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Tue
01
May

BEER GARDEN AT SWEET CORN DAYS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Plans are underway for a beer garden at Sweet Corn Days.

The Elkader City council last Monday green-lighted a request from event co-organizers Caleb and Danielle Shea to pursue plans to sell beer in a fenced-in area in Founders Park. 

Tue
24
Apr

Central renovation is on schedule


This photo, taken last week, shows the steel frames for the celing in the commons/kitchen area.

Taken a few weeks ago, this photo shows workers removing the old ceiling and columns in the 1930s building.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

T

he academic year might be winding down but construction is gearing up at Central Community Schools where crews are well into a $6 million renovation project.

Tue
17
Apr

Fungi farming: Couple add shiitakes to their harvest


OWLS participants Lori Ambrose and Vicki Carolan apply hot wax over the spawn that has been inserted in holes all over the log. The wax keeps the spawn in and seals the log to prevent the log from drying out before the mushrooms begin to grow.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

F

ungus spawn, a few logs, and plenty of patience—that’s all Natasha Hegmann and Pete Kerns needed to start growing shiitake mushrooms in their timber near Elkport.

Tue
10
Apr

MAJOR GIFT TO CENTRAL HOSPITAL

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
10
Apr

Ishman Jewelry Store closing after nearly 60 years


Joanne Ishman completes a sale at her Main Street-Elkader shop Ishman Jewelry. The business will soon close after nearly 60 years.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
03
Apr

Random acts of kindness - Students take note of positive actions

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Call it a case of life imitating art.

After seeing the movie “Wonder” and listening to their homeroom teacher read the book it’s based on, Central 4th and 5th graders started writing notes about classmates doing nice things.

Tue
03
Apr

SERVICE TO ELKADER ENDS; GAMM RETIRES


Elkader Mayor Josh Pope presents an aerial photo of the town to outgoing Public Works Director Jerry Gamm.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After more than two decades with the City of Elkader, Public Works Director Jerry Gamm retired last Friday.  Gamm joined the department in 1994 and became its head around 2002.  During that time, Gamm and his co-workers have been involved with everything from filling potholes on city streets to fighting numerous floods and cleaning up the aftermath.

Tue
27
Mar

EMS Crisis - Recruitment, retention are big issues

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The critical shortage of emergency medical responders in rural Iowa hasn’t impacted Clayton County—but that could happen if changes to staffing, training and budgeting aren’t made.

Tue
27
Mar

ROHAN RETURNS TO ELKADER

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Despite the threat of an impending snowstorm, about 180 members of the American Legion and guests from all over Northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin packed Johnson’s Reception Hall May 23 to hear National Commander Denise Rohan speak about her goals. Rohan, who was born in McGregor and grew up in Elkader, was elected as the first female Commander of the American Legion last August at the Legion’s National Convention in Reno, Nevada.

Tue
20
Mar

Central greenhouse - Cultivating an interest in gardening


Food Corps Service Member Katie Lower and Central student Brittnee Pash tend to plants in the Central greenhouse. Students have grown lettuce and tomatoes for the school’s salad bar.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Thanks to a growing interest in gardening and the availability of a greenhouse, Central students have been able to stock the school salad bar with leaf lettuce and cherry tomatoes during the winter months.

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