January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

CLC is partner in crop drone research grant

Northland Community & Technical College at Thief River Falls was awarded a grant under the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Crop Research Grant Program on Jan. 15, 2015. The grant awarded Northland nearly $250,000. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley Family Center helps celebrate 40th birthday of ECFE

Birthday party fun A number of families with children ages 0 - five attended an open house at the Motley Family Center Jan. More...

Scams reported in Cass County

Tips offered to avoid potential scams

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the sheriff’s office and the Cass County Health and Veteran Services have recently received reports of a possible scam. More...

Free AARP Tax-Aide service available at Sylvan Town Hall, Pillager

Assistance offered Tuesdays, Feb. 3 - April 7

The AARP Tax-Aide site at the Sylvan Town Hall will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 3, through April 7. There is no charge for this service. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 218-746-3652. More...

Opinion

Staples Motley noted for college access

Congratulations to Betsy Picciano, Paul Weinzierl, Mike Schmidt and John Schultz. More...

Child protection bills moving through process

What an exciting time here at the Capitol. The committee process is humming along, and many bills are starting to take shape as we continue the first month of session. More...

What can we do with budget?

The Legislature will set a new two-year state budget this session. The process is just beginning, but it’s never too early to ask this key question: How much is enough? More...

Life Currents

Dairy princess candidates sought

The American Dairy Association of Todd County is seeking candidates to participate in this year’s dairy princess/dairy ambassador program. More...

Lofty goals for SMHS speech team

The Staples Motley High School Speech team launched their 2015 season by writing their goals on balloons and releasing them in front of the school. More...

Sinotte, Huebner

Wedding

Megan Elizabeth Sinotte and Andrew James Huebner were united in marriage on January 11, 2015, at the Sandy Creek Barn outside of Greensboro, Georgia. Parents of the couple are Anne Sinotte, of Staples and James and Rebecca Huebner of Neenah, WI. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Staples Motley School Board Minutes

ISD #2170 School Board Meeting - #10 AND Budget & Levy Public Discussion Monday, December 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Motley School Media Center MINUTES Call to Order More...

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES Todd County Board of Commissioners held January 6, 2015 CALL TO ORDER More...

Public Notices

NOTICE THOMASTOWN TOWNSHIP ANNUAL AUDIT MEETING The regular monthly meeting of Thomastown Township will be held on Tuesday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will include the Annual Audit of the books. More...

Jump Start Kindergarten offers advantage

A pilot program at Staples Elementary School is receiving rave reviews from parents along with requests that it continue, according to a presentation at the Jan. 20 Staples Motley School Board meeting. More...

People in poverty won’t participate if they feel judged, not welcomed

A major reason people in poverty don’t want to join local groups and boards is they feel that they are not welcome as contributing members but rather are judged as people in poverty. More...

‘Skating’ with Dad

Five-year-old Brooke Reisenauer and her dad Dwayne Reisenauer of Staples, spent time at the South Side Skating Rink in Staples Jan. 25. Brooke said she was learning how to skate by sliding across the ice with her snow boots. More...

 

News

"Im going to Hollywood"

Americon Idol competition

Fans of Katie Ziegler cheered upon learning that the local singer (standing on a chair, far left) had received a golden ticket from the judges of TV’s American Idol and would be heading to Hollywood to continue on in the singing competition. More...

Staples Police report

On Jan. 21, at 8:52 p.m., Staples Police received a report of what sounded like two gun shots in the area of the 900 block of 8th St. NE. The area was checked and police did not locate the source of the loud noise. More...

SMHS top AR Readers

The top AR Readers at Staples Motley High School for second quarter were recently named. Front row, left to right: Sydney Martin, Jasen Michel, Tyler Winkels, Brittany Janke. Back row: Ezra Trantina, Nick Crist, Ash White, Kassidy White. More...

Current Happenings

Ballroom dance group to perform

Beyond Ballroom Dance Company will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s season and is underwritten by Ernie’s Grocery. More...

Mark Your Calendar

Weekly events ONGOING EVENTS POSTED LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: AA MTG Mondays, 8 p.m., Motley United Methodist Church. For info., 218-639- 9743. More...

SES Book Fair Feb. 6, 9

A Scholastic Book Fair and Grand Event is coming to the Staples Elementary gym, sponsored by the Staples Elementary Parent Teacher Connection. The dates are: o Friday, Feb. 6, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. o Monday, Feb. 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Becker

Dorothy Becker, 86, of Browerville died Jan. 21, 2015, at the Lakewood Health System in Staples. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 26, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. Burial was at the parish cemetery. More...

Bruce Volner

Bruce Edward Volner, 67, of Aurora and formally of Staples, died Jan. 23, 2015, at his residence following a seven year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Jan. 30 at First Baptist Church in Aurora with John Jacquart officiating. More...

Sports

Cardinals wrestlers triumph in two key section matches

The Staples Motley wrestling team enhanced their position for a top four section seed by defeating two rivals on Jan. 22. They beat Pelican Rapids 37-31 and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 45-33, both matches wrestled at Bertha. More...

Hot shooting brings win

The Staples Motley boys basketball team took care of businesss in their win over Wadena-Deer Creek 77-45 on Jan. 20. The team is preparing for the final stretch of the regular season. More...

Back to back

Colton Paskewitz boxes out to get a rebound against Wadena-Deer Creek. (Submitted photo) More...