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A variety of vegetables from area gardens have been donated to the Motley Area Food Shelf this summer and enjoyed by a number of clients. Pictured above recently are food shelf volunteers Pearl Dingman (left) and Jomyla Choate.   In lower photo, sunflowers are now in full bloom at the Motley...
Dozens of people stopped by the Dairy Queen in Motley Aug. 14, to show their support for The Repairer of Breaches School located in Cazale, Haiti. The benefit was organized by Nick and Staci Schultz of Staples, owners of the Motley DQ. Several volunteers helped throughout the three-hour fundraising...
The custodial staff at Motley-Staples Middle School (MSMS) has been hard at work preparing for the start of school Sept. 4. Pictured, from left, are Matthew Iaquinto and Tyler Gosch, student summer employees; and Kevin Klein, custodian at MSMS. Klein said that they have been busy cleaning the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 10 - 15 - The MPD issued speeding citations to six individuals. Aug. 15 - The MPD received a report of several juveniles on top of the roofs of buildings at Ernie Converse...
At least 30 boats were anchored at the north end of Crookneck Lake in Motley the afternoon of Aug. 18, enjoying music by the band Super Thieves from the Twin Cities area. JJ Parker, president of the Crookneck Lake Association said the concert was well received and might become an annual event. “We...
Scandia Valley First Responders received a $1,767 check from Lincoln Evangelical Free Church. The church raised the funds from the bluegrass gathering held Aug. 5, in the Scandia Valley Park during Scandia Valley Summerfest. Scandia Valley First Responders are men and women volunteers who give...
At a budget meeting lasting nearly three hours Aug. 20, the Motley City Council and the city’s department heads looked over the proposed 2019 budget and levy; and determined possible ways to decrease both. The 2019 proposed total levy, as presented by City Clerk/Treasurer Lacey Smieja, is $414,916...
Climate disasters, fires, war, political conflicts and neglect put manuscripts in danger of destruction. Manuscripts are books or documents that are written by hand, so each one is unique. Because of their rarity and historic value, manuscripts can also be targets for theft and illegal export. Once...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Aug. 2 - 8 - The MPD issued nine speeding citations. Aug. 4 - The MPD issued a citation to Daniel Johnson, 62, for unlawful parking in a handicapped parking space. Aug. 3 - The...
Jason Borash (center) was promoted to Police Chief for the Motley Police Department (MPD) on Aug. 13. He is pictured with Mayor Al Yoder (left) and council member Pat O’Regan, who also serves as the council liaison to the police department. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
It’s official. Jason Borash is the new Chief of Police for the City of Motley. Borash, who has been serving as the city’s Interim Police Chief since May 31, was promoted to chief at the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 13. The decision to hire Borash was unanimous. Prior to their vote,...

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