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Tue
29
Sep

Hall of Famer Osterloh offers wisdom

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

In a celebration befitting the times, Central’s Homecoming Hall of Famer, Michael Osterloh, delivered a message of faith, friends and family live via Zoom from Florida to the student body on Sept. 25, as part of the Homecoming festivities. Osterloh, a graduate of the Class of 1980, was chosen for his vast knowledge, experience and involvement with modern rocket technology and being at the forefront of space travel-related science.

Tue
29
Sep

Meet the Candidates: Clayton County Attorney


Zach Herrmann

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Zach Herrmann has spent most of his life in North Carolina, but his Iowa roots run deep. His parents and grandparents were all born and raised in Clayton County. In 2013, the attorney and his wife, Jillian, moved to the area, settling on the family farm.

“When I first moved here, I was in the Neylan Law Office, just down the street,” he said, speaking from his office in downtown Elkader. “[Kathleen Neylan] was really good to me and gave me a lot of opportunities. I learned a lot.”

Tue
29
Sep

Art in the Alley event brings culture and ‘placemaking’ to Elkader


Check out Elkader’s “Art in the Alley” on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is meant to build off Elkader’s bustling art culture and attractions. It will stretch from the post office down toward the opera house, running through the main alley in downtown, which stretches along the backside of Main Street.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

“It’s all about placemaking.” 

That’s how Main Street Elkader (MSE) Executive Director Kate Lower talked about the upcoming Art in the Alley event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

On the heels of Main Street Elkader being designated an Iowa Cultural and Entertainment District by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the event—the first of its kind—is meant to build off Elkader’s bustling art culture and attractions. It will stretch from the post office down toward the opera house, running through the main alley in downtown, which stretches along the backside of Main Street. 

Tue
29
Sep

Enjoy fall in Marquette and McGregor, with variety of activities Oct. 3-4


Fall has arrived, and Marquette and McGregor are preparing for a busy weekend of activities Oct. 3-4. The Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, in McGregor, will have around 50 vendors this year, with the majority set up outside. (File photo)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Fall has arrived, and Marquette and McGregor are preparing for a busy weekend of activities. 

The annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival will take place at McGregor’s Triangle Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4. Around 50 vendors are expected this year, with most setting up outside, and a limited number—physically distanced—inside the nearby Backwoods Event Center. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Marquette’s Flea Market Under the Bridge will also return Oct. 3-4, offering a unique selection of arts, crafts and collectibles from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.

Tue
29
Sep

Central football team wins homecoming game


Central running back Sean Wilwert drags a West Central tackler during the Warriors’ 56-48 victory Friday night. Wilwert and teammate Evan Schroeder combined for 274 of the team’s 367 rushing yards and had five touchdowns. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Elliot Kelly took over as quarterback against West Central. He threw for 26 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 37 yards and a touchdown.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

In a week that took on extra significance for the Central Warriors football team because of homecoming, they did not disappoint, delivering a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback victory to defeat the West Central Blue Devils 56-48. It was the team’s first win of the season and first win since Sept. 14, 2018. 

“It feels really good to get that first win. The kids were really excited and I know that my coaching staff and myself were very excited as well. I think homecoming added a little bit more to it, but I try to treat every game the same,” coach Joe Koehn said after the game.

Tue
29
Sep

Warrior volleyball team adds two wins to season total


Libero Maddy Wille secures a dig while teammates Alivia Keppler (1), Alyson Feickert (12), Chelsia Larson (7) and Brandy Beatty (0) look on. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Central’s Ava Pensel gets ready to serve.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

In a spectacular week of sports for Central, the varsity volleyball team won two out of three matches, defeating Kee and South Winneshiek to bring their season record to 3-12 and forge the building blocks that will carry the team forward. 

In the first match against Kee on Sept. 22, the Warriors dominated the Hawks, winning all three sets, 25-16, 25-22, and 25-18. 

Alivia Keppler led the team in assists with 21, while Isabelle Groth and Brandy Beatty combined for 17 of the team’s 28 kills. Overall, on 74 kill attempts, the Warriors converted 28 for an efficiency of .176. 

Tue
29
Sep

Bulldogs dim Stars 40-14, picking up homecoming victory


Austin Schlee (33) had a team-high 7.5 tackles in MFL MarMac’s dominant defensive performance against Starmont Sept. 25. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Karter Decker (8) scored four times against the Stars: two receiving touchdowns, one on the ground and another on a kickoff return.

Chauncy Drahn (75) wraps up a Starmont runner during the Bulldogs’ 40-14 victory.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

It was a happy ending to MFL MarMac’s homecoming week, as the Bulldog football team rolled to a 40-14 victory over Starmont on Friday night.

“The kids came out ready to play this week,” said head coach Dan Anderson. “It was a dominating performance by our defense, and offense and special teams played pretty well too.”

MFL MarMac scored first in the game when, with seven minutes to go in the opening quarter, Karter Decker picked up a short touchdown after a muffed Stars punt gave the Bulldogs good field position. The extra point made it 7-0.

Tue
29
Sep

Central cross country excels at Waukon

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The cross country team contributed to Central’s remarkable week in sports, putting in exceptional performances at the Waukon meet Sept. 22, where ribbons were won, personal times were bested and school records fell. 

The high school girls ran in the JV races, a decision that was made “to give all of our runners a chance to run as a group and get a feel for where they are within the group. We thought that could give them a chance to focus on each other and gain some experience toward what we need to work on as a team to be our best down the road in October,” said assistant coach Martha Bauder. 

Tue
29
Sep

Bulldogs snag second win in five-set thriller


MFL MarMac libero Lexy Johnson dives for the ball in the 3-2 win over North Fayette Valley on Sept. 24. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Bulldog senior Anna Stoddard sends the ball over the net in the game against the TigerHawks.

Aleyna Rodriguez sets the ball for an MFL MarMac teammate.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac volleyball won its second game of the season—and second Upper Iowa Conference match-up—on Sept. 24, in a five-set thriller with North Fayette Valley.

The Bulldogs were in control early, winning the first two sets 25-21 and 25-22. The TigerHawks played their way back into the game in the third set, however, coming away with a 25-21 advantage. NFV carried that momentum into the fourth set, cruising to a 25-12 victory. MFL MarMac fought back, though, pushing to a 15-11 win in the final frame.

Tue
29
Sep

Grau leads MFL MarMac cross country at Waukon

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team continued its season at Waukon on Sept. 22. Freshman Clare Grau was impressive as the Bulldogs’ top finisher, placing seventh in the varsity girls race with a time of 22:09.6.

Fellow freshmen Kaylee Walch and Ayla Gerndt came in 45th and 46th, respectively, at 26:02.4 and 26:02.8. Sophomore Alexis Ross had a time of 27:49.0 and took the 53rd spot, while freshman Ruby Koeller was close behind in 54th place, with a 27:55.6 finish. 

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