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Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reminds residents to make sure that their rural address sign commonly referred to as their “blue number sign” is free of snow and ice. These winter snows are piling up and in some instances covering up address signs making it difficult for responders to find your...
The Motley Area Historical Society (MAHS) elected officers at their December Christmas potluck. These included: o President - Bernice Thomson o Vice President - Gayle Quinn o Secretary - Paula Johnson o Treasurer - Sherry Miller Frisk o Membership - Robin Kramer. The MAHS meets on the second...
Stephanie Leslie (left), a member of the Piecemakers Quilt Club, presents a check for $100 to Sherry Miller Frisk of the Motley Area Food Shelf. (Submitted photo)
The Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) will no longer be the pickup point for senior frozen meals. Previously, gold tickets could be purchased at Motley City Hall and brought to the food shelf to pick up frozen dinners.  According to Sherry Miller Frisk, MAFS Director, the center in Eagle Bend had...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Jan. 2 - The MPD responded to a call of three suspicious males in the Northwood grocery store in Motley.  Dec. 29 - The MPD received a report of a gas drive-off in the amount...
With temperatures nearing 40 degrees Jan. 5, area boys ditched their winter coats during a game of hockey at the ice rink in Motley. In lower photo, from left, are Simon Johnson, 17, and Charlie Johnson, 13, both of Motley; and Cael Sams, 16, of Cushing. The boys said they try to spend time at the...
    A number of stories were collected throughout Motley, Pillager, Cushing and the surrounding area during 2018. A few highlights of the past year are included below. January o After nearly 43 years of service with the Pillager Fire Department (PFD), Randy Lee retired and resigned as chief. During...
Students in Amanda Toft’s Community Art class at Motley-Staples Middle School are in the beginning stages of creating signs to share Cardinal Spirit with the community. Pictured, from left, sixth graders Ryan Neelan and Ellie Lange trace stencils which will be used to paint a variety of programs...
One boy is dead and two others injured following a one-vehicle crash north of Little Falls in Green Prairie Township the early evening of Dec. 15. According to Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen, 15-year-old Riley Ballou of Randall was traveling east on Forest Road when the vehicle he was driving...
At their regular meeting Dec. 10, the Motley City Council approved the total levy for 2019 ($375,938), a two percent increase from last year’s certified levy of  $368,567. They also adopted the final budget for 2019 as presented. The total certified levy includes sums of money from the following...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: Dec. 7 - 12 - The MPD issued speeding citations to Terah Hollen, 25; Bonita Chandler, 57. Dec. 9 - The MCSO received a 911 call with an open line. A child could be heard...

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