North Iowa Times

Tue
22
Oct

Effigy Mounds reopens, remaining Archaeology Month programs still planned

 

Effigy Mounds National Monument reopened to visitors, effective the morning of Oct. 17. The park, visitor center and hiking trails are all once again available for the public to enjoy. The park had been closed since Oct. 1 due to a lapse in Congressional appropriations.

 

Tue
22
Oct

Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird Conservation Area named Globally Important Bird Area

 

Iowa Audubon, the National Audubon Society and BirdLife International announced that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird Conservation Area has been named a “Globally Important Bird Area.”

 

A major conservation landmark, this international recognition highlights the Iowa region’s key role in the global movement to study, protect and preserve at-risk birds.

 

The Important Bird Area Program is an international effort to designate sites critical to declining bird species for nesting or as stopovers for large concentrations of migrating birds. The highest honor for any Important Bird Area, or IBA, is to be named a Globally Important Bird Area, which entails meeting strict requirements backed by documentation of a site’s importance to imperiled birds. 

 

“We are honored that the Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird Conservation Area has achieved this international recognition,” said Doug Harr, President of Iowa Audubon, a statewide organization based in Boone. “Through years of monitoring and protecting at-risk birds and habitats, we realize this site is invaluable regionally and in the context of interrelated worldwide conservation work. The Globally Important Bird Area designation benefits Iowa region birds, conservation advancement and our communities.”

Tue
22
Oct

South Winn defeats Bulldogs 76-0


Seniors Matt Jacobs (55), Bryce McKee (2), Jesse Metzger (75), Bret Corlett (27), Nathan Howe (67) and Gage Bohland (73) played their final home game Friday night. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

The South Winn Warriors came to Monona on Friday, Oct. 18 and left nothing on the field as they scored a 76-0 victory over the Bulldogs on parents night.

Tue
22
Oct

MFL MarMac falters in conference volleyball tournament

 

By Michael Newton

 

 The MFL MarMac Bulldogs traveled to Jackson Junction for their pod of the Upper Iowa Conference Volleyball tournament at Turkey Valley last week. Turkey Valley and North Fayette Valley were also assigned to this pod. 

Tue
22
Oct

Volleyball Bulldogs end regular season in close loss to Clayton Ridge

 

By Michael Newton

 

Hoping to avoid a winless season, and break a 34-match losing streak, the MFL MarMac Bulldogs traveled to Guttenberg to play the Clayton Ridge Eagles in the regular season ending match on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Eagles won the match 25-23, 25-23 and 25-19. 

Tue
22
Oct

Seniors cheer at last home football game


Seniors Paige Grohn, Lindsey Richards, Samantha Davies, Ashley Meyer and Sarah Ferrel cheered their last home football game on Oct. 18. (Photo by Michael Newton)
Tue
22
Oct

Swimmers recognized


Haley Vogt and Madelyn Vogt have been swimming for the Decorah Vikings this season. Madelyn is a senior this year. (Photo by Michael Newton)
Tue
15
Oct

White Springs Supper Club revisited


White Springs Supper Club (Photos submitted by Doris Phalen Barrette)

Shorty and Ethel Mann pose outside the White Springs Supper Club.

Ethel Mann serves drinks to a packed house. Throughout the 1950s, the Springs hosted dances every Saturday night.

Doris and Phil Barrette dancing at their wedding dance, which was held at the Springs. The two also met each other at the Springs.

 

By Audrey Posten with Doris Phalen Barrette

 

A week or so ago, Doris Phalen Barrette visited Schillerstrasse Antiques. 

 

Tue
15
Oct

MFL MarMac sets annual improvement goals


At the Oct. 14 school board meeting, bus driver Julius Dettmann, along with his late wife, Joyce, who was also a driver, were recognized with plaques that honored their service and commitment to the school district. Julius was a driver for 30 years, while Joyce drove for 19. Here, Julius is pictured with school board president Patty Burkle. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

MFL MarMac high school teacher and data coordinator Jennifer Wilwert presented the school board with the district’s annual progress report and improvement goals at the board’s Oct. 14 meeting.

Tue
15
Oct

Seven contenders battle for three seats on Marquette City Council

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

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