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Tue
31
Mar

Three area groups receive Aureon grants


Clayton County Conservation Board was one of three area groups receiving a recent Aureon Charity Grant. Pictured are, left to right: Bill Meyer, Aureon; Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation; and Sara Hertrampf, Alpine Communications.

Mar-Mac Police Department received $1,500.00 to purchase new portable radios for the officers.

 

Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to area non-profit organizations in Northeast Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities.

Tue
31
Mar

Zapfs say "good-bye" after 37 years


Joni and Mike Zapf are retiring after owning and operating their Elkader business for nearly 40 years.

By Pam Reinig

For the first time in nearly four decades, Mike and Joni Zapf’s daily to-do list is a blank slate. There’s no mention of writing out employee work schedules, contacting vendors, checking inventory, stocking shelves, or anything else related to the operation of their Elkader gas station and convenience store. And that’s because as of today the Zapfs are officially retired. After 37 years, the Littleport couple doesn’t have a schedule that hinges on the day-to-day demands of running an established and popular business.

Tue
24
Mar

Schools close, businesses restrict hours

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Last week,  Chelsea Armstrong confronted a challenge that few restaurateurs anticipated: She had to close her restaurant to dine-in customers.

“I saw it coming when the state Illinois closed its bars and restaurants,” she said. “We immediately started making plans for take-out and delivery. ”She wasn’t alone in her efforts. All of Elkader’s restaurants put strategies in place after Governor Kim    Reynolds banned gatherings of more than 10 people in one area. All are offering take-out; many have added curbside delivery and delivery with a limited radius. Treats on Bridge Street has even cordoned off a parking place for customers to use as they dash in for their orders.

Tue
24
Mar

Dine Local; Here's who's open in Elkader

Deb’s Brewtopia (563) 880-5666
Elkader Pizzeria (563) 245-2800
Fast Trak (563) 245-2852
Fennellys’ Irish Pub (563) 245-3663
General Store and More (563) 245-1799
Johnson’s Restaurant & Reception Hall (563) 245-2371
Pedretti’s Bakery (563) 245-1280
Pronto Market (563) 245-1176
Schera’s Restaurant and Bar (563) 245-1992
Subway (563) 245-2722
Treats on Bridge Street Bistro (563) 245-2242
TD’s Sports Bar and Grill (563) 245-2541
The Store (563) 245-2787
Wilke’s (563) 245-2413
Call in to place orders for pick-up or delivery (at some locations)! Check websites or social media for more details on hours, specials, and added services.

Tue
24
Mar

A one-man St. Paddy's parade

Dave Miehe, Elkader, has participated in all but one St. Patrick's Day parade - and this year was no different.  He was later joined by his friend Dave Farmer.  The only spectator was Miehe's mother, Vernelda Miehe, which kept the parade well within the current "no more than 10 people" rule for public gatherings.  Dave is pictured tossing candy to his mom. 

Tue
17
Mar

Virus updates on Facebook page

Register will continue to monitor closings and cancellations due to the COVID-19 virus. These will be posted to our Facebook page as soon as they are received. If you have information to share with a wider audience, please send it to ccrnews@alpinecom.net. The Register may be working under limited hours the next two weeks. We encourage our customers to call our office or send an email before stopping by.

Tue
17
Mar

Accident victim Improving

One of three people injured March 8 in a collision between a horse-drawn buggy and a pickup truck was still hospitalized at press time.

Mary Miller, 21, of Edgewood, is at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recovering from surgery. She is also still under observation for other injuries from the accident, according to someone close to the family. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

Mon
16
Mar

Elkader St. Patrick's Day Parade cancelled

Tue
10
Mar

Coach Wiley reviews season


Here are the coaches and players of the 2019-2020 Central girls’ basketball team: Seated, left to right—Delaney Scherf, Maci Kluesner, Nichole White, and Haley Frieden; kneeling, Madison Sylvester, right, and Abby Cummer, left; and standing, left to right—Coach Mark Wiley, Kiera Beck, Danielle Weber, Riley Schroeder, Natalie Schroeder, Hannah Erickson, and Coach Molly Scherf.

Editor’s note: Head Coach Mark Wiley provided the following recap of the girls’basketball season.

Central girls’ basketball team had record-setting season in many ways.The overall record of 21-4 is an impressive feat, but all the time and effort from the players and assistant coaches is why success happened.  This year’s team was led by four seniors—Natalie Schroeder, Riley Schroeder, Danielle Weber, and Hannah Erickson—who were all instrumental to the success of the team. All four were reliable and dedicated individuals that brought great work ethic to practice and resiliency in games. All four players are heavily involved in various extracurricular activities at our school, which is reflective of their character. 

Tue
03
Mar

Central students "rise" to the occasion


Central students CJ Polkinghorn, left, and Tommy Seeland, right, helped RISE staff put the finishing touches on a community rec center that opened earlier this week. Also involved in the project was Hazen Loan, not pictured. The students’ work was part of their STEM BEST class.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central athlete CJ Polkingham was between projects when his mom mentioned that RISE was converting an unused space into a community rec center. The effort sounded like a good fit for his STEM BEST class. So with the permission of his teacher, Ann Gritzner, and with

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