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Lakewood Health System Care Center has identified a positive case of COVID-19 in one of its staff members. “While this is an unfortunate situation, we are well prepared and doing everything we can to ensure the ongoing safety of our residents and staff,” said Kathy Dobson, Vice President of Senior...
The Staples-Motley School Board has five candidates running for the three seats available on the board.  The candidates are Greg Frisk, Bryan Winkels, Lisa Anderson, Jeremy Reeck and Erich Heppner. Frisk and Winkels currently are board members; Chad Longbella did not re-file for his seat. The City...
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) has wrapped up their Emergency Relief and Response fund, which was created in response to COVID-19. Through the fund, grants of $2,000 each were given to local businesses and nonprofits who were adversely affected by the pandemic. In total, $27,...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At their Aug. 3 work session, the Staples-Motley School Board gave input about the new Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). Staples-Motley Staff Development Director Deb Ferdon told the board that the elementary school has developed action steps based on the CIP,...
The Staples-Motley School District will begin the school year with a phased start, bringing in half of the grades the first two days of school, Sept. 8-9, with the other half on Sept. 10-11. All grades will report to school the following Monday, Sept. 14, for a full day of school. A school message...
The Staples Motley Women of Today gathered to create laundry detergent packets to donate to the Staples Food Shelf. Pictured from left, Nicky Anderson Liz Koskiniemi, Janet Kiley and Lorrie Becker. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley School District announced that they will return to full, in-person learning this fall. On July 30 Minnesota announced that local control will be given to school districts to decide on their reopening plans. The announcement from the Staples-Motley District said their decision was...
Hello Readers, The Staples World published the 2020 Graduation salute tab June 3 with copies available  at the Staples World. The online version can be found on our website, www.staplesworld.com, hover the mouse over E-EDITION located above the Staples World logo (top left, second heading) and a...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board discussed the school’s preparations for fall at their July 20 meeting, but administration chose not to go into details since state guidelines were not out yet.  Superintendent Shane Tappe said the school has spent a lot of time...
As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless you are alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where...

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