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Tue
14
Oct

Tourist shares touching experience with local man

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
07
Oct

Teaching the future entertainers


Roger LaBarge, of McGregor, has taught guitar lessons for 44 years. The key to his success, said Roger, is that he teaches his students to become entertainers. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

After 59 years in music, 300 songs written, over a handful of CDs created with daughter Mandy and an appearance on Nashville’s “You Can Be a Star,” Roger LaBarge has accomplished much. Surprisingly, though, not one of those holds a candle to what Roger, who’s well-known for playing “river music,” said he does best—teach.

Tue
07
Oct

Passage of updated McGregor parking ordinance stalls

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
07
Oct

Monona Chamber and Economic Development to host open house Oct. 9 to welcome new director

 

The Monona Chamber and Economic Development (MCED) Board of Directors will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., for the community to meet its new executive director, Rogeta Halvorson.

 

Tue
07
Oct

Annual Stepping Out art show highlights area artists

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

For the fifth year in a row, the Stepping Out art show opening, held at the Lamp Post Inn and Gallery in McGregor on Oct. 3, highlighted weeks of work by local artists learning under Natalie Heiring.

Tue
30
Sep

Monona bike park construction underway


Work on Monona’s bike park has begun and is anticipated to be complete within the next week. Located between the Monona Family Aquatic Center and the Butterfly Garden and Trail, the bike park will feature courses for both beginners and experienced riders. Here, Jumping King Michael Egan tests out one of the jumps in the advanced section. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Justin Keehner forges a path in the beginner section of the Monona bike park. After he’s paved the way, the boys go through to smooth over the areas with shovels, then test the course on their bikes.

Garret Keehner smooths out the track with a shovel.

The boys work on perfecting the track.

Dylan Corlett, Garret and Michael try out parts of the advanced course.

Dylan approaches a jump on the course.

Garret traverses a bank.

Dylan lands a jump.

Michael gets some air going over one of the biggest jumps on the course.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Work on Monona’s bike park is underway, a year after the Jumping Kings, Garret Keehner, Dylan Corlett, Michael Egan and Hunter Miller (now all in eighth grade), first approached the Monona City Council about creating the park. 

Tue
30
Sep

HawkWatch activities move to the Wetlands Centre Oct. 11


Birder and naturalist Mike Havlik will give two presentations on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre in Marquette, as part of the annual HawkWatch.

 

Waterfowl and raptor banding demonstrations to be held off-site

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
30
Sep

Old Man River to host regional songwriter showcase Oct. 9


Songwriter, author and television producer and entrepreneur Stan Hitchcock (pictured) will partner with La Crosse-based songwriter Dan Berger and other regional song crafters at a showcase held Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery in McGregor.

 

Stan Hitchcock, songwriter, Nashville author, television producer and entrepreneur behind music cable television channels Country Music Television (CMT) and BlueHighways TV, will partner with La Crosse-based Nashville songwriter Dan Berger to perform and showcase area song crafters at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery (123 A Street) in McGregor, Thursday, Oct. 9, starting at 6 p.m. No cover charge and a full menu with handcrafted beers will be available.

 

Tue
23
Sep

Froelich Fall-der-All festivities keep history alive Sept. 27-28

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
23
Sep

McGregor hammers out its parking plans

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The city of McGregor moved another step closer to solving its parking problems Sept. 17 and hopes to have an updated ordinance before November. 

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