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Tue
24
Aug

Facing tough schedule, experienced Bulldogs are up to the challenge


Members of the MFL MarMac football team include (front, left to right) Michael Knickerbocker, Hunter Meyer, Collin Henkels, Callum Johnson, Chauncy Drahn, Kaden Stocker, Gabe McGeough, Cullen McShane, Caleb Mezera, Josh Reichard; (second row) Sam Frailey, Tyler Zuercher, Bryce Diehl, Cayl Anderson, Taylor Herzmann, Wyatt Powell, Kyle Tilson, Brandon Christofferson, Austin Schaller, Aiden Schoulte; (third row) Carver Blietz-Bentien, Austin Schlee, Kade McElwaine, Drew Earles, Corbin McElwaine, Jonah Wille, Uriah Duffield, Cole Allert, Brayden Gordon; (fourth row) James Waterman, Kade Humble, Brock Hackett, Elias Hatt, Bryce Radloff, Holden Mathis, Quinn McGeough, Jaron Wille, Carter Stoddard; (fifth row) managers Danta Wood and Abe Hanson, Izayah Streicher, Carter Streicher, Keith Anderson, Dalton Krause, Tristen Koehn, Karter Decker, managers Michael Balster and Ajla Hamzagic; (back) assistant coaches Brandon Burke, Luke Arenz, Nelson Converse, Paul Gordon, Ryan Pomerening, Kyle Kirkestue and Jake Wilke and head coach Dan Anderson. Not pictured are managers Jaxton Schroeder and Cayden Pester. (Photo courtesy of Blaker Photography)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
Aug

With offseason boost, MFL MarMac runners ready to improve 5K times


Members of the MFL MarMac cross country team include (front, left to right) Alexis Ross, Ruby Koeller, Clare Grau, Sydney Moser, Mya Nelson, Ayla Gerndt, Abby Schellhorn, manager Amber Moeller; (second row) Tricia Bacon, Dusty Berns, Caleb Nordheim, Will Koether, Reilly Franzen, Hunter Kugel, Kaylee Walch; (third row) Logan Ross, Tucker Ruff, head coach Eric Koenig; (back) assistant coach Megan Schellhorn, Bobby Kober and Jacob Schellhorn. Not pictured are Evelyn Ruff, Kaylee Nuehring and Cadence Weber. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
Aug

Central volleyball looks to improve


Members of the Central volleyball team include (front, left to right) Gabriella Defazio, Lizzie Royer, Alexis Loan; (middle) Karleigh Thorson, Chelsia Larson, Brandy Beatty, Katelyn Scherf, Tori Sylvester; (back) assistant coach Stephanie Burke, Alyson Feickert, Isabelle Groth, Alivia Keppler, Alexis Fettkether, Giorgia Baiguini, Gracie Cummer and head coach Mike Smith.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
Aug

Jane Siebrecht

Jane Siebrecht, 72, of Altoona, formerly of Garnavillo, died Aug. 19, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. 

 

Thu
19
Aug

Mary Rose O'Brien

Mary Rose O’Brien, age 71, of Kailua Kona and formerly of Ankeny, died peacefully on March 9, 2020, at home. Rose, or Rosie, as she was also known, was born Aug. 25, 1948, in Des Moines, to John and Alma Bruett. 

 

Wed
18
Aug

Beauty along the bluff: Volunteers make Bluffside Garden a picturesque McGregor spot


Lyle and Bonnie Troester have tended McGregor’s Bluffside Garden for 22 years. They are pictured with the sign that includes Bonnie's mother's favorite poem. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

The unique spot is located along A Street, past the Paper Moon book store and Old Jail and Firehouse and Cave Courtyard guest suites, and features colorful perennial and annual flowers, trees and bushes.

The zinnias are especially beautiful this time of year.

“We started out just planting flowers into the soil and then put mulch down. We planted a lot of hostas, especially along the front, but then the critters started eating them," Lyle explained. They later added large rocks to the area, creating terraces on the sloped terrain. Eventually, barrels were added too. The flowers were then planted directly into them in order to cut down on weeds.

The daisies, which came from her mother, are Bonnie’s favorite flowers at the Bluffside Garden.

The Bluffside Garden is a labor of love for the Troesters—literally. Lyle estimates he and Bonnie spend several hours each week tending the space. Planting, mulching and spring and fall clean up require even more time.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Wed
18
Aug

Economic resiliency meetings provide insight on COVID-19’s impact on area

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Wed
18
Aug

HAZMAT team called in for chemical incident in downtown Elkader

A chemical incident in downtown Elkader early last week required the fire department to call in the Linn County Regional HAZMAT Team for assistance.

 

Wed
18
Aug

Marquette sets fees for electric vehicle charging station use


Marquette's electric vehicle charging station is located in the Edgar Street city parking lot between Casey’s and the city park. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Wed
18
Aug

Chad Hauschild Logging is a humble company that puts the customer first


Chad Hauschild (third from left) stands with mom Linda Hauschild, daughters Anna Hauschild and Brook Hauschild, “littler helper” Bryer Rieck, Braden Whittle and George Rieck.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

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