News

Staples-Motley High School Counselor Steve Jennissen shows the donation from the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation for college exploration events. (Submitted photo)
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation concluded their fall grant cycle this November. In 2019, SMACF awarded 14 grants to community organizations totaling over $25,000. Grant recipients included the City of Motley for their new city pavillion, Staples Motley Beyond Poverty for community...
The year 2020 brings the celebration of birth for Eric Platzer and Ashley Stansberry, Sebeka, who welcomed their new baby girl, Leighton Mae, into the world on Jan. 2, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Leighton was born at 1:04 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 1/2...
Sept. 11 - Music flowed from the Batcher Opera Hall one more time on Aug. 28, as Gary and Dawn Timbs entertained the crowd that came to the tour of the Batcher Building on Aug. 28. They sang “Over the Rainbow” and “Hey, Good Lookin’.” (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School District’s building options, discussions and decisions were reported on throughout 2019. Education was the biggest story of the year in the Staples World, with other big changes at the school. This was the first year the school moved out...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board voted to move forward with ICS Consulting to explore the possiblity of a future building referendum. At the Dec. 17 board meeting, Arif Quraishi and Mike Hubbard of ICS Consulting gave a presentation of their services, as did Todd...
You can help your community vote by signing up to be an election judge.  Election judges are the backbone of our democracy. They are paid officials who staff the local polling places. Election judges must complete training and receive time off work to serve without a reduction in pay (current...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The city portion of taxes should go down in 2020 for City of Staples residents, after the Staples City Council approved a budget with no increase. Part of that budget includes $67,916 more in Local Government Aid (LGA) from the State of Minnesota. The preliminary...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board discussed the possibilty of another building referendum at a work session on Dec. 2. The board plans to explore the issue further at their Dec. 16 regular board meeting at 6 p.m. at the District Office.  As the first step in...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Using a recently released survey of local businesses, the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) is starting to set goals for business retention and expansion (BRE). The Wadena County Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program was released in...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   At the Nov. 18 Staples-Motley School Board meeting, the board approved a request by the Motley Historical Society to take items the school may have that pertain to the Motley school district. “We’re interested in obtaining any and all Motley Rockets memorabilia in...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Staples-Motley schools are above average in achieving yearly growth for individual students and in graduating students, but they still are not satisfied with below average test scores in math and reading. On the positive side, science scores are strong. Staples-...

Pages

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail: office@staplesworld.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed