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Loren and Kathy Morey of Motley are pictured in front of the A-36 Bonanza airplane that is owned by a group of four, including the Moreys. The aircraft was purchased in 1979. Loren Morey is holding the Master Pilot award he received April 28 at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport. (Submitted photo)
Loren Morey was in the seventh grade when he read a book about a kid who flew from Wichita, Kansas all the way to Alaska.  “I’d like to do that someday,” the Motley native remembers thinking. Little did he know that his dream of flying would become a reality; and that 60-plus years later he would...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: April 25 - The MPD received a call from a resident who reported one of her neighbors has four pigs at their house near 5th Ave. S. The pigs are in a pen attached to the back...
Sixth and seventh graders at Motley-Staples Middle School attended WE Day at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul last November. The annual event, which was attended by approximately 18,000 students and educators, is “an unparalleled celebration of young people committed to making a difference.” Pictured above, back row from left: Joshua White, Seth Larson, Evan Allen, Westen Bjerga, Amy Rollins, Steffany Sullivan, Kailer Ecker, Carson Trantina, Nicole Carter, Aften Robinson, Amanda Carter. Middle row: Brayde
Sixth and seventh grade students at Motley-Staples Middle School (MSMS) were inspired to make a difference in the world after attending the WE Day event in St. Paul last November. According to information at their website, “We Day is an unparalleled celebration of young people committed to making a...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: April 8 - The MPD received a call from Motley Express regarding a gasoline theft. April 6 - The MPD assisted Minnesota State Patrol with a two car collision at US Hwy 10 and...
As of April 19, ice was still hanging on at the Crow Wing River near Motley. A few miles south along the Long Prairie River, the ice had mostly gone out and there were reports of complete ice-outs in the Staples area around April 14. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Pillager Schools will host a community celebration on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27, at the greenhouses located behind the school. The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Arbor Day events will include tours of the greenhouses, informational booths, tree give-aways, games and...
A Honor Roll Grade 7 Lily Albertson, Grace Allen, Luke Bates, Grace Bendson, Topanga Braith, Amanda Carter, Nicole Carter, Emilya Case, William Dolezal, Camryn Ferris, Mariah Fisk, Nevaeh Fratzke, Jazmyn Hall, Isabelle Halvorson, Starr Hofstedt, Sarina Huepenbecker, Caitlin Jasmer, Grace Jennissen...
Kyle Frisk is the current Fire Chief for the Motley Fire Department (MFD).  Joining him in leadership are Brad Olson, 1st Asst. Chief; and Jace Carlson, 2nd Asst. Chief. The three veteran firefighters were appointed to their new positions in early April. Frisk has been a member of the MFD for the...
At their monthly training meeting in April, members of the Motley Fire Department participated in an exercise involving rescue lift air bags. The session was facilitated by 2nd Asst. Chief Jace Carlson. When used properly, these air bags are able to lift heavy vehicles, enabling rescue workers to...
“Wolves at our Door,” a program led by Cassiopeia (Cassi) Camara, Outreach Educator with the International Wolf Center in Ely, was presented to students at Motley-Staples Middle School recently. The program included a power point presentation and a variety of wildlife artifacts which students were able to handle. Pictured above, Camara speaks to seventh graders about wolf pack territories in Minnesota. Seated, from left, are William Dolezal, Emilya Case, Seth Larson. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Students in grades 4 - 7 at Motley-Staples Middle School had the opportunity recently to attend a special program presented by the International Wolf Center (IWC) in Ely. The program, “Wolves at Our Door,” was facilitated by Cassiopeia (Cassi) Camara, Outreach Educator with the IWC. It was held in...

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