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Fran Mertens (right), director of the Staples Food Shelf, is pictured March 3, with Alan Perish, Todd County Farmers Union President. Perish stopped by the food shelf to present a check for $100 to the food shelf on behalf of the Todd County Farmers Union. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Ash Wednesday services were held in Staples March 1, marking the first day of Lent observed by many Western Christians. Pastor Greg Ciesluk of United Methodist Churches in Motley and Staples, administers ashes to Lee Greig, during a service at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples....
ood Health System Hospital included: Born to Renee Waldoch and Ryan Wozniak of Randall, a baby girl, Molly Lynn weighing seven pounds, three ounces on February 26, 2017. Born to Jonathan and Jessica Jackson of Baxter, twins, a baby girl, Ziva Faith weighing six pounds, 14 ounces and a baby boy,...
Lakewood volunteers helping register employees for ‘Be the Match’ recently included, from left, Cassandra Schulke, Karen Trosen, Jenny Vavra, Debbie Trosen, Angela Hart. (Submitted photo)
The lab. department at Lakewood Health System , Staplesrecently organized a ‘Be the Match’ registry sign up for Lakewood staff. “Be the Match” is a national bone marrow donation program that matches bone marrow donors to patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases...
Paige Melse, Staples, has been named to the 2016 Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To qualify, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average. Nicolette Edin, Staples, has been named to the 2016 Fall Semester...
The Staples Host Lions Club welcomed new member Jon Miller into club membership at their last meeting. Pictured from left to right are Jon Miller, Sponsor Tom Honek and Keith Porter who conducted the installation. Submitted photo)  
Six members of the Staples Motley FFA competed in Leadership CDE’s (Career Development Events) Feb. 9 at Central Lakes College-Staples. The participants, their category and placing are listed from left: Molly Lindgren, Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, first; Rachel Paskewitz, Prepared Public Speaking,...
The Staples ‘93 Lions and Thrivent Financial recently purchased several toiletry items for students at Staples-Motley Elementary School. Pictured, from left, are Hallie Bergeson, school social worker; Kay Mueller, Lion and Thrivent Financial representative; Beth Gedde, Lion; Karen Bergemann, school...
Births reported at Lakewood Health System Hospital included: Born to Andrew and Nicole Worden of Wadena, a baby boy, Mason Daryl weighing eight pounds,  6.5 ounces on Feburary 20, 2017. Born to Nicholas and Cheryl Kandoll of New York Mills, a baby boy, Rand Edward weighing nine pounds, nine ounces...
Heather Dirschel Johnson of Maple Grove (right) was crowned the 2017 Mrs. Minnesota United States on Feb. 18, at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. She is pictured with last year’s winner, Andrea Bennett Xiong. Johnson is the granddaughter of Ray and Lucille Gallipo, of Staples; and the daughter of...

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