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Tue
06
Oct

Good-bye, Dr. Zichal, Physician hanging up stethoscope


Dr. Ken Zichal and Amy Amsden, an LPN at Medical Associations Clinic share a moment prior to Dr. Zichal’s last day at the clinic.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though long-time Elkader physician Ken Zichal has retired after practicing medicine for nearly 40 years, he has no intention of slowing down.

“Oh, I have quite a list of things to accomplish,” he said, flashing the easy grin that has endeared him to a long list of patients. “Pretty sure I’ll manage to stay busy.”

Tue
06
Oct

BOARD WANTS ANSWERS FROM COUNTY AUDITOR

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Clayton County Supervisors Monday took an unprecedented step to address significant issues in the county auditor’s office. They voted unanimously to formally serve County Auditor Dennis Freitag with list of issues that he must respond to at a meeting scheduled October 26 at 2 p.m. He will be placed under oath and his responses transcribed by a court reporter.

Tue
29
Sep

The Making of Shrek, Behind-the-scenes magic aplenty

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It’s not easy being green. Just ask Jonathon Moser who plays Shrek in the eponymous musical opening Friday at the Elkader Opera House. It takes about an hour to transform the McGregor chiropractor and Opera House stage regular into the loveable neon-colored ogre. But that’s nothing compared to the two hours it took makeup and set design wizard Cary Kann to complete the first-ever transformation.

Tue
29
Sep

HOSPITAL RAISING FUNDS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A fund drive is underway to purchase a new CAT scanner for Central Community Hospital (CCH). A new machine costs $200,00; more than $104,000 has already been raised.

Tue
15
Sep

Big Spring Appreciation Day Celebrating Conservation Efforts

By Gary Siegwarth

Tue
15
Sep

School board gets three new members

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

There will be three new faces at Central School Board meetings beginning, Monday, September 21st. 

Tue
08
Sep

First Impressions Survey. Elkader gets high marks from visitors


Deb Stroschein, Copper Frog

Kathy Josten, Bridge Street Boutique & Gift

Janet Pries, Willow Creek

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

You never get a second chance to make a first impression—and apparently Elkader’s downtown merchants don’t need one. 

According to the results of a recent survey, rolling out the welcome mat is just business as usual for shop owners and businesses located here.

Tue
08
Sep

HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Harvey Sollberger has hit another high note in a storied career as a flutist, composer and conductor. The Strawberry Point resident was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association. Given sparingly and thoughtfully since it was established in 1991, the award honors fruitful and distinguished careers like Harvey’s.

Tue
01
Sep

Meet the Candidates. 4 vying for school board seats

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, September 8, to elect Central school board members. Four candidates are running for three seats. They are NiCole Dennler, Kristin Fitzgerald, Suzy Hilgerson and Michael Whittle. There are three vacancies; Fitzgerald is running for re-election; Todd Lenth and Joleen Jansen chose not to run again.

Tue
25
Aug

Standards-Based Grading, Numbers replace letters in two classes


Central High School is testing a new grading method this year. Freshmen students will receive numbers instead of letter grades in two classes.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Central High School is joining a nationwide movement that’s redefining how student performance is evaluated. 

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