Staples-Motley Summer Recreation held the Little League Championship on July 24, with Motley Dairy Queen facing Staples Ace Hardware. Pictured above and below, scenes from the game. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced the results of its 2018 spring breeding duck survey. It found that overall duck numbers were up 9% from 2017, 14% above the average over the last 10 years, and 12% above the long-term average over the last 50 years.  Over a 2-...
Tower Pizza faced STEP in the Little League third place game on July 25. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Staples-Motley Babe Ruth baseball team played three competitive games at the state tournament. They won one of the three, but showed they can play with the best teams in the state. Coach Greg Kossan had the following to say about the tournament: “After disappointing play in the district...
The Staples-Motley T-Ball league has been playing on Wednesday nights during the summer. Pictured, players bat, catch and throw as they enjoy learning the sport of baseball. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
Most of us would understand the term “amphibious” to mean by-water, or over-water. The invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the South Pacific islands occupied by the Japanese during World War II exemplifies this meaning of the term. Barge-like boats optimistically called “landing craft” carried...
The Staples-Motley 15U Babe Ruth Team finished 2nd in the Timberline League and District Tournament and has earned a #2 Seed in the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Warroad July 26-29. For the District Tournament, the team is able to draft two players from another team in their league, and the Cardinals picked up two players from Wadena-Deer Creek. Pictured, back row from left, Coach Jeff Halverson, Hunter Martin, Chase Nordlund, Damon Halverson, Cade Schmidt, Cole Winkels, Zach Shaw, Coach Mike Schmidt; front
Staples-Motley will play in the 15U Babe Ruth State Tournament after finishing second in the District Tournament July 20-22 in Bemidji. “There was a lot of clutch hitting and clutch pitching,” said Cardinal Coach Greg Kossan. Staples-Motley opened the tournament with a 4-2 win over the Bemidji...
Damon Halverson tags out a runner at third base.  
The Staples-Motley 15U Babe Ruth baseball team that placed second in their league tournament, qualifying for the district playoffs. Front row from left, coach Greg Kossan, Josh Kossan, Cade Schmidt, bat boy Elija “Fuzz” Kossan, Tanner Robben, Payton Bjerga, Nate Nyhus; back row, Coach Jeff Halverson, Joe Tyrrell, Hunter Martin, Cole Winkels, Conner Fox, Damon Halverson, Coach Mike Martin, Coach Mike Schmidt. (Submitted photo)
The Staples-Motley Babe Ruth 15-under baseball team took the longest route possible to get to the championship game of their league tournament, and their second place finish qualified them for the district playoffs, starting Thursday, July 20, at Bemidji. In their first tournament game against...
It happened as I was adjusting a sprinkler during a watering session, in the seemingly endless process of keeping new grass alive. A tiny chipping sparrow flitted in, landing in a chokecherry bush in the middle of my sprinkler pattern. A shower of droplets dripped from the leaves, which were...


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