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Once a month, sixth and seventh grade students in LaRae Bjorge’s math class at Motley-Staples Middle School (MSMS) have the opportunity to ditch their regular text books and learn by playing cribbage instead. This is the fourth year they have done this, Bjorge said of the cribbage program which...
Brian Sterriker (front), one of the assistant directors of the Motley-Staples Middle School play, ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin,’ helped choreograph one of the dance numbers for the show recently.  The play will be presented Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m., at Centennial Auditorium in Staples. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The Motley-Staples Middle School will present the musical, ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m. Based on a poem by Robert Browning, the show is directed by Kevin Olsen. Assistant directors are Brian Sterriker and...
Volunteers with the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) helped stock shelves Feb. 23, as well as assist clients that stopped by for grocery items that day. Pictured, from left, are Marilyn O’Regan, Diana Miller, Florence Berndt, Bob Miller, all of Motley. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) has a goal of collecting $22,000 during March, designated as ‘Food Share Month’ in Minnesota. This is a unique opportunity to stretch incoming dollars to feed more people.  The Minneapolis Council of Churches has an allocation fund, which matches proportionally the...
The Central Minnesota CEO students had good weather for their Frosty 5K fun run and walk held Feb. 11 in Verndale.
The Central Minnesota CEO students hosted a Frosty 5K Run/Walk with 28 runners/walkers in Verndale as their class event Feb. 11.  The race started and finished at the Verndale Community Center. Students had the registration table,  held a silent auction and offered hot chocolate, water and fruit....
Horsemanship classes, hosted by Acorn Hill EAAT, will be held at Upper Oak Farm in rural Motley, owned by Ty and Kelly Peterson beginning in March. The Petersons are pictured with their horses Snow White (left) and Prince Charming. The sessions, PONIES4U, are for horse lovers ages eight - 16 and will be held on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
In 1988, Kelly Peterson, now of rural Motley, thought she had her life all mapped out.  A freshman at Bemidji State University, Kelly had dreams of going into business and one day making a lot of money.  That all changed, however, the night she and her college-boyfriend were hit by a drunk driver...
Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Feb. 13 - The MPD received a call from a resident in Motley regarding her lost wallet. Feb. 13 - The MPD assisted Cass County Sheriff’s Department with an unruly subject at the 12000 block of 57th Ave SW in...
Submitted by Todd County Health and Human Services   o Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. o Some conditions and lifestyle choices increase a person’s chance for heart disease, including diabetes, overweight and obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity, and...
A Honor Roll Grade 7 Lily Albertson, Grace Allen, Luke Bates, Jade Birkholtz, Amanda Carter, Nicole Carter, Emilya Case, William Dolezal, Nevaeh Fratzke, Jazmyn Hall, Isabelle Halvorson, Gabrealle Hegge, Starr Hofstedt, Corrine Japke, Wyatt Kobliska, Georgia Kruchten, Landon Mertens, Chase Mikel,...
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage.  The following crops have a 2018 NAP application deadline of:   o March 15, 2018 - Spring-...
Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Feb. 7 - The MPD received a report of theft at the 600 block of Hwy 10 S., Motley. Feb. 5 - The MPD received a report that a soap machine at the laundromat in Motley had been ripped off the wall and taken from...

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