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Tue
16
Nov

Charles J. Mason

Charles (Charlie) John Mason was born in Fonda to Charles Joseph Mason and Cecilia O’Brien Mason on June 20, 1942. He was a gift to the world from the day he was born. At a young age, his family moved to Marquette, where he grew up enjoying nature and the love of family and friends. His strong work ethic was apparent from early on. One of his first jobs was shoveling snow ahead of a train as it passed through Buelah Falls in McGregor. Other jobs included an arborist for Wright Tree service and laborer at the McGregor elevator before he began his beloved profession of being a commercial fisherman.

Tue
09
Nov

Central Veterans Day program is Nov. 11

By Mark Hertrampf, The Tatler

 

Tue
09
Nov

Clayton County VNA shares COVID-19 vaccine information

Pfizer COVID vaccine approved for ages 5-11

 On Nov. 2, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously to recommend the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11.  The committee’s recommendation was then approved by the CDC Director later that evening.

Tue
09
Nov

Northeast Iowa Vietnam Veterans group provides network of support for service members


The Northeast Iowa Vietnam Veterans roster currently has 71 members, including Gary Meyer (left), Dennis Mason and Mike Schmelzer, who all recently spoke about the group’s collective impact. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Northeast Iowa Vietnam Veterans members often assist at military funerals and do color guard for area parades. Their parade participation also includes a smaller scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. “The float is not really an entry, but part of the color guard. It’s more of a moving memorial,” explained Mike Schmelzer. The moving wall float includes 52 names, representing area service members lost in the Vietnam War.

Betty Helgerson (left), Laurie Mason, Sharon Schmelzer, Dottie Willie and Mona Benson share some of the Quilts of Valor they have created. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Sharon Schmelzer, Betty Helgerson and Laurie Mason last month presented two Quilts of Valor in a ceremony at Pikes Peak State Park. (Submitted photo)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
09
Nov

Denise Rohan: A glass ceiling breaking, trailblazing Army vet


Elkader native Denise Rohan was the first female national commander of the American Legion, serving from August 2017 through September 2018. (Submitted photos)

Denise (Hulbert) Rohan joined the Army in 1974. Here, she’s pictured at Fort Lee, Va., where she trained to specialize in electronic and communications repair.

At basic combat training, Denise was challenged mentally and physically, but so were her fellow recruits. They were all in the same place, fighting through the same things, and they were all homesick in some way. But around these struggles, they slowly formed a bond, becoming a “family” that depended on one another, she said.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
09
Nov

Central actors bring space hijinks to the stage for fall play


Central students will present “Father’s Been to Mars” Nov. 12-14. William Moser will play the role of Larry Gibson, a television actor who plays Captain Galaxy, a space hero who fights against the evil forces of Countess Vilma. He’s pictured with Brandy Beatty, who plays his wife Mildred, and Makayla Erickson, who will portray daughter Corky.

Karleigh Thorson will portray Gloria in the fall production. The comedy has been described as an “exciting show full of space fights.”

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
09
Nov

MFL MarMac students share popular children’s stories in ‘Seussical’


MFL MarMac’s high school theatre department will present the musical comedy “Seussical” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. The production is based around popular Dr. Seuss stories and characters, including The Cat in the Hat, portrayed by Jaxton Schroeder. Here, the Cat fans a relaxing Mayzie La Bird, played by Kaylee Nuehring. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

“There are a lot of different outtakes with other characters, but mainly it’s progressing through the story of Horton,” explained Jonah Wille, who plays Horton the elephant in “Seussical.”

Mindy Keehner fills the role of JoJo, the main character who imagines all the Dr. Seuss stories coming together.

"Seussical" features an ensemble of younger kids. They are pictured here with Dusty Berns, who plays the Grinch.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
09
Nov

County sees 18 percent turnout for city/school election

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
09
Nov

Beckman Catholic too much for Bulldogs in quarterfinal loss


MFL MarMac senior Kaden Stocker hoists the team’s state participant trophy following the Nov. 5 quarterfinal loss at Beckman Catholic. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Quarterback Carver Blietz-Bentien hands the ball off to running back Cullen McShane, who had a team-high 76 rushing yards on eight carries.

Bulldog Wyatt Powell closes in on Blazer back Owen Huehnergarth. Powell had 7.5 total tackles in the team’s defensive effort.

Senior fullback Gabe McGeough scored MFL MarMac's only touchdown late in the first half.

Bryce Radloff demonstrates his flexibility while tackling a Beckman runner. The sophomore made 7 tackles.

Lineman Josh Reichard makes a block for Bulldog runner Gabe McGeough.

Karter Decker looks for room to run in the quarterfinal game.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
09
Nov

Four Bulldogs are all-conference selections


Riley Moreland

Grace Anderson

Lakota Morrissey

Kaitlin Picha

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

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