North Iowa Times

Tue
25
Feb

DNR stalls Marquette’s boardwalk plans

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
25
Feb

Speech students perform at showcase


Dakota Hickman shared the poetry selection she will present at Saturday's district speech competition. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Ayla Boylen also presented a poetry piece.

Victoria Van Wey performed her solo musical theater piece at Sunday’s speech showcase.

Catie Lang shared an informative original oratory presentation about recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) in milk cows.

Tristan Meyer performed two pieces at the showcase—one storytelling piece about why a spider has eight legs and another acting piece about pet peeves.

Sheree Scarff also performed twice, including one literary program and a prose selection.

At the end of the showcase, the group of Ashley Heins, Chloe Landt and Catie Lang did an improvisation performance. Lang played a woman talking to herself in the bathroom, while Landt and Heins waited impatiently outside.

Here, Heins and Landt practice meditation to keep their bladders under control while they wait for Lang and her friend Karen to leave the bathroom.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

On Feb. 23, MFL MarMac held a speech showcase, highlighting the performances of both group and individual speech participants. Speech coach Angie Killian said this was the school’s first showcase.

Tue
25
Feb

McGregor dock regulation ordinance nearing completion

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

McGregor City Attorney Mike Schuster told the council at its Feb. 19 meeting that he’s nearly finished drafting the city’s dock regulation ordinance.

Tue
25
Feb

Marquette approves fiscal year 2015 budget

 

The city of Marquette approved its fiscal year 2015 budget at the Feb. 18 city council meeting. The budget runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. As of June 30, 2015, the city has budgeted to have an ending fund balance of $2,617,738.

 

The estimated total tax levy rate per $1,000 valuation on regular property is $6.23975, or $623.98 on a $100,000 property.

Tue
25
Feb

Howe places sixth at state wrestling


MFL MarMac senior Nathan Howe (top) began the state wrestling tournament with a 4-2 win over Ryan Anderson of Clarion-Goldfield, en route to a sixth place finish. (Photos courtesy of the Iowa Newspaper Association)

Howe faces off against Hudson’s Luke Huber. The state-ranked Huber defeated Howe 11-6, sending Howe into the consolation semi-final to face conference foe Derek Kohlmeyer of Sumner-Fred.

Howe lost his match to Kohlmeyer 4-2 in overtime, when Kohlmeyer got a takedown to win.

Howe then wrestled for fifth place against Austin Laabs of Guthrie Center. Laabs got a 5-4 victory, so Howe finished in sixth place.

 

By Michael Newton 

 

MFL MarMac senior Nathan Howe finished sixth at the state wrestling tournament, which was held over the weekend at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. 

Tue
25
Feb

Bulldog boys get 37 from Mason in tournament win over Waterloo Columbus Catholic


Austin Schoulte was the Bulldogs’ second leading scorer, as he had 16 in the win over Waterloo Columbus Catholic. (Photo by Michael Newton)

Cody Mason shoots what would become his 1,000th point Feb. 22. He scored 37 points against Waterloo Columbus Catholic, helping the Bulldogs advance to the district final against Denver. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

Tue
25
Feb

Bulldog girls’ tournament bid ends with loss to Sumner-Fred


Jillian Haberichter asks for the ball against the tight Sumner-Fred defense on Feb. 18. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

The MFL MarMac girls’ road to state ended Feb. 18, as they were dealt a 58-42 loss by the Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougars.

 

Tue
18
Feb

County taking steps to create plans in case of train derailment, cities will follow


Railcars carrying hazardous materials are affixed with red, diamond-shaped placards like this.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
18
Feb

Howe headed to state wrestling


MFL MarMac’s Nathan Howe qualified for the state wrestling tournament at 182 pounds. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

Tue
18
Feb

Monona cautions residents to keep an eye on water temps

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

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