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Nearly 500 tickets line the walls at 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing, each indicating a donation to an area service organization, including law enforcement, fire departments and first response teams. In addition, during the month of September, past and present service members may grab a ticket to go toward their tab at the tavern. Pictured above, front row from left, are 2 Tall Tavern employees Sarah Borntreger, Briana Fischer, Kyli Larson, Hank Allord. In back is John Brichacek, owner of the tavern. (Staples Worl
Determined to bring about something positive on Sept. 11, John Brichacek, owner of 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing, launched a program called, “Never 2 Much Respect.” It’s a program to raise funds for the Motley Police Department, Motley Fire Department and First Response Team, Scandia Valley Fire...
John Regan is the new principal at Motley-Staples Middle School. He has been employed with the Staples Motley School District for two years; and prior to being hired as principal, taught math and robotics at both the middle school and high school. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Students at Motley-Staples Middle School will meet a new principal at the start of the school year Tuesday, Sept. 5. John Regan of Staples, 39, has been hired for this position, taking over for Chris Halverson who resigned this past summer. “I’m excited for the upcoming year,” Regan said recently...
Bob Jenkins of Motley is still hoping to bring ‘Music in the Park’ to his hometown before the snow flies. Jenkins spoke with the Motley City Council at their regular meeting Aug. 14, to fill them in on some information he had gleaned since he first made his request at the council’s July meeting....
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 9 - The MPD received a call from a Motley resident reporting a telephone scam. The caller had claimed to be from the power company and stated that if the person did...
Heidi Zimmerman, Motley, is pictured with the $100 check she received after taking first place at the Todd County Fair’s talent contest. (Submitted photo)
Ten-year-old Heidi Zimmerman of Motley will be competing at the Minnesota State Fair’s Amateur Talent Contest on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. She will be performing a solo dance piece. Heidi qualified for the competition after taking first place at the recent Todd County Fair, tap-dancing to Dolly...
Russell Kleinschmidt, rural Staples, holds up garlic that was planted last fall and harvested from his garden Aug. 7. The garlic is then placed on a wire mesh rack where it will stay for a couple of weeks until it is dried. At that point, the stems can be taken off. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
A lot has changed since the Staples World last caught up with Russell Kleinschmidt at Kleinschmidt Farms in rural Staples last May. Tomatoes are now in full production, as are a variety of peppers, zucchini and summer squash. He picked his first ears of sweet corn on August 8, Russell  said. Those...
The Central Lakes College Upward Bound Program will be able to help more area high school students transform into college students thanks to three federal grants totaling $3.86 million over five years. Two grants - the Mille Lacs County Upward Bound Grant and the Todd County Upward Bound Grant- are...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 2 - The MPD received a complaint regarding a stolen handsaw, hatchet and small red motorized scooter without a seat. According to the report, a juvenile had been...
At a two-plus hour budget meeting Aug. 7, the Motley City Council and the city’s department heads looked over the proposed 2018 budget and levy; and determined possible ways to decrease both. City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja provided two proposed levys. The 2018A proposed total levy was $376,461,...
Attendees of the recent Summerfest in Scandia Valley had the opportunity to witness a helicopter landing back behind the fire hall. Trained staff also offered an up close look at the aircraft and answered questions.The helicopter is owned and operated by North Memorial Health Air Care. (Staples...

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