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Christina Smith
Staples native Christina Smith, a junior at the University of Minnesota Crookston, was recently recognized for her involvement with a national contest held at the school. The contest (which included horse judging, agribusiness, horticulture and several others) was part of the 2016 North American...
The American Legion Auxiliary would like to thank all of the businesses of Staples, Motley and Verndale for all their donations to the Veterans Poppy cards and to everyone who donated to our Poppy Day for veterans on May 13.  Thank you also to Doreen Scott for taking over calling for poppy workers...
Macray Rodeman, a senior at Staples Motley High School, was recently awarded the DSU (Dakota State University) Champion Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to high achieving students based on ACT scores and high school GPA.  Rodeman will be attending DSU in Madison, S.D., in the fall to pursue...
Jerry Riewer of Staples (third from left) has taught driver’s ed in Staples for over 50 years. During that time he has worked with hundreds of students, many from the same family. Riewer is pictured with three generations who all studied with him. From left, Jenn (Motl) Sowers, 1991; Tim Sowers,...
Backing the Blue Line - Wives of Minnesota law enforcement members, recently held their 2016 Blue Line Ball April 23, at the Marriott City Center, in Minneapolis with area members attending. Backing the Blue Line is a non-profit organization of law enforcement wives who support the law enforcement...
Thank you to Lakewood Health System staff, nurses and doctors, especially Drs. Hudala, Albrecht and Benson. Also to Fr. Joe for his visits.Your care and concern during my hospitalization was greatly appreciated.                Mona Neznik 19p I would like to thank everyone who came to my 90th...
Izabella Edin
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Izabella Edin, Staples, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The...
Sacred Heart Area School in Staples sang special songs, had gifts for their moms followed by muffins and juice in celebration of Mother’s Day. Above: Thursday’s class sang M-O-M-M-Y.  
The Lakewood Health System Foundation held its 23rd Annual Foundation Dinner Auction April 15, raising $49,800 in “Healthy Hawaii”. The money raised will go towards funding the awareness and promotion of LHS programs that will ensure the health and well-being of children in the community....
A dove release ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Area School recently, in honor of longtime foster grandmothers Lucille Koval and Mona Weber, both of whom passed away during this last year. Principal Jim Opelia led the ceremony, which included a short reading and the singing of two songs, “On...

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