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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.

Tue
17
Sep

Traditional music, food and beer will highlight Old Man River’s Oktoberfest celebration


The Americana Band from Dubuque will entertain Oktoberfest-goers with live music.

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Gemutlichkeit—the German word for a situation that induces a cheerful mood and social belonging, especially in regard to public festivities that involve music, food and drink—will be the order of the day in McGregor on Saturday, Sept. 28 as Old Man River hosts Oktoberfest from 1 to 8 p.m.

Tue
17
Sep

Railroad Days celebrates Marquette’s railroad history


Marquette’s Railroad Days events will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Depot Museum and Information Center. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten

 

The 11th annual Railroad Days, held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Marquette Depot Museum and Information Center, will give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to celebrate and learn about Marquette’s railroad history.

 

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