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Tue
04
Aug

GODSON RETIRES

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Duncombe, IA; Vincent, IA; Ogema, WI; Westboro, WI. To many folks, these are unknown specks on the map. Yet, as a Lutheran minister, Jerome Godson has impacted the lives of many folks in these communities and six others: Hudson, Readlyn, Dysart, Strawberry Point, Volga, Elgin, and Elkader (Highland).

Wed
29
Jul

Cold Cases, Woman focused on unsolved murders


Jody Ewing receives dozens of letters about murder cases.

Mike Kilen

Des Moines Register

She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10 years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. An editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders — the kind you see on TV shows. People love that stuff.

Wed
29
Jul

SAYING GOODBYE


In a symbolic passing of the torch, Ruth Hilgerson gives a shepherd’s hook to Jeff Krambeer. Ruth is the outgoing director at Shepherd of the Hills; Jeff is taking her place.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Nobody has to tell Jeff Krambeer that he has big shoes to fill. The Luana man is taking over as director of Shepherd of the Hills (SOH), a position that’s been held for a dozen years by Ruth Hilgerson. Ruth has been the agency’s leader since 2003 and during that time the petite wife, mother and grandmother has earned a larger-than-life reputation as a tireless crusader for people in need.

Tue
21
Jul

Africa bound, Project creating international ties

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though nearly a dozen people were hard at work in St. Joseph’s Hall on a recent Wednesday afternoon, the only sounds breaking the silence were the soft whirr of two sewing machines and the gentle hiss of a steam iron. The group—three adults and a handful of youth—were intently (and quietly) focused on their tasks: ironing, cutting and stitching together fabric to make drawstring bags for youngsters living 8,000 miles away in eastern Africa.

Tue
21
Jul

COMMITTEE NEEDS MEMBERS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

When the sun sets next Sunday on the final event of Sweet Corn Days, members of the planning committee will breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they’ve done their best to make Elkader’s annual festival a memorable event.

Tue
14
Jul

Stone structures, Group documents historic buildings


Four of the 250 historic stone buildings in Clayton County can be found along this segment of South River Park Drive in Guttenberg.

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

Tue
14
Jul

SEASONAL WORK “UDDERLY” GREAT

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Vanilla, Zanzibar, Turtle, Coconut Almond Bliss, Cotton Candy Twist, Strawberry, and Cookie Dough!  These are the flavors of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream you can find six months out of the year at The Burger Barn at the intersection of Bridge Street and Highway 13 in Elkader!  However, they have a varied selection of other flavors from week to week.

Tue
07
Jul

Surprise discovery, Museum displays forgotten photos


The inside of a shop in downtown Elkader is an image included in the “Interiors” exhibit at the Carter House Museum.  

A partially colorized image of an elementary class at St. Joseph’s School is part of the “Interior” exhibit at the Carter House Museum.

Jim Walch (l) and David Williams (r) in front of the “Interiors” exhibit at the Carter House Museum in Elkader.  Walch is a volunteer at the museum and Williams restored the glass plate photos currently on display.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

A surprise discovery at the Carter House Museum in Elkader gives a unique insight into small town life in the 1920s.  A forgotten collection of glass plate photos was found in a cabinet in the museum. The photos show the interiors of local stores and the people who owned them, as well as the customers that frequented them, something that was rather rare for the era.

Tue
07
Jul

WHAT’S NEXT FOR CENTRAL?

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
30
Jun

Flag Essays, Central students share their thoughts

As the school year was winding down in early June, a group of Central fifth graders was honored for their American flag essays. Rose Koehn, daughter of Reid and Katie Koehn, Elkader, was the first place winner followed by Mylee Wingert, Parker Vaughan and Sean Wilwert. 

The essay contest was sponsored by Lembke-Stendel American Legion Post #106. The Register is pleased to share the students’ work.

Rose Koehn

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