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Wed
03
Feb

Sons & Daughters - Peace Corps volunteer returns home


Central graduate Caitlin Josten, who recently returned from two-plus years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, is shown with one of the young women from the village she lived in.

Caitlin Josten is surrounded by her African students as they celebrate the last day of school.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Bitten by the travel bug in high school, Caitlin Josten satisfied her wanderlust—at least for the time being—in a big way; She spent 27months in Mozambique, Africa as a Peace Corp volunteer.

Wed
03
Feb

CONTROVERSY IN MARQUETTE

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times

 

Marquette mayor David Schneider, councilwoman Rinda Ferguson, city manager Dean Hilgerson and city attorney Jim Garrett have all resigned following the council’s decision Jan. 19 not to enforce the city’s zoning ordinance, in allowing a property owner at the city’s Timber Ridge subdivision to live in a mobile home on the lot while he constructs a home.

Wed
27
Jan

Sons & Daughters - 7,000-mile trek for deer—and family


Joel Helgerson, a 1995 Central graduate, is currently posted in Kuwait where, as free time allows, he participates in competitive races.

Major Joel Helgerson will return later this year from a deployment in Kuwait. He’ll then relocate to Alaska where he will likely finish his military career.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Some people will travel great distances to go deer hunting in Northeast Iowa. Few, however, can top the trip made by Joel Helgerson, who recently trekked nearly 7,000 miles from his post in Kuwait to his hometown of Elkader just to bag a trophy buck—and see his family and friends, of course.

Wed
27
Jan

GRANT REQUEST APPROVED FOR IMPACT STUDY

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Tue
19
Jan

Sons & Daughters - Central grads are home from Hong Kong


Kirby, Xavier and Ryan Jipp have recently returned from an extended period of living in Hong Kong.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The American novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he famously wrote, “You can’t go home again.” Of course, you can. No matter how far you journey you can always return to the community that helped raise you and to the people who are waiting to hear about your travels.

Tue
19
Jan

IOWA CAUCUS PRIMER


U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

By Chuck Grassley

U.S. Senator

 

Q: Why are the Iowa caucuses so significant?

Tue
12
Jan

County Auditor Update - Safe for now but removal is “looming”


Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag, left, confers with his attorney Peter Riley, Cedar Rapids, during an October meeting called by the Board of Supervisors to review Freitag’s job performance.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance writer

His position is safe for the time being but Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag could still be removed from office if his job performance does not improve significantly in several key areas.

Tue
12
Jan

PARK OFFICIAL PLEADS GUILTY

A retired National Park Service official has pled guilty to removing ancient Native American remains and keeping them hidden in his garage for more than two decades. 

Tue
05
Jan

Trending in 2016 - Coloring books for adults are still hot

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

2016 just might be the year when high-tech meets high-touch, judging from forecasted trends.

Tue
05
Jan

MEYER IS LEAVING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE


Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer is leaving for a position in Dubuque County.

This 60th edition of “Justice For All” was written by Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer. 

It has been my pleasure to serve you as Assistant Clayton County Attorney for the past two years. I am moving to a new position in the Dubuque County Attorney’s Office where I have been hired to prosecute sex crimes. Before I go, I would like to recognize the excellent people of Clayton County in general, and certain specific organizations and people. 

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