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Tue
30
Sep

Monona bike park construction underway


Work on Monona’s bike park has begun and is anticipated to be complete within the next week. Located between the Monona Family Aquatic Center and the Butterfly Garden and Trail, the bike park will feature courses for both beginners and experienced riders. Here, Jumping King Michael Egan tests out one of the jumps in the advanced section. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Justin Keehner forges a path in the beginner section of the Monona bike park. After he’s paved the way, the boys go through to smooth over the areas with shovels, then test the course on their bikes.

Garret Keehner smooths out the track with a shovel.

The boys work on perfecting the track.

Dylan Corlett, Garret and Michael try out parts of the advanced course.

Dylan approaches a jump on the course.

Garret traverses a bank.

Dylan lands a jump.

Michael gets some air going over one of the biggest jumps on the course.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Work on Monona’s bike park is underway, a year after the Jumping Kings, Garret Keehner, Bryce Corlett, Michael Egan and Hunter Miller (now all in eighth grade), first approached the Monona City Council about creating the park. 

Tue
30
Sep

HawkWatch activities move to the Wetlands Centre Oct. 11


Birder and naturalist Mike Havlik will give two presentations on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre in Marquette, as part of the annual HawkWatch.

 

Waterfowl and raptor banding demonstrations to be held off-site

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
30
Sep

Old Man River to host regional songwriter showcase Oct. 9


Songwriter, author and television producer and entrepreneur Stan Hitchcock (pictured) will partner with La Crosse-based songwriter Dan Berger and other regional song crafters at a showcase held Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery in McGregor.

 

Stan Hitchcock, songwriter, Nashville author, television producer and entrepreneur behind music cable television channels Country Music Television (CMT) and BlueHighways TV, will partner with La Crosse-based Nashville songwriter Dan Berger to perform and showcase area song crafters at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery (123 A Street) in McGregor, Thursday, Oct. 9, starting at 6 p.m. No cover charge and a full menu with handcrafted beers will be available.

 

Mon
29
Sep

William "Bill" C. Luther

 

William “Bill” C. Luther, 92, passed away on Sept. 25, at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Mon
29
Sep

Michael James "Jim" Riley

 

 Michael James “Jim” Riley, 82, of Dubuque, formerly of McGregor, died Sept. 27, at his home. 

Thu
25
Sep

C. Louis (Chuck) Noeding

 

C. Louis (Chuck) Noeding passed away quietly at home on Sept. 14, in Cave Creek, Ariz.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1919 in McGregor. He enlisted into the Army, retiring at the rank of Sergeant, serving in Germany, Austria and Korea.  Chuck’s military career started in the Mounted Horse Cavalry. His love of horses continued throughout his life, and he was still riding in his 90’s. After the Army he worked in law enforcement, eventually becoming head of the Federal Police Department in Arizona. He had a passion for polka music and anything German which led him to become president of the German American Club for several years. 

Tue
23
Sep

Froelich Fall-der-All festivities keep history alive Sept. 27-28

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
23
Sep

McGregor hammers out its parking plans

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The city of McGregor moved another step closer to solving its parking problems Sept. 17 and hopes to have an updated ordinance before November. 

Tue
23
Sep

Timber Ridge park equipment plans change

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Those planning the Timber Ridge park are going back to the drawing board in regard to playground equipment after the city of Marquette voiced concerns at the Sept. 16 council meeting.

Tue
23
Sep

MFL MarMac McGregor Center September Students of the Month named


MFL MarMac McGregor Center Staff recently named the September Students of the Month, recognizing those who demonstrate outstanding behavior and character, as well as academic excellence or improvement. Students selected include (front, left to right) Kadence Pape (4th grade), Camille Guyer (4th grade), Jacqueline Anderson (4th grade), Max Havlicek (6th grade); (back) Jesse Breuer (7th grade), Emily Watson (8th grade), Garret Keehner (8th grade), Destiny Berns (7th grade) and Anna Stoddard (6th grade). (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The 5th grade students of the month are (left to right) Jaxton Schroeder, Gabe McGeough and Annie Heins. (Submitted photo)

 

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