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Tue
20
Oct

Meet the Candidates: State Senate District 28

Republican Mike Klimesh and Democrat Matt Tapscott will face off in the Nov. 3 general election for the opportunity to represent District 28 in the Iowa State Senate. Michael Breitbach, who has held the seat since 2013, is retiring. District 28 includes all of Allamakee and Clayton counties, as well as most of Winneshiek County and northern Fayette County. Klimesh and Tapscott recently shared their thoughts on key issues with Times-Register reporter Willis Patenaude.


Mike Klimesh

Tue
20
Oct

Marquette considers stiffening fines for parking violations

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Marquette Council is considering stiffening fines for parking violations in the city—particularly when people park on the dike.

“This came up because, during a busy holiday, if you go down to the marina, the dike is parked full of vehicles and trailers. They’re parked right in front of the sign that says ‘no parking on the dike,’” said mayor Steve Weipert at the council’s Oct. 13 meeting. “They’re not allowed to park there because it protects the city, and you can’t be digging it up.”

Tue
20
Oct

Meet the Candidates: Clayton County Board of Supervisors

In the Nov. 3 general election, Republican incumbent Ray Peterson and Democratic challenger Lester Simons will battle to fill one open seat on the Clayton County Board of Supervisors. The winner will serve a four-year term. Times-Register reporter Willis Patenaude recently contacted the candidates to gauge their thoughts on key county issues.


Ray Peterson

Ray Peterson was first elected to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors in 2016, and currently serves as the board’s chairperson. 

Despite numerous requests for an interview or written comments over the past month, Peterson provided no responses to questions posed by the Times-Register.

Tue
20
Oct

Energy District lunch and learn event talks climate change in Elkader, Midwest

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

A recent virtual lunch and learn event organized by the Clayton County Energy District featured a discussion with Howard County Energy District Director and Cresco City Councilperson Amy Bouska on weather patterns and climate change locally and in the Midwest in general. The event was meant to educate attendees on the impact climate change is currently having and the future ramifications if left unchecked. 

Tue
20
Oct

MFL MarMac cruises past Postville 70-7 in playoff opener


Bulldogs Logan Brown (right) and Tristen Koehn pave the way for runner Bryce Radloff in MFL MarMac’s 70-7 win over Postville on Oct. 16. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Cole Allert chases down the Postville runner.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac football team cruised through its first-round playoff game on Oct. 16, defeating winless Postville 70-7.

The game was a re-match of the final week of the regular season, when the Bulldogs won 60-0 despite a slow start.

Tue
20
Oct

Central volleyball has tough week


Central’s Brandy Beatty digs out a ball during a game last week. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Warrior Chelsia Larson attempts a kill.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central volleyball team suffered another winless stretch last week, dropping both matches—one a hard-fought back and forth battle against Postville and the other in straight sets against Turkey Valley. 

Against 3-14 Postville on Oct. 13, the Warriors lost each of the first two sets by 25-23 scores before digging deep to pull out the next two sets 25-11 and 25-17). However, they succumbed in the fifth, losing 15-12. It was a competitive match and one of the Warriors’ best statistically of the season. 

Tue
20
Oct

Central cross country performs well at conference meet


Hannah Asche finished sixth at the Upper Iowa Conference meet with a time of 21:11, which was a season and course best. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Delaney Scherf achieved all-conference status with a 13th-place finish.

Corey Weber received honorable mention all-conference after finishing 21st.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

When it comes to success, the Warriors cross-country team proved, once again, in the Upper Iowa Conference meet at North Fayette Valley, that they are no strangers to it. 

The varsity girls put on a performance, with five runners finishing in the top 25 and producing a plethora of course and season best times. Hannah Asche and Delaney Scherf led the way, with Asche finishing sixth with a time of 21:11, which was a season and course best. Scherf was close behind in 13th with a 22:18, a course best. Both girls achieved all-conference status. 

Tue
20
Oct

Warriors lose 62-60 heartbreaker in season finale


Evan Schroeder carried the load for the Central offense, rushing for 121 yards on 19 carries for two touchdowns. He also added a passing touchdown and returned five kicks for 217 yards, including two touchdowns. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Elliot Kelly had two passing touchdowns and ran for 35 yards in the Warriors’ loss at Central City on Oct. 15.

A Warrior team effort tackled the Central City runner.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central football season ended in a heartbreakingly close 62-60 loss to the Central City Wildcats on Oct. 15. The game, which was originally scheduled for earlier in the year, served as the season finale when Central opted out of the playoffs, a decision that was made without player involvement. It was a decision the players understood, but were still disappointed by. Heading into the game, the team seemed ready. 

“We feel good, we’re playing loose and excited. It’s the seniors’ last game, so emotions will be high, which is good because I know that they will bring the excitement,” head coach Joe Koehn said beforehand. 

Tue
20
Oct

Three Bulldog runners turn in all-conference performances


With a 15th-place finish, Clare Grau was MFL MarMac’s top performer at the Upper Iowa Conference meet. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Kaylee Walch, who placed 19th on Oct. 15, has made huge improvements on her time this season, said head coach Eric Koenig.

Caleb Nordheim finished 19th and earned an all-conference spot on Oct. 15.

Colin Moses joined the cross country team late, but is getting back to where he was last season.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team competed in the Upper Iowa Conference meet at North Fayette Valley on Oct. 15, where three runners—Clare Grau, Kaylee Walch and Caleb Nordheim—turned in all-conference performances.

“The weather conditions were less than ideal, mainly the wind being the negative factor,” said head coach Eric Koenig, “but even with that the kids turned in good performances.”

Tue
20
Oct

MFL MarMac volleyball team wraps regular season

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac volleyball team wrapped up the regular season last week, following up a five-set loss to Clayton Ridge by sweeping Kee.

The Bulldogs started the Oct. 13 game at Clayton Ridge on a high note, easily winning the first set 25-17. The Eagles stormed back with 25-20 and 25-15 victories in the second and third frames, though, taking a 2-1 lead. MFL MarMac then evened the score with a 25-22 win in the fourth set. In the deciding fifth set, the Eagles flew away with a 15-9 finish.

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