Current Happenings

Quote of the week “March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” — Garrison Keillor   Rural shortages in long-term care From University of Minnesota   Direct care workers are an essential part of supporting an aging population, particularly as more people...
The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will host their annual ‘Our Voice, Our Song’ festival on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Pillager High School. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. This is an annual event that the chorus started in 2014. During 2020, they were able to hold...
Minnesota author David Housewright will be at the Staples Public Library Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. and the public is welcome to join the discussion. David Housewright is an Edgar Award-winning author of crime fiction and past President of the Private Eye Writers of America best known for his...
Free tax help is being offered to low to moderate income taxpayers at Staples City Hall on Wednesdays, from 1 - 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Feb. 1 - April 13.  Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 218-296-6616. Bring last year’s income tax return, photo ID, social...
Mark Your Calendar January 19 ‘Walk With A Doc’   Thursdays at 5:15 p.m., at Lakewood Health System’s main campus in Staples. Meet at the main entrance. For more information about this free program, visit https://walkwithadoc.org/join-a-walk/locations/staples-minnesota January 20 Women’s OPEN AA...
Mark Your Calendar January 12 ‘Walk With A Doc’   Thursdays at 5:15 p.m., at Lakewood Health System’s main campus in Staples. Meet at the main entrance. For more information about this free program, visit https://walkwithadoc.org/join-a-walk/locations/staples-minnesota Wadena Whirlaways Square...
Events and opportunities at the Staples Library in January and February. For more information, call 218-894-1401 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Enjoy a fun program encouraging reading and early literacy skills. For ages birth to kindergarten. Check out the new app available to record books read....
The Staples-Motley School Board will hold their organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at the District Office, 905 4th St. NE, Staples. Reorganizational items include (but not limited to): Elect Board Chair; election of other officers; appoint person(s) to perform duties of the office of...
Children and adults were all smiles during the construction of their own gingerbread houses, at an annual project held at the Staples Public Library in December. The program was sponsored by the Staples Friends of the Library who provided candies and crackers to make the gingerbread houses. The...
December 21 Staples All Veterans and Community Park Association  Board Mtg   Wednesday, Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., at Timbers Restaurant and Event Center in Staples. The public is invited to attend. To attend by Zoom, contact Bob Hamann at 218-894-3139. December 22 ‘Walk With A Doc’   Thursdays at 5:15 p....

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