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By Tom Crawford   The final whistle blew this past Sunday for the man who put Staples wrestling on the map. Don Dravis, legendary Cardinal wrestling coach and teacher here from 1963 to 1995, died after a long battle with a host of health issues. Don was 82 years old. Don was more than an excellent...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley School Board voted to end the previous agreement with the Staples Community Center, and only pay for the hours that school programs use the building. The board approved the motion by a vote of 4-2 at their Oct. 21 meeting. The school did not...
 Sixty Staples-Motley High School students were awarded an Academic Letter at a cermony on Oct. 21. Students with a grade point average over 3.669 were eligible for the award. Principal Mike Schmidt stressed not only the academic work of the students, but also their participation in other...
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples Economic Development Authority agreed to apply to the Welcoming Communities program at Region Five Development Commission.  Economic Development Director Melissa Radermacher said the program is a chance to talk about how to be more of a welcoming...
 By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   The Staples-Motley school board gave some direction on how to handle the school’s contract with the Staples Community Center, they liked the idea of developing a continuous improvement plan instead of a new strategic plan, but they struggled with recommending how...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Construction is underway for a new 80x82 Multi-Aircraft Storage Hangar at the Staples Municipal Airport.  Everstrong Construction out of Redwood Falls, is the contracted company. Owner Peter U’Ren said they started work on the project during the first week of...
Senator Gary Dahms gives a wave from a combine while Senator Chuck Wiger takes a photo during the Senate Capital Investment Committee tour of Central Lakes College in Staples. The senators were given the opportunity to drive the combine, a tall sprayer and a four wheel drive tractor. (Staples World...
From the stage of the Batcher Opera House in Staples, artist Carter Averbeck describes how he can recreate the original artwork in the building. “I have worked on a lot of opera halls across the world, and this is by far the best preserved one I have seen,” Averbeck said about the original artowrk...
The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate last year’s grand opening and this year’s expanded services at Holst Acres near Staples. The business formerly held a haunted house in October, but now has added a corn maze, hay rides and year-round laser tag. The...
CentraCare Health recently made the decision to stop providing healthcare services at the Eagle Valley clinic, which has been a shared venture with Lakewood Health System since 2003. This decision will take effect Nov. 1.  CentraCare Health’s decision DOES NOT impact the care and services provided...

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