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Tue
05
Jan

Trending in 2016 - Coloring books for adults are still hot

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

2016 just might be the year when high-tech meets high-touch, judging from forecasted trends.

Tue
05
Jan

MEYER IS LEAVING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE


Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer is leaving for a position in Dubuque County.

This 60th edition of “Justice For All” was written by Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer. 

It has been my pleasure to serve you as Assistant Clayton County Attorney for the past two years. I am moving to a new position in the Dubuque County Attorney’s Office where I have been hired to prosecute sex crimes. Before I go, I would like to recognize the excellent people of Clayton County in general, and certain specific organizations and people. 

Tue
29
Dec

Looking back - Top local news stories of 2015


One of the top local news stories of 2015 was the first-place finish at the state cross country meet for Coach Mark Bauder and the Central girls’ cross country team. Pictured at left are, front row (l-r), Ciera Deitchler, Desi Weber, Ashley Funk, Ellie Kuehl and Cassie Larson; and back row (l-r), Coach Bauder, Emily Asche, Anna Tuecke, Haley Schroeder and Hannah Kuehl. Also in sports news was another perfect season of regular play for Central’s football team.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

News organizations across the U.S. have already compiled their lists of “top news stories for 2016” and, for the most part, tragedies like terrorist attacks, mass shootings, climate change and Europe’s immigrant crisis top their lists. Much closer to home, however, the news was decidedly more upbeat with a state high school cross-country championship and a successful first-ever Art in the Park event.

Tue
22
Dec

Letters to Santa - All I want for Christmas. . . .


There were many Santa sightings in Elkader throughout the holiday season. One of the most recent was Santa’s visit to FreedomBank, which is where Sadey Arnold, daughter of Trevor and Rachel Arnold, Elkader, found him.

 

For several years, the Register’s holiday tradition has been to share letters to Santa written by young Central students. This year, students in the three combined second/third grade classes participated. Their letters are published here just as we received them. We made no attempt to edit, correct or censor.

We hope you enjoy these letters as much as we did. Many thanks to the students and their teachers for continuing this tradition.

Tue
15
Dec

Family business continues to thrive


Mary Lee Witt helps her customer, Deb Brown, with a matting and framing order. Witt’s Custom Framing and Gallery has been an Elkader business fixture since the late 1800s.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Picture this: In 1895, when Elkader was still a young town with just a handful of retail shops, a well-known cabinetmaker relocated here from Garnavillo. He and his partner built a structure on Main Street, which locals called the Regan and Witt Building after the two men who built it—William E. Witt, the cabinetmaker, and Mr. Regan, his partner. 

Tue
15
Dec

PATTISON SAND REQUEST TABLED

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

Well over 60 people gathered in Elkader for a Clayton County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Tuesday, December 8. The commission heard comments from Pattison employees and concerned property owners over the potential rezoning of land along Great River Road from agricultural to heavy industrial for the purpose of underground mining, processing, storing and shipment of silica sand and its byproducts. 

Tue
08
Dec

Welcome, Margaret - Busy pastor serves four area churches


Pastor Margaret Yackel-Juleen and her husband, Mark Yackel-Juleen, participated in their son, Andrew’s, recent ordination.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Tue
08
Dec

A FAMILY TALE

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A well-documented family history needn’t be a dry read with limited audience appeal. In fact, as former Elkader resident Larry Gamble has proven, a collection of family stories can read like a page-turning novel with unexpected twist, turns and tidbits—especially if the writer is as candid and forthcoming as Gamble. He doesn’t flinch from sharing stories that others might be reluctant to disclose, which makes his book all the more readable by people not even related to him.

Tue
01
Dec

Holiday Giving Shop - Students seeking holiday donations


Emily Asche, Samantha Wiedner and Carissa Moyna show some of the items that have already been donated to the Holiday Giving Shop.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Believing it’s better to give than receive—or at least as much fun—a group of Central students is helping their classmates give gifts to the adults in their families.

Tue
01
Dec

CENTRAL BUSES HAVE CAMERAS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Schools recently took a big step to further ensure the safety of its students: The school equipped its buses with security cameras. According to Superintendent Nick Trenkamp, all full-time route buses now have cameras that capture images from inside and outside the bus from multiple angles. 

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