The City of Staples launched its redesigned city website,, March 31. The new layout creates a more modern, user-friendly website for residents, businesses and visitors.  The site design now includes quick links to frequently sought information, calendar of city meetings...
Cast members for Lamplighter Community Theatre’s production of “Fond Farewell,” a murder mystery dinner theater, are: front, from left, Emili Lane, Lauren Crabtree, Tiffany Hulinsky, Nitasha Sanders and Michelle Waldoch; back, from left, Justin Edin, Paul Mathieu and Connor Nichols. Athena Specker was unavailable for the photo. (Submitted photo)
The cast is set and rehearsals are in full swing for Lamplighter Community Theatre’s production of “Fond Farewell,” an interactive murder mystery dinner theater. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 27, 28 and 29 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m. at Central...
Among the recent donations to the Staples Food Shelf, during the March Fund Drive, were  Larry Odden of the 1803 Knights of Columbus with a $200 check presented to Fran Mertens, who manages the food shelf. The KC’s also held a pancake breakfast for the food shelf earlier in the year.   
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. This year the phone survey is directed at soybean and wheat producers. The data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals on Minnesota farms and provides...
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative will hold its annual meeting and member dinner on Thursday, April 20, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. Registration and bingo begin at 4:30 p.m., with the meeting at 5:30 p.m., and member dinner to follow.  Members who haven’t already done so by mail, are...
Students in RoAnn Trout’s fifth grade class at Sacred Heart Area Elementary School in Staples recently finished their “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser. The event raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In the two-week period for the fundraiser, they had set a goal of $300. The final...
Staples-Motley Elementary School students were out of their seats at times watching a drone demonstration during the Ag in the Classroom presentation sponsored by the Wadena County Farm Bureau held March 23. The drone’s pilot is Hannah Barrett, left, of Central Lakes College.  
The Staples-Motley High Shcool band returned from Washington, D.C. and gave a concert on March 23. Pictured above, the symphonic band recreates the concert they took on the road. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Macy Judd and Zach Strickland sing “16 Going on 17” from the Sound of Music at the Staples-Motley High School Pop Concert on March 24. Accompanist is Sandy Paskewitz.  
The Staples Area Food Shelf received a $3,000 donation from the Staples Host Lions club during the March Fund Drive. Accepting is Fran Mertens, manager of the food shelf presented by Lions member Mike Gold. Mertens noted that there is still time to donate to the food shelf. (Staples World photo by...


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