North Iowa Times

Tue
22
Jul

Summer a busy time for local kids showing animals at fairs


Brady and Kaitlyn Olson, of Luana, show sheep at three fairs and a number of open shows each summer. They enjoy watching their sheep, like Diamond shown here, grow and progress throughout the year. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Catheryn Lang (with Pearl and Little Lolly), a recent MFL MarMac graduate, has been interested in cows and the show circuit since joining 4-H in fifth grade. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Gavin Hertrampf handles one of his beef cattle at a recent competition. It’s tricky to prepare beef for shows, he said, because they are more wild than dairy cows. (Submitted photo)

Mason Hertrampf shows one of his cattle. He and younger brother Gavin picked up showing from their older brother, Tyler. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

For many local 4-H’ers, getting animals ready to show at fairs throughout the summer is an everyday job.

 

Tue
22
Jul

McGregor riverfront shelter to be named for Donald Strutt

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

At its July 16 meeting, the McGregor City Council approved the park board’s suggestion to name the city’s riverfront shelter in honor of Dr. Donald Strutt.

 

Tue
22
Jul

Marquette discusses moving fireworks to Memorial Day weekend

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
22
Jul

Tree planting, maintenance a priority in Marquette


The city of Marquette recently observed Arbor Day and the city’s Tree City USA status. Pictured (left to right) are Don Smalley of the Marquette Tree Board, council members Rinda Ferguson, Jason Winter, John Ries, Cindy Halvorson and Galen McShane and mayor Norma Mason. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Trees are an important aspect of every community, said Don Smalley, head of the Marquette Tree Board. “They’re aesthetically pleasing and they provide shade and cover for homes and birds.”

Tue
22
Jul

Monona police encourage residents to remain vigilant following thefts

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Monona Police Chief Jo Amsden spoke at the Monona City Council’s July 21 meeting, urging residents to continue locking up and remaining aware of their surroundings following a recent string of thefts in the community.

Tue
22
Jul

MFL MarMac Baseball 2014 Season Re-cap

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL MarMac Bulldogs baseball team started off well, winning two of its first four games, before losing nine straight. The Bulldogs went 4-12 in the Upper Iowa Conference and lost the district opener 10-0 against Cascade.

Tue
22
Jul

MFL MarMac Softball 2014 Season Wrap-up


Five Bulldogs were named to the Upper Iowa All-Conference teams, including (left to right) Jasmine Stocker (first team), Hayley Vogt (first team), Jillian Haberichter (first team), Madelyn Vogt (second team) and Alison Thurn (honorable mention). Stocker, Haberichter and Hayley Vogt were also 2A All-District selections. (Photo courtesy of MFL MarMac Softball Facebook page)

 

By Michael Newton

 

The Bulldogs started out  the season with a 5-1 record in the conference and finished the season with an 8-2 record in their final 10 games. Finishing at 22-18, the Bulldogs reached 20 wins for the first time in five seasons. Other notable accomplishments were:

Fri
18
Jul

Shirley Ann Thornton

 

Shirley Ann Thornton, 76, of McGregor, Iowa died Wednesday, July 16, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Aug. 6, 1937 to Harvey and Lucille (Miller) Wagner in Lansing, Iowa. Shirley was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1955.

Tue
15
Jul

Paizis’ artistic journey takes her from South Africa to McGregor


After creating and selling her art around the world for 23 years, artist Liza Paizis moved to McGregor a year and a half ago. She creates paintings, prints and jewelry in her studio in the basement of the home she shares with her husband on Ann Street, then sells it online and in local galleries, including the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Paizis’ work includes fantasy- and nature-inspired paintings, prints and jewelry. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Jul

10 years after heart attack, rehab lessons still stick with Monona man


Crossing Rivers Health (formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital) cardiac rehab and heart health patients have taken part in the Hearts of Gold Games for the past 14 years. This year’s team won the overall team champion award for earning the highest percentage of medals. Monona’s Bob Zwirlien (third from left) took home the award for most accomplished participant. Pictured (left to right) are Tammy Thompson, Crossing Rivers Cardiac Director/Exercise Physiologist; George Kahler, Prairie du Chien; Zwirlein; Don Klatt, Eileen Klatt and Dana Kahler, all of Prairie du Chien. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

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