Motley

More than a year has passed since the system went online in the county  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The city of Motley recently installed repeater towers on top of City Hall to enhance the city’s 800 megahertz (MHz )radio signals. While it has helped, Police Chief Brian Madison says the entire program is still not [...]

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City Council members wonder if it’s a design flaw By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Two of the six filters in the fairly new (August 2011) wastewater treatment plant in Motley have cracked. The City Council has questions about both the integrity of the parts and the design of the facility. “Blue Water Technologies in Idaho designed the filter and [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer On Jan. 6, much of the Tri-County Livestock complex in Motley burned to the ground. Thankfully, it was Sunday evening and not many people were around. No one was hurt. Owner Joe Varner lost a 75-foot by 124-foot cattle pole building and a 60-foot by 90-foot area that housed his offices, [...]

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The Tri-County Livestock building in Motley, owned by Joe Varner, burned to the ground Sunday night, Jan. 6. A passerby on Highway 10/210 saw a haze over the building Sunday at approximately 8:30 p.m. He turned around to investigate and determined the building was on fire. He attempted to call 911, but was unsuccessful in [...]

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Tad Hoefs from Browerville the new owner By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Tom Zetah, owner of Tom’s Hardware Hank in Motley, has sold his business. The new owner, Tad Hoefs, took over ownership Monday. Zetah, born and raised south of Motley and graduated from Motley High School in 1957, purchased the hardware store from Alvie and [...]

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Motley couple first noticed erosion; feel the work is not yet finished By Tina Snell, Staff Writer About six years ago, Tom and Robin Kramer of Motley brought an erosion problem to the attention of Morrison County and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The erosion was occurring on the Long Prairie River and it was [...]

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Juanita Blackhawk has been creating art with porcupine quills for 20 years By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Juanita Blackhawk, who says she is about 3/4 Anishinabe Indian, also known as Minnesota Chippewa, is keeping one aspect of her heritage alive by both doing quill work and teaching the art to others. “I have a Heinz 57 [...]

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By Tina Snell Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com   An amendment to Motley’s ordinance concerning liquor licensing was tabled at its Tuesday night City Council meeting. Ashlee Badger came before the Council requesting the amendment for  El Loco Burrito, a new restaurant to be located on Highway 10 and Ash Street. While the city code states no [...]

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Members take turns watering and weeding flowers in Staples and Motley By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The Sprinkle and Sprout Garden Club in Motley is an active group. Formed in 1986, its mission is to beautify the communities of Motley and Staples. Twenty club members accomplish that by planting hundreds of flowers in the parks [...]

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