Staples

“Daybreak,” one of Central Minnesota’s most versatile musical groups, will kick off the Music in the Park series in Staples Sunday, July 13, at 7 p.m. The audience can expect to hear hits from the 40s through today’s top classics; “From Sinatra to Buble.” Daybreak is anchored by Minnesota Rock and Roll and Country Hall [...]

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Gary Timbs will bring his combination of blues, rockabilly, country and gospel rooted in the deep South, to Centennial Auditorium in Staples Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Timbs is an Atlanta native and a Nashville music veteran. He is a dynamic performer who has toured with several acclaimed groups, including the Grammy-winning Statesmen Quartet [...]

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The Staples Area Men’s Chorus (SAMC) is working in collaboration with seven other area music groups hopes to start a tradition this year. SAMC will debut its first collaborative community performance involving high school and community musical groups from other area cities. This Christmas collaboration features the famous musical work of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” kicking [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Dozens of abandoned, lost and stolen animals have been rescued by Linda Rowe of Browerville and Sabrina Meek of rural Staples throughout their lifetimes. That number has been rising sharply since June, when they decided to combine their efforts and organize a rescue network. “We’ve been rescuing animals since we [...]

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The Barley Jacks, led by fiddler Brian Wicklund, will bring their blend of bluegrass and Celtic roots to Centennial Auditorium in Staples Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw-dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum [...]

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Teaching others about healthy eating and sustainability keeps him very busy  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Mel Wiens retired in 2001, but one would never know it by his busy schedule. When Wiens left the University of Minnesota, he left with a degree in agriculture and his first job was teaching in Cannon Falls. He learned [...]

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Romaine lettuce is Thoele’s main crop, but tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers round it off  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Barry Thoele has lived in Morrison or Todd County for several decades and has always been an entrepreneur of sorts. He once was a fishing guide in the Lincoln Lakes Area and seined his own minnows, selling [...]

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Elisa Korenne will open the Summer Music in the Park Series in Staples Sunday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Korenne’s performing experience spans pop-rock and funk-rock bands, an Israeli blues band, a cappella singing groups, theater, and, most recently, the pop-rock-folk troubadour tradition. “One of the best albums we’ve ever heard,” said a reviewer of [...]

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Members take turns watering and weeding flowers in Staples and Motley By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Sprinkle and Sprout Garden Club in Motley is an active group. Formed in 1986, its mission is to beautify the communities of Motley and Staples. Twenty club members accomplish that by planting hundreds of flowers in the parks [...]

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