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Tue
28
Aug

Turner Park hog roast and 5K event will support splash pad project


The Turner Park: Fitness for All Ages Committee will hold its fourth annual 5K run/walk, kid’s fun run and hog roast in McGregor this Friday evening, Aug. 31. (NIT file photo)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

The Turner Park: Fitness for All Ages Committee will hold its fourth annual 5K run/walk, kid’s fun run and hog roast in McGregor this Friday evening, Aug. 31.

The hog roast will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Turner Park shelter. Registration for the 5K will also begin at 6 p.m. The kid’s fun run, a 400-meter run around the park’s track, will start at 6:30 p.m., and the 5K will immediately follow. 

“The kids will all get participation prizes for having fun and getting out and exercising,” said Janet Hallberg, head of the Turner Park Committee. 

Tue
28
Aug

City of Monona accepting offers for lot

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

At its Aug. 20 meeting, the Monona City Council approved terms of sale for the recently-acquired residential property at 400 S. Main St., and is now accepting offers for the purchase of the lot. 

Those who are interested in the property will have until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, to submit an “offer for purchase” form, which can be picked up at city hall. The council will consider the offers at its Sept. 24 meeting. 

Gateway Park camping fees to increase

Tue
28
Aug

Alpine launches Fusion Network in city of Marquette and Pleasant Ridge neighborhood

Alpine Communications is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new, 100 percent fiber-optic Fusion Network to all homes and businesses within the city limits of Marquette and the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of McGregor. Once activated on the new Fusion Network, current internet customers can look forward to receiving increased internet speeds at no extra charge.

While Alpine Communications has offered FusionTV to Marquette since 2013, this enhanced digital television service is now available to the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood because of fiber-optics. Introductory specials for both FusionTV and Fusion internet will be available for a limited time.

With fiber, customers can look forward to important advantages, including:

Tue
28
Aug

Walz Energy agrees to pay fine, comply with permit


Walz Energy LLC has entered into an administrative consent order with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to address violations at its site east of Monona. (NIT file photo)

Walz Energy LLC has entered into an administrative consent order with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to address violations at its site east of Monona.

Violations addressed include illegal discharges to a water of the state (Bloody Run Creek), multiple ongoing violations of its stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and a violation of its wastewater construction permit. 

According to the DNR, Walz Energy has agreed to payment of a $10,000 administrative penalty and to comply with its NPDES stormwater permit. 

Tue
21
Aug

As MFL MarMac moves to Class A, player health is key to success


Members of the MFL MarMac football team include (front, left to right) Hunter Goltz, Jack Vorwald, Andrew Heins, Aidan Grove, Kashton Mathis, Collin Henkels, Kaden Stocker, Marlene Franzen; (second row) Kale Miene, Trevor Jones, Jacob Trudo, Tyler Wille, Gavin Hertrampf, Spencer Larson, Jackson Landt, Zach Howe, Logan Engelhardt; (third row) manager Ben Miene, Chauncy Drahn, Logan Klenk, Kutter Anderson, Cayden Ball, Max Havlicek, Cedrick Drahn, Gabe McGeough, Cullen McShane, Ethan Stubbs; (back) assistant coach Luke Arenz, head coach Dan Anderson, Jamarr Tanniehill, Michael Egan, Zach Trudo, Garret Keehner, Dylan Corlett, Riley Wille, Shane Bowen and assistant coaches Brandon Burke and Kyle Kirkestue. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

MFL MarMac will make its debut in Class A football this week. The move from Class 1A to the smallest class of 11-man football was precipitated by the district’s enrollment decline, and it will present both challenges and opportunities, said head coach Dan Anderson.

Anderson, who’s coached in some capacity at MFL MarMac nearly every year since 2000, including 2005-2008 as head football coach, is back at the helm this year. 

Tue
21
Aug

Strong set of returners will bolster Bulldog volleyball team


Members of the MFL MarMac volleyball team include (front, left to right) Summer Schutte, Brinan Berger, Rachel Davis, Jayde Schubert; (middle) manager Saysha Schoulte, RoseMary McGeough, Megan Lang, Ashley Weaver, Taylor Berns; (back) Riley Moreland, Bailey Winter, Josie Kleinow and Lexy Johnson. (Photo courtesy of Megan Howe Designs)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

MFL MarMac head volleyball coach Kelly Winter hopes familiarity will lead her team to victory this season.

“We have most of our returning starters back this season,” she said. “They have played together for awhile now, and are aware of their teammates’ abilities.”

Among those key returners are seniors Jayde Schubert, Josie Kleinow and Summer Schutte. The team also features a strong junior class, including RoseMary McGeough, Brinan Berger, Bailey Winter, Megan Lang, Taylor Berns, Rachel Davis and Ashley Weaver.

Tue
21
Aug

Hobby takes flight


Oliver Ludvik, 7, from Marquette, shows off the containers where he raises monarch butterflies. Filled with sticks and milkweed leaves, the enclosures provide habitat and food as the insects make their way from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis to butterfly. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Oliver currently has a number of hungry caterpillars who, over two weeks, will grow and shed several times before entering the pupa stage. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Oliver began raising and releasing butterflies two years ago. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

“It’s pretty weird how they transform,” Oliver said. “I like when I get to let them go.” (Submitted photo)

Oliver shows off a drawing he created demonstrating the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Marquette boy enjoys raising monarchs

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Reaching into a glass enclosure littered with sticks and milkweed leaves, Oliver Ludvik carefully coaxes a monarch butterfly onto his fingertips. Observing the hind wings, he makes a discovery.

“This one doesn’t have a dot,” he noted, “so it’s a girl.”

The Marquette 7 year old has lovingly raised the insect since it was an egg—no bigger than a pin head—on the underside of a milkweed leaf. But it’s time for the butterfly to leave its enclosure and head into the wild, where it will hopefully lay the next generation of monarchs for Oliver to find and nurture.

Tue
21
Aug

Contractor approved for Depot expansion project


A new addition to the Marquette Depot Museum and Information Center, located on Edgar Street, will be built on the end of the existing structure, where there’s now a graveled area. The expansion project will nearly double the present space and also facilitate some much-needed building improvements. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

At its Aug. 14 meeting, the Marquette Council awarded the contract for the phase III expansion of the Marquette Depot Museum and Information Center to Matt Construction, of Sumner, for $234,900.

The addition will be built on the end of the existing structure, where there’s now a graveled area, and nearly double the present space.

The project will allow for the display of many more items related to railroad and Marquette history. It will also facilitate some much-needed building improvements. 

Tue
21
Aug

NICC seeks support for bond levy continuance

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Ken Reimer, president of the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Board of Trustees, and Erica Nosbisch, director of NICC’s Waukon Center, spoke to the MFL MarMac School Board at its Aug. 13 meeting, seeking support for NICC’s bond levy continuance.

The measure, which will be on the ballot for an election held Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the college’s district, will ask voters if they would like to continue the current tax levy. NICC’s district includes the public school districts in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties, along with sections of Bremer, Buchanan, Jones, Jackson and Mitchell counties.

Tue
21
Aug

Luana Daze will celebrate fire department’s 100th anniversary


Get “Small Town Proud” and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Luana Fire Department at this year’s Luana Daze, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26. While they’re in town, people are welcome to stop by the new fire station and tour the work that’s been completed. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Get “Small Town Proud” and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Luana Fire Department at this year’s Luana Daze, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26.

Activities will kick off early on Saturday with a 5K walk/run. Sign up starts at 7:15 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m., in front of the Luana Tap. 

A pancake, egg and sausage breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

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