On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces.
Motley Elementary Principal Deb Ferdon accepts a flag from Capt.
The bike trail that runs alongside Jon’s Family Foods, Staples had plenty of activity during t
Pictured above, from left, are longtime club members Gay (Granby) Swecker, Carol (Schroeder) Hulett, Clarice (Granby) Gaalswyk, Hope (Hulett) Johnson, Esther (Granby) Jordahl, Linda (Hulett) Michalson, Bernice (Holub) Thomson.  Following the Memorial Day service at 1 p.m., the Poplar Ladies Birthday Club will host a luncheon at Leader Community Hall.
It’s been 90 years since a group of ladies in Poplar Township threw a surprise birthday party for M
Jack Wilson and Michelle Ziegler, Staples were among the volunteers placing flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples on May 23. The flags will be on the graves through Memorial Day. The Memorial Day program at Evergreen Hill begins at 9 a.m. on May 30 with speaker Andy Schmidt.
Pictured above, from left, are longtime club members Gay (Granby) Swecker, Carol (Schroeder) Hulett, Clarice (Granby) Gaalswyk, Hope (Hulett) Johnson, Esther (Granby) Jordahl, Linda (Hulett) Michalson, Bernice (Holub) Thomson.  Following the Memorial Day service at 1 p.m., the Poplar Ladies Birthday Club will host a luncheon at Leader Community Hall.
Grace Tremble, center, recently competed in tumbling for the Northern Illinois State Championship. She did two tumbling sequence runs scoring 9.6, 9.6, 9.8 and 9.9 earning the title of Northern Illinois State Champion in the sub-novice division. This is her first year in the program and she trains...
Twelve-year-old Kira Sweeney, a seventh grader at Motley Staples Middle School, was the top runner in the entire women’s division, not just for her age group, at the 5K Hero Run May 21, in Fargo. Over 8,000 runners participated in the event’s first year to honor law enforcement, veterans and...
The Staples Motley track and field teams had four conference champions at the Mid State meet held May 17 at Park Rapids On the girls team, Millie Klefsaas won the 100 hurdles and pole vault, while Kira Sweeney won the 3,200. For the boys, Max Giza won the pole vault and Isaiah Ross-Bahn won the 800...
The Staples Motley baseball team nearly erased a 7-2 deficit against Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale on May 21, but the rally fell short by one and lost 7-6. “We gave them too many opportunities right away,” said Coach Mitch Anderson as the Cardinals fell behind 5-0 after three innings.   Brady Smith...

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Charles (Charlie) E. Mertens,73, of Staples passed away at his home May 19, 2016.A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Interment was at Evergreen...

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