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Tue
12
Jun

Elkader clinic adds new veterinarian


Dr. Sarah Balik is the newest addition to the Elkader Veterinary Clinic staff. She is an Iowa State graduate who recently practiced in Fredricksburg.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Sarah Balik had her sights set on medical school when it occurred to her that working with four-legged patients was really what she wanted to do. 

Tue
12
Jun

Kuehls honored for dairy promotion


Treats owners Ron and Mary Kuehl received a Dairy Best award for their use of dairy products.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

G

rowing up in Northeast Iowa, Ron Kuehl dreamed of owning an ice cream shop. No particular reason—he just thought scooping cold treats for customers would be great fun.

Tue
05
Jun

Looking back 10 years since historic Elkader flood


Several businesses were heavily damaged by the flood of 2008, including Wilke’s (left), and Central Heating and Air Conditioning. The Elkader Fire Station also sustained heavy damage and was eventually demolished. Not pictured is FreedomBank, which was also a total loss. Other businesses along Main Street had significant water damage.

With the exception of the circled house, all of the other homes in this photo—and more—were destroyed by the 2008 flood.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A decade has passed since a historical flood swept across the south end of Main Street significantly damaging dozens of Elkader homes and businesses. Though the town has recovered, the memories of those anxious hours remain fresh in the minds of those most seriously impacted by the disaster.

Tue
29
May

Central students make presentation on water


Central students Haley Frieden, Karleigh Thorson, Carly Kluesner, and Katelyn Scherf shared their research on the amount of water people use when showering.

As part of a 7th grade English class assignment, Central students read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. According to teacher Amy Bergan, the book is two stories told in alternating sections. The first is current day dealing with the fact that women and children in Africa spend their days walking to get the family’s daily water. This part of the narrative discusses the problems that arise from using unclean water as well as the fact that girls receiving no education because they spend all of there time collecting water.
.The second part of the book is from the Sudan Crisis and the Sudanese Lost Boys. It’s focus is the will to survive.
Students were also involved with projects for this unit in social studies, science, and math. They created presentations (poster, PowerPoints, brochures and so on) to informs the public on issues from civil wars, water in Clayton County and local watershed, water usage practices

Tue
29
May

New season at Carter House


WWII at Carter House These WWII uniforms, worn by Elkader residents Bob Buckner and Marge Costigan during their military service, are part of a new Carter House Museum display titled “World War II and the Home Front.” See story an additional photos on page 3.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
29
May

Elkader Swimming Pool Opens June 1; improvements made


Elkader’s Municipal Pool has been a favorite way to beat the heat for decades. The pool season begins June 1.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
22
May

June 5 primary - Six Republicans are on the ballot

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Six Republican candidates for the Clayton County Board of Supervisors are vying for a chance to advance to November’s general election. Joining them on the final ballot will be Democrat contenders Richard Dinan and Joleen Jansen. Since two candidates from each party will advance, Dinan and Jansen will automatically be placed on the November ballot along with the primary’s two top Republican vote-getters.

Tue
15
May

Dennler is Central’s valedictorian


Ariel Dennler is the top graduate for Central’s Class of 2018. She will speak at the commencement service Sunday at 2.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

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

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