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The Staples Economic Development Authority is using a grant to improve the city’s image. At the June 27 SEDA meeting, Staples Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher said the SEDA received $5,000 for branding from the Good Life grant, the regional marketing program from Region Five that...
The 2017 Farm Family of the Year for Wadena County is the Neal Family of Staples. Charles (Chuck) Neal grew up on his family’s farm, graduating from Verndale High School. His father, Willard Neal owned a then 200 acre farm. When Chuck and DeeDee (Baker) were married in 1952, they rented the farm...
More than 115 people attended the July 4 paver dedication at the Staples Veterans Park. Pictured, Jack Wilson gives a talk. He said that July 4 is an important day for him, as it was the day he boarded a plane in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1964, on his way back to Minnesota. In the background are Veterans...
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the...
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System now has a new tool for veterans to try called, Veteran Appointment Request (VAR). The Department of Veterans Affairs developed this web-based app to make it possible for veterans enrolled in VA health care to:  o Self-schedule primary care appointments for your...
If you believe the internet, or what the guy sitting across from you at your appointment at the VA hospital said - which is what he heard from some guy who was sitting next to him at his last appointment - then the answer to the questions “Who is eligible for VA compensation?” “and How do you get...
June 21st County Wide CAD Meeting Attendees include from left to right:  Steve Commerford, Jerry Reck, Jana Timm, Mary Theurer, Linda Michurski, Sev Blenkush and Alicia Bauman. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Todd County Citizens Against Drugs (CAD) Coalition attended various meetings and trainings recently across the state of Minnesota.  SAPST Training  A professionally trained coalition is extremely important to the continuing improvement of substance abuse prevention services in...
Claire and Sharon Rice of Long Prairie (at right) enjoyed shopping at the Farmers Market in Staples recently, including a stop at Burt Scripture’s booth (at left) to inquire about the natural honey he and his wife, Carla, harvest in Motley. The Rice’s said they discovered the farmers market “by...

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