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Staples-Motley High School competitors heading to the state speech tournament are: front, from left, Coleman Klimek and Elijah Sams; back, from left, Samantha Svendsen, Samantha Mrazek and Cade Bestland. See team photo on page 6a. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley Speech Team brought home the Section 6A Championship trophy April 8, from the Section 6A meet held in Underwood. Staples-Motley registered 19 entries (21 speakers) with  ten finalists and four entries advancing to the state competition. “That gave Staples-Motley a narrow victory...
The following is information provided on special services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, April 16. Staples Alliance, Assembly of God, Thomastown Covenant and Staples Church of Christ will hold a community Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. at the Staples Assembly of God. Motley Free Methodist Church...
The artist who created and assembled these three crosses said his inspiration was “two little angels” who live in rural Browerville, Abby and Lily Brichacek. Their grandfather Daniel Schilling said the girls “wanted everybody to see the crosses and to know what Jesus has done for us and the gifts...
The Rensberry family of Browerville  is pictured April 1, gathering buckets of sap from maple trees they have tapped in the rural Cushing area. The Rensberrys partner with the Leinbach family, also of Browerville, in making maple syrup which is sold in area grocery stores; and at various crafts events and farmers markets. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The sap is running in Minnesota, which means it’s a busy time for the Leinbach and Rensberry families of rural Browerville. For the past few years, they have teamed up to make maple syrup, producing dozens of gallons of the thick, sweet liquid each spring. “Last year we did 3,000 gallons of sap,”...
Tricia Jasmer and Mary Rychner were part of the City of Staples clean up crew that pulled debris from the east entrance area and Caboose Park in Staples. Other groups involved in the city-wide park clean up were the Lions Club at Dower Lake and Rotary at Northern Pacific Park.  
The Vintage Golf Course in Staples is now open to the public. Pictured, Staples-Motley golfers chip onto the practice green.
Staples area golfers will get an extra month of playing this year, as The Vintage Golf Course is now open after a warm spring. Volunteers have cleaned the course and made it ready to play. The volunteers said the course came through the winter well and it looks great as the grass is starting to...
University of Minnesota Extension (U of M) will be offering one-to-one financial counseling to farmers in serious financial stress.   “We know that due to a variety of factors, including on-going low prices, some farmers find themselves facing difficult circumstances,” said Bev Durgan, extension...
Glenn Chiodo, far right, an Education Consultant with Foster, Jacobs & Johnson (FJJ), facilitated the recent listening session held at Motley-Staples Middle School. Pictured behind Chiodo are FJJ staff members Lynn Dyer and Lori Christensen. Community members seated at the table are, from left, Brooke Dokken, Aleese Dokken (hidden), Adriane Dokken, Seth Dokken, Carol Craft, Hillary Rubink (hidden), Al Kolling. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Approximately 14 community members attended a listening session at Motley-Staples Middle School April 3, regarding the school district’s facilities. The event, led by Glenn Chiodo, Education Consultant with Foster, Jacobs &  Johnson (FJJ), provided an opportunity for the public to verbalize...
The North Central Regional Small Business Development Center at Central Lakes College (SBDC) in Brainerd was chosen as Minnesota’s SBDC Excellence and Innovation Center of the Year. In 2016, the Center helped 24 new businesses open and assisted businesses in the northcentral part of Minnesota in...
In the news story about Spandl Chiropractic in the March 30 issue of the Staples World, a comment was made about people not having to travel out of town for chiropractic service. It should be noted that Dr. Jon Theurer has operated a chiropractic clinic in Staples for over 45 years.   

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