Frank Motz, a native of Hays, graduated from the University of Kansas in 1911. He began his newspaper career as a reporter for the Kansas City Star. He became managing editor of the Parsons Sun and then operated a weekly in Lyons. In 1923 he became associated in Hays with the Ellis County News, a weekly which he continued a number of years after starting the Hays Daily News in 1929.
Motz died August 15, 1958.