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Tue
02
Jan

Art on the Byways: Artwork approved for Founders Park


Cara Briggs Farmer, a Marion, Iowa-based artist, has created a sculpture that will be placed this summer in Founders Park.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
26
Dec

Area students charged in “sexting” investigation

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is urging parents to monitor their children’s electronic communications after students at three Northeast Iowa schools were charged in separate incidents.
It’s important to know what your children are looking at and what kind of content they have on their phones and other devices,” said Sheriff Marty Fisher. “It’s also important to communicate with your children so that they understand the consequences of these actions and that this kind of behavior is against the law and they can be criminally charged for such actions.”
Over the last two weeks the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has conducted three separate investigations involving students from North Fayette Valley High School, North Fayette Middle School and Starmont High School. The focus of the investigation was sexting between students. Law enforcement officials’ were notified of the incidents by parents and school officials.

Tue
19
Dec

Recycling of Christmas lights encouraged


Joleen Jansen, program director for the Clayton County Energy District, places a recycling box at the Clayton County Register, one of several drop-off spots for recycling strings of Christmas lights.

The Clayton County Clean Energy District is encouraging residents to recycle their old, broken, or unwanted holiday lights and switch to a higher efficiency LED brand. LED (light emitting diode) lights look and act just like incandescent bulbs but use 90 percent less energy. Energy efficiency is one of the main draws for LED bulbs, as well as their substantially longer lifespan. LED Christmas light manufacturers boast 75,000 hour lifespans. In addition, LED lights are more durable. They don’t have a filament so they don’t burn out. Neither fo they require fuses. 

Tue
19
Dec

Junior Achievement programs coming to Central Schools


Sara Hertrampf, Sales and Marketing Manager at Alpine Communications, displays the Junior Achievement materials she will use in an upcoming presentation.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Schools will soon launch Junior Achievement programming, thanks to social media and a casual conversation with a family member.

Tue
12
Dec

Garments and Goods - Popular shop has new location

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Christmas came early for the employees and customers of a popular downtown Elkader retail shop. 

Tue
12
Dec

ZICHAL DELIVERS ENERGY MESSAGE


Former Elkader resident Heather Zichal last week spoke at a Clayton County Energy District event.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader native Heather Zichal has something in common with former First Lady Michelle Obama: Both turned down proposals from the man who became the nation’s 44th president. Michelle refused Barack Obama’s first two marriage offers; Zichal turned down his first two job offers.

Tue
28
Nov

Osborne Conservation Center - Wildlife exhibit will get facelift


Clayton County Conservation Director Jenna Pollock and Naturalist Kenny Slocum discuss some of the upcoming changes to the Native Wildlife Exhibit at the center.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

A popular Clayton County tourism draw is getting a much-needed makeover.

Tue
28
Nov

NO “STAR WARS” FOR ELKADER

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

“Star Wars’ fans living in Northeast Iowa will need to take a short road trip to see the latest installment in this wildly popular series. “The Last Jedi,” which opens December 15, will not be shown at the Elkader Cinema but it will play in Prairie du Chien.

Tue
21
Nov

Parent Centers - Program gets moms, dads involved


Central students Ty Berns, Grant Burns and Kiya Moser-Weber play a game of BINGO at the November Parent Center last week.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A program launched a few years ago by Central teachers Katie Wiley and Andrea Zittergruen continues to get high marks from local parents and grandparents. Called “Parent Centers,” it opens to the doors to elementary classrooms on a regular basis to moms and dads—and sometimes, grandparents—who want to volunteer in their youngster’s room.

Tue
21
Nov

SCHOOL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

By Nick Trenkamp

 

One of the many areas Central has been working on improving is community involvement. I feel education can be strengthened through partnerships in our community. “It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb Wikipedia defines as, “A child has the best ability to become a healthy adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to the rearing of the child.”

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