A bountiful banquet of delicious homemade food awaits the arrival of hungry Thanksgiving guests at the annual St. John's church Thanksgiving dinner. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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By Caroline Rosacker Are you alone, homebound or an empty nester with no family nearby to celebrate Thanksgiving with? St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg is planning its annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 noon. This year marks the 11th year for this event.... + continue reading

These Elkader high school students were on hand to fling pumpkins they picked up for their Environmental Project Monitoring class pumpkin drive. Back row from left are Amy Wiedner, Matt Whittle, Cayden Hansel, Tom Whittle and front, Noah Reinhart (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)
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By Caroline Rosacker Each year the fall decorating trend grows in popularity. An estimated $9 billion were spent this year on decorating, costuming and candy consumption. The availability of a wide variety of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, ranging in a large assortment of colors, shapes and sizes,... + continue reading

Rowland Jones has been transporting local kids to and from school since 1966. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Rise at 4:45, do chores, eat breakfast, head to the MFL MarMac bus barn, transport kids to school. Every weekday morning, this is bus driver Rowland Jones’ routine. Each afternoon, he’s back at the wheel again, helping students safely return home.... + continue reading

Maria Stavroplus shows Ashton Phillips how to use a circle-drawing tool during a session of the middle school’s art club. (Photos by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Over half a dozen MFL MarMac middle school students are gathered in the art room after school. They’ve each selected a single sheet of white paper with a large number ranging from one to 12 printed on it. Now, their heads bent low, brows furrowed, pencils... + continue reading

MFL MarMac students have been enjoying “unplugged time” during the first 10 minutes of their daily study hall. During this time, students put away electronic devices and homework, in exchange for books, drawing or journaling. (Photos by Audrey Posten)
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times MFL MarMac High School moved its daily study hall from the end of the day to second hour this year, and also extended the period another 10 minutes. So far, said principal Larry Meyer, students are using the time more productively to complete homework and study... + continue reading

Festival of Trees will kick off even earlier this year, with a special pre-festival event, “Dessert Among the Trees,” on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. People are encouraged to get tickets now for this intimate preview of the illuminated winter wonderland of 45 decorated trees. A ticket will also get you a specialty dessert like cheesecake or angel food cake, wine or other beverage, and holiday musical entertainment.
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times The Festival of Trees committee has already been hard at work planning this year’s ninth annual event, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at Backwoods Event Center, in McGregor.  The festivities will kick off even earlier this year... + continue reading

A posse of searchers found Clara Olson’s body near Rising Sun in 1926.
Monday, November 12, 2018
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By Correne Martin Ninety-two years ago, a young woman was tragically murdered in Crawford County. She was pregnant with her lover’s child and the couple planned a secret elopement, when, suddenly, she disappeared.  This story has the makings of a novel. It happened in 1926 near Rising... + continue reading

Maura Garrity (center) was given the Wisconsin Juvenile Court Intake Association Recognition Award Sept. 19 at a ceremony at the Kalahari Convention Center. She is pictured with Kathy Quamme, juvenile court worker; son Bob Brinckman; daughter Bridget Brinckman; and Nancy Dowling, register in probate at Crawford County Circuit Court.
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Maura Garrity, Crawford County youth justice social worker, received the Wisconsin Juvenile Court Intake Association Recognition Award, Sept. 19, at the Kalahari Convention Center.  The board of directors for the Wisconsin Juvenile Court Intake Association realizes those who work in the... + continue reading

A bountiful banquet of delicious homemade food awaits the arrival of hungry Thanksgiving guests at the annual St. John's church Thanksgiving dinner. (Photo submitted)

These Elkader high school students were on hand to fling pumpkins they picked up for their Environmental Project Monitoring class pumpkin drive. Back row from left are Amy Wiedner, Matt Whittle, Cayden Hansel, Tom Whittle and front, Noah Reinhart (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

Rowland Jones has been transporting local kids to and from school since 1966. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Maria Stavroplus shows Ashton Phillips how to use a circle-drawing tool during a session of the middle school’s art club. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

MFL MarMac students have been enjoying “unplugged time” during the first 10 minutes of their daily study hall. During this time, students put away electronic devices and homework, in exchange for books, drawing or journaling. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Festival of Trees will kick off even earlier this year, with a special pre-festival event, “Dessert Among the Trees,” on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. People are encouraged to get tickets now for this intimate preview of the illuminated winter wonderland of 45 decorated trees. A ticket will also get you a specialty dessert like cheesecake or angel food cake, wine or other beverage, and holiday musical entertainment.

A posse of searchers found Clara Olson’s body near Rising Sun in 1926.

Maura Garrity (center) was given the Wisconsin Juvenile Court Intake Association Recognition Award Sept. 19 at a ceremony at the Kalahari Convention Center. She is pictured with Kathy Quamme, juvenile court worker; son Bob Brinckman; daughter Bridget Brinckman; and Nancy Dowling, register in probate at Crawford County Circuit Court.

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