North Iowa Times

Tue
09
Sep

Five teens injured in accident outside Monona

 

Five local teens were injured in a single vehicle accident outside Monona just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

 

Tue
09
Sep

Teaser reflects on career with the railroad


Jim Teaser spent 36 years with the railroad, communicating with everything from the telegraph to the computer. On Saturday, Sept. 20, he’ll provide a telegraphy demonstration at Marquette’s annual Railroad Days celebration. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

Telegraphy demonstration part of Sept. 20 Railroad Days

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
09
Sep

Annual goals highlighted at school board meeting

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

MFL MarMac teacher and date coordinator Jennifer Wilwert presented the school board with the district’s annual progress report and improvement goals at the board’s Sept. 8 meeting.

 

Tue
09
Sep

Updated facility plan for sewer improvements to cost Monona $14,500

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

At its Sept. 2 meeting, the Monona Council reluctantly approved spending $14,500 to complete an updated facility plan for phase II sanitary sewer improvements.

Tue
02
Sep

New Maiden Voyage continues Vavra’s dream of making living on the Mississippi


Robert Vavra’s new Maiden Voyage Mississippi River tour boat took off from the McGregor Riverfront on Aug. 22 for the first time this summer, continuing Vavra’s dream of making a living on the river. Here, tour passengers listen as Vavra shares some historical information (and a few jokes) about the area as the boat floats along. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The new Maiden Voyage has 49 available seats, up from the 29 the original boat had at the end of her life. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

When the U.S. Coast Guard condemned his Mississippi River tour boat, the Maiden Voyage, owner and captain Robert Vavra had to think about his future on the river.

Tue
02
Sep

Lady Luck bakes up take-out dessert program


In July, Lady Luck Casino in Marquette began offering the “By the Dozen” bakery program, allowing customers to purchase homemade take-out desserts like pies, cheesecakes, cookies, bars and cupcakes. Pictured is Connie Christoph, one of the bakers responsible for the fresh and convenient desserts available in the display case near The Buffet. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

In the rush of daily living, sometimes it’s difficult to find time to make that pie for a church function or cupcakes for your kid’s party at school. Well, Lady Luck Casino’s new “By the Dozen” bakery program is here to help for those times you have to cheat a little or just want a treat for home.

Tue
02
Sep

Monona cuts ribbon on new pool parking lot


The city of Monona held a ribbon cutting Aug. 27 officially celebrating the completion of the new Monona Family Aquatic Center parking lot. Pictured are some of the participants, including city admininistrator Dan Canton, councilwoman Randee Blietz, watershed planner Ross Evelsizer, deputy clerk Linda Gullickson, Eric Palas with Clayton County SWCD and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, swimming pool board member Pam Havlicek, councilman Andrew Meyer, mayor Barb Collins, Tracy Scebold with the Iowa Finance Authority, engineer Jon Biederman, Tiffany Wilson Lillard with the DNR, Corey Bacon of Bacon Concrete (partially hidden), councilman Dan Havlicek and Nick Jensen of Culvers Lawn and Landscape.

Andrew Meyer and Dan Havlicek release 2,000 gallons of water onto the parking lot.

Following the release of the water, it's evident the project is a success.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The city of Monona held a ribbon cutting Aug. 27 officially celebrating the completion of the new Monona Family Aquatic Center parking lot.

Tue
02
Sep

McGregor Historic Preservation Commission gives opera house update at summit


Members of the McGregor Historic Preservation Commission recently attended the 2014 Preserve Iowa Summit in Cedar Rapids, giving a Three Minute Success Stories presentation about the Sullivan Opera House.

 

Members of the McGregor Historic Preservation Commission attended the 2014 Preserve Iowa Summit held in Cedar Rapids on Aug. 20-23. The event, which was sponsored by Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, included 30 educational sessions and seven tours of historic properties and districts in the Cedar Rapids area. Preservationists from across the state came together to network, learn about preservation strategies and to hear how Iowa’s downtowns are experiencing renewed appeal.

 

Tue
26
Aug

Kettlebells just one tool personal trainer uses to help people get fit


Personal trainer Tera Mathis demonstrates how to use a kettlebell. The advantage of using kettlebells, she explained, is that cardio and strength are combined into one workout done for 20 to 30 minutes a few times each week. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Growing up on a farm and serving as a firefighter for seven years, Tera Mathis was always into fitness and healthy living. However, in 2004, her son was born, forcing her away from firefighting and that active lifestyle.

Tue
26
Aug

Timber Ridge park plans taking shape

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Resident Rachelle Driscoll presented the Marquette City Council, at its Aug. 19 meeting, with plans regarding the creation of a park at the Timber Ridge housing development.

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