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22
Jul

McGrath shares monarch butterfly knowledge


Kathy White McGrath shows the crowd a monarch butterfly she was readying to release at her July 19 program in McGregor’s Triangle Park. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Here, McGrath shows the crowd holes eaten through a milkweed leaf—a sign that a monarch butterfly caterpillar was about. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

After the presentation, the kids and parents enjoyed peeking at the caterpillars. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
22
Jul

Summer a busy time for local kids showing animals at fairs


Brady and Kaitlyn Olson, of Luana, show sheep at three fairs and a number of open shows each summer. They enjoy watching their sheep, like Diamond shown here, grow and progress throughout the year. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Catheryn Lang (with Pearl and Little Lolly), a recent MFL MarMac graduate, has been interested in cows and the show circuit since joining 4-H in fifth grade. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Gavin Hertrampf handles one of his beef cattle at a recent competition. It’s tricky to prepare beef for shows, he said, because they are more wild than dairy cows. (Submitted photo)

Mason Hertrampf shows one of his cattle. He and younger brother Gavin picked up showing from their older brother, Tyler. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

For many local 4-H’ers, getting animals ready to show at fairs throughout the summer is an everyday job.

 

Tue
22
Jul

McGregor riverfront shelter to be named for Donald Strutt

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

At its July 16 meeting, the McGregor City Council approved the park board’s suggestion to name the city’s riverfront shelter in honor of Dr. Donald Strutt.

 

Tue
22
Jul

Marquette discusses moving fireworks to Memorial Day weekend

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
22
Jul

Tree planting, maintenance a priority in Marquette


The city of Marquette recently observed Arbor Day and the city’s Tree City USA status. Pictured (left to right) are Don Smalley of the Marquette Tree Board, council members Rinda Ferguson, Jason Winter, John Ries, Cindy Halvorson and Galen McShane and mayor Norma Mason. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Trees are an important aspect of every community, said Don Smalley, head of the Marquette Tree Board. “They’re aesthetically pleasing and they provide shade and cover for homes and birds.”

Tue
22
Jul

Monona police encourage residents to remain vigilant following thefts

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Monona Police Chief Jo Amsden spoke at the Monona City Council’s July 21 meeting, urging residents to continue locking up and remaining aware of their surroundings following a recent string of thefts in the community.

Tue
15
Jul

Paizis’ artistic journey takes her from South Africa to McGregor


After creating and selling her art around the world for 23 years, artist Liza Paizis moved to McGregor a year and a half ago. She creates paintings, prints and jewelry in her studio in the basement of the home she shares with her husband on Ann Street, then sells it online and in local galleries, including the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Paizis’ work includes fantasy- and nature-inspired paintings, prints and jewelry. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Jul

10 years after heart attack, rehab lessons still stick with Monona man


Crossing Rivers Health (formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital) cardiac rehab and heart health patients have taken part in the Hearts of Gold Games for the past 14 years. This year’s team won the overall team champion award for earning the highest percentage of medals. Monona’s Bob Zwirlien (third from left) took home the award for most accomplished participant. Pictured (left to right) are Tammy Thompson, Crossing Rivers Cardiac Director/Exercise Physiologist; George Kahler, Prairie du Chien; Zwirlein; Don Klatt, Eileen Klatt and Dana Kahler, all of Prairie du Chien. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Jul

Halverson’s departure prompts administrative shake-up at MFL MarMac

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Jul

Laying down the lot

 

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