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Tue
10
Jan

SCHOOL FORUMS ON IMPROVEMENTS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A number of forums are being held this week to share an updated remodeling plan for Central Schools. The plan is the result of several months’ work by a facilities committee.

The Register asked Superintendent Nick Trenkamp several questions about the updated plan. Our questions and his answer follow:

Tue
03
Jan

Sons and Daughters - Yadoff back for Main Street, EDC job


McGregor native Emily Yadoff returns to Northeast Iowa to take on the dual role of Main Street and Elkader Economic Development Director. She most recently worked in the Cedar Falls Main Street program.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

Proving there’s some truth to that old Hollywood line “There’s no place like home,” Emily Yadoff is returning to Northeast Iowa in a position that will enable her to strengthen the area’s economy.

Yadoff is Elkader’s new Economic Development Corporation (EDC)/Main Street Director; she started her job on Tuesday.

Tue
03
Jan

JOYCE SCHOULTE SAYS GOOD-BYE


Joyce Schoulte

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

For the first time in nearly 14 years, Joyce Schoulte will breathe a bit easier when harsh winter weather strikes. Joyce is newly retired from her job as assistant office manager at Osborne Conservation Center. Among other things, that means she won’t be making the trip from her home in National to the Osborne Center, which is located five miles south of Elkader.

Tue
27
Dec

Looking back - Flood is top local story of 2016


Pony Hollow Trail was hit hard by floodwaters.

Residents worked feverishly to fill sandbags to protect Wilkes and other south-end businesses

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The flood of 2016 was the top local news story for the year. Though the Turkey River never reached projected levels, floodwaters did rise high enough to require sandbagging in the vulnerable downtown area. The flood caused considered damage along a portion of the downtown riverwalk where part of the trail was washed away and the sidewalk heaved. The county later received a presidential disaster declaration, which makes it eligible for FEMA funds for flood repairs.

Tue
20
Dec

All I Want for Christmas. . . Second, third graders share wishes

For several years, the Register’s holiday tradition has been to share letters to Santa written by Central students. This year, students in the three combined second/third grade classes participated. Their letters are published here just as we received them. We made no attempt to edit, correct or censor.

We hope you enjoy these letters as much as we did. Many thanks to the students and their teachers for continuing this tradition,

Mrs. Duff’s class

Tue
13
Dec

Roger Thomas retires “It’s been a good ride but time to go”


The Thomases shared their retirement party with a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Main Street program.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Certificates, letters and photos have been stripped from his office walls and his desktop has lost its characteristic clutter as Roger Thomas completes the process of sorting through, tossing out and packing up the accumulated trappings of 10 years as Main Street and Elkader Economic Development Director.

Tue
29
Nov

Sons and Daughters - Kramer is longest-serving mayor


Milt Kramer, who was born in Elkader and lived here the first 18 years of his life, was recently honored for serving as Manchester’s mayor for more than 40 years.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

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 Manchester man who was recently honored as Iowa’s longest-serving mayor credits his Elkader roots for his commitment to education and public service.

Tue
29
Nov

COLD OR FLU? WHICH IS IT?

Waking up with the sniffles, a cough and a fever is common this time of year. But how do you know if it’s just a common cold or the flu? Knowing the difference is important because the flu can become much more serious, says a University of Iowa health care expert.

“It can be difficult to tell whether you have a cold or the flu because the two can share a lot of the same symptoms,” said Dr. Patrick D. Brophy, professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa. “It’s important to know the difference, because the flu can cause serious complications, especially for young children, people over age 65, and pregnant women.” 

Wed
23
Nov

Central Schools - Boiler project nears completion


Central superintendent Nick Trenkamp is pictured in front of the school’s old boilers, which are in the process of being replaced. A number of related issues are also being addressed by the boiler project.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

It’s out with the old and in with the new at Central Schools, where work on a boiler replacement project is nearing completion. Superintendent Nick Trenkamp hopes the work, which started in June, will be done by the end of the month.

Wed
23
Nov

ELKADER CHIEF TO RETIRE

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader Police Chief Marvin Duff will retire in January. Duff’s “intent to retire” was accepted by the Elkader City Council during a regular meeting last Monday. Duff joined the department in 2001. The Council will consider a timeline for Duff’s replacement at its next meeting. City Administrator Jennifer Cowsert hopes to have the hiring process completed by late February or early March.

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