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Tue
26
May

TREASURES IN THE ATTIC

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Whether it’s grandma’s attic or dad’s garage, it seems every structure has a nook where unused or outdated items are housed until they’re needed, tossed or sold. 

Tue
19
May

Civil War, Central students share their projects


Central student Derek Ehrhardt discusses his work on an Illinois regiment with WWII veteran Elaine Syverson.

Ellen Collins, Elkader, reviews one of several Civil War displays created by Central sophomores.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Central students last week had a chance to display their work in a setting that fit the era of their subject matter. The students presented their research on the Civil War at the Carter House Museum and Annex.

Tue
19
May

HANSEL CEMETERY


Lyle Morley

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

 

Tue
12
May

Lyme Disease, treatable but often misdiagnosed


Their small size makes ticks hard to see.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

It’s as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence. It’s nearly impossible to see it on a dog. It’s barely visible to the human eye.  Yet, it can have a gigantic, life-changing impact on thousands of lives. It’s the primary tick that carries Lyme disease, particularly in this region of the United States. It’s the deer tick (also known as the black-legged tick).

Tue
12
May

SAFARI TIME!

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With the last day of school quickly approaching, parent’s, grandparents, care providers and others might be wondering how they will keep youngsters entertained all summer. The folks at the Turkey River Recreational Corridor (TRRC) along with a long list of sponsors have a suggestion—actually 20 suggestions. TRRC is offering its third annual self-paced outdoor adventure that encourages families to explore different stops along the Turkey River in Clayton and Fayette counties.

Wed
06
May

Music and Monarchs Festival is a time to listen and learn


Derek Stone, Ankeny, gets up close and personal with a monarch butterfly.

Clayton Ridge students recently planted butterfly milkweed and common milkweed, which provide a habitat for monarchs.

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

Wed
06
May

A JOB WELL DONE


Members of the Elkader Fire Department position a railing at a new fishing pier and observation deck.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader firefighters last week put the finishing touches on a project that will expand fishing opportunities in the area. 

Tue
28
Apr

A Tree-mendous Idea, Central students plant an orchard


Central students Alexis Krugger, Carly Kluesner, Lane Orr and Dan McGreal spread mulch around a newly planted tree.

Lane Orr dumps mulch under the watchful eyes of classmates Levi Miller, Maggie Osterhaus, Karleigh Thorson, Shannon Farmer and Sean Wilwert.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Cool temperatures and brisk winds couldn’t dampen the spirits of Central students last week as they planted more than a dozen trees on the playground adjacent to the school. 

Tue
28
Apr

MEET MUSICIAN SOPHIA LANDIS


Elkader native Sophia Landis is pursuing her dream of a music career.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Music has been in Sophia Landis’ life for as long as she can remember. The 24 year-old Elkader native began piano lessons at the age of three.

“We had group lessons after pre-school,” she said.  “I seemed to pick it up pretty quick.”

Tue
21
Apr

What’s cookin’? Three area cooks find creative outlets


Marjorie Finley, far right, teaches a cooking class attended by Madonna Hosch, Alice Reimer and Florence Gifford. She also writes an entertaining and informative food blog.

Jane Augustyn, Picket Fence Cafe in Guttenberg, is renowned for her pies.

Jeramey Burns, owner of Old School Catering, St. Olaf, gets ready to fire up his grill as he begins work on a catering order. He is one of several area people who are finding creative ways to use their cooking talents.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Three area cooks—Marjorie Finley, Jane Augustyn and Jeramy Burns—have found distinctive and different ways to express their culinary creativity.

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