Local News

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.

Tue
26
Aug

Unpaid lunch bills causing problems


School districts locally and nationwide are dealing with the growing problem of unpaid school lunch accounts.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Starting the school year with many lunch accounts in the red has become increasingly common in recent years, according to the School Nutrition Association. The local picture isn’t as bleak as it is in some parts of the Midwest like Madison, WI, where the district is burdened with nearly $100,000 in unpaid fees. But it is still a growing problem in Northeast Iowa.

Tue
19
Aug

Changes in store for truck cruise

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

“Powerful trucks, an old opera house, and a small town that lives for August 29 – 31!”’

This is the catch-all phrase for the sixth annual Volga City Truck Cruise (VCTC).

Tue
19
Aug

Promoting Fitness


Kate Lower, Volga, spent her summer promoting food and fitness to young students.

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

“I have always taken a high priority of my health, and hope to use my knowledge and skills to improve the health and wellness of our nation. I hope to make an impact on children, their parents, and even the elderly.” This describes Kate Lower’s passion for healthy food and fitness promotion in her own words.

Mon
28
Jul

TONS OF FUN!

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Two local men have collaborated on a project designed to highlight the tourism opportunities in Clayton County.

Mon
07
Jul

Bike the U.S. team rolls back into Elkader


Catherine Hafdahl, Duluth, MN, was one of 19 cyclists who passed through Elkader last week as part of Bike the U.S. for MS. The group’s support crew included intern Young Jeong, Fairfax, VA, center, and Duncan Moore, Berkley, CA, team leader.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Nineteen road-weary bicyclists ranging in age from 18 to 74 wheeled into Elkader last week for an overnight stay before continuing on their 4,400-mile fund-raising journey.

Mon
30
Jun

Family coping with rare disease


Sam and Andy Fangman are shown with their 11-month-old daughter, Josie, who suffers from a rare disease that severely restricts the kinds of foods she can eat without serious side effect. Currently, all she can process is applesauce, carrots and beef.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

It’s a rare disease but for parents with children who have FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome) it’s a harrowing roller coaster ride that can take their child from their home to the emergency room at any time. Samantha (Sam) and Andy Fangman are one such couple. Their 11 month-old daughter, Josie, was diagnosed 

Wed
25
Jun

No major damage in Elkader from flash flooding

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader firefighters and a handful of local residents spent the waning hours of Thursday evening filling and stacking 1,500 sandbags along the riverfront at lower Main Street. For some, it was a sad case of deja vu: They worked in the same spot six years ago building a wall to hold back the rising Turkey River.

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