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The Fourth of July celebration and BBQ at All Veterans Park in Staples will begin at 11 a.m.  In case of rain, the celebration will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples.  This year’s guest speaker is Jef Cichos of Staples. A native of North Dakota, Cichos was born in Jamestown and graduated...
A statue depicting two Allied soldiers running up the Normandy beaches, adorned with fresh flowers.
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   A handful of events have completely changed the entire course of world history. D-Day is a recent event in that category, starting a whole new world on June 6, 1944. Eighty years later, that event is still remembered in France and around the world. I was lucky to...
Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a bus tour through the Wing, Red Eye, Crow Wing and Partridge River watersheds on Wednesday, June 12. The tour will highlight projects including contour strips, shelterbelts, feedlots, irrigation, grazing and forestry. To go on the...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Jacob Brunell, 19, of Menahga, was arrested in connection with a break-in, destruction and theft at The Vintage Golf Course in Staples on May 2. His first appearance in court was May 9, after which he was released on cash bail of $2,000. Brunell is charged with...
Several Memorial Day events will be held on Monday, May 27, in the Staples and Motley area. Staples The Staples service will be held at the All Veterans Park located at 820 Hwy 10 at 10 a.m. Bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain, the event will be held at Faith Lutheran Church. Huck Holst will...
Lauren Rutten and Emali Jimenez-Kloeckl
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Class of 2024 knows where they are going and how to navigate the technology to get there. “This class is more technological than any other class,” said Staples-Motley High School Principal Debbie Ferdon.  She pointed out that the Class of 2024 was in 8th grade...
The Staples-Motley School Board toured gym construction as part of their May 6 meeting, above. Less than a week later, that wall was cut out to connect to new construction going up this summer. Below, another hole was cut in the gym wall for the walking track that will circle the gym. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board approved the hiring of Ryan Koenigs as the new Staples-Motley Elementary School Principal. Current Principal Allen Berg has been hired as superintendent at Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons in southeast Minnesota. Staples-Motley...
One person is dead following a house fire April 16, at 7484 79th Ave SW in Byron Township, rural Staples. According to Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk, their office received a report of the house fire at 10:52 a.m. Responders arrived on scene and found a residential structure engulfed in fire. The...
The Staples-Motley speech team had four medalists at the Minnesota State Speech Tournament on April 19. The team finished in sixth place in Class A. AJ Nienow was secondCreative Expresssion, a close contest where hew was rated first by two of the five judges Walker Johnson was fifth in...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Natasha Myers, Verndale, is scheduled to make her first appearance in Todd County Court on April 16, in front of Judge Daniel Benson. Myers is being charged with one felony and one gross misdemeanor for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Myers was an...

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