News

By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Officials in the Staples-Motley School District are pondering their next steps after the school referendum failed on May 14 with a vote of 2,072 against and 1,164 in favor. Question two failed by a similar margin, 2,147 against and 1,080 in favor. The biggest...
Warren Johnson (right), formerly of Staples, will be participating in a reenactment of D-Day in Normandy, France this coming June, playing the role of a paratrooper. Through research, he learned that his Granduncle Lambert Johnson (left) was one of the American paratroopers who jumped into Normandy on D-Day and when he jumps on the 75th Anniversary of that historic event, Warren Johnson just may be jumping from the exact airplane his granduncle did all those years ago.
This coming June will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, most commonly referred to as D-Day.   Warren Johnson, who grew up near Staples, will be participating in a tribute to the historical event. He is the son of Tom and Carol Johnson. Tom operated Great Lakes Tool...
Monday, May 27   Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples, 9 a.m.  Services will begin at the cemetery at 9 a.m. In case of rain, the service will be held at the Staples-Motley High School, Centennial Auditorium. This year is the 100th year celebration of The Statue for the Grand Army of the Republic that...
The 100X Leader Summit was shown at Sourcewell in Staples on May 1. The leadership seminar is based on concepts of Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram, co-authors of the popular 5 Gears and 5 Voices books. The event was for city, county and school officials to help with personal and leadership...
The Lakewood Health System (LHS) Foundation will be distributing free bicycle helmets at its clinics to area children as part of its an annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.  The program will kick off on Tuesday, May 28, and will continue through Wednesday, June 5. Children of all ages will be...
The Staples-Motley School Board started making plans for the outcome of the school referendum, whether the proposal passes or not. At a May 6 work session, the board learned that a design kickoff will start May 20 if the referendum passes, with the design phase going from June to August. Work on...
The public had two opportunities recently to hear an overview about the proposed referendum in the Staples-Motley School District and to participate in a question and answer session at the end of each. One session was held at the high school and the other at the middle school. ‘Build 2170’ is the...
Former school employee Bruce Drone asked the board about the cost of the Twin City Optical building that the school purchased and asked if the school considered putting classes in that building. The school is planning on moving the business office to that building. Superintendent Ron Bratlie said...
At the April 23 Staples City Council meeting, the council approved committing $75,000 of the city budget to help operate the school activity center, which is the subject of Question 2 on the school referendum. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said the amount is similar to what the school has been...
Barn quilts made by Central Minnesota residents and viewed along the scenic highways and roads in Wadena, Todd, Morrison  and Cass counties will be featured in a Minnesota State Art Board exhibition showcasing artwork supported by the state’s arts and cultural heritage fund. A Creative Investment...

Pages

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
E Mail: info@staplesworld.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed