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A Honor Roll Grade 7 Morgan Becker, Drew Berg, Adriana Dickey, Abby Dukowitz, Elizabeth Dukowitz, Bo Erholtz, Evelyn Gonzalez, Corey Hansen, Brookelyn Huisenga, Kaylee Johnson, Sivert Klefsaas, Addison Lorber, Isabelle Mikel, Cassidy Radueg, Malaya Reem, Iain Sams, Joshua Schimpp, Amber Sullivan,...
The Motley City Council will wait to discuss making changes to the city’s employee pay scale/step structure until their regular meetng in February. This was a decision made at a special meeting Jan. 23, which had been scheduled to discuss this issue, as well as to approve the consent agenda. After...
Motley-Staples Middle School 6th graders in LaRaye Bjorge’s elective CTE class, Extreme Eccentric  Engineering, are pictured with a catapult they built. From left are Landon Mertens, Noah Greenwaldt, Ethan Zerfoss. The boys said that their catapult was able to shoot a marble up to 130 ft. in the school hallway.
Motley-Staples Middle School students in grades six and seven had the opportunity to present their Career Technical Education (CTE) Showcase Jan. 13, for projects completed during the first semester. The CTE classes are electives representing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash with injuries, at approximately 10:47 a.m. on Jan. 13, near the intersection of 330th St. in Scandia Valley Township, south of Pillager.  According to the sheriff’s office, Shawn Scheerle, 52, of Cushing, was traveling south on...
Art students at Motley-Staples Middle School, along with their teacher Amanda Olson, decorated the office of school secretary Maggie Borg Jan. 13, in honor of her 40th birthday. Borg (above) said she was very surprised when she arrived at work that day; and very touched by the thoughtfulness of...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 11 - The MPD assisted in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle which resulted in the arrest of Grant Elmer Stokes, 47. According to the report, MPD Chief Ron Smith heard a...
The Motley City Council recently  held their first regular meeting of 2017, with a new mayor and new council member on board, as well as two returning council members. Pictured above, from left, are Nate Douglas, beginning his first council term; Mayor Al Yoder, who formerly served as a council member; council member Amy Hutchison; and re-elected council member Steve Johnson. There is one vacant council seat, which will be filled at the council’s regular meeting in February, per council vote (see story for
Al Yoder, Motley’s new mayor, presided at his first city council meeting Jan. 10, 2017. Joining him at the table were Nate Douglas, beginning his first term as council member, and veteran council members Amy Hutchison and Steve Johnson. One seat on the council still needs to be filled and the...
Taking the oath of office, is Mayor Al Yoder.
Motley Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja facilitated a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected city officers Jan. 4.  (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Motley Police, Motley Fire Department, Staples Ambulance and state patrol were at the scene of a one-vehicle crash the morning of Jan. 5, on the Hwy 210 bridge in Motley. Motley Police Chief Ron Smith said the woman driver hit some ice, lost control and crashed into the side of the bridge. There...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 4 - The MPD was parked in front of the fire hall and observed a male walking east on Cedar St. W. and then north on Hwy 10. The juvenile was not dressed for the...

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