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The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Teacher Award recognized America’s best educators who instill a sense of national pride in their students. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. Do you know a teacher who plans field...
Katie Benson’s essay won a trip for her, her father and her FFA advisor to attend the National Farmers Union fly-in to Washington, DC, on Sept. 12 along with the Minnesota Farmers Union. Participants visited with some of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation. From left are Stephen Benson, Katie Benson, Sen. Al Franken and Kerry Lindgren, Staples Motley FFA advisor. (Submitted photo)
FFA essay winner Katie Benson of Staples with her father Stephen Benson and Staples Motley FFA advisor Kerry Lindgren were able to fly along with the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU)  on Sept. 12 to join National Farmers Union (NFU) and nearly 300 fellow farmers, ranchers and rural citizens from...
Following Grandparent’s Day Mass at Sacred Heart Church, families were invited to Sacred Heart Area School, where students had made cards and posters honoring grandparents. Tours of their classrooms were also given to the honored guests. Above: Isabel, Hannah and Isaac Cole with grandmother Christi...
Skits, a dance performance and a cheerleading routine were part of the entertainment at the Staples-Motley High School Homecoming Coronation Oct. 2. Pictured above, from left, are emcees Alex Erickson and Claire Wolhowe; and student actors Cade Bestland, Bryn Williams, Sara Oberlander, Sophie...
A total of 277 voices filled the Staples-Motley High School gymnasium during the Real Men Sing! Festival concert Oct. 1. The event, now in its 14th year, was hosted by the Staples Area Men’s Chorus (SAMC), under the direction of Rob Freelove. Pictured above, Dr. Bret Amundson, Director of Choral...
The Staples Citizens Against Drugs (CAD) held a meeting on Sept. 27 to discuss ideas on building a coalition in Staples and what that coalition could do. Todd County Citizens Against Drugs has a five year grant from 2015 to 2020, which is dependent on local coalitions doing the work. Examples of...
The Staples City Council approved a preliminary budget with a 4.1 percent tax levy increase. The preliminary budget, which may be reduced before the final budget is approved in December, included a salary hike for city council members and the mayor. Three members voted for the budget increase, Doug...
At the Sept. 27 Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting, Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher said she is working with the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership to develop an affordable housing townhome project in Staples.  Radermacher said one target area they are...
Does the Staples-Motley School District need another facility study? The short answer appears to be “Yes,” but the method and timing issues caused considerable discussion at the school board’s work session Oct. 3. Superintendent Mary Klamm would like to get started with the process. She invited...
The Staples Police assisted the Minnesota State Patrol on a welfare check of a passenger in a vehicle traveling on Hwy 10 in Staples Oct. 1. Subsequently, the driver, Nicholas Johnson, 29, was arrested for 5th degree possession and a passenger was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Recent reports into the Staples Police Dept. Sept. 26; Staples Police took a report of several items being stolen from a vehicle near the 400 block of 2nd Ave. NE.  Sept. 27; Staples Police assisted Todd County Child Protection with an alleged child maltreatment report.  Sept. 30; Staples Police...

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