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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.

Tue
29
Apr

Monona Volunteer Fire Department ensures a safe burn


Members of the Monona Volunteer Fire Department who helped ensure a safe burn on the Rollie Henkes property last Tuesday, April 22 included (from left to right) Scott Goltz, Matt Goltz, Adam Jones, Steve Haberichter and Justin Hansel. (Photo by Rollie Henkes)

A Monona Volunteer Fire Department tanker truck waited nearby in case the flames got out of control. (Photo by Rollie Henkes)

 

By Rollie Henkes

 

Maybe it was overkill, but the tanker truck of the Monona Volunteer Fire Department, with 2,000 gallons of water on board, was a reassuring sight as the flames licked toward my house.   

 

Tue
22
Apr

Marquette Council approves flea market’s move back under the bridge

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The Marquette City Council voted April 15 to submit the permit application to the Iowa DOT to hold the Marquette flea market in the green space under the bridge.

 

Tue
22
Apr

Bestselling author to visit MFL MarMac


These MFL MarMac fifth graders were excited to find out that they each won a copy of “New Kid,” a book by visiting author Tim Green. (Submitted photo)

Author Tim Green will bring his message,“Reading is weightlifting for the brain,” to 4th-8th graders at MFL MarMac Thursday, April 24. His presentation coincides with “Character Week” at the school. Students will wear sports apparel that day to welcome Green and to show the traits of fairness, respect and sportsmanship.

 

Tue
22
Apr

Meana resigns seat on Marquette Council

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Jim Meana resigned his seat on the Marquette City Council, effective April 16, as he is moving to McGregor.

 

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