Noah Steiner of Monticello, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, competes in the NCAA Division III National Indoor Track and Field Meet in Boston, Mass. Steiner earned All-American honors and set a school record in the high jump. (Photo courtesy of Patti Laufenberg, UW-Platteville)

Brett Schoenherr of Midland High School (right) receives an Iowa Bankers Association Student Achievement Award from Don Green of Ohnward Bank & Trust, Baldwin. (Photo submitted)

Steiner jumps to

All-America status

     Noah Steiner of Monticello earned All-America status and set a school record in the high jump during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships March 8 in Boston, Mass.

     Steiner, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, jumped 2.09 meters (6-foot-10 ¾) to finish third in the meet, setting a Platteville indoor meet record and tying his own personal record, achieved in outdoor competition last year.

     “I felt pretty good. I had a lot of rest the night before,” Steiner said.

     It was his third national meet, and the second time at the indoor nationals.

     “Having that previous experience really helped,” he said. “It was the most relaxed I’ve been at any national meet. Last year I was really nervous, and if I have bad nerves, it messes with my approach.”

     Steiner, 21, is majoring in industry technologies and management at Platteville.


Chase Luensman

named to wrestle in

‘War at West Gym’

     Monticello High School wrestler Chase Luensman has been selected to wrestle in the “War at West Gym” event in Cedar Falls on Saturday, March 16.

     Luensman, who finished third at this year’s State Class 2A Wrestling Tournament at 145 pounds, will wrestle 2A state champion Joey Busse from Humboldt.


Wall adds to

all-state accolades

     Maquoketa Valley senior girls basketball player Sam Wall added to her postseason accolades by being named first team all-state for Class 2A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

     Wall had previously been named first team all-state in 2A by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.


Scholarship goes

to Schoenherr

     Brett Schoenherr, a senior at Midland High School in Wyoming, was recently honored as the 2019 recipient of the Iowa Bankers Association’s Student Athlete Achievement Award during the Iowa high school state wrestling tournament in Des Moines. The award recognizes a graduating senior student athlete who not only excels in athletics, but also in the classroom and the community.

     Don Green, first vice president/loan officer at Ohnward Bank & Trust in Baldwin, presented Schoenherr with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his choice.

     Schoenherr was selected based on his scholastic standing, leadership experience, involvement in school-related activities, citizenship and athletic participation.


Open house set

at Central Park

for spring break

     Looking for something for the kids to do during Spring Break? Mark your calendar and bring the whole family to the “Central Park Nature Center Spring Break Open House.” March 19, 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily.

     Meet a critter and enjoy animal feeding time daily at 10 a.m. Make and take crafts in the Nature Center lower level. Come out to learn, explore, and relax.

     Dress to spend a little time in the out-of-doors and try your skills at snowshoeing with your family. If there is no snow, try your luck at finding a shed deer antler.

     For more information or directions to the Central Park Nature Center please call 563-487-3541 or visit our website at


Temple records

2nd nine-pin 300

     Levi Temple of Monticello, 15, recorded his second 300 game of the season during the Legacy Lanes Sunday nine-pin league March 10.

     Temple rolled 10 regular strikes and two nine-pin strikes during the game.



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