North Iowa Times

Tue
14
Oct

Monona Fire Department debuts unique fire prevention demonstration

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
14
Oct

Ruff shares agricultural take from his trip to China

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Ed Ruff, of Farmersburg, spoke about his summer trip to China at the Oct. 7 McGregor Clan Lions Club meeting, touching on the country’s farming practices, culture, food and economy.

Tue
14
Oct

MFL MarMac enrollment declines

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

MFL MarMac Superintendent Dale Crozier said the district’s enrollment dropped 14 students this school year, leaving the total at 775 for kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

Tue
14
Oct

Mar-Mac police officer resigns

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
14
Oct

Tourist shares touching experience with local man

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Fri
10
Oct

Ira Franklin Voshell

 

Ira Franklin Voshell, (also known as Boz to many), 72, of rural Strawberry Point, died Monday, Oct. 6, at Rochester, Minn. 

He was born Dec. 28, 1941, to Clifton and Hazel Adams Voshell on his grandparent’s farm, rural Arlington, Iowa.

He attended country school near Arlington, and in Sny Magill, later attending and graduating from Mar-Mac High School in 1960.

Fri
10
Oct

Robert Hugh Flanders

 

 Robert Hugh Flanders, 82, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa formally of McGregor, Iowa died Tuesday, Oct. 7, at his home in Cedar Rapids. 

He was born Sept.2 3, 1932 in McGregor, the son of Lyle and Hazel (McGuire) Flanders. 

Robert graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1950. He was united in marriage to Joyce Copper in 1953 in Ferryville, Wis. To this union three children were born, Cindy, Robert D. and Dion. Robert worked at FMC Link Belt. Robert enjoyed traveling and watching the Chicago Bears. Most of all, Robert cared deeply about his family and enjoyed spending time with them. 

Tue
07
Oct

Teaching the future entertainers


Roger LaBarge, of McGregor, has taught guitar lessons for 44 years. The key to his success, said Roger, is that he teaches his students to become entertainers. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

After 59 years in music, 300 songs written, over a handful of CDs created with daughter Mandy and an appearance on Nashville’s “You Can Be a Star,” Roger LaBarge has accomplished much. Surprisingly, though, not one of those holds a candle to what Roger, who’s well-known for playing “river music,” said he does best—teach.

Tue
07
Oct

Passage of updated McGregor parking ordinance stalls

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
07
Oct

Monona Chamber and Economic Development to host open house Oct. 9 to welcome new director

 

The Monona Chamber and Economic Development (MCED) Board of Directors will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., for the community to meet its new executive director, Rogeta Halvorson.

 

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