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More photos from the Staples-Motley Little League Championship game on July 26. (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
It may be true, as English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson penned, that “In spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love.” But it’s similarly true that in August the fancy of many, myself included, turns to thoughts of fall and the arrival of the hunting seasons.  Of course, there are still...
Logan Robben at the bat, with Dillon Robben as catcher.
“It was a great summer for the Staples-Motley Youth Baseball,” according to Kevin Roline, Staples-Motley Community Education Coordinator. The Staples-Motley Summer Recreation program held their Little League championships July 26. The Little League Champions were Staples Ace Hardware, over the...
Jack Benson and Jack Adamietz of Wadena County 4H qualified for National 4H Shooting Sports in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 26-30. They participated on the Hunting Skills Team. This team competes in 3-D archery, sporting clays, and three position 22 rifle. They complete written testing in ethics,...
A great way to locate fish in midsummer is to find crayfish. Just about every kind of fish likes to chew on crayfish, especially young crayfish before they get too big and their outside skeleton gets too hard. Bass, walleye, pike and even big panfish like to munch down crayfish.  Crayfish are...
As 2016 ended and 2017 began, I – like some others who write about the outdoors – took a wait-and-see attitude on how policies under a new president might impact fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation and the environment in general. I recall writing of a first-family member’s involvement in back-...
As wondrous as Nature is, some of its processes become so familiar that we begin to take them for granted. Some species of birds migrate thousands of miles from where they’re born to where they spend the winter. Worm-like caterpillars transform miraculously into the most strikingly beautiful...
The second year of the Staples Alumni Basketball Tournament brought more players and fans, resulting in a lot of competitive action. “There was a ton of quality basketball,” said tournament organizer Colton Thompson. “We will be doing it again in 2018.” (Staples World photos by Mark Anderson)  
The Lumberbats evening game at Menahga made for a picturesque scene. (Submitted photo)
A pitchers dual lived up to expectations as the Staples Lumberbats’ Jalen Busker dueled with Midway Snurbirds starting pitcher Jake Lund July 7 in Menahga. In the end, Busker was on the short end as the Lumberbat offense squandered a couple of scoring chances. In the third inning, the Lumberbats...

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