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Tue
11
Feb

MFL MarMac senior athletes honored


MFL MarMac recently honored its senior athletes. Those honored included senior boys basketball players (left to right) Jordan Talbot, Cody Mason, Sam Pfeiffer, Brandon Schneider and Noah Schultz. (Photos by Michael Newton)

Also honored were (left to right) senior cheerleaders and girls basketball players and manager Sarah Ferrell, Madelyn Vogt, Ashley Meyer, Briana Berger, Paige Grohn, Erin Kinley and Nattalee Heins.
Tue
04
Feb

MFL MarMac holds cancer awareness activities


An inspiring site lifted over the Monona skyline Friday morning, as MFL MarMac High School students released dozens of balloons as part of their cancer awareness day/night activities. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Through both smiles and tears, MFL MarMac kindergarten teacher and breast cancer survivor Deb Reicks shared her story with staff and students Jan. 31. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Teacher Megan Schellhorn (left) had her hair cut and donated to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which creates free, real hair wigs to women battling cancer. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Teacher Jody Meyer also had her hair cut and donated. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Following the assembly, students gathered balloons, each representing the awareness color for a type of cancer, to release outside. Students Samantha Sellers (left) and Kaitlyn Grady got their balloons before heading outside. Most students also wore these special cancer awareness t-shirts. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The students waited for a whistle before releasing their balloons. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Off they go! (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The MFL MarMac Bulldog Dance Team did a kick routine to "kick out cancer." (Photo by Michael Newton)

The girls basketball team wore orange socks in support of junior and teammate Jillian Haberichter, who had leukemia when she was a child. (Photo by Michael Newton)

The boys basketball team wore purple socks in support of Coach Simon, who is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

MFL MarMac honored those affected by cancer with several cancer awareness activities held throughout the day and night on Jan. 31.

 

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

 

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