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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,...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: May 27 - The MPD assisted at the scene of a vehicle accident on Hwy 10 S in Motley. The driver, Jackson Hill, 33, was issued a citation for not having a valid license.  May...
June 10 will be Terri Smith’s final day working as the City of Motley’s clerk/treasurer, a job she has held for the past 12 years. She will then take a leave of absence until Oct. 31, during which time she will continue to receive full pay and benefits, but no accrual of vacation time. At a special...
The Pillager & Area Lions awarded $1,000 scholarships to four graduates at Pillager High School recently. Pictured above, from left, are President Lion Doug Allen; graduates Ezra Johnson, Helena Wise, Summer Alexander, Kendra Hacker; and Lion Les Swift. (Submitted photo)  
‘Friendship Day’ was held at the Motley School  May 24, allowing students to visit their 2016 - 2017 school and meet the grade level teams for next year. As per the Staples Motley School District’s realignment, the Motley School building will be home to grades four - seven. Pictured during lunch at...
Recent reports from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: May 24 - The MCSO received a report of a swamp fire on 260th St., less than two miles west of Hwy 10 in Cushing. Randall Fire was paged and the DNR was contacted as well. May 24 - The MCSO received a call from...
Motley Elementary Principal Deb Ferdon accepts a flag from Capt. Adam Reidel of the Minnesota National Guard, representing the 682nd Engineer Battalion, stationed in Kuwait, and their commander, Keith Ferdon, Deb’s husband. Motley Elementary students sent Valentine’s Day cards and gifts to the...
Pig races, a parade, fireworks and music are just a few of the activities taking place during the first ever ‘Motley June Fest.’ The event is sponsored by the Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC), which has been working alongside a committee of people representing Motley’s businesses,...
Pictured from left are Tom Ladwig, current commander; and past commanders Brian Goltz, Floyd Griffith and Ron Hanson.
At their regular monthly meeting in May, the members of the Motley American Legion Tri-County Post 124 presented a plaque  honoring their past post commanders. The Motley American Legion Post 124 was chartered in 1919; and has been going strong since that time. “If you are currently serving in the...
The Motley United Methodist Church will host four outdoor services in Scandia Valley this summer on Saturdays, beginning June 4. These free events will be held at the Fire Hall Pavilion from 5 - 6 p.m. In case of rain, they will be moved inside. The program will include live music, a meditation and...

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