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Wed
19
Oct

Decision 2016 - Two vie for Iowa House District 56


Kristi Hager

Patti Ruff

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Register continues its series of feature articles on candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which appear in Q/A format, have been complied using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. 

Wed
19
Oct

HARLEY HANDS OFF BUSINESS


Harley Reichart (seated) has sold his business to Craig Fisher, left. The business also employes Jeremy Fangman, Jane Kuennen, and Eric Kovac.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After servicing area homes and businesses for 35 years, Harley Reichart sold his Central Plumbing & Heating business to Craig Fisher last January 11. Fisher previously worked at businesses in Cedar Rapids and Center Point.

“I still go down to the shop,” Reichart said. “I’m still going out and doing job estimates.”

Tue
11
Oct

Decision 2016 - Three-way race for supervisor seat


Steve Doeppke

Joleen Jansen

Ray Peterson

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Over the next few weeks, the Register will feature articles on candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which will appear in Q/A format, will be complied using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. 

Tue
11
Oct

TOM CHANDLER SHARES HOBBY


A specially designed platform in the middle of Tom Chandler’s garage makes it easier to park his restored cars.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Many hobby enthusiasts have a section of their homes set aside to display their various collections, be it a few shelves or display cases, or perhaps a room or two. For Elkader resident Tom Chandler, the display area for his collection is a 50x50 foot garage attached to his house. In it are 12 of his 18 restored collectible automobiles.

Tue
04
Oct

Decision 2016 - Garms, Scott vying for auditor’s job


Jennifer Garms

Deborah Scott

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Over the next several weeks, the Register will feature candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which will appear in Q/A format, will be compiled using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. Our first article looks at the race for Clayton County Auditor.

Tue
04
Oct

ROADS HARD HIT BY RAINS, FLOOD


Here’s a look at Kiln Road along the Turkey River just upstream of Osterdock.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The heavy rains of the past few weeks have put a heavier work load on the county’s Secondary Roads Department.  “It was more in the northern part of the county, but locally, it’s bad all over,” County Engineer Rafe Koopman said.  “There are a lot more mud spots than we usually see and we need to be hauling spot rock to handle the problem.”

Tue
27
Sep

Sons and Daughters - Gifford inducted into Hall of Fame


Marshall Gifford, Class of 1989, is the newest inductee into the Central Hall of Fame. Gifford and his two brothers, Tom and Andrew, grew up in Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Since graduating high school 27 years ago, Central’s newest Hall of Fame inductee has earned a college degree, gotten married, started a family and launched a successful financial consulting practice. And every step of the way, he has carried with him the lessons he learned growing up in rural Iowa.

Tue
27
Sep

JOE IHM STILL RUNNING AT 85


Joe Ihm

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Editor’s note: More “Healthy Lifestyle” articles can be found in the special supplement included with this week’s newspaper.

Tue
20
Sep

2016 Flood Damage estimates are adding up


Damage to repair the bank and sidewalk along the riverwalk could top $45,000.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The Elkader City Council recently got its first look at damages and cost estimates associated with last month’s flooding of the Turkey River. 

Tue
20
Sep

MAIN STREET MEMORIES

 

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

 

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