North Iowa Times

Tue
10
Sep

Learning landscape combines learning with fun and physical activity


The learning landscape, which includes 25 tires, allows students to enjoy an outdoor, active learning experience. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Kayla Koether (far left) taught Mrs. Hass' (far right) second grade class how to play a math game on the learning landscape.

Students solved addition and subtraction equations, then found the tire that correlated with the number that was the answer to the equation.

The students were split into two teams. The team member who found the correctly numbered tire first got to claim that tire.

Once all 25 tires were filled, the team with the most members occupying the tires was the winner.

The class played two rounds of the math game—one with mixed gender groups and another with boys vs. girls. (The boys won.)

Teachers will also be able to access special learning landscape lessons that will fit into their subject matter.

“Instead of staying inside for class, we can go outside and play games to learn the things we need to know,” Kayla Koether explained to Mrs. Hass’ second grade class. “The games we learn might be so much fun that you’ll want to play them at recess.”

 

By Audrey Posten

 

On Sept. 6, Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative and FoodCorps staff member Kayla Koether, who has been working  with the MFL MarMac School District for the past year, gave a demonstration on the school’s new learning landscape.

Tue
10
Sep

Marquette Depot gets a makeover


A crew from Tom’s Painting from Decorah began work on the exterior of the Marquette Depot and Information Center last week. The job was expected to take three to four days to complete. This marked the first time in over 10 years that the building has been painted. Check back to the North Iowa Times website and Facebook page for color photos of the finished product. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tue
10
Sep

Candidate filing deadline for city elections is Sept. 19

 

Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m., in the city clerk’s office, is the filing deadline for candidates for city elections without primaries.  Nomination and affidavit of candidacy papers are to be filed. The forms are available at the city clerk’s office and Clayton County Auditor’s office. 

 

In Monona, Farmersburg and Luana, the mayor and two council member positions are up for election.

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. 

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