Current Happenings

The Koopmann Family will offer a variety of music at their New Year’s Eve Day Show in Motley on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. Pictured, from left, are Anna, Cindy, John and Sarah Koopmann.  This concert is underwritten by Ernie’s Grocery. (Submitted photo)
Start your New Year’s Eve festivities with the multi-talented Koopmann Family, who will be performing at the United Methodist Church in Motley on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m., as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s regular season.  Expect to hear a variety of music from the Koopmanns,...
December 18  Annual ‘Bill Berndt Community Christmas Concert’  Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m., Motley United Methodist Church, 847 3rd Ave. So. Free. Featuring a variety of musical ensembles, soloists, instrumental performances.  Live Nativity at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples Sun., Dec. 18, 5 p.m., in the...
The Staples Public Library is offering the following programs: Read Down Your Fines “Read Down Your Fines” Monday, Dec. 19 through Saturday, Dec. 31 at all 32 branches of the Great River Regional Library. This is for children and teens younger than 17 who are unable to borrow library materials...
The third annual  ‘Live Drive-Thru Nativity’ has been rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 21 and 22, 6 - 8:30 p.m., at the Pillager Fairgrounds. Watch for traffic signs. Sponsored by the churches of Pillager, the event features a live drama of the Christmas story...complete with live...
Three Staples-Motley High School students in Lisa Kajer’s culinary basics course passed the ServSafe exam given by the National Restaurant Association. Pictured from left are Del Eckman, Jonah Johnson, Krystal Yoder and SMHS Principal Mike Schmidt.    ServSafe training and certification is...
December 8 Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club Mtg Thurs., Dec. 8, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Wadena VFW. Roger McNeil, caller; Bernadette McNeil, cuer.  For info., 218-894-1542. December 10 Community Christmas Concert Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Staples. Staples Area Men’s Chorus, Staples...
January 21 Snowmobile Safety Class Sat., Jan. 21, 9 a.m., Staples Sportsmen’s Club (McGivern Park). Free. For info., to register, call Staples-Motley Community Ed., 218-894-2497; or online at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us.  
Local business owners, managers, school and college personnel and community members are invited to attend the National Joint Powers Alliance® “Building the 21st Century Workforce Conference” Friday, Dec. 16, at NJPA in Staples. The event is free and includes lunch. NJPA Education Consultant and...
Betsy Nelson, native Minnesotan and author of “Tasting Minnesota,” will be at The Uptown, 224 Jefferson St. S, Wadena on Saturday Dec. 10, and will give a book presentation at 11 a.m. Her cookbook celebrates the bounty of Minnesota’s local foods with 100 recipes from the state’s best restaurants,...

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