Each year, hundreds of MFL MarMac students participate in youth sports through MFL MarMac Youth Rec. They learn how to be competitive while also having fun, something these two boys on second/third grade machine pitch teams were doing in Marquette last week. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
John Winter coaches his granddaughters’ softball team. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Eight local boys spent Friday at the Monona Community Center making and programming LEGO robots. The Robotics 101 program was run by Shannon Dallenbach Durbin, program coordinator with the Clayton County ISU Extension and Outreach office, who also ran a girls program on Monday. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Here, Jacob Trudo (left) and Max Havlicek send their robot through an obstacle course during Friday’s Robotics 101 program. The boys wanted to use all the robot’s sensors during the obstacle course, so they made it knock over a small ball, stop on a clap command (shown here), turn around and cross a specified finish line.
Dallenbach Durbin showed the boys how to use a program that makes one robot kick a ball while another protects the goal—fitting with the World Cup currently going on in Brazil.
Stephanie Wikner, a board member with Smith and Bulldog Child Care and Learning Centers, spoke to the Marquette Council June 17 about holding a 5K run/one-mile walk Saturday morning, July 5, as part of the city’s 4th of July weekend activities.
Jeff Moses’ traveling River Bluffs Maritime Museum will be back in McGregor’s Riverfront Park June 28-29. (Submitted photo)
These model boats are just a few that will be on display in the River Bluffs Maritime Museum. Moses said he spends almost all of his time working on boats and models. One, he said, took four months to make. (Submitted photo)
By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor
Jeff Moses, with the River Bluffs Maritime Museum, will be back in McGregor this summer/fall, setting up his traveling museum in Riverfront Park, beginning with Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29.