Local News

Tue
01
Jul

Malcolm offers glimpse into world of rare books


John Malcolm, of Rivertown Fine Books, has an inventory of close to 40,000 rare books along with other unique items like old toys and maps. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

“I’ve loved books from the time I could read,” said John Malcolm, owner of Rivertown Fine Books in McGregor. “People would give me books, so I accumulated a bunch as I got older.”

Tue
01
Jul

Campbell to host Internet radio show

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Patti Campbell, of McGregor’s Green Room Spa, has been selected to host a 13-week pilot series on the Internet talk radio network Voice America.

Tue
01
Jul

Local kids take part in robotics program


Eight local boys spent Friday at the Monona Community Center making and programming LEGO robots. The Robotics 101 program was run by Shannon Dallenbach Durbin, program coordinator with the Clayton County ISU Extension and Outreach office, who also ran a girls program on Monday. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Here, Jacob Trudo (left) and Max Havlicek send their robot through an obstacle course during Friday’s Robotics 101 program. The boys wanted to use all the robot’s sensors during the obstacle course, so they made it knock over a small ball, stop on a clap command (shown here), turn around and cross a specified finish line.

Dallenbach Durbin showed the boys how to use a program that makes one robot kick a ball while another protects the goal—fitting with the World Cup currently going on in Brazil.

 

 

Tue
24
Jun

Marquette 4th of July events to include 5K

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Stephanie Wikner, a board member with Smith and Bulldog Child Care and Learning Centers, spoke to the Marquette Council June 17 about holding a 5K run/one-mile walk Saturday morning, July 5, as part of the city’s 4th of July weekend activities.

Tue
24
Jun

River Bluffs Maritime Museum returning to McGregor this weekend


Jeff Moses’ traveling River Bluffs Maritime Museum will be back in McGregor’s Riverfront Park June 28-29. (Submitted photo)

These model boats are just a few that will be on display in the River Bluffs Maritime Museum. Moses said he spends almost all of his time working on boats and models. One, he said, took four months to make. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Jeff Moses, with the River Bluffs Maritime Museum, will be back in McGregor this summer/fall, setting up his traveling museum in Riverfront Park, beginning with Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29.

Tue
24
Jun

Nature photography a natural fit for Busse


Kat Busse shows off one of her favorite photos, which depicts a monarch butterfly caterpillar. Of all the natural world has to offer, Busse said insects and mushrooms are her favorite things to photograph. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Often, people develop hobbies as a way to relax, to escape and separate themselves from their day jobs. However, for nature photographer Kat Busse, her job as a biologist working with invasive species at Effigy Mounds National Monument feeds into, and even created, her passion for photography.

Tue
24
Jun

Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival provides food, drink and fun


Teresa Albert, owner of Millstream Brewing Co., Iowa’s oldest microbrewery, hands out samples of her 2010 World Beer Cup gold medal winner—Schild Brau Amber—at last year’s Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival. Millstream will be back at this year’s fest along with three other breweries and six wineries. (North Iowa Times file photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The fifth annual Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival, held Saturday, June 28, from 12 to 4 p.m., promises plenty of good food, drink and fun. 

Tue
24
Jun

River annexation not an option for McGregor

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Tue
17
Jun

Murphy Memorial Library expansion plans discussed


The proposed Murphy Memorial Library expansion project will include a front addition to house the children’s collection and activity area. On the left side of the library (from the front), a meeting room will be added, along with a young adult area and a study room.

The library will have two front entrances, one going into the library and another into the meeting room.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Greg Baum, with architectural firm FEH Associates Inc., gave a presentation June 11 at the Murphy Memorial Library in Monona, highlighting the library’s proposed expansion plans. 

Tue
17
Jun

Local Cub Scouts have fun with a purpose


Cub Scout Eric Grady releases an arrow during an archery activity at Scout Strong Day. McGregor/Marquette Pack 32 participates in a number of activities, community events and service projects each year. (Submitted photos)

Being a Cub Scout also involves field trips. Here, Caleb Mezera, Collin Henkels and Alan Millin attend a Webelos weekend retreat in Dubuque.

Eric Grady, Corbin McElwaine, Dylan Jones, Cole Colsch, Devin Ehlert and Kade McElwaine also visited the Mar-Mac Police Department, meeting with Chief Jason Bogdonovich.

Dodgen said he especially enjoys hiking with the boys because they always come across something interesting.

Neil Dodgen was named Dellaykee District 2013 Scouter of the Year.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

For the Cub Scouts, it’s all about fun with a purpose.

 

Pages

Subscribe to Local News