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Tue
21
Jun

Wilder’s Doll Exhibit - Volunteers spend 2,000 hours on display


Mary Wikert, Cedar Falls, chairs a group that invested 2,000 volunteer hours in the Wilder Museum doll exhibit.

Dolls are arranged in vignettes that include copies of historical photos from the time the dolls were manufactured.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A few years ago when the economy was down and travel costs were up, the concept of “staycations” was launched to encourage close-to-home getaways. A side benefit of the concept was discovering or re-discovering “backyard gems.” 

Tue
21
Jun

THERE’S A NEW GAME IN TOWN

By Kenny Slocum

Clayton County Naturalist

 

In a previous life, I had a limited understanding of Iowa’s fascinating ecology. Mostly, my “identification” skills were limited to plants that stung or itched—and various scars would indicate my skills were lacking. Occasionally, I could recognize a delicious berry—a mulberry or blackberry if the timing was right—but generally I observed the wisdom of my mother who insisted I avoid putting unidentified things in my mouth.

Tue
14
Jun

Off to Africa - Central graduate leads water project


2015 Central graduate Shana Hilgerson, far right, is part of a team of Iowa State University spending six weeks in Uganda doing projects ranging from school gardens to water management.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

While her many of classmates at Iowa State University returned home for summer jobs, Shana Hilgerson went a bit farther—8,000 miles farther.

Tue
14
Jun

“SAY NO FOR NOW”

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

The topic of frac sand mining in Clayton County drew yet another impassioned crowd for a June 6 meeting of the Say No For Now group at the Garnavillo Community Center. About 50 people, some from within Clayton County and some from other areas, heard from group leaders and shared their own opinions. 

Wed
08
Jun

Congratulations, Fire Farm - Spotlight shines on Elkader firm

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The “belle” of the ball at a recent Las Vegas trade show was a massive, dome-shaped fixture created by Fire Farm, a custom lighting design company in Elkader. Belle earned a “Best New Lighting Award” in the Individual Lamps/Lighting Devices category as well as the grand prize—“Best in Competition,” beating designs shown by nearly 800 companies, including some of the biggest names in the lighting industry.

Wed
08
Jun

Good-bye, Jane


Jane Metcalf

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Members of the Class of 2016 aren’t the only ones who won’t be returning to Central in August when the next school year begins. Longtime counselor Jane Metcalf won’t be there, either. Jane is retiring after 26 years at Central and more than three decades in education.

Wed
01
Jun

Central Class of 2016 - Jansen, Moyna are top graduates

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Central Class of 2016 will have two valedictorians. Jacob Jansen and Carissa Moyna will both graduate with 4.0 grade point averages.

It has been a Register tradition to feature the top graduating seniors. Here are the answers Jacob and Carissa gave to our questions.

Wed
01
Jun

MEET THE CANDIDATE


Ray Peterson

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

In the weeks leading up to the June 7 primaries, the Register has published profiles of candidates in contested races. This week, we conclude our series with a profile of Ray Peterson, one of two Republicans in the Clayton County Board of Supervisors’ race. The other Republican candidate, Chad Freeman of Colesburg, did not respond to our repeated attempts to gather information for this series.

Tue
24
May

The Moving Wall - Special tribute to Vietnam vets coming


A woman touches the name of her cousin during The Moving Wall’s stop in Ocononowoc, WI.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

A moving tribute to Vietnam veterans is coming to Clayton County.

Tue
24
May

MEET THE CANDIDATES


Steve Doeppke

Lester Simons

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

In the weeks leading up to the June 7 primaries, the Register will publish profiles of the candidates in contested races. This week, our profile looks at the two Democrats entered in the Clayton County Board of Supervisors’ race. There are six candidates for the single seat being vacated by Larry Gibbs, who is not running for re-election. Two more candidates are profiled here; the remaining two will be featured in our June 1 edition.

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