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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

Fred Fenchel August 4, 1922 to April 12, 2018


Fred Fenchel

Fred T. Fenchel, 95, of Mason City, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Visitation was held Friday, April 20, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Major-Erickson Funeral Home, Mason City. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Hansen officiating. Burial was at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Tue
24
Apr

Boys compete at Ed-Co


Luke Asche finished 8th in the 3200 meter run at Ed-Co.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central boys’ track and field team participated in a meet at Ed-Co last week. In a field of 12 teams, the Warriors finished 12th with the following results:

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

Donald Berns July 25, 1936 to April 9, 2018


Donald Berns

Donald Francis Berns age 81, of Garnavillo, IA, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader, IA. 

Don was born July 25, 1936, in Monona, son of Raymond and Mae (Farmer) Berns. He attended high school graduating with the class of 1954. Don entered into the United States Army Serving from October 1955 until his discharge in October of 1958. Don met and married the love of his life Carolyn Kilnkenberg on October 24, 1961, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo. To this union two children were born, Lee and Dee. Don spent most of his life farming the land that he raised his family on. He enjoyed spending time with the love of his life, his children and his grandchildren.

Tue
17
Apr

Dwayne Farmer January 21, 1948 to April 5, 2018


Dwayne Farmer

Dwayne Eldon Farmer, 70, of Marion, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, in his home surrounded by his loving family.    

He was born January 21, 1948, on a farm near Volga, Iowa to Donald Eldon and Mildred (Brady) Farmer. He was the oldest of 12 children. He graduated in 1966 from Central Community High School in Elkader, and then joined the Army. Dwayne proudly served in Okinawa and returned home to begin his 45-plus year career in masonry construction. His masonry artistry can be enjoyed all over the state of Iowa.  

Tue
17
Apr

Girls do well at Decorah meet


Central’s Taylor Rentschler gets ready for her leg of a relay at a recent meet in Decorah.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After several missed meets due to weather, the Central girls’ track and field team were able to participate in the Decorah Relays on April 12. Central had the following results:

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

Central boys, girls ready to golf

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

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