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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. 

Tue
15
Sep

JoAnn Scherf

JoAnn Alice Scherf, 70, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa died Monday, September 7, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. JoAnn was born on December 6, 1944 to Arthur and Lucille (Bruns) Wagner in Farmersburg, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. JoAnn graduated high school from MFL in 1963.

JoAnn was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Lloyd Scherf, on December 21, 1963 at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. They lived in St. Olaf from 1967 until 1987, then moved to Harpers Ferry and owned and operated J & L One Stop for five years and The Harbor House for 12 years.

Tue
15
Sep

Martha Horstman

Martha Agatha Horstman, 89, of Guttenberg, IA, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. She was born on May 17, 1926, in rural Colesburg, IA, the daughter of Robert and Etta (Barnhart) Gull.

Tue
08
Sep

First Impressions Survey. Elkader gets high marks from visitors


Deb Stroschein, Copper Frog

Kathy Josten, Bridge Street Boutique & Gift

Janet Pries, Willow Creek

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

You never get a second chance to make a first impression—and apparently Elkader’s downtown merchants don’t need one. 

According to the results of a recent survey, rolling out the welcome mat is just business as usual for shop owners and businesses located here.

Tue
08
Sep

HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Harvey Sollberger has hit another high note in a storied career as a flutist, composer and conductor. The Strawberry Point resident was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association. Given sparingly and thoughtfully since it was established in 1991, the award honors fruitful and distinguished careers like Harvey’s.

Tue
01
Sep

Meet the Candidates. 4 vying for school board seats

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, September 8, to elect Central school board members. Four candidates are running for three seats. They are NiCole Dennler, Kristin Fitzgerald, Suzy Hilgerson and Michael Whittle. There are three vacancies; Fitzgerald is running for re-election; Todd Lenth and Joleen Jansen chose not to run again.

Tue
01
Sep

Kirk Shearer

Kirk Rockne Shearer, 69, of Elkader, went to heaven Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha. A Celebration of Life service was held from 6 to 7p.m. Saturday, August 29, at Palisades-Kepler Park in Mount Vernon. Burial will take place at a later date.

 Kirk was born April 3, 1946, and is survived by his children, Ki (Erin) Shearer, Kristian (Brodie) Shearer; one grandson, Liam Shearer; sister Jacqueline (Bill) Paeth; brother, Kim (Dixie) Shearer; and many nieces and nephews.

Tue
01
Sep

Keith Thoma

Keith Thoma, 89, of Garnavillo, IA, died Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born on September 9, 1925, in Garnavillo, the son of Willis and Nettie (Schlake) Thoma. 

Tue
01
Sep

John Briggs

John Jason Briggs, 83, of Volga, Iowa, passed away at his residence in Volga on Thursday, August 27. He was born on September 22, 1931, at his grandma’s house in Mechanicsville, the son of George G. and Lucy L. (Ford) Briggs.

John attended country school near Lisbon and was a 1949 Lisbon High School graduate.  After school he worked at Eddy Paper in Cedar Rapids.  He also sheared sheep for local farmers and the Dubuque Packing Company.

Tue
25
Aug

Standards-Based Grading, Numbers replace letters in two classes


Central High School is testing a new grading method this year. Freshmen students will receive numbers instead of letter grades in two classes.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Central High School is joining a nationwide movement that’s redefining how student performance is evaluated. 

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