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A Honor Roll Grade 7 Lily Albertson, Grace Allen, Luke Bates, Grace Bendson, Topanga Braith, Amanda Carter, Nicole Carter, Emilya Case, William Dolezal, Camryn Ferris, Mariah Fisk, Nevaeh Fratzke, Jazmyn Hall, Isabelle Halvorson, Starr Hofstedt, Sarina Huepenbecker, Caitlin Jasmer, Grace Jennissen...
Kyle Frisk is the current Fire Chief for the Motley Fire Department (MFD).  Joining him in leadership are Brad Olson, 1st Asst. Chief; and Jace Carlson, 2nd Asst. Chief. The three veteran firefighters were appointed to their new positions in early April. Frisk has been a member of the MFD for the...
At their monthly training meeting in April, members of the Motley Fire Department participated in an exercise involving rescue lift air bags. The session was facilitated by 2nd Asst. Chief Jace Carlson. When used properly, these air bags are able to lift heavy vehicles, enabling rescue workers to...
“Wolves at our Door,” a program led by Cassiopeia (Cassi) Camara, Outreach Educator with the International Wolf Center in Ely, was presented to students at Motley-Staples Middle School recently. The program included a power point presentation and a variety of wildlife artifacts which students were able to handle. Pictured above, Camara speaks to seventh graders about wolf pack territories in Minnesota. Seated, from left, are William Dolezal, Emilya Case, Seth Larson. (Staples World photos by Dawn Timbs)
Students in grades 4 - 7 at Motley-Staples Middle School had the opportunity recently to attend a special program presented by the International Wolf Center (IWC) in Ely. The program, “Wolves at Our Door,” was facilitated by Cassiopeia (Cassi) Camara, Outreach Educator with the IWC. It was held in...
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,...
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...

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