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Tue
01
Aug

KRUSE IS TOWN’S NEWEST OFFICER


Officer Kerra Kruse

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If Elkader’s newest police officer looks a bit familiar, it’s because she’s a hometown girl. Kerra Kruse, who was sworn into office last week, is a 2014 Central High School graduate. Kruse has been attending the University of Northern Iowa majoring in criminology. At UNI, she got significant practical experience in law enforcement as a student patrol officer. 

Tue
25
Jul

Lego legacy - Final bricks added to 2-year project


Tim Finley and his children, Declan and Jillian, survey the scale-model Lego replica of Fennelly’s Irish Pub, the Elkader business co-owned by Finley and his wife, Trisha.

A rather serendipitous discovery was a Lego piece that bears a striking resemblance to Sweet Corn Days mascot. It occupies a place of honor in the Lego replica of the Finelys’ pub.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

A Northeast Iowa man and his son are building a legacy, one plastic brick at a time.

Tue
25
Jul

McGREGOR BEGINS CLEAN-UP PROCESS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Katie Ruff knows that she’s one of the lucky ones. Her specialty food shop sustained minimal damage from the tornado that last Wednesday night tore a path through the McGregor business district.

Tue
18
Jul

“It’s all about the money” Officials defend DNR budget cuts


DNR officials Bruce Trautman, center, and Chuck Gipp, right, talk with one of more than 150 people who turned out for a recent meeting on the department’s budget cut decisions.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

More than 150 people packed the Edgewood Events Center last Monday night to hear from two DNR officials responsible for recent unpopular budget cuts.

Tue
18
Jul

WELCOME BACK, DAROL DESOTEL

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If Elkader’s new postmaster looks a bit familiar it’s because he’s a Clayton County native.

Tue
11
Jul

Building fences Area farmers help with wildfire losses


A replacement post standing next to a burned one gives perspective to the damage done by recent wildfires.

These three past presidents of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, pictured left to right, are Ron McCartney, Gunder; Doran Zumbach, Coggon (organizer of trip); and Tim Burrack, Arlington, recently traveled to Kansas to do fence-repair work.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

“Farmers help farmers.”

With just three words, Clayton County Supervisor Ron McCartney summed up the motivation behind an Iowa-based humanitarian effort to help an Oklahoma rancher devastated by spring wildfires.

Tue
11
Jul

FATHER PETERS ENDS CHURCH CAREER


Father Peters is shown with the Sisters of the Presentation who were instrumental in developing his love of music.

Editor’s note: Father Paul Peters celebrated his final mass on June 25, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Elkader, capping off a career that covered nearly six decades. Lori Keppler shared his story.

Father Paul Peters was born October 18, 1936, in Fairbank, Iowa to Leo and Vera (Preble) Peters. If you have been to Elkader for St. Patrick’s Day in recent years you may have been able to enjoy his musical talent during the annual celebration. That is just one event that he has blessed us with his musical flair. 

Wed
05
Jul

Doll restoration Resident brings business to Elkader


Doll restorer Cathryn Chancellor is pictured with one of her favorites, a sassy Gibson Girl-style doll.

These two projects are at various stages of restoration. Cathryn, who recently relocated to Elkader, works on everything from antiques to American Girl Dolls.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

There are several restoration projects underway at the stately Victorian house at 102 High Street, Elkader. There’s work on the house itself to return it to its 1913 splendor and then there’s work on the dozens of dolls entrusted to the care one of the property’s new owners, Cathryn Chancellor.

Wed
05
Jul

SWEET CORN DAYS HAS NEW LEADERSHIP

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With July 4 behind us, it’s time to look forward to Elkader’s next big event: Sweet Corn Days.

Tue
27
Jun

Local officials weigh in - Area towns say “no” to fireworks

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

If you’re thinking about using fireworks to add some extra spark to your July 4th celebration, think again.

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