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Debra Warner, District Governor for Rotary District 5580, visited the Staples Rotary Club Nov. 29 at Timbers Restaurant. In the top photo, from left, are Mary Vogel, wife of Jim Vogel; Staples Rotary Club President Jim Vogel; Warner; Ed Williams, Warner’s husband; Rick Bricker, District Governor...
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house were held Nov. 15 at the Hilltop Regional Kitchen (HRK) in Eagle Bend. Along with several speakers, there were also plenty of goodies to eat and tours through the new facility. From left are National Joint Powers Alliance Representative Paul Drange, HRK Head Cook Carol Winkler, Lutheran Social Services Representative Terri Weyer, South Country Health Alliance CEO Leota Lind (cutting the ribbon), Todd County Commissioner Gary Kneisl and District 9A State Representativ
“The level of commitment and dedication of those involved made this happen. Their perseverance - they didn’t give up when setbacks came - they worked together to make this work. That’s the power of community,” said South Country Health Alliance CEO Leota Lind of the grand event of the ribbon...
West Central Telephone Association (WCTA) was awarded two grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program.  WCTA was awarded $902,695 for a project that will expand their fiber optic infrastructure into portions of northern...
A double rainbow graced the sky of Staples around 8 a.m. Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving. In addition to this multi-colored reminder of summer, the area enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the holiday weekend, reaching nearly 60 degrees Nov. 27. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs...
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house were held Nov. 15 at the Hilltop Regional Kitchen (HRK) in Eagle Bend. Along with several speakers, there were also plenty of goodies to eat and tours through the new facility. From left are National Joint Powers Alliance Representative Paul Drange, HRK Head Cook Carol Winkler, Lutheran Social Services Representative Terri Weyer, South Country Health Alliance CEO Leota Lind (cutting the ribbon), Todd County Commissioner Gary Kneisl and District 9A State Representativ
The Staples Comprehensive Plan committee hosted a visioning session Nov. 20 at Timbers Restaurant & Event Center in Staples. Attendees discussed the goals the group had formed, gave a thumbs up or down on those goals and drew on maps identifying  new ideas for the Staples community. Most of the...
On Nov. 17, Alexis Newman of Staples was driving on Highway 10 east of Staples when her vehicle hit a large bear crossing the road. Newman was driving with two young children in the vehicle and also her dog, but none of them were hurt in the collision. “I believe we had a guardian angel with us and...
Recent reports taken by the Staples Police Dept. included: Nov. 20; Staples Police responded to a fight at Staples Motley High School. Both juveniles were cited for disorderly conduct.  Nov. 20; Staples Police received a report from a resident of a threatening phone call he received regarding...
How many generations does it take to put up at barn quilt? Three if you’re a Hirschey... Nov. 24 saw the Hirschey family gathering at the Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop now owned by Joel and Lindsay Hirschey of Staples to hang the newly painted barn quilt. The quilt block was painted by Staples-...
Todd County Election Administrator Jolene Sabrowsky gave a presentation about the new voter assisted machine as well as the tabulation machine and the grant which could help pay for some of the new equipment. She is pictured with the DS200 Precinct Scanner which the county test piloted for the absentee precinct processing in 2016. (Photo by Karin Nauber)
Todd County Election Administrator Jolene Sabrowsky presented information about the new grant available to help with the purchase of voting equipment at the Nov. 7 work session of the county commissioners. The past In 2002 and 2004 federal and state laws which were passed that required every...
A number of area children received free books recently, thanks to the Reading for the Future program sponsored by Freshwater Education District. Lisa Wick, Early Childhood Coordinator for Freshwater Education District, is pictured above with pre-school students at Sacred Heart Area School (Parker, Bentley, Charlie, Kate, Finlay, Aro)
Freshwater Education District continues to sponsor Reading for the Future (RFF). Books are purchased using funds donated generously by local businesses and organizations. Additionally, Lisa Wick, Early Childhood Coordinator for Freshwater Education District, applied for a grant through the...

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