Opinion

Cheer for athletes As the Staples-Motley Cheer coach, and a parent of athletes, I’d like to first of all say Thank You to all who come out to watch our kids play the sports they love. These kids and their coaches work hard and practice every day with the goal to win. With that being said, I’d like...
By Greg Frisk   Last week’s article on 9/11 reminded me that most of you, fortunately, did not personally know anyone who was involved in the tragedy that struck our nation that day. I would like to share my experiences on that day and the several days that followed. At the time, I was a pilot at...
Together we make a difference On Aug. 20 CARE Ministry sponsored the fifth annual Back to School Fair. One hundred and twenty Staples-Motley students from grades Kindergarten through seventh grade received a new backpack, school supplies, a new outfit, new tennis shoes, personal care items and...
The Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), a sliver of the farm bill, is at risk. Alongside small businesses across the country, we’re asking Congress to support and restore funding of RMAP in the final farm bill. This program offers access to loan capital through grants to...
It seems like every year, summer flies by. I hope that all have spent time on the lake, laughing around a campfire with friends and family and relaxing in the sun with a good book. Summer couldn’t possibly be ending already. Yet, fall semester has already started. We kicked off the year with three...
Van Gogh  and Me During Railroad Days weekend our community was blessed to have the opportunity to see a terrific play, “Van Gogh and Me” produced by Lamplighters Community Theater. I was able to attend the final show and what a wonderful performance it was.  The story itself was great, as was the...
Kids aren’t the only ones going back to school. Throughout central Minnesota, current Foster Grandparents are eagerly anticipating another fun-filled, rewarding school year as they look forward to serving in local schools. The Central Minnesota Foster Grandparent Program is looking for local adults...
Todd County Commissioners: Barb Becker, Dist. 1 218-894-1493 barb.becker@co.todd.mn.us Gary Kneisl, Dist. 2 218-924-2081 gary.kneisl@co.todd.mn.us Rod Erickson, Dist. 3 320-760-7878 rod.erickson@co.todd.mn.us David Kircher, Dist. 4 320-285-2355 david.kircher@co.todd.mn.us Randy Neumann, Dist. 5 320...
You’ve picked up a ream of paper, paid the lunch money deposit, read the updated bus schedule and gotten the backpack ready. Don’t forget to make sure you have the one back-to-school item that’s free and provides access to nearly a million books, movies, music, e-books and online resources - your...

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