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Wed
14
Aug

MFL MarMac expands wellness initiatives


Kayla Koether (right) showed MFL MarMac school board members and staff the Monona Center Elementary Garden at the Aug. 12 school board meeting. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten

 

At the Aug. 12 MFL MarMac school board meeting, Kayla Koether, a Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative staff member who has been working with the MFL MarMac School District for the past year, presented the school board with an update on the health-oriented goals the district accomplished last year, as well as what it plans to accomplish this year. 

Wed
14
Aug

For jam session participants, music is the common denominator


Jeff Gaunitz, Anne Loomis, Steve Eagle and Rich Palucci (from left to right) are just a few of the musicians who regularly play at the open jam session held at Josie’s River Queen tavern, in McGregor, every Sunday. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Rich Palucci, who has 20 years of music teaching experience, plays keyboards and various woodwind instruments. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Steve Eagle wails away on his saxophone. "I got married, raised a family and sold my saxophone," Eagle said. "This was the first time I'd played in 40 years." (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Kendall Techau plays harmonica and bass at the jam sessions. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten

 

“The good thing about music is that it disappears into the air, then starts all over again,” said McGregor musician Rich Palucci.

 

Wed
14
Aug

Reichard’s letter inspires donation from author


Robert Reichard poses with two of the autographed books and the signed poster that author Tim Green donated to the McGregor Public Library. (Submitted photo)

 

Robert Reichard, local student and patron of the McGregor Public Library, recently wrote to author Tim Green. Reichard’s letter inspired the best-selling sports author Green to donate books to the McGregor Public Library.

 

Wed
14
Aug

Filling up on fresh produce at Friday Night Live


Arlys Denning carefully chose some tomatoes at Marquette’s “Friday Night Live” farmers market Aug. 9. The farmers market, located outside the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, is held every Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., until Oct. 25. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Wed
07
Aug

Regal reflects on Afghanistan deployment


This sign met Jakob Regal when he returned home on July 11 with the 229th Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard, based out of Prairie du Chien, which had been stationed in Afghanistan since Sept. 2012. (Photo by Trudy Balcom)

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Throughout his nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, Jakob Regal obviously missed his family and friends. However, he also missed something a little less obvious, something people often take for granted each day—green landscape and paved walkways.

Wed
07
Aug

Marquette moves forward with scenic overlook and boardwalk projects

 

By Audrey Posten

 

At a special meeting Aug. 1, Project Manager Tim Cutsforth, an engineer with H.R. Green out of Cedar Rapids, presented the Marquette City Council and members of the dock commission with updated plans and schedules for the city’s scenic overlook and boardwalk project.

Wed
07
Aug

Boat capsizes near McGregor

 

Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, a 1977 tri-hull boat, operated by David Masbruch, 66, of Belmont, Wis., capsized on the Mississippi River. 

 

Wed
07
Aug

McGregor Public Library celebrates 50 years


Arlys Denning and Marlys Pfeiffer attended the McGregor Public Library 50th anniversary celebration on Aug. 2. Here, they look at a timeline that stretched around the entire library and featured dozens of photographs and newspaper clippings. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Librarian Cecilia O’Rieley (left) and Assistant Librarian Charlotte Franz (right) welcomed library goers in 1963. According to the guest book from the 1963 grand opening, visitors came from all over the country, from Massachusetts to California.

Current Librarian Michelle Pettit caught up with Franz and Kathy Davies. Franz retired in 1986 after 23 years at the McGregor Public Library. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Wed
07
Aug

Clayton County Fair success


Dacia Schoulte (middle, left) and Brooke Gillitzer (middle, right), both of McGregor, stand with Clayton County royalty Aug. 4 after winning the top two spots in the Kiddie Calf Show. The Clayton County Fair, held July 31 through Aug. 5 in National, featured entertainment for fairgoers of all ages, including concerts, a demolition derby, tractor pulls, a carnival, animals and exhibits. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Wed
31
Jul

Repairs continue in McGregor


A crew from Vorwald Enterprises works on a McGregor Heights Road culvert on July 23. The June 22 through 27 storms that brought heavy rains and flash flooding to the area will cost the city of McGregor an estimated $43,794.99. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

This collapsed sidewalk along C Street, leading to the overlook, will not be repaired in the coming weeks. City Administrator Lynette Sander said that a guard rail will be installed instead. (Photo by Trudy Balcom)

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