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Tue
24
May

Reynolds visits Elkader for look at housing revitalization project


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds stands outside The Brim coffee shop with Danielle and Caleb Shea, owners of Shea Properties, which was awarded $270,000 as part of Reynolds’ $20 million investment in Downtown Housing Revitalization projects.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

56 years behind the wheel: Jones reflects on school bus driving career he’s loved


Rowland Jones drove his final school bus route this spring, wrapping up a 56-year career with first the MFL, and now MFL MarMac, School District. Bus driving hasn’t just been a job, but an integral part of who Rowland is. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Rowland has a small collection of miniature school buses in the upstairs of his rural Monona home, and when he put a new sign up at his farm a year and a half ago, a school bus with the MFL MarMac school name was proudly displayed beneath his name. A school bus is even on his headstone.

Rowland, pictured with a school bus several years ago, said connecting with people has been his favorite part of driving school bus. In many cases, Rowland has watched multiple generations of a family grow up. “My current route, they were either three or two, with the exception of a couple families that moved in. So you get attached to the kids,” he said.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

Firm selected to design shoring structure for Keystone Bridge


A firm has finally been found to design the shoring structure needed to reopen pedestrian access and allow contractors to work on the entirety of Elkader's Keystone Bridge. (Photo by Willis Patenaude)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

McGregor approves proposal for intensive archeological investigation


Sally Schneider took the oath of office to become McGregor’s newest city council member on May 18. Schneider was appointed to fill the position vacated by Deborah Scott, who has moved away from the community. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

Individuals honored for contributions to McGregor historic preservation


Michelle Pettit was one of two individuals recognized for contributions to McGregor’s historic preservation efforts. Mayor Lyle Troester last week presented her, as well as the late Lucy Rodenberg Anderson, with the Mayor’s Century Award. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

Mar-Mac Police Commission approves hiring of full-time officer

Chief position, residency requirement also discussed

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

Clayton County BOS hears emergency management building plan

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

Local Memorial Day services planned

Local American Legion posts will hold their annual Memorial Day activities this coming week, honoring military personnel who have died in service of the country.

 

Tue
24
May

Bulldog baseball starts season 1-1


Landon Johnson smacked a two-RBI double and walked twice in MFL MarMac’s May 20 loss to Marion. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Bulldog first baseman Chauncy Drahn tries to catch a Marion runner off the bag in last week’s 11-7 loss.

Elias Hatt pushes to beat a throw to first base. He singled twice and scored a run against Marion.

Brayden Gordon slides into home plate in MFL MarMac's loss to Marion.

Quinn McGeough caught the game against Marion on May 20.

Ben Krambeer pitched four and one-third innings against Marion, and took the loss.

Shortstop Jacob Schellhorn fields a grounder in the match-up against Marion.

Senior Kaden Stocker went 2-4, with a single and a double, and scored two runs versus Marion.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
24
May

War Eagles lose tough opener


Braxton Bormann handled catching duties for the War Eagles in the loss to New Hampton. (Photos by Jarod Bormann)

Drake Ostrander pitched in relief for the War Eagles and also had one of the team’s three hits.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

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