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Two people sustained minor injuries as the result of a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 10 in Motley Aug. 6. According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m., one mile south of Motley in Motley Township. Their report states that 23-year-old Thomas Holker of...
Nine-year-old Kahlan Johnson of Fort Ripley spent some time befriending an alpaca at the petting zoo in Cushing Aug. 3, one of several children’s activities offered during Summerfest. She attended the event with her grandma Robin Johnson and great-grandma Pat Biddle, both of Motley. The petting zoo...
Don and Jeanette Wippler of Cushing enjoyed the sweet corn and barbecued turkey meal at the Scandia Valley Fire Hall during last weekend’s Summerfest in Cushing. The annual Firemen’s BBQ was a fundraiser for the Scandia Valley Fire Department. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: July 25 - The MPD issued a citation to Julie Leaks, 61, for not moving over for an emergency vehicle. July 19 - 23 - The MPD issued 12 speeding citations.  July 2 - The MPD...
Garnett (Granby) Noble of Staples  and Gay (Granby) Swecker of Motley enjoyed some onion rings at the Growler’s Day event in Leader July 28. The sisters grew up five miles northwest of Leader and shared memories of trips to the Leader Creamery when they were children. They said they never dreamed...
A number of activities were available to children at the recent Growler’s Gathering event in Leader. Pictured at the fishing pool, from left, are Ashlyn, Allison and Aiden Winter from Oylen; and Hannah, Willow and Noah Modess of Baxter. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Sisters Kyleena Rudlang (left) and Bailey Weiland from Leader participated at the annual Growler’s Day parade July 28, dressed up as mermaids. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Do you have a friend, family member or neighbor who is age 60 or older who would benefit from nutritious meals? The Senior Nutrition Program managed by Lutheran Social Services (LSS) will have frozen meals availabe at the Motley Area Food Shelf located at 697 3rd Ave. S, Motley. Meals will be...
Morey’s Seafood International’s February water and sewer bill was reduced by nearly $43,000 at the Motley City Council’s regular meeting July 16. This decision came after a rather lengthy discussion between the council and Ron Denning, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Morey’s. Denning...
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen facilitated at a recent ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event at Countryside Restaurant in Motley. The event was sponsored by the Morrison County Prescription Drug Task Force and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office. Approximately 20 community members attended and...

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