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The Staples Host Lions Club welcomed new member Dale Stoll into club membership at their last meeting. From left to right are Sponsor Kevin Roline, Dale Stoll and Keith Porter who conducted the installation. (Submitted photo)  
All area veterans are invited to three Veterans Day programs to be held Friday, Nov. 11, in Staples and Motley. Motley-Staples Middle School will have a program at 9:30 a.m.; Sacred Heart Area School in Staples will have their program at 10 a.m. and Staples-Motley High School’s program will begin...
Recent reports taken by the Staples Police Dept. include the following: Nov. 2, Staples Police responded to Staples-Motley Elementary School for a student that ran away from the school. The student was returned. Nov. 2, Staples Police put three abandoned bikes from the community center in the...
The Wadena Police Department is investigating a possible homicide in the 300 block of Bryant Ave. SW, Wadena. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call of an adult male with a gun. An officer responded to the location and observed an adult...
Staples-Motley High School astronomy students Austyn Ploshnick and Kyle Huepenbecker show their 3D constellation model, part of a class project, to third grader Kaden Speckhard. Instructor Dawn Paurus’ high school astronomy class, is  made up of students in grades 8-12. Students in Donnalee Butler’...
At the Nov. 1 Wadena County Board meeting, commissioners voted to proceed with the bidding letting process for the remodeling part of the Public Health Building. Vercon, the county’s construction manager, is supervising the project. The remodel is to improve building security, enclose work areas...
Members of Staples Motley FFA attended their national convention in Indianapolis, IN on Oct. 19-22, earning awards for their participation. From left; advisor Kerry Lindgren, members, Brian Sterriker, Katie Benson, Rebekka Paskewitz, Molly Lindgren and Zachary Strickland.
Six members of the Staples Motley FFA Chapter had the opportunity to attend and compete at the 89th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis Oct. 19-22.  The chapter earned the National Chapter Award and the Communications Career Development team earned a gold ranking. Brian Sterriker earned...
U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar, center front, and U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, center left, tour Ernie’s Food Market in Staples on Nov. 2, a long with store owners Al and Barb Erbe and USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer, left. The visit was to see the results of a $19,693...
Ashley Smith, senior at Staples-Motley High School, adds some final touches to a barn quilt that will be placed near the Northern Pacific Depot in Staples. Smith is a student in art teacher Jill Schneider’s class; and Schneider helped with the “Railroad Crossing” pattern of the barn quilt. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Barn Quilts of Central Minnesota now have 19 quilts on display on their trail. More are being added each month. The organizers are now seeking to develop a Business Barn Quilt Trail. This would feature smaller versions of a barn quilt, 2 ft. by 2 ft. or 4 ft. by 4 ft., mounted on a building owned...
The Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment program recentley finished the groundwork of a 2,600 foot trail connecting the Living Legacy Gardens bicycle trail with the Hwy 10 overpass bike trail. The trailis expected to be paved next year, depending on grant money availability. On Oct. 27, the...

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