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If you use the Todd County Solid Waste Transfer Station on Saturdays, you might want to check your calendar before you go. During their regular meeting on Dec. 7, the Todd County Commissioners decided to reduce the hours  of the transfer station to one Saturday per month December through March,...
On Dec. 20, 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army. With a suggestive style–one writer called him “Elvis the Pelvis”–a hit movie, Love Me Tender, and a...
On Dec. 2, Staples Police were working a TZD (Toward Zero Deaths) shift county wide in Wadena County. Police stopped a vehicle in the City of Wadena for an equipment violation. While at the vehicle officers  noticed signs of recent drug use from the occupants. Police asked the Wadena County Sheriff...
As part of their Nov. 29 county board meeting, Wadena County Commissioners heard a report from Election Chair Rosalie Miller, of the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. Miller provided commissioners with statistics on the general election process in Wadena County last month. According to county figures, 7,...
Through the generous donations received by the local Women in Philanthropy (WIP) group, $11,600 was recently given to seven area children’s programs as voted on by WIP members at the annual meeting in November. o Staples Motley Arts Council received $1,200 designated to be put towards children’s...
Amy Dinkel-VanValkenburg, coordinator of Freshwater’s ABE Program  is shown, in the computer lab with some of the computers students use. The ABE program is located at Central Lakes College, Staples campus. Dinkel-VanValkenburg has distributed more than 75 computers to people in need of technology. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is known as a place for adults seeking their GED or high school equivalancy certificate. Freshwater Education District’s ABE Program Coordinator Amy Dinkel-VanValkenburg said that’s just one of many services  “I’m here to help them meet their goals, not something I have...
Brothers Dillan and Jared Eischeid of Motley attended the recent Season of Lights ceremony at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples and hung an ornament on the Christmas tree in honor of their grandfather John Eischeid who passed away Nov. 13, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. The ceremony “meant a lot,” Dillan and Jared said, adding that their grandfather “was our hero.” (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Ninety-three people were remembered at the 21st annual Season of Lights ceremony Dec. 6, held at the main campus of Lakewood Health System (LHS) in Staples. The event, sponsored by LHS Foundation and Lakewood’s Hospice and Palliative Care departments, honored Lakewood’s hospice/palliative patients...
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) oversees the program’s implementation of the buffer law. The agency is currently seeking public comment on key components of its buffer program. The Requests for Comment and supporting documents are available on the BWSR Buffer Program website...
At the Truth in Taxation meeting held Nov. 29, Wadena County officials spoke with 23 citizens who were in attendance at the courthouse in Wadena. As has become customary, most of the citizens had come to the wrong meeting. The Truth in Taxation meeting is not about property assessment for 2016,...
Tech Mobile instructor Alicia Green demonstrates an open circuit by releasing the circle of hands and the light turns off in her other hand. Green helped Staples-Motley Elementary students learn how electrons move along electrical wires and how to complete a circuit, part of the Tech Mobile unit on...

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