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Tue
19
Nov

Five MFL MarMac volleyball players receive all-conference honors


Brinan Berger

Bailey Winter

Riley Moreland

Rachel Davis

RoseMary McGeough

Five MFL MarMac volleyball players have earned Upper Iowa all-conference honors. Seniors Brinan Berger and Bailey Winter were both named to the first team and sophomore Riley Moreland to the second team, while seniors Rachel Davis and RoseMary McGeough each received honorable mention nods.

Berger, who was the only unanimous selection, was third in the conference and first among the Bulldogs in digs, with 343. She also racked up 179 kills, putting her among the conference leaders. Berger completed .889 percent of her serves and smacked 32 aces.

Winter was one of the conference and team leaders in several different categories. Her 62 total blocks put her second in the Upper Iowa, and she was fifth with 183 kills and ninth with 239 digs. She also boasted a .916 serve efficiency and had 34 aces.

Tue
12
Nov

The beginning of a 'Legacy'


When the MFL MarMac High School show choir takes the stage this season, they’ll do so under the new name of Legacy, departing from the Young Americans moniker the group has been know for since the 1970s. Legacy members recently completed their second choreography camp with Jordan Webster-Moore, in preparation for the one-hit wonders-themed show that will feature re-vamped song and dance numbers. (Submitted photo)

With show choir’s name change comes re-vamped choreography, musical arrangements

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

When the MFL MarMac High School show choir takes the stage this season, they’ll do so under the new name of Legacy, departing from the Young Americans moniker the group has been know for since the 1970s.

The change wasn’t by choice, said choral director Jaydeane Berns. The school’s superintendent, Dale Crozier, received a letter from a California-based group also called the Young Americans, who said they’d copyrighted the name.

Tue
12
Nov

Monona meal site offers local seniors food and fellowship


Local seniors are welcome to stop by Monona’s meal site every Tuesday and Thursday for a warm, healthy meal and fellowship with other community members. Lunch is always served at 11:30 a.m., at the community center, 104 S. Egbert St. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Local seniors are welcome to stop by Monona’s meal site every Tuesday and Thursday for a warm, healthy meal and fellowship with other community members. Lunch is always served at 11:30 a.m., at the community center, 104 S. Egbert St.

Attendance generally ranges from four to 10 people, and coordinator Marilyn Baade would like to see that number grow. When she started volunteering at the site in 2004, around 24 people came regularly. It was higher yet in the decades before.

Tue
12
Nov

Councils, school board will have new faces

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Several local city councils, as well as the MFL MarMac School Board, will have some new faces in the coming year, based on unofficial results from the Nov. 5 city/school election.

Retired teacher Roberta Hass will take one of three open seats on the school board, after receiving a combined 406 votes from district residents in Clayton and Allamakee counties. Incumbents Tonya Meyer and Collin Stubbs earned 360 and 347 votes, respectively, to take the two other seats. Sharon Greener, who was also an incumbent, picked up 335 votes. Hass, Meyer and Stubbs will all serve four-year terms on the board.

Fri
08
Nov

Robert Cardin

Robert Lee (Bob) Cardin, 82, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at his home in Kerrville, Texas, with his family at his bedside. He was born in a house in Marquette, to parents Miles and Harriett Cardin on June 21, 1937. He married the love of his life, Judith Anne Risdon, on June 21, 1958, in Independence.

Bob went to school at Mar-Mac in McGregor. He started working at the age of 14 on his uncle’s farm, and, at age 16, began working at the Strand Theater running the movie projector to earn money for basketball shoes. He also worked at Hipps Auto Garage in Prairie du Chien, Wis., until he graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1955.

Tue
05
Nov

From one commander to another


Military service isn’t the only thing grandson and grandfather Jakob and Dennis Regal have in common. In 2017, Jakob took over for his grandfather as commander of McGregor’s American Legion Post #267. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

As commander, one of Jakob’s goals has been to make improvements at the Legion Hall on Ann Street. This year, Ryan Bacon helped install new siding on the building, while Pat’s Electric completed outside electrical work and Gencor made new signs for the exterior.

Regals share not just military experience, but leadership of McGregor Legion Post #267

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Dennis Regal joined the Army in 1956, while just a junior in high school, serving with the National Guard unit in Prairie du Chien, Wis., that was then a medical company.

“My brother was in the Korean War and he had a friend who talked me into joining the unit over there,” Dennis recalled. His first position was as a litter bearer. He retired with the rank of chief warrant officer four nearly 40 years later, in 1995, after stints in Desert Storm and Panama.

Tue
05
Nov

Musical will bring ‘Peanuts’ comic strip to life


Max Koeller will take on the role of Charlie Brown and Riley Whitney will play Lucy in MFL MarMac’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Nov. 9 and 10. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

The musical will bring Charles M. Schulz’s iconic “Peanuts” comic strip to life. All the well-known characters, including Snoopy (Sydney Moser), Sally (Rose Grau) and Woodstock (Jonah Wille), will be featured.

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Good grief! Don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles M. Schulz’s iconic “Peanuts” comic strip come to life this weekend during the MFL MarMac musical, which offers a fresh take on the 1967 classic “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

The cast will present three performances in the high school auditorium, in Monona—at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, then again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. There is no Friday night show this year, so as not to conflict with the MFL MarMac football playoff game.

Tue
05
Nov

Family claims Walz Energy partners lied about project’s financing

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Members of the Walz family are suing their Walz Energy partners, claiming they lied about having financing for the 10,000-head cattle feedlot and biogas operation under construction outside Monona.

The lawsuit filed by Michael, Dean and Jared Walz accuses Feeder Creek Group and its managing members, Heath Kellogg and Jon Haman, of theft, misrepresentation and breach of contract.

Tue
05
Nov

McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce holds annual awards dinner


Several individuals and chamber members were recognized for their work in the community during the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner. Terry Sharp (left) received the Lena D. Myers Award, while Gary Howe was honored with the Longevity Award and Duane Boelman the James King Award. Not pictured is Joan Burns, who received the Alexander MacGregor Award. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner Nov. 4, at Backwoods Bar and Grill, in McGregor. The evening included updates from the chamber’s executive director, Ashley Kishman, as well as chamber board president Audrey Posten, editor of the North Iowa Times, and vice president Katie Ruff, owner of By the Spoonful. 

Several individuals and chamber members were also recognized for their work in the community. Terry Sharp, through his work at the Marquette Depot Museum and Information Center, received the Lena D. Myers award for conserving the historical heritage of the communities of Marquette and McGregor. 

Fri
01
Nov

Adeline Hammel

Adeline Maxine Hammel, 93, of McGregor, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Great River Care Center, McGregor. Adeline Maxine was born Jan. 22, 1926, to George and Mildred (Lamphere) Ingles at home in Lodomillo Township, Littleport. She attended country school in Mays Prairie in Waterville.

In her younger years, Adeline worked as a waitress at Indian Isle for many years. Adeline also worked at 3M in Prairie du Chien, Wis. She loved to travel, read and play cards.

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