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Closing up a seasonal cabin in the fall is a bittersweet event. Another year of memory making has come to an end, and – except for day-trips, or “checking-on-things” visits – there will be few if any extended stays until warm weather returns, the ground has thawed and the old sand-point well can...
Amber Robben lands in the sand during the long jump.
The Staples-Motley track and field teams competed in the Foley Invitational April 21, with eight teams competing in both the girls and boys. Coach Bruce Fuhrman said both the girls and boys teams are doing well with their top competitors and are looking for some of the other athletes in each event...
It’s been said that the path of political and social change resembles the motion of a clock’s pendulum, following a trajectory from right to left and back again, sometimes to extremes in one direction or another. This certainly seems the case with state lawmakers since the 2016 elections. Both the...
Travis VanOverbeke, Athletic Director at Staples-Motley High School, has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, VanOverbeke has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and...
The Staples-Motley track and field team ran in their first outdoor meet on April 11, at Wadena-Deer Creek.   Max Giza won three individual events in the boys, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault. Millie Klefsaas won in the girl’s 100 hurdles and pole vault. Team results Boys results (11 teams)...
Beck Erholtz shot a 71 in the first meet of the year as the Staples-Motley boys golf team competed with some high level teams in the Detroit Lakes Invite held April 13. Erholtz finished fifth at Lakeview Golf course with scores; Tyler Helling 80, Jack Benson 81, Finn Erholtz 83, Alex Giza 90 and...
I can hardly wait for the Minnesota fishing opener. I am not alone!. Minnesota has over 1.4 million licensed fishing anglers. 65% of those anglers are male and 35% are female. Of course, not of all them will be fishing on the opener, but the number who are will be huge.  Minnesota has over 5,400...
The recent news that Gander Mountain, a St. Paul based company, is filing for bankruptcy is very alarming to those of us who work in the sporting industry. Gander Mountain has 162 stores in 27 states. Most stores have 20-30 full time employees and 20-30 seasonal and part-time employees. The company...
The 2016-17 Thursday Twilight League Champs at Wadena Bowling Lanes are, left to right: Deb Punt, Jackie Perius and Helen Leaderbrand of the Spectrum Marketing Team. (Submitted photo)  
The Staples-Motley girl’s softball team played well in all phases of the game to win their season opener April 10 at Aitkin with a 5-3 score. “We’re extremely pleased with the girls’ performances,” said Coach Bruce Onischuk. “We hit the ball and played very well defensively.” Jenna Trantina had two...

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