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Tue
07
Jul

Fire destroys barn in rural Farmersburg


(Photo by Bev Hamann)

No people or animals were harmed, but a barn in rural Farmersburg was destroyed, when a fire broke out late last week.

Fire departments from Farmersburg, St. Olaf, Garnavillo and Monona responded to the John and Kathy Klinge farm on 170th Street around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 2.

The fire was started by hay inside the structure, and consumed the barn along with 50 large hay bales inside. Damage was an estimated $50,000.

Tue
07
Jul

Elkader Sweet Corn Days is a go

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Elkader’s annual Sweet Corn Days celebration is a go for July 23-26. The event committee, after gathering feedback from local businesses, officials, volunteers and community members, made the decision to move forward last week following an anonymous vote.

Tue
07
Jul

Marquette seeks input on senior housing feasibility study


The city of Marquette is accepting public comments on a recently-completed senior housing feasibility study. Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission helped develop the study, which weighs the need for senior housing in the area and examines two potential sites in the community. One site is located on Pleasant Drive, between Gencor and the Mar-Mac Police Department/Marquette City Shop.

The second proposed site is in downtown Marquette, between North and Edgar streets, near the Depot Museum and Information Center.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The city of Marquette is accepting public comments on a recently-completed senior housing feasibility study. Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission helped develop the study, which weighs the need for senior housing in the area and examines two potential sites in the community.

Marquette has considered developing senior housing for quite some time, said city clerk Bonnie Basemann.

“We think it would be a good addition to the city, and it’s the next step in our comprehensive plan,” she stated.

Tue
07
Jul

Elkader plans Inside/Outside Sale-a-bration July 10

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

In what’s sure to be a boost to the local economy, Elkader’s Inside/Outside Sale-a-bration takes over the town Friday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it could net participants some of the $500 in Elkader chamber dollars being given away throughout the day. 

If some of this sounds familiar, it should. Sale-a-bration is not a new event, but has been rebranded due, in large part, to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, unpredictable weather and the decision of the merchants. 

Tue
07
Jul

Keeping Elkader engaged in fine arts


Jewelry artist Zanetta Hoehle demonstrates one step in creating a pair of herringbone earrings. Zanetta gave two workshops last Saturday in Elkader.

Jewelry artist leads workshops

By Pam Reinig, Times-Register

An artist whose return visit to northeast Iowa was preempted by COVID-19 was back in Elkader recently to show and share her talents.

Zanetta Hoehle, a jewelry-maker from Solon, led two workshops at G’s Closet and Gallery, Elkader. The shop also hosted a trunk showing of her work. Zanetta was scheduled to participate in Art in the Park, which organizers earlier canceled amid coronavirus concerns. The workshops gave her a chance to revisit the town that helped kick-start her art fair presence.

Tue
07
Jul

Bulldog baseball team improves to 8-4


MFL MarMac shortstop Cedrick Drahn edges into the outfield to catch an East Buchanan pop up. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Ethan Stubbs pitched well against East Buchanan on July 1, allowing just two hits and one earned run in six innings.

Cullen McShane breaks for home in game one of the Bulldogs' doubleheader with South Winn.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team improved its record to 8-4 last week, bouncing back from a doubleheader sweep at the hands of undefeated South Winneshiek to win games against North Fayette Valley and East Buchanan.

The Bulldogs faced off against South Winn on June 29. The Warriors took game one of the doubleheader 11-1, aided by three separate four-run innings. 

MFL MarMac managed just four hits against tough South Winn pitching. Cullen McShane had two of those and scored the team’s lone run in the second inning. Max Havlicek and JT Stocker had one hit apiece.

Tue
07
Jul

MFL MarMac softball team picks up two more wins


Brinan Berger tags out a South Winn runner at second base. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Abby Schellhorn drops down a bunt in game one of the Bulldogs’ doubleheader with West Central.

Abby Koslowski nabs a pitch behind the plate.

Jordan Schubert was busy on the base paths last week, with two separate four-hit games.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac softball team is now 6-3, after splitting doubleheaders with West Central and South Winneshiek and losing a non-conference match-up with Sumner-Fredericksburg last week.

The Bulldogs won the first game of the June 29 doubleheader with West Central by a score of 9-4. Lauren Haberichter picked up the win, holding the Blue Devils to seven hits and two earned runs over seven innings. She amassed 15 strikeouts, a season best.

Tue
07
Jul

Tough losses for Central softball


Chelsia Larson rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam against West Central. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Central shortstop Delaney Scherf prepares to tag a South Winn runner out at second base.

Kaitlyn Wiley covers third base.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Central softball team had a tough third week of the season, losing a single game to Springville and doubleheaders with West Central and South Winneshiek.

Springville won the June 29 match-up 7-1, bolstered by a four-run third inning. The Warriors scored their lone run in the fourth, when Kaitlyn Wiley drove in Abby Cummer. In addition to a double by Cummer, Delaney Scherf, Lexi Loan, Chelsia Larson and Grace Kuehl all had hits in the game.

Tue
07
Jul

War Eagles cap off week with sweep of Turkey Valley


Evan Schroeder went 1-2 in the War Eagles’ game against Jesup on July 2. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

War Eagle shortstop Caleb Helle throws to first against the J-Hawks.

Sean Wilwert works behind the plate for the War Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central (CR/C) War Eagles upped their record to 3-11 last week, capped off by a Friday sweep of Upper Iowa Conference foe Turkey Valley.

The busy week, which included six games, started June 30, with a doubleheader against Kee. The War Eagles took an early 1-0 lead in the first game, but the Hawks tied it up in the bottom of the second, then tacked on runs in four more innings to win 12-2.

Tue
30
Jun

Harry C. 'Kelly' Kelleher

Harry Clement Kelleher, Jr., known as “Kelly” to many of his friends and family, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020, at his home in San Diego, Calif., with his wife of 60 years, Joyce, at his side. Kelly was born on Sept. 16, 1925, in Volga, to Harry and Mary (Connor) Kelleher. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School in Elkader and he also attended the University of Iowa. 

Kelly enlisted in the Army while still a teenager and he served as a private first class in Company C in the 424th Infantry in World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. 

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