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Cindy Pederson, directof of Wadena County Public Health recently received the Jim Parker Leadership Award. She was one of six people honored at the 2017 Community Health Award ceremony Sept. 27. Minnesota’s public health community also honored two groups along with the six individuals for...
Wadena County’s campers and counselors at the 2017 residential summer camp.  Front row, left to right: Nolan Reger, Ashley Shike, Melissa Trout, Melissa Hammer, Cody Hammer, Eugene Reger. Back row: Becca Reger, Emma Malone, Natalie Vandermay, Simon Snyder, Otto Mattson, Coleen Malone, Charli Snyder. (Submitted photos)
Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Jimmy Carter, Luke Bryan, Nancy Grace, Reba McEntire, David Letterman…what do these famous people have in common?  They, along with a myriad of celebrities, were #4HGrown. For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the...
Former Staples High School swimmer Del Cerney will be inducted into the University of Minnesota “M” Club Hall of Fame. Cerney capped off a spectacular career for the Maroon and Gold in 1992 by repeating as the Big Ten’s 50-yard freestyle champion and then earning bronze at the NCAA Championships....
Recent reports from the Staples Dept. include: Sept. 25; Staples Police responded to a report of a kitchen fire on the 400 block of 7th St. NE. Upon arrival, the fire was extinguished. The reporting party stated a dish boiled over and started on fire. The Staples Fire Dept was also on the scene. ...
The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce commemorated Edina Realty’s new office in downtown Staples with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 27. Realtors Sandy Knosalla and Nikki Hirschey will be the primary agents to use the office, as they both sell mainly in the Staples area. Broker Jim Eisler said the...
AgCentric was awarded a $99,947 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency. This is the second year AgCentric received this grant. AgCentric is a Minnesota State Center of Excellence in Agriculture made up of three colleges: Central Lakes College in Staples, Ridgewater...
Joe Zimmerman, age 11, was the top finisher in the first Cardinal Homecoming 5K run on Sept. 30. Pictured, Zimmerman poses with football players and cheerleaders at the finish line/goal post. The top women’s finisher was Shannon Hogan.   
By taking selected classes, Central Lakes College students can earn their Associate of Arts Degree without ever buying a textbook. It’s called the Z-Degree and CLC is the first in the state to offer it. CLC built its Z-Degree by offering its faculty opportunities to review potential open education...
The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone for service in 2013 will expire for most qualifying service members on Oct. 16, 2017. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding Minnesota service members to take advantage of the refundable tax credit before it expires. The 2013 credit is...
...Paul Bunyan gave to me, nine kids a-learning.’ Pictured above at Sacred Heart Area School in Staples  are fifth graders in RoAnn Trout’s class. Front row, from left, are Lilly Tyrrell, Jade Storry, Axel Mertens, Drake Dukowitz. Back row: Joe Zimmermann, Jacob Becker, Trout, Sophie Albie, Miranda...

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