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Tue
01
Nov

Three MFL MarMac volleyball players snag all-conference nods


Grace Anderson

Brooke Gillitzer

Kadence Pape

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
01
Nov

Ray E. McGill

Ray Edward McGill, 96, of Winston, Ga., formerly of McGregor and Prairie du Chien, Wis., passed away on Oct. 21, 2022.

 

Tue
01
Nov

Mervin L. Gregerson

Mervin Gregerson, 97, of Oelwein, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Waterloo. Visitation and funeral services were Nov. 1, at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein, with Rev. John Kerr officiating.  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Volga. A memorial fund has been established at www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Wed
26
Oct

Tattoo artists expand creativity into community


Tattoo artist Crystal Scarff paints Frankenstein on a window at Jade’s River Queen. It was one of several McGregor businesses, including her own, that Scarff lent her creative skills to this fall. (Photo by Kim Corpian)

“I did the outside of my business because I want the town to look cool. I’m trying to inspire people to say, ‘Ooo, competition. Let’s do this. Let’s make the whole town look like this,’” Crystal Scarff said. “Honestly, if I didn’t get wore out and didn’t have this full-time job, I’d paint everyone’s windows. I love making the town look festive.” This image shows her work at Free Spirit Boutique. (Photo by Kim Corpian)

In addition to painting the INKspiration windows, Crystal Scarff created a 3-D installation using pumpkins, styrofoam and insulation. (Photo by Kim Corpian)

Sherée Scarff completes a leaf design during a face painting event in McGregor’s Triangle Park earlier in October. She and fellow tattoo artist Crystal Scarff will also offer face painting at Saturday’s Halloween Parade and Festival. (Submitted photo)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Wed
26
Oct

‘Meals to the Fields’ FFA project supports farmers


Central FFA members Tate Berns and Gavin Holst delivered “Meals to the Fields” as part of a project for their independent agriculture class. (Submitted photo)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Wed
26
Oct

Work on McGregor Masonic Block continues, with goal to complete project in spring 2023


Demolition work and structural repairs and modifications are wrapping up this fall on McGregor’s historic Masonic Block building. According to Matt Aust, president of Black Swan Developers, the goal is to complete the multi-million-dollar project in spring 2023. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

The Masonic Block’s history and original architecture will be incorporated into the renovated spaces. Pressed metal ceilings will be among the historic touches.

Once renovated, the Masonic Block will include three commercial store fronts and 11 residential suites.

During demo work, one section of the building's back wall, from the ground level to third floor, pulled off the building. That prompted an entire section to be rebuilt. “This is something that would have happened regardless of our work and probably would have caused the whole building to be torn down,” said developer Matt Aust. “I think this is a prime example that, if this development wasn’t taking place at this time, the building might not have been saved.”

Located at 134-138 Main Street, the Masonic Block was built in 1866. It is 15,000 square feet.

“This building has a ton of history that ties into the city itself. From the Masons to the Odd Fellows, there were numerous businesses and organizations that were located in this space over time,” Aust said.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Wed
26
Oct

Meet the Candidates: Clayton County Supervisor


Clayton County supervisor candidates Steve Doeppke (left), Doug Reimer, Lester Simons and Phil Specht

Two seats on the Clayton County Board of Supervisors are up for election on Nov. 8. Four candidates are running for the position, including Republicans Steve Doeppke (incumbent) and Doug Reimer and Democrats Lester Simons and Phil Specht. The four (pictured left to right) recently participated in a candidate forum hosted by the Times-Register and Monona Outlook newspapers, and shared their thoughts about key issues. Responses are included below, edited for length and clarity. Watch a full recording of the forum on the Times-Register YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIfQ-BuGX9I.

Wed
26
Oct

New Clayton County IT Director brings experience and goals to position


Clayton County IT Director Matt Sherman stands in front of the Clayton County Office Building in Elkader, where he works to upgrade, repair, monitor and modernize the county network.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Wed
26
Oct

Meet the Candidates: Clayton County Recorder


Recorder candidates Sue Meyer (left) and Donna Kann

The position of Clayton County Recorder is on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election. Republican Sue Meyer (left) is seeking reelection, with a challenge from Democrat Donna Kann. The two participated in a candidate forum hosted by the Times-Register and Monona Outlook newspapers, sharing thoughts on the office. Responses are included below, edited for length and clarity. Watch a full recording of the forum on the Times-Register YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT_RCuZfUYA&t=8s. Find more election info at elections.claytoncountyia.gov/.

Tue
25
Oct

Central sending two runners to state


Hannah Asche (right) placed seventh and Jaydin Dettman ninth at the Oct. 20 state qualifying meet in Cascade, to punch their tickets to state cross country. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Gavin Holst led the Central boys with a hard fought 17th place finish, in a course best time of 18:42.

Delaney Scherf finished 17th at the Oct. 20 state qualifying meet.

Carter Kruger crossed the finish line 85th at Cascade.

Taylor Moser raced to 19th place at the state qualifying meet.

Michael White posted a career best time at Cascade.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

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