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A number of bounce games were set up at the Motley Fairgrounds June 17 - 19, offering free entertainment for children of all ages. Pictured above, playing one of the games, are Chayce Thimmesch, six, of Motley; and Skyler Hill, nine, of Pillager.   
Dozens of people cheered on the famous LA (Leader Area) Racing Pigs last weekend at the Bear’s Den in Leader. Emcee and owner Gary Dauer will be taking his family-friendly show on the road to the Motley Fairgrounds June 18, as part of June Fest. Show times are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., in the horse...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: June 8 - The MPD escorted the rolling 9/11 Memorial Truck through the City of Motley along with the Motley Fire Dept., as far as Staples, where the Staples Fire Dept. was...
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   An update on the City of Motley’s water treatment plant project; and a look at potential well sites for the city were two items addressed at the regular city council meeting June 13. Engineer Brian Guldan, with Bolton & Menk, Inc., Mankato, attended the...
Nathaniel Rubink was the recipient of a new bicycle at a Motley Elementary student gathering on May 23. The bike was donated to the school and the donor only specified that it be given to a student who does good work at the school. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)  
Jordan Ausland, recent graduate at Pillager Area Charter School, recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Pillager & Area Lions Club. Pictured at left, from left, are Lion Les Swift, Ausland; and President Lion Doug Allen. (Submitted photo)  
The City of Motley’s June Fest Parade will take place Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. The parade route will follow 3rd Ave. So., beginning near the Motley United Methodist Church. It will then continue north for a few blocks, turning west on Main St. for one block and then returning south along 4th...
A Honor Roll Grade 8 Tasha Achermann, Mackenna Bjerga, Jaydon Friedel, Riley Peterson, Rylie Rau, Cael Sams, Kaitlyn Smith, Morgan Swecker, Izabelle VanAlst, Ryan Wick, Emmitt Winkels, Kayla Yoder. Grade 7 Tabetha Allen, Payton Bjerga, Alex Brings, Hannah DeWald, Abbigail DiGiovanni, Beck Erholtz,...
A number of children (and at least one adult) from the Motley community enjoyed using the city’s new skate park June 4, during the kick-off celebration of the park. In addition, a number of prizes were given away during the event, including bikes, helmets and other skate board paraphernalia. The...
The Morrison County Fair in Motley opens Friday, June 17 and runs through Sunday, June 19. ‘Entry day’ is Thursday, June 16. The fair is being held in conjunction with June Fest. This family friendly event offers something for everyone, including a lawn mower pull, magic show, demo derby, food,...

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