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Twenty-twenty-one brings the celebration of birth for Katie Bounds and Brandon Lorentz, Wadena, who welcomed their new baby girl, Charli Kaye, into the world on Jan. 1. Charli was born at 4:42 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches. The delivering providers were Dr. Lindsay...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board approved submitting their building proposal to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The proposal is to hold a special election on April 13, with one referendum question on the ballot, to issue $64,380,000 in bonds for...
The massive spike in COVID-19 in November and December is continuing to go down, with Central Minnesota part of the decline. Every county and city in the area is seeing fewer new cases in previous weeks. For the first time since the pandemic started, Todd County has fewer new cases than Wadena...
Dr. Christine Albrecht, Chief Medical Officer at Lakewood Health System,  received her vaccination from Jody Yeager, LPN.
Staff and residents at Lakewood Health System and Lakewood Care Center, Staples, started to receive their first round of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22. A second dose for each person receiving the vaccine will be scheduled and given 21 days after the first.  This is phase 1a of the...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   A survey conducted by the Morris Leatherman Company determined that the Staples-Motley School District is facing a favorable climate to ask voters for a building referendum, two years after a similar referendum was voted down. The survey found that the public...
A number of nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus can be seen throughout the Staples area. Special church services are typically held on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, as Christians celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Pictured above is a nativity set at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
With the Holy Season of Christmas upon us, we’ve reached out to area churches to see how they have been doing and to find out their plans for the traditional Christmas Eve Service. Staples Alliance Staples Alliance Church will hold its Christmas Eve service at 4:30 p.m. Assembly of God The Staples...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Starting his opometry career during a pandemic hasn’t stopped Dr. Jesse Fenstermacher from getting involved in his new community. He is the new optometrist at the Staples Eye Clinic after starting in September.  In his short time in the community he is already...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the Nov. 24 Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) meeting, the board looked at different types of incentives to entice more new homes to be built in Staples. Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher listed some of the ideas that could be a...
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Minnesota in the spring of 2020, the coronavirus has continued to affect everyone in some way or another. In the coming weeks and months, the Staples World will reach out to a variety of people to find out how they have been impacted by Covid-19 and what they are...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples LEAP (Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Positiveness) nonprofit board met in an online meeting on Dec. 4 to give updates on what is happening in the community. “It is important to talk about our community and move things forward,” said Board Chair...

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