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Tue
21
Oct

Monona Council agrees to fund MCED for one year

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Monday night, the Monona Council agreed to contribute $2,000 quarterly ($8,000 total) to the Monona Chamber and Economic Development (MCED) for the next year. But the funding does come with a stipulation: If, after one year, the MCED has not shown improvement, especially financially, the city will no longer fund the entity.

Tue
21
Oct

Effigy Mounds welcomes park officials from sister Costa Rican parks


Costa Rican park official Guido Sabario speaks to Effigy Mounds staff during a visit to the park Oct. 15. Effigy Mounds is one of 13 upper Midwestern National Park Service parks that has formed a sister park project with seven parks in Costa Rica. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

166. That’s the number of bird species that breed and nest in the upper Midwest, then migrate to Costa Rica during the winter months. Of all the local species, including the wood thrush and Baltimore oriole, that’s about half.

Tue
21
Oct

There’s still time to let the Happy Acres Haunted Asylum drive you crazy


No, this is not an escaped patient from Happy Acres Haunted Asylum; it’s just a Monona Lions Club volunteer letting you know there’s still time to let their haunted attraction drive you crazy. Visitors can traverse the haunted house’s maze of scares through Saturday, Nov. 1, at 107 N. Page St., in the old Peglow Ford building. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

With one weekend of haunting under their belts, the volunteers at the Monona Lions Club’s Happy Acres Haunted Asylum are ready to drive even more daring visitors crazy in the coming weeks.

 

Tue
21
Oct

McGregor Council receives sewer, riverfront project updates

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Davy Engineering, of La Crosse, provided the McGregor Council with updates on the city’s Prospect Street sewer project and the riverfront project Oct. 15, explaining costs, schedules and the work included in the projects.

 

Tue
21
Oct

MFL MarMac McGregor Center October Students of the Month named


MFL MarMac McGregor Center Staff recently named the October Students of the Month, recognizing those who demonstrate outstanding behavior and character, as well as academic excellence or improvement. Students selected include (front, left to right) Kashton Mathis (5th grade), Cayden Pester (4th grade), Grace Anderson (4th grade), Lakota Morrissey (5th grade), Shelby Mielke (5th grade); (back) Victor Breuer (6th grade), Ashley Weaver (7th grade), Hanna Dickman (8th grade), Emma Keehner (6th grade), Hunter Miller (8th grade) and Logan Klenk (7th grade). (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Will Koether (4th grade) was also named an October Student of the Month. (Submitted photo)

 

Tue
14
Oct

With Igou’s departure, Marquette Council discusses Wetlands Centre position

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Patrick Igou’s time with the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre will end Oct. 17, prompting the Marquette Council to discuss the status of the position through the approaching winter months at its Oct. 8 meeting.

Tue
14
Oct

Monona Fire Department debuts unique fire prevention demonstration

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
14
Oct

Ruff shares agricultural take from his trip to China

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Ed Ruff, of Farmersburg, spoke about his summer trip to China at the Oct. 7 McGregor Clan Lions Club meeting, touching on the country’s farming practices, culture, food and economy.

Tue
14
Oct

MFL MarMac enrollment declines

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

MFL MarMac Superintendent Dale Crozier said the district’s enrollment dropped 14 students this school year, leaving the total at 775 for kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

Tue
14
Oct

Mar-Mac police officer resigns

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

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