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ong time employee and the possibility of some state funding, the Staples-Motley High School student services office is being restructured.  The retirement request from Connie Hoffert was approved at the Staples-Motley School Board’s meeting June 20. Hoffert has been with the district nearly 20...
NJPA contract administrator Kelly McAllister, left, conducts a meeting with NJPA vendors from Bobcat, using one of the huddle rooms in the new addition, equipped with two screens that can display information or be used for interactive communications.   
Kathy Gaalswyk of Pillager, founding president of the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation, has announced that she will transition out of her position at the end of this year after 30 years of service. In her role, Gaalswyk has led the Foundation from its inception in 1986 through three decades...
The Central Lakes College Foundation announces  its new director. Jana Shogren, former director of Bridges of Hope in Brainerd, Shogren will begin in her role as director of the CLC Foundation on June 20. A committee made up of CLC Foundation Board members and CLC staff interviewed Shogren and...
The first ever Motley June Fest featured a ‘Wings Competition’ June 18, which included the recipes of six different teams. Pictured above, representing the top judges’ choice from Artesian Homes, are, from left, D.J., Kia, Dave Poorker and Corey Seline. Other teams included Bjerga Feed Store (Nikki...
Approximately 1,200 bull riding fans came out for the first-ever bull riding bash held at the Motley Fairgrounds June 17, one of the featured events at last weekend’s Motley Fair.  Meech Bucking Bulls in Nimrod and Great Frontier Bullriding produced the event, which was sanctioned by Midwest Bull...
Brenda Halvorson, left, on behalf of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, accepts a $3,013 check from Staples Host Lions president Tom Danculovich for the summer Music in the Park series that the arts council organizes. Concerts are held at 7  p.m. Sundays at Northern Pacific Park, Staples, for...
The “9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit passed through Staples escorted by the Staples Firefighters June 8 on its way to Detroit Lakes where the exhibit was open for public viewing. The traveling museum is a tribute reminding citizens of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.  The semi as it passes by...
Third graders from Staples and Motley Elementary schools and Sacred Heart Area School were busy watching chicks hatch during the last week of school. As part of the Staples Motley Agriculture in the Classroom program, Katie Benson, a junior at SMHS  started the program with a $1,000 grant from the...
A three-year federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has funded Minnesota DNR’s Walk-In Access (WIA) program in existing counties and will allow expansion into new counties including Todd County.    The WIA program goal is to provide new hunting opportunities on private land...

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