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By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board was presented with a plan to update facilities after their building referendum failed in April. At a work session on June 8, Mike Hubbard of ICS presented an alternative plan that would build a new gym and cafeteria at the...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   While 64 percent of adult Minnesotans have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, the four counties in the Staples-Motley area are still well below that figure. Todd County has the lowest percentage, with 40 percent of the population over age 16 receiving at...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Class of 2021 has been through a lot of changes in the last two years. Their junior year was cut short when COVID-19 forced them into distance learning. Coming back for their senior year, societal upheaval was added to the mix and they had to forge a new...
A blank wall shows where the World War II memorial will go at the Staples Veterans Park. An illustration of the wall will be at the Memorial Day program there.
Several Memorial Day events will be held on Monday, May 31, in the Staples and Motley area. Staples The Staples service will be held at the All Veterans Park located at 820 US Hwy 10 at 9 a.m. Previously, this service was held at Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Huck Holst will serve as emcee, Pastor Barry...
Following the awarding of $105,000 in scholarships, Staples-Motley seniors show some of the certificats they received from area businesses, organizations and special scholarship funds. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Staples-Motley Class of 2021 put on their robes for the first time at their Baccalaureate ceremony May 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Pictured, seniors gather for a photo after the ceremony. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School District is looking at reducing some programs, but so far they are not predicting staff cuts.  At the April 19 Staples-Motley School Board meeting, Business Manager Chuck Herdegen said the reductions are “right-sizing the district” to fit...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   The Staples-Motley School Board held a work session May 3, during which time they heard presentations about the School Improvement Plan (SIP), formerly known as ‘Plan B’; and student opportunities for 2021 - 2022. Prior to the start of his presentation, Mike...
Larken Hirschey (left) and Addison (Hirschey) Schlosser, twin sisters from Staples, shared stories about their mom, Sharon, recently, at Los Corrales in Staples. They look forward to spending time with her on Mother’s Day. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
With Mother’s Day around the corner on May 9, the Staples World caught up with a few area residents recently, asking them each a few questions about their own moms. Their responses are included below. Preston Hangge, 10, Staples What Is Something Your Mom Taught You?  How to swim.  What’s Your...

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