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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...
To keep the milk flowing all year-round, the Ron and Brenda Hengemuhle family decided they needed to upgrade their dairy farm located near Long Prairie. On Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you will have the chance to see this family farm and talk with the family and others about the dairy...
Wadena County Transit Director Ryan Damlo talks about his plan to put wi-fi in all of the Friendly Rider busses and on school buses in Wadena County. His project was recommended to be partially funded at the NJPA Innovation Funding event.
A drone to aid emergency responders, a mobile command trailer to streamline communication in emergency situations, and a specialized camera system for public sewer inspections are just some of the regional projects that will come to fruition in the next year. These projects, plus three more, are...
The Staples-Motley School Board hired a business manager and a high school counselor at a special meeting June 5 before going in to a work session to review board committees, goals and possible training options. Jaime Boesen was hired as the school business manager. She has been with Cuyuna Medical...
Brenda Halvorson, Staples World General Manager, watches as Rose Han of Staples attempts to spell ‘thistledown’ at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. May 28 (above); and cheers after judges tell Han she spelled it correctly (bottom photo).In center, Han faces Dr. Jacques Bailly,...
The second annual Motley June Fest, sponsored by the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, June 17, in the City of Motley. “The Chamber of Commerce is excited about the opportunity to work with a great committee of people representing Motley’s businesses, organizations and...
On May 11, Staples Police investigated inappropriate photographs being taken and shared via social media between juveniles.  On May 11, Staples Police responded to a report of a two vehicle motor vehicle crash at the intersection of 14th Street NE and US Highway 10. Tyra Ann Palmer, of rural...
The Staples-Motley School Board agreed to offer Ronald Bratlie the job of interim superintendent and authorized entering into negotiations with him at a special meeting June 5. Board chair Mary Freeman reported that she and board member Bryan Winkels, the negotiating committee, will meet with...
Priscilla Gillespie, 91, (left) and her sister, Betty Gillespie, 93, both of Staples, enjoyed a walk downtown June 1, stopping to shop for a few items along the way. The sisters, who grew up in Staples, share the maiden name of Grant and went on to marry brothers with the last name of Gillespie....

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