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Winter truck load increases began Dec. 16 on unrestricted highways in the north and north central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Winter truck load increases will begin Dec. 22 on unrestricted highways in the central, metro, south and southeast frost...
The Staples-Motley High School A Cappella Choir, directed by Caleb Horn, performed the rousing African song, “Noel,” at their Christmas concert Dec. 19, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Pictured in front playing the drum is senior Coleman Klimek. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Led by music teacher Mary Moen, left, Staples-Motley Elementary School kindergarters provided voice and animation for their songs they sang at the Christmas program held Dec. 14. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Arlene Wynn, right, received a certificate from area supervisor Jon Knopik for 15 years of serving as a Foster Grandparent in the Wadena-Deer Creek School District, at an event in Staples Dec. 13. (Submitted photo)
Foster Grandparents from Central Minnesota gathered Dec 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples, recognizing their volunteer efforts. Foster Grandparents volunteer in area schools as role models as they mentor students. Thirty three Foster Grandparents, area educators and Catholic Charities staff...
The Staples City Council approved a final tax levy of a 3.92 percent increase over last year’s levy. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said some of the reasons for the increase included; salary increases, increase in part time police hours and an increase in community center staffing. The police...
At their Dec. 13 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners spent a good deal of time discussing the final property tax levy amount and eventually approved the 2016 payable 2017 property tax levy amount for the county at $8,599,165. This amount represents a 4.86 percent increase over 2015 payable...
Staples-Motley Elementary School third graders donated over 160 pounds of food to the local food shelf. In lieu of a gift exchange, the students were invited to donate non-perishable food items. “We are so proud of our third graders supporting the needs of our community,” said the third grade...
College educators representing the eight Centers of Excellence in the Minnesota State Colleges system spoke at the workforce conference about programs available to students both in high school and as college courses. Above right is Keith Olander, of the Agriculture Center of Excellence, at Central Lakes College in Staples.
Automation may be a trend for the future of industry, but right now there are many jobs available that are going unfilled because there are not enough trained applicants. Those were two of the topics at a conference at National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples on Dec. 16, called Building the...
Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples hosted a Christmas gatheirng for residents, families and friends, Dec. 16 in the Activities Room. Refreshments were served, including treats from Santa Claus (Tim Rice). Above: Rosie Blessing and her sister, Sue Baker discuss being naughty or nice with...
The Staples Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party was held Dec. 14, at the Staples Community Center. Above: Everyone joined in singing “Silent Night” led by Mrs. Claus. Santa was also on hand sharing Christmas treats with everyone, followed by the holiday meal. (Staples World photos by Janice Winter)  

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