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The following article, by staff writer David Israel, was featured in the Staples World June 2, 1994, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Twenty-five years later, we would like to run that same article again, to note the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944.  ...
Staples-Motley seniors were featured in the final performance of the A Capella Choir at graduation. Front from left, Abbygayle Seamann, Macy Judd, Scout Strickland and Trenton Plopper  
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) seeks to honor those who have contributed to the Motley and Staples communities with the opening of nominations for its Community Awards. Nominations will be accepted now through July 15 in six categories: o Outstanding Citizen o Outstanding...
The Staples-Motley School Board had a large audience at the May 20 meeting, the first one held in the new District Office building, the former Twin City Optical building on 4th Street NE, next to the Staples Fire Hall. A new feature of the meeting room is two large screens, where audience members can follow the board agenda and see supplemental information. All future board meetings will be held at the new board room unless otherwise noted. The next board meeting will be a work session on Monday, June 3, at
  The Staples-Motley School Board considered $9 million in repairs the schools may have to undertake after the May 14 building referendum failed. Included in the $9 million is $5.8 million for roofing, $350,000 for rooftop heating and ventilation units, $1.8 million for other HVAC work, $400,000...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Officials in the Staples-Motley School District are pondering their next steps after the school referendum failed on May 14 with a vote of 2,072 against and 1,164 in favor. Question two failed by a similar margin, 2,147 against and 1,080 in favor. The biggest...
Warren Johnson (right), formerly of Staples, will be participating in a reenactment of D-Day in Normandy, France this coming June, playing the role of a paratrooper. Through research, he learned that his Granduncle Lambert Johnson (left) was one of the American paratroopers who jumped into Normandy on D-Day and when he jumps on the 75th Anniversary of that historic event, Warren Johnson just may be jumping from the exact airplane his granduncle did all those years ago.
This coming June will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, most commonly referred to as D-Day.   Warren Johnson, who grew up near Staples, will be participating in a tribute to the historical event. He is the son of Tom and Carol Johnson. Tom operated Great Lakes Tool...
Monday, May 27   Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples, 9 a.m.  Services will begin at the cemetery at 9 a.m. In case of rain, the service will be held at the Staples-Motley High School, Centennial Auditorium. This year is the 100th year celebration of The Statue for the Grand Army of the Republic that...
The 100X Leader Summit was shown at Sourcewell in Staples on May 1. The leadership seminar is based on concepts of Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram, co-authors of the popular 5 Gears and 5 Voices books. The event was for city, county and school officials to help with personal and leadership...
The Lakewood Health System (LHS) Foundation will be distributing free bicycle helmets at its clinics to area children as part of its an annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.  The program will kick off on Tuesday, May 28, and will continue through Wednesday, June 5. Children of all ages will be...
The Staples-Motley School Board started making plans for the outcome of the school referendum, whether the proposal passes or not. At a May 6 work session, the board learned that a design kickoff will start May 20 if the referendum passes, with the design phase going from June to August. Work on...

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