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The custodial staff at Motley-Staples Middle School (MSMS) has been hard at work preparing for the start of school Sept. 4. Pictured, from left, are Matthew Iaquinto and Tyler Gosch, student summer employees; and Kevin Klein, custodian at MSMS. Klein said that they have been busy cleaning the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 10 - 15 - The MPD issued speeding citations to six individuals. Aug. 15 - The MPD received a report of several juveniles on top of the roofs of buildings at Ernie Converse...
At least 30 boats were anchored at the north end of Crookneck Lake in Motley the afternoon of Aug. 18, enjoying music by the band Super Thieves from the Twin Cities area. JJ Parker, president of the Crookneck Lake Association said the concert was well received and might become an annual event. “We...
Scandia Valley First Responders received a $1,767 check from Lincoln Evangelical Free Church. The church raised the funds from the bluegrass gathering held Aug. 5, in the Scandia Valley Park during Scandia Valley Summerfest. Scandia Valley First Responders are men and women volunteers who give...
At a budget meeting lasting nearly three hours Aug. 20, the Motley City Council and the city’s department heads looked over the proposed 2019 budget and levy; and determined possible ways to decrease both. The 2019 proposed total levy, as presented by City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja, is $414,916...
Climate disasters, fires, war, political conflicts and neglect put manuscripts in danger of destruction. Manuscripts are books or documents that are written by hand, so each one is unique. Because of their rarity and historic value, manuscripts can also be targets for theft and illegal export. Once...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 2 - 8 - The MPD issued nine speeding citations. Aug. 4 - The MPD issued a citation to Daniel Johnson, 62, for unlawful parking in a handicapped parking space. Aug. 3 - The...
Jason Borash (center) was promoted to Police Chief for the Motley Police Department (MPD) on Aug. 13. He is pictured with Mayor Al Yoder (left) and council member Pat O’Regan, who also serves as the council liaison to the police department. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
It’s official. Jason Borash is the new Chief of Police for the City of Motley. Borash, who has been serving as the city’s Interim Police Chief since May 31, was promoted to chief at the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 13. The decision to hire Borash was unanimous. Prior to their vote,...
Lucas Niemi found a comfortable branch to sit in at the community picnic in Motley July 11. The free picnics, held once a month at Converse Park during the summer, were sponsored by the Motley Free Methodist Church. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: July 26 - Aug. 1 - The MPD issued 10 speeding citations.  July 29 - The MPD responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at BRICKS Travel Center, Motley. It turned out that the...

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