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Tue
14
Jul

SEASONAL WORK “UDDERLY” GREAT

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Vanilla, Zanzibar, Turtle, Coconut Almond Bliss, Cotton Candy Twist, Strawberry, and Cookie Dough!  These are the flavors of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream you can find six months out of the year at The Burger Barn at the intersection of Bridge Street and Highway 13 in Elkader!  However, they have a varied selection of other flavors from week to week.

Tue
07
Jul

Surprise discovery, Museum displays forgotten photos


The inside of a shop in downtown Elkader is an image included in the “Interiors” exhibit at the Carter House Museum.  

A partially colorized image of an elementary class at St. Joseph’s School is part of the “Interior” exhibit at the Carter House Museum.

Jim Walch (l) and David Williams (r) in front of the “Interiors” exhibit at the Carter House Museum in Elkader.  Walch is a volunteer at the museum and Williams restored the glass plate photos currently on display.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

A surprise discovery at the Carter House Museum in Elkader gives a unique insight into small town life in the 1920s.  A forgotten collection of glass plate photos was found in a cabinet in the museum. The photos show the interiors of local stores and the people who owned them, as well as the customers that frequented them, something that was rather rare for the era.

Tue
07
Jul

WHAT’S NEXT FOR CENTRAL?

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
30
Jun

Flag Essays, Central students share their thoughts

As the school year was winding down in early June, a group of Central fifth graders was honored for their American flag essays. Rose Koehn, daughter of Reid and Katie Koehn, Elkader, was the first place winner followed by Mylee Wingert, Parker Vaughan and Sean Wilwert. 

The essay contest was sponsored by Lembke-Stendel American Legion Post #106. The Register is pleased to share the students’ work.

Rose Koehn

Tue
30
Jun

NEW STORE OPENS TODAY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Rachel Jaster realizes a personal goal today when Garments and Goods opens its Elkader store. 

Tue
23
Jun

Let Them Eat Cake! Interest in art leads to cake design


Nin Glawe shows the steps that go into finishing a cake.

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

Life sometimes takes strange turns. Take Nin Glawe’s life, for instance.

Nin was always interested in art. In high school at MFL, Monona, she took lots of art classes. After high school, she attended Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo to study commercial art. She had visions of moving to Seattle and finding a job using her talent in some form. Maybe graphic arts.

Tue
23
Jun

BOND VOTE IS JUNE 30

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Voters in the communities served by Central Community Schools will go to the polls Tuesday, June 30, to decide the fate of a $6 million bond referendum. If the bond passes, work at the school would begin next year and finish about 36 months later. If voters reject the plan, the school board could be forced to readjust spending priorities.

Tue
16
Jun

Relay for Life Changes in store for upcoming event


Ashlyn Scherf shows some of the “Wish bracelets” she made with assistance from her sisters, Delaney and Blair. Proceeds from the bracelets go to Relay for Life.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Same cause; different format.

Tue
16
Jun

LOCKER HAS NEW OWNERS

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

It closed on Saturday, January 31, 2015, as Edgewood West and reopened on Monday, February 2, as Arlington Locker LLC when Lyndall and Nancy Winter took ownership of the business. They immediately entrusted its management to their daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Bruce Hubbard.  

Tue
09
Jun

Tree Farmer of the Year, Vermont couple put down Iowa roots


Paul and Cathy Marcotte, Elkader, pictured against the backdrop of their tree farm, are the most recent recipients of the Iowa Tree Farmer of the Year honor.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

As dreams go, Paul and Cathy Marcotte had a rather modest one: The couple hoped only to be nominated for Iowa Tree Farmer of the Year.

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