Nicole Rassmussen and Travis Stokke’s son Reid was the first baby born at Lakewood Health System in 2016. Reid was born at 7:29 a.m. on Jan. 4, weighing six pounds, eleven ounces and was 20 inches long. He will join big sister Quinn and big brother Easton at the family’s home in Brainerd. Pictured...
  Thriving Communities Initiative to begin tonight LEAP and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) are sponsoring the start of the Initiative Foundation’s Thriving Communities project this year in Staples. Information sessions will be held at city hall on Thursday Jan.7 and Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m....
Choose Health innovation team The leadership team at Lakewood Health System who helped organize and implement the Choose Health program, from left, Brad Anderson, Dr. John Halfen, Teresa Fisher, Tim Rice and Katie Polman. (Submitted photo)
For finding a way to get healthy food to the people who need it most, Lakewood Health System (LHS) Staples is one of the recipients of the 2015 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, which awarded them $500,000 to continue their Choose Health program and expand it to another level. Lakewood is...
Pictured outside the Kentucky Exposition Center at the convention are, from left: Kerry Lindgren, advisor; Rebekka Paskewitz, Katie Benson, Brenden Thompson, Rachel Paskewitz, Jenna Trantina, Scout Strickland, Superintendent Klamm, Molly Lindgren, Dominic Nistler, Mary Sarah Sauber, Hayley Carlson; and Brian Schornack, advisor.
Staples Motley FFA members had the opportunity to attend and compete at the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., from Oct. 27 - 30.   The state champion Agricultural Sales Team, which included Zachary Strickland, Hayley Carlson, Mary Sarah Sauber and Rebekka Paskewitz, competed at the...
0utside the new water treatment plant A few people stood outside Motley’s new water treatment plant following one of the open house tours Oct. 29. Pictured, from left, are Kayla Yoder, Bob Thiede, Al Yoder, Loren Morey, Pat O’Regan. The plant is located near the corner of 3rd Ave. So. and Cemetery Road in Motley.
Tours of Motley’s new water treatment plant, located at the corner of 3rd Ave. So. and Cemetery Rd., were held Oct. 29. A number of people were in attendance to learn more about how the facility works; and to enjoy refreshments in celebration of the completed project.   Outside the new water...
From army to local veteran advocate Charlie Poulton at his home south of Staples, holding the plaque he received after retiring from the U.S. Army, showing a photo when he entered the army before Vietnam and when he retired after 34 years in the service. He now acts as a veterans coordinator with Lakewood Health System and is a member of the Staples All Veterans Park Board. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Charlie Poulton experienced many of the problems of being a Vietnam veteran including being a forgotten soldier and experiencing hatred once he got home. He understands why a lot of Vietnam veterans are reluctant to talk about their service. He also is a witness to the changing racial relationships...
The Staples Economic Authority agreed to go ahead with a proposed rental agreement from the Todd County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) for use of the SEDA retail annex building, the former Staples Dollar Store, at 125 4th St. NE.   At the Oct. 27 SEDA meeting, Staples City Administrator...
After two days of backto back interviews June 18 and 19 with six semi-finalists, the Staples Motley School Board chose their three finalists for the job of district superintendent. Finalist interviews were held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22, 23 and 24.
Cathy Perish started as the Staples Library Service Coordinator on Oct. 27. Perish has spent nearly eight years with the Great River Regional Library, and was the assistant coordinator at Eagle Bend before coming to Staples. “It’s exciting, I look forward to the challenge, it is an interesting...
Michael Malmberg
Michael Malmberg, Pillager School District’s new superintendent, will begin work at the school Dec. 1. The 48- year- old currently serves as principal at Parker Elementary in Elk River, a position he has held for the past eight years.


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