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John Gentry of Harvard, Ill., was the winner of the ‘Longest Beard’ contest at the Pillager Fair. He is pictured with the Pillager royalty, from left, Emma Hopman, Maddison Hensch (crowned Miss Pillager during the fair) and Jenna Gilbertson.   
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: June 14 - 18 - The Motley MPD issued speeding citations to Kelli Scullen, 39; Aaron O’Gorman, 26; Colleen Slough, 52; Lillian Guck, 19; Matthew Hansen, 39; Reese Schritz, 41;...
The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Acorn Hill, Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT), located at Upper Oak Farm in rural Motley June 23. The farm is owned by Ty and Kelly Peterson. Pictured, from left, are Bruce and Tami Brotherton,...
On June 20, the Motley Police Department (MPD) received a report that a vehicle had sustained damage at the June Fest parade in Motley June 16. The caller stated that he did not learn about the damage until after the parade and did not notify law enforcement at that time because he was more...
Students in Amanda Olson’s art class at Motley-Staples Middle School have once again added color to downtown Motley. This is the second year that the sixth and seventh graders have created art out of plastic bottles and containers and hung it out on power line poles along Hwy 10. Olson said they...
Amaya Baker, four, of Brooklyn Park, was one of several contestants at the Kiddie Tractor Pull during Motley’s June Fest. Amaya attended the event with her grandma, Sue Griffith of Staples. In the background is emcee Marge Tepley, who owns CT Pedal Pull along with Bob Cheney, both of Motley. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
The June Fest Pedal Pull had 48 contestants competing on June 16 in Motley. The top three finishers can go on to the state pull on Sept. 8 in Hutchinson.  Following are the top three placers in each age group: Age 3: 1. Evan Lehner, Motley, 3’6”; 2. Noah Nelson, Cushing, 3’5”; 3. Sawyer Hirschey,...
Dustin Converse, 11; Colton Converse, 14; Caden Mrazek, 13; all of Motley, were participants in the 4-H sheep competition at the recent Motley Fair. The cousins, who recently started their own business called MC2 Sheep Company, said they received a number of first, second and third place ribbons...
Zachary Lenz, 12, of Browerville, made sure his Guernsey cow, Charlie, had plenty of water at the Motley Fair June 16. Lenz is in 4-H and participated in the cattle competition.   
Rocky Fratzke, 15, of Motley, received a grand champion ribbon at the Motley Fair, for his artwork. Fratzke, who attends Pillager High School, said he has always enjoyed drawing and has learned a lot from his art teachers at school. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)  
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: June 13 - The MCSO responded to a two-vehicle accident at Cottonwood Rd and 60th Ave. in Cushing. No injuries reported. June 11 - The MCSO received a report of a burglary at...

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