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Tue
23
Jan

School renovation project - Central graduate awarded contract


Central student Mackenzie Vlazny looks over some of the items from the media center that are being offered to students, faculty and staff at no charge.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A contractor with a special connection to Central Schools in Elkader will be managing the renovations there.

Tue
23
Jan

CCH OWNERSHIP IS CHANGING

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Community Hospital, Elkader, will soon have a new owner.

A letter of intent has been signed that enables Mercy Health Network (MHN), Dubuque, to acquire the hospital. The official change of ownership is set for July 1, 2018.

Tue
16
Jan

A belated holiday present - Vietnamese students send greetings


Central student Haley Frieden puts the final touches on a holiday card she completed before the winter break. Local students sent cards to schools in Ohio, Spain and Vietnam.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

When Central 7th graders returned to the classroom after the winter break, they found a belated Christmas greeting waiting from them. The students had received a stack of holiday cards from a group of Vietnamese students. The greetings were sent in response to cards the Central group sent to halfway around the world in mid-December.

Tue
09
Jan

A bright idea - Switch to LED lights=big savings


Moser Pharmacy, Elkader, recently transitioned to LED lights, which will result in an annual energy savings of nearly $10,000.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Moser Pharmacy in downtown Elkader is one of only a few local businesses that has taken a shine to LED lighting—though others are sure to follow when they hear Jay and Kay Moser’s story.

Tue
09
Jan

TRENKAMP TALKS SCHOOL CLOSINGS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Though frigid temperatures and blustery winds last week caused school cancellations and delays across much of Northeast Iowa, classes went on as scheduled at Central Community Schools, Elkader.

Tue
02
Jan

Art on the Byways: Artwork approved for Founders Park


Cara Briggs Farmer, a Marion, Iowa-based artist, has created a sculpture that will be placed this summer in Founders Park.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
26
Dec

Area students charged in “sexting” investigation

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is urging parents to monitor their children’s electronic communications after students at three Northeast Iowa schools were charged in separate incidents.
It’s important to know what your children are looking at and what kind of content they have on their phones and other devices,” said Sheriff Marty Fisher. “It’s also important to communicate with your children so that they understand the consequences of these actions and that this kind of behavior is against the law and they can be criminally charged for such actions.”
Over the last two weeks the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has conducted three separate investigations involving students from North Fayette Valley High School, North Fayette Middle School and Starmont High School. The focus of the investigation was sexting between students. Law enforcement officials’ were notified of the incidents by parents and school officials.

Tue
19
Dec

Recycling of Christmas lights encouraged


Joleen Jansen, program director for the Clayton County Energy District, places a recycling box at the Clayton County Register, one of several drop-off spots for recycling strings of Christmas lights.

The Clayton County Clean Energy District is encouraging residents to recycle their old, broken, or unwanted holiday lights and switch to a higher efficiency LED brand. LED (light emitting diode) lights look and act just like incandescent bulbs but use 90 percent less energy. Energy efficiency is one of the main draws for LED bulbs, as well as their substantially longer lifespan. LED Christmas light manufacturers boast 75,000 hour lifespans. In addition, LED lights are more durable. They don’t have a filament so they don’t burn out. Neither fo they require fuses. 

Tue
19
Dec

Junior Achievement programs coming to Central Schools


Sara Hertrampf, Sales and Marketing Manager at Alpine Communications, displays the Junior Achievement materials she will use in an upcoming presentation.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Schools will soon launch Junior Achievement programming, thanks to social media and a casual conversation with a family member.

Tue
12
Dec

Garments and Goods - Popular shop has new location

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Christmas came early for the employees and customers of a popular downtown Elkader retail shop. 

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