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Tue
27
Feb

SPECIAL COLLECTION RESULTS ARE IN

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The results from a special deer collection authorized last month by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are in and there’s good news for Clayton County: No signs of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) were found in the 90 samples submitted for testing. Allamakee County did not fare as well: One sample collected there tested positive for CWD; another sample is going through a second round of testing after coming back “suspected positive.” 

Tue
20
Feb

New Central principal - Always hoped to relocate in Elkader


Central’s newly hired high school and middle school principal Aaron Reinhart and his wife, Brittney, had their engagement photos taken in Elkader in 2015.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Central’s next high school/middle school principal and his wife fell in love with Elkader long before he interviewed for a job here.

Aaron Reinhart, a Jesup native, and his wife, Brittney, had their engagement photos taken in Elkader in October 2015.

Tue
20
Feb

GAME ON! HAUBER STARTS BUSINESS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tony Hauber embodies that old adage “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.”

Tue
13
Feb

Vets, staff donate to new facility


Kristin Oberbroeckling (far left) and Ryan Oberbroeckling (far right) receive a donation for the new Swine and Sheep Complex from veterinarians Michelle Christianson and Ryan Royer.

The veterinarians and staff at Elkader and Strawberry Point Veterinary Clinic have donated $5,000 to the new Swine and Sheep Complex at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. 

“We view this as an investment in the youth of this county and to their futures in agriculture and as productive citizens,” said Ryan Royer DVM, co-owner of the clinics. 

Tue
13
Feb

Conservation board lists priorities for trails

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Trail development was on the minds of the Elkader City Council members who recently asked two people closely connected with trails to share their priorities.

Tue
30
Jan

Public Meeting - Residents share thoughts on hotel


This is a drawing of what a proposed hotel in Elkader might look like. The facility would have 36-40 rooms, an indoor pool and a museum.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Area residents packed the Elkader Opera House last Monday night to hear about a proposed hotel for the town and to share their opinions on the project.

Tue
23
Jan

School renovation project - Central graduate awarded contract


Central student Mackenzie Vlazny looks over some of the items from the media center that are being offered to students, faculty and staff at no charge.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A contractor with a special connection to Central Schools in Elkader will be managing the renovations there.

Tue
23
Jan

CCH OWNERSHIP IS CHANGING

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Community Hospital, Elkader, will soon have a new owner.

A letter of intent has been signed that enables Mercy Health Network (MHN), Dubuque, to acquire the hospital. The official change of ownership is set for July 1, 2018.

Tue
16
Jan

A belated holiday present - Vietnamese students send greetings


Central student Haley Frieden puts the final touches on a holiday card she completed before the winter break. Local students sent cards to schools in Ohio, Spain and Vietnam.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

When Central 7th graders returned to the classroom after the winter break, they found a belated Christmas greeting waiting from them. The students had received a stack of holiday cards from a group of Vietnamese students. The greetings were sent in response to cards the Central group sent to halfway around the world in mid-December.

Tue
09
Jan

A bright idea - Switch to LED lights=big savings


Moser Pharmacy, Elkader, recently transitioned to LED lights, which will result in an annual energy savings of nearly $10,000.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Moser Pharmacy in downtown Elkader is one of only a few local businesses that has taken a shine to LED lighting—though others are sure to follow when they hear Jay and Kay Moser’s story.

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