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Several Memorial Day events will be held on Monday, May 28, in the Staples, Motley and Pillager area. The Staples service will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery at 9 a.m. Vietnam veteran Ken Klose of Staples will give the Memorial Day Address. Hosts of the program include the American Legion Post and...
The devil, as they say, is in the details and at this point the Staples-Motley School Board is struggling to define more of those details for the building options under consideration. Mike Angland of Widseth Smith Nolting, the firm hired by the district to develop the project plans, showed the...
The Staples Memorial Day service is planned for Monday, May 28, at Evergreen Hill Cemetery at 9 a.m. The rain location will be at Centennial Auditorium at Staples-Motley High School. Hosts of the program include the American Legion Post and Auxiliary. Pastor Carl Larson, Faith Lutheran Church in...
Staples doctor Ted Lelwica was inducted into the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with an honors banquet on April 21 at Austin. Lelwica was given a Lifetime Service Honoree award. Lelwica was nominated by former Staples wrestling coach Don Dravis, who is also a hall of fame...
Two businesses will be closing in Staples, likely by the end of May. Twin City Optical has assembled eyeglasses since 1990, after taking over the Benson Optical building. Currently, the labs are owned by Essilor, a global company, which is moving its production of eyeglasses to a central location...
About 25 people attended a meeting May 8 at Staples City Hall to discuss the Community Center with the consultants hired to prepare a feasibility study. Cathy Sarrett of HVS, standing at lectern, will be the project manager. She expects a report will be completed by mid-July. Alex Moon of HVS, the assistant project manager, is seated at the table in the background with Staples City Administrator Jerel Nelsen. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)
How do you use the Staples Community Center? What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it? What would you like to see as part of a community center?  These were among the questions asked by representatives of HVS, the consulting firm hired to conduct a feasibility study for a Staples...
Approximately $91,450 in college scholarships were awarded to Staples-Motley High School seniors on May 2, at the annual Dollars For Scholars (DFS) awards ceremony. Recipients of the Harold Griffiths scholarships were: Reid Busker and Molly Lindgren, four year scholarships and Kyle Serich, a two...
Approximately $91,450 in college scholarships were awarded to Staples-Motley High School seniors on May 2, at the annual Dollars For Scholars (DFS) awards ceremony. Recipients of the Harold Griffiths scholarships were: Reid Busker and Molly Lindgren, four year scholarships and Kyle Serich, a two...
come the North Pole during the month of December as the park is transformed by lighted displays.  The park lighting event will open Friday night, Nov. 30, kicking off a full day of special events for the new event “A Staples Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 1. “We’re looking to pull people into the...
The Staples City Council approved a new location for the Railroad Days street dance that will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, despite concerns of noise in the downtown location. At the April 24 council meeting, Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barb Cline said the street dances are run by...

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