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Walter Wiese and Florence Hallstrom grace the decorated Caring Tree in the dining room of Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Each bow on the tree has the name of a care center resident with gift ideas on the back. Care center employees and patrons can select a bow and return it with a...
Besides listing cemetery policies, the maintenance building at Evergreen Hill could someday have a sign listing all the people buried there, plus a map of where to find their grave stones. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Evergreen Hill Cemetery is embarking on new projects that have long lasting implications, and technological possibilities that can bring the cemetery into the digital age.  The Evergreen Hill Cemetery Board will hold their year end meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Staples Community...
Vic Flansburg’s truck is decorated with signs commemorating his years of service in the military. The 89-year-old rural Motley man served in the merchant marine and the navy during WWII and the Korean War, battles which consequently had an adverse affect on his health. He has no regrets for having served his country, something he was first inspired to do after hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Victor (Vic) Flansburg was 13 years old when Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The date was Dec. 7, 1941, and it’s a date he will always remember. He first heard about the surprise attack while listening to the radio with his family in Max, Minn.,...
Staples LEAP reports the creation of a new community calendar website - discoverstaplesmn.org. Local organizations and event planners are invited to register an account and submit public events to the calendar up to two years in advance of the event date.  The Discover Staples website has been...
Local county farm bureaus are hosting a pre-session legislative input meeting for Minnesota Senate District 9 Saturday, Dec. 9, at Central Lakes College, Staples Campus. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and cookies followed by a listening session from 10 a.m.-noon. The focus of the...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners approved adopting three of the six union contracts for 2018-2020 at their Nov. 21 meeting.  They were the Teamsters Courthouse Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Teamsters Jailer Dispatcher Unit Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Teamsters Sheriff’s...
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Three people were arrested and jailed in Wadena County Nov. 28 for possession of methamphetamine. Craig LaFlamme, 47,  Perham, and Jesse Stockwell, 37, Deer Creek, were both charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance. In...
Tom Schultz and Chuck Horsager recently received their Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program signs. Above, from left, are Brian Napstad, BWSR (Board of Water and Soil Resources) Board Chair; Matt Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Tom Schulz, Conservation Farmer, Sebeka; Kathryn Kelly, BWSR Board Member; Rebecca Flood, MPCA Assistant Commissioner; and John Jaschke, BWSR Executive Director.
Two Wadena County forage-based farming operations are included in the ranks of Minnesota’s Water Quality Certified farms, which include small farms as well as large farming operations and which represent a diversity of crop and livestock production - including corn, soybeans, wheat, potatoes, small...
Keith Olander, left, received the Honorary American FFA Degree from 2016-17 National FFA President David Townsend on Oct. 27 at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Each year the National FFA Organization recognizes outstanding individuals who have provided exceptional support of school-...
On Nov. 28, Staples Police took a report of a scam, and are.reminding everyone that if someone calls you with any offer too good to be true, it probably is. If you’re asked to deposit money into an account in order to receive the money you have supposedly won, it’s a scam.  Other recent reports...

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