Above: Matt Demenge read to some pretty interested pre-kindergarten students. Other CLC students were Joylene Kohl, Alishia Zoch, Toy Ross-McRae, Dale Wuollet, Nate Schimelpfenig, Kristen Borah, Ashley Uzalac and Tasha Restad (as the cat). The event was held during “I Love To Read Month” encouraging students to read all year long. (Staples World photos by Janice Winter)
Cardinal speakers who won awards in Osakis Saturday, Feb. 27, are (from left): Janelle Jennissen, Gemma Shaffer, Samantha Weyer, Sierra DeGeest, Paige Becker, Kaytlin Roth, Brianna Miles, Alek Paskewitz, Kali Klimek, Beth Hoyt, Emily Ladd, Jonathan Nypan, Shelby Wilds, Patrick Winter and Tera Weyer. (Photo by Don Sanda)
There was a full house in the lobby/atrium of the Staples City Hall on Feb.25 for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new city building. Todd County Third District Commissioner Gerry Ruda (right) was one of the speakers. Ruda is the Todd County representative on the board of the Great River Regional Library system.
Lynn and Robert Halbrook from 20th Century Magic presented a Wizard School Thursday evening as one of the Staples Public Library’s Grand Opening celebration activities. In addition to levitating a member of the audience, the show included comedy, magic and illusions with an emphasis on reading. Other activities included “Mr.
Staples resident Rick Weber recounted childhood stories and tales for an appreciative audience Friday, at the Staples City Council chambers. His session, featuring high and low points of growing up in a Staples neighborhood, was one of several events on the schedule of the Staples Public Library open house. (Staples World photo by Tom Crawford)
Pam Collins, a volunteer reader, read from the book “What can a Giant Do?” to Clara (younger child) and Olivia Neal who were clinging to their mother, Brandi Neal. Collins was reading to the children in the Roundhouse, a nook of the new Staples Public Library designed for use by the younger children. (Staples World photo by Tom Crawford)
Jerry and Maryann O’Keefe were two of the many visitors attending an open house Feb.25 at the new Staples Area Food Shelf. Coordinator Fran Mertens explained the items on this table were the type and amount of food available for a family for a month from the food shelf.
“Be a superhero in the Minnesota Fight against Hunger” is the theme of the March Food Share fund drive for food shelves around the state. Pastor Steve Sveom, chair of the Staples Area Food Shelf board, donned a scarlet cape and mask to greet visitors at the open house Feb. 25 at the new Staples Area Food Shelf location on Wisconsin Avenue.