Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative will hold its annual meeting and member dinner on Thursday, April 20, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. Registration and bingo begin at 4:30 p.m., with the meeting at 5:30 p.m., and member dinner to follow.  Members who haven’t already done so by mail, are...
Students in RoAnn Trout’s fifth grade class at Sacred Heart Area Elementary School in Staples recently finished their “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser. The event raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In the two-week period for the fundraiser, they had set a goal of $300. The final...
Staples-Motley Elementary School students were out of their seats at times watching a drone demonstration during the Ag in the Classroom presentation sponsored by the Wadena County Farm Bureau held March 23. The drone’s pilot is Hannah Barrett, left, of Central Lakes College.  
The Staples-Motley High Shcool band returned from Washington, D.C. and gave a concert on March 23. Pictured above, the symphonic band recreates the concert they took on the road. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Macy Judd and Zach Strickland sing “16 Going on 17” from the Sound of Music at the Staples-Motley High School Pop Concert on March 24. Accompanist is Sandy Paskewitz.  
The Staples Area Food Shelf received a $3,000 donation from the Staples Host Lions club during the March Fund Drive. Accepting is Fran Mertens, manager of the food shelf presented by Lions member Mike Gold. Mertens noted that there is still time to donate to the food shelf. (Staples World photo by...
Staples-Motley High School will have a full time counselor next year. The position was approved on a split vote at the Staples-Motley school board meeting Mar. 20. The board agreed on the need for the position, but did not agree on how to fund it. The board also approved adding a Title I teacher...
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) has selected Julie Mayers Benson, MD, FAAFP, of Staples, as the 2017 Family Physician of the Year. The award has been presented annually, since 1981, to a family physician who represents the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine,...
Students from Staples-Motley High School in A Cappella Choir, Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra returned home March 17, from their six-day trip to Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Students spent months fundraising and saving their extra cash to pay for their trip. Music directors Jon Crust, Caleb...
More than 130 people attended the annual Todd County Feedlot Meeting on March 16, held in Staples for the first time, at Central Lakes College. Pictured above, Kent Solberg talks about integrating livestock into cropping systems to improve soil health. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  


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