Current Happenings

By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Lakewood Health System, Staples will be hold a public hearing about closing their inpatient geriatric mental health unit. The public hearing will be held Wednesday, May 15, starting at 6 p.m., online and via phone conference. LHS will host the meeting on Microsoft...
The Staples Area Women’s Chorus (SAWC) will host the ‘Our Voice, Our Song’ festival at Staples-Motley High School gym on Saturday, March 2. The event includes a concert at 7 p.m., which will feature several choirs, the Iverson Family, and guest soloists. (Submitted photo)
The Staples Area Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Rob Freelove,  will host their annual ‘Our Voice, Our Song’  (OVOS) festival on Saturday, March 2, at the Staples-Motley High School gym. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. This is an annual event that the...
A Kingdom Youth Conference, “The Wave,” will be held at the Motley Free Methodist Church on Friday, March 1, beginning at 6 p.m. It’s open to both youth and adults. There is no cost to attend, but a free will offering will be taken to help cover the group’s expenses. Ryan Edberg of Nashville, Tenn...
Area churches are planning special services for Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25.  These include: •Faith Lutheran, Staples Dec. 24 9 a.m. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Service Christmas  Eve  3 p.m. Candlelight Service  5 p.m. Candlelight Service •Mary Mother of...
Model trains, Christmas trees and unique history will be on display at Central Lakes College in Staples at the Polar Xpress Holiday Festival, a family event to be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, from noon to 4 p.m. each day. This year, a Festival of Trees and more historical items will be a...
Thomastown Covenant Church will celebrate their 125th anniversary June 23 - 25, with a variety of events for all ages. Located in rural Staples, the church’s weekend itinerary begins Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m., with an ‘All Youth Groups and Young People Reunion.’ Saturday, June 24, an Open House...
A bald eagle soars above the American flag and a pine tree at the section track meet a Pelican Rapids on June 1. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson   Quote of the week “I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol  that stands for liberty, and...
Are you interested in being a part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council (SMAAC), or learning more about the non-profit organization established over 50 years ago? A meeting will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at Timbers Restaurant in Staples, beginning at noon.  The agenda will include discussing the...
A Festival of Trees will be held by the Staples Motley Women of Today in collaboration with the Staples Community Center/Parks and Rec.  The event will be held Dec. 16-17, with the public invited to visit this tree extravaganza held in the gym at the community center and cast their vote for their...
Staples-Motley High School prom is Saturday, April 27, 2024 entitled “Red Carpet Prom.” Grand March will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Staples-Motley High School ($1 for spectators to attend).  Prom will be held at Timbers in Staples beginning at 8 p.m. (doors close at 9 p.m.) The dance ends at...

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