The city of Marquette recently observed Arbor Day and the city’s Tree City USA status. Pictured (left to right) are Don Smalley of the Marquette Tree Board, council members Rinda Ferguson, Jason Winter, John Ries, Cindy Halvorson and Galen McShane and mayor Norma Mason. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor
Trees are an important aspect of every community, said Don Smalley, head of the Marquette Tree Board. “They’re aesthetically pleasing and they provide shade and cover for homes and birds.”
Monona Police Chief Jo Amsden spoke at the Monona City Council’s July 21 meeting, urging residents to continue locking up and remaining aware of their surroundings following a recent string of thefts in the community.
After creating and selling her art around the world for 23 years, artist Liza Paizis moved to McGregor a year and a half ago. She creates paintings, prints and jewelry in her studio in the basement of the home she shares with her husband on Ann Street, then sells it online and in local galleries, including the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Paizis’ work includes fantasy- and nature-inspired paintings, prints and jewelry. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Crossing Rivers Health (formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital) cardiac rehab and heart health patients have taken part in the Hearts of Gold Games for the past 14 years. This year’s team won the overall team champion award for earning the highest percentage of medals. Monona’s Bob Zwirlien (third from left) took home the award for most accomplished participant. Pictured (left to right) are Tammy Thompson, Crossing Rivers Cardiac Director/Exercise Physiologist; George Kahler, Prairie du Chien; Zwirlein; Don Klatt, Eileen Klatt and Dana Kahler, all of Prairie du Chien. (Submitted photo)