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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.

Fri
18
Nov

Holiday Countdown - A new twist on stocking stuffers


Delaney Scherf organizes some of the toiletries that St. Joseph youth used last year in their holiday project. The kids stuffed and delivered about 400 pairs of socks.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Editor’s note: As the holidays approach, we will endeavor to share uplifting stories with our readers. If you have an idea for an article, please contact us.

St. Joseph youth are leading an effort this month that gives new meaning to the term “stocking stuffers.”

Fri
18
Nov

RISE APARTMENTS ALMOST READY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

“Home for the holidays” will take on a special meaning for a group of folks who will soon be moving into one of eight units in a new apartment complex near downtown Elkader. Owned by RISE, the units have been rented to five RISE clients who are able to live independently and three non-clients. RISE Executive Director Ed Josten sees the mix as a win-win for everyone.

Wed
02
Nov

STATE CHAMPS—AGAIN!


Central girls’ cross-country coach Mark Bauder is embraced by two runners, Ciera Deitchler and Ashley Funk, as the team repeats as state champs. Story and more photos in the Clayton County Register.
Wed
02
Nov

Decision 2016 - Two square off for District 55 seat


Michael Bergan

Pat Ritter

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The Register concludes its series of feature articles on candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which appear in Q/A format, have been complied using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. 

Wed
02
Nov

HOSPITAL HAS NEW CEO


Brooke Kensinger, left, has been hired to succeed Fran Zichal as the CEO at Central Community Hospital.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

When Fran Zichal ends her nearly 40-year career at Central Community Hospital on December 31, she’ll walk away from her job knowing that she’s left it in good hands. Her successor, Brooke Kensinger, has the experience, drive and enthusiasm to continue the great work Fran started in 1978.

Wed
26
Oct

Decision 2016 - Three candidates for Senate 28 seat


Michael Breitbach

Troy Hageman

Jan Heikes

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Register continues its series of feature articles on candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which appear in Q/A format, have been complied using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. 

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