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Tue
10
Mar

VOLUNTEERS TO THE RESCUE!

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

How many leprechauns does it take to plan a St. Patrick’s Day celebration?

For Jean Marie Hall, who heads Elkader’s annual March 17th festivities, the answer is “as many as I can get!”

Fri
06
Mar

Rivals Custom Gear- Local company outfits the bachelor


Shanna Hamann, co-owner of Rivals Custom Gear in Strawberry Point, stands in front of a very oversized t-shirt used by the business as a promotional item.

 

By Kim Hurley

 

Register Freelance Writer

 

Fri
06
Mar

KIDS HELPING KIDS

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Three Central students are reaching 7,900 miles across the globe to help youngsters in Uganda.

Wed
25
Feb

Hydroponics at Central, Growing tomatoes, lettuce year-round


Josie Fettkether, Central FFA president, holds a tray of the growing medium used to raise lettuce and tomatoes indoors at the school.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Long before area gardeners set the first tender vegetable plants into the ground, Central students will be enjoying fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes and leafy lettuce grown in a basement-level classroom. And they’ll continue harvesting and eating the veggies until the school year ends.

Wed
25
Feb

Grassley Responds


Senator Chuck Grassley

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Register last week used social media to gather questions to ask Senator Chuck Grassley during a brief media event in Elkader. We reached out on our Facebook page and email to find out what topics were on our readers’ minds. We had time to present only three questions to the senator, who was in Elkader for a stop at Mobile Track Solutions.

Wed
25
Feb

Bells ring out at Peace

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Throughout almost any town you can hear church bells ring from their towers each Sunday.  However, on the third of each month, September through May, you can hear 1 1 sets of hand bells ringing from within Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader at the 9 a.m. worship service.

Wed
18
Feb

“A Day in the Life” Legislator thrives on 16-17 hour days


Representative Patti Ruff was joined by her husband, Dan and youngest son, Tucker, in the House Chambers on the first day of the 2015 Legislative Session.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

For State Representative Patti Ruff, balancing work and family is a matter of setting priorities, managing time wisely and taking full advantage of technology. 

Wed
18
Feb

BUDGET READY

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The tax levy for Clayton County residents will decrease for 2015-2016 under a proposed budget that will be presented at a public hearing March 9. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the county government building, 600 Gunder Road, Elkader.

Wed
11
Feb

Monarch butterfly decline signals need for landscape ethic


Starmont elementary students display a monarch butterfly they captured and tagged in the school’s milkweed prairie as part of a Clayton County Conservation program.

 

By Gary Siegwarth

In the autumn of 1813, American ornithologist John James Audubon watched a flock of passenger pigeons fly over the Ohio countryside.  He described the numbers as so numerous it darkened the sky and took more than three days for the entire flock to pass overhead.  It’s estimated that three to five billion passenger pigeons were in the United States when Europeans arrived in North America.  In nearly the blink of an eye, the species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world to complete extinction in 1914.  This astonishing elimination of a seemingly bountiful species was attributed to overhunting and loss of habitat.  

Wed
11
Feb

SEEKING FUNDS

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Science Teacher Ann Gritzner would like to breeze into the Windy City with a couple of busloads of students but making that happen will take some help from members of the Elkader community.

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