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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.

Tue
29
Oct

Football players reflect on historic season, but stress there’s more to come


Members of the MFL MarMac football team recently shared some thoughts on their historic season. Pictured (sitting, left to right) are Cullen McShane, Chaise Ziegler, Kutter Anderson, Michael Knickerbocker, Cedrick Drahn, Gabe McGeough; (back) Eli Johnson, Ethan Stubbs, Hunter Goltz, Max Havlicek and Jackson Landt. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

The first district title in school history, the first winning season since 1992, and the only 9-0 undefeated regular season in school history—to say it’s been a historic year for the MFL MarMac football program is an understatement. But when the postseason starts this Friday, the players want to make one thing clear: they’re not done yet.

“We are doing something we haven’t done in a long time, but we’re taking it as if we’re not satisfied,” said junior Max Havlicek, who was one of 11 players that recently sat down to reflect on the team’s success. “We’re not looking back at the season yet. We still have so much more to prove.”

Tue
29
Oct

‘Spook Cave Ghost Hunt’ offers insight into paranormal investigation


Paranormal investigator Chris Nielson shows off some of the devices utilized during one of the “Spook Cave Ghost Hunts.” During these 4.5-hour nighttime tours, attendees investigated what Nielson has found to be some of the more active spots on the 90-acre property. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Spook Cave—the name alone elicits a certain level of paranormal interest among the visitors who flock to the popular northeast Iowa attraction each year. 

Tue
29
Oct

Middle school girls bring home state cross country championship


The MFL MarMac Middle School girls cross country team won the Class 1A Eighth Grade Girls State Championship in Ankeny on Oct. 19. Runners included Kaylee Walch (left), Ayla Gerndt, Evelyn Ruff, Clare Grau, Tricia Bacon and Ava Kishman, who are pictured with coach Ashley Simon. (Submitted photo)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

The MFL MarMac Middle School girls cross country team won the Class 1A Eighth Grade Girls State Championship at the Washburn Classic in Ankeny on Oct. 19. The achievement was a first in school history and came just a few days after the team claimed the Upper Iowa Conference title.

First-year head coach Ashley Simon admitted state wasn’t even on the team’s radar when they started the season.

“We never even knew about it until another athletic director came up to me at a meet and said, ‘I’ve been seeing your times. Are you going to state?’” she shared. 

Tue
29
Oct

Winter parking restrictions begin Nov. 1

With winter approaching, residents in Marquette and McGregor are reminded that winter parking restrictions will go into effect beginning Nov. 1, and continue through March 31. 

In Marquette, parking is prohibited between 2 and 8 a.m. as follows:

• North Street - Park on the north side of the street (even numbered address) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and park on the south side of the street (odd numbered address) on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

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