

Staples Motley High School will hold their Commencement exercises for the Class of 2015, on Friday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley Fair’s season starts strong with ‘Spring Fling Demo Derby’

Rain didn’t keep diehard fans and drivers from attending the Spring Fling Demo Derby in Motley May 16, held at the fairgrounds. The event was sponsored by the Motley Fair Board and Top Notch Motorsports, LLC. More...

Enjoying the show

Dozens of people filled the bleachers and stood near the sidelines, to catch the Spring Fling Demo Derby at the Motley Fairgrounds May 16. The Motley Fire and Rescue Dept. were on hand in case of an emergency. More...

MHS Class of ‘75 to hold 40th reunion

The Motley High School Class of 1975 will hold a 40th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 12. More details to come. For address updates and further information, contact Kelly Boldan at kboldan@charter.net or call 320- 979-6825. More...

Current Happenings

Mental health first aid training offered

Wellness in the Woods and Lakewood Health System will offer the area’s first local mental health first aid training Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. More...

Workforce Center staff at Staples Public Library

A Minnesota Workforce Center staff person will be available at the Staples Public Library on Thursday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m. to assist job seekers. More...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St. NE, Staples. More...

Life Currents

Poppy Day in May

Auxiliary collects donations

Poppy Day was held on May 8, in Staples and Motley, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #70. Auxiliary members, along with several Post members and volunteers, were located at various businesses asking for donations for poppies. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Luke and Rachel Hamilton of Nisswa, a baby boy, Levi Paul weighing nine pounds, three ounces on May 8, 2015. More...

Much Appreciated

We extend our sincere appreciation to all the businesses in Staples, Motley and Verndale who generously supported our “Poppy Card” program during April. More...

Sports

Hofmann, Koopmann, Klefsaas are conf. champs

Three Staples Motley track and field athletes earned Mid State Convernce championships in the conference meet on May 12. Zack Hofmann won the boys 400 meter dash in his season best time, 50.90. More...

Huber headed to DII nationals

Staples Motley graduate Brian Huber will compete in the long jump and high jump at the Division II Track and Field national meet May 21-23 in Allendale, Michigan. He is competing for Minnesota State University Moorhead. More...

One run game slips away

The Staples Motley softball team lost a nail-biter, 12-11 game against Melrose on May 12. Quinn Uhlman had three hits, including a three run home run and a double, for five RBIs and scored twice. More...

Paver dedication-Motley Veterans Park

At least 400 pavers were dedicated at Veterans Park in Motley May 16, during a special program hosted by the Tri-County American Legion, Post #124. More...

Memorial Day events set

Staples The traditional Memorial Day program organized by the Staples American Legion will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, May 25, at Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Post Commander Dr. Lawrence Denny will deliver the keynote address. More...

School board accepts superintendent profile

The Staples Motley School Board unanimously accepted without comment the proposed profile for the next superintendent as submitted by School Exec Connect at their May 18 meeting. More...

High school memorable for Svendsen, Han

Spencer Svendsen and Megan Han took similar academic paths to become the top two students in Staples Motley High School’s Class of 2015. They both have taken every possible college level class at the school, starting in 10th grade. More...

 

News

Staples Police report bicycle and other thefts

Staples Police recieved two reports of bicycle thefts in two days. A boy’s green bike was taken May 15 from the 300 block of 3rd Ave. NE and on May 17 a florescent orange boys bike was reported stolen from the 800 block of 5th St NE. More...

Central Lakes College graduates

Armed with new degrees, Central Lakes College students head out to face the world, and their families, following their graduation ceremony on May 13, held at Staples Motley High School. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson) More...

Degree achieved

Machine trades graduate Cody Drone shakes hands with instructor Ronn Redemske. More...

Opinion

On victory in Europe

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column was never completed. A handwritten draft of it was found in Pyle’s pocket, April 18, 1945, the day he was killed by a Japanese machine-gunner on the island of Ie Shima. More...

Remember . . .

Freedom Is Not Free

On Memorial Day, we dedicate our thanks to those who dedicated their lives to this great country. Their courage, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. More...

May is Mental Health Month

Make sure kids have mental health care

We all want kids to grow up healthy and strong. From scrapes and bruises to ear infections and strep throat, we want to make sure that when the need arises, our children receive the right care at the right time. Mental health is no different. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Kenneth Brenny

Father Kenneth Charles Brenny, 85, died on May 13, 2015, in a car accident in Morrison County. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 18 at Cathedral of Saint Mary, St. Cloud with Bishop Donald Kettler presiding. More...

Lawrence DeLuney

Lawrence (Larry) W. De- Luney, 57, of Staples died May 14, 2015, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday May 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples. More...

Alvin Tester

Alvin Richard Tester, Jr., 59, of Staples, passed away May 13, 2015, at his home. Funeral services were held May 19, 2015 at the Staples Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 215 1st Ave. South, Suite 103 Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 320-732-4420 Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. More...