John Rook and Erin Paske, who were visiting from the Netherlands, puckered up to kiss Lucky the Carp last year on New Year’s Eve in Lucky Park at the entrance to St. Feriole Island. (Courier Press file photo)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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    Bigger and better Carp Fest fast approaching By Ted Pennekamp   Anyone wishing to get lucky in 2015 will have their opportunity soon as the 14th Annual Carp Fest is nearly upon us. Carp Fest, of course, culminates every New Year’s Eve with the Droppin’ of the... + continue reading

With trains becoming longer and potentially hauling increased amounts of crude oil, city officials are enhancing the existing disaster management plan to include derailment-specific training and actions. (Press photo by Austin Greve)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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By Molly Moser In response to the July 2008 derailment just outside of Guttenberg, the Dakota Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railroad) agreed last week to pay $625,000 to settle a civil complaint filed by the state of Iowa and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.... + continue reading

Ashley Hess snapped this photo of her father, John, with Dr. David Ellingson (right), whose book Paddle Pilgrim recounts his experiences with the people and places along the entirety of the Mississippi River. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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By Molly Moser Many have made the journey. They get their feet wet in the headwaters at Lake Itasca, and then paddle stroke after stroke, day after day, all the way to New Orleans. For professor and Lutheran minister Dr. David Ellingson, it was a journey of two million strokes over 65 days.... + continue reading

Jeran Cook measures flour under the watchful eye of Spencer Bries.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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  By Pam Reinig Register Editor   The irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate gave Debbie Walz’ Central High School foods students a clear winner in the Register’s first-ever Holiday Cookie Contest.  Submitted by Ashley Moyna, Elkader, the recipe... + continue reading
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  By Pam Reinig Register Editor   More than two dozen students representing six grades last week participated in a Central Community School Spelling Bee. The top spellers in two divisions advance to the sectionals, which will be held January 6 at Clarke College in Dubuque. Eighth... + continue reading

Brandon Martin (left), Chris Larson and Kelsi Davis were a few of the 20 MFL MarMac middle and high school students who got the opportunity to write scripts, handle the cameras and equipment, produce play-by-play analysis and commentary and conduct sideline interviews Dec. 2 during a live stream broadcast of the basketball games against Clayton Ridge. (Submitted photos)
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor On Dec. 2, 20 MFL MarMac middle and high school students got the opportunity to learn in one day what some students in Wartburg College’s Department of Journalism and Communications learn in four years of undergraduate work. That opportunity... + continue reading

New Monona Chamber and Economic Development director Rogeta Halvorson recently laid out plans to promote the community and encourage economic and business growth. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor Now a few months into her position as Monona’s Chamber and Economic Development (MCED) director, Rogeta Halvorson said she and the MCED Board have laid out a variety of plans to promote the community and encourage economic and business growth.... + continue reading

Deputy Joe Breeser and 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, Breck, have been patrolling Crawford County as a unit since earlier this fall. You may have noticed them in their new squad, complete with an Ultimate K-9 Kennel, which keeps the dog’s space cooled and warmed in the back of the vehicle. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Monday, December 15, 2014
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By Correne Martin Crawford County Sheriff’s Department’s first K-9 team, Deputy Joe Breeser and Breck, a 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, have been on duty since mid-September and, so far, hard-core activity has been slow but their days have been full of learning opportunities.... + continue reading

John Rook and Erin Paske, who were visiting from the Netherlands, puckered up to kiss Lucky the Carp last year on New Year’s Eve in Lucky Park at the entrance to St. Feriole Island. (Courier Press file photo)

With trains becoming longer and potentially hauling increased amounts of crude oil, city officials are enhancing the existing disaster management plan to include derailment-specific training and actions. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

Ashley Hess snapped this photo of her father, John, with Dr. David Ellingson (right), whose book Paddle Pilgrim recounts his experiences with the people and places along the entirety of the Mississippi River. (Photo submitted)

Jeran Cook measures flour under the watchful eye of Spencer Bries.

Brandon Martin (left), Chris Larson and Kelsi Davis were a few of the 20 MFL MarMac middle and high school students who got the opportunity to write scripts, handle the cameras and equipment, produce play-by-play analysis and commentary and conduct sideline interviews Dec. 2 during a live stream broadcast of the basketball games against Clayton Ridge. (Submitted photos)

New Monona Chamber and Economic Development director Rogeta Halvorson recently laid out plans to promote the community and encourage economic and business growth. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Deputy Joe Breeser and 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, Breck, have been patrolling Crawford County as a unit since earlier this fall. You may have noticed them in their new squad, complete with an Ultimate K-9 Kennel, which keeps the dog’s space cooled and warmed in the back of the vehicle. (Photo by Correne Martin)

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