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Tue
26
Jan

Warrior boys endure three-game losing streak


Evan Pensel drives to the basket between NFV defenders. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Tommy Seeland looks to pass the ball against NFV.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
26
Jan

Bulldogs continue dual dominance

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Fri
22
Jan

Jean D. Ruegnitz

Jean Dorene Ruegnitz, age 89, of Garber, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque. She was born Nov. 28, 1931, in Greeley, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Lillibridge) Tinkey. 

Jean was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Edgewood High School in 1950. On Nov. 26, 1954, Jean was united in marriage with Gene Ruegnitz at Trinity Methodist Church in Edgewood, and two children were born to this union.

Jean was a homemaker, but made quilts for church missions and volunteered for many other jobs for the community. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg.  

Tue
19
Jan

MFL MarMac virtual Wednesdays will continue through February

District will transition to full in-person learning in March

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

MFL MarMac will continue its hybrid learning model—in-person classes Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday with virtual learning on Wednesdays—through the end of February, before slowly transitioning to in-person instruction five days per week. The school board gave the go-ahead at its Jan. 11 meeting, based on the recommendation of superintendent Dale Crozier.

“What I’ve noticed is what we’re doing is working,” Crozier told the board. “Or something we’re doing is working.”

Tue
19
Jan

Mar-Mac Police Department releases 2020 annual report

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Mar-Mac Police Chief Robert Millin recently shared the law enforcement district’s 2020 annual report, giving a “behind the scenes” look at the department, its personnel, daily activities, comparisons to previous years and more.

Over the past year, Millin said the department has experienced a significant upgrade and improvements to achieve the agency’s original values, goal and mission.

Tue
19
Jan

Woodland Eye Clinic says goodbye to Dr. Landis, welcomes Dr. Stebel

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Bruce Stebel to Elkader and to the Woodland Eye Clinic. In some ways, he is a younger version of me.” 

With that, Dr. Bruce Landis ends his 39-year career as Elkader’s go-to optometrist. It was a career filled with fond memories of patients and people who will be missed, as well as one that survived the 1980s farm crisis, the flood of 2008, the selling of the office to the Woodland Eye Clinic and the modernization and computerization of the medical practice of eye care. 

Tue
19
Jan

Matelski joins Monona Police Department


Mayor Eric Koenig (right) swore in the Monona Police Department’s newest officer, Nicholas Matelski, last month. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Monona Police Department is back at full strength, with the addition late last month of officer Nicholas Matelski. He joins police chief Jo Amsden and officer Riley Doeppke.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wis., Matelski has lived in Monona for the past three years. Although he has no prior law enforcement experience, he jumped at the opportunity to enter a career field that’s always interested him.

Tue
19
Jan

Local COVID-19 patient discharged from GMHC after 65 days


COVID-19 patient Royce Hansel, pictured with wife Janan, was released from GMHC on Jan. 15, after 65 days on the patient care unit. (Submitted photo)

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) celebrated the discharge of COVID patient Royce Hansel on Jan. 15, after 65 days on the patient care unit.

Royce tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 8, at GMHC. His symptoms worsened at home, causing his wife, Janan, to call the GMHC COVID-19 Line. It was determined that Royce should be brought to the emergency department, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia due to active COVID-19. He was admitted on Nov. 12.

Royce was critically ill for his first six weeks at GMHC, taking a turn for the better in mid-December. After 65 days, Royce is now able to return home.

Tue
19
Jan

Bulldogs breeze past Postville before losing thriller to Turkey Valley


Senior Cayden Ball had a game-high 15 points in the loss to Turkey Valley. Twelve of those came from behind the arc. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Kaden Stocker was a big contributor off the bench last week, tallying seven points at Postville and eight against Turkey Valley.

Gavin Meana skirts around a Turkey Valley defender during the Jan. 12 loss. The Bulldogs started the game down 14-0 before unleashing a second-quarter comeback. They couldn’t hold off the Trojans in the final period, though, losing 59-55.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac boys basketball team went 1-1 last week, breezing past Postville before losing a hard-fought thriller to Turkey Valley.

The Bulldogs faced the winless Pirates Jan. 11, taking the game easily, 62-31. They jumped out to a 20-9 lead in the first quarter alone, and only increased the advantage to 32-17 at halftime. The MFL MarMac defense then held Postville to just 14 combined points in the third and fourth periods, en route to the 31-point victory.

MFL MarMac shot nearly 44 percent in the game and drained 10 of 26 attempts from behind the arc. The Bulldogs also got to the free throw line nearly twice as often as Postville and won the rebounding and turnover battles.

Tue
19
Jan

Season lows in scoring and shooting plague Warriors in loss at West Central

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

It was a game of statistical lows Jan. 12, as the Central girls basketball team suffered a stunning 39-18 defeat against West Central. 

The Warriors put up a season-low 18 points against a team they defeated 65-33 earlier in the season. They scored fewer than six points in all four periods. 

The team converted just six of 56 field goal opportunities, shooting 10.7 percent from the floor—25 percent lower than West Central. 

It was even worse from three-point distance, where the Warriors made just one shot out of 24 attempts. 

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