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Seamus Ford burst out in laughter taking his turn operating the water hose at the Staples Fire Hall with help from firefighter Kyle Braith. The second graders from Staples-Motley Elementary School toured the fire hall Oct. 14 visiting several educational stations, but the highlight was letting the...
The Staples and Verndale Fire Departments responded to a report of a vehicle fire west of Staples in Thomastown Township at approximately 4:44 p.m. Oct. 13. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the vehicle fully engulfed and proceeded to put out the fire. There was additional damage to trees and...
Coralie DeWald, left, signs up to donate blood at the Red Cross blood drive held Oct. 14 at the Staples Community Center. From left, Staples-Motley High School student organizers included; Grace VanAlst, Norah Anderson, Taylor Converse and Taylor Heldman. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Staples-Motley School Board Candidate Forum moderator Brenda Halvorson, left, reads an audience question as the candidates wait to answer them. From left, Creig Dobson, Chad Longbella, Greg Frisk and Bryan Winkels. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
An audience question about whether there is still a stigma between the communities of Staples and Motley over school pairing was addressed at the Oct. 12 Staples-Motley School Board Candidate Forum at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Two of the candidates were board members at the time the two...
Motley City Council and mayoral candidates were asked to submit a photo and reply to two questions: 1. Summarize your personal background and qualifications. 2. What will your top priority be if elected? More can be learned from the candidates at the candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m....
Staples City Council candidates running for election were asked to submit a photo and to reply to two questions, as they will have the opportunity to go more in depth on issues at the Oct. 24 candidate forum at 7 p.m. at NJPA at 202 12th St, NE, Staples. Five people are running for four city...
Lilli Schneider, Staples-Motley student, paid tribute to Jacob Wetterling and his family by painting the large rock located at Odden’s Park on 8th St. NE in Staples. “I thought it was a devastating story that really happened quite close to us,” said Schneider. Wetterling, age 11, was abducted from...
“The election is in 22 days, it’s going to be pretty epic,” Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon told Central Lakes College students on Oct. 17. “I can’t think of a more interesting time to be in the democracy business.” Simon came to the college to thank the CLC Student Senate for registering...
The deadline to pre-register to vote for the Nov. 8 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 18. Currently, 3,204,503 Minnesotans are registered to vote, the largest number Minnesota has ever seen ahead of election day.  Eligible Minnesotans can register to vote online at mnvotes.org until 11:59 p.m. Oct...
As Minnesota FFA prepares to welcome thousands of young people into membership at the start of the school year, the Minnesota FFA Foundation will again offer the Blue Jackets Bright Futures program which provides sponsored FFA jackets to Minnesota youth who are starting their FFA career. This is...

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