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Wed
01
Oct

Students Learn Tough Lesson About College Costs


Central counselor Jane Metcalf works with Lucas Coonfare, Spencer Schlake and Sam McGreal on their college costs project.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

For a group of 13 Central eighth graders, the biggest shock this fall hasn’t been adjusting to a new schedule, demanding classes or mountains of homework. The biggest surprise has been the cost of a college education.

Wed
01
Oct

Take Cover!


Rob and Mary Sass, center, were honored for environmental leadership by Chuck Kipp, Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Governor Terry Branstad and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Every picture tells a story and the one that Rob Sass shares says volumes about his decision to use cover crops to conserve soil. Sass points to an obvious line of demarcation between his field, which is green with cover crops, and a neighbor’s land, which is bare and brown.

Tue
23
Sep

Simulators teach students about babies


Three Central students show how special dolls are used to simulate a baby that needs feeding, changing or cuddling. The students are, from left, Emily Wiedner, Grace Rodman and Morgan Jacobson.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It looks lifelike. Hold it in your arms and it has the weight and feel of an infant. The head flops unless supported. It cries, coos and makes realistic breathing sounds.

Tue
23
Sep

WELCOME BACK!


Jerry Gallagher

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If you think there’s something familiar about Channel 7’s new morning news anchor, you’re right. Jerry Gallagher is a Strawberry Point native whose family lived in Northeast Iowa for 25 years. His late mother, Anne, was a kindergarten teacher in town and his dad, Don, worked at Yoder Feeds before retiring in the late ‘80s. The Gallaghers had eight children; the five oldest graduated from Starmont High School. Jerry attended school there through junior high.

Tue
23
Sep

School Board votes on lunch fee policy

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Central School Board last week passed on first reading a policy they hope will take a bite out of delinquent lunch accounts. 

Tue
16
Sep

Zapfs: Hands-on owners for 37 years


Mike and Joni Zapf have owned the Pronto convenience store in Elkader for 37 years.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Mike and Joni Zapf had been running Zapf’s DX on the corner of 1st and Mulberry Streets in Elkader for six years when they were approached to turn their business into a Pronto convenience store. It didn’t take long for them to decide to go ahead with the venture, and on July 23, 1983, the doors of Zapf’s Pronto officially opened.

Tue
16
Sep

Central families eligible for lunch refunds

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A number of Central families could benefit from the recent settlement of a class action lawsuit against Martin Brothers, a Cedar Falls-based distributor that provides food items to the school lunch program.

Tue
09
Sep

Th Sound of Music


Betty Buchholz, president of the Elkader Historical Society, is shown with an Edison phonograph in the music room at the Carter House Museum.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Elkader Historical Society recently received some information about an acquisition that’s music to their ears: a phonograph, given several years ago to the Carter House Museum by the late Clark Costigan and his wife, Marge, is more unique than they originally thought.

Tue
02
Sep

Driven to help

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Two local men give credit to a common friend for their retirement careers.

Tue
02
Sep

Potter, painter join Elkader art community

 

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Northeast Iowa’s growing art community recently expanded to embrace a potter, Linda Sue Sulzdorf, and a painter/photographer, Jillian Webb Herrmann.

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