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Tue
11
Jan

Two more conference wins for MFL MarMac girls


Carlie Jones and the MFL MarMac defense locked down NFV’s scoring opportunities in a 56-37 win on Jan. 7. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Riley Moreland had a team high 16 points and seven rebounds in the win over the TigerHawks.

Brooklynn Moon dribbles at the perimeter in the Jan. 7 game against NFV. She had 10 points in the victory, following up a 15-point performance versus Clayton Ridge earlier in the week.

Ashley Shaw passes the ball to a teammate in the Bulldogs’ win over NFV, which made the team a perfect 8-0 in the Upper Iowa Conference.

Miranda Lang contributed eight points in the victory over NFV.

Grace Anderson pulls down a rebound against the TigerHawks. She finished the night with five total, along with 13 points.

Lakota Morrissey attempts a three pointer in the Jan. 7 game. Her stat line included six points.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
11
Jan

Bulldog wrestlers find both dual and tournament success


Senior Jack Vorwald added to MFL MarMac’s win over Riceville in the UIC Duals with a fall at 120 pounds. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Taylor Herzmann also pinned his Riceville opponent at 182 pounds.

152-pound senior Gabe McGeough earned a technical fall against his Riceville opponent. It was one of four matches he won at the Jan. 6 Upper Iowa Conference Duals.

Bryce Radloff, wrestling at 138 pounds, went 3-1 at the UIC Duals, including falls versus Riceville and Central.

Nolan Lerch (220) was one of the few Bulldogs to actually wrestle against a smaller Clayton Ridge squad. He picked up a fall in the dual.

Kashton Mathis earned a fall in his 170-pound match against Riceville. MFL MarMac won the dual 65-11 and went 4-0 overall.

Mackenzie Bachman, wrestling here at the UIC Duals, capped off her week with a third place finish in the 138-pound class at the Central Girls Invitational.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
11
Jan

Central boys struggle during 0-3 week


Dan McGreal takes the ball up the court in last week’s match-up with the Pirates. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Corey Weber snags a pass during Central’s narrow 44-40 loss to Postville.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
11
Jan

Leslie J. Peterson

Leslie Jay Peterson, 80, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Volga, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Les was a loving brother, husband, dad, grandpa and friend, known for his quick wit and sunny disposition.

 

Tue
11
Jan

Fr. Phillip E. Schmitt

Fr. Phillip E. Schmitt, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. His body was donated to the UI Deeded Body Program. Funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Archbishop Michael O. Jackels will officiate. Masks are recommended. A livestream of the funeral mass will be available at service time at www.youtube.com/c/ImmaculateConceptionCatholicChurch. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Roseville will take place later.

Sun
09
Jan

Wendy S. Gress-Yearous

Wendy Sue Gress-Yearous, 60, of Monona,  died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at her home in Monona. Wendy was born Sept. 9, 1961, to John “Jack” William and Gale Marie (Kurth) Bissell in Guttenberg. She graduated from MFL High School in 1979 and attended NICC in Calmar for a brief time for nursing.

 

Tue
04
Jan

McGregor Methodist Church will have new life as community space


The McGregor Methodist Church, which was closed in July, will have new life as the nonprofit Convention Conference Community Center. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Joe Brooks envisions space for family gatherings, meetings or presentations for up to 100 people. The upstairs has stadium seating and, with the AV system, would be ideal for speakers. Downstairs, the full kitchen is also in good shape, and there are tables available for projects.

“There are a lot of things people of faith can use it for,” Brooks added, “but it can also be used for non-denominational weddings and other services. I’d like to keep this as a place where faith is important, but the religious doctrine isn’t."

Construction on the building, located at 330 Ann St., was completed in 1873, but the community’s Methodist congregation dates back to the 1850s. When the church closed in July, “I started contacting the United Methodist Conference to see what they were going to do with the building,” Brooks said. “So many historic buildings in McGregor have been torn down. It would be a shame. This is a landmark building for the city.”

Brooks, who is actually Catholic, is proud of his role in re-purposing the historic building. “But I have a long line of grandparents and aunts who were Methodists,” he shared. “I kind of feel it’s out of respect for them and the people who worshipped here to keep the building as a place where people can still come.”

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
04
Jan

Schroeder fulfills lifelong ambition with The Brim


Jody Schroeder stands in front of the counter of Treats, which she recently purchased and will rename The Brim. The Elkader business will be closed for some cosmetic changes and updates and is expected to re-open on or before Jan. 17.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
04
Jan

Elkader Council hears from contractors, swears in new members, talks about ARF

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
04
Jan

Richard J. Wessels

Richard (Dick) John Wessels, 71, formerly of McGregor, passed away Dec. 24, 2021, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Born to Leonette and Lavern Wessels in Manchester, Dick spent almost his entire life in northeast Iowa until retiring with his wife, Kathy, to Oro Valley, Ariz., in 2018. Dick graduated from MFL High School in 1968, and married Kathy Louise Halliwill on May 24, 1975. Dick served for the U.S. Army as a sergeant on the front lines of the Vietnam War.

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