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Tue
17
Oct

Girls 3rd, boys 5th at UIC meet


Central’s varsity girls cross country team placed third and the varsity boys placed fifth at the UIC conference meet.

Central’s varsity girls cross country team placed third and the varsity boys placed fifth at the UIC conference meet.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

On October 13 the Central cross-country team participated in the UIC Conference Meet at the Tri-Cities Golf Course in Luana. Central’s girls finished 3rd in a field of six teams and 45 runners with the following results: 

Tue
17
Oct

St. Olaf Tavern receives honor


St. Olaf Tavern owners Randy and Lisa Lenth, shown with 2017 County Pork Queen Megan Glawe, were the recipients of the 2017 Restaurant Award.

By Melissa Spielbauer Combs

Guttenberg Press

 

The St. Olaf Tavern was the recipient of this year’s Restaurant Award presented by the Clayton County Pork Producers at their banquet held September 30 in Elkader..

Tue
17
Oct

Hurricane Irma: aftermath Area crews return from storm work


Josh Abbott, left, and Blair Everman, lineman with Allamakee-Clayton Rural Electric Cooperative, were two of 146 Iowa workers who helped restore electrical service along the Florida-Georgia line following Hurricane Irma.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

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Tue
10
Oct

Elkader Lions’ Club - Revived group has a grand vision


Rich Witt, Meghan Bergan and Howard Mayer prepare to do vision screening with three local youngsters. Witt is with the Oelwein Lions’ Club; Bergan is the Central School nurse; and Mayer is a member of the newly reinstated Elkader Lions’ Club.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A Northeast Iowa couple last summer took steps to help ensure continued vision-screening services for area youngsters. At the time, they had no way of knowing the personal turn their journey would take.

Tue
10
Oct

COUNCIL HEARS HOTEL PROPOSAL

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Elkader City Council met last Thursday night for a presentation that could mean a new hotel for the town. 

Tue
03
Oct

Big Spring Hatchery - Waterline replacement underway


The pipeline that brings spring water to the raceways at Big Spring Trout Hatchery is being replaced. The hatchery remains open though access is a bit trickier.

By Gary Siegwarth

Tue
03
Oct

RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH WRITING


Author Kristen Halverson has drawn inspiration for two children’s books from horses she and her husband, Larry, own.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A Northeast Iowa woman with a genuine flair for storytelling, a deep love of horses and an unwavering commitment to literacy has shared her talents and values in two children’s books, including a new holiday release.

Wed
20
Sep

Milestone for store - Wilke’s celebrates 150 years!


The original Wilke’s Store, pictured above, opened in Clayton Center near the end of the Civil War.

Here’s an inside view of the St. Olaf store taken around 1915. On the left is Elmer (Dave’s grandfather), and on the right is Henry (Elmer’s father). The woman is Mrs. Fred Wilke.

Exterior view

By Becky Wilke

Near the entryway of Wilke’s grocery store in Elkader is a registration box where customers write their names and phone numbers on their receipts in hopes of winning the monthly drawing for a $150 Wilke’s gift certificate. This is just one of many promotions that Wilke’s is running in honor their 150th year serving the residents of Clayton County.  

Wed
20
Sep

DESKS REMOVED FROM CLASSROOM


Central students in Kelly Erickson’s Spanish class have quickly adapted to the room’s non-traditional arrangement.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The most notable thing about Kelly Erickson’s classroom is not what’s in it but what’s not in it: desks. Before the school year started, Erickson removed the desks from her foreign language classroom at Central. She’s filled the space with other, more comfortable furniture including a sofa, loveseat, chairs and pillows.

Wed
20
Sep

Larry Miles

Larry Lorraine Miles, 75, of Elgin, Iowa, died Monday, September 11, 2017, at his home in Elgin, Iowa. Larry was born November 9, 1941 to Virgil and Elna (Robinson) Miles in Aurora, Iowa. He graduated from Valley High School in 1959. After graduation, Larry joined the United States Navy in 1960 and proudly served until 1962 as a first-aid attendant in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Vietnam, Guam, Hawaii and Hong Kong. He was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis in the Bay of Pigs. Larry later served in the Naval Reserve.

Larry was united in marriage with Marcia Dennler on March 9, 1974. Two daughters were born to this union, Sherri Lynn and Kristi Ione

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