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The Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment program did some hands on practical learning on different machines they used to form the bed for another leg of  the bike trail connecting CLC with the overpass portion of the trail. The class plans to finish the trail work by the end of October, with a...
The Staples-Motley outdoor recreation class is creating a bluebird trail, along the bike trail along Airport Road and at the CLC Ag Center’s prairie grass field. Students researched needs for bluebird houses and built the houses in the school shop. They hope to work out a plan with the elementary...
Some of the principal players who planned the Lakewood Health System main campus addition gathered at the clinic and hospital on Oct. 10 for a groundbreaking ceremony. From left, Brad Anderson, VP of Strategy and Development; Kathy Dobson, VP of Senior Services; Dr. John Halfen, CMO; Craig Wolhowe, VP of Hospital and Clinics; Lisa Bjerga, CFO; Jeff Scholten, USDA; Dr. Christine Albrecht; Teresa Fisher, CNO/COO; Mary Theurer, District Board Chair; Tim Rice, President and CEO; Loren Morey, System Board Chair;
Just 10 years after a new clinic and hospital were built in Staples, Lakewood Health System is expanding their main campus. At a groundbreaking ceremony held Oct. 10, Lakewood President/CEO Tim Rice said the entire focus of the project is to meet the needs of patients. Rice said they recognized...
Competing at the state fair for the Staples- Motley FFA were, from left, Rachel Paskewitz, Mikayla Sauber and Hayley Carlson. (Submitted photo)
Four members of the Staples Motley FFA Chapter attended the Minnesota State Fair Sept. 2-5 for the FFA encampment weekend. Rachel Paskewitz, Mikayla Sauber and Hayley Carlson showed livestock, and Katie Benson served as an ambassador for the FFA Leadership House. The FFA Chapter House and...
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...

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