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Tue
11
Oct

TOM CHANDLER SHARES HOBBY


A specially designed platform in the middle of Tom Chandler’s garage makes it easier to park his restored cars.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Many hobby enthusiasts have a section of their homes set aside to display their various collections, be it a few shelves or display cases, or perhaps a room or two. For Elkader resident Tom Chandler, the display area for his collection is a 50x50 foot garage attached to his house. In it are 12 of his 18 restored collectible automobiles.

Tue
04
Oct

Decision 2016 - Garms, Scott vying for auditor’s job


Jennifer Garms

Deborah Scott

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Over the next several weeks, the Register will feature candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which will appear in Q/A format, will be compiled using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. Our first article looks at the race for Clayton County Auditor.

Tue
04
Oct

ROADS HARD HIT BY RAINS, FLOOD


Here’s a look at Kiln Road along the Turkey River just upstream of Osterdock.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The heavy rains of the past few weeks have put a heavier work load on the county’s Secondary Roads Department.  “It was more in the northern part of the county, but locally, it’s bad all over,” County Engineer Rafe Koopman said.  “There are a lot more mud spots than we usually see and we need to be hauling spot rock to handle the problem.”

Tue
27
Sep

Sons and Daughters - Gifford inducted into Hall of Fame


Marshall Gifford, Class of 1989, is the newest inductee into the Central Hall of Fame. Gifford and his two brothers, Tom and Andrew, grew up in Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Since graduating high school 27 years ago, Central’s newest Hall of Fame inductee has earned a college degree, gotten married, started a family and launched a successful financial consulting practice. And every step of the way, he has carried with him the lessons he learned growing up in rural Iowa.

Tue
27
Sep

JOE IHM STILL RUNNING AT 85


Joe Ihm

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Editor’s note: More “Healthy Lifestyle” articles can be found in the special supplement included with this week’s newspaper.

Tue
20
Sep

2016 Flood Damage estimates are adding up


Damage to repair the bank and sidewalk along the riverwalk could top $45,000.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The Elkader City Council recently got its first look at damages and cost estimates associated with last month’s flooding of the Turkey River. 

Tue
20
Sep

MAIN STREET MEMORIES

 

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

 

Tue
13
Sep

Iowa Food Hub - Popular program now in NE Iowa


Holly Loan, Executive Coordinator, ISU Extension and Outreach, checks in bags for food box participants.

A typical food “box” with green beans, sweet corn, zucchini, whole grain bread and eggs.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A popular food box program launched by the Iowa Food Hub in metro areas has been expanded to rural communities with solid success. Midway through the 10-week pilot effort, the subscription-based food box delivery program is getting rave reviews from its participants. Elkader accounts for the largest enrollment of the pilot sites with 13 subscriptions. I’m one of them, and I have been impressed with the quality and variety of produce in my food box. 

Tue
13
Sep

4-H HONOR FOR JEAN WHITTLE


Jean Whittle, new 4-H Hall of Fame inductee, is pictured with Albert Grunenwald, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Jean Whittle of Volga was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 21. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 119 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4H Foundation President Tom Nicholson and State 4-H Program Leader John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas as they were introduced on stage.

Tue
06
Sep

Willy Wonka - Another iconic musical for OHP


Here’s a photo from an opening scene in the upcoming production of “Willy Wonka.” Pictured above are, left to right: Mrs. Bucket (Gayle Moore), Mr. Bucket (Rob Medberry), Charlie Bucket (Alivia Keppler), Grandpa Joe (Mark Yackel-Juleen), Grandma Josephine (Donna Anderson), Grandma Georgina (Janet Ott), and Grandpa George (Clark Ott).

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

When the Opera House Players announced “Willy Wonka” as their fall production, the question most often put to co-director Cheri Moser was whether they’d stage the “Gene Wilder version” or the “Johnny Depp version” of the show.

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