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Members of the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce board  posed near their sign in Staples Feb. 21, following their monthly meeting. Pictured, from left, are Bruce Brotherton, Dan Orth,  Megan Haber, board members; Barb Cline, executive director; Jodi Reeck, board member; Steve Gertkin,...
After careful review of video footage from the March 2 Lakes Bee, National Joint Powers Alliance® names Forestview Middle School eighth-grader Meryl Tigenoah and Staples-Motley eighth-grader Rose Han co-champions of the regional spelling bee. Both Han and Tigenoah will represent Region 5 at the...
The Staples-Motley Speech Team placed second at the Bemidji Speech Invitational held Feb. 25. Twenty-six teams participatied, from both A and AA. Finalists and medal winners included: Cade Bestland, 1st - Creative Expression; Coleman Klimek and Elijah Sams, 1st - Dramatic Duo; Samantha Svendsen,...
The Staples-Motley Speech Team placed 4th and 1st place among the single A schools March 4, at the Walker-Akeley-Hackensack Chuck Beckman Memorial Speech Tournament, with 35 teams competing. “This was the largest and most competitive tournament of the year so far, with over 540 entries,” said Coach...
The X-Files character, Fox Mulder believed “The Truth is Out There.” Is the truth really out there to be found - something we can all agree on? Or is it all relative in life and metaphysics?  The 2017 Great American Think-Off question is “Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?” and...
Tri-County Health Care is offering a volunteer program for area teens entitled “VolunTeen.” The VolunTeen program runs March 27 through May 5 with one volunteer shift, per week, for six weeks. Teenagers 14-years-old and older may apply. Teenagers involved in this program volunteer at Tri-County...
Cindy and Mike Gold display the quilt Cindy made for the Staples Area Men’s Chorus. It is being raffled to raise money for the Associated Male Choruses of America Scholarship Fund. The quilt is a queen size comforter, 92” x 92.” The pattern is “Third Time Around” and was machine quilted by Jane...
Rose Han spelling out a word given to her at the 2017 Lakes Spelling Bee.
Thirty participants took part in the 2017 Lakes Spelling Bee, held March 2, at NJPA in Staples.   National Joint Powers Alliance was the sponsor for the event. After some confusion about what rounds the students were on, Meryl Tigenoah of Brainerd placed first, Rose Han of Staples-Motley, second...
A team from FJJ (Foster, Jacobs & Johnson, Inc.) led the Staples-Motley school board and administration through an exercise to help set facility priorities at the board’s work session Mar. 6. FJJ is the firm hired to lead an assessment of the school district and to develop a long range...
Hands of Hope Resource Center is hosting a training,  “Greater Minnesota’s Response to Human Trafficking” Friday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the NJPA building in Staples. A second training will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Todd County Courthouse in Long Prairie. The presentation is designed...

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