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Wed
24
Feb

On a Mission - Lee family is serving in Guatemala


Mark and Kelly Lee are pictured with their three children, Christian, Katelyn and Ethan, who is moving to Guatemala with his parents.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though it’s been two years since Pastor Mark Lee left Grace Evangelical Free Church for full-time mission work, his connection to the congregation and the people of Elkader is as strong as ever. In fact, they’re the biggest supporters—spiritually and financially—of his present effort. In just eight days, the people of Grace E-Free and folks from three other Elkader-area churches last year raised $20,000 to help purchase land for a church and school in Guatemala.

Wed
24
Feb

CENTRAL FFA HAS A BUSY YEAR

It’s been a busy year for Central FFA. Three students, Ted Hilgerson, Luke Orr and Andrey Shirbroun, showed their steers at the Iowa State Fair in August with impressive results. Earlier last summer, the Central group joined with the Tri-Star and Ed-Co FFA chapters for a livestock judging contest at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. Central FFA member Tom Shirbroun was the high-scoring senior individual.

Tue
16
Feb

Sons & Daughters Pay-what-you-can cafe dream coming true


Christie Melby-Gibbons, right, and a volunteer add a fresh coat of paint to a new wall in the soon-to-open Tricklebee Cafe.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Once a pint-sized entrepreneur with a string of imaginary businesses, Christie Melby-Gibbons now invests her spirit and time in bricks and mortar efforts to feed the hungry.

Tue
16
Feb

UPDATE ON PATTISON REZONE

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

Tue
09
Feb

Business Spotlight - Despite catastrophe, bridal shop open


Holly Purman, owner of Holly’s Bridal Boutique, Elkader, is pictured in the temporary space she’s occupying while her shop is being renovated.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The old entertainment adage that “the show must go on” applies to weddings as well. If you’re Northeast Iowa’s premiere bridal shop, you can’t close your doors when catastrophe strikes. Brides still depend on you.

Tue
09
Feb

LARRY GIBBS TO RETIRE

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After more than 14 years of serving on the Clayton County Board of Supervisors, Larry Gibbs (D), Garnavillo, has decided that this will be his final term.  “After careful consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors,” Gibbs said.  I feel a deep honor to have had the opportunity to serve the Clayton County taxpayers in this capacity.” 

Wed
03
Feb

Sons & Daughters - Peace Corps volunteer returns home


Central graduate Caitlin Josten, who recently returned from two-plus years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, is shown with one of the young women from the village she lived in.

Caitlin Josten is surrounded by her African students as they celebrate the last day of school.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Bitten by the travel bug in high school, Caitlin Josten satisfied her wanderlust—at least for the time being—in a big way; She spent 27 months in Mozambique, Africa as a Peace Corp volunteer.

Wed
03
Feb

CONTROVERSY IN MARQUETTE

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times

 

Marquette mayor David Schneider, councilwoman Rinda Ferguson, city manager Dean Hilgerson and city attorney Jim Garrett have all resigned following the council’s decision Jan. 19 not to enforce the city’s zoning ordinance, in allowing a property owner at the city’s Timber Ridge subdivision to live in a mobile home on the lot while he constructs a home.

Wed
27
Jan

Sons & Daughters - 7,000-mile trek for deer—and family


Joel Helgerson, a 1995 Central graduate, is currently posted in Kuwait where, as free time allows, he participates in competitive races.

Major Joel Helgerson will return later this year from a deployment in Kuwait. He’ll then relocate to Alaska where he will likely finish his military career.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Some people will travel great distances to go deer hunting in Northeast Iowa. Few, however, can top the trip made by Joel Helgerson, who recently trekked nearly 7,000 miles from his post in Kuwait to his hometown of Elkader just to bag a trophy buck—and see his family and friends, of course.

Wed
27
Jan

GRANT REQUEST APPROVED FOR IMPACT STUDY

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

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