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Tue
19
Apr

Welcome, Pastor Susan - Northeast Iowa a lot like home


Assisted by Elaine Diers, right, Pastor Susan Friedrich serves communion at Bethany Lutheran Church.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

Tue
19
Apr

Beware of scams, schemes

By Marvin Duff

Elkader Police Chief

 

Spring, the season of growth and renewal, has come again to Iowa.  However, for those who take advantage of others using the Internet, mail and phone, it’s always open season.  Over the next few weeks I’ll share typical scams reported to the Police Department and ways to avoid being victimized.

Tue
19
Apr

John Koresh

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. John was born on April 4, 1948, to John and Arlene (Stagman) Koresh in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1967.

John worked for 3M in Prairie du Chien for 34 years. He retired in 2002. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and watching westerns. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Tue
12
Apr

Finally. . .time to pursue another passion


Retired physician Ken Zichal now has more time to devote to his hobby: building model tanks.

By Pat McTaggert

Freelance Writer

 

After practicing medicine for almost 40 years at the Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Dr. Ken Zichal has finally hung up his stethoscope.  His retirement will give him more time to pursue another passion besides medicine—building model tanks.

Tue
12
Apr

Sons & Daughters - First-hand look at mom’s duties


State Representative Patti Ruff and her son, Liam, worked side-by-side this legislative session. Liam served as his mother’s clerk while also attending college.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Tue
05
Apr

“Harvey” at Opera House - Beck tackles another iconic role


Rehearsing a scene from an upcoming production of “Harvey” are, from left: Dave Beck, Donna Anderson, Gayle Moore and Peggy Lane.

One of Dave Beck’s favorite Opera House roles was Donkey to Jonathan Moser’s Shrek.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor 

Northeast Iowa man who is no stranger to playing iconic characters will tackle a much beloved one when the Elkader Opera House Players open their run of “Harvey.”

Wed
30
Mar

Hunger banquet - Learning what it’s like to go without


Danielle Whittle, right, takes a slip of paper from a basket held by Joleen Jansen at a poverty simulation event last week at St. Joseph’s Church, Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

More than 100 people showed up for dinner last week at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Elkader; most of them went home hungry.

Wed
30
Mar

“HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Signs that your teen might be using drugs could be staring you right in the face.

Wed
23
Mar

Technology on the Farm - New tools increase efficiency, reduce losses


Joe Shirbroun, Farmersburg, left, uses an iPad to verify seed delivery information.

Editor’s note: Look for more agriculture-related articles in our Farm & Field section, which is distributed with this week’s Trader. The section is a collaborative effort of the Register, North Iowa Times and the Courier Press.

The pioneering spirit that brought Suzanne Shirbroun’s family to Clayton County six generations ago continues today as Suzanne, her husband, Joe, and their three sons—Nate, Andrey and Tom—blaze new trails in the field of precision technology. It’s an effort that requires an investment in and extensive use of technological tools.

Wed
23
Mar

3 VIE FOR HOUSE SEAT


Lowell Engle

Kristi Hager

Patti Ruff

There will be a Republican primary to decide which of two candidates will face Patti Ruff for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 56 seat.

Voters will go to the polls June 7 to determine whether Kristi Hager, Waukon, or Lowell Engle, Harper’s Ferry, will face Ruff, who is seeking re-election to the position she’s held since 2012. District 56 encompasses Allamakee County and much of Clayton County. 

Here’s a look at all three candidates.

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