North Iowa Times

Tue
25
Mar

Marquette flea market location still up in the air

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The Iowa Department of Transportation is willing to work with the city of Marquette to move the flea market back under the bridge.

Tue
25
Mar

Architect presents art center building plans


Architect Doug Steinmetz said the current art center building has a good foundation for restoration. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The renovated exterior of the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts building (the former First National Bank) will feature a reinforced canopy and reconstructed cornice.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Architect Doug Steinmetz, who has been working on renovation plans for the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts building, presented those plans to the McGregor City Council and other community members March 19.

Tue
25
Mar

Fire siren issue fixed

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
25
Mar

Future of Monona Chamber and Economic Development discussed

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
25
Mar

Passage of McGregor dock regulation ordinance hits snag

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
25
Mar

Monona Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast a success


Fireman John Elledge flips some pancakes during Saturday's pancake breakfast. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Andy Meyer and John Elledge were all smiles at the Monona Volunteer Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast.

A new spreader, cutter, ram and some hoses were recently purchased with funds from other pancake breakfasts, as well as the fire department's annual fund drive.

This Gator was also recently purchased.

The department now has all the grain bin rescue equipment needed to make safe and efficient rescues.

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds went to the Marquette fire victims. Attendees also donated clothing.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Mon
24
Mar

Mary Nesvik

 

Mary Nesvik, 87, of Waterloo died at Friendship Village Retirement Center on Thursday, March 20. 

Mary was born May 25, 1926 in Pleasant Ridge, Iowa. The daughter of Henry John Sr. and Elizabeth C. (Henry) Kleinow. She married Richard Nesvik on April 23, 1949 in McGregor and he died Feb. 24, 1994. Mary graduated from McGregor High School in 1945. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 35 years as a clerk in facilities, retiring in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she belonged to the Women of the Church and was on the funeral committee. She continued to volunteer with Community Meals at Kimball Ave. Methodist Church.

Mon
24
Mar

Helen Virginia Hoffmann

 

Helen Virginia Hoffmann, 83, of McGregor, died Saturday, March 15, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. 

Helen was born Jan. 20, 1931 the daughter of Jim and Sally Hobbs. Helen and her first husband, Nolan Reed were blessed with three sons, Frank (Deb) Reed of Wiley, Colo., and Phillip (Kim). Helen worked in healthcare for many years including Iowa General County Hospital, Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Convalescent Home in Prairie du Chien, and the Great River Care Center in McGregor. She devoted her life caring for people. Helen moved to the Valley View Apartments in McGregor and was good friends with all the tenants that lived there. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was known to share her treats.

Tue
18
Mar

Fire destroys buildings in downtown Marquette


“It was terrible,” Marquette Hardware Store owner Mary Jo Pirc explained. “I’ve never seen such a ball of flames. They were bigger than the trees, burning bright and hot. But no one got hurt. That’s the main thing.” (Photo provided by MarMac Rescue Squad)

The fire began around 1 a.m. at the back of the Marquette Hardware store. (Photo provided by the Marquette Rescue Squad)

Garnavillo firefighters left the scene just after 8 a.m. on March 17. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

McGregor firefighters still worked to control the blaze seven hours after the downtown Marquette buildings, including the historic Marquette Hardware, went up in flames. For more photos, visit northiowatimes.com or the North Iowa Times’ Facebook page.

Eagles Landing Winery, located across the street, also received some damage from the blaze.

Firefighters look on as a small neighboring building was demolished.

The fire was still smoldering around 4 p.m. on March 17.

Area residents crept up to the fire, surveying the wreckage.

Others stood around, talking with neighbors or taking photos.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
18
Mar

To protect and serve: A night with the Mar-Mac Police Department


Officer Dylan Rumph

Mar-Mac Police Chief Jason Bogdonovich

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

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