North Iowa Times

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.

Tue
17
Dec

Iowa Network Services, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company contribute to Monona playground project


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. 

 

Tue
17
Dec

MarMac Rescue Squad donates school supplies, hats and mittens


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.

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