The automatic sliding doors at the Helling’s Food Pride store in Staples are not sliding any more. Shoppers arriving Friday morning found the doors locked and a “closed” sign on the door. The closing had been expected over the past few weeks due to rumors of its impending demise. The owners, Craig and Vickie Helling, did not respond to attempts to contact them.
Gospel singer Robert Robinson will present a concert at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Sunday, Mar. 21, at 2 p.m.
Ann and Robb Peterson of 275th Avenue just south of Staples had a surprise visitor just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. A pickup driven by Tim Mears of Staples left Hwy. 210 on the curve, crossed a ditch and the avenue before crashing into the side of their two-car garage. Mears was taken by Staples Ambulance to the Lakewood Health System Hospital.
Jordan Ludovissie, flanked by his parents, Paul and Stephanie (Brichacek) Ludovissie, signed a letter of intent to play football at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. on Feb. 3, national signing day. Jordan is a senior at Lone Oak High School in Paducah, Ky. Grandparents are Arlene Ludovissie, Staples, David Ludovissie, Wadena and Brad and Pat Brichacek, Browerville. (Submitted photo)
The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce visited the new Fashion Joutiques store, which is housed in the Simplicity Salon building on Sixth Street NE. Present for a ribbon cutting were Sally Fall, store employee; Amy Hunter, chamber executive; Mayor Chris Etzler; shop owner Jolleen Yungbauer and Chamber President Lee Jenkins.
The Cabin Fever event at the historic Northern Pacific Depot Sunday drew this eclectic collection of supposed cabin dwellers. From left are Rachel Korfe,Paula Pappenfuss, Amy Hunter, Mary Ann Riewer, Judy Richer (in front), Bruce Tollefson and Mike Blessing. The latter two provided music all afternoon, while the others helped with kids’ games and other events, including the silent auction.