Current Happenings

Andrew Nelson and his band Buttercoat will perform at the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. Opening that day will be funk band Mach Duck. It’s a Record Release Show for Buttercoat, fronted by Staples native Andrew Nelson, who sings lead and plays keyboard for the band...
Country/rock musicians Eric Neznik and Jason Franzen will be bringing their acoustic sound to the Music in the Park series in Staples Sunday, July 25, at 7 p.m. Expect to hear a variety of tunes from the ‘90s, as well as songs Neznik and Franzen sang when they performed together in October Son in...
Two Staples-Motley graduates are performing in the musical “Xanadu” at Central Lakes College, Macy Judd and Jayden Friedel. The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s 2021 summer season of music, theatre, and film turns rollicking with “Xanadu”,  a musical comedy combining 80’s fashion...
The Staples Senior Citizens Board is bringing back “Penny Bingo” for all seniors over age 60. The party will be held Wednesday, July 28, at 2 p.m., at the Staples Community Center. All senior citizens are invited to come and play 10 games of Bingo, have coffee and cookies, and reconnect with...
Action from the Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp at Central Lakes College in Staples on July 9. Riley Scherping and Evan Schultz (kneeling) get a close up view while competing in the robot hockey game while Kale Wooden, right, videos the action with his phone. Mentor Clayton Newbold...
Mark Petersen and his band will perform at the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 18, at 7 p.m.  In a Brainerd Dispatch article from May of 2020, reporter Jennifer Kraus wrote that, “Petersen is a singer/songwriter who is nationally known for writing songs such as “Cadillac Style”...
The Staples-Motley School Board will meet Monday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the District Office, 905 4th St. NE. Any individual or groups who wish to be on the Community Forum, must contact the board chair or superintendent by noon the Friday prior to the board meeting date. On the agenda is a public...
Todd County Council on Aging will meet July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Todd County Fairgrounds by the church food stand. This will be the 2021 Volunteer Recognition Celebration with cake, bingo and a meeting. The meeting will include an update on center events followed by Jode Freyholtz-London,...
July 21 Staples All Veterans and Community Park Association Board Mtg   Wednesday, July 21, 5:30 p.m., at Timbers Restaurant and Event Center in Staples. The public is welcome to attend. Zoom attendance is available by contacting Bob Hamann at 218-894-3139. July 22 Motley Community Blood Drive  ...
75 Years Ago - 1946  o July 11, 1946 -  A great deal of activity has been seen at the tennis court located in the park near the hospital of late- in fact, so much so that an hour’s time has been allotted to two or four players, in order that more people may have use of the court during the daytime...

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