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Sheri Johnson enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, Clara Judd, eight; and Catherine Judd, three, at one of the Memorial Day programs in Motley May 28. In addition to being grateful for the freedoms we have in America, thanks to the service men and women in our country; Johnson’s family is...
The third annual Motley June Fest, sponsored by the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, June 16, in the City of Motley. Music, food, competitions, square dancing  and a parade are just a few of the items on this year’s agenda, which includes something for all ages....
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...

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