Characters from Disney movies entertained Special Olympics athletes and fans during a break in the action durin
Amy Dinkel-VanValkenburg, standing, and Nancy Quance will have a variety of board games and card games as well as bingo for their first Project Together activity night March 6 at the Staples Community Center. These special nights are for adults with disabilities and their caregivers for education, recreation and socialization. Call 218-894-5315 to register. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)
Adults with disabilities and their caregivers will have a new option for social activities beginnin
Longtime sweethearts Don and Gloria Norton, Staples, renewed their vows on their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, where they now reside. The couple shared a kiss and a smile after exchanging rings and a heartfelt promise to love each other ‘for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.’ (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Pachelbel’s ‘Canon in D’ played softly as Don and Gloria Norton were wheeled in to the dining room
From left, Connections High School students Alyssa Vanderhoof, Taeleigh Marlowe and Shelby Brusewitz. All three believe the Connections educational format of project-based curriculum fits them well. Marlowe will graduate with a Connections High School degree this spring while Vanderhoof and Brusewitz would like to continue with the program even though it is ending as a separate school. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
Connections High School will not open again in the fall of 2017, but Staples-Motley High School wil
A contingent of men from the Staples Area Men’s Chorus had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in a combined chorus under the direction of Lee Nelson, front center. Rob Freelove, SAMC director, is on the left and Kevin Olsen, SAMC president-elect, is on the right. Behind them are most of the SAMC members who made the trip. (Submitted photo)
Every now and then life will offer you a once-in-a-life-time opportunity and you will need to decid
Amy Dinkel-VanValkenburg, standing, and Nancy Quance will have a variety of board games and card games as well as bingo for their first Project Together activity night March 6 at the Staples Community Center. These special nights are for adults with disabilities and their caregivers for education, recreation and socialization. Call 218-894-5315 to register. (Staples World photo by Brenda Halvorson)
Longtime sweethearts Don and Gloria Norton, Staples, renewed their vows on their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, where they now reside. The couple shared a kiss and a smile after exchanging rings and a heartfelt promise to love each other ‘for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.’ (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
From left, Connections High School students Alyssa Vanderhoof, Taeleigh Marlowe and Shelby Brusewitz. All three believe the Connections educational format of project-based curriculum fits them well. Marlowe will graduate with a Connections High School degree this spring while Vanderhoof and Brusewitz would like to continue with the program even though it is ending as a separate school. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
A contingent of men from the Staples Area Men’s Chorus had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in a combined chorus under the direction of Lee Nelson, front center. Rob Freelove, SAMC director, is on the left and Kevin Olsen, SAMC president-elect, is on the right. Behind them are most of the SAMC members who made the trip. (Submitted photo)
Region Five Development Commission has announced this year’s board of directors, along with the newest members to the commission. The 2017 board of directors include: David Anderson, Wadena County Municipalities, board chair; Barb Becker, Todd County Commissioner, vice chair; Duane Johnson,...
The Todd County Master Gardeners in conjunction with the Sauk River Watershed will present the Todd County Garden Day Saturday, March 11, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 401 4th St S, Long Prairie.  Early bird registration deadline is Feb. 24. Registration fee includes...
First International Bank & Trust announces their third annual community giving campaign.  This campaign encourages community members to apply for a Live First Community Grant which awards $5,000 to a project or cause that makes a difference in your community. Three runners-up will also receive...
... Paul Bunyan gave to me, two tall pines.’ Pictured above at Pine Grove Park in Staples are members of the Lumberjacks baseball team, Staples, recipients of the second gift from the giant lumberjack. From left are Jason Bachmann, Blake Petrich, Austin Redemske, Tanner Fischer. To see a video...

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David Milton Lundstrom, 60, of Wadena, formerly of the Pillager/Brainerd area, passed away February 24, 2017, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena, after a hard-fought, 18 month battle with cancer.David...

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