North Iowa Times
(Pocket City Publishing)
220 Main St. - P. O. Box M
McGregor, IA 52157
Phone: (563) 873-2210
Fax: (608) 326-2443
In 2016, the North Iowa Times will celebrate its 160th year in the business of providing provocative news and serving the good citizens of northeast Iowa and, more-specifically today, those of you within the MFL MarMac Community School district. It is the official newspaper of the cities of Marquette and McGregor, IA.
In 2015, the Iowa Newspaper Association distinguished North Iowa Times as an award-winning newspaper, which is credited to the exceptional journalistic photography, writing, and reporting skills of editor Audrey Posten.
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NORTH IOWA TIMES is Iowa's 3rd oldest weekly newspaper. It was founded and established in 1856 by A. P. Richardson at a time when McGregor, Iowa was a "Gateway to the West", a trading post for the U. S. government, residents and westward pioneer settlers, and American Indians. At that time, the U. S. government utilized the military roads and rivers through the area between Ft. Atkinson and Ft. Crawford, WI and Ft. Atkinson, IA. Business trade and pleasure travelers -- plus the general residency of McGregor and North McGregor (today's Marquette), and surrounding towns like Monona, Luana, Farmersburg, Froelich, Giard, etc. -- used the military roads, railroad system (which was completed in 1857; WI / IA railroad river pontoon bridge was completed in 1872), Mississippi River ferry boats, and steamboats to and fro from Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico and on to oceanic voyages to points abroad.
Just one mile down river from McGregor is the confluence of the Wisconsin River and Mississippi River where, in 1673, Marquette and Joliet and their voyageurs became the first Europeans (while it was inhabited by several American Indian tribes) to set foot on land that later would become the great State of Iowa! This part of the world contains vast, interesting, and some times unknown and untold history that plays a key role in the discovery and expansion of our great nation . . . and North Iowa Times has been here since 1856 to report on stories as they are developing!
Past 19th, 20th, and 21st century editions of North Iowa Times are archived on micro-fische at the McGregor Public Library, available there for conducting research from any old edition on file; partial editions are also available on our online digital newspaper. Many an author or teacher or the average person interested in history have utilized North Iowa Times to uncover bits and pieces or entire chapters of northeast Iowa's and southwest Wisconsin's historical people, places, and things. Published weekly on Tuesdays by Pocket City Publishing, select historical accounts and current events, photos, and stories are shared with our readers for only 75 cents per copy.