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Tue
02
Mar

SWCD recognizes conservation efforts of local farm families


A thick mat of corn stalk residue protects Ed Ruff’s cropland. (Submitted photos)

Arlyn Adney’s no-till soybeans emerge through the terminated cereal rye cover crop.

No-till corn, soybeans, terraces and waterways at the Tayek farm.

The Kregels' windbreak protects the house and farmstead.

The Clayton Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) recognized the outstanding conservation efforts of local farm families during its Dec. 3 meeting. This year’s award winners showcase a variety of conservation efforts and each recipient provides an outstanding example of what people can do to protect the natural resources enjoyed in northeast Iowa. The awards program is co-sponsored by the Clayton County Farm Bureau and Clayton County Pheasants Forever.  

Tue
23
Feb

Bachman named IWCOA Class 1A Coach of the Year


MFL MarMac wrestling head coach Chet Bachman has been named the Class 1A Coach of the Year by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
23
Feb

Meuser Lumber Company comes to Elkader


Meuser Lumber Company recently opened a location in Elkader, at the former Builders FirstSource property along Highway 13.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
23
Feb

Monona photographer hopes new studio will be ‘Haven’ for the community


Photographer Megan Snitker hopes her new downtown Monona studio, Haven, can also be utilized by community members and small business owners. (Photo courtesy of Megan Snitker Photography)

When searching for a studio location, Snitker said, “I knew I wanted at least one large white wall that would be versatile for a lot of different things we’d be doing. But then adding the different textures like brick and ship lap gives me a couple other options, as well as our paper colored backdrops,” she explained. Snitker was also attracted to the building’s wall of windows and open space. (Photo courtesy of Megan Snitker Photography)

Haven had a soft opening at the end of January, with an event for the 2022 Snitker senior spokesmodels. Snitker had her first session in the studio this month. (Photo courtesy of Megan Snitker Photography)

Snitker and her husband, Ethan, did a lot of the building renovations themselves, with help from family and friends.“We ripped pretty much everything down to the studs and then built it out from there, then we’ve had a few different contractors that have come in for things we couldn’t handle,” she said. (Photo courtesy of Megan Snitker Photography)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
23
Feb

Going Places. Here at Home: Jenna Pollock


Jenna Pollock

This is one in a series of articles highlighting the latest generation of innovators making a difference in our communities.

 


 

Tue
23
Feb

State Wrestling 2021: McGeough places third, Decker just off the podium


MFL MarMac wrestlers Karter Decker (middle) and Gabe McGeough wrapped up their individual seasons at the Iowa High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament, held last week at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Decker went 1-2, just missing a shot at a medal at 138 pounds, while McGeough placed third at 160 pounds in Class 1A. They’re pictured with head coach Chet Bachman.

After a loss in his first match, sophomore Karter Decker bounced back in the first round consolation match, pinning Lisbon’s Indy Harbaugh in 48 seconds.

For Karter Decker, this season taught him how to overcome adversity. “I had a couple injuries this year I had to battle through, and I had some losses I had to fight back from,” he said. “I had to keep moving through it and not let them get to me.”

Karter Decker said coming up short is tough, but the experience serves as good motivation. “It hurts,” he acknowledged, “but next year I’ll be back down there. I stack myself up really close against all the other kids.”

Junior Gabe McGeough won his opening match by fall over Garrett Quirk of East Sac County, then followed it up with an 8-6 overtime victory against Northwood-Kensett’s Drake Tiedemann in the quarterfinals.

Gabe McGeough lost his semifinal match 3-2, coming just short of the 160-pound finals, but didn’t dwell on it. “I knew, if I got too down on myself, I wasn’t going to be able to come back,” he said. “In 10 years, I want to be able to look back and say I got the next best thing, so that’s all I could think about. Cowboy up and get back on the horse.”

Gabe McGeough defeated Casey Hanson from Lake Mills in the third-place match, avenging a loss in the state dual tournament earlier in the week. “The first time I wrestled him, I got sloppy at the end of the match. This time, I kept my feet moving and kept my pace high. I was ready to go through hell to finish that match with my hand raised,” said McGeough.

For Gabe McGeough, 2021 marked a return trip to the state tournament. He placed fifth at 145 pounds a year ago. Next year, as a senior, he hopes to improve upon this season’s third place finish. “I’ve got one last go, and I’ll give it everything I’ve got,” he said.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
23
Feb

Three vying to become Clayton County Beef Queen


Molly Kann

Kerrigan Glawe

Maria Medberry

 The annual Clayton County Cattlemen Banquet will be held this Saturday, Feb. 27, at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. The meal will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a program to follow. Carry outs will be available. Please have carry out reservations made by noon on Friday, Feb. 26, to Blair Lincoln at (319) 350-5437 or Scott Cherne at (563) 880-9600.

Tue
23
Feb

‘You wish you could just stop and hold on to that moment’


The MFL MarMac wrestling team placed eighth in Class 1A at the state dual team tournament, held Feb. 17 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. It was the Bulldogs’ first-ever appearance at the event. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

MFL MarMac seniors Jacob Trudo (left), Austin Nickolai, Koal Klenk and Logan Brown show off the team’s state participant trophy.

Bulldog junior Andrew Heins won two matches at state duals, including falls against Don Bosco and Lake Mills.

Senior heavyweight Jacob Trudo said the team was well prepared for state. “Everyone, from 106 to me, was really ready,” he said. “We just faced some really good competition.”

Freshman Holden Mathis (right) was one of two MFL MarMac wrestlers who won all three of their matches at the state dual tournament.

MFL MarMac’s first-ever appearance in state dual tournament is a memorable one

 

Tue
23
Feb

After opening round win over Jesup, MFL MarMac can't get past Maq Valley


Grace Anderson tallied five points in MFL MarMac’s 48-30 Class 2A Region 1 semifinal loss to undefeated Maquoketa Valley. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Kayden Gillitzer was MFL MarMac’s top scorer against Maquoketa Valley, sinking three shots from behind the arc for nine points.

Lakota Morrissey edges around a Wildcat defender.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
23
Feb

Central boys lose to Wapsie Valley


Hazen Loan goes up for the shot over a Wapsie Valley defender. The senior had a team-high eight points in the Warriors’ playoff loss. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Caden Erickson passes the ball to a Central teammate in the game against Wapsie Valley.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

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