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The Morrison County Fair in Motley opens Friday, June 15 and runs through Sunday, June 17. ‘Entry day’ is Thursday, June 14. The fair is being held in conjunction with June Fest. Highlights include a Bull Bash on Friday evening and a demo derby at on Saturday. Both events will be held at the...
Jason Borash of Randall has been appointed Interim Chief for the Motley Police Department. He will begin his duties May 31. (Staples World file photo)
Jason Borash has been hired as a temporary Interim Police Chief for the Motley Police Department. He will begin his duties May 31, training alongside the current Chief Ron Smith, who is retiring at the end of that day. The Motley City Council approved Borash’s appointment at their regular meeting...
Drivers came from all over the state competing for prizes at the Spring Fling Demo Derby in Motley. The annual event was held May 19, at the Motley Fairgrounds. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The grandstand at the Motley Fairgrounds was filled with cheering fans May 19, at the annual Spring Fling Demo Derby. There were four competing classes at the event, with dozens of drivers hailing from all over Minnesota. The winners in each class are listed below. Motley Fair Board President...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: May 15 - The MPD issued a citation to Yvonne Shegrud, 36; driving after revocation. May 15 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to Brady Perschau, 19. May 14 - The MPD...
LaDonna Peterson, Gwen Adams, Arla Allen, Marinell Philipp, Gayle Quinn, Bernice Thomson, Marlene Prodahl.
A special Ladies Tea, hosted by the Good Deeds & Needs Club, was held at the United Methodist Church in Motley May 19. Attendees, donned in dress hats, were served a variety of food items in keeping with a traditional English Tea.  Although it was not intentional, the luncheon coincided with...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: May 9 - The MPD received a report from the Motley-Staples Middle School that for several nights a group of young people have been hanging out on the playground and smoking....
Dan Carlson (above right), Minnesota Math Corps tutor at Motley-Staples Middle School, goes over a multiplication lesson with seventh-grader Cody Carry. Carry has been meeting with Carlson two times a week since the end of January and says his math skills have improved a lot in a few short months. Carlson currently works with 12 students each week. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
After coming out of retirement for the second time, Dan Carlson of rural Motley is finding fulfillment by serving as a Minnesota Math Corps tutor at Motley-Staples Middle School (MSMS). “I wanted to give back,” said Carlson, who previously served more than 35 years in Minnesota law enforcement......
Visiting the Minnesota State Capitol was one of the places fifth graders at Motley-Staples Middle School visited April 19. The field trip also included a stop at the Science Museum where students experienced a movie at the Omnitheater. Fifth grade teachers Alina Robinson, Dawn Weite and Lisa...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: May 2 - The MPD responded to a call regarding a resident at a group home in rural Motley that was out of control. The responding officer transported the resident to Lakewood...
Loren and Kathy Morey of Motley are pictured in front of the A-36 Bonanza airplane that is owned by a group of four, including the Moreys. The aircraft was purchased in 1979. Loren Morey is holding the Master Pilot award he received April 28 at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport. (Submitted photo)
Loren Morey was in the seventh grade when he read a book about a kid who flew from Wichita, Kansas all the way to Alaska.  “I’d like to do that someday,” the Motley native remembers thinking. Little did he know that his dream of flying would become a reality; and that 60-plus years later he would...

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