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Paizis’ artistic journey takes her from South Africa to McGregor


After creating and selling her art around the world for 23 years, artist Liza Paizis moved to McGregor a year and a half ago. She creates paintings, prints and jewelry in her studio in the basement of the home she shares with her husband on Ann Street, then sells it online and in local galleries, including the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Paizis’ work includes fantasy- and nature-inspired paintings, prints and jewelry. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Jul

10 years after heart attack, rehab lessons still stick with Monona man


Crossing Rivers Health (formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital) cardiac rehab and heart health patients have taken part in the Hearts of Gold Games for the past 14 years. This year’s team won the overall team champion award for earning the highest percentage of medals. Monona’s Bob Zwirlien (third from left) took home the award for most accomplished participant. Pictured (left to right) are Tammy Thompson, Crossing Rivers Cardiac Director/Exercise Physiologist; George Kahler, Prairie du Chien; Zwirlein; Don Klatt, Eileen Klatt and Dana Kahler, all of Prairie du Chien. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Jul

Halverson’s departure prompts administrative shake-up at MFL MarMac

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
15
Jul

Laying down the lot

 

Tue
15
Jul

MFL MarMac Softball Re-Cap—July 16, 2014 Issue


Jillian Haberichter threw her third consecutive no-hitter July 8 in the opening tournament game against Wapsie Valley. The Bulldogs won 13-0. (Photo by Michael Newton)

Alison Thurn rounds first during the Bulldogs’ 6-2 victory over Sumner-Fredericksburg. Thurn was 3-4 in the game, scoring two runs. (Photo courtesy of MFL MarMac Softball Facebook page)

 

By Michael Newton

 

Bulldog softball wins tournament opener behind Haberichter no-hitter

Tue
15
Jul

MFL MarMac Baseball Re-Cap—July 16, 2014 Issue

 

By Michael Newton

 

Baseball falls to NFV, Dunkerton

Tue
08
Jul

Monona police investigating break-ins

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Monona Police Chief Jo Amsden said the department is investigating break-ins that have occurred in the city off and on since March but more frequently within the last two weeks.

 

Tue
08
Jul

Parks important part of local communities


Trees are an important aspect of Marquette’s city parks, especially during the fall. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Monona’s Butterfly Garden and Trail was created through the work of volunteers. Volunteers also maintain the plantings, which are donated. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

McGregor’s Triangle Park, with its fountain and maple trees, is a hub of activity throughout the year, hosting a number of community events. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
08
Jul

Emma Big Bear birthday celebration includes family stories, demonstrations


Melanie Sainz looks on as Marian Miner shares stories about Emma Big Bear during Saturday’s celebration of Emma’s birthday. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

EBBF President Roger Halvorson opens the event.

Chloe Lorenz, of Prairie du Chien, portrayed Emma Big Bear.

Antoinette Kann shared a painting she did of Emma.

Robert Keiffer gave a flintknapping demonstration.

Mary Techau, of Effigy Mounds National Monument, gave a Winnebago basketmaking demonstration.

Spencer Lone Tree told stories about knowing and singing to Emma.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Emma Big Bear Holt’s 145th birthday was celebrated in Marquette July 5, at 127 North Street (Eagles Landing Winery)—Emma’s home near the end of her life.

 

Tue
08
Jul

New MMCA exhibit features river-related prints donated by author


The MMCA’s newest exhibit features prints from artist and author Arthur Geisert’s children’s book, “Rivertown.” In late summer/early fall, the MMCA plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for framing 20 of the 22 prints. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Carl Homstad

Amy Dobrian

Larry Welo

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The McGregor-Marquette Art Center’s (MMCA) newest exhibit, “Printmakers: Visions of time and place,” features work from four regional artists, including two prints from artist and author Arthur Geisert’s children’s book “Rivertown.” The two prints are some of the 22 etchings gifted to the MMCA by Geisert this winter.

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