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This human jawbone found in the Crow Wing River north of Staples was determined to be of ancient origin. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office said the bone will undergo archaeological evaluation and then be properly interned. Jennifer Barg said her cousin found the bone near the family property they call “Marshland”. The property was originally owned by Alice and Monroe Marsh and is now owned by Barg and her brothers. The bone was found July 31. (Submitted photo)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   A human mandible (lower jaw bone) found in the Crow Wing River has been determined to be of ancient origin, according to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office. The bone was found in the river adjacent to property owned by Jennifer Barg and her brothers, in Thomastown...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Students across the state have slowed their educational progress, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) exams. Staples-Motley school students are doing better than the state average in math and science, in that their loss of progress is not as...
Mark Crampton, far left, his wife Veronique, and the other Peace Corps volunteers to Benin, listen to one of their colleagues sing a song on the stage of the Batcher Block Opera House in Staples. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   A special reunion received a special tour, when the 1973 Peace Corps cohort to Benin and West Africa met in Staples to tour the Batcher Block Opera House. Staples resident Mark Crampton was one of the Peace Corps volunteers in 1973 and invited the rest of them to...
Corinne Olson recently shot a 581 pound bear south of Motley. Corinne is a freshman at Staples-Motley High School. Her parents are Eric and Alisa Olson of Motley. (Submitted photo)  
Kendall Qualls will speak in Staples on Thursday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Timbers Event Center in Staples.  The event is sponsored by Crossroads Conservatives. Kendall Qualls has a unique vantage point to plant the seeds of change for our country.  During his childhood, Mr. Qualls lived with...
Staples native David Joerger speaks to the press after an NBA playoff game. He will have a different speaking opportunity on Sept. 11 at 2:30 in Staples with his “Life in the NBA” program at Centennial Auditorium.
    NBA coach David Joerger is looking forward to his return to Staples on Sept. 11. He will be inducted into the Staples Motley Athletic Hall of Fame at the 7 p.m. ceremony, but first will talk about some of his experiences in the NBA at a special event starting at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Wedena County Attorney’s Office has determined that charges are not warranted in the shooting death of David Savala and Shannon Savala, who were killed in an incident with Wadena County Deputy Troy Mayer and Sebeka Police officer Jason Worm. The incident took...
Country music superstar Wynonna Judd and her band rocked the stage at 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing Aug. 6. Judd entertained the sold-out crowd with her signature big voice and personality, singing newer tunes recorded with her band, The Big Noise, as well as hits from her earlier years both as part of The Judds (with her mother, Naomi) and as a solo artist. Both young and old fans knew the words to many of her songs, singing along with favorites like “Tell Me Why,” “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)” an
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   One-thousand ticket holders had the opportunity to hear country superstar Wynonna Judd Aug. 6, at the 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing, Minn., population 632, according to the 2010 census. The gates opened at 5 p.m. for the sold out show, held in the parking lot of 2...
People who attended the recent National Night Out in Motley had the opportunity to get a close look at the North Memorial Health Air Care helicopter and speak with first responders, and the pilot, of what their work entails. Several children were also able to sit inside the helicopter.  National...
Staples-Motley students will not be required to wear masks when they begin school Tuesday, Sept. 7. The schools will host open houses for students on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The state is allowing local control of the masking issue. As long as the COVID-19 transmission rate remains low in the area, the...

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