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Larry Holub of Motley, member of Tri-County American Legion Post #124, added two more pavers at Veterans Park in Motley April 9. Holub,a Navy veteran, said he has placed all of the pavers at the park except for one. He believes there are currently at least 400 pavers there. The two recent pavers...
A variety of fiddlers showcased their talents at the Fiddler’s Contest in Pillager April 13. Pictured above, from left, are Nikole Thorson of Brainerd accompanied by Arnie Anderson on accordion.Thorson took first place in her age group.
Thirteen fiddlers took the stage at Pillager High School April 13, competing for cash prizes at the 35th Annual Fiddler’s Contest. For the second year in a row,  Sara Smith of Fargo was named ‘Fiddler of the Year.’ Sponsored each year by the Pillager Fair Board, the event is a fundraiser for the...
The Pillager Lions presented a Helen Keller plaque to the Cass County Ag Society (also known as the Pillager Fair Board) at the recent fiddler’s contest in recognition of their community involvement and their hard work at both the Pillager Fair and the Pillager Fiddler’s Contest. It was noted that...
The annual June Fest celebration in Motley is set for Saturday, June 22, with new events added to the all-ages festival. Britney Bursch, Executive Director of the Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce (the sponsoring organization), gave an update about the event at the Motley City Council’s regular...
Elliot Allen (right), fifth grader at Motley-Staples Middle School, gets some help recently  from Media Center paraprofessional Michelle Jeziorski in locating a good Western to read.  After some searching, Elliot was happy to find the book “Wrango” which he promptly checked out...just in time to...
Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following: April 8 - The MPD received an anonymous report of a large box full of unused diabetic insulin needles that had been left on top of the clothing/shoes drop box located at...
Pat Beutz is the owner of FCA Auto Sales in Motley, located at 496 Hwy 10 S. He took over the business (formerly known as Integrity Motors) on April 1. He grew up in the auto business and has been in and out of it for the past 30 years. On display at his Motley office is a photo of his grandfather, Clarence Beutz; dad, John Beutz; and uncle, Jim Beutz, dubbed ‘The Good Boys,’ who were all in the automobile business. Pat Beutz is happy to carry on the tradition. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Pat Beutz, owner of FCA Auto Sales in Motley since April 1, is carrying on a family tradition of selling and servicing vehicles. “I grew up in the car business,” he said recently, adding that he’s been in and out of the business for the past 30 years. A Mankato native, Beutz learned early on about...
Bernice Thomson (left) and Fran Kokett, members of the Sprinkle & Sprout garden club, gave an update at the recent Motley City Council meeting. The council approved their request for funds to go toward the club’s projects, which include planting and maintaining flowers in several barrels around...
Students at Staples-Motley High School hosted two ‘hat days’ during March to collect donations for both the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS) and Staples Area Food Shelf (SAFS). They raised a total of $516.50, which was split between the two organizations. Pictured, from left, are Jasmine Braith, SMHS...
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management reminds everyone that Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8 - 12. On Thursday, April 11, Morrison County will participate in the statewide tornado drills, with sirens being activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Outdoor warning sirens and...

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