Current Happenings

Recognizing Vietnam-era veterans living in the Brainerd Lakes Area is the first item on the agenda at the Veterans Town Hall meeting Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 255, located at 708 Front Street, Brainerd. The St. Cloud VA Health Care System, a Commemorative Partner in the national...
The Friends of the Staples Public Library is seeking donations for their annual used book sale. Clean, gently used paperback and hardcover books can be brought to the library anytime during regular library hours. The sale will be Friday, Nov. 18, from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-1...
Ray Gildow, right, host of Lakeland Currents, will  welcome Melissa Birkholtz, Staples Chief of Police, and Mike Carr, Wadena County Sheriff, to discuss drug enforcement issues in the region. They will examine the current amount of illegal drug use in the area and the cooperation among local law...
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., 218-639-1428.   AA Mtgs At First Lutheran Church, Pillager:  Tuesdays, 8 p.m.;...
Nov. 5, 8, 9 Mosaic Table Top Class Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Tues., Nov. 8 and Wed., Nov. 9, 6 - 9 p.m., Landmark Inn, Staples. Pam Collins, instructor. Sponsored by Staples-Motley Community Ed. To register, 218-894-2497. Nov. 14 and 15 55+Driver Improvement Course Mon., Nov. 14 and Tues...
The staff of VSA Minnesota - the state organization on arts and disability - invites the public to join the conversation on how people with disabilities engage with the arts community in Staples and the surrounding area. Craig Dunn and Jon Skaalen will be in Staples on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 3 to 5...
Staples Alliance Church will host their 15th annual Community Fall Carnival on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the church. This event provides a safe and fun get-together  for children ages two years through sixth grade. Evening activities include games, prizes, candy, popcorn, face painting...
There will be a flag retiring ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Huck Holst home, 28943 Todd Line Rd., Staples (2 mi. west of the Evergreen Hill Cemetery) at 5:30 p.m. with the American Legion Post 124, Motley posting the colors. The U.S. Flag Code reads, “The flag, when it is in such condition...
Jeanne Rohr, rural Staples, is one of the soloists to be featured in the upcoming concert, “The Rohr of the Clarinet & Flight of the Flute,” by the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra. The concert will also highlight the talents of flutists Lisa Winter, Wadena; and Chris Hebert, Long Prairie. (Submitted photo)
Jeanne (Dalen) Rohr of Staples has been playing clarinet since the summer before she entered 5th grade. It’s remained a passion of hers for several decades; and she is known throughout Central Minnesota for her skill both as a teacher and a performer. On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m., Jeanne will...
A few members of the Staples Area Women’s Chorus paused for a photo before serving lunch at the 2015 Soup, Sandwich and a Song event. This year’s lunch and concert is Oct. 29. From left are Dorothy Koopman, Carrie Patterson, Louise Drajna, Anne Freelove, Wendy Hansen and Kay Howell. (Submitted photo)
The Staples Area Women’s Chorus will present  their annual “Soup, Sandwich and a Song” concert Saturday, Oct. 29, at 12:30 p.m. at Staples Alliance Church, 1512 8th St. NE, Staples. Doors will open at noon. Members of the chorus will serve soup, a sandwich and a dessert to begin the event. While...

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