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Tue
24
Sep

Opera House Players unite over shared passion for the theater


It has taken the Opera House Players 40 rehearsals to prepare for their upcoming musical, “Copacabana.” (Submitted photo)

The group, which formed in 1966, has been a large part of some locals’ lives for many years. (Submitted photo)

Joeann Tesar will play Conchita Alvarez in “Copacabana.” “My original ambition was to be an actress,” she said. “Having such an elegant theater to perform in makes my dream come true in a grand style.” (Submitted photo)

Dave Beck, Joeann Tesar and Jonathon Moser rehearse a scene. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten

 

For the next two weekends, the Elkader Opera House Players will once again grace the stage, as  the group presents the musical “Copacabana,” featuring music by Barry Manilow.

 

Tue
24
Sep

Marquette Council discusses flea market parking, location

 

By Audrey Posten

 

“I don’t want to be the subject of being yelled at about parking,” said councilwoman Mary Jo Pirc when asked at the Sept. 17 Marquette City Council meeting if she had any comments about the flea market. It was most recently held Labor Day weekend.

 

Tue
24
Sep

McGregor Council considers MMU proposal to upgrade water meters

 

By Audrey Posten

 

At the Sept. 23 McGregor City Council meeting, council members considered a proposal from the McGregor Municipal Utilities (MMU) asking the council to help fund the purchase of new water meters.

 

Tue
24
Sep

History abounds at Marquette’s Railroad Days


Jim Teaser, who was a railroad telegrapher for 36 years, gave a demonstration at the Sept. 21 Railroad Days celebration in Marquette. Teaser went to school to learn how to be a telegrapher. To get hired, he said a person had to be able to do 10 to 15 words per minute. “You could always tell who the operator was by the way they sent messages,” Teaser explained to event attendees. “Everyone had a different fist.” (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Oliver Ludvik, of Marquette, offers up a smile for caricature artist John Mundt at Saturday’s Railroad Days celebration in Marquette. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tue
24
Sep

Bulldogs fall to Sumner-Fredericksburg 52-0

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL MarMac Bulldogs were shut out Friday night by the Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougars 52-0. The Cougar star of the game was Jalen Tranbarger, who had 152 yards of rushing, 10 yards receiving and 23 punt return yards, as well as three tackles and an interception returned 31 yards for a touchdown.  

 

Tue
24
Sep

MFL MarMac Volleyball re-cap

 

By Michael Newton

 

Sept. 17 vs. Kee

The Lansing Kee Hawks swept the MFL MarMac Bulldog volleyball team 25-15, 25-19 and 25-16 on Sept. 17. The Bulldogs lost their sixth straight match despite a 12 of 13 serving performance by Jillian Haberichter and six kills by Lexi Dettbarn. Ashley Heins added five kills and Alison Thurn and Bailey Boland managed seven digs.

Tue
17
Sep

North Fayette Valley Cross Country Meet results

 

Boys results from the Saturday, Sept. 14 North Fayette Valley Meet—the Bulldogs finished 13th out of 13 teams.

383     Sam Pfeiffer          MFL MM    37    19:11:00

Tue
17
Sep

Volleyball shows improvement in four match defeats

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL-MarMac Bulldog Volleyball team had a busy week last week, playing a single game against Waukon and a tournament at Maquoketa Valley.

 

Tue
17
Sep

Jesup defeats Bulldogs 46-8

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL-MarMac Bulldogs dropped their 1A District Four opener to Jesup 46-8 on Friday, Sept. 13. 

 

Tue
17
Sep

This is just a drill! MarMac fire, rescue teams conduct extrication training


Firefighters removed the hood of a car Saturday morning during an extrication training session held in the McGregor Municipal Utilities parking lot. The session gave the MarMac EMS and fire department the opportunity to practice removing accident victims from damaged vehicles. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

McKenzie Leckliter, Jennifer Pazour, Sarah Ferrel and Dillon Thompson (left to right) volunteered to be victims for the extrication practice.

Firefighters work on opening one of the car doors.

EMTs attend to victim volunteer McKenzie Leckliter after she is extricated from one of the vehicles.

A firefighter begins work on removing the whole roof of one car.

The fire department usually cuts up at least one car each year, while the rescue squad does a training session like this or a river rescue each year.

EMTs now have better access to the victims.

One volunteer is loaded into the rescue squad.

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Despite the broken glass and crumpled vehicles and the rescue squad and fire trucks gathered in its vicinity, the McGregor Municipal Utilities parking lot was not the scene of an accident Saturday morning. Rather, it was the scene of an extrication training exercise, giving the MarMac EMS and fire department the opportunity to practice removing accident victims from damaged vehicles.

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