Staples-Motley students on the Wadena-Deer Creek hockey team share a laugh at the Cardinal Coffee on Feb. 7. From left are Cade Schmidt, Cael Sams, Gabe Misner and Finn Erholtz and coach Scott Woods. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
At the Cardinal Coffee on Feb.
Minnesota FFA Region II President Molly Lindgren of the Staples Motley Chapter convenes the FFA Winter Leadership Rally held Feb. 9 at Central Lakes College in Staples. Many of the 155 FFA members attending took part in leadership development competitions. Others took tours to Midwest Machinery, Grampa G’s Greenhouse in Pillager, or CLC Ag Center, Staples, learning about crops and water research. All of the FFA students heard a presentation about AgCentric and the agricultural opportuities at CLC. Lindgren
Molly Lindgren from the Staples Motley FFA Chapter and Ashley Korte
Everett Hanson of Staples was recently recognized for reading
Amy Leidenfrost, Staples, received the third highest award a L
Todd County Commissioner Barb Becker took a few minutes to talk with State Senator Paul Gazelka after the meeting to discuss specific District 1 concerns. (Photo by Karin Nauber)
State Senator Paul Gazelka and Representative John Poston met with
The Republican Party Caucus had 20 people attending. Todd County favored Jeff Johnson, who also won the state straw poll.
Staples area residents attended caucus meetings on Nov.
Staples-Motley students on the Wadena-Deer Creek hockey team share a laugh at the Cardinal Coffee on Feb. 7. From left are Cade Schmidt, Cael Sams, Gabe Misner and Finn Erholtz and coach Scott Woods. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
Minnesota FFA Region II President Molly Lindgren of the Staples Motley Chapter convenes the FFA Winter Leadership Rally held Feb. 9 at Central Lakes College in Staples. Many of the 155 FFA members attending took part in leadership development competitions. Others took tours to Midwest Machinery, Grampa G’s Greenhouse in Pillager, or CLC Ag Center, Staples, learning about crops and water research. All of the FFA students heard a presentation about AgCentric and the agricultural opportuities at CLC. Lindgren
Todd County Commissioner Barb Becker took a few minutes to talk with State Senator Paul Gazelka after the meeting to discuss specific District 1 concerns. (Photo by Karin Nauber)
The Republican Party Caucus had 20 people attending. Todd County favored Jeff Johnson, who also won the state straw poll.
Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower came to Staples on Jan. 31 to let communities know it is time to start planning for the 2020 Census. Government workers from area communities came to a training session at NJPA to learn about the program Everyone Counts in MN. Brower said it is very valuable...
One building for grades K-12 on the site of the current high school.  That’s the option the Staples-Motley School Board decided to pursue at their Feb. 12 special meeting. However, a Plan B is a viable backup, if Plan A confronts any unforseen or insurmountable difficulties.  Plan B is two...
Nearly 70 project ideas were received by the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation in their search for Big Idea projects to fund or help fund.  Ideas ranged from improvements like flowers, green space and Christmas decorations to signs, benches and trail improvements to major building and...
District Spelling Bee contestants, front; from left, William Thew (first), Jadyn Vogel (second), Zach Wilhelmi and Benet Robinson (third place tie) and Keegan Harvey (fifth); back, Amber Ruhl, Ashlynn Rieck, Estella Bock, Adriana Dickey, Jade Storry, Mandy Carter,  Wyatt Kobliska, Keegan Bestland, Brayden Smith, Donald Kray, and Josh Picconatto. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
William Thew placed first and Jadyn Vogel was second at the Staples-Motley District Spelling Bee Jan. 31 at Centennial Auditorium, Staples.  Thew correctly spelled the words exasperation, sinewy and incessant on his way to the title. His final word was ricochet. He said he practiced spelling to get...

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Dorothy “Dodie” (Fread) Nelson, 75, passed away peacefully February 15, 2018, in Sauk Rapids.A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Timberlake...

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