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A Honor Roll Grade 7 Drew Berg, Adriana Dickey, Abby Dukowitz, Elizabeth Dukowitz, Bo Erholtz, Evelyn Gonzalez, Corey Hansen, Sivert Klefsaas, Addison Lorber, Isabelle Mikel, Cassidy Radueg, Klaire Storry, Amber Sullivan, Jadyn Vogel. Grade 6 Grace Allen, Jorden Bohne, Amanda Carter, Nicole Carter...
Students in the Faith Formation Class at St. Michael’s Parish in Motley took a tour of the Motley Area Food Shelf Dec. 1, after dropping off donations they had collected during November. Pictured front row from left: Jeremy Eastman, Maddison Franzen, Violette Metz, Vinnie Metz, Caleigh Cremers, David Schmit, Veronica Metz. Row two: Jackson Braith, Tucker Braith, Hunter Woidyla, Cadence Hall, Carter Mielke, Eli Roiko, Colston Cremers, Cowen Cremers, Jack Franzen, Ben Tyrrell, Kristofer Taylor, Haley Hall. Ba
Students in the Faith Formation class at St. Michael’s Church in Motley recently stopped by the Motley Area Food Shelf to make a donation. During the Month of November, the students participated in the “I am Thankful” program, which included a study of food insecurity in the area. In response to...
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that the investigation into the death of Terrence “Terry” Brisk which occurred Nov. 7th, in Belle Prairie Township, is now considered a homicide investigation.  Investigators are also now seeking the public’s help in locating a gun believed to have been...
Lacey Smieja, pictured at her new desk at city hall, has been hired as the City of Motley’s new Clerk/Treasurer. Her first official day was Nov. 1. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   Lacey Smieja, the new clerk/treasurer for the City of Motley,  believes strongly that “things happen for a reason.” Such as, her not seeing the job posting for the position until late in the game, but deciding to apply anyway, on the very last day possible....
Highway 10 in Motley is decked out for the season, thanks to Bruce Brotherton, public works supervisor, and Bryan Stevens, maintenance assistant, who hung up Christmas decorations on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.  (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Nov. 21 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to James Dixon, 56.  Nov. 20 - The MPD responded to a report of a resident who had locked herself out of her house. Assisted...
Gov. Mark Dayton recently appointed George Sutton, Cushing, to the Perpich Center for the Arts Board of Directors. His term will expire Jan. 7, 2019.  
Two people from Cushing were transported to the St. Cloud Hospital Nov. 26, following an ATV rollover on Azure Rd south of Motley. According to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), 31-year-old Jeremy Olsen was traveling north on Azure Road when he lost control, causing the ATV to roll....
Pete Erickson of Motley worked to clear snow from the sidewalk along Hwy 10 and Cedar St. in Motley Nov. 23, following the recent snowstorm. Erickson said he enjoys shoveling and helping to do his part in providing a safe walkway for pedestrians. “I usually get a compliment from the mayor every...
John Brichacek, owner of 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing (the former Hitchin Rail), is pictured at one of the granite-top tables in the remodeled bar and grill he opened Nov. 1. Brichacek has worked a variety of construction jobs over the years, but said it had been his dream for quite some time to own his own bar/restaurant. When he learned that The Hitchin Rail was for sale, he decided to make his long-time dream a reality. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The 2 Tall Tavern in Cushing is the place to go if you’re looking for fresh food, cold beer and a family-friendly environment where you can kick up your heels for awhile and share some cheer (and a few too-tall tales) with friends. John Brichacek of Motley is the owner of the Lincoln Lakes area...

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