North Iowa Times

Tue
04
Feb

MMCA teen workshop to highlight collaboration, art in the public eye

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

After the success of their after school art programs for younger children, the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts (MMCA) will, this spring, expand the program to teenagers, offering an “Art in the Public Eye” workshop.

Tue
04
Feb

Marquette Cobblestone nabs best guest satisfaction award


Marquette’s Cobblestone Inn and Suites recently snagged the hotel chain’s best guest satisfaction award. Pictured (front, left to right) with their trophy are Rufina Saranillo, Ember Martin, Becky Kelly; (back, left to right) Dawn Iverson and Becky Vance. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
04
Feb

Festival of Trees organizers donate proceeds


The three organizations—McGregor Marquette Center for the Arts (MMCA), McGregor Clan Lions Club and McGregor Historical Society—who coordinated the Festival of Trees donated $500 each to McGregor Hook and Ladder No. 1 and the MarMac Rescue Squad on Jan. 29. Lynette Sander (left), of the Lions Club and Historical Society, Bonnie Pruett, of the MMCA, and Maureen Wild, of all three organizations, presented a check to Fire Chief Dan Bickel. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Mike Gilman (left to right), Elizabeth Clark, Samantha Ferguson, Burt Walters and Kate Young, all with the MarMac Rescue Squad, accepted a check from Bonnie Pruett, of the MMCA, Maureen Wild, of all organizations, and Lynette Sander, of the Lions Club and Historical Society.
Tue
04
Feb

Bulldogs sweep Warriors on Cancer Awareness Night

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL MarMac Bulldog girls and boys had an easy time of it on Friday, Jan. 31, as they hosted the Central Warriors and won both varsity games. 

 

Tue
04
Feb

Bulldogs compete at conference wrestling

 

Individual Tournament Results for MFL MarMac—

 

106—Kordell Ducharme (10-2) placed second. 

Tue
04
Feb

Girls basketball tournament pairings set

 

By Michael Newton

 

This season’s game with the Cresco Cadettes in Cresco has been canceled. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 19, but was canceled due to weather. It was then rescheduled for Jan. 28, but was canceled due to the extreme wind chills experienced last week. 

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.

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