The Pillager & Area Lions Club recently donated 16 shirts
Hundreds of people stopped by Sacred Heart Church in Staples o
 Polar bears hang out in the Staples-Motley gym during the Polar Plunge event on March 20.
Staples-Motley students raised more than $18,000 for Special O
The Staples-Motley baseball team started their spring training
Pastor Roy and Kathy Miles have ministered at the Staples Assembly of God Church for the past 40 years. They are pictured in the parsonage they’ve called “home” since moving to Staples in October of 1982. On the wall behind them are several pictures of their children and grandchildren, another area of ministry for the Miles. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School board received an offer to purchase the Motley school building, but the offer was well below the asking price and the board was skeptical of the terms of the initial offer. Superintendent Shane  Tappe said an individual offered to pay $48...
Two St. Paul men were  arrested following a traffic stop in Motley March 18, during which law enforcement located a large quantity of drugs in their vehicle.  The incident took place at Hwy 10 South and Spruce Road. According to a news release, a Motley Police Officer observed a vehicle drive past...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples City Council denied a tobacco license, denied an alcohol license, and took steps towards restricting the selling of tobacco and marijuana products in the city. The action was a result of several different agenda items that came to the council at their...
Celebrations are in the works for both the American Legion, and the American Legion Tri-County Post 124, according to information from Alan Marshall, Commander of Post 124. March 15 is the designated birthday of the American Legion. On that date in 1919, the first Legion Caucus, held by members of...

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Scott L. Johnson, 64, of Leader passed away March 21, 2023, at Essentia St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd.A celebration of life will be held Weds., March 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Motley Free...

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