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Lisa Morgan and Kassidy Rice of NJPA Educational Solutions will show the movie “Screenagers,” about students spending time with video screens. The free event is Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at NJPA in Staples. The public is asked to register at NJPAcoop.org/edregistration. Rice said it is a great film for parents and middle-school or older students. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) is offering a free showing of the movie “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” about how American teenagers can spend nearly half their day looking at screens, including TV, videos, movies, social media, gaming and listening to music. The event is a new...
Rose Han qualified for the Lakes Area Regional Spelling Bee for the fourth straight time, after winning the Staples-Motley District Spelling Bee for the third time. Han correctly spelled “rheumatic” in the 17th round to outlast William Thew, who finished second. “It just came to me, I knew it was a...
Above front, from left; Rose Han, William Thew, Beck Erholtz, Nevaeh Fratzke, Amellia Smith, Maddy Hull and Addisyn Cichos; back, Brendan Macheel, Aaron Payne, Eli Smith, Keegan Harvey, Kaylee Johnson, Raven Hart, Mandy Carter, Wyatt Kobliska, Kayla DeYonge and Emali Jimenez. (Staples World photo...
Angel Calix, 53, of Staples, was convicted Feb. 3 in Todd County Court on four counts of first degree sale of methamphetamines. He is scheduled for sentencing in April. He’s also awaiting trial in Wadena County on additional controlled substance crimes. On Feb. 8 Staples Police and Todd County...
Bus driver Joe Zetah with Grant Bestland, who rides his shuttle from Motley to Staples each day after school. Joe said when he was young, his bus driver was Tom Bestland, Grant’s grandfather. A replay in time.
The Staples-Motley School District has held a School Bus Driver Appreciation Day for the past several years. This year, the rest of the state is joining them, as Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed the first statewide celebration of school bus drivers on Wednesday, Feb. 22.  Bus drivers are a huge part...
Minnesota got its taste of the nationwide savings and loan debacle when Hal Greenwood, Jr., former chairman and CEO of the failed Midwest Federal Savings and Loan Association, was sentenced on Feb. 20, 1992, by a federal judge in St. Paul to forty-six months in prison and ordered to forfeit $3.6...
Horizon Health administration presented the Program of the Year award to the behavioral health team of Lakewood Health System on Feb. 1. From left; Connie Moe, LP, PsyD; Tim Rice, President/CEO; Lauree Davis, Clinic Behavioral Health Scheduling; Paul Davis, LP, PHD; Jack DeVaney, President, Horizon Health; Dr. Shawna Kovach; Heidi Hoppe, APRN/CNS; Dr. John Halfen, CMO; Amanda Mithun, LAMFT; Teresa Fisher, CNO/COO; and Breanne Kenney, ADC/CEM. (Submitted photo)
Lakewood Health System’s behavioral health department recently received three national awards from the Horizon Health organization: Program of the Year, Customer Service of the Year; and Program Director of the Year for Dr. Shawna Kovach. The behavioral health department consists of the Reflections...
At the Jan. 31 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners heard updates from County Engineer Ryan Odden on the Annex building project and decisions the board would need to make on aspects of the project. Odden explained the options for doors for the enclosed connecting link between the new annex...
Youth ministry remains a focal point at area churches, with leaders committed to providing spiritual guidance to the younger generation.  The Staples World recently met with a few full-time area youth ministers, learning what drew them to this line of work and what a typical week might look like...
Staples-Motley High School seniors Grace VanAlst and Trey Skeesick were selected as the 2017 Sno Daze queen and king on Feb. 2. See more photos on page 3a, 8a, 1b and 3b. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  

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