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Kathy Dobson, Lakewood VP of Senior Services, and Jason Hoyt, Lakewood Housing Manager, examine the newly created respite rooms at the Lakewood Pines Senior Living Apartments. An open house for the public to visit the respite rooms will be Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 1-4 p.m. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Kathy Dobson has already heard that people would like to use the new respite rooms at Lakewood Pines Senior Living Apartments. The two new rooms were created for people needing a temporary stay between one and 30 days. “We have had favorable feedback, it is definitely a need in this community,” she...
Cale Simkins and his son Allen hold a bear rug Simkins created with a rug binder, pattern and scissors. The new store, Rug Nuggets, is located along Highway 10, between 4th and 5th Street NE. On the chair next to Allen is the binding machine that Simkins purchased and fixed up after finding the family owned company that built the machine. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Cale Simkins hopes his new floor covering store will find a niche in Staples.  “I’m having a heck of a lot of fun, building something from nothing,” said Simkins. To celebrate his store opening, Simkins is holding an event on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5-9 p.m. He has two artists coming to help him,...
Efforts are being made to rebuild the existing band shell, nearly 50 years old, that is located at Northern Pacific Park in Staples. At the Music in the Park event held Aug. 6, Bruce Nelsen of Staples shared the following information about these efforts: The Staples Band Shell was originally...
Recent reports from the Staples Police include the following: Aug. 7, Staples Police were dispatched to a possible assault and subject driving intoxicated. Police met with the reporting party and the female subject that was possibly assaulted. The female was intoxicated and would not provide the...
Monday, Aug. 21, the continental United States will see its first total solar eclipse in 38 years. The shadow of the moon will cross the country, touching land in Oregon and leaving from South Carolina.  A partial eclipse will be visible in the Staples area beginning at 11:42 a.m. It will peak at 1...
CLC Ag Center staff from left, Bruce Berg, Lance Perius, Ron Nelson, and Hannah Barrett, in front of one of their corn plots at the college. The Aug. 25 Field Day will include a corn demo, and plot testing. (Submitted photo)
Community members are invited to Central Lakes College’s Ag & Energy Research Center Field Day from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 at its Staples campus, 26505 County Road 2. All activities are free and open to the public.  The 2017 Field Day is designed to appeal to five audiences: o...
Lonnie Murray and wife, Mary, cradle granddaughter Eva Murray long enough to have a fire roasted dinner. The Murray’s encampment included a covered wagon that Lonnie rebuilt from parts from a 100-year-old wagon owned by his family. Many of the necessity items such as moccasins, gloves, hats were...
Members of the comprehensive plan group paused to look at the area between the Batcher Building (right) and Tower Pizza. The group discussed possibilities to use the space for outdoor seating or a mini-park. Above; left, Tad Erickson, Tricia Jasmer, Melissa Radermacher, Chad Coauette, Ashley Kaisershot, John Wolak, Ryan Wright and Bob Jackson; not pictured, Tara Karels. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Before a meeting of the Staples Comprehensive Plan committee Aug. 10, members of the group took a walking tour of downtown Staples. Ashley Kaisershot, planning and zoning specialist at NJPA, said the walk-through was a way to get a pedestrian view of downtown Staples and to get ideas for the...
Staples Railroad Days, Aug. 24-27, will again offer chances for residents and visitors to be active, participate, support local organizations or sit back and watch the many varied activities. Be active Active events start with the Lakewood Health System golf tournament on Thursday. On Saturday,...
The alley space that the Staples City Council declined to vacate runs between the Stingley property, left, and the Springer property, right. The Springers asked the city to vacate the alley so they could build a double garage on their property. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples City Council voted to not move forward with a request to vacate an alley land north of Michagan Ave. NE, between 7th and 8th Street NE. The request had been made by Thomas and Betty Springer, who want to build a garage near their house, but the plans call for the garage to be too close...

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