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May

Volga woman hosts six exchanges


Exchange student Kamilla Bonnesen, left, attended a Vikings football game with her host mom Lori Coonfare, Volga.

 

By Kim Hurley

Volga Correspondent

 

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23
Apr

Recording artist feels at home in barn

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Correspondent

 

Mon
31
Mar

Teens need immunizations

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Clayton County is a leader in childhood immunizations but is falling below the state average in adolescent vaccinations.

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24
Mar

Seeing green: Couple makes regular trips to Ireland

 

By Kim Hurley

Volga Correspondent

 

Ireland claims its landscape boasts 40 shades of green. If so, Jack and Patti Dillon, from rural Strawberry Point, have seen them all. The couple returned from their 10th trip to Ireland on February 25, their 47th wedding anniversary.

Mon
03
Mar

Girls raise $$ with bracelets


Above: Delaney Scherf, left, Ashlyn Scherf, Kennedy Beck and Grace Kuehl raised nearly $90 for cancer research with their handmade plastic bracelets, which they model in the photo below.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

Four Central elementary students have turned the latest kids’ craze into a fund-raiser for cancer research. They’re creating and selling colorful, stretchy bracelets made from small rainbow-hued plastic loops. The proceeds are being donated to Clayton County Relay for Life, a local fund-raising effort for the American Cancer Society.

Mon
03
Feb

Dorothy ends 40 years at Wilke’s


Dorothy Bushkofsky has retired after 40 years behind the meat counter at Wilke’s grocery store. Register photo by Pam Reinig

An open house was held last Friday at Wilke’s Grocery Store, Elkader, for Dorothy Bushkofsky.  A sign on the door said it all. It was an invitation for all to attend the event, and it included the words “Celebrate the End of the Era” of Dorothy‘s employment there. The sign was right on the mark.

Dorothy has been a fixture at Wilke’s for decades. She started working at the store in the early 1970s when it was still located in the building now owned by Joe and Deborah Stender.

Mon
16
Dec

Housing grant to help local families

A non-profit agency formed in 2009 to address area housing needs has once again received a substantial The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is the recipient of over $285,000 from the Iowa Finance Authority. The money will be used to assist 42 housing units in Allamakee, Clayton, Howard and Winneshiek counties. Assistance programs include subsidizing down payments, preserving aging housing stock, providing low interest loans or grants for renovations, and financing construction of new single-family homes for low-income Iowans.

Mon
02
Dec

Don’t get snowed by scammers

With the holiday shopping season underway, consumer groups say scammers are ready and waiting to exploit the chaos and take advantage of our desire to get the hottest gifts at the best prices. 

“The holidays bring out the best in people and the worst in scammers. Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, scammers don’t care if they ruin your holiday plans,” said Carrie Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB).

Mon
11
Nov

Women takes hobby to new level


Barb Arthur, Osterdock, is shown with the roaster she uses to create her Big Muddy coffee line.

souvenir bag of coffee from Seattle inspired an Osterdock woman to start a new hobby and that hobby has now grown into a full-fledged enterprise.

Mon
04
Nov

Men share Honor Flight memories

 

September 17 was a special day for several area veterans who participated in an ‘Honor Flight” that took them from Dubuque to Washington D.C. The purpose of the flight was to honor their service during World War II and the Korean War.

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