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Tue
12
Sep

Pumpkin Island - Geisert’s latest book set in Elkader


Arthur Geisert has completed a new book that prominently features Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The first official day of fall is still more than a week away but elements of autumn—specifically, pumpkins—have been on Art Geisert’s mind for a long, long time.

Tue
12
Sep

PEACE CHURCH: 25 YEARS OF BELLS


Peace Church members Janet Off, Ruth Goings, and Amie Moser polish bells prior to a recent rehearsal.

Members of the Peace Church bell choir are, front row, left to right: Sue Gnagy, Helen Leavenworth, Susan Johnson, Kristina Miller, and Donna Anderson; back row, right to left: Michelle Moser, Hila Garms, Director Brittany Barnard, Laura Moser, Penni Leonard, and Sue Stott.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The 25th anniversary of the Peace United Church of Christ bell ringers will be celebrated this weekend. In addition to a dinner gathering Saturday at Schera’s Restaurant in Elkader, there will be a special worship Sunday, September 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at the church. The current bell choir will play four numbers. The service is open to the general public.

Tue
05
Sep

Class of 2030 - What kindergartners want to learn

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Meet the Class of 2030.

 

These 21 lively and inquisitive youngsters started their academic journeys on August 23 as kindergartners. Their adventure ends in 12 years with their high school graduations.

Tue
29
Aug

Business changes Look for new owners, partners


Drew and Kara Armstrong are selling their Elkader business, Drew’s Sports Bar and Grill. It will open under new management on October 1.

Dr. Bruce Landis is entering into a new partnership that will ensure full-time eye care services for his patients as he enters semi-retirement.

Beth Rentschler, pictured above with her daughter, Stacey, is closing the doors of her business, Elkader Carpet and Design.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Change is coming to the south end of Elkader’s business district as one business changes hands, another closes and a third takes on a new partner.

Tue
29
Aug

FIVE CHURCHES, ONE PRIEST


Father John Haugen

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

When Father Paul Peters retired earlier this year, the task of shepherding the parishes of St. Joe’s, Elkader, St. Mary’s, Strawberry Point, and Sacred Heart, Volga, became the responsibility of Father John Haugen, who was already pastor of St. Mark’s, Edgewood, and St. Patrick’s in Colesburg. Due to a shortage of priests, Fr. Haugen now finds himself in the position of several priests in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, who are pastors to multiple parishes.

Tue
22
Aug

Welcome faculty and staff - Six new faces at Central Schools

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Classes being today at Central Community Schools and in addition to new room assignments, new classes and new routines, students will find a few new faces, as well. The district has hired four teachers, a school nurse and a social worker.

Tue
22
Aug

TRENKAMP GIVES SCHOOL UPDATES

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Though Central students got a summer break from classroom work, administrators stayed busy with myriad responsibilities including several related to the upcoming improvements made possible by the successful bond vote last spring. The Register asked Superintendent Nick Trenkamp questions about the work he’s doing to move the renovation project forward. Here are his responses: 

Tue
15
Aug

Master Gardeners - Group hopes garden idea takes root


Clayton County Master Gardeners Lorna Moser, left, and Margaret Stone show some of the produce the group is donating to the Clayton County Food Shelf.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The newly revitalized Clayton County Master Gardeners group wants to plant an idea in the minds of other gardeners: If your vegetable patch has produced more produce than you can consume, consider donating your surplus to the Clayton County Food Shelf.

Tue
15
Aug

HAGER HAS PLAN FOR LUSTER HEIGHTS

 

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times Editor

 

Six months after budget cuts forced the closure of Luster Heights Correctional Facility, located outside Harpers Ferry, District 56 State Rep. Kristi Hager is hoping to put the dormant facility to use.

Tue
08
Aug

Business Spotlight - Understanding the work of an artist


Kris Grover, Elkader, hard at work at last year’s Art in the Park festival, has launched a business called Luna Fiber Artist Company. It’s a move she hopes will increase awareness of art as a profession.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Elkader artist Kris Grover has launched a company to help people understand that art is a profession just like teaching, engineering and other career paths.

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