North Iowa Times

Mon
23
Dec

McGregor discusses gaining authority to regulate riverfront

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

At McGregor’s regular monthly meeting on Dec. 18, City Attorney Mike Schuster said he would look into creating an ordinance that would give the city, and thus the dock commission, authority to regulate the riverfront.

Mon
23
Dec

Hallberg reflects on her four years as McGregor’s mayor


In one of her final duties as McGregor’s mayor, Gay Hallberg administered the oath of office to council-elect Charlie Carroll at the Dec. 18 city council meeting. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Hallberg also swore in council-elect Joe Collins. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

When Gay Hallberg became the mayor of McGregor four years ago, she hoped to make the city a better place for her family, especially her grandchildren.

Mon
23
Dec

Marquette holds ribbon cuttings for four businesses


Formerly Go America, the convenience store in Marquette became a Casey’s General Store in October. Although the signs have changed, store manager Julie Simon said the awnings are currently being redone to look more like other Casey’s stores. For those looking for Casey’s famous pizza, Simon said you will have to wait—at least for a few months. Casey’s would like to build a new store nearby, in which there would be a nice, new kitchen. If not, the store’s current kitchen will have to be remodeled. Pictured (left to right) at the ribbon cutting ceremony are Marquette Business and Tourism Director Katrina Moyna, City Clerk Sue Weipert, Councilwoman Rinda Ferguson, Casey’s Store Manager Julie Simon, Mayor Norma Mason and City Manager Dean Hilgerson. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The Cobblestone Inn and Suites Hotel will celebrate its first year in Marquette on Dec. 29. The hotel has 54 rooms and accommodates a lot of weddings. It also offers a continental breakfast and a bar/lounge, which is open to the public. Manager Ember Martin, who has 25 years of experience, said her job is challenging, but that she loves it. Pictured (left to right) are Marquette City Manager Dean Hilgerson, City Clerk Sue Weipert, Business and Tourism Director Katrina Moyna, Hotel Manager Ember Martin, Councilwoman Rinda Ferguson and Mayor Norma Mason. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Established in 2002, Kirby’s Creations Salon opened in Marquette on July 1, in what was the old theater. “The clients love it,” owner Sandy Kirby said of the new location. “That two miles means a lot. A lot of people from Prairie du Chien like that they can just come across the bridge.” Pictured (left to right) are Marquette Business and Tourism Director Katrina Moyna, City Manager Dean Hilgerson, Mayor Norma Mason, Owner Sandy Kirby, Felecia Halverson, Councilwoman Rinda Ferguson and City Clerk Sue Weipert. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Opened earlier this year, the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre offers educational opportunities for students and adults alike to learn about the natural world and local environments—everything from local plant and animal species to the area’s geological history. During the summer, the Wetlands Centre holds its Friday Night Live farmers markets. It has featured the Winter Holidays Expo for the past few weeks. Pictured are Marquette City Manager Dean Hilgerson, City Clerk Sue Weipert, Business and Tourism Director/Environmental Education Coordinator Katrina Moyna, Councilwoman Rinda Ferguson and Mayor Norma Mason. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Mon
23
Dec

Collins, Elledge, Schubert take oath of office in Monona


Mayor Fran Passmore looks at a certificate recognizing her service to the city. “I didn’t know what it would entail,” Passmore said of her position as mayor, “but I’ve enjoyed it and learned a lot. Everyone should have this experience.”

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Mon
23
Dec

Bulldog boys torpedo Pirates in 72-37 win

 

By Michael Newton

 

Mon
23
Dec

Bulldog girls take down Postville 67-46

 

By Michael Newton

 

Mon
23
Dec

Wrestlers compete at Doug Guilford Tournament

 

By Michael Newton

 

Tue
17
Dec

Laufenberg gets up to 14 years in prison


Troy Laufenberg

 

On Dec. 10, Troy Laufenberg, Monona, received a maximum prison sentence of up to 14 years for one count of child endangerment for causing serious bodily injury to a child and two counts of child endangerment for keeping methamphetamine in a residence where two children were living. Laufenberg was accused of injuring one-year-old Myah Larson in July.

 

Tue
17
Dec

Lighting up the neighborhood


The Mullarkey home at 628 Ann St., in McGregor (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
17
Dec

MFL MarMac officially unveils auditorium


MFL MarMac School Board Member Gina Roys (left) and President Patty Burkle look on as Superintendent Dale Crozier finishes cutting the ribbon for the district’s new auditorium on Dec. 13. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

When MFL MarMac’s new auditorium was completed earlier this fall, Superintendent Dale Crozier took a moment, by himself, to soak it all in and wrap his head around the fact that it was finally finished.

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