Current Happenings

The first BookEnds Online Edition of the new year will be held via Zoom on January 9, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.  Debra Eckerman Pitton is the author of the true life adventure book, “No One Left Behind: An unexpected educational adventure at Machu Picchu”. In 2010, she led a group of healthcare students...
Legislative update on coffee talk Jan. 4 On January 4, the Economic Alliance, in partnership with the Wadena Development Authority, is hosting a special edition of their regularly scheduled virtual coffee talks. Legislative Lattes will feature guest speakers Congressman Pete Stauber, MN Senate...
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 7, from  12 - 6 p.m., at the Motley United Methodist Church. The church is located at 847 3rd Ave. S. More information can be found online at and enter Sponsor Code: Motley Community, or call 1-800-733-2767.
Join JCI Staples (Staples Jaycees) at Unity Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 6 - 8 p.m. for hot chocolate from the Stomping Grounds and assorted cookies from the Staples Bakery. After getting your coco and cookies, grab a map from one of the Jaycees and begin your holiday lights tour through town....
The Staples-Motley School Board will meet in regular session Monday, Dec. 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the District Office, 905 4th St. NE, Staples.  On the agenda is the ICS - Referendum Process presentation to approve the recommendation to move forward with the two building plan; approve the Review and...
The North Pole Lights Display at Pine Grove Park in Staples are being held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 3 (including Christmas Eve), from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The drive-thru event is organized by the City of Staples Parks and Recreation Department, along with help from the Rob and...
A group of simple decorations can make the best Christmas displays, like with this home in Staples. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Greyson Winter, above, recently completed the  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Staples Public Library. Friends of the Library member Judy Wolak, presented Greyson with his certificate. He chose  the book “A Perfect Day” and matching stuffed bear. The reading program at the Staples...
The Motley Area Food Shelf will be closed the week of Christmas. They will be open with their regular hours on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. - noon, including the evening hours from 6 - 8 p.m. If you need further assistance, call 218-352-6344.


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