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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Census Day is April 1, the day every person in the United States is to be counted in their place of residence.  Every household should have received a letter from the Census, inviting them to respond online or by mail. The mailing will be needed to fill out the...
Melissa Daniels, Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at Lakewood Health System in Staples handed out kits for making masks to volunteers. She is pictured outside the senior campus recently, handing two kits to Amy Bomstad of Motley. Each kit contains two yards of poly cotton fabric for the outside of the mask. The other supplies/materials, as well as their time, are donated by the generous volunteers. The goal is to make a total of 5,000 masks which will be used by health care workers.  Bomst
Many efforts and changes are being made at Lakewood Health System, Staples to ensure the continued care and health of patients, employees and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A Lakewood press Release stated “These are challenging times for us all, and we want to thank everyone who has...
Staples Fire Hall, Staples-Motley School District Office, Staples-Motley Elementary School
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has issued a stay at home order from March 27-April 10, to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Only businesses determined as essential are allowed to remain open, group gatherings are not permitted and hospital visits are limited....
On March 23, Todd County Board Chair David Kircher declared a local State of Emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Extending this declaration of local emergency will be addressed at an emergency meeting of the county board to be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 9 a.m.  At this time, Todd County...
Nine-year-old Sam Hirschey of Staples hands Betty Erbe a coffee to go March 18, curbside service offered at Stomping Grounds coffee shop in Staples since the mandatory shutdown of sitdown eating establishments March 17. Customers are asked to call the Stomping Grounds to place their order and someone will bring it to them. Sam is the son of Lindsey Hirshey, owner of the coffee shop. He was able to help his mom that day since schools have also been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. For the time
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   ‘Practice social distancing,’ ‘Wash your hands,’ ‘Sneeze into your elbow’ are phrases that have worked their way into vocabularies of most everyone on the planet these past few weeks, ever since coronavirus COVID-19 hit the scene. Now a pandemic outbreak, the...
Extra measures are being taken at Lakewood Health System (LHS) Hospital in Staples in an effort to protect both staff and patients during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Pictured above, wearing protective masks and ready to offer hand sanitizer to patients, are LHS employees Heidi Chapman...
Lillie Payne and her son, Auston Payne, both of Staples, stocked up on household supplies at Dollar General in Staples March 13. A sign posted in the toilet paper aisle says that customers are limited to two packages each. Store employee Justin Eckenrode (not pictured) said that the sign had been posted the day before in response to the exorbitant amount of toilet paper people had recently begun purchasing. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   The COVID-19 coronavirus is at the forefront of national news stories, as well as conversations throughout our local area.  Since January, when this novel virus first came onto the scene in the United States, there have been 41 deaths, a total of 1,629 cases,...
The CARE Board has decided to cancel the Community Meals for March through May in Staples and Motley due to Coronavirus medical concerns. This completes the Community Meals for 2020.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At their March 2 meeting, the Staples-Motley School District accepted a $1.89 million bid from Eagle Construction of Little Falls for building and HVAC projects at the elementary school and high school. The projects had been recommended after a building study by...

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