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The artist who created and assembled these three crosses said his inspiration was “two little angels” who live in rural Browerville, Abby and Lily Brichacek. Their grandfather Daniel Schilling said the girls “wanted everybody to see the crosses and to know what Jesus has done for us and the gifts...
The Rensberry family of Browerville  is pictured April 1, gathering buckets of sap from maple trees they have tapped in the rural Cushing area. The Rensberrys partner with the Leinbach family, also of Browerville, in making maple syrup which is sold in area grocery stores; and at various crafts events and farmers markets. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The sap is running in Minnesota, which means it’s a busy time for the Leinbach and Rensberry families of rural Browerville. For the past few years, they have teamed up to make maple syrup, producing dozens of gallons of the thick, sweet liquid each spring. “Last year we did 3,000 gallons of sap,”...
Tricia Jasmer and Mary Rychner were part of the City of Staples clean up crew that pulled debris from the east entrance area and Caboose Park in Staples. Other groups involved in the city-wide park clean up were the Lions Club at Dower Lake and Rotary at Northern Pacific Park.  
The Vintage Golf Course in Staples is now open to the public. Pictured, Staples-Motley golfers chip onto the practice green.
Staples area golfers will get an extra month of playing this year, as The Vintage Golf Course is now open after a warm spring. Volunteers have cleaned the course and made it ready to play. The volunteers said the course came through the winter well and it looks great as the grass is starting to...
University of Minnesota Extension (U of M) will be offering one-to-one financial counseling to farmers in serious financial stress.   “We know that due to a variety of factors, including on-going low prices, some farmers find themselves facing difficult circumstances,” said Bev Durgan, extension...
Glenn Chiodo, far right, an Education Consultant with Foster, Jacobs & Johnson (FJJ), facilitated the recent listening session held at Motley-Staples Middle School. Pictured behind Chiodo are FJJ staff members Lynn Dyer and Lori Christensen. Community members seated at the table are, from left, Brooke Dokken, Aleese Dokken (hidden), Adriane Dokken, Seth Dokken, Carol Craft, Hillary Rubink (hidden), Al Kolling. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Approximately 14 community members attended a listening session at Motley-Staples Middle School April 3, regarding the school district’s facilities. The event, led by Glenn Chiodo, Education Consultant with Foster, Jacobs &  Johnson (FJJ), provided an opportunity for the public to verbalize...
The North Central Regional Small Business Development Center at Central Lakes College (SBDC) in Brainerd was chosen as Minnesota’s SBDC Excellence and Innovation Center of the Year. In 2016, the Center helped 24 new businesses open and assisted businesses in the northcentral part of Minnesota in...
In the news story about Spandl Chiropractic in the March 30 issue of the Staples World, a comment was made about people not having to travel out of town for chiropractic service. It should be noted that Dr. Jon Theurer has operated a chiropractic clinic in Staples for over 45 years.   
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will observe National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7 to encourage safe driving through highway work zones.  The week is an annual spring campaign to coincide with the start of road construction season. MnDOT will officially kick off the construction...
You might cherish your old military uniforms given all the memories they hold. Or maybe you or your spouse are tired of them taking up space in the closet. When the time comes to unclutter, what should you do with those uniforms?  Dispose The easiest way to get rid of any uniforms is to dispose of...

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