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Tue
29
May

New season at Carter House


WWII at Carter House These WWII uniforms, worn by Elkader residents Bob Buckner and Marge Costigan during their military service, are part of a new Carter House Museum display titled “World War II and the Home Front.” See story an additional photos on page 3.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
29
May

Elkader Swimming Pool Opens June 1; improvements made


Elkader’s Municipal Pool has been a favorite way to beat the heat for decades. The pool season begins June 1.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
22
May

June 5 primary - Six Republicans are on the ballot

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Six Republican candidates for the Clayton County Board of Supervisors are vying for a chance to advance to November’s general election. Joining them on the final ballot will be Democrat contenders Richard Dinan and Joleen Jansen. Since two candidates from each party will advance, Dinan and Jansen will automatically be placed on the November ballot along with the primary’s two top Republican vote-getters.

Tue
15
May

Dennler is Central’s valedictorian


Ariel Dennler is the top graduate for Central’s Class of 2018. She will speak at the commencement service Sunday at 2.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Thu
10
May

ELKADER WELCOMES NEW OFFICER


Elkader police officer Tyler Bazyn enjoys a light-hearted moment with Central elementary students.

Tyler Bazyn

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

Thu
10
May

Central principal retires this year


Central high school principal and athletic director Dan Yanda is retiring this year after nearly 40 years in education.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

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

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

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.

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