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