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Vintage passenger cars from the 1950s era were used to transport railroad employees, former employees and their families on a special BNSF appreciation ride on June 8. The train journeyed from Brainerd to just outside Staples and then returned. Many of the vintage train cars are being restored and...
Members of the Sprinkle and Sprout Garden Club have been hard at work planting flowers in the towns of Motley and Staples. Recently, they planted a variety of petunias in 30 large barrels which will be placed throughout Motley. Pictured, from left, are Geri Altrichter, Marlene Prodahl, Bernice...
Retired social studies teacher Greg Leifermann, Staples, was the guest speaker at the recent Northern Pacific Depot Open House. Leifermann’s presentation on Staples History featured a number of old photos and archived information about Staples, originally named Presto. He noted that ‘history’ is about telling stories (both his-story and her-story) and that these stories are dependent upon the writers and information-gatherers  at that time. Leifermann formerly taught ‘Staples History’ at Staples High School
The Northern Pacific Depot in Staples has had major renovation work and improvements to its infrastructure, thanks to the diligence of the Staples Historical Society (SHS). An open house to celebrate these improvements, sponsored by the SHS, was held June 11. The agenda for the event included a...
A single sentence in Minnesota Statute 123A.60 subd.3 is going to make a difference in the lives of the taxpayers in the soon to be former Eagle Valley School District. That sentence at the very end of the statute states: “If the order of the county board attaches any land area to a district with...
An addition to the agenda resulted in quite a bit of discussion on buffers at the Todd County Commissioners June 6 meeting. If you are not familiar with buffers, according to a pamphlet available from the Todd Soil and Water Conservation District, a buffer is vegetated land adjacent to a stream,...
Roger Heidelberger leads a tour of the grounds of his new apartment building in Aldrich (formerly the River Inn), which sits near the Partridge River. Heidelberger has put in a few picnic tables and porta-potties and plans to rebuild the deck for future renters. Currently, there is a bridge over a dam on the river and Heidelberger said the public is welcome to fish from it, or to use the picnic tables. He just asks that people clean up after themselves. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
What was once home to a popular supper club, complete with a dance floor and pool table, will soon be rented out as apartments and storage units. Roger Heidelberger of RLH Enterprises, Merrifield, is the current owner of the Aldrich landmark previously known as the River Inn.  He bought the...
As a predicted thunderstorm approached June 13, Staples residents were witness to a dramatic wall cloud. Peeking out of the Staples World office door, two quick shots were taken at 8:32 looking southwest (left) and at 8:34 a.m. looking northwest (right) just before the rain began. (Staples World...
Rose Han waited for her word on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. She was one of 291 spellers who began the competition. (Submitted photo)
Thirteen-year-old Rose Han, Staples, tied for 41st place in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Although she spelled her words correctly in the early rounds, this year they accepted only the top 40 for the final round.  Participating in the spelling bee was a dream come true for...
Father’s Day was not celebrated in the U.S., outside Catholic traditions, until the 20th century. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. Six years later, it was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into...
People of all ages stopped by Converse Park in Motley June 7, for the first ‘Family Fun Night’ hosted by the Motley Free Methodist Church. In addition to a picnic meal, attendees enjoyed playing games. Pictured at top, children (and a few adults) enjoy a game of kick ball. At right, Samantha Mrazek...

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