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Brenda Halvorson, Staples World General Manager, watches as Rose Han of Staples attempts to spell ‘thistledown’ at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. May 28 (above); and cheers after judges tell Han she spelled it correctly (bottom photo).In center, Han faces Dr. Jacques Bailly,...
The second annual Motley June Fest, sponsored by the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, June 17, in the City of Motley. “The Chamber of Commerce is excited about the opportunity to work with a great committee of people representing Motley’s businesses, organizations and...
On May 11, Staples Police investigated inappropriate photographs being taken and shared via social media between juveniles.  On May 11, Staples Police responded to a report of a two vehicle motor vehicle crash at the intersection of 14th Street NE and US Highway 10. Tyra Ann Palmer, of rural...
The Staples-Motley School Board agreed to offer Ronald Bratlie the job of interim superintendent and authorized entering into negotiations with him at a special meeting June 5. Board chair Mary Freeman reported that she and board member Bryan Winkels, the negotiating committee, will meet with...
Priscilla Gillespie, 91, (left) and her sister, Betty Gillespie, 93, both of Staples, enjoyed a walk downtown June 1, stopping to shop for a few items along the way. The sisters, who grew up in Staples, share the maiden name of Grant and went on to marry brothers with the last name of Gillespie....
The lobby at the new Timberlake Hotel in Staples features high ceilings with tin tiles, a fireplace and seating area, along with views of the pool area. Adjacent to the lobby is a breakfast cafe with ample seating for guests. Pictured above on June 1, from left, are Chris Etzler, Mayor of Staples; Alan and Machel Marshall of Motley, first guests at the hotel; and Lisa Jenkins, Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
It was 76 degrees and sunny June 1, the day the Timberlake Hotel in Staples officially opened for business. At 2 p.m., the first guests  checked in, commenting about the beautiful weather which seemed specially ordered to match the ambiance of the new hotel. Hailing from Motley, Alan and Machel...
Students in Brian Schornack’s Plant Science class planted the planters in Staples May 31. The City of Staples provided new dirt in time for the students to plant the started seedlings they had grown in class. Five 18’x5’ planters - like the large one shown above on Highway 10 - were planted along...
Audience members joined in singing “America the Beautiful” during the Memorial Day Service at Motley-Staples Middle School. Cindy Koopmann provided piano accompaniment. Other musicians who participated in the program included John Koopmann, trumpet; and Derek Prindle, vocal solo, accompanied on...
Marissa Michalson, 11, of Motley, sang ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ during the Memorial Day Program at Poplar Cemetery near Leader. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
On May 26 at pproximately 1:11 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a crash involving a semi vs a house. Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a residence, located in Section 36 of Orton Township. Upon arrival the deputy saw a semi-tractor and trailer in the yard...

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