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The Staples-Motley School District “Veterans Day Parade of Appreciation” is November 11. The school invites all veterans to join them by driving through “parade-style” at each of the school sites. •1 p.m. Staples-Motley Middle/High School - 401 Centennial Dr., Staples Pep Band plays; FFA members...
The Staples zip code saw 40 new cases of COVID-19 in one week while Todd County recorded 152 new cases in a week. Motley had a reduced number from the previous week. After recording 22 new cases the from Oct. 15-22, the Motley zip code saw 12 new cases in the week of Oct. 23-29. Total new cases by...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council reluctantly agreed to host their meetings online while the COVID-19 surge is spreading through the city. All of the council members who commented said they didn’t like the earlier meetings that were held on the Zoom platform, but they also...
DATED: October 30, 2020   Due to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision released on October, 29, 2020, the 7-day extension deadline to return completed Absentee Ballots has been reversed.   Due to this new court decision, in order for a vote to count, election officials...
The Staples area recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases in a one week period. Zip code information came out on Oct. 22, showing a total of 58 total cases in the Staples zip code. That represents 1.1 percent of the population in the zip code. Motley had 22 new cases, pushing their total to 57, or 1.67...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board is looking at building options and their price range. Mike Hubbard of ICS presented preliminary results from their facilities study at the Oct. 19 school board meeting.  Hubbard said they are developing options to update current...
Motley Firefighters Nick Dille (left) and Bryan Stevens spent ten days in Oregon helping to fight the wildfires there, along with six days of round-trip travel. They worked a total of 222 hours during that time. They are pictured near Hope Mountain in Oregon during a break.
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   It wasn’t an easy assignment, but both Nick Dille and Bryan Stevens, members of the Motley Fire Department, said they’d travel across the country again to help battle wildfires if called upon in the future. The MFD firefighters returned home Oct. 1, after...
Five candidates for three seats on the Staples-Motley School Board were asked the following questions: 1. What is your background experience that will help you on the school board?  2. The school is undergoing a facilities study that may result in a building referendum. Why do you think the last...
From Todd County Health and Human Services   Todd County has experienced a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the past three weeks, with 124 cases being reported between Sept. 20-Oct. 12. These cases are spread out across the county and include residents of all ages. The majority of cases...

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