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Front, left to right; Lydia Halbach, Nicole Rothleutner and Rachael Kline. Back, Jaydon Friedel, Noah Barnhart, Sharon L. Hartley, Emily-Rose Severson, Macy Judd, Jacob Hanson and Oliver Knudson. Not pictured, Brianna Lynne Engels. (Submitted photo)
Staples-Motley graduates Macy Judd and Jaydon Friedel will be appearin in two outdoor productions of Brainerd Community Theatre (BCT), at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Two bouncy, up-beat musicals featuring popular songs will be performed outdoors when BCT presents ‘Sh-Boom, Life Could be a...
BookEnds Online Edition will feature the true life story of Alex Messenger, author “The Twenty-Ninth Day”, a coming-of-age story like no other. The Zoom program will be hosted by the Wadena County Historical Society on Saturday, July 11 at 11:30 a.m. To receive an invitation email 603wchs@arvig.net...
Old Wadena cancels Rendezvous event Members of the Old Wadena Society last week reluctantly decided to cancel plans to conduct their 2020 Old Wadena Rendezvous.  The annual event was scheduled for August 8 and 9 at the Old Wadena Park located about seven miles northwest of Staples.  “We just were...
With the Covid-19 “Stay Safe MN” order, a rolling car show is planned to begin at the Verndale School at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 21. The car show will drive by or through the parking lots of senior living facilities in Staples and then take a scenic route to Brainerd with the end of the cruise...
June 17 Staples All Veterans And Community Park Association Board Mtg  Wed., June 17, 5:30 p.m., at Timbers Restaurant and Event Center in Staples. It is recommended that you wear your COVID-19 mask and to meet the social distancing guidelines. Limited seating is available. The public is invited to...
A free food distribution for those in need of food or those newly struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crisis is being held Wednesday, June 10 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Motley School west parking lot  The event is being hosted by Motley and Staples Area Food Shelves with food provided from...
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the following events/activities have been cancelled: o The Lake Shamineau Association Spring meeting, originally scheduled for May 23, has been canceled due to the coronavirus. A future 2020 meeting has not been scheduled and will be determined later this summer....
The Staples-Motley School Board will meet Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m. at the District Office. Some board members may participate by telephone or other electronic means. Items on the agenda include: •Approve Food Service Catering agreements with Pillager Charter School, Sacred Heart Area School and...
Staples Food Shelf hours The Staples Area Food Shelf is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m.; and the fourth Thursday of the month from 5 - 7 p.m. The food shelf is not open on weekends or holidays. Frank Leidenfrost, SAFS Director, asked that people “be aware of the new procedures we must...
Twins Mandy and Nicki Carter of Staples, freshmen at Staples-Motley High School, enjoyed rollerblading near their home the afternoon of April 30. The sisters said that they’ve adjusted fairly well to distance learning, but miss interacting with their friends at school. With temperatures in the high...

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