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.
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.
Pictured (left to right) with the playground project plans are Iowa Network Services ITC Business Representative Joe Craig, Monona Playground Committee Members Randee Blietz, Katie Bee and Bethany Schiefelbein (holding Cecilia Burns), and Northeast Iowa Telephone Company Marketing and Business Development Manager Steve Hanson. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Iowa Network Services, Inc. (INS) presented the Monona Playground Committee with a $1,500 INS Charity Grant Program award on Dec. 13. The award was presented in conjunction with Northeast Iowa Telephone Company, who sponsored the grant application. In addition to their support of the Monona Playground Committee’s INS grant application, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company also provided $3,000 toward the project.
The MarMac Rescue Squad donated two large boxes of school supplies, hats and mittens to area kids on Dec. 16. The items were collected through a Nov. 26 to Dec. 8 drive where boxes were placed in a number of businesses in both Marquette and McGregor. This was the first year the rescue squad held the drive and the members were impressed with the turnout and plan to do it again at some point next year. One box went to MFL MarMac Middle School. Pictured are Mike Gilman, Middle School Principal Josh Mallicoat, Dylan Rumph, Samantha Ferguson, Elizabeth Clark and Middle School Assistant Principal Denise Mueller. (Photos by Audrey Posten)
Another box went to the Smith Bulldog Child Care and Learning Center in McGregor. Pictured (front, left to right) are Dylan Rumph, Samantha Ferguson; (back) Laurie Hallberg, Santa Claus/Mike Gilman and Elizabeth Clark.
MFL MarMac’s Erin Kinley defends against Ed-Co’s Katie Busch. Kinley led the Bulldogs with 16 points, but it was not enough to best Ed-Co’s long-range attack, as the Vikings won 67-55. (Photo by Michael Newton)