Life Currents

Olivia Klefsaas and Shawn Trantina were honored with the Triple A Award from the Minnesota State High School League, for excelling in academics, arts and athletics.   
Pastor Jim Johnson, Motley Free Methodist Church, gives his  granddaughter, Catherine Judd, a hug following the Memorial Day Service at Motley Evergreen Cemetery at which he offered the invocation and benediction. Now 16-months-old, Catherine was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia last February...
Pastor Greg Ciesluk, leader at Motley and Staples United Methodist Churches, will celebrate his 25th anniversary in ministry at a special service Sunday, June 12, 10 a.m., at the Motley UMC. There will be no service at the Staples UMC that day.  Pastor Ciesluk was ordained June 8, 1991, in...
Nadia Santos has completed 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. She was awarded her prize recently from Cathy Perish, representing the Staples Public Library, a branch of the Great River Regional Library, and Beth Fabian from the Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition. (Submitted photo)  
The top Accelerated Readers at Staples Motley High School for the fourth quarter are, seated, from left, Kassidy White, Elijah Sams, Ezra Trantina and Silvana Cortes. Standing, from left, are Natilee Gabel, Shaine Guggenberger, Matthew Fisher and Ash White. (Submitted photo)  
Pictured above are Lakewood Health System employees at the recent training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)  in Anniston, Ala. Front row, from left: Corrine Neisess, Sheri Pappenfuss, Amber Rastedt. Back row: Rod Opheim, Scott Braith, Kim Lind. (Submitted photo)
Several Lakewood Health System staff members recently attended training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is the only federally-chartered...
Ann Pate, a registered yoga instructor demonstrates some exercises that can be done while sitting in a chair, a part of MN Conference on Aging held May 26, at Central Lakes College in Staples. Pate teaches classes at the wellness center in Wadena. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Births reported at Lakewood Health System Hospital included: Born to Dylan and Brittany Johnson of Pine River, a baby girl, Cecellia Lynn weighing six pounds, seven ounces on May 15, 2016. Born to Michael and Michelle Kulzer of Baxter, twin baby girls, Marie Leigh weighing four pounds, 11 ounces...
Charles (Charlie) E. Mertens,73, of Staples passed away at his home May 19, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.  Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Arrangements were entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. Charlie was...


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