Current Happenings

The best in regional student art will be displayed for the public Friday, May 11, from 6-9 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium, Staples. The Staples-Motley High School symphony orchestra, concert band and concert choir will present their finale concert in the auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The annual art...
Weekly events Ongoing Events Posted Last Thursday of the Month:  AA Mtgs At Lakewood Health System Hospital Main Campus, Staples, Classroom A:  Tuesdays,  8 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 p.m.. For info., 218-371-0573.   AA Mtgs At First Lutheran Church, Pillager:  Tuesdays, 8 p.m. For info...
The Staples Motley Area Ministerial Association invites the public to join them and millions of individuals across the nation on Thursday, May 3, for the annual National Day of Prayer. This local prayer event will be at the Staples Government Center (122 6th St. NE) from noon to 1 p.m. At this...
The Staples-Motley High School prom is Saturday, April 28. Grand March will be held in the high school gymnasium at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.  The theme is “Gold ‘N Glitter.”
Reservations are now being taken for the 37th   Annual Conference on Aging to be held Thursday, May 24, at the Central Lakes College Campus in Staples, 1830 Airport Rd, Staples.   This years’ motivating keynote speaker is Amanda Mithum, Outpatient Program Coordinator at Lakewood Health System. Her...
The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition and the Staples Public Library awarded another child with a prize for having 1,000 books read to her before kindergarten. She is Willow Hines, daughter of Jennifer Hines. She is pictured with the ever popular Corduroy by Don Freeman, Beth Fabian from the SMECC and Melissa Jewisson from the Library. 1,000 Books before Kindergarten is a joint effort of the library and SMECC to encourage parents and children to read and enjoy books together to make better readers. (
The Staples Public Library is offering the following programs: D.I.Y. fun activity -       ‘Animal Quest’ Stop in during open hours at the library during May and guess the animal by its shape and the clues given. A winner will be drawn each week from the correct answers for a prize.  Workforce...
Leadercast, one of the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 4, will be available locally at NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance) at 202 12th St. NE, Staples. The theme for this year’s conference is...
The Colla Voce Girl’s Choir’s spring concert will be held Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Assembly of God Church. In the front row, from left, are Bella Hines, Chloe Trantina, Peyton Mikel, Suhaila Mikhaeil, Laney Danielson, Lily Davis and Kiya Pope; second row - Raina Mikhaeil, Melissa Anderson, Brianna Mitchell, Avaya Brandt, Kaylee Eckel, Sabina Moe, Autumn Kubichek, Brooke Bendson and Isabell Weigand; third row - Naila Mikhaeil, Estella Bock, Pamela Lawrence, Brooke Hansen, Torence Rodrigues, Ol
The girls of the Colla Voce Girl’s Choir are presenting their spring concert Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Staples Assembly of God Church, 914 3rd Ave. NE, Staples.  Colla Voce means “follow the voice” in Italian. It’s the mission of the choir to work with choir members, parents and professionals...
The Staples-Motley School Board will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Staples-Motley High School media center. Note date change. Agenda items include: o Financial items including approval of capital outlay list, five-year lease for 41 SMART boards at $2,976 per month and a resolution to...
With three railroads and three trunk highways, Wadena rapidly became the distribution center for a large and rich territory. This photo from 1936 shows a view of Jefferson Street South from the corner of Colfax Avenue looking north on a vibrant business community.  Most of the buildings in those pictures are still standing and remarkably intact. (Submitted photo)
Denis Gardner, National Register Historian at the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, will be the guest speaker at the Wadena County Historical Society’s semi-annual meeting Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at Pizza Ranch Wadena.  The National Register of Historic Places is the federal list...

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