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The Staples-Motley girls basketball team was the champion of the Little Falls tournament Dec. 29-30. They beat North Branch 70-54 in the opening round, then beat St. Cloud Apollo 64-40 in the title game. The Cardinals had two of their most complete games in the tournament. After a slow start in the...
Joe Fellman, right, along with his brother Rudy, show the 500 pound bear Joe shot on his first bear hunt. (Submitted photo)
Joe Fellman of Staples just about gave up on the idea of ever bear hunting. He’d applied for a permit many times but just couldn’t get the lucky draw. A friend convinced him to try again. He did, and finally he got a permit this past summer. Fellman had never hunted bear and didn’t really know how...
You might have a difficult time convincing a true perfectionist that “Perfect is the enemy of good.” The fact that I readily accept this wisdom suggests that I’m not much of a perfectionist, an accusation for which there is ample evidence. My willingness to embrace the imperfect must have an effect...
December 22, 2016 1. Spectrum Marketing 17-7 2. Mason Bros. 15-9 3. Ted and Gen’s 13-11 4. Staples Vet Clinic 12.5-11.5 5. Lefty’s   9.5-14.5 6. Ghost Team   5-19   High Team Series-  Lefty’s 1680 High Team Game-  Lefty’s   606   High Ind. Series/  high games Gail Judd 572 201-198-173 Ruth Lugert...
Gavin Smith scores on a fast break basket in the team’s win against Aitkin. Smith scored 18 against Aitkin and followed that up with a 21 point game at Pequot Lakes. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley boys basketball team was firing on all cylinders in a 79-47 home win against Aitkin on Dec. 20, but didn’t have enough firepower to overcome Pequot Lakes on the road, falling 85-70 on Dec. 22. Trey Skeesick was the leading scorer against Aitkin with 21 points and he added nine...
Chelsea Nanik stops an Aitkin player from getti ng a pass off. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)
The Staples-Motley girls basketball team battled two quality opponents and came out on top, beating Aitkin 65-47 on Dec. 20 and 73-62 over Park Rapids on Dec. 22. The team is now 6-1. “This was our best game from start to finish,” said Coach Craig Wolhowe about the Aitkin game. “We competed and...
The Staples-Motley pep band has been entertaining crowds before games this season with some exciting new songs and new musicians. Pictured, student Brian Sterriker, right, directs the band. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
With ice forming on Minnesota lakes, outdoor enthusiasts may be tempted to get out before ice is thick enough to support foot traffic. The Department of Natural Resources conservation officers have a message – stay off the ice until at least 4 inches of new, clear ice is present. “Each year we see...
Chris Etzler of Staples True Value offers a less expensive replacement rod and reel. (Submitted photo)
Looking over the 15 inches of new snow in our yard, it’s time to reflect on last summer and a real fishing misadventure. It was a beautiful cool July morning on Leech Lake with a slight southeasterly breeze. A perfect morning for catching a few walleye. I was fishing with two of my favorite people...

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