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Tue
06
Mar

Central Schools Students make impressive gains in reading


As they read sentences together, Avery Fette and Zoe Armstrong place red chips on any digraphs they encounter. A digraph is a combination of letters that represent a single sound like the “ph” in telephone.

Central second graders give a “thumbs up” when a pair of words rhymes and a “thumbs down” when the pair doesn’t rhyme.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

C

entral’s youngest students are snapping and tapping their way to stronger reading skills using a multi-sensory program that helps them make connections between sounds and words. 

Tue
06
Mar

IOWA IS TOPS IN THE NATION

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Iowa made national headlines last week after securing the top spot on the “Best States” rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine called Iowa the “best in the nation when it comes to infrastructure, healthcare, opportunity and education.” Last year, Iowa placed sixth.

Tue
27
Feb

Central Community Hospital - General surgery is now available

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Area residents requiring certain surgeries no longer have to travel distances to have their procedures done. 

Tue
27
Feb

SPECIAL COLLECTION RESULTS ARE IN

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The results from a special deer collection authorized last month by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are in and there’s good news for Clayton County: No signs of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) were found in the 90 samples submitted for testing. Allamakee County did not fare as well: One sample collected there tested positive for CWD; another sample is going through a second round of testing after coming back “suspected positive.” 

Tue
20
Feb

New Central principal - Always hoped to relocate in Elkader


Central’s newly hired high school and middle school principal Aaron Reinhart and his wife, Brittney, had their engagement photos taken in Elkader in 2015.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Central’s next high school/middle school principal and his wife fell in love with Elkader long before he interviewed for a job here.

Aaron Reinhart, a Jesup native, and his wife, Brittney, had their engagement photos taken in Elkader in October 2015.

Tue
20
Feb

GAME ON! HAUBER STARTS BUSINESS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tony Hauber embodies that old adage “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.”

Tue
13
Feb

Vets, staff donate to new facility


Kristin Oberbroeckling (far left) and Ryan Oberbroeckling (far right) receive a donation for the new Swine and Sheep Complex from veterinarians Michelle Christianson and Ryan Royer.

The veterinarians and staff at Elkader and Strawberry Point Veterinary Clinic have donated $5,000 to the new Swine and Sheep Complex at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. 

“We view this as an investment in the youth of this county and to their futures in agriculture and as productive citizens,” said Ryan Royer DVM, co-owner of the clinics. 

Tue
13
Feb

Conservation board lists priorities for trails

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Trail development was on the minds of the Elkader City Council members who recently asked two people closely connected with trails to share their priorities.

Tue
30
Jan

Public Meeting - Residents share thoughts on hotel


This is a drawing of what a proposed hotel in Elkader might look like. The facility would have 36-40 rooms, an indoor pool and a museum.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Area residents packed the Elkader Opera House last Monday night to hear about a proposed hotel for the town and to share their opinions on the project.

Tue
23
Jan

School renovation project - Central graduate awarded contract


Central student Mackenzie Vlazny looks over some of the items from the media center that are being offered to students, faculty and staff at no charge.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A contractor with a special connection to Central Schools in Elkader will be managing the renovations there.

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