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Tue
08
Jul

Parks important part of local communities


Trees are an important aspect of Marquette’s city parks, especially during the fall. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Monona’s Butterfly Garden and Trail was created through the work of volunteers. Volunteers also maintain the plantings, which are donated. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

McGregor’s Triangle Park, with its fountain and maple trees, is a hub of activity throughout the year, hosting a number of community events. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
08
Jul

Emma Big Bear birthday celebration includes family stories, demonstrations


Melanie Sainz looks on as Marian Miner shares stories about Emma Big Bear during Saturday’s celebration of Emma’s birthday. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

EBBF President Roger Halvorson opens the event.

Chloe Lorenz, of Prairie du Chien, portrayed Emma Big Bear.

Antoinette Kann shared a painting she did of Emma.

Robert Keiffer gave a flintknapping demonstration.

Mary Techau, of Effigy Mounds National Monument, gave a Winnebago basketmaking demonstration.

Spencer Lone Tree told stories about knowing and singing to Emma.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Emma Big Bear Holt’s 145th birthday was celebrated in Marquette July 5, at 127 North Street (Eagles Landing Winery)—Emma’s home near the end of her life.

 

Tue
08
Jul

New MMCA exhibit features river-related prints donated by author


The MMCA’s newest exhibit features prints from artist and author Arthur Geisert’s children’s book, “Rivertown.” In late summer/early fall, the MMCA plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for framing 20 of the 22 prints. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Carl Homstad

Amy Dobrian

Larry Welo

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The McGregor-Marquette Art Center’s (MMCA) newest exhibit, “Printmakers: Visions of time and place,” features work from four regional artists, including two prints from artist and author Arthur Geisert’s children’s book “Rivertown.” The two prints are some of the 22 etchings gifted to the MMCA by Geisert this winter.

Tue
08
Jul

Monona Chamber and Economic Development plans search for director

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The Monona Chamber and Economic Development Board is moving forward with plans to find a part-time director.

 

Tue
01
Jul

MFL MarMac Youth Rec participants learn about fun, competition


Each year, hundreds of MFL MarMac students participate in youth sports through MFL MarMac Youth Rec. They learn how to be competitive while also having fun, something these two boys on second/third grade machine pitch teams were doing in Marquette last week. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

John Winter coaches his granddaughters’ softball team. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

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.

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