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Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: April 8 - The MPD received an anonymous report of a large box full of unused diabetic insulin needles that had been left on top of the clothing/shoes drop box located at...
Pat Beutz is the owner of FCA Auto Sales in Motley, located at 496 Hwy 10 S. He took over the business (formerly known as Integrity Motors) on April 1. He grew up in the auto business and has been in and out of it for the past 30 years. On display at his Motley office is a photo of his grandfather, Clarence Beutz; dad, John Beutz; and uncle, Jim Beutz, dubbed ‘The Good Boys,’ who were all in the automobile business. Pat Beutz is happy to carry on the tradition. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Pat Beutz, owner of FCA Auto Sales in Motley since April 1, is carrying on a family tradition of selling and servicing vehicles. “I grew up in the car business,” he said recently, adding that he’s been in and out of the business for the past 30 years. A Mankato native, Beutz learned early on about...
Bernice Thomson (left) and Fran Kokett, members of the Sprinkle & Sprout garden club, gave an update at the recent Motley City Council meeting. The council approved their request for funds to go toward the club’s projects, which include planting and maintaining flowers in several barrels around...
Students at Staples-Motley High School hosted two ‘hat days’ during March to collect donations for both the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) and Staples Area Food Shelf (SAFS). They raised a total of $516.50, which was split between the two organizations. Pictured, from left, are Jasmine Braith, SMHS...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management reminds everyone that Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8 - 12. On Thursday, April 11, Morrison County will participate in the statewide tornado drills, with sirens being activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Outdoor warning sirens and...
Recent reports from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) included the following: o April 3 - The CCSO assisted at an incident at the 9500 block of 75th Ave. SW in Motley. o April 2 - The CCSO responded to an incident at the 300 block of E. Second St. S., Pillager. o April 4 - The CCSO responded...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: April 3 - The MPD reported patrolling through Motley, along with the Public Works Director, creating a nuisance list of properties that had various city ordinance violations....
First International Bank & Trust (FIBT) announced the Fifth Annual Live First Community Giving Campaign. Members within bank communities are encouraged to apply for a Live First Community Grant, with awards totaling $25,000 for projects and causes making a difference within the communities....
Larry (left) and Marlys Wilson of Buffalo stopped by the Staples World April 5, to search the archives for historical information regarding the large home in Motley known as the ‘Motley Castle.’ They were there on behalf of the Wilson family, Larry said, going on to say that it is their...
The Leader Lions held a pancake breakfast at Swan Valley Lutheran Church March 17, with  all proceeds ($800) given to the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS). Pictured above, front row from left: Sandy Smith, JoAnn Lund, Deb Alexander, Deb Shake, Stewart Weibesick, Linda Johnson. Back row: Bill Smith, Ed...

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