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Tue
30
Jun

Sidewalks, parking, pedestrian bridge common themes in Elkader visioning feedback

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

What does Elkader want? What would make the residents of the small community happier? This is what Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program wanted to find out. In conjunction with experts from Trees Forever and the Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture, they held a workshop and focus groups with community members, as well as conducted surveys and interviewed high school students, to gauge the public’s interest in certain ideas and to pinpoint areas for improvement. 

Tue
30
Jun

Clayton County Extension to host achievement show for 4-H, FFA youth


The Clayton County Extension Council, Youth Development Committee along with Extension staff have put together the Clayton County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show 2020, which is an alternative for the county fair. The Clayton County Agricultural Society has postponed the 166th Clayton County Fair due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns. This alternative show will offer an opportunity for youth to showcase all the hard work they have put into their projects. (File photo)

The Clayton County Extension Council, Youth Development Committee along with Extension staff have put together the Clayton County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show 2020, which is an alternative for county fair. The Clayton County Agricultural Society has postponed the 166th Clayton County Fair due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns. This alternative show will offer an opportunity for youth to showcase all the hard work they have put into their projects. 

To protect the health and safety of everyone, this achievement show will follow all Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC recommendations for social distancing, handwashing and sanitization.

Tue
30
Jun

MFL MarMac baseball team continues to roll


JT Stocker had a combined three hits and two RBIs during MFL MarMac’s doubleheader with Turkey Valley on June 25. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

In six innings against Turkey Valley, Ethan Stubbs allowed just four hits and one earned run and struck out eight batters.

Karter Decker happily sprints home in the Bulldogs’ 11-1 victory over Turkey Valley on June 25.

Bulldog second baseman Bryce Radloff awaits a throw from first, as a Trojan player heads in for a slide.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team continued its hot start to the season last week, sweeping North Fayette Valley and taking one of two games against Turkey Valley.

In the first game against NFV on June 24, the Bulldogs won 4-2 after scoring in each of the first four innings. The TigerHawks crossed the plate in both the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t close the gap.

Left fielder Karter Decker was 2-3 in the game with an RBI. Chaise Ziegler was also 2-3, while Ethan Stubbs singled and drove in a run. Max Havlicek, who did not have a hit in the game but was hit by a pitch, walked and stole three bases, scored two of the team’s runs.

Tue
30
Jun

Bulldogs take two from Central in rain-shortened week


Lauren Haberichter limited Central to just two hits in a 7-2 win on June 23. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Mackenzy Ruff was 2-2 with an RBI and run scored in the first game of a June 23 doubleheader with Central.

Abby Schellhorn speeds from second to third in the first of two games with Central.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Rain dampened much of the MFL MarMac softball team’s schedule last week, postponing a doubleheader with Turkey Valley and canceling one game at North Linn. Even the two games the Bulldogs managed to sneak in on June 23 against Central were played a night later than planned due to inclement weather. 

The Bulldogs made the most of their limited time on the field, though, sweeping Central in a key Upper Iowa Conference match-up.

Tue
30
Jun

Warriors fall victim to late rallies


Maddy Wille slides safely into second base in game two of the doubleheader against Clayton Ridge. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Abby Cummer takes a big hack during game one of Central’s June 23 doubleheader at MFL MarMac.

Chelsia Larson has been Central’s main presence on the mound this season.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central Warrior softball team now has a season record of 3-7, following a tough week filled with rain postponements and make-up games.

The Warriors kicked off play at MFL MarMac on June 23, losing the first game of a doubleheader 7-2 and the second 4-2, after giving up a four-run sixth inning. 

On Wednesday, June 24, they played the first game of a planned doubleheader against Clayton Ridge. The game was a lead-changing affair that came down to clutch hitting by the Eagles in the bottom of the sixth, sealing a 12-11 victory. 

Tue
30
Jun

War Eagles get first win of season

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central War Eagles won their first game of the season on June 23, against Turkey Valley. The Trojans nearly rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the War Eagles held on to the narrow 4-3 victory. 

Key performers included Caleb Helle, who struck out 11 batters, and Oakley Harbaugh, who had a hit, RBI and a stolen base. Drake Ostrander went 1-3, drove in a run and scored once.

The team tried to keep the winning momentum going June 24, against Kee. The Hawks couldn’t be tamed, though, totaling 11 runs on 11 hits for an 11-2 victory. 

Thu
25
Jun

Lorna L. Peterman

Lorna L. Peterman, 87, of Walford, and formerly of Arlington, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Colonial Manor in Amana.

Lorna Loretta Voshell was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Arlington, the daughter of Chancy Fillmore and Virginia Elizabeth (Northrop) Voshell. She received her education from the Arlington School. Lorna was united in marriage to Henry Lee Peterman on May 10, 1951, in Arlington. They farmed near Volga and then were long-time residents of Arlington. Lorna was a homemaker and provided childcare for many of the Arlington children. In April of 2011, Lorna moved to Walford and later to the Colonial Manor in Amana.

Tue
23
Jun

MFL MarMac baseball team is off to 3-1 start


Max Havlicek sends the ball from third to first in the game against the War Eagles. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Chaise Ziegler went 2-4 with two RBIs in MFL MarMac’s 9-5 win over Clayton Ridge/Central on June 16.

Senior pitcher Kaleb Tilson tossed five innings against Clayton Ridge/Central, surrendering seven hits and five earned runs. He struck out four War Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team is off to a 3-1 start, with wins over Waukon, Clayton Ridge/Central and Kee and a tough loss at Jesup last week.

The 8-6 win at Waukon on June 15 was a comeback affair for the Bulldogs. The team trailed 5-3 heading into the sixth, before scoring three times in the top of the inning and twice more in the seventh to earn the victory.

Senior Cedrick Drahn was 2-3 in the game, driving in one run and scoring twice. Senior JT Stocker also tallied two hits—including a triple—and scored two times. In a 2-4 night, sophomore Cullen McShane had two RBIs and scored once.

Tue
23
Jun

A ‘sweep’ beginning to the season


At the urging of head coach Jerald Kleve, Lauren Kishman sprints home in MFL MarMac’s 22-4 victory over Clayton Ridge on June 17. Kishman was 2-2 in the game, driving in four runs and scoring twice. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Senior third baseman Keri Picha tosses the ball to first for an out in game one against the Eagles.

In game one of the doubleheader against Clayton Ridge, Lauren Haberichter tossed five innings, allowing seven hits and striking out nine batters.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac softball team swept Upper Iowa Conference foe Clayton Ridge in a doubleheader June 17, to start the season 2-0.

The first game was a 22-4 rout, book-ended by seven Bulldog runs in the first inning and 12 in the fifth. In addition to 11 hits, MFL MarMac players walked 14 times in the game and were hit by four pitches. 

Tue
23
Jun

War Eagles looking for first win


Drake Ostrander allowed just five hits and two earned runs in four innings against the Bulldogs. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

June 16 at MFL MarMac, Brandon Thiese had a big hit that tied the game 5-5.

Caleb Helle eyed the MFL MarMac defense as he dashed home during the June 16 game in Monona. He scored twice in the 9-5 loss.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central (CR/C) War Eagles have started the season 0-4, dropping a doubleheader to North Fayette Valley and games to MFL MarMac and South Winneshiek last week. 

The first game of the doubleheader against North Fayette Valley on June 15 looked promising, as CR/C took a 5-2 lead into the fourth inning. But then the War Eagles were bombarded with a four-run fourth inning and a five-run fifth inning by the TigerHawks, who were gifted 13 walks by War Eagle pitchers. The War Eagles had also committed six errors by the time the TigerHawks added another run in the seventh. The final score was 12-5. 

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