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Jack Rengel will be the featured speaker at the July 4 Staples Veterans Park celebration, with the program starting at 10 a.m. Rengel was born and raised in Staples. He graduated in 1964, received a BA from St. Cloud State University and was drafted in 1969. He attended Vietnamese language school...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley school district is projecting a balanced budget for next year, Business Manager Chuck Herdegen told the school board at their June 17 meeting. He said the budget will continue to spend down the reserve fund and will also increase the long term...
A brother and sister from Staples were recently sentenced for their involvement in shooting and  killing a family dog and leaving it in a county park, while posting a video of the incident on social media in February. The siblings, Josiah W. Shegstad and Tayiah V. Shegstad, were convicted...
As a follow-up to the SOS (Safety Over Suicide) forum, Staples-Motley Beyond Poverty is starting “SOS Beyond,” a series of community conversations featuring Mary Marana, one of the speakers at the SOS forum. The public is invited to attend any and all events, free of charge. There will also  be...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board was split on how to tackle the next step of the building process, after the May 14 building referendum was voted down. At their June 3 work session, the board debated the need for a survey and for different methods of communication...
Following the proposed school project’s referendum defeat, the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) board discussed what that means for the city and also what to do with the Staples Community Center, which would have been replaced by the second portion of the school project. City...
The following article, by staff writer David Israel, was featured in the Staples World June 2, 1994, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Twenty-five years later, we would like to run that same article again, to note the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944.  ...
Staples-Motley seniors were featured in the final performance of the A Capella Choir at graduation. Front from left, Abbygayle Seamann, Macy Judd, Scout Strickland and Trenton Plopper  
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) seeks to honor those who have contributed to the Motley and Staples communities with the opening of nominations for its Community Awards. Nominations will be accepted now through July 15 in six categories: o Outstanding Citizen o Outstanding...
The Staples-Motley School Board had a large audience at the May 20 meeting, the first one held in the new District Office building, the former Twin City Optical building on 4th Street NE, next to the Staples Fire Hall. A new feature of the meeting room is two large screens, where audience members can follow the board agenda and see supplemental information. All future board meetings will be held at the new board room unless otherwise noted. The next board meeting will be a work session on Monday, June 3, at
  The Staples-Motley School Board considered $9 million in repairs the schools may have to undertake after the May 14 building referendum failed. Included in the $9 million is $5.8 million for roofing, $350,000 for rooftop heating and ventilation units, $1.8 million for other HVAC work, $400,000...

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