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On Jan. 19, Staples Police stopped a vehicle on Hwy 10 for speeding. Police could see signs of drug use and possession from the occupants inside the vehicle.  After getting consent to search the vehicle, police located a total of 16 grams of methamphetamines, .5 grams of ecstasy,  six hypodermic...
The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce honored Derek and Kim Johnson (front, center left) at a ribbon cutting at Ted & Gen’s Bar-B-Q during the chamber’’s annual dinner held at the restaurant Jan. 19. They purchased the business from Don and Cheri Ludovissie (front, third from right). The chamber director Barb Cline, front, center right, helped Kim Johnson with the scissors. Chamber board members in the photo are, front, from left, Chuck Mayer, the Johnsons, Cline, the Ludovissies, Melissa Radermacher
Derek and Kim Johnson completely changed their lives when they recently purchased Ted and Gen’s Bar-B-Q in Aldrich. Since taking over in January, they’re enjoying the excitement of the restaurant business. “I always wanted to own my own business,” Derek said, “but if you had said that business was...
After hearing discussion from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel and Hartford Township members at their Jan. 17 meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners unanimously denied the land acquisition by the DNR of a property located about a mile and a half from Browerville....
Ray Gildow talks to the crowd at the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Jan. 19. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
With wearable technology and driverless cars, robots replacing workers and 3D printers, the future could be very different than the present. At the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner held at Ted & Gen’s, in Aldrich on Jan. 19, speaker Ray Gildow said there are ways to cope...
Teachers want more technology in the classroom and they presented their case at the Staples-Motley School Board meeting Jan. 23.  John Regan teaches 8th grade math, robotics and computer-aided design. Lorna Bendson teaches high school science, including advanced College in School biology and...
The magnificent Table Mountain overlooks Cape Town, South Africa and is consider one of the ‘New’ Seven Wonders of Nature. Rebekka Paskewitz said “being on top of this mountain gave us this beautiful view and personally made me step back and realize the blessings we are given: not only for the land, sea and sky, but for the adventures God brings us on which change our lives.” (Submitted photo)
Rebekka Paskewitz traveled to South Africa with the national FFA, touring farms and agricultural schools from Jan. 2-17. Although she learned a lot about different types of agriculture, Paskewitz said witnessing the African culture has changed her attitude about life. “Life is more enjoyable when...
Farm recycling dumpsters being delivered in Winona County. The Central Minnesota dumpster hub is located at the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. (Submitted photo)
Farmers have heard about this, now it’s here, on the ground, in Minnesota. The first 400 new Ag Plastic Recycling Dumpsters were delivered January 9, to the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. The program, offered by Revolution Plastics, is part of an effort led by a core group of nine Central...
The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season Jan. 23. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is Monday, April 18, rather than the traditional...
Liz Koskiniemi, left, of the Staples Motley Area Women of Today, presented a $250 check to Gloria Palmer, president of the Friends of the Staples Public Library to support library programming. The funds were earned during the annual Railroad Days Car Show organized by the Women of Today. Koskiniemi...
John Sinotte, Jr., Baxter, shared this photo he captured of these sun dogs above the Lexington Mfg. building in Brainerd, on Jan. 9. Sun dogs are an optical phenomenon, caused by the refraction of sunlight on flat, hexagon ice crystals (diamond dust) found high in the sky in Cirrus clouds. A pair...

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