2011-09-01 / News

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Winning chili makers Lakewood Health System received the “Judges Choice Award” (and $500) for their chili at the annual Chili Cookoff during Railroad Days in Staples. Pictured above, from left, are LHS staff members (and chili experts) Rachel Delaney, Jenna Doemel and Lynn Rice. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) Winning chili makers Lakewood Health System received the “Judges Choice Award” (and $500) for their chili at the annual Chili Cookoff during Railroad Days in Staples. Pictured above, from left, are LHS staff members (and chili experts) Rachel Delaney, Jenna Doemel and Lynn Rice. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

Early arrivals At 7:45 a.m. on car show day, dozens of cars were already lined up waiting to get into the Still Cruisin’ Car Club show. See car show results on page 3a. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) Early arrivals At 7:45 a.m. on car show day, dozens of cars were already lined up waiting to get into the Still Cruisin’ Car Club show. See car show results on page 3a. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)

Tractor rides Brian Winkels (on tractor) and Jay Tyrrell offered free tractor shuttle rides during Railroad Days in Staples last weekend. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) Tractor rides Brian Winkels (on tractor) and Jay Tyrrell offered free tractor shuttle rides during Railroad Days in Staples last weekend. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

Bean bag toss Jordan Warner of Brainerd (left); and Mike Brandt of Pillager won third place and $75 (as a team) at the bean bag toss held during Railroad Days in Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) Bean bag toss Jordan Warner of Brainerd (left); and Mike Brandt of Pillager won third place and $75 (as a team) at the bean bag toss held during Railroad Days in Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

Jammin’ with the band Wayne Renn kicks up his heels with a fellow music fan during the opening act of Renn’s music concert on August 28. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) Jammin’ with the band Wayne Renn kicks up his heels with a fellow music fan during the opening act of Renn’s music concert on August 28. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)

Love those snow cones Jaida Burrows (age five) and little brother Drew, (four), of Rice, enjoyed visiting Staples during Railroad Days and eating things like snow cones. Also pictured is their mom, Maryann (Ludovissie) Burrows (1998 graduate of Staples Motley High School) and their grandmother, Cheri Bodeen of Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) Love those snow cones Jaida Burrows (age five) and little brother Drew, (four), of Rice, enjoyed visiting Staples during Railroad Days and eating things like snow cones. Also pictured is their mom, Maryann (Ludovissie) Burrows (1998 graduate of Staples Motley High School) and their grandmother, Cheri Bodeen of Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

Poetry Slam The Poetry Slam was new to Railroad Days this year. The contestants, from left, were Pat Blue, Bill Haugen, Lori Ostrowski and Samanthat Mrazek, with slam master Cynthia French. Nine-year-old Sami Mrazek won the event sponsored by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council at Lincoln Park just prior to the Wayne Renn show Sunday afternoon. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) Poetry Slam The Poetry Slam was new to Railroad Days this year. The contestants, from left, were Pat Blue, Bill Haugen, Lori Ostrowski and Samanthat Mrazek, with slam master Cynthia French. Nine-year-old Sami Mrazek won the event sponsored by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council at Lincoln Park just prior to the Wayne Renn show Sunday afternoon. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)

Back in town Cathy (Nelson) Bengtson, 1981 graduate of Staples High School (left) and her sister, ‘87 SHS grad Jodie (Nelson) Wendt (right), both of St. Cloud, came back to their hometown for Railroad Days Aug. 27. They are pictured with their mom, Dodie Nelson, of Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) Back in town Cathy (Nelson) Bengtson, 1981 graduate of Staples High School (left) and her sister, ‘87 SHS grad Jodie (Nelson) Wendt (right), both of St. Cloud, came back to their hometown for Railroad Days Aug. 27. They are pictured with their mom, Dodie Nelson, of Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

Broadway bound? Jim Vollegraaf and Pam Collins, board members with Lamplighter Community Theatre in Staples, donned costumes and staffed one of the informational booths during Railroad Days Aug. 27. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) Broadway bound? Jim Vollegraaf and Pam Collins, board members with Lamplighter Community Theatre in Staples, donned costumes and staffed one of the informational booths during Railroad Days Aug. 27. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

Cotton candy girls Carli Nundahl, Valeria Hernandez and Hailey Vogel (soon-to-be freshmen at Staples Motley High School) had fun hanging out together during Railroad Days in Staples; and enjoyed eating some cotton candy. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs) Cotton candy girls Carli Nundahl, Valeria Hernandez and Hailey Vogel (soon-to-be freshmen at Staples Motley High School) had fun hanging out together during Railroad Days in Staples; and enjoyed eating some cotton candy. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

Hot pepper eaters Ten people braved the ‘hot pepper eating contest’ during Railroad Days in Staples (pictured above left), competing for a cash prize of $50. Downing all six peppers in the least amount of time was Nick Waverek of Fargo (formerly of Staples), pictured right with Amy Hunter, Main Street Coordinator and President of the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs) Hot pepper eaters Ten people braved the ‘hot pepper eating contest’ during Railroad Days in Staples (pictured above left), competing for a cash prize of $50. Downing all six peppers in the least amount of time was Nick Waverek of Fargo (formerly of Staples), pictured right with Amy Hunter, Main Street Coordinator and President of the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)

Rootbeer floats The Friends of the (Staples Public) Library sold rootbeer floats during Railroad Days in Staples Aug. 27. Pictured above left, Elizabeth Mathews places an order, while volunteers (including Judy Wolak, LaVonne Selleck and Renae Schmitz) scoop ice-cream. Above right, enjoying their floats, are Alyssa, Jordan and Karlee Haglin; and their step-brother, Ryan Wick. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs) Rootbeer floats The Friends of the (Staples Public) Library sold rootbeer floats during Railroad Days in Staples Aug. 27. Pictured above left, Elizabeth Mathews places an order, while volunteers (including Judy Wolak, LaVonne Selleck and Renae Schmitz) scoop ice-cream. Above right, enjoying their floats, are Alyssa, Jordan and Karlee Haglin; and their step-brother, Ryan Wick. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)

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