Staples Motley High School students showing some of the art they plan to display in the Freshwater Education District/National Joint Powers Alliance Art Show at the Centennial Auditorium lobby. The art show will be open to the public Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m. both days. An...
Jeff Kreitz
People gathered to watch as the eagle sculpture was lifted onto the rock at the Staples All Veterans Park on April 22. The Staples All Veterans and Community Park Association contracted with artist Jeff Kreitz (pictured above at center left reaching out for the eagle), to create the sculpture. At...
Staples Motley schools have created transition plans to accommodate the redistribution of students and teachers to school sites that will be in effect this fall. As part of this process, community members, families, staff and students were asked to be a part of each building’s Transition Team. The...
Knowledge Bowl participants, from left, are Chris Hart, Jeffrey Allen, Andrew Bates, Jace Hoemberg, Zach Strickland and Alexandra Davis. (Submitted photo)
The buzz began in the hallways of Staples Motley High School on April 13, when students lined the halls to send off five members (Jace Hoemberg, Zach Strickland, Chris Hart, Andrew Bates and Jeffrey Allen) of the Knowledge Bowl team to state competition held at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd. At the...
Seated, from left, are Cody Moe and Tyler Jahnke, Wadena-Deer Creek; Jacob Krueger, Molly Lindgren, Rachel Paskewitz and Alex Erickson, Staples Motley. Standing, from left, are Lucas Doyle, Wadena-Deer Creek; Dominic Nistler, Staples Motley; Hayley Maloney, Wadena-Deer Creek; Katie Benson, Mikayla Sauber and Rachell Fisher, Staples Motley; Sarah Moen and Logan Taggart, Wadena-Deer Creek; Colton Rau and Zachary Strickland, Staples Motley.
Sixteen students from Staples Motley and Wadena-Deer Creek high schools and their parents met April 20 at Stern Rubber Company, Staples, for an orientation session for their CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) class which begins this fall. The coordinator, Cindi Koll, and many of the CEO...
Melissa Radermacher, Staples Economic Development Director and chamber board member; Sandy Knosalla, chamber member; Debbie Olson, store employee; Steve Gertken, chamber president; Sheri Nanik, store manager; Amy Klose, employee; and chamber members Megan Haber and Jodi Reeck. Back row: employees Kirsten Waterman, James Briscoe, Mike Kahler; and Pam Baltes, STEP Executive Director.
The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Baby STEPS (Serving, Teaching & Empowering People) Thrift store in Staples recently. Located in the former Staples Dollar Store building on 4th St. NE, the store opened this past January.   
Firefighter Austin Redemske
The Staples Fire Department were at the scene of a grass fire in Villard Township April 22, working for approximately two hours. According to firefighter Scott Yungbauer, close to four acres were burned, as well as a stack of firewood. The incident took place off of 321st Ave., near the home of...
Pictured, dressed as models for the FIT event (wearing items from the Once Was New Garage Sale held at the church each June) are, front from left, Amy Klose, Amy (Freeman) Brehmen,  Joan Hamann and Cheryl Koll; back, Mary Freeman, Ken Klose, Pastor Steve Sveom, Dave Freeman and Bob Koll. (Submitted photo)
The Staples Area Food Shelf collected $25,822 and 2,504 pounds of food during the March Food Share Month campaign.  “We would like to express our thanks to everyone that made it a success,” said Staples Food Shelf Director Fran Mertens. “It is wonderful to know how caring the people in our vicinity...
Pictured at the podium, Staples Motley chapter member Rebecca Paskewitz speaks to the crowd. The district extends from Royalton to Silver Bay,  making Staples a central location for the meeting.
Hundreds of students in blue jackets convened in Staples, on April 18 for the FFA Region II meeting held at Central Lakes College.  
 Pictured are CLC administrators, construction officials and chamber members, from left, Rebekah Kent, Bruce Brotherton, Lee Jenkins, John Reese, Adam Peterson, Jerel Nelsen, Jim McArdell, Bill Hanson, Kari Christiansen, Patrick Peltier, Alex Carr, Larry Lundblad, Natalie Berens, Sandy Knosalla, Jodi Reeck, Melissa Radermacher, Barb Cline and Keith Olander.
Central Lakes College and the Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting April 10 to commemorate the completion of major renovations at the college.  


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