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Erin Walsh, MA, will be the featured speaker at Digital Daze, a community forum to discuss the abuses of social media. Walsh’s presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Central Lakes College in Staples, and she will be a part of a panel discussion following her talk. Other panelists...
  Now that every Staples-Motley High School student uses a Chromebook computer, the school classrooms function differently than ever before. “To see 23 eighth graders synthesize their classroom together, it’s just amazing,” said Mike Schmidt, high school principal. He described how a class was...
Joni Svoboda, Alexandria, has been named postmaster at the Staples Post Office. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Joni Svoboda is the new postmaster at the Staples Post Office, a role she officially entered into on July 1. “I enjoy my job,” Svoboda said recently at her office, adding that she’s always been “customer-oriented.” It’s a trait that has served her well throughout her 25-year career in the postal...
The Staples-Motley School Board heard a detailed report on the state of the district’s buildings and grounds at their Sept. 18 meeting.  The report is part of the process that began in March to assess current facilities and determine future building needs in a long range plan. The study is being...
There was no public input during a public hearing on the Staples Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 12 city council meeting, but the council looked in depth into how their spending will affect the budget in the future. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen went through the CIP and noted the need...
Liz Koskiniemi, left, and Janet Kylie painted the town with colorful fiber art made from yarn. Afghans, covered rocks and yarn art can be found around Staples - called yarn bombing. The yarn bombing is to draw attention to the Heritage Arts Fiber Festival Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23,...
Lakewood Care Center was the site of a classic car and tractor show for residents, staff and volunteers to enjoy Sept. 15. After inspecting the cars and tractors, the group posed for a photo. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Hobbit Day is observed annually on Sept. 22. In the world of Middle-earth, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins share a birthday which is celebrated on Sept. 22. According to the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien, Bilbo and Frodo were born during the Third Age in the...
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is urging consumers to be aware of the steps they can take to protect their financial information and prevent identity theft in response to the report of a large-scale data breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting companies. Equifax...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued a consumer advisory for meats produced at Schaefer’s Market in Sauk Center due to lack of proper labeling.  During a routine inspection, the MDA determined that Schaefer’s used milk and soy products to produce its All-Beef Wieners. Milk and...

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