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Tue
18
Apr

New ordinance for off-road

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance that allows off-road utility vehicles to operate on county gravel roads, except level C roadways.  A person can also operate a vehicle on a paved county road only so far as to reach a permissable county gravel road. The ordinance does not apply to all-terrain vehicles.

Tue
18
Apr

Gift of sight - Donation benefits Algerian resident


Jeff Werger, who died last June, lived in Garnavillo with his daughter, Jayda, and wife, Jessica. Jeff was an organ donor; one of his corneas went to an Algerian citizen.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Nearly 5,000 miles from Elkader in the North African sovereign state of Algeria lives someone with a unique connection to Northeast Iowa. All that is known about the person is this: He or she has received a priceless gift from a Clayton County husband and father. It was a gift the man had hoped to delay giving for several years but was nonetheless prepared to offer when the time came.

Tue
11
Apr

Volga is first in county to have junior firefighters


Members of the Volga Junior Firefighters are, from left: Joe Whittle, William Christeleit, Cole Deitchler, Jon Whittle, and Tom Whittle

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

 

Many little boys play firemen, mimicking their grandfathers, dads, and uncles who are “real-life” firefighters. . .true heroes who do not hesitate to put themselves in danger to save the lives of others. The Volga Community Fire Department (VCFD) has made it possible for local teenagers to get an early start in following their heroes’ footsteps.

Tue
11
Apr

Firefighters save two from sinking truck


An exhausted Caleb Shea stands on shore while Robby Wemark secures a boat used in last week’s rescue. Both are members of Elkader’s all-volunteer Fire Department.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

T

he heroic actions of area law enforcement and local rescue personnel last week saved the lives of two Northeast Iowans.

Wed
05
Apr

Human trafficking - Growing problem in rural Iowa

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Wed
05
Apr

NO NEW CWD CASES IN CLAYTON COUNTY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
28
Mar

Scott brothers - Hard work is their fountain of youth


Frederick Scott, left, and his older brother Alvin, both of Strawberry Point, remain active despite passing the age of 90, several years ago.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
28
Mar

STUDENT PROJECT IS “SEW” ORIGINAL

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The only thing more challenging than Sadie Richter’s recent reading assignment is the project she chose to show what she’d learned from reading the book.

Tue
21
Mar

Caterpillar Closing - 75 jobs will be lost by the end of year


Things were quiet at Caterpillar last Friday. The plant closed suddenly Thursday after announcing to employees that a permanent shutdown would come by the end of the year. The plat re-opened Monday and is expected to remain open until December.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It’s only March but many area residents are already wondering what life will be like in December when one of area’s most visible employers closes its doors.

Tue
21
Mar

Council Discusses Hotel Proposal

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Elkader City Council last Monday discussed a proposal from an Algerian resident that could mean a new hotel for the town.

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