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Chuck Deeter from Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji gave a presentation on fire at the Motley-Staples Middle School Dec. 15. The program was sponsored by the Friends of the Staples Public Library. Pictured above, sixth-grader Dakota Henniger watched as Deeter sets fire to a dollar bill the...
A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Cushing and the surrounding area during 2016. A few highlights of the past year are included below. January o The Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) welcomed Sherry (Miller) Frisk as its new director. It’s a position previously held by Sharon Stone....
National Guard members from Camp Ripley stopped by the Motley Area Food Shelf Dec. 23, with donations of grocery items weighing 1,164 pounds; and a monetary donation of $185. Pictured from left, are CSM Mike Worden, SSG Tim Krouth, SPC Jeff Jensen, LTC Chad Sacket.  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 21 - The MPD issued a citation to Terry Neely, 68, for driving with a revoked license. Dec. 15 - 21 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Andrew Larson, 34; Mohamed...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 5 - The MPD assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a one-vehicle rollover at mile marker 103 on State Hwy 210 in Motley. Dec. 3 - The MPD responded to a call...
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...

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