April 28, 2016 RSS feed / News

Transition teams work for smooth Re-Start

Friendship Day will ease student transitions into new school buildings with new classmates

Staples Motley schools have created transition plans to accommodate the redistribution of students and teachers to school sites that will be in effect this fall. More...

Grass fire in Villard Twp

The Staples Fire Department were at the scene of a grass fire in Villard Township April 22, working for approximately two hours. According to firefighter Scott Yungbauer, close to four acres were burned, as well as a stack of firewood. More...

Food shelf results for March ‘Food Share Month’

The Staples Area Food Shelf collected $ 25,822 and 2,504 pounds of food during the March Food Share Month campaign.  “ We would like to express our thanks to everyone that made it a success,” said Staples Food Shelf Director Fran Mer More...

Chamber welcomes ‘Baby STEPs Thrift’

The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Baby STEPS (Serving, Teaching & Empowering People) Thrift store in Staples recently. Located in the former Staples Dollar Store building on 4th St. More...

Trees in downtown Staples

Approximately 65 trees were planted in downtown Staples in 2010, part of the Turnback Project. Since that time, some of the trees have been replaced, due to environmental reasons and vandalism. More...

Robotic field trip

Sacred Heart Area School third graders from Staples took a tour of Central Lakes College in Staples on April 4, spending a lot of their time in the robotics department, learning how robots are used in industry. Pictured,   More...

Knowledge Bowl team learns from state event

The buzz began in the hallways of Staples Motley High School on April 13, when students lined the halls to send off five members (Jace Hoemberg, Zach Strickland, Chris Hart, Andrew Bates and Jeffrey Allen) of the Knowledge Bowl team to state competit More...

Faith Lutheran supports food share drive

Faith Lutheran Church held a FIT (Fashion, Items and Talent) event for the March Food Share Drive to raise funds for the local food shelves. A total of $9,776 was raised. More...

Hotel looking for local investors

Michael Lindner of Hotel Research and Development speaks to more than 30 area residents about plans to build an AmericInn hotel in Staples. The meeting was held April 19, at NJPA, Staples. More...

Single car crash in Wadena County

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Cty Rd 9 near the intersection of 201st Ave at approximately 6:45 p.m. on April 20.  More...

Thriving in Perham

Trees planted in downtown Perham nearly 20 years ago are doing well and add to the town’s beautiful landscaping. More...

Staples Police receive auto theft report

The Staples Police received a report of a theft of a motor vehicle on April 23 on the 300 block of 5th St SE. More...