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Tue
29
Apr

Iowa Morel Fest is May 9-11

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

May 9-11, hundreds of morel mushroom enthusiasts will flock to McGregor for the second annual Iowa Morel Fest, featuring guided hunts, cooking demonstrations and educational seminars from top mushroom experts.

Tue
29
Apr

Did you know Emma Big Bear?


Roger Halvorson poses with the grant award from Craig and LeAnn Watson, which the Emma Big Bear Foundation received through the Clayton County Foundation for the Future. Funds will go toward the creation of traveling kiosks that will feature recorded memories about Emma Big Bear.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Did you know Emma Big Bear? That’s the question Roger Halvorson, president of the Emma Big Bear Foundation, has posed to the public, in hopes that he and his daughter, Rogeta Halvorson, can collect  video recordings for a traveling kiosk.

Tue
29
Apr

Monona Volunteer Fire Department ensures a safe burn


Members of the Monona Volunteer Fire Department who helped ensure a safe burn on the Rollie Henkes property last Tuesday, April 22 included (from left to right) Scott Goltz, Matt Goltz, Adam Jones, Steve Haberichter and Justin Hansel. (Photo by Rollie Henkes)

A Monona Volunteer Fire Department tanker truck waited nearby in case the flames got out of control. (Photo by Rollie Henkes)

 

By Rollie Henkes

 

Maybe it was overkill, but the tanker truck of the Monona Volunteer Fire Department, with 2,000 gallons of water on board, was a reassuring sight as the flames licked toward my house.   

 

Tue
22
Apr

Marquette Council approves flea market’s move back under the bridge

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The Marquette City Council voted April 15 to submit the permit application to the Iowa DOT to hold the Marquette flea market in the green space under the bridge.

 

Tue
22
Apr

Bestselling author to visit MFL MarMac


These MFL MarMac fifth graders were excited to find out that they each won a copy of “New Kid,” a book by visiting author Tim Green. (Submitted photo)

Author Tim Green will bring his message,“Reading is weightlifting for the brain,” to 4th-8th graders at MFL MarMac Thursday, April 24. His presentation coincides with “Character Week” at the school. Students will wear sports apparel that day to welcome Green and to show the traits of fairness, respect and sportsmanship.

 

Tue
22
Apr

Meana resigns seat on Marquette Council

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Jim Meana resigned his seat on the Marquette City Council, effective April 16, as he is moving to McGregor.

 

Tue
22
Apr

McGregor dock regulation ordinance still unpassed

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Passage of McGregor’s dock regulation ordinance once again met with resistance April 16, as the city council failed to waive the third reading and pass the ordinance.

Tue
22
Apr

Monona looks to clamp down on delinquent water payments

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Apr

Police seek information about reported stabbing

 

Late Saturday night, a Mar-Mac Police Officer responded to the 200 block of Main Street in McGregor after receiving a report that a male subject had possibly been stabbed.

 

Upon the officer’s arrival, the man, who was not fatally injured, was transported to the hospital.

Tue
15
Apr

Something’s brewing at Old Man River


Allison adds grain to the tank Sunday to make Old Man River’s “All In” beer, made of a blend of a variety of grains and malts. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Since she and Angelica took over last year, Allison said making the brewery operational has been one of their top priorities. Along with their friend Darus Spingler, they have spent a lot of time familiarizing themselves with the equipment and the brewing system. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

This set-up is one of only four in North America, and one of just two in operation. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Something’s brewing at Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery. Managers Allison and Angelica Dayrit-Roberts, with the help of their friend Darus Spingler, of DeSoto, made their first batch of beer together on Sunday, April 13.

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