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Former school employee Bruce Drone asked the board about the cost of the Twin City Optical building that the school purchased and asked if the school considered putting classes in that building. The school is planning on moving the business office to that building. Superintendent Ron Bratlie said...
At the April 23 Staples City Council meeting, the council approved committing $75,000 of the city budget to help operate the school activity center, which is the subject of Question 2 on the school referendum. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said the amount is similar to what the school has been...
Barn quilts made by Central Minnesota residents and viewed along the scenic highways and roads in Wadena, Todd, Morrison  and Cass counties will be featured in a Minnesota State Art Board exhibition showcasing artwork supported by the state’s arts and cultural heritage fund. A Creative Investment...
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that you can’t make a teenager do what he or she doesn’t want to do.  You can’t make them change.  You dig your heels in, and they’ll dig theirs in further.  Sound familiar? If change is to be made with teens, it must come from them.  They have the power to...
Do you have a favorite story about your mother you would like to share? What do you appreciate most about her? How has she influenced your life? The Staples World would love to hear your stories and share them in our Mother’s Day edition. Drop them off at our office or email to dtimbs@staplesworld....
At their April 9 meeting, the Staples City Council requested staff put together a proposal outlining what the city could contribute to the proposed Staples-Motley Activities Center, the second question in the school building referendum. Council member Roy Miles was behind the request. He pointed...
Thousands of items, including a classic car, below, and a piece of machinery, above, were destoryed in a fire at Japke Store-All in Staples in the early morning hours of April 12. The Staples Fire Department was called to the fire at 3:05 a.m., and the building was on the ground when they arrived a...
Dale Schock and his son Andrew take conservation seriously and have proven this by the many decisions that they’ve made on their land to protect our water quality and to prevent soil erosion.  Because of their determination to practice conservation, the farming operations of both Dale Schock and...
Kaycia Ellingsen (far right) leads Circle Time at a recent ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) class in Staples. During this time children and their parents/caregivers sing songs, hear a story and even ‘make rain,’ as they are pictured doing above. The family classes are held on Fridays from 9 - 10:30 p.m., at the Staples Family Center. A family infant class is offered on Fridays from 11 a.m. - noon at the Staples Community Center. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Area parents and their children have been enjoying a variety of activities together this past year, including a January luau, thanks to the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program offered at Staples-Motley Schools. It’s one of the programs under the umbrella of Early Childhood and Family...
A brother and sister from Staples were charged in a February incident involving the shooting of a dog north of Staples in Wadena County. Some of the incident was video recorded and posted to social media. Josiah W. Shegstad, 20, and Tayiah V. Shegstad, 18, have been charged separately, both with...

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