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Staples-Motley baseball seniors for the 2018 season, from left, Reid Busker, James Ehresman, Travis Eisel, Isaac Swendsrud and Mason Nyhus. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
With the first two weeks of the baseball season snowed out, the Staples-Motley baseball team knows they will have a lot of games to play in a short time, once the fields have dried off. The players believe they will be ready for that challenge. “We have a lot of pitchers and a lot of experience,”...
If you’re like me you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the logging industry but really, it is an industry that deserves our attention. According to the Minnesota DNR, we have 17.4 million acres of forest land counting state land and private land. Minnesota has 59 state forests with...
Staples-Motley baseball players warm up before their practice March 29. The players are still indoors due to snow, and all the outdoor baseball, softball, track and field, and golf matches have been cancelled until at least Thursday, April 12. As the games get rescheduled frequently, check the Staples-Motley school web site for the daily updates. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
A lot of Staples-Motley track and field athletes had their first competition of the season at the Heart O Lakes indoor meet held March 27 at Concordia College in Moorhead. Team results Boys 55 - 3. Jordon Carlson 7.18; 5. Chase Davis 7.26; 6. Josh Lombard 7.27; 11. Zac Carlson 7.47; 23. Sean Trana...
I’m as ardent a believer in the democratic system of government as anyone. But sometimes you have to admit it has its weak points. Winston Churchill, one of the most important world leaders of my parents’ generation, put it well when he said that “Democracy is the worst form of government, except...
Opener 2018 will be about making the correct lake decision at the last minute.
Seems like winter’s not going away any time soon as we continue to suffer through cold temperatures and rounds of snow. This has been the winter from hell but we need to have a positive outlook as we head into April. Because of the extended winter, anglers need to make some adjustments as we head...
Thursday Twilight League Bowling Wadena Lanes   March 22, 2018 1. League Champ:     Staples Vet Clinic 1,663 2. Mason Bros. 1,651 3. Lefty’s 1,620 4 Consolation Champs    Spectrum Marketing 1,660 5. Ted and Gen’s 1,504   High Team Series-  Staples Vet Clinic 1,663 High Team Game-  Spectrum...
Lisa Kossan was named Northern Division Player of the Week to open her freshman season for the MCAC spring softball league. Kossan hit .615 in her first week, which included four doubles and two home runs, one a grand slam.
Central Lakes College is announced the appointment of Brian Voigt as head coach of the Raider women’s basketball team. Voigt is well known at the college, where he has served for the past two years as both head coach for the Raiders baseball team and assistant coach for the Raiders men’s basketball...
Scott Seibert with a nice Catch, Photo and Release (CPR) sun fish. (Submitted photo)
Every year the Minnesota DNR revisits the rules regulating how many fish of each species can be kept by anglers. Most years, the overall limits stay much the same with more changes being done with individual bodies of water rather than a statewide rule change. This is done to protect waters that...
Staples-Motley girls basketball team celebrates at at the basketball banquet. Front row from left, Jenna Dvorak, McKenna Bjerga, Bella Martin, Kiara Storry and Addison Lorber; row two, Kearra Mikel, Haley Cichos, Kaila Erbe, Kiera Dumpprope and Katie Smith; back row, Francesca Giummarra, Lizzy Kobliska, Craig Wolhowe, Claire Wolhowe, Emma Gerard, Allison Cushing, Nick Doll, Stephanie Mitchell, Tab Allen, Brian Smith. (Submitted photo)
Staples-Motley girls basketball player Claire Wolhowe was named to the Mid State All Conference teeam, and also was named Honorable Mention All-State. Wolhowe finished her Staples-Motley career with 1,416 points, the second place scorer in Staples-Motley girls history, behind Jessica Beachy, and...

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