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The Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame has elected five athletes, one coach, one community contributor and two teams. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Staples-Motley High School’s Centennial Auditorium. The following are the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of...
Celebrations are in the works for both the American Legion, and the American Legion Tri-County Post 124, according to information from Alan Marshall, Commander of Post 124. March 15 is the designated birthday of the American Legion. On that date in 1919, the first Legion Caucus, held by members of...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) board discussed a plan for a smoke shop that has been proposed for the former Ortons gas station building a block from the Staples-Motley High School building. The former gas station building faces 2nd Ave. NE,...
The Staples-Motley wrestling team goes wild as the referee signals two points for Jason Trantina, earning him a trip to the state tournament just moments before time ran out in overtime. See story, page 7a. Below, Trantina gets a hug from teammate Colbe Tappe as the rest of the team gets ready to...
A ceremony was held recently at Staples-Motley High School to induct members to the school’s chapter of the Minnesota Honor Society for 2022-23. Pictured, from left, are the new members: Addisyn Cichos, Emali Kloeckl-Jimenez, Lily Albertson, Lauren Rutten, Isaiah Schultz, Isabella Olander, Olivia...
Photos posted at the Animal Humane Society show a number of animals that were recently rescued from a rural Motley residence during a search warrant executed by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the AHS. In total, 56 animals were recovered from the unhealthy environment and brought to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley. Above, two dogs are pictured at the Motley residence.
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that on Jan. 24,  at approximately 10 a.m., their office along with members of the Animal Humane Society (AHS), executed a search warrant at a single dwelling residence, located at 34499 Highway 10, approximately four miles south of Motley.     According...
Second graders at Staples-Motley Elementary School have the opportunity to practice their reading skills with adult volunteers involved with the SPARKS pro-gram. Above, Asher Carry, a student in Robin Kautto’s class, reads to SPARKS mentor Rynell Schock.
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter Thanks to a number of dedicated volunteers who stop by Staples-Motley Ele-mentary School (SMES) and Sacred Heart Area School (SHAS) at least once a week, students are getting some valuable one-on-one reading time with adult mentors. SPARKS is an acronym for, “...
Snowmobile crash claims life of rural Staples man Mark Plattner, 65, died Feb. 4, as the result of a snowmobile crash in Byron Township. According to Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk, their office received a 911 call at 4:55 p.m. Feb. 4, reporting a snowmobile crash with serious injury at 72nd St. SW...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board agreed to lower the asking price to sell the Motley school building. At the Jan. 25, 2023 school board meeting, the board learned that two companies are interested in purchasing the building, but are not close to offering the $575,...
The idea board for the Bringing People Downtown committee. The colored dots are the votes that people gave to their favorite idea on the board. What other ideas can be added for a thriving downtown in Staples?
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Three committees have been formed to start work on downtown revitalization projects in Staples. At a community forum on Jan. 12, Neil Linscheid of the University of Minnesota Extension led the group through work that has been done up to this point. A group has...

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