North Iowa Times

Wed
04
Sep

Marquette City Council, businesses meet

 

By Audrey Posten

 

The Marquette City Council held a special meeting Aug. 27 in an effort to both clear the air and also address public questions and concerns regarding the city’s decision to cease funding the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce.

Wed
04
Sep

Danky’s: big city store in a small town


Brothers Mike Rhorer and Graham Price (left to right) opened Danky’s Apparel and Skate on Aug. 23. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Danky's has already piqued the interest of 16-year-old Jared Krueger (above), of McGregor, who admitted that he wasn’t that interested in skating before Danky’s came on the scene.

Danky’s offers skateboard decks, accessories, hats, shoes and apparel, as well as skateboard customizing and repair services.

The store also offers the local skating community something intangible—support.

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Wed
04
Sep

Costs determined for Marquette’s overlook and boardwalk projects

 

By Audrey Posten

 

The Marquette City Council held a special meeting Aug. 29 to discuss the projected costs for the city’s overlook and boardwalk projects. 

 

Wed
04
Sep

Bulldogs give all in 12-7 defeat


Quarterback Austin Schoulte (10) leads the Bulldogs out for their first game. (Photo by Linda Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

The 2013 version of the MFL MarMac Bulldog football team kicked off its season Aug. 30 in Monona against the East Buchanan Pirates. 

 

Tue
27
Aug

Planning for McGregor Lake Habitat Restoration Project should begin this fall


McGregor Lake

 

By Audrey Posten

 

This fall the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources, will begin planning the McGregor Lake Habitat Restoration Project.

Tue
27
Aug

Hansen finds artistic inspiration in McGregor


Artist Vangie Hansen looks at the Mississippi River—one of her artistic inspirations—from atop the houseboat she and her husband have lived on for the past five summers. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten

 

“When somebody buys art, they’re not just buying an object,” said artist Vangie Hansen. “They are buying the entire package, all of those years of experience. When somebody asks me how long I’ve worked on a painting, I truly could say 40 years.”

Tue
27
Aug

McGregor to explore ways to make riverfront cleaner, safer

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Members of the McGregor Dock Commission raised some concerns regarding the safety and disrepair of the city’s riverfront at the Aug. 21 city council meeting. 

Tue
27
Aug

Guest marching band to perform in Labor Day parade


The Onalaska High School Marching Hilltoppers, under the direction of McGregor native Dawson Strutt, will march in Saturday’s Labor Day parade. (Submitted photo)

 

Forty years ago you could find McGregor native Dawson Strutt marching down Main Street as part of the Mar-Mac High School band.  This holiday weekend, he will be walking the same path, but this time with a high school marching band of his own. The Onalaska High School Marching Hilltoppers, under the direction of Strutt, will be making a guest appearance in the 2013 McGregor Labor Day parade on Saturday, Aug. 31.

 

Tue
27
Aug

Friends Helping Friends takes another step toward conquering cancer


Vangie Hansen crosses the finish line of the Mar-Mac Friends Helping Friends cancer benefit 5K walk/run. The benefit, held on the McGregor riverfront, featured a 5K walk/run, bake sale, fish fry and auction. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of gas cards, which are given to individuals in cancer treatment in order to help offset expenses. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

These walkers were just some of the 73 people who participated in the walk/run. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

People survey the baked goods offered at the cancer benefit. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Wed
21
Aug

Corletts reflect on nearly 64 years together


Olga and Ralph Corlett, married Oct. 1, 1949, will celebrate 64 years together. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten

 

“The pictures on the wall tell me stuff,” said 85-year-old Ralph Corlett.

 

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