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A barn owned by Travis and Jacqueline DiGiovanni of rural Motley was destroyed by fire Jan. 22. The Motley Fire Department received a call about the fire at about 5:50 p.m. Fire Chief Brad Olson said by the time they arrived at the scene, about eight miles north of Motley in Becker Township, the...
Motley residents Duane Solga and his daughter, April Solga, are pictured at their home property with Birdie (left) and Cisco, two of their horses. The Solgas live on ten acres within the city limits and have invested a lot financially in terms of their hobby, including building a fenced-in pasture for the horses and purchasing an expensive truck to haul them with.  Having horses has been a part of their lifestyle since purchasing their property several years ago and the Solgas are hoping they will continue
Several residents were in attendance at the regular Motley City Council meeting Jan. 14, voicing concerns about the city’s ordinance regarding non-domestic and farm animals. Horses, chickens and goats were among the animals discussed. One of the concerns had to do with whether or not an animal (...
Josh Pesta, Motley Police Officer, took the oath of office Feb. 11, at the Motley City Council’s regular meeting. Also pictured, from left, are Lacey Smieja, City Clerk/Treasurer who led the oath of office; council member Pat O’Regan; and Mayor Al Yoder. Officer Pesta began his duties with the Motley Police Department on Feb. 4. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)
Josh Pesta of Long Prairie is Motley’s newest police officer, a full-time position he assumed Feb. 4.  Pesta was sworn into office during the Motley City Council’s regular meeting Feb. 11. Prior to the ceremony, Motley Police Chief Jason Borash told the council that Pesta has been doing a great job...
Superior Honor Roll 9th grade: Lauren Bordwell, Grace Conklin, Tessa Danielson, Timothy Moyer, Abraham Posner, Tatum Scull, Tersina Tait. 10th grade:  Kasandra Buranen, Griffin Decker, Greta Hall, Sadie Hopman, Austin Houle, Alison Kohout, Summer Meyer, Aydin Miller, Chloe Pearson, Delaney Pikus,...
Recent reports from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) included the following: o Feb. 11, the CCSO responded to an accident at the 2000 block of State Hwy 210 SW, Pillager. No injuries reported. o Feb. 15, the CCSO responded to two accidents in Pillager. One at the 12000 block of Cty 1 SW; and...
The Motley Township recently made cash donations to two local non-profit organizations. Pictured above, Motley Township Supervisor Tom Kramer (right) presents a $100 check to Bernice Thomson, on behalf of the Motley Area Historical Society.  
Several more inches of snow fell throughout the area Feb. 12, keeping snowplows busy for much of the day and into the evening. Above, a city truck clears snow along Birch Street in Motley. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)  
Lisa Mielke was busy trying to keep the walkway cleared at her home in Motley Feb. 12, as several more inches of snow fell throughout much of the day. Area residents had barely finished shoveling and plowing snow from a winter storm a few days earlier, when they were hit with another storm. (...
As part of Sno Daze Week, students dressed up each day according to the chosen theme. On Feb. 5, students dressed in attire that was “A little bit country” or “A little bit rock and roll.” Pictured above, from left, are “rock stars” in Sarah Decker’s sixth grade classroom: Sophie Albie, Corrine...
Recent reports from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) included the following: o Jan. 29, the CCSO responded to a crime against family-abuse at the 11,000 block of Cty 32 in Motley. o Jan. 28 - The CCSO assisted a motorist at the 4000 block of 112th St. SW in Pillager. o Jan. 31 - The CCSO...

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