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Wed
04
Feb

Town is Convenient, Inspiring


Artist and author Arthur Geisert is shown with is copper press in his newly renovated studio and living space in Elkader.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Elkader’s newest resident is an award-winning artist and writer with a unique claim to fame.

 “I can read one of my books in four languages, simultaneously,” says Arthur Geisert, a mischievous smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. “No other author in the world can say that.”

Wed
04
Feb

Stunning Transformation


Greg Anderson renovated the former Elkader Dry Cleaners for artist- Arthur Geisert.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

One of the most stunning transformations of a downtown property is a building not included in Elkader’s façade restoration project.

The former Elkader Dry Cleaners, located at 116 North Main Street, was painstakingly restored over the course of several months. New owner Arthur Geisert hired local contractor Greg Anderson, owner of Anderson Construction Company, to do the work.

Wed
28
Jan

Elkader still leads county in sales


A recent Iowa State University study puts Elkader at the top of the list for total taxable sales, well ahead of surrounding communities.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

According to an Iowa State University study, Elkader remains the retail mecca of Clayton County. That comes as little surprise to established business owners or newcomers like Dawn Medberry, owner of JEM Salon and Spa.

Wed
28
Jan

Central updates under discussion

 

 

By Pat McTaggart

 

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
21
Jan

7 ways to tell a story


Nathan Fitzgerald, Luke Orr, Laren Lenth and Keaton Lane look at the Titanic “artifacts” created by Kayla Kramer.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

 

 A group of Central students last week showed just how creative they could get when told to select a research topic and then use seven genre, 1,500 words and 10 sources to explain it. 

Wed
21
Jan

Luana plant expanding

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
21
Jan

Businesses, volunteers honored


Dave Brown and Forest Brown (not pictured), of Brown’s Sales & Leasing, accepted Business of the Year honors Monday night at the Elkader Annual Community banquet.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Three men with a shared vision for a whitewater course in Elkader Monday night were honored for their volunteer efforts in making that vision a reality. 

Wed
14
Jan

New 9th hour getting high marks

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Wed
14
Jan

Delay or Cancel?

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Sub-zero temps, high winds and snow last week caused school delays and cancellations across the state, including Elkader where Central Schools had two late starts and one cancellation.

Tue
06
Jan

Gnagy retires after 42 years


John Gnagy has retired after more than 40 years practicing law in Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

 

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