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Some of the students from the St. John’s Lutheran Church confirmation class and Cindy Koopmann’s new bell choir enjoyed a hockey game at the Motley rink recently on what was one of the coldest nights of the winter. The group warmed up with hot chocolate at the church. From left are Tessa Danielson...
Delvin Durheim, Todd County Farm Bureau vice president; Representative Ron Kresha (R-Little Falls); Roger Zastrow, Todd County Farm Bureau president; and Roger Smith, Morrison County Farm Bureau president.
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) held their Council of County Presidents meeting on Feb. 21 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul with nearly 190 Farm Bureau leaders, elected and appointed officials in attendance. County Farm Bureau presidents heard from state legislators, as well...
Zachary Todd Anderson has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in regard to the 2016 abduction, sexual assault and murder  of five-year old Alayna Jeanne Ertl, found dead in the Wilderness Park area north of Motley on Aug. 20 of that year. According to Cass County...
Over 245 people participated at the 12th Annual Snow Golf Tournament on Lake Alexander Feb. 17, Golfers hailed from all across Minnesota, as well as Colorado, New York and Germany. The event, their largest to date,  was sponsored by the Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions. “There was a great turnout for...
Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: Feb. 19 - The MPD paged out Motley Fire Dept. and Staples Ambulance in regard to an incident at the 300 block of Cedar St. E, Motley. Feb. 15 - The MPD received a call regarding a disoriented male walking near...
Brothers Simon and Charlie Johnson of Motley were busy shoveling out their family’s driveway Feb. 23, after nearly 10 inches of snow fell in the area. Two days later, shovels and snowplows were busy again, as the area was hit with another six inches of snow. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
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...
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...

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