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Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 28 - The MPD responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft at the 400 block of Pine Ave S., Motley. Aug. 28 - The MPD received a report of a fraudulent check used at...
Kristina Haataja (right), new orchestra director at Staples-Motley Schools, introduced herself to students at the school’s open house Aug. 28. Also pictured are eighth graders Ellie Moulton (left) and Isabel Birkholtz who both play viola. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 15 - 21 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Mason Nyhus, 19; Jeremy Dombrovski, 42; Cade Schultz, 18; Justine Kapitzke, 26; Joseph Berkland, 20; Justin Fredrickson, 20...
Joe Reigstad has come on board at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church as its new associate pastor. His main emphasis will be working with the church’s youth. He is pictured in the youth room where young people gather for Bible study, music and fellowship. Youth group kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 11, and will meet at Camp Shamineau. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Joe Reigstad is excited to be a part of the ministry at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing, of which he is the new associate pastor. He came on board a few weeks ago, joining forces with his dad, Don Reigstad, the church’s senior pastor; and his mom,...
While attending the grand opening for the Little Cardinals Academy Family Center in Motley Aug. 13, Melanie (Dumpprope) Csorgo of Browerville, (above, second from left) noticed her mother’s name written along with others who graduated from Motley High School. “She graduated with the class of 1966...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 14 - The MPD responded to a report of a break-in at the 300 block of 1st Ave. S., Motley. Aug. 14 - The MPD received a report of a person shoplifting at Orton’s in Motley...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Concerns about the city’s animal ordinance and its nuisance list were brought up during the public forum portion of the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 12. Concerning the animal ordinance, Ethan Ellingsen of Motley said he feels new solutions are...
Attendees of the recent grand opening for the Little Cardinal Academy Family Center in Motley were treated to a free meal. Pictured above, from left, are Jada, Hugo and Elwen Ellingsen; and Mikayla Richards, all of Motley. In addition to supper, the celebration included a variety of activities and...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Concerns about the city’s animal ordinance and its nuisance list were brought up during the public forum portion of the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 12. Concerning the animal ordinance, Ethan Ellingsen of Motley said he feels new solutions are...
Ken Swecker of Motley is providing temporary assistance at Motley City Hall, answering phones and greeting people who stop by. The city’s clerk/treasurer is currently out on maternity leave, and the former administrative/accounting assistant recently resigned. Swecker anticipates his temporary job will last into October. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   When he noticed the ad in the paper about the City of Motley’s need for temporary help at city hall, Ken Swecker decided to respond.  Not only did it sound like something he’d enjoy doing, but it seemed to be the sort of work that fit with his background....

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