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Tue
12
May

SAFARI TIME!

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With the last day of school quickly approaching, parent’s, grandparents, care providers and others might be wondering how they will keep youngsters entertained all summer. The folks at the Turkey River Recreational Corridor (TRRC) along with a long list of sponsors have a suggestion—actually 20 suggestions. TRRC is offering its third annual self-paced outdoor adventure that encourages families to explore different stops along the Turkey River in Clayton and Fayette counties.

Wed
06
May

Music and Monarchs Festival is a time to listen and learn


Derek Stone, Ankeny, gets up close and personal with a monarch butterfly.

Clayton Ridge students recently planted butterfly milkweed and common milkweed, which provide a habitat for monarchs.

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

Wed
06
May

A JOB WELL DONE


Members of the Elkader Fire Department position a railing at a new fishing pier and observation deck.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader firefighters last week put the finishing touches on a project that will expand fishing opportunities in the area. 

Tue
28
Apr

A Tree-mendous Idea, Central students plant an orchard


Central students Alexis Krugger, Carly Kluesner, Lane Orr and Dan McGreal spread mulch around a newly planted tree.

Lane Orr dumps mulch under the watchful eyes of classmates Levi Miller, Maggie Osterhaus, Karleigh Thorson, Shannon Farmer and Sean Wilwert.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Cool temperatures and brisk winds couldn’t dampen the spirits of Central students last week as they planted more than a dozen trees on the playground adjacent to the school. 

Tue
28
Apr

MEET MUSICIAN SOPHIA LANDIS


Elkader native Sophia Landis is pursuing her dream of a music career.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Music has been in Sophia Landis’ life for as long as she can remember. The 24 year-old Elkader native began piano lessons at the age of three.

“We had group lessons after pre-school,” she said.  “I seemed to pick it up pretty quick.”

Tue
21
Apr

What’s cookin’? Three area cooks find creative outlets


Marjorie Finley, far right, teaches a cooking class attended by Madonna Hosch, Alice Reimer and Florence Gifford. She also writes an entertaining and informative food blog.

Jane Augustyn, Picket Fence Cafe in Guttenberg, is renowned for her pies.

Jeramey Burns, owner of Old School Catering, St. Olaf, gets ready to fire up his grill as he begins work on a catering order. He is one of several area people who are finding creative ways to use their cooking talents.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Three area cooks—Marjorie Finley, Jane Augustyn and Jeramy Burns—have found distinctive and different ways to express their culinary creativity.

Tue
21
Apr

Deputy Leaving

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

There will soon be a new deputy sheriff in town.

Clayton County Deputy Sheriff Michael Aschinger has resigned his position effective April 25.  He and his family, which includes his wife, April, and their children Autumn, 5, Bria, 3, and James, 1, are moving to Utah. Aschinger will continue his law enforcement career there.

Wed
15
Apr

School start date. New law: No classes before August 23

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The school start date debate is over.

Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill Friday afternoon setting August 23 as the earliest date that school can start in Iowa. Branstad described the bill as a compromise that will resolve the issue for the long term.

Wed
15
Apr

MEET FATHER ALBERT HOCK

 

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

 

When I was first asked to do a story on Pastor Albert L. Hock, I thought it would be a fun and easy story to do. On a notepad I wrote inane questions like “when did you become a pastor? Where? Name some of the places to which you’ve been assigned. What was the funniest incident you can recall as a preacher?”

Tue
07
Apr

Art in the Park Festival planning is underway


Showing their bling are Art in the Park organizers. Kris Grover, Kate Chandler, Jillian Herrmann and Leslie Gibbons.

Art in the Park planning committee members are, from left: Kris Grover, Kate Chandler, Leslie Gibbons, Jillian Herrmann and Shannon Durbin.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Five local artists have been working since last August on something they hope will become a signature event for Elkader. The women are planning an “Art in the Park” weekend August 22 and 23 in Founders Park. 

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