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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.

Tue
06
May

Pope resigns as Monona Police Chief

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The Monona City Council accepted the resignation of Police Chief Robert Pope Monday night, a little more than three months after he was sworn into the job.

Tue
06
May

Area farmers markets open soon


The arrival of May means the opening of farmers markets. This season, locals and visitors alike will have plenty of opportunities to purchase fresh, locally-grown and made products, like these vegetables sold at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre in Marquette last year.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The arrival of May means the opening of farmers markets. With weekly markets in Marquette, McGregor and Monona, area locals and visitors alike will have plenty of opportunities to purchase fresh, locally-grown and made products.

Tue
06
May

Matthew is MFL MarMac valedictorian

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The MFL MarMac Class of 2014 valedictorian is Bryce Matthew, son of Darren and Christy Matthew, of Marquette.

 

Tue
29
Apr

DNR discusses CWD with local hunters

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

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.

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