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Tue
10
May

Display at Carter House - Students share Civil War project


Levi Tuecke and Ashley Funk do a peer review of another student’s Civil War project.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central students will take a short road trip this week in order to share their work in a special setting. The students, all sophomores, will set up display boards Thursday at the Carter House Museum that will feature their research on the Civil War. The Carter House, built by pioneer brothers Ernest and Henry Carter, was completed about a decade before war broke out.

Tue
10
May

MEET THE CANDIDATES


Elizabeth Jaster

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

In the weeks leading up to the June 7 primaries, the Register will publish of the candidates in contested races. This week, our profile looks at the two Democrats entered in the Clayton County Auditor’s race. One of the two women—either Jennifer Garms or Elizabeth Jaster—will face Republican Deborah Scott, who will be profiled after the primary election.

Tue
03
May

Students Get “Reality Check” Learning about real-life challengesv

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
03
May

TAX REBATE FOR LOCAL COMPANY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Elkader City Council last week approved a resolution that will help a local company expand its labor force. Mobile Track Solutions will receive a 24 percent property tax rebate over 10 years (equal to $240,628), as part of a local match to the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s High Quality Jobs program. MTS plans to add 30 new jobs and invest more than $5.1 million in a new facility in Elkader.

Tue
26
Apr

Best Birthday Ever! - Veteran receives Quilt of Valor


Frank Phippen (left), commander of Lemka-Stendel American Legion Post 106, presents Ken Dettbarn, Elkader, with a Quilt of Valor. The presentation was part of Dettbarn’s recent 50th birthday celebration.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A Northeast Iowa man celebrated a recent milestone with a special surprise: During a family dinner for his 50th birthday, he was presented a Quilt of Valor honoring his military service.

Linda Dettbarn arranged the surprise for her husband, Ken. Though the Elkader couple’s entire family knew about the presentation, they managed to keep it a secret.

Tue
26
Apr

Parents’ group scores grant

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A local project has hit a homerun with the Minnesota Twins baseball organization. The Minneapolis-based major league ball club recently awarded the Elkader Funds for Fields Committee a $9,780 grant for a project to reconstruct the town’s baseball fields.

Tue
19
Apr

Welcome, Pastor Susan - Northeast Iowa a lot like home


Assisted by Elaine Diers, right, Pastor Susan Friedrich serves communion at Bethany Lutheran Church.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

Tue
19
Apr

Beware of scams, schemes

By Marvin Duff

Elkader Police Chief

 

Spring, the season of growth and renewal, has come again to Iowa.  However, for those who take advantage of others using the Internet, mail and phone, it’s always open season.  Over the next few weeks I’ll share typical scams reported to the Police Department and ways to avoid being victimized.

Tue
19
Apr

John Koresh

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. John was born on April 4, 1948, to John and Arlene (Stagman) Koresh in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1967.

John worked for 3M in Prairie du Chien for 34 years. He retired in 2002. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and watching westerns. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Tue
12
Apr

Finally. . .time to pursue another passion


Retired physician Ken Zichal now has more time to devote to his hobby: building model tanks.

By Pat McTaggert

Freelance Writer

 

After practicing medicine for almost 40 years at the Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Dr. Ken Zichal has finally hung up his stethoscope.  His retirement will give him more time to pursue another passion besides medicine—building model tanks.

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