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Thu
10
May

ELKADER WELCOMES NEW OFFICER


Elkader police officer Tyler Bazyn enjoys a light-hearted moment with Central elementary students.

Tyler Bazyn

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

Thu
10
May

Central principal retires this year


Central high school principal and athletic director Dan Yanda is retiring this year after nearly 40 years in education.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
01
May

Volunteer of the Year - Chandler receives Main Street honor


Governor Kim Reynolds, right and James Engle, left, director of the Iowa Downtown Resource Center congratulate Tom Chandler on this award. Also pictured is Emily Yaddof-Gibbs, Elkader’s Main Street Director.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

It’s said that history repeats itself—and that’s certainly true for Tom Chandler. The Elkader man was recently honored by Main Street Iowa—for the second time.

Tue
01
May

BEER GARDEN AT SWEET CORN DAYS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Plans are underway for a beer garden at Sweet Corn Days.

The Elkader City council last Monday green-lighted a request from event co-organizers Caleb and Danielle Shea to pursue plans to sell beer in a fenced-in area in Founders Park. 

Tue
24
Apr

Central renovation is on schedule


This photo, taken last week, shows the steel frames for the celing in the commons/kitchen area.

Taken a few weeks ago, this photo shows workers removing the old ceiling and columns in the 1930s building.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

T

he academic year might be winding down but construction is gearing up at Central Community Schools where crews are well into a $6 million renovation project.

Tue
17
Apr

Fungi farming: Couple add shiitakes to their harvest


OWLS participants Lori Ambrose and Vicki Carolan apply hot wax over the spawn that has been inserted in holes all over the log. The wax keeps the spawn in and seals the log to prevent the log from drying out before the mushrooms begin to grow.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

F

ungus spawn, a few logs, and plenty of patience—that’s all Natasha Hegmann and Pete Kerns needed to start growing shiitake mushrooms in their timber near Elkport.

Tue
10
Apr

MAJOR GIFT TO CENTRAL HOSPITAL

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
10
Apr

Ishman Jewelry Store closing after nearly 60 years


Joanne Ishman completes a sale at her Main Street-Elkader shop Ishman Jewelry. The business will soon close after nearly 60 years.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
03
Apr

Random acts of kindness - Students take note of positive actions

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Call it a case of life imitating art.

After seeing the movie “Wonder” and listening to their homeroom teacher read the book it’s based on, Central 4th and 5th graders started writing notes about classmates doing nice things.

Tue
03
Apr

SERVICE TO ELKADER ENDS; GAMM RETIRES


Elkader Mayor Josh Pope presents an aerial photo of the town to outgoing Public Works Director Jerry Gamm.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After more than two decades with the City of Elkader, Public Works Director Jerry Gamm retired last Friday.  Gamm joined the department in 1994 and became its head around 2002.  During that time, Gamm and his co-workers have been involved with everything from filling potholes on city streets to fighting numerous floods and cleaning up the aftermath.

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