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Tue
23
Sep

MFL MarMac McGregor Center September Students of the Month named


MFL MarMac McGregor Center Staff recently named the September Students of the Month, recognizing those who demonstrate outstanding behavior and character, as well as academic excellence or improvement. Students selected include (front, left to right) Kadence Pape (4th grade), Camille Guyer (4th grade), Jacqueline Anderson (4th grade), Max Havlicek (6th grade); (back) Jesse Breuer (7th grade), Emily Watson (8th grade), Garret Keehner (8th grade), Destiny Berns (7th grade) and Anna Stoddard (6th grade). (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The 5th grade students of the month are (left to right) Jaxton Schroeder, Gabe McGeough and Annie Heins. (Submitted photo)

 

Tue
16
Sep

Carrolls receive Century Farm recognition, continue family farming tradition


The Carroll family, of McGregor, received Century Farm recognition at the Iowa State Fair this summer. Pictured with Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill (far left) and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey (far right) are Carroll family members Amanda (left), Anthony, Joanne, Mike, Paul, Isabell, Andrea and Charlie. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

“I’ve been thankful for the opportunity to farm and care for the land,” said Mike Carroll, speaking reverently of his family’s farm, located on King Road outside McGregor, of which he and wife Joanne were at the helm from 1963 to 2013. 

Tue
16
Sep

New Monona Chamber and Economic Development director has been selected

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Mayor Barb Collins informed the Monona City Council Monday night that Rogeta Halvorson, of McGregor, has accepted the director position for the Monona Chamber and Economic Development.

 

Tue
16
Sep

It will be ‘raining cats, dogs and cows’ at MMCA’s Sept. 19 exhibit opening

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Everyone has likely heard the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.” On Friday, Sept. 19, the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts (MMCA) will take that to the next level, unveiling its latest exhibit, “Raining Cats, Dogs and Cows.”

Tue
09
Sep

Five teens injured in accident outside Monona

 

Five local teens were injured in a single vehicle accident outside Monona just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

 

Tue
09
Sep

Teaser reflects on career with the railroad


Jim Teaser spent 36 years with the railroad, communicating with everything from the telegraph to the computer. On Saturday, Sept. 20, he’ll provide a telegraphy demonstration at Marquette’s annual Railroad Days celebration. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

Telegraphy demonstration part of Sept. 20 Railroad Days

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
09
Sep

Annual goals highlighted at school board meeting

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

MFL MarMac teacher and date coordinator Jennifer Wilwert presented the school board with the district’s annual progress report and improvement goals at the board’s Sept. 8 meeting.

 

Tue
09
Sep

Updated facility plan for sewer improvements to cost Monona $14,500

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

At its Sept. 2 meeting, the Monona Council reluctantly approved spending $14,500 to complete an updated facility plan for phase II sanitary sewer improvements.

Tue
02
Sep

New Maiden Voyage continues Vavra’s dream of making living on the Mississippi


Robert Vavra’s new Maiden Voyage Mississippi River tour boat took off from the McGregor Riverfront on Aug. 22 for the first time this summer, continuing Vavra’s dream of making a living on the river. Here, tour passengers listen as Vavra shares some historical information (and a few jokes) about the area as the boat floats along. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The new Maiden Voyage has 49 available seats, up from the 29 the original boat had at the end of her life. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

When the U.S. Coast Guard condemned his Mississippi River tour boat, the Maiden Voyage, owner and captain Robert Vavra had to think about his future on the river.

Tue
02
Sep

Lady Luck bakes up take-out dessert program


In July, Lady Luck Casino in Marquette began offering the “By the Dozen” bakery program, allowing customers to purchase homemade take-out desserts like pies, cheesecakes, cookies, bars and cupcakes. Pictured is Connie Christoph, one of the bakers responsible for the fresh and convenient desserts available in the display case near The Buffet. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

In the rush of daily living, sometimes it’s difficult to find time to make that pie for a church function or cupcakes for your kid’s party at school. Well, Lady Luck Casino’s new “By the Dozen” bakery program is here to help for those times you have to cheat a little or just want a treat for home.

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