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Tue
23
May

Top Scholar - Barker credits work ethic for honor


One of several honors presented to Alyssa Barker, left, at Central’s annual honors’ event was the KWWL Best in Class Award. Alyssa, who is Central’s top graduate, is pictured with counselor Shelby Huster.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The valedictorian for the Central Class of 2017 is Alyssa Barker. It has been a Register tradition to feature the top graduate or graduates. Here are the answers Alyssa gave to our questions. 

Tue
23
May

TRENKAMP SHARES YEAR-END REVIEW

By Nick Trenkamp

Central Superintendent

 

On May 9th I attended Central’s Awards Night, one of my favorite annual ceremonies. It is a great opportunity to recognize and reflect on all the hard work our students have put into their academics and extra curricular activities. This night also highlights the wonderful community support given to Central staff and students. It truly does “take a village to raise a child.”

Tue
16
May

Civil War Project - Students share work with public


Central sophomore Olivia Backes plays “Taps” ending a Civil War presentation at the Carter House Annex, Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Standing on the stoop of the Carter House Annex on a bright, sunny Tuesday afternoon, Central sophomore Olivia Backes brought to an end her work on the Civil War in a most appropriate way. Solemnly lifting a polished bugle to her pursed lips, the experienced trumpeter played a moving and mournful verse of “Taps.”

Tue
16
May

900-PLUS THINGS TO SEE, DO HERE


Kim Hurley has recently completed a project that enables visitors to find information on more than 900 points of interest throughout the county.

 Clayton County. Gorgeous rolling hills, breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, historical downtowns—and over 950 hidden treasures!

950 hidden treasures? What exactly are these 950 hidden treasures? They are Points of Interest (POI) throughout the county—businesses and services, parks and recreation, education, health and wellness, shops, lodging, and, dining establishments. Within these broad categories are many surprises such as two airports, five newspapers, nine wineries, eight museums, and five golf courses.

Tue
09
May

“Connecting Communities” Area schools collaborate on book


This old house near Elgin is one of several contributions to a collaborative project. The photo was taken by Central student Megan Glawe.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Picture this: A collaborative project that uses the work of student photojournalists to unite the communities served by five Northeast Iowa schools. 

Tue
09
May

FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS DONATION FOR NEW RESCUE SUIT


Elkader Fire Chief Scott Marmann, third from left, accepts a donation from PeopleService. Three employees of the company were on hand at the presentation: Kim Werger, Dennis White, and Jared Burkle. The money will be used to help purchase a new water rescue suit.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

There’s an ironic twist to a donation given last week to the Elkader Fire Department in honor of a recent daring rescue: The gift came from a company that employs two of the people involved in the heroic effort.

Tue
02
May

“Drill Sergeant” Finley - Keeping fitness class on their toes

They call her the “drill sergeant.”

While this certainly gives you a bold first impression, Diane Finley doesn’t consider herself much of an expert in combat training or any other strenuous activity.

Finley leads a workout class called Fit & Flex at the Elkader Fitness Center. The class has a loyal following of about 30 women, ages 60 to 87.

Tue
02
May

COUPLE “SOLD” ON REALTY CAREER


Tom and Michelle Gifford have recently re-entered the real estate field.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tom and Michelle Gifford have brought their careers full circle.

Tue
25
Apr

“UPS Bill” retiring Popular delivery man signing off


Popular UPS driver Bill Theisen is retiring this week.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Some people are so recognizable that all you need to mention is a single name and everyone knows whom you’re talking about. 

Adele. Gandhi. Oprah. Michelangelo—you get the idea.

Tue
25
Apr

MEET POLICE CHIEF MITCH SEITZ


Elkader’s new police chief Mitch Seitz spent time last week getting to know some of the town’s youngest residents.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Mitch Seitz, who was hired last month as Elkader’s new police chief, is now on the job. Seitz assumed his new duties April 17.

Born in West Union, Seitz currently lives in Postville with his wife, Brittni, and the couple’s nine-year-old son, Carter. The family plans to move to Elkader soon.

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