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Thu
25
Jun

Lorna L. Peterman

Lorna L. Peterman, 87, of Walford, and formerly of Arlington, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Colonial Manor in Amana.

Lorna Loretta Voshell was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Arlington, the daughter of Chancy Fillmore and Virginia Elizabeth (Northrop) Voshell. She received her education from the Arlington School. Lorna was united in marriage to Henry Lee Peterman on May 10, 1951, in Arlington. They farmed near Volga and then were long-time residents of Arlington. Lorna was a homemaker and provided childcare for many of the Arlington children. In April of 2011, Lorna moved to Walford and later to the Colonial Manor in Amana.

Tue
23
Jun

MFL MarMac baseball team is off to 3-1 start


Max Havlicek sends the ball from third to first in the game against the War Eagles. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Chaise Ziegler went 2-4 with two RBIs in MFL MarMac’s 9-5 win over Clayton Ridge/Central on June 16.

Senior pitcher Kaleb Tilson tossed five innings against Clayton Ridge/Central, surrendering seven hits and five earned runs. He struck out four War Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team is off to a 3-1 start, with wins over Waukon, Clayton Ridge/Central and Kee and a tough loss at Jesup last week.

The 8-6 win at Waukon on June 15 was a comeback affair for the Bulldogs. The team trailed 5-3 heading into the sixth, before scoring three times in the top of the inning and twice more in the seventh to earn the victory.

Senior Cedrick Drahn was 2-3 in the game, driving in one run and scoring twice. Senior JT Stocker also tallied two hits—including a triple—and scored two times. In a 2-4 night, sophomore Cullen McShane had two RBIs and scored once.

Tue
23
Jun

A ‘sweep’ beginning to the season


At the urging of head coach Jerald Kleve, Lauren Kishman sprints home in MFL MarMac’s 22-4 victory over Clayton Ridge on June 17. Kishman was 2-2 in the game, driving in four runs and scoring twice. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Senior third baseman Keri Picha tosses the ball to first for an out in game one against the Eagles.

In game one of the doubleheader against Clayton Ridge, Lauren Haberichter tossed five innings, allowing seven hits and striking out nine batters.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac softball team swept Upper Iowa Conference foe Clayton Ridge in a doubleheader June 17, to start the season 2-0.

The first game was a 22-4 rout, book-ended by seven Bulldog runs in the first inning and 12 in the fifth. In addition to 11 hits, MFL MarMac players walked 14 times in the game and were hit by four pitches. 

Tue
23
Jun

War Eagles looking for first win


Drake Ostrander allowed just five hits and two earned runs in four innings against the Bulldogs. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

June 16 at MFL MarMac, Brandon Thiese had a big hit that tied the game 5-5.

Caleb Helle eyed the MFL MarMac defense as he dashed home during the June 16 game in Monona. He scored twice in the 9-5 loss.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central (CR/C) War Eagles have started the season 0-4, dropping a doubleheader to North Fayette Valley and games to MFL MarMac and South Winneshiek last week. 

The first game of the doubleheader against North Fayette Valley on June 15 looked promising, as CR/C took a 5-2 lead into the fourth inning. But then the War Eagles were bombarded with a four-run fourth inning and a five-run fifth inning by the TigerHawks, who were gifted 13 walks by War Eagle pitchers. The War Eagles had also committed six errors by the time the TigerHawks added another run in the seventh. The final score was 12-5. 

Tue
23
Jun

After slow start, Central rallies to 3-3 record


Fern Dierson connects with the ball during Central’s doubleheader sweep of Postville on June 17. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Madison Sylvester takes the unassisted out at first base against Postville.

Central pitcher Chelsia Larson allowed a combined three hits in the team’s doubleheader victories over Postville.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central Warriors softball season started quite inauspiciously last week, before the team rallied to finish with a record of 3-3. 

It all began with a doubleheader on June 15 that included a thwarted late inning rally and a late game loss against the Kee Hawks. 

Tue
23
Jun

Building connections to the community through art


Artist Jillian Webb Herrmann has built connections in northeast Iowa through her paintings and photography. (Submitted photo)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

It was a thousand-mile transition from North Carolina to Clayton County, the place where Jillian Webb Herrmann’s husband, Zach, has roots, as his parents and grandparents were all born and raised here. The adventure brought them, but it was the community that kept them here. It’s a community that has been lauded for its serene ability to welcome the transitioning traveler or the returning native. 

So, it was with no great surprise that Jillian, art enthusiast, photographer, painter and Tar Heel, with a degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found meeting people and gaining the support of the community rather easy. 

Tue
23
Jun

Elkader Fitness Center remodels, expands


The Elkader Fitness Center underwent a recent remodel and expansion, adding bathrooms, showers, new flooring, insulation, windows, air conditioning, emergency exits and a ceiling, among other things. There’s also a basketball court with an adjustable hoop, making it easy and fun to play for all ages. (Submitted photo)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

It was in 2008, in the aftermath of the Turkey River flood that devastated downtown, when local community members armed with a vision and a mind for health and fitness were inspired to start the Elkader Fitness Center. 

Community members like Amy Holst and Julie Kane purchased equipment from the previous fitness center, which was a casualty of the flood. Joleen Jansen established a non-profit venture with other Elkader locals, and a slew of volunteers and businesses contributed time, talent and money and turned the fitness center from a vision into a reality. 

Tue
23
Jun

McGregor grant program will help businesses redevelop, improve buildings


A new program established by the city of McGregor will provide economic development grants to local businesses for the redevelopment and improvement of buildings within the community, particularly in the downtown historic district. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

A new program established by the city of McGregor will provide economic development grants to local businesses for the redevelopment and improvement of buildings within the community.

The Business Enhancement Grant Program, which has been in the works for several years, resembles a state Main Street program that helps with building façade improvements, explained Duane Boelman, McGregor’s deputy city clerk and economic development lead.

“We always wanted to do it, but our downtown is in a floodplain, so it’s not eligible,” he said. “Now, we can use these funds to do the same thing.”

Tue
23
Jun

Sandhill crane family calling Driftless Area Wetlands Centre home


A family of sandhill cranes has taken up residence near the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre in Marquette, representing the first nesting pair the facility has ever had. One of the two colts is pictured feeding with a parent at the wetland. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

The sandhill cranes favor the Wetlands Centre’s nature playground areas. The property’s mixture of wetland and grassland makes it a “really good place for them,” said Wetlands Centre Director Alicia Mullarkey.

The cranes are recognizable for their long legs and necks, gray and tan bodies and bright red crowns.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

A family of sandhill cranes has taken up residence near the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre in Marquette, representing the first nesting pair the facility has ever had.

Once common dwellers in Iowa wetlands, sandhill crane populations waned in the late 1800s due to over-hunting and loss of habitat. The first breeding pair returned to the state in 1992, and, today, more than 20 Iowa counties have documented nesting sites.

“The adults have been here since spring, around April,” said Wetlands Centre Director Alicia Mullarkey, avidly watching the cranes through a spotting scope set up outside the nature facility. 

Tue
23
Jun

McGregor’s Sixth Street Bridge Project is moving ahead

Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The McGregor Council, at its June 17 meeting, approved the plans, specifications, opinion of cost and form of contract for the upcoming Sixth Street Bridge Project.

Tim Cutsforth, senior project manager with HR Green, said work will include taking out the bridge, which crosses the city’s storm sewer, and replacing it with a box culvert.

“We’ll also be replacing sanitary sewer for the length of the block, and the length of the street will be repaved as well,” he told the council.

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