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Wed
27
Jan

GRANT REQUEST APPROVED FOR IMPACT STUDY

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Tue
19
Jan

Sons & Daughters - Central grads are home from Hong Kong


Kirby, Xavier and Ryan Jipp have recently returned from an extended period of living in Hong Kong.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The American novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he famously wrote, “You can’t go home again.” Of course, you can. No matter how far you journey you can always return to the community that helped raise you and to the people who are waiting to hear about your travels.

Tue
19
Jan

IOWA CAUCUS PRIMER


U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

By Chuck Grassley

U.S. Senator

 

Q: Why are the Iowa caucuses so significant?

Tue
12
Jan

County Auditor Update - Safe for now but removal is “looming”


Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag, left, confers with his attorney Peter Riley, Cedar Rapids, during an October meeting called by the Board of Supervisors to review Freitag’s job performance.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance writer

His position is safe for the time being but Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag could still be removed from office if his job performance does not improve significantly in several key areas.

Tue
12
Jan

PARK OFFICIAL PLEADS GUILTY

A retired National Park Service official has pled guilty to removing ancient Native American remains and keeping them hidden in his garage for more than two decades. 

Tue
05
Jan

Trending in 2016 - Coloring books for adults are still hot

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

2016 just might be the year when high-tech meets high-touch, judging from forecasted trends.

Tue
05
Jan

MEYER IS LEAVING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE


Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer is leaving for a position in Dubuque County.

This 60th edition of “Justice For All” was written by Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer. 

It has been my pleasure to serve you as Assistant Clayton County Attorney for the past two years. I am moving to a new position in the Dubuque County Attorney’s Office where I have been hired to prosecute sex crimes. Before I go, I would like to recognize the excellent people of Clayton County in general, and certain specific organizations and people. 

Tue
29
Dec

Looking back - Top local news stories of 2015


One of the top local news stories of 2015 was the first-place finish at the state cross country meet for Coach Mark Bauder and the Central girls’ cross country team. Pictured at left are, front row (l-r), Ciera Deitchler, Desi Weber, Ashley Funk, Ellie Kuehl and Cassie Larson; and back row (l-r), Coach Bauder, Emily Asche, Anna Tuecke, Haley Schroeder and Hannah Kuehl. Also in sports news was another perfect season of regular play for Central’s football team.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

News organizations across the U.S. have already compiled their lists of “top news stories for 2016” and, for the most part, tragedies like terrorist attacks, mass shootings, climate change and Europe’s immigrant crisis top their lists. Much closer to home, however, the news was decidedly more upbeat with a state high school cross-country championship and a successful first-ever Art in the Park event.

Tue
22
Dec

Letters to Santa - All I want for Christmas. . . .


There were many Santa sightings in Elkader throughout the holiday season. One of the most recent was Santa’s visit to FreedomBank, which is where Sadey Arnold, daughter of Trevor and Rachel Arnold, Elkader, found him.

 

For several years, the Register’s holiday tradition has been to share letters to Santa written by young Central students. This year, students in the three combined second/third grade classes participated. Their letters are published here just as we received them. We made no attempt to edit, correct or censor.

We hope you enjoy these letters as much as we did. Many thanks to the students and their teachers for continuing this tradition.

Tue
15
Dec

Family business continues to thrive


Mary Lee Witt helps her customer, Deb Brown, with a matting and framing order. Witt’s Custom Framing and Gallery has been an Elkader business fixture since the late 1800s.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Picture this: In 1895, when Elkader was still a young town with just a handful of retail shops, a well-known cabinetmaker relocated here from Garnavillo. He and his partner built a structure on Main Street, which locals called the Regan and Witt Building after the two men who built it—William E. Witt, the cabinetmaker, and Mr. Regan, his partner. 

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