North Iowa Times

Tue
20
May

Monona considers adding reserve police officer


Jo Amsden was sworn in as Monona’s Police Chief at Monday night’s city council meeting. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Deputy Brian Berger, who was hired in March, also took the oath of office at Monday’s Monona City Council meeting. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
20
May

Vavra approaches council about possibly moving Maiden Voyage to Marquette

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Maiden Voyage owner Robert Vavra approached the Marquette Council May 13 about possibly moving his river tours to Marquette.

Tue
20
May

Effigy Mounds documents released, group calls for removal of illegal structures

 

Compiled by Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
20
May

McGregor Historical Museum unveils inland flooding kiosk


Diane Benson reads some of the additional information provided with the McGregor Historical Museum’s new inland flooding kiosk. The display was unveiled May 10 with a presentation at the museum’s open house. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The McGregor Historical Museum unveiled its new inland flooding kiosk with a presentation by Marlys Svendsen, historic project specialist for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, at its May 10 open house.

Tue
20
May

Mason, Vogt advance to state track

 

By Michael Newton 

 

MFL MarMac senior Cody Mason qualified 16th for the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.65 and will race on Friday, May 23, around 5 p.m., at Drake University in the state track meet. Mason also qualified 13th in the 400 meter hurdles with a 57.04 time and will run that race around 3:20 p.m. on May 23. 

Tue
20
May

Halverson resigns as girls basketball coach

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL MarMac School Board accepted the resignation of girls basketball coach Jason Halverson at the May 12 meeting.

 

Tue
20
May

Bulldog boys finish last at conference golf tournament

 

By Michael Newton

 

The boys conference golf tournament was held May 13 at Tri-City in Luana. MFL MarMac finished last of 11 teams and no Bulldogs finished in the top 15 for all-conference honors. 

Tue
20
May

Bulldog girls in middle of pack at conference meet

 

By Michael Newton

 

Tue
13
May

Mar-Mac Rescue Squad makes 24/7 commitment to community


Mar-Mac Rescue Squad members include (front, left to right) Ember Martin, Elizabeth Clark, Dana Ferguson, Kayla Thompson, Mike Gilman, (back) Dale Reinhart, Kate Young, Burt Walters, Tyler Thornton, Samantha Ferguson and Dylan Rumph. Missing are Joan Betthauser, Brenda Pankow, Sarah Grady, Randy Grady, Justin Mezera, Nick Stavroplus, Dan Bickel, Jerry Thornton and Trampus Thornton. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
13
May

Artifacts from couple’s time in Peace Corps accepted to Smithsonian


Connie Mays stands next to some of the items she collected in Micronesia while in the Peace Corps that were accepted to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

These items, including the shell money given to Jerry to buy Connie as a wife, will be displayed in the Smithsonian.

These colorful lava lavas, or skirts, are also part of the collection

Connie's neighbor Gabriel carved the human statues, while another man carved the monkeys.

This belt was woven specifically for Connie.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

When Connie Bird and Jerry Mays returned to the United States in 1973 after a two-year Peace Corps mission in Micronesia, they arrived home with wedding plans, as well as artifacts to remind them of their stay. 

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