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The Motley Lions recently donated $2,000 to the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) with funds used to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys. A total of 92 turkeys were given out at the food shelf during the Month of November. Pictured at the food shelf, from left, are Sherry Miller Frisk, MAFS Director; Lion...
December 11 marked the third Sunday in Advent, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Pictured above at Motley United Methodist Church, Connie and Harvey Macheel light the third Advent candle of the season and lead the congregation in...
At their regular meeting Dec. 12, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2017 ($358,206), a 3.4 percent increase from last year’s certified levy of  $346,428. They also adopted the final budget for 2017 as presented. Prior to voting on the levy and budget, the public was given an...
The Motley gym was packed wall to wall for the Motley-Staples Middle School Christmas Concert on Dec. 12. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Nov. 30 - The MPD and MCSO responded to a call from BRICKS Travel Plaza in Motley regarding suspicious activity. Report states that the Staples Police had dropped off a...
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)  

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