Current Happenings

The local chapter of REAM (Retired Educators Association of Minnesota) met on Oct 7, at the Staples City Hall.  REAM is an organization open to all school retirees who belong to TRA (Teacher Retirement Association) or PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association). The local chapter supports...
October 19 ‘Cardinal Chaos’ American Wrestling Federation Event Saturday, Oct. 19, at Staples-Motley High School main gym. Featuring CEO and former American Wrestling Association star, Tony Denucci. Doors open at 6 p.m., bell time at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Proceeds to the Motley...
Lakewood Health System now offers online scheduling for family practice clinic visits. Appointments can be made via desktop computer, tablets or smart phones for quick, easy access to care.  Patients will have the ability to book multiple appointment types, including physicals, well-child checks,...
The University of Minnesota Extension is excited to host the 2019 Todd County Area Goat Workshop. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Clarissa Ballroom (19281 Kotter Rd, Clarissa). Registration will start at 10 a.m.  There is no cost to attend but RSVPs are...
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering 55+ Driver Discount Courses on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Staples Community Center. Courses are also available online at www.mnsafetycenter.org. This class will save you up to 10 percent on your auto...
The Motley Area Food Shelf will be closed on Thursday evening, Oct. 31; and on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Instead, it will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 - 8 p.m.; and on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. - noon and 6 - 8 p.m. The regular hours for the Motley Area Food Shelf are as...
On Sept. 28 students from Central Lakes College (CLC) attended the annual Day of the Dozers charity event held in Elk River. According to Tony Frattalone, one of the event organizers, the event exceeded its goal of $55,000 and has raised $60,500 to date, which will go to support the Children’s...
‘Tracing Your Roots,’ a genealogy class led by  Steve Barthel, will be held at Staples Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This presentation will focus on how to use FamilySearch.org, highlighting Family Tree, FamilySearch Wiki, the Catalog, and more. Ancestry.com, which is a...
The Staples community and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon - 6 p.m., at the Staples Community Center. According to information from the American Red Cross: o  4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion each year.  o 43,000 pints is the amount...
October 9 ‘Game Day’ at Motley United Methodist Church Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m. All are welcome to this free event, which includes coffee and treats. Bring your favorite game. October 10 Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club Mtg Thurs., Oct. 10, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Wadena VFW. Myron Hollatz, caller. For...

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