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Kermit Klefsaas, standing far right, was one of the football coaches who addressed the Staples-Motley School Board at their meeting April 25. The coaches read their letters to explain why they were resigning. Approximately 80 people attended the meeting. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)
The resignation of Superintendent Mary Klamm was accepted. The resignations of five assistant football coaches were accepted. The hiring of Nathan Thelen as the vocal music teacher for the middle school and high school was approved. These are the results of a special meeting of the Staples-Motley...
It seems like none of the school districts surrounding Eagle Valley really want to be saddled with the responsibility and costs that could be associated with that acquisition. During their regular meeting April 18, the Todd County Board of Commissioners first acknowledged receipt of a resolution...
Multiple injuries resulted in a car accident in Aldrich on the morning of  April 25. A vehicle driven by Gilbert Boyer, 85, of rural Wadena, failed to yield at the intersection of Central Ave. S. and Hwy 10. An eastbound vehicle, driven by Nicole Wendroth, 23, of Staples, struck Boyer’s vehicle on...
On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war. The memorial is located on 7.4 acres on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the National Mall...
Jaida (left) and Aleea Holst of Staples presented their great-grandma Juanita Miller with door ornament gifts they made during the recent ‘Luv Bugs on a Bus’ activity sponsored by Staples-Motley Early Childhood Family Education. The Holst girls were two of several children who participated in the...
Katie Benson, left, of the Staples Motley FFA, was elected president of the Minnesota FFA at the conclusion of their state convention April 24. The newly elected team will serve more than 11,000 members in Minnesota for one year. They will also spend the next year representing Minnesota,...
Central Lakes College nursing students Anessa Morales and Alexandra Meisinger explain to visitors their project on heart attacks at the CLC Health Fair held March 31. The event, with the help of Tri County Community Action, which provides health care assistance, Head Start and other services to the...
The top readers in the accelerated reading program for the third quarter at Staples-Motley High School are: front, from left, Alessia Corti, Kassidy White, Amy Michel, Abbigail DiGiovanni and Elizabeth Noble; back, from left, Jeremy Stultz, Natilee Gabel, Dacota Daye, Hunter Carlson and Shaine...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that planting crops within rights of way is illegal. Plantings pose a safety concern as crops can block motorists’ vision and create other safety problems. State law also prohibits plowing and tilling in rights of way - including driving...
Officers for Todd County 4-H are, from left, Rachel Paskewitz, president; William Harrington, vice president; Anne Sauer, treasurer; Sarah Carstensen, secretary; and Lexie Tweeter, reporter.  The officers meet the second Monday of each month at the Historic Courthouse in Long Prairie. They work to...

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