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Tue
27
May

McGregor reviews riverfront project plans

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

At its May 21 meeting, the McGregor City Council also reviewed the scope of work and preliminary cost estimate from Davy Engineering for the city’s riverfront project.

Tue
20
May

Monona considers adding reserve police officer


Jo Amsden was sworn in as Monona’s Police Chief at Monday night’s city council meeting. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Deputy Brian Berger, who was hired in March, also took the oath of office at Monday’s Monona City Council meeting. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
20
May

Vavra approaches council about possibly moving Maiden Voyage to Marquette

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Maiden Voyage owner Robert Vavra approached the Marquette Council May 13 about possibly moving his river tours to Marquette.

Tue
20
May

Effigy Mounds documents released, group calls for removal of illegal structures

 

Compiled by Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
20
May

McGregor Historical Museum unveils inland flooding kiosk


Diane Benson reads some of the additional information provided with the McGregor Historical Museum’s new inland flooding kiosk. The display was unveiled May 10 with a presentation at the museum’s open house. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The McGregor Historical Museum unveiled its new inland flooding kiosk with a presentation by Marlys Svendsen, historic project specialist for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, at its May 10 open house.

Tue
13
May

Mar-Mac Rescue Squad makes 24/7 commitment to community


Mar-Mac Rescue Squad members include (front, left to right) Ember Martin, Elizabeth Clark, Dana Ferguson, Kayla Thompson, Mike Gilman, (back) Dale Reinhart, Kate Young, Burt Walters, Tyler Thornton, Samantha Ferguson and Dylan Rumph. Missing are Joan Betthauser, Brenda Pankow, Sarah Grady, Randy Grady, Justin Mezera, Nick Stavroplus, Dan Bickel, Jerry Thornton and Trampus Thornton. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
13
May

Artifacts from couple’s time in Peace Corps accepted to Smithsonian


Connie Mays stands next to some of the items she collected in Micronesia while in the Peace Corps that were accepted to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

These items, including the shell money given to Jerry to buy Connie as a wife, will be displayed in the Smithsonian.

These colorful lava lavas, or skirts, are also part of the collection

Connie's neighbor Gabriel carved the human statues, while another man carved the monkeys.

This belt was woven specifically for Connie.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

When Connie Bird and Jerry Mays returned to the United States in 1973 after a two-year Peace Corps mission in Micronesia, they arrived home with wedding plans, as well as artifacts to remind them of their stay. 

Tue
13
May

Aschingers share military experiences with students


Husband and wife Mike and April Aschinger recently shared stories and information from their time in the military with students in the Scott Boylen’s seventh grade futures class. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Here, Mike answers a student question about April's uniform. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
13
May

Teacher librarian adapts to new digital world

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

MFL MarMac teacher librarian Melissa Haberichter gave the school board a library program presentation Monday night about some of her duties with the district, as well as how a librarian’s role has changed in the new digital world.

Tue
13
May

MFL Ambulance Service holds open house


The MFL Ambulance Service welcomed visitors to an open house Saturday, May 10.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The MFL Ambulance Service welcomed visitors to an open house Saturday, May 10. Despite rainy weather, attendees were able to check out the new ambulance, chat with the EMTs and pick up information about things like first aid and CPR and heart attack and stroke warning signs.

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