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Tue
13
Jun

VERY LITTLE VOTER FRAUD IN IOWA


Secretary Paul Pate

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Voter fraud might be a legitimate concern in other parts of the nation but not here.

Wed
07
Jun

Pet owners beware! If pets aren’t leashed, you can be fined

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Cats and dogs need exercise as much as their human owners. But before you think about opening your front or back door and letting them roam free, know this: Both the City of Elkader and Clayton County have ordinances that prohibit allowing pets to run “at large.” In other words, if your pet sticks his or her paws outside your yard, it better be on a leash.  If it’s not, you could be fined. 

Wed
07
Jun

NEW MONITORS GIVEN TO ELKADER LIBRARY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Patrons who use computers at the Elkader Public Library are in for a pleasant surprise. 

Thanks to a very recent donation from FreedomBank, larger monitors are now available for the public to use during library hours. The bank delivered more than a dozen 19-inch monitors Monday, replacing a similar number of 17-inch monitors already in use at the library.

Tue
30
May

Carter House Museum - Prohibition is season’s theme


This old moonshiner, who bears a striking resemblance to Elkader resident Howard Mayer, poses in front of a still that will be part of the Carter House’s season-long tribute to Prohibition.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

An antique still that was once buried in a Northeast Iowa farm field is the centerpiece of a kick-off celebration planned for Friday, June 2, at the Carter House Museum in Elkader.

Tue
30
May

NEW PROGRAM FOR BUDDING NATUALISTS

Kenny Solcum

Clayton County Conservation

 

When I get the question, “how does one become a naturalist,” I usually say “I’ll let you know when I find out.” But for a more serious answer, I can actually point to one singular moment. 

Tue
23
May

Top Scholar - Barker credits work ethic for honor


One of several honors presented to Alyssa Barker, left, at Central’s annual honors’ event was the KWWL Best in Class Award. Alyssa, who is Central’s top graduate, is pictured with counselor Shelby Huster.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The valedictorian for the Central Class of 2017 is Alyssa Barker. It has been a Register tradition to feature the top graduate or graduates. Here are the answers Alyssa gave to our questions. 

Tue
23
May

TRENKAMP SHARES YEAR-END REVIEW

By Nick Trenkamp

Central Superintendent

 

On May 9th I attended Central’s Awards Night, one of my favorite annual ceremonies. It is a great opportunity to recognize and reflect on all the hard work our students have put into their academics and extra curricular activities. This night also highlights the wonderful community support given to Central staff and students. It truly does “take a village to raise a child.”

Tue
16
May

Civil War Project - Students share work with public


Central sophomore Olivia Backes plays “Taps” ending a Civil War presentation at the Carter House Annex, Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Standing on the stoop of the Carter House Annex on a bright, sunny Tuesday afternoon, Central sophomore Olivia Backes brought to an end her work on the Civil War in a most appropriate way. Solemnly lifting a polished bugle to her pursed lips, the experienced trumpeter played a moving and mournful verse of “Taps.”

Tue
16
May

900-PLUS THINGS TO SEE, DO HERE


Kim Hurley has recently completed a project that enables visitors to find information on more than 900 points of interest throughout the county.

 Clayton County. Gorgeous rolling hills, breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, historical downtowns—and over 950 hidden treasures!

950 hidden treasures? What exactly are these 950 hidden treasures? They are Points of Interest (POI) throughout the county—businesses and services, parks and recreation, education, health and wellness, shops, lodging, and, dining establishments. Within these broad categories are many surprises such as two airports, five newspapers, nine wineries, eight museums, and five golf courses.

Tue
09
May

“Connecting Communities” Area schools collaborate on book


This old house near Elgin is one of several contributions to a collaborative project. The photo was taken by Central student Megan Glawe.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Picture this: A collaborative project that uses the work of student photojournalists to unite the communities served by five Northeast Iowa schools. 

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