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Kendall Qualls will speak in Staples on Thursday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Timbers Event Center in Staples.  The event is sponsored by Crossroads Conservatives. Kendall Qualls has a unique vantage point to plant the seeds of change for our country.  During his childhood, Mr. Qualls lived with...
Staples native David Joerger speaks to the press after an NBA playoff game. He will have a different speaking opportunity on Sept. 11 at 2:30 in Staples with his “Life in the NBA” program at Centennial Auditorium.
    NBA coach David Joerger is looking forward to his return to Staples on Sept. 11. He will be inducted into the Staples Motley Athletic Hall of Fame at the 7 p.m. ceremony, but first will talk about some of his experiences in the NBA at a special event starting at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Wedena County Attorney’s Office has determined that charges are not warranted in the shooting death of David Savala and Shannon Savala, who were killed in an incident with Wadena County Deputy Troy Mayer and Sebeka Police officer Jason Worm. The incident took...
Country music superstar Wynonna Judd and her band rocked the stage at 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing Aug. 6. Judd entertained the sold-out crowd with her signature big voice and personality, singing newer tunes recorded with her band, The Big Noise, as well as hits from her earlier years both as part of The Judds (with her mother, Naomi) and as a solo artist. Both young and old fans knew the words to many of her songs, singing along with favorites like “Tell Me Why,” “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)” an
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   One-thousand ticket holders had the opportunity to hear country superstar Wynonna Judd Aug. 6, at the 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing, Minn., population 632, according to the 2010 census. The gates opened at 5 p.m. for the sold out show, held in the parking lot of 2...
People who attended the recent National Night Out in Motley had the opportunity to get a close look at the North Memorial Health Air Care helicopter and speak with first responders, and the pilot, of what their work entails. Several children were also able to sit inside the helicopter.  National...
Staples-Motley students will not be required to wear masks when they begin school Tuesday, Sept. 7. The schools will host open houses for students on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The state is allowing local control of the masking issue. As long as the COVID-19 transmission rate remains low in the area, the...
While attending Culture Camp in New York City recently, a group from Staples Alliance Church had the opportunity to do some sight-seeing along the way. They are pictured by the commemorative statue of Father Duffy (standing in front of a Celtic cross) at Duffy Square in Manhattan, located in the northern triangle of Times Square. Front row, from left: Ashley Robben, Aften Robinson, Mara Harrington (a student from Ohio who joined the Staples group for the week), Nick Schultz, Leah Bestland, Staci Schultz. Ba
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Six youth group members at Staples Alliance Church, along with four adult leaders, had the opportunity to attend Culture Camp in New York City July 10 - 15.  The camp was part of the Alliance denomination’s Envision NYC, a cross-cultural immersion experience...
Kids learn how to get a wooden puppet to dance at the Old Wadena Rendezvous held in 2019. (Photo by Mark Anderson)
By Tom Crawford   While it has been two years since the last event, the weekend of August 14 and 15 will see the 29th  anniversary of the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Chautauqua taking place at the Old Wadena County Park just north of Staples. The first Rendezvous was staged in the summer of 1992,...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) approved a proposal to bring more development to downtown Staples.  At their July 27 meeting, the board reviewed a propsal from University of Minnesota Extension staff Neil Linscheid and Ryan Pesch to identify...
Dozens of people set up lawn chairs at Northern Pacific Park in Staples July 11, enjoying the music of Nathan’s Old Time Band from the St. Cloud area. The concert was the kick-off to the Music in the Park series hosted by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council. Audience members enjoyed the sounds of...

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