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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

 

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. 

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