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Concert changes spark protests . . .

Last week news broke that the Motley Elementary School was changing the content of their Christmas concert one week before the concert because of a complaint about the program promoting religion. More...

Crow Wing Currents

Celebrating the holiday season at Motley Elementary

Singing “Jingle Bells” First and second graders at Motley Elementary School are pictured singing “Jingle Bells” at their holiday program Dec. 15. More...

Staples man falls through thin ice on Lake Alex

A Staples man driving an ATV fell through thin ice on Lake Alexander in Cushing Dec. 13. He was able to pull himself to safety. More...

Motley Police, Morrison Cty Sheriff’s Office reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: o The MPD issued a citation to Julia Fried-Devine, 53, on Dec. 5, for driving 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. More...

Letters

Great musical weekend

Thanks to all who worked on, participated in, helped with and took part in the Annual Community Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Staples on Dec. 13. The music was outstanding. More...

Current Happenings

Staples City Council Agenda

The Staples City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 23 in the council chambers at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St NE. More...

‘For All The Saints’

The Staples Motley High School (SMHS) annual production of “A Cardinal Christmas” will be Thursday, Dec. 18 and Monday, Dec. 22 at Centennial Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. More...

‘Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert’ Dec. 21, Motley UMC

The ‘Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert and Sing Along’ will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m., at Motley United Methodist Church. More...

Obituaries

Renate Wiegert

Renate A. Wiegert, 55, of Pillager, died December 14, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. There will be an open house to celebrate Renate’s life, Sat., Dec. 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Don Burrows

Don Burrows, 89, of Staples passed away December 9, 2014, at the Lakwood Health System Care Center in Staples. No services are being held. More...

Gabriel Kemp

Gabriel “ Gabe” Roy Kemp, 22, of Bluffton, passed away December 13, 2014, as the result of a car accident. A memorial service will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples on Friday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. Gabriel was born on Dec. More...

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PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE FAWN LAKE TOWNSHIP CANDIDACY FILING The filing period for township officers - one supervisor and one treasurer - will be open Dec. 30, 2014 through Jan. 13, 2015, closing at 5 p.m. To file for office, call 218-531-0287. More...

Christmas services set by area churches

Special Christmas church services and events are planned for the Staples and Motley area. Included are: Staples Alliance Church Wednesday, Dec. 24, 4:30-5:30 Christmas Eve Service and Cantata Sacred Heart/St. More...

Staples budget increases two percent for 2015

The Staples City Council approved a two percent budget increase that was lower than the proposed 3.9 percent increase, but still accomplished many of the improvements on the original budget. Last year the city had a zero percent tax increase. More...

. . Communication and timing added to conflict

For some parents the main issue was lack of communication. Other parents felt the views of one complaining family took precedence in a decision at the expense of the religious beliefs of the majority. More...

News

School district tax levy to go down 13.73%

Taxpayers in the Staples Motley School District can expect to see the school portion of their taxes go down by 13.73 percent thanks to the 2014 levy, payable in 2015, approved by the board at their Dec. 15 meeting. More...

We wish you a merry Christmas

Staples Elementary School students filled the high school gymnasium floor as they serenaded their parents and grandparents at the conclusion of the Christmas Concert on Dec. 10. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Christmas traditions

Staples Elementary School fifth grade students made signs for many of the December celebrations during their Christmas concert on Dec. 10. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) More...

Opinion

Position on religious music in schools

EDITOR’S NOTE: This position statement is from the website of the National Association for Music Education at musiced. nafme.org. More...

Don’t worry, Santa, the ‘war on Christmas’ isn’t real

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Staples World first carried this editorial in our Dec. 26, 2013, issue. When I read that 52 percent of American adults say they believe in Santa Claus (according to a survey from Public Policy More...

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Life Currents

December celebrations at Sr Center

The December birthday/anniversary celebration was held Dec. 9, at the Staples Community Center. Celebrating December birthdays were;, seated, L-R,to Estelle Mattson and Mary Jane Volesky. More...

Memories of Staples

EDITOR’S NOTE: These memories of Staples are shared with us by Eileen Jaeger O’Brien via Donna Miller. They were written by Eileen’s mother, Cecelia Robinson Jaeger, at some point before the Centennial in 1989. More...

Todd County Historical Society meets

The Todd County Historical Society held its regular monthly meeting, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. in the museum. President Gary Stracek presided over the meeting. More...

Sports

Nine pins recorded in wrestling victory

The Staples Motley wrestling team hosted a triangular meet with rivals Detroit Lakes and Crosby- Ironton on Dec. 9. They came away with one bad result, a 49-12 loss to DL and one good result, a 64-15 rout of C-I. More...

Girls basketball splits with C-I, Pierz

The Staples Motley girls basketball team lost to Crosby-Ironton 41-31 on Dec. 9 but came back to defeat Pierz 59-47 on Dec. 11. More...

After heartbreaker loss, boys earn two wins

The Staples Motley boys basketball team lost a close contest at Menahga on Dec. 9 on a last second shot, had an easy time beating Wadena Deer Creek on Dec. More...