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Tue
24
Mar

A one-man St. Paddy's parade

Dave Miehe, Elkader, has participated in all but one St. Patrick's Day parade - and this year was no different.  He was later joined by his friend Dave Farmer.  The only spectator was Miehe's mother, Vernelda Miehe, which kept the parade well within the current "no more than 10 people" rule for public gatherings.  Dave is pictured tossing candy to his mom. 

Tue
17
Mar

Virus updates on Facebook page

Register will continue to monitor closings and cancellations due to the COVID-19 virus. These will be posted to our Facebook page as soon as they are received. If you have information to share with a wider audience, please send it to ccrnews@alpinecom.net. The Register may be working under limited hours the next two weeks. We encourage our customers to call our office or send an email before stopping by.

Tue
17
Mar

Accident victim Improving

One of three people injured March 8 in a collision between a horse-drawn buggy and a pickup truck was still hospitalized at press time.

Mary Miller, 21, of Edgewood, is at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recovering from surgery. She is also still under observation for other injuries from the accident, according to someone close to the family. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

Mon
16
Mar

Elkader St. Patrick's Day Parade cancelled

Tue
10
Mar

Coach Wiley reviews season


Here are the coaches and players of the 2019-2020 Central girls’ basketball team: Seated, left to right—Delaney Scherf, Maci Kluesner, Nichole White, and Haley Frieden; kneeling, Madison Sylvester, right, and Abby Cummer, left; and standing, left to right—Coach Mark Wiley, Kiera Beck, Danielle Weber, Riley Schroeder, Natalie Schroeder, Hannah Erickson, and Coach Molly Scherf.

Editor’s note: Head Coach Mark Wiley provided the following recap of the girls’basketball season.

Central girls’ basketball team had record-setting season in many ways.The overall record of 21-4 is an impressive feat, but all the time and effort from the players and assistant coaches is why success happened.  This year’s team was led by four seniors—Natalie Schroeder, Riley Schroeder, Danielle Weber, and Hannah Erickson—who were all instrumental to the success of the team. All four were reliable and dedicated individuals that brought great work ethic to practice and resiliency in games. All four players are heavily involved in various extracurricular activities at our school, which is reflective of their character. 

Tue
03
Mar

Central students "rise" to the occasion


Central students CJ Polkinghorn, left, and Tommy Seeland, right, helped RISE staff put the finishing touches on a community rec center that opened earlier this week. Also involved in the project was Hazen Loan, not pictured. The students’ work was part of their STEM BEST class.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central athlete CJ Polkingham was between projects when his mom mentioned that RISE was converting an unused space into a community rec center. The effort sounded like a good fit for his STEM BEST class. So with the permission of his teacher, Ann Gritzner, and with

Tue
25
Feb

Finding fossils at Elkader bank

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

During warm weather months, it's not uncommon to see FreedomBank President Keith Garms walking the perimeter of the building, stopping now and then to point out something to the people accompanying him. What Garms is doing is showing the fossils embedded in the limestone slabs that are part of façade of the Elkader bank.

Tue
25
Feb

Central girls continue to win; record is 21-3

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With last week’s wins against Tripoli and Turkey Valley, the Central girls’ basketball team hit a new milestone: Most wins ever in a single season. The girls record stands at 21-3. They face St. Ansgar Wednesday (February 26); the victor will head to Des Moines for the girls’ state tournament.

Tue
18
Feb

DNR to address possible hunting, trapping changes at public meeting

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff will provide updates on recently completed hunting and trapping seasons, discuss possible changes to rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested.

Locally, the Iowa DNR will be at Decorah City Hall, 400 Clairborne Drive, Decorah, on Feb. 27. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

“We want people to come out, listen to the seasons reviews, ask questions and hear directly from our staff,” said Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau. “Part of the meeting will be devoted to discussing potential rule changes and collecting feedback as we work through the rules process.”

Tue
18
Feb

Clayton County Register editor to retire

Longtime Register editor Pam Reinig is retiring. Reinig, who has led the paper for 10 years, is leaving to focus full-time on ministry. She has been pastor at Illyria Community Church, Elgin, for six years.

Reinig began her journalism career nearly 45 years ago at the Cedar Rapids Gazette where she worked in several capacities including assistant managing editor. After a brief time in marketing, she returned to journalism when she and her husband, Mark, relocated to Northeast Iowa in 2007. She joined the Register in 2009 as an ad salesperson and writer. She was named editor in 2010, after the paper was purchased by Gary Howe.

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