North Iowa Times

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
Tue
02
Jul

Thanks to donations, Monona fireworks display will be twice as large this year

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

When the Monona Volunteer Fire Department shoots off the city’s fireworks at dusk this Thursday, July 4, expect a show that’s nearly twice as large as last year.

It’s all thanks to an outpouring of support from community members.

“We had really good donations last year,” said volunteer firefighter Andrew Meyer. That’s allowed the department to grow from a $12,000 display to one that’s over $20,000. 

Meyer acknowledged an ultimatum is what spurred the surge in donations.

Tue
02
Jul

Still a 'Great Place'

As 'Ports of Discovery,' Marquette and McGregor area is re-designated

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Marquette and McGregor, as the collectively named “Ports of Discovery,” have been re-designated an Iowa Great Place by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

The news was announced last week, following months of work by a local committee to complete an updated application and vision plan for the area, which was originally designated a Great Place in 2008.

Tue
02
Jul

DNR hits Walz Energy with another violation

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued another notice of violation to Walz Energy, LLC, on June 11, citing the facility’s failure to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit, as well as a discharge of storm water into nearby Bloody Run Creek.

Tue
02
Jul

Celebrate Emma Big Bear’s 150th birthday at July 6 event


Five collections of Emma Big Bear and Ho-Chunk baskets, along with jewelry, photos, books and resource materials, will be on display at the annual Emma Big Bear Day, held July 6 in Marquette. (North Iowa Times file photo)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Celebrate the 150th birthday of local icon Emma Big Bear at the annual Emma Big Bear and Ho-Chunk History Day, held Saturday, July 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Marquette Community Center.

“We’ve had such a good response from people. The programs are growing,” said Rogeta Halvorson, whose parents, Roger and Connie Halvorson, started the Emma Big Bear Foundation that holds the event each year. “People just love Emma. They have stories about her, they met her, saw her or have one of her baskets.”

Tue
25
Jun

Iowa launches ‘20 Artists, 20 Parks’ to commemorate state park centennial


Artist Barbara Walton has been matched with Pikes Peak State Park for the “20 Artists, 20 Parks” project, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in 2020. From April through August 2019, faculty and graduate student artists from Iowa State University will each be matched with a state park, creating artwork that reflects their time as artists-in-residence. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

One artist is matched with Pikes Peak

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in 2020, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs; and Iowa State University (ISU) are bringing 20 artists to 20 state parks this summer.

From April through August 2019, faculty and graduate student artists from Iowa State University will each be matched with a state park, creating artwork that reflects their time as artists-in-residence.

Tue
25
Jun

Monona among local cities looking to be ‘solar friendly’

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

The Clayton County Energy District held its quarterly energy breakfast in Monona on June 14, with the theme centered on the SolSmart program and several local cities’ efforts to make it faster, easier and more affordable for both residents and businesses to go solar.

Funded by the United States Department of Energy, SolSmart is a national designation program that recognizes counties, cities and small towns that are open for solar business. 

Tue
25
Jun

Presentation focuses on American School of Wildlife Protection, started 100 years ago


Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier Souls (OWLS) visited the McGregor Historical Museum last week to learn more about the American School of Wildlife Protection. Museum director Diane Malcom offered a short presentation on the school, which was held for the first time 100 years ago. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The OWLS group made a quick visit to the McGregor Heights, viewing where the Wildlife School’s pavilion and observation tower were once located. They also enjoyed the scenic overlook of the Mississippi River. (Submitted photo)

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier Souls (OWLS) group visited the McGregor Historical Museum last week to learn more about the American School of Wildlife Protection—a fitting topic considering 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the notable institution on the McGregor Heights.

“The Wildlife School started in 1919, so it’s a landmark year, and it lasted until 1941,” shared museum director Diane Malcom. Similar to today, she noted, “There seemed to be a heightened awareness of how wildlife, green space, preservation and conservation of these beautiful areas was kind of starting to fade because of urban sprawl.”

Tue
25
Jun

McGregor Council at stalemate on setting employee wages

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times

Members of the McGregor Council came to a stalemate at their June 19 regular meeting on setting city employee wages for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The council was presented with a resolution giving all employees a 3 percent raise, which mayor Lyle Troester said accounts for an increase in cost of living.

Mon
24
Jun

Deva Mae Randall

Deva Mae (Kadlec) Randall, 77, of McGregor, passed away at her home in McGregor on June 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in McGregor on May 11, 1942, the daughter of Fredrick and DeElla (Welch) Kadlec. She married Kenneth Randall in September 1963, and later divorced. Deva had two children, Kirt Randall of McGregor and Jodi Randall (Manternach) of Fairfax. 

Fri
21
Jun

Harry 'Junior' Miller

Harry “Junior” Miller, 80, of McGregor, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, with his loving wife, Linda Miller, and children Mary Abel, Kara Larson and Tim Miller by his side. He died at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., after a short illness. 

In his final days, he was comforted by family and by faith. His grandchildren all were able to visit and share their love. Only his oldest daughter, Jo McDole, who is under long-term care in a Cedar Rapids nursing home, was unable to say her goodbyes in person.

Pages

Subscribe to North Iowa Times