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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.

Tue
08
Aug

KIDS HAVE CHANCE TO PAY IT FORWARD


Danielle Dotzenrod, far left, and her niece, Jaymes, work with kids at the Elgin Public Library.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elgin business owner Danielle Dotzenrod has created a venue to showcase two qualities that she thinks come naturally to children: creativity and compassion. 

Tue
01
Aug

Clayton County Courthouse - Clock restoration moves forward


Here’s a file photo of the clock before restoration work was done.

The face of the Clayton County Courthouse clock has been restored to its original state. The rest of the renovation work will be completed next summer.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

Restoration of the Clayton County Courthouse clock is one step closer to completion. 

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.

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