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EDITOR’S NOTE: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ag & Energy Center DelRay Lecy is writing a history, recording the people and events that created it. He’ll show how it has evolved and changed to meet the challenges of the times. This is the first article in an occasional series...
Region Five Development Commission Executive Director Cheryal Lee Hills talks about the regional impact of NJPA at the NJPA/Sourcewell open house. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)
At the 40th anniversary celebration of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples, Executive Director Chad Coauette said the organization is “offering service like never before.” His assessment was backed up by some of the partners and members in the audience at the event. Little Falls School...
The Staples-Motley School Board approved $273,300 in education cuts at their Mar. 19 meeting and formed a committee to explore “ongoing operational efficiencies and to look at additional cuts as needed for the coming school year.” Mary Freeman and Brad Anderson will be the board’s representatives...
Lakewood Health System is ready to move into their new clinic expansion. They hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 5 to celebrate the end of major construction. Pictured from left are Teresa Fisher,  Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer; Loren Morey, System Board Chair; Mary Theurer,...
The Staples-Motley School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at the high school media center to narrow the facility options to two. The board chose the special meeting date during a discussion on the facility long range plan at their reorganizational meeting Jan. 8. The...
Being significantly out of market is a problem for two of Todd County’s department heads - the Health and Human Services Director and the Public Works Director. To resolve this issue, the Todd County Commissioners voted to approve market grade overrides for both positions at their Dec. 28 meeting....
The Staples City Council approved the second reading of a new tobacco ordinance that includes e-cigarettes, vaping and other delivery devices.  Mayor Chris Etzler said the council received feedback from many places, but the only opposition was from outside of the community. Etzler said the people...
At their Dec. 26 board meeting the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) approved another year of leasing their commercial incubator building to the Baby STEPs thrift store. Staples Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher told the SEDA board that Baby STEPs still is interested in...
By Karin Nauber, Todd County reporter   As the final action taken during their regular meeting Dec. 19, the Todd County Board of Commissioners approved the final 2018 budget at $34,573,613. Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida said that the preliminary levy in September was a 4.13 percent increase. The...
Lakewood Health System invites the public to the opening of its newly expanded clinic in Staples Friday, Jan. 5 from 5-7 p.m. Attendees are asked to use Entrance B, at the south end of the building (49725 Cty. 83, Staples). Tours will be offered of the new- space.  The Staples clinic expansion...

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