Jody Farber, stylist at Family Hair Care in Staples,  finishes up on a shampoo and set for long time client, Shirley Longbella of Motley. April 5 marked Farber’s retirement after 40-plus years in the hair styling business. Farber received flowers, balloons and cupcakes honoring her retirement. Salon owner Julie Peterson provided the cupcakes for clients and others stopping by during the day with well wishes for Jody.  (Staples World photo by Janice Winter)
After 42 years of cutting and styling hair, longtime stylist Jody (
Two new opportunities have been scheduled for the public to le
Thousands of items, including a classic car, below, and a piec
Bryce Weber and Hailey Owen are two of the 41 students from through
Elliot Allen (right), fifth grader at Motley-Staples Middle Sc
On March 6, more than 70 community volunteers came together to
Jody Farber, stylist at Family Hair Care in Staples,  finishes up on a shampoo and set for long time client, Shirley Longbella of Motley. April 5 marked Farber’s retirement after 40-plus years in the hair styling business. Farber received flowers, balloons and cupcakes honoring her retirement. Salon owner Julie Peterson provided the cupcakes for clients and others stopping by during the day with well wishes for Jody.  (Staples World photo by Janice Winter)
Thousands of items, including a classic car, below, and a piece of machinery, above, were destoryed in a fire at Japke Store-All in Staples in the early morning hours of April 12. The Staples Fire Department was called to the fire at 3:05 a.m., and the building was on the ground when they arrived a...
At their April 9 meeting, the Staples City Council requested staff put together a proposal outlining what the city could contribute to the proposed Staples-Motley Activities Center, the second question in the school building referendum. Council member Roy Miles was behind the request. He pointed...
Kaycia Ellingsen (far right) leads Circle Time at a recent ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) class in Staples. During this time children and their parents/caregivers sing songs, hear a story and even ‘make rain,’ as they are pictured doing above. The family classes are held on Fridays from 9 - 10:30 p.m., at the Staples Family Center. A family infant class is offered on Fridays from 11 a.m. - noon at the Staples Community Center. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Area parents and their children have been enjoying a variety of activities together this past year, including a January luau, thanks to the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program offered at Staples-Motley Schools. It’s one of the programs under the umbrella of Early Childhood and Family...
Dale Schock and his son Andrew take conservation seriously and have proven this by the many decisions that they’ve made on their land to protect our water quality and to prevent soil erosion.  Because of their determination to practice conservation, the farming operations of both Dale Schock and...

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Lawrence Smith, 89, of Motley, died April 14, 2019, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Mass of Christian Burial will be April 17, 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Motley...

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