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Dollars For Scholars board members include, front row from left, Judy Droubie, Melissa Daniels, Mary Kobliska and Sharon Hirschey; standing, Carol Jackson, Bryan Winkels, Becky Fuhrman and Lisa Giza. Not pictured are  Melanie Bestland, Dale Williams, Michelle Wolhowe, Karina Kobliska, Mike Schmidt and Jennifer Strickland. Board members said they appreciate the work of two long time pillars of the board, Roger Houselog and Jody Longbella, who recently went off the board. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson
The Staples-Motley Dollars For Scholars (DFS) board has new faces replacing some of the long time members. They are trying new things as a board and have more going on with their web site and online fundraising. But their main purpose is still the same, to provide educational scholarships to local...
From left, Gary’s Diesel employees Shane Gustafson and Jim Standal, Jim Erickson of Oshkosh Defense and owner Gary Hoemberg with the new sign provided by the defense contractor and the plaque signifying Gary’s Diesel, Staples, reaching Tier 1 Standards status. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Repairing medium and heavy tactical vehicles takes specialty training and a flexible schedule. Gary’s Diesel in Staples, owned by Gary Hoemberg, has done such a good job of keeping up Oshkosh Defense vehicles, the military contractor recently awarded them with “Tier 1 Standards,” the highest honor...
The following are selected new laws passed during the 2016 legislative session that take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2016 Legislature are available online from nonpartisan House Public...
Winter truck load increases began Dec. 16 on unrestricted highways in the north and north central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Winter truck load increases will begin Dec. 22 on unrestricted highways in the central, metro, south and southeast frost...
The Staples-Motley High School A Cappella Choir, directed by Caleb Horn, performed the rousing African song, “Noel,” at their Christmas concert Dec. 19, at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. Pictured in front playing the drum is senior Coleman Klimek. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Led by music teacher Mary Moen, left, Staples-Motley Elementary School kindergarters provided voice and animation for their songs they sang at the Christmas program held Dec. 14. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Arlene Wynn, right, received a certificate from area supervisor Jon Knopik for 15 years of serving as a Foster Grandparent in the Wadena-Deer Creek School District, at an event in Staples Dec. 13. (Submitted photo)
Foster Grandparents from Central Minnesota gathered Dec 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples, recognizing their volunteer efforts. Foster Grandparents volunteer in area schools as role models as they mentor students. Thirty three Foster Grandparents, area educators and Catholic Charities staff...
The Staples City Council approved a final tax levy of a 3.92 percent increase over last year’s levy. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said some of the reasons for the increase included; salary increases, increase in part time police hours and an increase in community center staffing. The police...
At their Dec. 13 board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners spent a good deal of time discussing the final property tax levy amount and eventually approved the 2016 payable 2017 property tax levy amount for the county at $8,599,165. This amount represents a 4.86 percent increase over 2015 payable...
Staples-Motley Elementary School third graders donated over 160 pounds of food to the local food shelf. In lieu of a gift exchange, the students were invited to donate non-perishable food items. “We are so proud of our third graders supporting the needs of our community,” said the third grade...

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