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By Ken Stern 

Maple ballfield demolition complete


August 4, 2021

THE END OF ONE ERA STARTS A NEW ONE – The Maple Avenue ballpark – called Hedlin’s Ballfield by some – has passed into history. Last Wednesday and Thursday, July 28-29, its structures were torn down, the chain link fences rolled up, their posts stacked and all was hauled away, as demolition or for recycling. By the end of August work will begin to layout Landed Gentry’s 10 home Maple Field subdivision. – Photo by Ken Stern

The development of the 10 home Maple Field subdivision began Wednesday July 25, with knocking down – demolishing – the backstop, dugouts, fencing and storage shed of the Maple Avenue ballpark. Shortly after 1 p.m. excavator construction equipment and a truck carrying a 40 yard dumpster pulled onto the property. By the end of the afternoon, the eastside fence and structures were pulled down and the debris hauled away.

La Conner little leaguers played on the field this spring. All evidence of the season has been hauled away. The Hedlin’s Family Farm sign stays, but the property...

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