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Pictured above are Lakewood Health System employees at the recent training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)  in Anniston, Ala. Front row, from left: Corrine Neisess, Sheri Pappenfuss, Amber Rastedt. Back row: Rod Opheim, Scott Braith, Kim Lind. (Submitted photo)
Several Lakewood Health System staff members recently attended training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is the only federally-chartered...
Ann Pate, a registered yoga instructor demonstrates some exercises that can be done while sitting in a chair, a part of MN Conference on Aging held May 26, at Central Lakes College in Staples. Pate teaches classes at the wellness center in Wadena. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Births reported at Lakewood Health System Hospital included: Born to Dylan and Brittany Johnson of Pine River, a baby girl, Cecellia Lynn weighing six pounds, seven ounces on May 15, 2016. Born to Michael and Michelle Kulzer of Baxter, twin baby girls, Marie Leigh weighing four pounds, 11 ounces...
Charles (Charlie) E. Mertens,73, of Staples passed away at his home May 19, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.  Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Arrangements were entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. Charlie was...
Dale F. Holmberg, 91, of Motley, passed away May 8, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Motley, with Pastor Paul Koehler officiating. Visitation was held Thursday, May 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Home, Staples and...
Abby Smith, daughter of Greg and Becky Smith of Staples; and Brandon Wing, son of Jeffrey Wing of Motley and Lisa Wing of Baxter, announce their engagement. Abby is a 2011 graduate of Staples Motley High School and a 2015 graduate of Concordia College. She plans to return to school in the fall of...
Amiot, Johnson   Tiffany Amiot, daughter of Bryan and Melinda Amiot of Staples; and Ryan Johnson, son of Gene and Angela Johnson of Motley, announce their engagement. Tiffany is a 2014 graduate of Staples Motley High School. She is currently studying at Central Lakes College, to be a registered...
Births reported at Lakewood Health System Hospital included: Born to  Colter and Kara Jenkins of Brainerd, a baby boy, Daxon Henry weighing eight pounds, one ounce on May 6, 20016. Born to Benjamin and Leah Schrader of Baxter, a baby boy, Chayton Charles weighing eight pounds,14.5 ounces on May 6,...
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...

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