North Iowa Times

Tue
01
Apr

Boys and Girls Golf Preview


Members of the 2014 MFL MarMac boys golf team are (front, left to right) J.P. Murphy, Shane Hexom, Colton Eastman, Logan Taylor, Chris Larson, Devin Huinker; (back) Alex Butikofer, Caleb Newton, Nathan McGlaughlin, Cade Kuenster, Austin Bernhard, Spencer Rose and Brayde Miller. (Submitted photo)

Members of the 2014 MFL MarMac girls golf team are (front, left to right) Emily Hanson, Kayla Keehner, Kylie Moose, Mollie Ward, Bailey Martins; (back) Emily Kinley, Chloe Landt, Lexi Dettbarn, Annie Berns and Erin Kinley. (Submitted photo)

 

By Michael Newton 

 

Tue
01
Apr

Boys and Girls Track and Field Preview


Members of the 2014 MFL MarMac boys track team include (front, left to right) Manager Rob Reichard, Colby Ferguson, Collin Ostert, Tristen Kautman, Bryar Ruff, Peyton Meisner, Chase Stubbs, Adrian Rudnitzki; (second row) Tanner Kregel, Seth Heying, Kordell DuCharme, Brian Ayers, Bobby Lang, Riley Doeppke, Matt Knipfel, Alex McNally, Tristan Close; (third row) Ashton Houg, Issac Sauer, Austin Schoulte, Adam Greener, Corbin Gardner, Bryce Burke, David Bradford II, Andre Heins; (fourth row) Gatlin Keehner, Matt Meyer, Isaac Greener, Todd Walleser, Logan Dickman, Chase Strub; (fifth row) Sam Pfeiffer, Noah Schultz, Jordan Talbot, Cody Mason, Bryce McKee and Tristan Meyer. (Submitted photo)

Members of the 2014 MFL MarMac girls track team include (front, left to right) Hayley Vogt, Jasmine Stocker, Whitney Boots, Vanessa Loera; (back) Chaun’te Drahn, Madelyn Vogt, Marcy Klein and Marissa Lechtenberg. Not pictured are Goldie Farmer, Gabbie Jordan, Zoey Frayser and Allison Corlett. (Submitted photo)

 

By Michael Newton

 

Tue
25
Mar

One person’s junk is this woman’s treasure


Renee Hackmann of Limestone Junktion began updating, re-purposing and upcycling furniture and other items in 2012. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Hackmann added croquet mallet legs to this small shelving unit.

Hackmann said this old buffet would make an interesting entertainment center or even a bathroom vanity.

Hackmann said painting is one of the easiest ways to update an item, but cautioned that it should only be done if it’s not covering up old woodwork.

“Old things have more character than newer things,” Hackmann said. “Even the rusty stuff can make good planters.”

Hackmann said it’s handy to have a variety of things around. “You just never know when you might need something,” she said. “You might find this burlap and say, ‘I’ll pull this old chair out.’”

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Everyone’s heard the old saying “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” For Renee Hackmann, that’s a pretty apt statement.

 

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.

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