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While attending Culture Camp in New York City recently, a group from Staples Alliance Church had the opportunity to do some sight-seeing along the way. They are pictured by the commemorative statue of Father Duffy (standing in front of a Celtic cross) at Duffy Square in Manhattan, located in the northern triangle of Times Square. Front row, from left: Ashley Robben, Aften Robinson, Mara Harrington (a student from Ohio who joined the Staples group for the week), Nick Schultz, Leah Bestland, Staci Schultz. Ba
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Six youth group members at Staples Alliance Church, along with four adult leaders, had the opportunity to attend Culture Camp in New York City July 10 - 15.  The camp was part of the Alliance denomination’s Envision NYC, a cross-cultural immersion experience...
Kids learn how to get a wooden puppet to dance at the Old Wadena Rendezvous held in 2019. (Photo by Mark Anderson)
By Tom Crawford   While it has been two years since the last event, the weekend of August 14 and 15 will see the 29th  anniversary of the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Chautauqua taking place at the Old Wadena County Park just north of Staples. The first Rendezvous was staged in the summer of 1992,...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) approved a proposal to bring more development to downtown Staples.  At their July 27 meeting, the board reviewed a propsal from University of Minnesota Extension staff Neil Linscheid and Ryan Pesch to identify...
Dozens of people set up lawn chairs at Northern Pacific Park in Staples July 11, enjoying the music of Nathan’s Old Time Band from the St. Cloud area. The concert was the kick-off to the Music in the Park series hosted by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council. Audience members enjoyed the sounds of...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board approved a $28 million facilities improvement plan that will upgrade HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), remove asbestos and build a new gym at the Staples-Motley Elementary School. Parking lot upgrades and school entry...
On June 25, Staples Police responded to the 200 block of Wisconsin Ave. SE for a report of an individual who was stabbed. The victim was transported to the hospital by Staples Ambulance. After investigation, police located the suspect, Damian Crosno, 19, of Staples, and he was arrested on charges...
Jack Giza will be the featured speaker at the 4th of July celebration atthe Staples Veterans Park, starting at noon. Jack Giza was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 and he served until 1962. Giza served in the 14th psychological warfare battalion, where he had top secret clearance. He was also on...
A few stories about Emmet Anderson. When he was a toddler still in diapers, I bought a jogging stroller to try and get in shape while watching the kids. The first time I went out to run with Emmet, I got about half a block down the road before he started climbing out of the stroller. I had to stop...
Beck Erholtz tees off on hole 15 at Sand Creek in Jordan, sending the ball into the hole for a hole in one. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Beck Erholtz came one inch from a state title when his 25 foot putt stopped just short on his final hole as a Staples-Motley golfer. For Erholtz, making a run at the state title came after a season where he felt his game had been a little off. “My scoring ability...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Staples resident Bryce Williams was recently sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison, along with a $12 million fine for his role in the burning down of a Minneapolis Police precinct building in May, 2020, during the protests that followed  the...

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