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As part of their Nov. 29 county board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners heard a report from Election Chair Rosalie Miller, of the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. Miller provided commissioners with statistics on the general election process in Wadena County last month. According to county figures, 7,...
Through the generous donations received by the local Women in Philanthropy (WIP) group, $11,600 was recently given to seven area children’s programs as voted on by WIP members at the annual meeting in November. o Staples Motley Arts Council received $1,200 designated to be put towards children’s...
Amy Dinkel-VanValkenburg, coordinator of Freshwater’s ABE Program  is shown, in the computer lab with some of the computers students use. The ABE program is located at Central Lakes College, Staples campus. Dinkel-VanValkenburg has distributed more than 75 computers to people in need of technology. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is known as a place for adults seeking their GED or high school equivalancy certificate. Freshwater Education District’s ABE Program Coordinator Amy Dinkel-VanValkenburg said that’s just one of many services  “I’m here to help them meet their goals, not something I have...
Brothers Dillan and Jared Eischeid of Motley attended the recent Season of Lights ceremony at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples and hung an ornament on the Christmas tree in honor of their grandfather John Eischeid who passed away Nov. 13, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. The ceremony “meant a lot,” Dillan and Jared said, adding that their grandfather “was our hero.” (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Ninety-three people were remembered at the 21st annual Season of Lights ceremony Dec. 6, held at the main campus of Lakewood Health System (LHS) in Staples. The event, sponsored by LHS Foundation and Lakewood’s Hospice and Palliative Care departments, honored Lakewood’s hospice/palliative patients...
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) oversees the program’s implementation of the buffer law. The agency is currently seeking public comment on key components of its buffer program. The Requests for Comment and supporting documents are available on the BWSR Buffer Program website...
t’s for lunch” each day, as the Healthy Kids Collaborative works at improving choices in all of the Staples-Motley schools. Above, Food Service Director Shelly Miller, Kayla Miller of Lakewood Health System and Elizabeth Quillo of the U of M Extension team up to create a “Smart Lunchroom Scorecard...
Heather Moline has joined Horizon Health, Inc. as their new hospice director. She brings over 19 years of nursing experience, knowledge and skills along with an MBA in Healthcare Administration. “With the hospice movement growing, my vision strives for the commitment of providing quality end of...
Kassie Heisserer was recently named the Executive Director of Bridges of Hope. Heisserer replaces former Executive Director Jana Shogren who left to take a position with the Central Lakes College Foundation.  Heisserer has worked at Bridges of Hope since 2004, most recently as Development Manager,...
As cold weather sweeps into the state, the Minnesota Commerce Department is encouraging low-income Minnesotans to get help with paying their heating bills through the state’s Energy Assistance Program. “The cold weather may have been slow in arriving this winter, but we know there will be plenty of...
Livestock producers can apply for a portion of $2 million in grants available for on-farm improvements as part of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) program. With funds awarded during the Fiscal Year 2015 Livestock Investment Grant,...

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