North Iowa Times

Tue
28
Jan

By the Spoonful’s Ruff wins regional ‘Dream Big, Grow Here’ competition


With the $5,000 grant award from the regional Dream Big, Grow Here contest, By the Spoonful owner Katie Ruff would like begin work on renovating the store’s basement into a certified commercial kitchen. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

On Jan. 23, By the Spoonful owner Katherine Ruff won the Northeast Iowa Dream Big, Grow Here competition, earning $5,000 for her business, as well as a trip to the state competition, where she has a shot at another $10,000.

Tue
28
Jan

MFL MarMac debate team’s first season proves challenging, but rewarding


For debate tournaments, students are in teams of two, with one team arguing in favor of the resolution, or topic, while the other argues against it. In its first year, the MFL MarMac debate team had 13 students participate at some point, including the two on the left, Ayla Boylen and Coltin Ball. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
28
Jan

Pontoon bridge photos discovered, identified


According to author Cecil Cook, this particular pontoon drawbridge was built and put into service in 1917.

Cook believes the railroad was installing a “winter bridge,” which closed the gap on the bridge when the pontoons were taken out of service and repaired during the winter.

 

By Tim Mason

 

Tue
28
Jan

Creations and camaraderie at Fiber and Fabric Arts Fest


The Fiber and Fabric Arts Fest was held at the McGregor’s Landing Event Center Jan. 25-26. At the event, artists and vendors showed off crafts, quilts, fabric and fiber arts, while also offering displays and demonstrations. Attendees also had the opportunity to share ideas and gain inspiration. Here, McGregor's Ruth Ann Kneer works on her quilting. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Sue Lynch, of Prairie du Chien, also worked on a quilt.

Amanda Waterman, of Prairie du Chien, shows off her colorful bows, headbands and other hair accessories.

Sisters Beverly Schrandt (left), of Ossian, Iowa, and Mary Althouse, of Postville, met up at the Fiber and Fabric Arts Fest.
Tue
28
Jan

Chickasaws stop Bulldogs

 

By Michael Newton

 

The New Hampton Chickasaws blitzed the Bulldogs with a 27-8 first quarter on Jan. 25, making it difficult for MFL MarMac to get back into the game against the number two team in Class 2A. New Hampton came away victorious, 86-70.

Tue
28
Jan

MFL MarMac boys beat Cougars


Bulldog point guard Noah Schultz handles the ball during the Bulldogs’ 68-60 victory over Sumner-Fredericksburg. Schultz has excited the crowd all season by flying around the court and scoring acrobatic lay-ups. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL MarMac Bulldog boys started their Jan. 24 game against Sumner-Fredericksburg sluggishly, falling behind 6-0 early, but then reeled off a 9-0 run of their own, en route to a 68-60 victory. The Cougars ripped off another 6-0 run before the first quarter ended, but the game was tied at 12, thanks to a Tristen Kautman three. 

Tue
28
Jan

Bulldog girls lose close one to Sumner-Fred


Madelyn Vogt looks for an opening against Sumner-Fred’s defense on Jan. 24. The girls lost 44-41. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton  

 

The MFL MarMac Bulldog girls basketball team got out to an early lead against the visiting Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougars Jan. 24, but it wasn’t enough, as they fell 44-41. 

Tue
28
Jan

Mason buzzer beater, Kautman’s threes propel Bulldogs to win over South Winn

 

By Michael Newton  

 

After the excitement of the girls game, no one expected the boys game to top it, but it did, as Cody Mason sank a buzzer-beating three to give the Bulldogs a 63-60 win. 

 

Tue
28
Jan

Bulldog girls survive South Winn attack

 

By Michael Newton

 

Tue
28
Jan

Bulldog boys blitz Kee


Cody Mason scored a game-leading 27 points Jan. 20, as the Bulldog boys beat Kee 86-43. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

The Bulldog boys had little problem defeating the visiting Kee Hawks on Jan. 20, winning 86-43. 

 

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