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It’s only mid-August, far too soon to wish away summer. But there’s also no doubt that early signs of autumn are already evident.  If you have a canine that rouses you before the sun peeks over the eastern horizon, wanting to be let out for its “morning business,” you can hardly miss the nip in the...
Staples-Motley teammates surround Alex Schultz, center, after his game winning hit during a regular season game this year. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Volleyball summer camp
By Mark Anderson Managing Editor   Football and volleyball will be played in the spring, while cross country, girls tennis and girls swimming will have shorter seasons with fewer contests due to COVID-19 spreading in the state. No announcements were made regarding postseason competition and state...
With the signature of President Trump on Tuesday of last week, the Great American Outdoors Act of 2020 became law, a legislative package that some are calling the most significant piece of conservation legislation in a half century. The average “man-on-the-street” may have been unaware of this,...
Staples-Motley Summer Recreation’s track and field jamboree had young athletes trying out different events. Pictured, long jumpers fly into the sand and shot putters throw water balloons instead of heavy shot puts. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Staples-Motley youth volleyball players practiced at a summer camp before the state high school league pushed the varsity season to the spring because of COVID-19. At the camp, players wore masks entering the building but were able to take them off after entering the gym area. (Staples World photos...
The Staples-Motley summer rec baseball/softball jamboree was held on July 28 and 30, with players age pre-K to 3rd grade learning throwing, catching and hitting skills (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
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The Minnesota DNR certified firearm safety class is open to youth ages 11 and older. This year classes will be held at the Staples Community Center, Aug. 17-21, from 6-9 p.m. A parent is requested to stay for the first few minutes on Aug. 17. There is no cost for the class. Field Day will be...
Afloat on the family pontoon, my wife and I, our son, daughter-in-law, and almost-three-years-old granddaughter were enjoying the warming, golden rays of the last hour of daylight.  My wife, at the wheel, spotted a pair of loons off the port side; 40 yards away, give or take.  She gently cramped...

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