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Tue
23
Mar

Going Places. Here at Home: Matt Henkes


Matt Henkes

This is one in a series of articles highlighting the latest generation of innovators making a difference in our communities.

 


 

Tue
23
Mar

New art studio, The Collective, looks to enhance Elkader community


Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members recently welcomed some of the individuals who have joined together to form The Collective. The group includes professional artists and small business owners who value the arts in northeast Iowa. Pictured (front, left to right) are Helen Rowell, Teri Ann Marting, chamber board member Chelsea Hanson; (back) chamber board member Ryan Burke, Pamela Hiatt, Rabecca Jayne Hennessey, chamber board member Amanda Schneider, Jillian Webb Herrmann and chamber board member Kevin Lau. (Submitted photo)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
23
Mar

'Help Desk' features relatable customer service experiences


The MFL MarMac Middle School play, “Help Desk,” will be presented in the high school auditorium in Monona at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27. It will also be livestreamed Friday night. Cast members include (front, left to right) Karish Kluth, Mariah Moser, Cora Keehner, Morgan Jacobson, Jerica Wille, Audrey Ruff, Josh Schirholz, Isabella Torkelson; (back) Maria Stavroplus, Addison Buchheit, Emma Koether, Scott Campbell, Mackenzie Bachman, Mattie Hallberg, Aleyah Griffith, Hailey Bouzek, Mel Crook, Kiarra Young, Bayleigh Wood, Savannah Whiteaker and Samantha Bickerton. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Hailey Bouzek (left) is one of around 20 students involved in the production. One of her roles is Dani, a customer service manager who has to fire an employee played by Emma Koether (right). “You have the crazy customers in a few of the scenes, or you have the crazy help desk person who’s not useful at all. Each one has their own personality and way of responding to the phone calls,” said director Michelle Hontz.

Kiarra Young will play the character Marcus, who calls into the help desk about holey socks. It’s one of 12 different customer service scenarios portrayed in “Help Desk.”

Scott Campbell plays Vinny, who works for a package delivery company. He described the play as "funny and weird at the same time, which is what I enjoy. I’ve definitely grown more confident because I usually don’t do goofy stuff like this.”

MFL MarMac Middle School play is March 26 and 27

 

Tue
23
Mar

Central offers morning pick-me-up with Central Perk coffee shop


Junior Brayden Finley mans the counter of Central Perk, the school’s very own student-run coffee shop which opened on Feb. 26 as a result of a project that started in the Clayton County BEST class. The shop offers a variety of products ranging from hot coffee, hot tea and hot chocolate to iced lattes and smoothies.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Thu
18
Mar

David P. Edwards

David Paul Edwards, 79, of Midlothian, Va., died Monday, March 15, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family. David was born in Mason City on June 13, 1941 and grew up in Elkader. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the USAF, earning the rank of chief master sergeant. He proudly served his country for 27 years. After retiring from the Air Force, he earned a degree in criminal justice from Indiana University. He enjoyed the next 14 years as a background investigator for Defense Investigative Services. David was a true patriot and was dedicated to God, his country and his family.

Tue
16
Mar

Highlighting Inspiring Women: She fights for others


Ruby Koeller

Throughout March, which is Women’s History Month, the North Iowa Times-Clayton County Register is again publishing a series of articles highlighting local women. Whether it’s through their careers, hobbies, volunteer efforts or unique personalities, these women have become an inspiration to others.

Tue
16
Mar

Motor Mill Trail grand opening is March 20


The public is welcome to join Clayton County Conservation for the grand opening of the Motor Mill Trail this Saturday, March 20. The celebration, which will commence at 9 a.m. in the Motor Mill Campground, will recognize the neighbors along the route as well as the partners who provided strategic planning, promotion and financial support for the Motor Mill Trail project. (Submitted photo)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
16
Mar

McGregor’s brick streets listed on National Register of Historic Places


The brick portions of McGregor’s A and First streets, adjacent to Triangle Park, have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the McGregor Commercial Historic District. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

The distinguishable bricked sections date back to 1916, and are the last exposed brick pavers of a large-scale commercial paving project that spanned the entire length of Main Street.

Historian Jan Full, who wrote a nomination amendment to expand the bricks into the commercial historic district boundaries, said brick paver streets have not been much appreciated since modern paving and automobiles came to dominate transportation. “That made it very easy to lay asphalt over brick pavers as a part of street improvement projects. As such, good intact brick streets are becoming more rare nationwide every year,” she shared. “Communities like McGregor are fortunate to have recognized their brick streets for their beauty and historic character while they still had a few.”

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
16
Mar

Going Places. Here at Home: Ketaki Poyekar Hauber


Ketaki Poyekar Hauber

This is one in a series of articles highlighting the latest generation of innovators making a difference in our communities.

 

Tue
16
Mar

Elkader Council sets date for special election, debates text messaging service

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

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