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River Bluffs Maritime Museum returning to McGregor this weekend


Jeff Moses’ traveling River Bluffs Maritime Museum will be back in McGregor’s Riverfront Park June 28-29. (Submitted photo)

These model boats are just a few that will be on display in the River Bluffs Maritime Museum. Moses said he spends almost all of his time working on boats and models. One, he said, took four months to make. (Submitted photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Jeff Moses, with the River Bluffs Maritime Museum, will be back in McGregor this summer/fall, setting up his traveling museum in Riverfront Park, beginning with Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29.

Tue
24
Jun

Nature photography a natural fit for Busse


Kat Busse shows off one of her favorite photos, which depicts a monarch butterfly caterpillar. Of all the natural world has to offer, Busse said insects and mushrooms are her favorite things to photograph. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Often, people develop hobbies as a way to relax, to escape and separate themselves from their day jobs. However, for nature photographer Kat Busse, her job as a biologist working with invasive species at Effigy Mounds National Monument feeds into, and even created, her passion for photography.

Tue
24
Jun

Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival provides food, drink and fun


Teresa Albert, owner of Millstream Brewing Co., Iowa’s oldest microbrewery, hands out samples of her 2010 World Beer Cup gold medal winner—Schild Brau Amber—at last year’s Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival. Millstream will be back at this year’s fest along with three other breweries and six wineries. (North Iowa Times file photo)

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The fifth annual Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival, held Saturday, June 28, from 12 to 4 p.m., promises plenty of good food, drink and fun. 

Tue
24
Jun

River annexation not an option for McGregor

 

By Audrey Posten

 

Tue
24
Jun

MFL MarMac Softball Re-cap—June 25, 2014 Issue


Regan Butikofer slides safely into third during the Bulldogs' double header with Clayton Ridge. (Photo by Michael Newton)

MFL MarMac's Madelyn Vogt lines a hit down the third base line during a double header against Clayton Ridge. The Bulldogs won game one, but lost the second game. (Photo by Michael Newton)

 

By Michael Newton

 

Bulldog softball splits with Clayton Ridge

Tue
17
Jun

Murphy Memorial Library expansion plans discussed


The proposed Murphy Memorial Library expansion project will include a front addition to house the children’s collection and activity area. On the left side of the library (from the front), a meeting room will be added, along with a young adult area and a study room.

The library will have two front entrances, one going into the library and another into the meeting room.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Greg Baum, with architectural firm FEH Associates Inc., gave a presentation June 11 at the Murphy Memorial Library in Monona, highlighting the library’s proposed expansion plans. 

Tue
17
Jun

Local Cub Scouts have fun with a purpose


Cub Scout Eric Grady releases an arrow during an archery activity at Scout Strong Day. McGregor/Marquette Pack 32 participates in a number of activities, community events and service projects each year. (Submitted photos)

Being a Cub Scout also involves field trips. Here, Caleb Mezera, Collin Henkels and Alan Millin attend a Webelos weekend retreat in Dubuque.

Eric Grady, Corbin McElwaine, Dylan Jones, Cole Colsch, Devin Ehlert and Kade McElwaine also visited the Mar-Mac Police Department, meeting with Chief Jason Bogdonovich.

Dodgen said he especially enjoys hiking with the boys because they always come across something interesting.

Neil Dodgen was named Dellaykee District 2013 Scouter of the Year.

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

For the Cub Scouts, it’s all about fun with a purpose.

 

Tue
17
Jun

Romper Room motorcycle ride rumbles into McGregor Saturday

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

The 25th annual Romper Room Fun Run motorcycle ride will rumble into McGregor Saturday, June 21, bringing over 1,200 motorcycles.

Tue
17
Jun

Civil War presentations planned for June 21

 

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Tue
17
Jun

Monona Family Aquatic Center attendance over 800 so far this season

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

 

Kyle Pedretti, with the Monona Family Aquatic Center, spoke to the Monona City Council June 16, relaying that he’s getting into the flow of things at the aquatic center and that all is going well with the parking situation. Construction of a new aquatic center parking lot is currently underway and expected to be complete at the end of July.

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