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Lydia and Cliff Goodwater of Motley were childhood friends but didn’t tie the knot until Sept. 8, 2001. “She ran so fast it took me all those years to catch her,” Cliff joked recently at their home. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Every day is Valentine’s Day for Cliff and Lydia Goodwater. “We’ve never had an argument or spoken a cross word to each other,” Cliff said recently at the couple’s home in Motley. Both 90, the Goodwaters have been married since 2001; but have known each other since they were kids. Lydia, nicknamed...
Joseph Raymond McCarthy, a relatively obscure Republican senator from Wisconsin, announced during a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Feb. 9, 1950, that he has in his hand a list of 205 communists who have infiltrated the U.S. State Department. The unsubstantiated declaration, which was little...
CLC Automotive Technology instructor Ray Johnson leads a break-out session at the Jan. 27 career fair in Staples.
Eleven area high schools participated in a career exploration day at Central Lakes College on Friday, Jan. 27. Schools included Aitkin, Browerville, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Crosby-Ironton, Pillager, Pequot Lakes, Sebeka, Staples-Motley, Royalton, Brainerd AEC and Pine River-Backus. About 530...
As the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) discussed construction projects at their Jan. 24 meeting, they talked about making sure local contractors and local businesses are used as much as possible.  Board member Doug Case noted that the townhomes being built by Roach Properties is not...
Although there is not an increase in the crime rate, there could be more people working on the Sentence to Serve work crew through Todd-Wadena Corrections. At the Jan. 24 Staples City Council meeting, city attorneys Kyra Ladd and Joe Krueger gave their annual update. Both attorneys said the numbers...
Piper Noska walks on a balance beam, with some help from her mom, Kayla Noska and baby brother Drake.
A number of families attended the ‘Move, Drop (Everything) & Read’ event at the Motley Family Center Jan. 30. The fun-filled evening, sponsored by the Staples-Motley Early Childhood Coalition and Staples-Motley Early Childhood Family Education, kicked off ‘I Love to Read’ month. Parents and...
The Page Turners, a tween/teen book club that meets monthly at the Staples Public Library, recently read the autobiography, “I’m Alive,” written by Duke Pieper and Jim Bruton. Pictured clockwise from left: Samantha Mrazek, Dustin Converse, A.J. Nienow, librarian Melissa Jewison (advisor to the group), Skye Larson, Katherine Michel, Colton Converse, Caden Mrazek, Grant Woodvick, Owen Winter. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
If sitting down with a good book is one of your New Year’s resolutions, now is the perfect time to make that goal a reality. February is “I Love to Read” month and people of all ages are encouraged to take part in the literary celebration. A number of “pro-reading” events are planned at local...

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