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Tue
20
Oct

Elkader Floral Shop, Store is perfect reflection of its owner


Janis Lerch’s shop, Elkader Floral, offers a mix of flowers, home decor and unique gifts.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

If there was ever a shop that perfectly mirrored its owner’s personality, Elkader Floral is that shop. The store’s inventory is a creative blend of fresh and silk floral arrangements, plants, home decor, and unique gift items, including many with spiritual themes. Each business day, there’s a cheery, humorous or thought-provoking message chalked onto a board in the shop’s front window.

Tue
20
Oct

CARRYING ON FAMILY TRADITION


Leon, Paul and Tom Berns have all achieved Master Pork Producers honors.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It’s become a tradition for a member of the Berns family to achieve “Master Pork Producer” distinction. The newest recipient is Paul Berns, who was honored at the recent Clayton County Pork Producers banquet. He follows in the footsteps of his dad, Tom, and his uncle, John, who were jointly honored in 2003. Paul’s grandparents, Leon and Phyllis Berns, received the award in 1993.

Tue
13
Oct

Welcome, Dr. Lawlor, New physician settling in, feeling at home


Dr. Donna Lawlor, pictured above with Linda Monore, registered nurse and clinic manager, is Elkader’s newest physician.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Don’t waste your breath trying to sell Dr. Donna Lawlor on the pleasures of living in Northeast Iowa: She was sold long before she started practicing medicine here in mid-August.

Tue
13
Oct

GROUND BREAKING IN GARNAVILLO

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

After many delays and unforeseen battles, the Garnavillo Volunteer Fire Department last week broke ground on a new fire station that will replace the old creamery building retrofitted for the fire and EMS departments in 1969. 

Tue
06
Oct

Good-bye, Dr. Zichal, Physician hanging up stethoscope


Dr. Ken Zichal and Amy Amsden, an LPN at Medical Associations Clinic share a moment prior to Dr. Zichal’s last day at the clinic.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though long-time Elkader physician Ken Zichal has retired after practicing medicine for nearly 40 years, he has no intention of slowing down.

“Oh, I have quite a list of things to accomplish,” he said, flashing the easy grin that has endeared him to a long list of patients. “Pretty sure I’ll manage to stay busy.”

Tue
06
Oct

BOARD WANTS ANSWERS FROM COUNTY AUDITOR

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Clayton County Supervisors Monday took an unprecedented step to address significant issues in the county auditor’s office. They voted unanimously to formally serve County Auditor Dennis Freitag with list of issues that he must respond to at a meeting scheduled October 26 at 2 p.m. He will be placed under oath and his responses transcribed by a court reporter.

Tue
29
Sep

The Making of Shrek, Behind-the-scenes magic aplenty

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It’s not easy being green. Just ask Jonathon Moser who plays Shrek in the eponymous musical opening Friday at the Elkader Opera House. It takes about an hour to transform the McGregor chiropractor and Opera House stage regular into the loveable neon-colored ogre. But that’s nothing compared to the two hours it took makeup and set design wizard Cary Kann to complete the first-ever transformation.

Tue
29
Sep

HOSPITAL RAISING FUNDS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A fund drive is underway to purchase a new CAT scanner for Central Community Hospital (CCH). A new machine costs $200,00; more than $104,000 has already been raised.

Tue
15
Sep

Big Spring Appreciation Day Celebrating Conservation Efforts

By Gary Siegwarth

Tue
15
Sep

School board gets three new members

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

There will be three new faces at Central School Board meetings beginning, Monday, September 21st. 

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