North Iowa Times

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.

Tue
08
Jul

Monona Chamber and Economic Development plans search for director

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The Monona Chamber and Economic Development Board is moving forward with plans to find a part-time director.

 

Tue
08
Jul

MFL MarMac Softball Re-cap—July 9, 2014 Issue

 

 

Haberichter pitches two no-hitters in softball team's sweep of Postville

 

By Michael Newton

Tue
01
Jul

MFL MarMac Youth Rec participants learn about fun, competition


Each year, hundreds of MFL MarMac students participate in youth sports through MFL MarMac Youth Rec. They learn how to be competitive while also having fun, something these two boys on second/third grade machine pitch teams were doing in Marquette last week. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

John Winter coaches his granddaughters’ softball team. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
01
Jul

Malcolm offers glimpse into world of rare books


John Malcolm, of Rivertown Fine Books, has an inventory of close to 40,000 rare books along with other unique items like old toys and maps. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

“I’ve loved books from the time I could read,” said John Malcolm, owner of Rivertown Fine Books in McGregor. “People would give me books, so I accumulated a bunch as I got older.”

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