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Tue
11
Nov

Business Spotlight: Volga Valley Convenience Store


Regina Weber is the manager of a convenience store in Volga City that serves as the town’s hub.

 

By Kim Hurley

Volga Correspondent

 

For the past 23 years, the hub-bub of Volga, Iowa has been found at the intersection of Domino Road (C2W) and Washington Street.  It’s the central station of the village where one can catch up on the latest news and town happenings over a cup of coffee or hot cocoa.  It’s where many residents and passers-by start their day.  It’s the Volga Valley Convenience Store (VVCS).

Wed
05
Nov

Remembering Iwo Jima

 

By Dr. Robert Vittengl

 

As we approach Veterans’ Day 2014, it’s seems appropriate for us to stop and reflect on all of those men and women who served our nation.  There are many in our community.

There is one, however, who fought in what was arguably one of the most infamous battles of World War II—the battle of Iwo Jima.

Wed
05
Nov

Wedded bliss begins in Elkader


Ryan and Margaret Vandergriff chose Elkader for their recent wedding.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Even a talented writer like Ryan Vandergriff would be hard pressed to create the fairy-tale story line leading up to his recent wedding.

Tue
28
Oct

PEFECT SEASON!


The Central Warriors football team celebrates with a “helmet salute” after defeating West Central Friday night. The Warriors closed out regular-season play with a perfect 9-0 record--the first in more than 50 years. In other great sports news, the Central cross-country teams are headed to state.
Tue
28
Oct

Everything Old Is New Again


Becky Gundacker sits at a bistro set up-cycled from wooden pallets

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Tue
28
Oct

Pheasants Forever: Connecting People with Habitat

 

By Larry Stone

Freelance Writer

 

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.

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