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Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith presented a proclamation at the Minnesota State Fair, declaring September 2 as “FFA Day at the Fair.” The Governor and Lt. Governor’s proclamation recognizes the positive impact of FFA for Minnesota kids, with more than 10,850 members statewide. Pictured; Smith...
Aaron Krienke of Staples, second from left, along with his group, The Chancellors Quartet, were first-place winners at the Minnesota State Fair’s Amateur Talent Contest Aug. 31. They sang, “This Old House.” The other group members, from left, included Jeff Lindstrom, Mike McCowen, Chris Fish....
The Staples High School Class of 1967 held their 50th Class Reunion at Timbers Restaurant & Event Center Aug. 25. Those attending were: front row, from left, Susan Edwards, Susan Westin Stark, Roseann Deering Stark, Carol Shinabarger, Margie Germann Etzler, Helen Schmitz Bjorge, Karen...
Dr. Kaitlyn Schoeck is the newest family medicine physician to join Lakewood Health System’s medical staff. Originally from International Falls, Schoeck completed her undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota Duluth and received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. Her...
The Staples Railroad Days Pedal Pull had 43 contestants, competing on a wet and rainy track. The top three placers can go on to the state pull on Sept. 9, in Hutchinson. Following are the top three placers in each age group: Age 3: 1. Derek Zimmerman, Motley, 4’5”; 2. Connor Reeck, Staples, 4’4”; 3...
Rita Stone, left, presents $1,030 to Staples Food Shelf Manager Fran Mertens, the proceeds from the Congregational Church penny auction held during Staples Railroad Days. The amount, is one half of the money raised at the event, with the other half going to the Motley Food Shelf. Mertens said the...
Kayla Benson,  Staples, recently graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College with a degree in Cosmetology-DIP.  
Mon., Sept. 4, Labor Day Tues., Sept. 5, 10 a.m. Mass; 2:15 p.m. Church - Staples Assembly of God; 4 p.m. Bingo /Marge; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Make & Take Weds., Sept. 6, 2 p.m. Bingo/Marge Thurs., Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. Activity meeting; 2 p.m. Birthday Party Fri., Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. Church - Faith...
David Horsager, right, speaks at the NJPA R5 Summit for government and education leaders in Staples in October. Horsager was recently inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame. (Staples World file photo)
David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE, and CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, has been inducted into the National Speakers Association CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. The National Speakers Association (NSA) is an organization for professional speakers. Established in 1977, the Council of Peers Award for...
Births reported at Lakewood Health System Hospital included: Born to Mariah and Tyler Steele of Brainerd, a baby boy, William John weighing eight pounds, one ounce on August 21, 2017. Born to Ashley Wendt and James Volk of Pine River, a baby girl, Ella Catherine weighing seven pounds, six ounces on...

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