Current Happenings

The Todd County Farm Bureau will host their Annual Harvest Banquet, Thursday Sept. 20, at the Clarissa Ballroom.  The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Shegitu Kebede. Originally from Ethiopia and orphaned at a young age, she has known tragedy first hand. As war raged in Ethiopia,...
Todd County Health and Human Services will offer flu clinics in Staples on Thursdays Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m., at Lakewood Health System’s Senior Campus, 401 Prairie Ave. NE. Flu vaccines available include: o Pediatric, six - 35 months of age o Quadrivalent, three - 64...
The Todd County Council on Aging will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Long Prairie Library at 42 3rd St. N., Long Prairie. Note site change. The speaker will be Mary Rhuda Yapp of Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, sharing information about the eye bank and being a donor. All Lions and their...
Craig and LaDonna Smith will share their story of hope and survival as they speak and sing at Staples Alliance Church on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The church is located at 1512 8th St. NE in Staples. All are welcome. For over four decades the Smiths have been bringing the hope of...
The local chapter of REAM (Retired Educators Association of Minnesota) held their fall membership meeting Sept. 10 at the Staples City Hall. REAM is an organization open to all school retirees who receive TRA (Teacher Retirement Association) or PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association). The...
Luke Bates, center, and Andrew Bates, right, were the winners of the 2018 Railroad Days Medallion hunt. They found the medallion in Northern Pacific Park on Aug. 23 after the fourth clue. Terri Kobliska, Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union Staples Branch Manager, presented the $500 prize to the boys...
Hands of Hope Resource Center will be offering a 56-hour advocacy training to those interested in volunteering with victim/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and general crime.  This training is scheduled to start in October and is free to anyone who is willing to make at...
The Staples-Motley School Board will meet Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Staples-Motley High School media center for a work session.  Discussion items include: o Little Cardinal Academy. o Update on MSBA (Minnesota School Board Association) proposal for superintendent search. o Employee job...
The Staples City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St NE, Staples. Preliminary agenda items include: o Consider approval of Resolution 1735 calling for public hearing on deferred assessments. o Consider approval of release of Small Cities Development...
This digital tip is a continuation of the Digital Daze forum hosted by Staples Motley Beyond Poverty. The tips are provided by speaker Erin Walsh.   - FACT:  57 percent of boys say they make their online friends through gaming. Having positive relationships in your gaming worlds is a protective...

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