September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Inspirational moment shared by all

Coach Travis VanOverbeke addresses the Staples Motley varsity football team, along with some fans, following the 24-14 victory against Frazee Aug. 28. The win broke a 39 game losing streak. More...

Todd County debates dropping HHS meeting

While trying to decide if they could pass board actions at their Health and Human Services Committee meeting Aug. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Leader Community Hall celebrates 75 years

Anniversary celebration is September 12, public invited

The Leader Community Hall will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. Stop by for refreshments, live music by bluegrass band Shaffer’s Lost 40; and to reminisce about days gone by. More...

Verde Pepin, rural Motley, injured in tractor/truck accident

Rural Motley resident Verde Pepin, 80, was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis Sept. 1, where he will undergo surgery for a broken pelvis, the result of an accident Aug. 31. More...

Staples World editor believes Motley violated Open Meeting Law

Whether or not the City of Motley violated the Minnesota Open Meeting Law was recently the subject of discussion at city hall. The Motley City Council set a closed session for Aug. More...

Letters

Response to Star Tribune

“I was born in a small town…I grew up in a small town…I will die in a small town…a small town is good enough for me.” More...

Current Happenings

‘Electrifying’ exhibit opens at Wadena Depot

“ Electrifying Minnesota,” a new exhibit at the Wadena Depot, is on view Sept. 3 to Oct. 22. It illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for well over 100 years. More...

‘Books in the Park’ now at LHS Park

The new yellow “Books in the Park” container has been placed at the Lakewood Health System’s Community Park thanks to the partnership between Lakewood Health System, the City of Staples and the Staples Motley Early Childhood Coaliti More...

Staples City Council agenda

The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St. NE, Staples. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Cameron

Lucille A. Cameron, 100, of Pillager, passed away August 27, 2015, at Riverside Assisted Living in Pillager. Funeral Services were held Sept. 1 at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, Cushing, with Rev. Jim Brown and Rev. Dan Crocker officiating. More...

Lila Lubke

Lila Lubke, 97, of Staples, died August 27, 2015, at the Annandale Care Center in Annandale. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Robin Collins and Pastor Richard Pape officiating. More...

Arlene Lindula

Arlene Rosella Lindula, 73, of Staples and formerly of Sebeka, died unexpectedly August 20, 2015, at her home. Funeral services were held August 28 at the Cardini- Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga with Reverend Loren Ferch officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Todd County Commissioners Minutes

MINUTES TODD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AUGUST 4, 2015 More...

Public Notices

NOTICE CITY OF STAPLES ORDINANCE TO VACATE ALLEY More...

Experiments and tours held at CLC Field Day

Among the many experiments and tours at the Central Lakes College Ag and Energy Center Field Day on Aug. 21, Farm Manager Ron Nelson said this has been a very good growing year with adequate rainfall. More...

Council reviews gym floor, overpass signs

Staples Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Grondahl told the Staples City Council that installation of a new gym floor will begin on Sept. 8. At the Aug. More...

Klamm to join SEDA board

Staples Motley Schools Superintendent Mary Klamm attended the Aug. 25 Staples Economic Development (SEDA) board meeting to tell the board she will accept a position as a board member. More...

 

News

Staples Motley Schools welcome new staff

Back To School workshops began Tuesday, Sept. 1, with a program for all staff at Centennial Auditorium, Staples, before training planned in each building. More...

Swashbucklers at sea

A photo from the Sørlandet’s blog on aplusacademy.org shows students dangling from the ship’s rigging. There was no mention if Samantha Svendsen is one of those climbing the mast. More...

Five years in the district

Support staff recognized for five years of service in the district included, from left, Travis Benson, custodian; Carol Webster and Lacey Carpenter, both paraprofessionals in Motley. More...

Opinion

Are ammunition and firearms taxes a new gun control strategy?

Inside the Outdoors

Gun control has long been one of the most controversial and divisive issues in American life and politics. More...

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Life Currents

Attending the Class of 1945 reunion

Staples High School, Class of 1945 had 10 members attend their reunion held Aug. 22 at The Vintage. Front row, left to right: Shirley (Anderson) Knutson, Goldie (Chambers) Hazuka, Geneva (Olmschenk) Mollenhauer. More...

70-year reunion held

Staples High School Class of 1945

Ten members out of 61 who graduated with the Staples High School Class of 1945 met at The Vintage Golf Course August 22, 2015. Fond memories of school days were recalled. More...

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED: Born to Levi and Staci Oldenburg of Staples, a baby girl, Laci Lynn weighing six pounds, 14 ounces on August 24, 2015. More...

Sports

Cardinals earn football win with big plays against Frazee

After four years of hard work and many moral victories, the Staples Motley football team earned a victory with a decisive fourth quarter in their 24-14 win over Frazee on Aug. 28. More...

CC teams learn from first meet

The Staples Motley cross country teams had their first meet of the season at The Vintage golf course in Staples on Aug. 31. The girls team finished in fourth place and the boys were sixth in a competitive early season meet. In the girls meet, Coach More...

Little Cardinal Cheerleaders

First through fifth graders are invited to join the Little Cardinal Cheerleaders in learning techniques, sideline cheers/ chants, jumps and a short dance. More...