When asked what’s kept him going for 50 years, Eddie Nelson said it’s a sense of responsibility to the community. (Photo by Willis Patenaude)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register “Wow! I got old. Has it really been 50 years? It doesn’t seem like that long. It seems like it was just yesterday,” Eddie Nelson said, reflecting on the last 50 years of dedicated service as a bus driver at Central School.  It’s... + continue reading

Motor Mill volunteer Chris Schoen and C. J. Moyna employee Andy Koehn admire a turbine removed from sediment in Motor Mill basement. (Photo by Larry Stone)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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By Larry Stone, Special to the Times-Register Visitors to Motor Mill, southeast of Elkader along the Turkey River, this fall will get a whole new perspective on the 150-year-old landmark. For the first time in a century, you can look into the cavernous basement to see the massive stone footings... + continue reading

Work on the U.S. Highway 18 Bridge connecting Marquette and Prairie du Chien will not be completed this year as originally expected. 2020 construction will wrap up in early October, then continue for three months in 2021, starting in late March/early April. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Contractor will likely need three months in 2021 to finish By Audrey Posten, Times-Register Work on the U.S. Highway 18 Bridge connecting Marquette and Prairie du Chien will not be completed this year as originally expected. According to Ralph Liegel with Jewell Associates Engineers, Inc., the... + continue reading

The Elkader Council was recently provided with mock-ups of the Keystone Bridge project, and learned about project changes, including added safety features, design elements and cost.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register The Elkader City Council met on Sept. 14 to discuss several issues, including an update on the Keystone Bridge project, while Main Street Elkader brought two items before the group: decorative streetlights down Main Street and the upcoming Art in the Alley event... + continue reading

From left, Sister Laetitia and Sister Agnes Marie departing for India in 1927. Sister Agnes Marie was one of the first four members of the Medical Mission Sisters, a religious order created to provide health care for disenfranchised people. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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By Caroline Rosacker Many people across the United States admire the work ethic of Midwesterners. Growing up as a member of a large farm family in rural Iowa required hands-on hard work. Everyone needed to pitch in to keep food on the table, clothes on backs and a safe roof overhead. People took... + continue reading

A youth participant holds a tagged monarch butterfly ready for flight during Osborne Nature Center's monarch tag and release event on Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy of Toni Boardman)
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By Caroline Rosacker The monarch butterfly, biologically known as Danaus Plexippus, is a milkweed butterfly. The butterfly's beauty has earned it status as "King of Butterflies," acquiring the name “monarch."  In recent years this delicate beauty has been in danger... + continue reading

Many of Pikes Peak’s 11.5 miles of trails have received extensive improvements in the past two years, including the Deer Ridge Trail shown here. To make the trail safer, workers chopped off roots and used tools to shave out the trail where it was leaning, making it flat. (Submitted photos)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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By Audrey Posten, Times-Register In his 22 years as manager at Pikes Peak State Park, Matt Tschirgi has realized the importance of trails to the park located just south of McGregor. “What a lot of people come here to do is hike on our trails,” he said. That’s been especially... + continue reading
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By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register As school recommences, all the best efforts are made to return to normal, including maintaining school traditions like homecoming.  For Central, this year comes with a Hawaiian beach theme for the dance, a speech via Zoom and a truncated schedule of events... + continue reading

When asked what’s kept him going for 50 years, Eddie Nelson said it’s a sense of responsibility to the community. (Photo by Willis Patenaude)

Motor Mill volunteer Chris Schoen and C. J. Moyna employee Andy Koehn admire a turbine removed from sediment in Motor Mill basement. (Photo by Larry Stone)

Work on the U.S. Highway 18 Bridge connecting Marquette and Prairie du Chien will not be completed this year as originally expected. 2020 construction will wrap up in early October, then continue for three months in 2021, starting in late March/early April. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The Elkader Council was recently provided with mock-ups of the Keystone Bridge project, and learned about project changes, including added safety features, design elements and cost.

From left, Sister Laetitia and Sister Agnes Marie departing for India in 1927. Sister Agnes Marie was one of the first four members of the Medical Mission Sisters, a religious order created to provide health care for disenfranchised people. (Photo submitted)

A youth participant holds a tagged monarch butterfly ready for flight during Osborne Nature Center's monarch tag and release event on Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy of Toni Boardman)

Many of Pikes Peak’s 11.5 miles of trails have received extensive improvements in the past two years, including the Deer Ridge Trail shown here. To make the trail safer, workers chopped off roots and used tools to shave out the trail where it was leaning, making it flat. (Submitted photos)

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