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Fourth graders at Staples Elementary, Motley Elementary and Sacred Heart Area School recently participated in the ‘Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs’ event at Camp Shamineau in rural Motley. The event was sponsored by the Staples Host Lions and organized by Ron Case, Staples Police Department; and...
On May 24 the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted a search warrant at the address of 32502 Cty Rd 1, Le Sauk Township, Stearns County.  The search warrant was based on information that a party was hiding at this residence and had outstanding Dept. of Correction warrants for...
Jack Wilson and Michelle Ziegler, Staples were among the volunteers placing flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples on May 23. The flags will be on the graves through Memorial Day. The Memorial Day program at Evergreen Hill begins at 9 a.m. on May 30 with speaker Andy Schmidt.
Staples Staples American Legion will host a Memorial Day program May 30, at Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Andy Schmidt will be the speaker. The invocation will be given by Pastor Steve Sveom, the national anthem will be sung by Hailey Koenig and Haley Christoffersen and the bugler will be Carly Smith....
The Staples Jaycees won state awards at the spring convention held in Grand Rapids, May 12-14, including the 2016 Spring All State Gold Chapter. Melissa Radermacher a member of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) was honored as, 2016 Outstanding Vice President. A JCI Senatorship, the highest...
Pictured above, from left, are longtime club members Gay (Granby) Swecker, Carol (Schroeder) Hulett, Clarice (Granby) Gaalswyk, Hope (Hulett) Johnson, Esther (Granby) Jordahl, Linda (Hulett) Michalson, Bernice (Holub) Thomson.  Following the Memorial Day service at 1 p.m., the Poplar Ladies Birthday Club will host a luncheon at Leader Community Hall.
It’s been 90 years since a group of ladies in Poplar Township threw a surprise birthday party for Mrs. J.B. Johnson, who had been sick much of the winter. They had so much fun that they decided to organize the Poplar Ladies Birthday Club. The purpose of the club was to socialize, offer each other...
Shirley Olson keeps a photo of her husband Arnold with her when she goes camping at Dower Lake. The two started camping there regularly about 15 years ago, and since Arnold passed away five years ago, Shirley continues to come back to the campground they loved so much.
  Shirley Olson, of Brainerd has been coming back to camp at Dower Lake Recreation Area for the last 15 years. Even though her husband Arnold passed away five years ago, she still keeps coming back to preserve her memories and because she feels it is a great place to stay. “You get so much for so...
At the May 17 board meeting, Wadena commissioners heard a presentation from Lina Belar, Interim Director of the Wadena County Historical Society (WCHS). Belar appeared on behalf of the WCHS to ask the board to double its annual contribution to the WCHS budget. The WCHS has been preserving county...
The Staples Police Dept.  is reminding parents not  to allow minors to drink at graduation parties. Police recently busted an underage party, citing a few minors. Staples Police Chief Melissa Birkholtz said this is the time of the year when underage drinking increases due to graduation and other...
Jeff Iverson, band instructor at Staples Motley High School, directed his final Commencement Concert May 20. Iverson, who is retiring at the end of this school year, waved farewell to the audience. From left are Rebecca Soukup, Elijah Sams, Iverson, Millie Klefsaas and Josie Erickson  
Lily Romig, far right, took home a blue ribbon in the 50-meter dash event in Pillager. Romig, a fifth grader, was one of several Staples Motley athletes who competed at the Special Olympics Athletics Competition May 12.  

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