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The Motley boy reported missing March 12, has been located safe in Florida and the process of getting him back to Minnesota has begun.  According to the March 30 report from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, the investigation continues with the assistance of law enforcement jurisdictions in Florida....
The 34th Annual Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager will take place Saturday, April 7, at the Pillager High School’s new gymnasium.  The doors open at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available and the Oak Street Chapel Praise Band will provide music prior to the contest, which begins at 7 p.m.  Sponsored by...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office  (MCSO) included the following: March 18 - The MPD issued a speeding citation to Briana Fischer, 26. March 17 - The MPD received a call from a parent who stated her 10-year-old daughter was refusing to...
Plans are in full swing for the third annual Motley June Fest, which will take place in the City of Motley Saturday, June 16. The event celebration is sponsored by the Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce and is being held in conjunction with the Morrison County Fair in Motley. A number of activities...
The Motley Free Methodist Church held a fundraiser concert and meal March 24, raising $1,353 (and some canned goods) for the Motley Area Food Shelf. Above are members of the church’s praise team who provided music at the event. From left: Marisela Vasquez, Sheri Johnson, Jennifer Buscho, Jessica...
Students at Motley-Staples Middle School and the Little Cardinals Academy held a food drive during March, collecting 1,538 pounds of food for the Motley Food Shelf. Pictured above, getting ready to deliver the collected grocery items to the food shelf are, from left, 6th grade teacher Sarah Decker and JCI Staples (Jaycees) member Paige Lenk, organizers of the event; Kevin Klein, school custodian; and JCI Staples members Zach Johnson and Megan Haber. (Submitted photo)
Motley-Staples Middle School students recently donated a total of 1,538 pounds of grocery items to the Motley Food Shelf. The donations had been collected by the students as part of an all school challenge (4th - 7th grades as well as Little Cardinals Academy), with the class collecting the most...
Sixth graders at Motley-Staples Middle School collected 550 pounds of food for the Motley Food Shelf during the recent all-school challenge. A total of 1,538 pounds of food was collected by the middle school, along with Little Cardinals Academy.  Pictured with the sixth grade students are members...
Snow and ice were factors in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Cushing woman just after 5 p.m. on March 26. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the incident took place east of Pillager at Hwy 210 and 11th Ave SW in Sylvan Township, Cass County. According to their report, 82-year-...
Minnesota farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Although the first deadline has passed, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will continue to accept Census information through the spring to get a complete and accurate assessment...
Calling all artists. A contest is currently underway for a new logo for the City of Motley. The city is holding the contest in conjunction with the June Fest Planning Committee. According to information provided at the city’s council meeting March 12, the logo may be used in various forms,...

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