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Staples and Motley Dollars for Scholars (DFS) will kick off their 2023 Scholarship season with their annual auction and spaghetti dinner, Monday, Jan. 23 at the Staples-Motley High School cafeteria.  The free will donation spaghetti dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction going from 6:...
The public is invited to discuss the future of downtown Staples and help shape the direction of a $100,000 grant from the Blandin Foundation. The Staples Downtown Revitalization Committee will host an event on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Timbers Event Center in Staples. The committee...
The Staples City Council learned that the cost for a storm shelter at Dower Lake could be higher than expected. The city has received a FEMA grant to build a shelter for campers, but initial numbers show the cost could be higher than expected. At the Dec. 27 council meeting, City Administrator...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Construction bids were accepted for most of the project scopes for the Staples-Motley High School/Middle School building addition and refurbishing project. The construction plan is to widen the practice gym area and construct a walking track around the expanded...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council approved a zero percent increase in their tax levy at their Dec. 13 meeting. City Administrator Jerel Nelsen said the city’s tax capacity went up substantially everywhere in the city, so the actual tax rate should decrease by about 10...
Dear Santa, I hope you are having an awesome Christmas! What I want in my stocking is or some ideas are these: blissy pillow case, silk sleeping mask, shein gift card and ultra gift card. And then what I want for under the tree is nike blazers, the black ones. There is a picture on the next page....
STAPLES-MOTLEY AREA CHRISTMAS SERVICE SCHEDULE Bethany Lutheran, Cushing - 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve  |  9:00 a.m. Christmas Day   Church of Christ, Staples – 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve  |  10:30 a.m. Christmas Morning   Faith Lutheran, Staples - 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve |  9:00 a.m....
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples downtown revitalization project has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Blandin. Staples Economic Development Director Melissa Wyman said the group is planning a community-wide meeting, perhaps in January, to help determine the scope of the downtown...
By Andrea Brichacek   In 1909, well know architects Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem, from New York, were commissioned by Northern Pacific Railroad to oversee the construction of a train station in Staples. Now, more than a century later, the ol’ depot is once again being designed and built - only...
Ron Murray won the race for Staples Mayor, while Mary Jo Goff, Roy Miles and Blake Gerard won seats on the Staples City Council. Doug Case, the other candidate for Staples Mayor, will retain his seat on the council because it was not up for election this year. For Staples-Motley School Board, Kyle...

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