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Sacred Heart Area School held their third annual work-athon Oct. 19. Students raked leaves, picked up sticks and pine needles in the Staples city parks. Students asked community members for pledges toward their work to raise money for their school, raising over $8,500 to meet and surpass their $8,...
Four candidates for the Motley City Council participated in a candidate forum Oct. 27 at Motley-Staples Middle School. Pictured seated, from left, are Amy Hutchison, Al Yoder, mayoral candidates; Bob Follis, Nate Douglas, city council candidates. Council candidate Steve Johnson was unable to attend...
Innovation funding helps veterans
A number of local veterans projects are getting a shot in the arm thanks to innovation funding support from National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).  Veterans service officers and other veterans group members from across the region accepted a check for $50,000 designated for projects in Minnesota...
Although the presidential election has dominated the news, citizens have many other decisions to make on the state and local level when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8. Staples residents may vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Staples Community Center.  Motley residents can...
The orange orb, please ... Fiona the Human obtains a pumpkin to hurl at bowling pins during the Staples-Motley Elementary Fall Festival Oct. 28. Brynn Bestland was the cartoon character with Katriane Beach in the puppy costume behind her. See photos from other school and community fall festivals on...
Students in grades four and five at Motley-Staples Middle School had the opportunity to wear costumes at the annual Fall Festival Oct. 27. Pictured above left, from left, are fourth-graders Noah DeWald, Anthony Mevissen, Gavin Chenoweth, Sawyer Ferdon. Above right, from left, are fourth graders...
Students in grades 1-5 at Sacred Heart Area School, Staples dressed in their costumes Oct. 26 for the school’s Halloween parade.  
At least 462 children (and a few adults) attended the 15th Annual Fall Festival at the Staples Alliance Church Oct. 31. “It was a great event, although attendance was down from last year,” Pastor Paul Johnson said, noting that there were 650 visitors in 2015. The Fall Festival offers a safe, dry...
Halloween fun Oct. 26, at the Staples Nutrition Site included dressing for the occasion. Above, left to right: Fran Mertens, Dorothy Balken, Jeanne Huebner, Carol Olsen and Joan Doll. The Staples Nutrition Site holds daily meals in the Senior Citizen’s Room at the Staples Community Center. Call...

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