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Tue
21
Oct

House candidates square off

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central High School government students have done more than study the mid-term elections—they’ve actively participated in them. Four 18-year-olds in the class have registered to vote, and all 16 students helped plan a public debate between Iowa House candidates Darrel Branhagen (R) and Rick Edwards (D), and Lowell Engle (R) and Patti Ruff (D). 

Tue
21
Oct

4 vie for Clayton County Supervisor seats

 

By Pam Reining

Register Editor

 

Though several Clayton County officials are running uncontested for re-election, there is a race for the Board of Supervisors’ positions. Four candidates are vying for two open positions. Incumbents Gary Bowden and Ron McCartney, who hope to be re-elected, are being challenged by Wayne Bockenstedt and Joleen Jansen.

Wed
15
Oct

Where to go for a frightfully good time

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If you expect more from your Halloween celebration than walking through a pumpkin patch in broad daylight, consider visiting a haunted house—if you dare. There’s one in St. Olaf and another in Monona, and both promise to put a little extra fright in your Fright Night.

Wed
15
Oct

Cashing in on a good year!

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

When the Central Warriors score a touchdown, they’re doing more than putting points on the scoreboard. They’re also earning cash for the school’s two booster clubs.

Wed
15
Oct

Business Spotlight: Gene's Place


Judy and Gene Vigen have operated Gene’s Place on Main Street since 1993.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
08
Oct

Church Makes Nearly 700 Pies


Mary Lee Witt and Jerry Schlawin chopped apples. More than 26 bushels were peeled, cored and chopped to fill orders for nearly 700 pies.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Here are two sure signs that autumn has come to Northeast Iowa. First, the color palette of the landscape has changed from green to brilliant red, orange and yellow. And second, apple pies have been made at First Congregational Church, Elkader—lots of pies...nearly 700 of them.

Wed
08
Oct

Voters Get To Meet Candidates


Jon Neiderbach (D), a candidate for state auditor, introduces himself to voters who attended a forum sponsored by the Volga Study Club. Also pictured are, left to right, Patti Ruff, Joleen Jansen, Gary Bowden, Ron McCartney, Lowell Engle and Tom Crandall, moderator.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Volga Study Club last week hosted a candidates’ forum to give the public an opportunity to meet the people running for local and state offices. The group has been hosting forums for 20 years. This year’s event was impressive for both the number of people who attended—about 75—as well as the presence of candidates in non-contested races.

Wed
08
Oct

Grace E-Free Welcomes New Pastor


Pastor James Perry, his wife, Gina, and their daughters Lydia and Faith have recently relocated to the Elkader area.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Pastor James Perry knew Elkader would be a good fit for him and his family from the moment he first visited here.

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.

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