City officials celebrate hotel groundbreaking
“I am impressed with the people of Staples and their can-do attitude,” said Mike Ives at the groundbreaking of the Timberlake Hotel in Staples. The Ives family is building the hotel and naming it after their Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids.
Above, from left, are Rick Utech, Todd County Development Corporation; Staples City Council members Doug Case, Kevin Jenkins and Ron Murray; Staples Mayor Chris Etzler; City Administrator Jerel Nelsen; Mike Ives; council member Mary Theurer; Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher; Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce Director Barb Cline; Staples-Motley School Board member Mary Freeman; and Mary Ives. Also attending were neighboring business people, bank officials and local well-wishers.