North Iowa Times

Mon
02
Dec

Fire destroys home outside of McGregor, donations needed


A fire completely engulfed and destroyed the Southwick home at 17454 Lariat Rd., outside McGregor, around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. (Photos by Judd Furlong)

The home’s occupants, the three Southwick brothers, were not inside at the time, but all of their possessions were lost. A drive has been set up to collect clothing, furniture, household items, toiletries, and other items.

McGregor Fire Chief Dan Bickel said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
26
Nov

Marquette receives Emma Big Bear basket collection


Terry Landsgaard shows off one of the Emma Big Bear baskets he has donated to the city of Marquette. The baskets will be displayed at the Marquette City Hall and Community Center, as well as the Depot Museum and Driftless Area Wetlands Centre. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Landsgaard is also gifting the city with other Native American artifacts and art.

Marquette Mayor Norma Mason looks on as Landsgaard signs over his collection.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Terry Landsgaard, of West Union, gifted the city of Marquette with his collection of Emma Big Bear baskets and other Native American art and artifacts at the Nov. 19 city council meeting.

 

Tue
26
Nov

McGregor grudgingly approves police budget


McGregor Mayor Gay Hallberg (right) looked on as Janet Hallberg (left) took the oath of office and became a member of the McGregor City Council at the city’s regular monthly meeting on Nov. 20. The seat had been vacant for the past two months after former councilman Jason Bogdonovich accepted the Mar-Mac Police Chief position. Hallberg was elected on Nov. 5. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
26
Nov

Marquette Council discusses tourism coordinator position

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
26
Nov

Monona Police Department without staff, Sheriff’s Office to provide coverage

 

Due to the recent resignation of Police Chief Jane Scott-Quandahl, the Monona Police Department is without a staff. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will provide coverage throughout the hiring process. For emergency assistance, call 911, but for any other law enforcement assistance, please call the sheriff’s office at (563) 245-2422. Call the Monona City Hall at (563) 539-2355 with any other questions or concerns.

 
Tue
26
Nov

Insurance company satisfied with proposed Monona bicycle course design plan

 

By Pat McTaggart 

 

Tue
26
Nov

Bulldog players earn district football honors

 

The all-district football teams have been announced, with junior Gatlin Keehner earning first team honors. Juniors Matt Meyer and Chase Strub and senior Nate Howe garnered second team honors, while sophomores Colby Ferguson and Bryce Burke were named to the honorable mention team.

 

Tue
26
Nov

MFL MarMac looks good in Jamboree action


MFL MarMac’s Marcy Klein plays tight defense on East Buchanan’s Kristin Mossman during the Nov. 19 Bulldog Jamboree. The Bulldogs played a half of basketball against East Buchanan, winning 53-20. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton  

 

Tue
19
Nov

Snodgrass follows soapmaking dream


No, Patti isn’t holding a cupcake. It is actually soap. Patti sells her soap online, as well as at farmers markets and craft fairs. Soon, her products will be available at Crafters Corner in Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

While Snodgrass makes the soap in her kitchen, she has another room devoted to housing her ingredients and inventory, as well as soap that needs to dry before it can be packaged. This rack holds all of the soap that still needs to dry. Most take at least four to six weeks to dry, but some types can take up to one year.

These are some newly-created bath bombs.

Snodgrass, who has been making soap for 10 years, and works out of her home in McGregor, removes one of her creations from its mold so that it can be cut into bars.

The soap is first cut into three sections before it is cut into bars and placed on the drying rack.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Patti Snodgrass’ soapmaking dream began when she was just eight years old. Her family lived next door to their landlady, whose mother had been a nurse during World War I.

Tue
19
Nov

Festival of Trees events will spread holiday cheer


This year’s Festival of Trees, held at the McGregor’s Landing Event Center on Dec. 6 and 7, will feature decorated trees like this one from last year, as well as gingerbread houses, crafts, beer and wine tasting, desserts, caroling and live music. (NIT file photo)

All free will donations, along with the proceeds from the Christmas tree and gingerbread house auctions, will go to the McGregor Fire Department and the MarMac Rescue Squad. (NIT file photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The McGregor Historical Society, McGregor Clan Lions Club and McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts will once again bring holiday cheer to the area with the Festival of Trees on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7.

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