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The Todd County Board of Commissioners met for their organizational session Jan. 2. From left are David Kircher, Gary Kneisl, Randy Neumann, Rod Erickson and Barb Becker. The commissioners have a system of rotating the duties of board chair and this year it will be Neumann. (Photo by Karin Nauber)
Weed and Ditch Inspector Nancy Uhlenkamp informed the Todd County Board of Commissioners at their Jan. 2 meeting that she is applying for a grant to help monitor the Palmer Amaranth  found in Todd County and to help educate the public about its dangers. Palmer Amaranth was found for the first time...
Lakewood Health System is ready to move into their new clinic expansion. They hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 5 to celebrate the end of major construction. Pictured from left are Teresa Fisher,  Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer; Loren Morey, System Board Chair; Mary Theurer,...
The Staples-Motley School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at the high school media center to narrow the facility options to two. The board chose the special meeting date during a discussion on the facility long range plan at their reorganizational meeting Jan. 8. The...
Being significantly out of market is a problem for two of Todd County’s department heads - the Health and Human Services Director and the Public Works Director. To resolve this issue, the Todd County Commissioners voted to approve market grade overrides for both positions at their Dec. 28 meeting....
The Staples City Council approved the second reading of a new tobacco ordinance that includes e-cigarettes, vaping and other delivery devices.  Mayor Chris Etzler said the council received feedback from many places, but the only opposition was from outside of the community. Etzler said the people...
At their Dec. 26 board meeting the Staples Economic Development Authority (SEDA) approved another year of leasing their commercial incubator building to the Baby STEPs thrift store. Staples Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher told the SEDA board that Baby STEPs still is interested in...
By Karin Nauber, Todd County reporter   As the final action taken during their regular meeting Dec. 19, the Todd County Board of Commissioners approved the final 2018 budget at $34,573,613. Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida said that the preliminary levy in September was a 4.13 percent increase. The...
Lakewood Health System invites the public to the opening of its newly expanded clinic in Staples Friday, Jan. 5 from 5-7 p.m. Attendees are asked to use Entrance B, at the south end of the building (49725 Cty. 83, Staples). Tours will be offered of the new- space.  The Staples clinic expansion...
The Staples-Motley boys and girls cross country teams ran an early morning workout in the fog at Pine Grove Park on Oct. 7, which created some interesting forest scenery.
Readers of the Staples World had a lot to follow in 2017. The Staples-Motley School Board hosted many discussions on their facility plan, with each one reported in the newspaper. The school also advanced from a discussion about one to one technology to the result of every high school student being...
Staples City Council members shook hands with retiring City Clerk Phil Lindaman. From left, Rachel Johnson, Ron Murray, Roy Miles (partially hidden), Chris Etzler and Mary Theurer.  For the past 29 years, Staples City Clerk Phil Lindaman has kept track of city budgets, rules and payments. At the...

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