April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Officers train with search and rescue program

In spite of the sleet, snow and wind on April 21, sheriff’s deputies swarmed the parking lot of the Todd County Historic Courthouse in Long Prairie. Different frequency beeps emanated from hand-held devices as deputies pointed and listened. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Motley hires FT maintenance asst.

At a special meeting held April 24, the Motley City Council approved hiring Bryan Stevens as a full-time maintenance assistant. He begins work May 11. More...

Running Start Program at Motley Elem.

First graders at Motley Elementary School presented their Running Start Program April 16, at the school. The program included songs, poems and the opportunity for students to read with their parents. More...

Grass fire in rural Motley

The Motley Fire Department worked to put out a grass fire along High Landing Rd. in rural Motley (just off Warner Rd) the afternoon of April 22. More...

Letters

Mental health help

I am currently seeking my Master’s in social work at the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine’s University. We have examined numerous societal issues within my policy class, including issues within the mental health field. More...

Tax troubles

Governor Dayton wants to take the State’s projected budget surplus for new spending projects. More...

Life Currents

Staples student wins top prize at SkillsUSA

Minnesota State Community and Technical College student Zachary Ehresman won first place in the Power Equipment Technology competition at the recent Minnesota SkillsUSA annual event in Bloomington. More...

Guest speaker

Pastor Chandran Martin spoke on Palm Sunday weekend at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. He serves as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Regional representative for churches in Asia and the Pacific. More...

Meech, Wilmot

Engagement

Brian and Dawn (Ludovissie) Meech of Fergus Falls, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chantel, to Matthew Wilmot, son of James and Deborah Wilmot of Winthrop. The couple are planning a fall wedding. More...

Sports

Cardinals cruise despite weather

“Who says you can’t gain a personal best in 30 degree weather?” asked Staples Motley track and field coach Marly Simmons. On April 24, the Cardinals hosted a home meet on a cold and windy day. More...

Israelson wins home meet

Andrew Israelson shot two over par 74 to claim first place at the Staples Motley boy’s golf team’s Cardinal Invitational on April 25 at The Vintage in Staples. Tyler Helling also shot well, placing eighth in a very competitive meet. More...

Home runs hit in two games

The Staples Motley softball team had some defensive issues as they dropped three games, a doubleheader at Detroit Lakes on April 23 and a game at Pillager on April 24. More...

Todd County board okays social host ordinance

A social host ordinance was approved by the Todd County Commissioners at their April 21 meeting. More...

Hands of Hope adds hours in Staples for victim advocacy

Hands of Hope Resource Center is expanding services in the Staples area. More...

Woman flees scene after crash

Treasure Weekley, 24, of Staples, was transported to Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples April 23, after receiving non-life threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash. The incident occurred near 79th Ave. SW and County Rd. More...

Wadena County hires construction mgr.

At the April 22 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners voted to approve Menahga-based Vercon as the county’s construction manager. More...

 

News

Conference on Aging will be May 21 at CLC

Don Samuelson, chair of the Minnesota Board on Aging, is the keynote speaker for the 34th Annual Conference on Aging Thursday, May 21, at Central Lakes College Staples Campus. More...

Accused teacher has Staples ties

A Wadena-Deer Creek teacher and coach is charged with molesting a student at his home in Henning. Brian Maki, 58, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct on April 21. More...

Illegal to plant in highway rights of way

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that planting crops within rights of way is illegal. Plantings pose a safety concern as crops can block motorists’ vision and create other safety problems. More...

Opinion

Equal work deserves equal pay in business

When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That’s how equal partnerships work. More...

Course diversity seen in registration guide

Staples Motley Schools

Registration always brings an excitement to the school year. This year in particular, I can’t help but be proud of the Staples Motley and Connections High Schools Registration Guide for 2015-2016. More...

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Current Happenings

Men’s chorus final concert of the season is Saturday, May 9

The Staples Area Men’s Chorus (SAMC) will present their season finale with an informal concert “The Afterglow” at the Landmark Inn, 631 3rd Ave. NE Staples, Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. More...

National Get Fit, Don’t Sit Day is May 6

Lakewood Health System (LHS) is joining with the American Diabetes Association in celebrating National Get Fit, Don’t Sit Day. More...

Central Minnesota Boys Choir auditions set

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir will be holding auditions for new singers on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 at the Staples Elementary School music room at 4:00 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Marlys Weber

Marlys M. Weber’s long and active life ended peacefully April 24, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Battle Lake. She was 91. A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Staples on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. More...

Constance Dittbenner

Constance “Connie” Dittbenner, 64, died on April 18, 2015, in Sun City West, AZ, after an 11 week battle with cancer. A memorial service was held April 25 at “The Deli”, in Peoria, AZ. More...

Alice Lauer

Alice Mary Lauer, 89, of St. Cloud, passed away April 26 of pancreatic cancer at her home surrounded by her family. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE STAPLES TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR QUOTES FOR ROAD WORK RECLAIM AND GRAVEL 251ST AVENUE AND THUNDER ROAD Staples Township is requesting a quote for reclaiming and graveling portions of 251st Avenue and Thunder Road. More...

Staples Motley School Board

MINUTES ISD. #2170 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #15 MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015, 7:00 P.M. HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER More...