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Jamie Hauge (right) was named the 2018 Pillager Citizen of the Year at the annual fiddler’s contest April 7. Also pictured is Pillager Fair Board member Jennifer Paananen, who presented the trophy to Hauge. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
When the announcement was made that Jamie Hauge had been named the 2018 Pillager Citizen of the Year, she was no where to be found. “I didn’t hear my name,” she laughed, in a later conversation. “I was back working in the kitchen...I thought it would be someone else.” The announcement was made at...
At their regular meeting April 9, the Motley City Council accepted the resignation of Fire Chief Todd Judd and a letter of retirement from Police Chief Ron Smith. Judd has been a member of the MFD for the past 10 years and was appointed Chief in 2017. In 2016, he served as 1st Asst. Chief; and the...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: April 4 - The MPD assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with apprehension of a subject in a stolen car. The incident took place at Hwy 64 and Hwy 210 in Motley. April 3 - The...
The 2018 Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The one-thousand-member Directory boasts Minnesota agricultural products and services available directly from farmers and farmers markets. The directory is searchable by region, farm name, or product, including locally grown fruits and vegetables...
The Oak Street Chapel Praise Band from Brainerd provided entertainment prior to the start of the 2018 Pillager Fiddler’s Contest. Pictured, from left, are Frank Hood, bass guitar; Judd Alvord, guitar; Pastor Todd Wooden, guitar; Tom Carson (hidden), drums; Mike Williams, harmonica; Judy Blocker,...
While the judges were tallying their scores, contestants at the recent Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager combined their talents, playing a few familiar tunes for the audience including “Cripple Creek” and “Amazing Grace.” Pictured above, from left, are fiddlers Sam Smith, Fargo, N.D. (second place in his age group); Abigail Carey, Farmington (first place in her age group); Sara Smith, Fargo (Fiddler of the Year and first place in her age group); Shelby Huston, Minot, N.D. (second place in her age group); Maria
Eleven fiddlers took the stage at Pillager High School April 7, competing for cash prizes at the 34th Annual Fiddler’s Contest. Sara Smith of Fargo, N.D.  was named this year’s “Fiddler of the Year.” The fiddlers ranged in age from pre-teen through senior citizen and hailed from towns across...
risk receives a $500 check from Fran Kunkle on behalf of First International Bank of Motley. The bank also donated a cart full of canned goods. (Submitted photos)
A number of donations were received by the Motley Area Food Shelf during March, Food Share Month. Pictured above, Sherry Miller Frisk, food shelf director, receives a $1,040 check from Lion Deb Alexander on behalf of the Leader Lions. The funds were raised during their annual pancake breakfast at...
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office recently received several more reports of phone calls and text message scams seeking information about credit/debit card numbers and bank accounts. Specifically, callers are disguising themselves as IRS agents or government officials and indicating there are unpaid...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: March 27 - The MPD received a call from a local resident reporting a vehicle had been northbound in the southbound lane of Hwy 10, and then corrected and was driving behind...
Charges are pending against a 16-year-old male from Cushing for his involvement in a burglary at Anglers Corner, located on Bear Road, Cushing Township, Morrison County. On April 2, shortly after 7 p.m., the owner of Anglers Corner called the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to report that...

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