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The 57 Staples Motley High School seniors who received scholarships at the May 4 Dollars For Scholars pose for a photo following the event. The local Dollars For Scholars chapter awarded $88,875 to the students.
The Staples Motley Dollars for Scholars awarded $88,875 in scholarships to Staples Motley High School seniors at their annual ‘Awards night’ held May 4 at Centennial Auditorium. Sixty- six different sponsors awarded 159 awards to 57 seniors. Since its inception in 1986, Dollars for Scholars (DFS)...
Pictured above with retiring band director Jeff Iverson are, from left, seniors Anna Koopmann, Josie Erickson and Jenessa Iverson, who performed “Four London Trios.” This was the last group to perform at Jeff Iverson’s final contest and they had a perfect score of 40.
hool hosted the Section 6A Music Solo/Ensemble contest May 7. A total of 205 events were scheduled that day. In addition to SMHS, nine other schools participated in the contest. These included Verndale, Pillager, Wadena-Deer Creek, Sebeka, Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus, Browerville, New York...
The new offices at NJPA, above, are being built with Vertical Intelligent Architecture (VIA) steelcase panels, with soundproof walls and double windows so that each office will become soundproof just by shutting the door.
The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) construction project in Staples is approaching the finish line. The contract purchasing division, plans to start moving into their new offices in June, according to Executive Director Chad Coauette. Building and Grounds Supervisor Al Griffith said the new...
Pictured, Phil Bjerga digs the basement for the home, which will be built by Derek Holst Construction.
The Staples housing assessment presented at the Staples Economic Development Authority meeting in April showed a strong demand for high end homes, both for rental and to purchase. Michael Schoenecker of AdMark Resources, the company that did the assessment, said there are relatively few lots in...
On May 4, a wildfire burned 100 acres of forest northwest of Staples near Oylen. Firefighters were on the scene for more than five hours, with the DNR airplane helping local departments fight the fire. Approximately 6 p.m. on May 6, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept received a report of a vehicle...
Between April 26 and May 6, six people were arrested in Staples after three different traffic stops found evidence of methamphatimes in three separate vehicles. On May 6, at 3:41 p.m., Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 10 for  three occupants not wearing their seat belts. After getting...
On April 25, Staples Police received a complaint from Napa Auto Parts that it had been broken into sometime over the previous weekend. If anyone has information contact the Staples Police Department. Other reports include: April 25; Staples Police were requested to assist the Todd County Sheriff’s...
The official candidate filing period for individuals interested in running for most public offices in Minnesota in 2016 runs from May 17 to May 31. Candidates for federal, state, county and some local offices must file for office during this period for their name to appear on the ballot. Candidates...
  “Children don’t need to be told how to be creative, give them a crayon and some paper and they know what to do,” said Pam Collins, a Staples artist who will be the judge of the Freshwater Education District/National Joint Powers Alliance Art Show May 12 and 13 at Centennial Auditorium. “I love to...
More than 20 people helped plant trees at Northern Pacific Park in Staples for an Arbor Day celebration on April 29. Five maple trees were planted at the park, along with two ornamental crab trees. A total of 21 trees were planted in the city, including trees on boulevards near Staples Elementary...

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