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21
Jun

150 Years of Service: McGregor Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 marks milestone


McGregor Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 was incorporated in 1872. This early image shows the department at a parade or celebration near Triangle Park. Firefighters will celebrate the 150th anniversary similarly on June 25, with a parade at noon. (Photo courtesy of McGregor Historical Society)

Tom Sauer (left) became a firefighter in 1985 and has been McGregor Hook and Ladder’s chief since 2020. Dan Bickel, also a long-time chief, is the longest serving member, having joined in 1974. The two—standing behind the early triangle fire alarm first used in 1874—recently reflected on the department’s 150-year milestone. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

In a town as rich in history as McGregor, it’s not surprising early fire department artifacts exist today. That includes the original ladder cart and 1927 fire truck, the first McGregor ever purchased. A display at the McGregor Historical Museum (shown here) has an early helmet, jacket and leather bucket. The firefighters also have the original minute book, older badges and helmets and other memorabilia.

Thirteen individuals made up the original McGregor Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. Today, 25 men make up the crew, and there are several honorary members, said chief Tom Sauer. The department is shown responding to a fire in McGregor last year. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

Escape room coming to Elkader


This image was taken inside the detective-styled and themed Noble Escape Room, which is coming to the Beauty Bar in Elkader for four weekends over the summer. It’s a race against the clock to solve clues, open locks and boxes and escape!

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

MFL MarMac board reviews school’s safety procedures, ongoing efforts

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

Birdie’s brings nostalgia, vintage electronics and pet supplies to Elkader


Amanda Hostetler is the owner of the new business Birdie’s, located on Elkader’s Main Street. The store offers a unique selection of pet supplies and novelty gifts.

Birdie’s opened this past weekend, selling items not just for dogs and cats, but vintage signs and electronics too. Nostalgia will also feature prominently in the store’s ambiance, with mid-century stylings and entertainment.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

Daisy Kay Crystals, Coffee and Gifts now open in McGregor


Daisy Kay Coffee, Crystals and Gifts recently celebrated its opening 211 Main St., in downtown McGregor. McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Goltz (left) and McGregor Mayor Lyle Troester (right) joined the Daisy Kay family, Myah Davis, Jeremiah Schoenfeldt, Ashley Schoenfeldt and Annette and Chad Davis. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Daisy Kay has both polished and rough stones, fossils and more. Some pieces are larger, but smaller tumbles are available as well. “You can find a big statement piece here, but if you just want some pocket crystals, we have those too,” noted Myah Davis, who operates the shop with sister Ashley Schoenfeldt.

The sisters are happy to answer questions about their rocks and instruct customers to select crystals that call to them.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

UTV operation, senior housing on Marquette council agenda

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

Carter Street project end in sight, bridge debate erupts over shoring structure

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

Updates provided on several McGregor nuisance properties

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
21
Jun

Sample variety of wines and beers in Lazy River’s fun, relaxing atmosphere


Sample a variety of regional wines and beers in a fun, relaxing atmosphere at the Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 6 p.m., on the Marquette riverfront.

Sample a variety of regional wines and beers in a fun, relaxing atmosphere at the annual Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival. The event, sponsored by the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 6 p.m., on the Marquette riverfront.

 

Tue
21
Jun

Bulldogs sweep pair of doubleheaders, drop heartbreaker at Kee


Ben Krambeer connects with a pitch in MFL MarMac’s 20-1 victory over Postville in a June 14 doubleheader. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Bulldog Austin Schlee was pitcher Nick Krambeer’s battery mate in the first of two games against Postville last week.

Carver Blietz-Bentien awaits a call from the umpire on an out at third base. The Pirates scored just one run against MFL MarMac.

The Bulldogs—including senior Chauncy Drahn—scored early and often in a 20-1 effort over Postville on June 14.

Landon Johnson throws a ball to the infield versus the Pirates.

Nick Krambeer earned the game one victory over Postville on June 14. His four innings on the mound included two hits, two walks and one unearned run. He struck out eight batters.

Bulldog leadoff hitter Parker Kuehl attempts to drop down a bunt against the Pirates.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

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